New Level 4 Ship Modules Added to Helldivers 2, Here’s How to Get Them and What They Do

Helldivers 2 screenshot of a Autocannon Sentry

We all love unlocking new Ship Modules, but if you have maxed out already, there is nothing much you can do with your Samples. Thankfully, new Level 4 Ship upgrades have been added to Helldivers 2, so read on to see how to get them and what they do.

In Helldivers 2, you collect Samples during missions that you use to unlock Ship Modules. But, a lot of players have already unlocked all of them, and are sitting on a bunch of Samples, also maxed out. But, the Arrowhead dev team was aware of that and on April 11, along with the Democratic Detonation Warbond, they added more Ship upgrades, one for each subcategory. Let’s see how to get them and what they are.

How to Get Level 4 Ship Modules in Helldivers 2

To get the new Ship Modules, you have to unlock them in the usual way. On your Ship Management terminal, navigate to the Ship Modules tab, and there you will see that each subcategory has received a fourth upgrade. Naturally, you have to have the Level 3 Module unlocked so you can unlock the fourth one.

Cost of Level 4 Ship Modules in Helldivers 2

They all cost 150 Common, 150 Rare, 15 or 20 Super Uranium Samples, and 20.000 or 25.000 Requisition.

Helldivers 2: Level 4 Ship Modules Effects

Ship Module upgrades affect your Stratagems. Divided into six subcategories, each mostly deals with a certain “type” of Stratagems, like Sentries, Orbitals, or Support Weapons. Here is what each Level 4 upgrade does in Helldivers 2.

Superior Packing Methodology

Helldivers 2 screenshot of the new Level 4 Ship upgarde Superior Packing Methodology
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This upgrade is in the first subsection, Patriotic Administration Center. Superior Packing Methodology grants the benefit of every resupply box granting you the maximum number of Support Weapon clips. This is extremely useful for the fans of Spear or the Recoilless Rifle since every resupply box gave them only two rockets back. Now, a single box will give you the maximum amount of ammo.

Atmospheric Monitoring

Helldivers 2 screenshot of the new Level 4 Ship upgrade Atmospheric Monitoring
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Atmospheric Monitoring is in the second subsection, Orbital Cannons. This upgrade reduces the spread of your Orbital HE Barrages by 15%, both 380m and 120mm. Orbital HE Barrages are a favorite when it comes to clearing large bases, but their “area-of-effect” can be too big on some occasions, with a lot of blats missing completely. This upgrade will reduce the general area of effect, concentrating the blats and giving you more control over your Barrages.

XXL Weapons Bay

Helldivers 2 screenshot of the new Level 4 Ship upgrade XXL Weapons Bay
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The Level 4 upgrade in the Hanger subsection, XXL Weapons Bay adds one more bomb to all Eagle strikes that drop multiple bombs. That is basically every Eagle Satratagem except the 500kg Bomb. With the high popularity of the standard Eagle Airstrike, this upgrade will be highly sought-after.

Enhanced Combustion

Helldivers 2 screenshot of the new Level 4 Ship upgrade Enhanced Combustion
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Located in the Bridge subsection, Enhanced Combustion increases the Fire damage from your stratagems. Incendiary Mines, Flame Thrower, and Eagle Napalm Strike are all affected. Maybe a little niche, but with the general improvements in flame damage, this upgrade can be quite beneficial for some builds, especially against Terminids.

Circuit Expansion

Helldivers 2 screenshot of the new Level 4 Ship upgrade Circuit Expansion
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Circuit Expansion adds one more “jump” to your Arc damage Stratagems, making those lightning strikes jump onto one additional enemy. You can find it in the Engineering Bay. This upgrade only affects Arc Throwers and Tesla Towers (for now) but in the right hands and squad composition, it can be devastating.

Blast Absorption

Helldivers 2 Blast Absorption
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The last upgrade, found in the Robotics Bay, Blast Absorption reduces the explosive damage taken by your Sentries (and Tesla Tower) by 50%. Since fully upgraded Sentries can take a beating and easily deal with direct attackers, the majority of them only get destroyed by explosions (both intentional and accidental). Halving that damage will increase their lifespan, especially against Automatons (Terminids are lacking in the explosions department for now).

For more on HD2, check out Best Items in Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation Warbond, What Makes Cyberstan Important to Helldivers 2 Players, and When Can You Unlock Catalog Expansion.


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