What are Supply Lines Connecting Planets in Helldivers 2 and How to Use Them

Helldivers 2 new supply lines Umlaut sector

Supply Lines are a long-awaited mechanic in Helldivers 2, so this article will explain what they are and how to use them. 

The gist of Helldivers 2 revolves around conquering and defending various planets. The Galactic War is constantly shifting. Sectors are changing hands, planets can be under heavy attack that requires the full attention of all Helldivers, which in turn leaves other parts of the galaxy vulnerable to counterattack, and so on. There is never a dull moment in Helldivers 2. But, not every planet can be attacked at any point. There is a mechanic that deals with that, called Supply Lines. Read on to see how to use those Supply Lines in Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2: How to Use Supply Lines

You can only attack planets that you can draw a supply line to. In simpler terms, you can only attack planets that are connected to planets under Super Earth’s control. Usually, if a liberated planet is right next to a planet under Terminid/Automaton control, you can draw a supply line to it and therefore you can fight on it.

In Patch 1.000.400 Supply Lines have been officially added to the game.

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To extend Super Earth’s Supply Lines, Helldivers have to fully liberate planets in the sector. If you want another way to know how to reach other planets in more detail, there is a fan-made Galactic Map tracker. On the upper right corner of the map screen, there are options for different overlays and filters. Among them is an option to display Supply Lines and that way you can see which planets are connected.

What Are Supply Lines in Helldivers 2

Supply Lines are a term used in Helldivers 2 that represents the connection between planets. You can only fight on planets that can trace a “supply line” to a liberated planet. Usually, that means that there is a liberated planet next to it, from where Helldivers can stage an attack.

If a connection between planets is somehow severed (for example, by losing a planet that gives you gives you access to other planets in the sector, like Ubanea being the only way to reach Tibit), the now-unavailable planets will start to rapidly lose their Liberation percentage, until the connection is re-established. 

Helldivers 2 new supply lines Draco Sector
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That’s how the Major Order to liberate Tibit during the first stages of Swift Dissasebly was lost. Helldivers focused on Maleveon Creek, instead of protecting Ubanea, and time ran out before Tibit could be reached.

With the recent drops in player count, the supply lines are in jeopardy more than ever.


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