What Are Electronic Countermeasures in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 screenshot of the Missions screen and Electronic Countermeasures

There is a type of debuff on some Automaton planets that got players frustrated. Read on to learn what are Electronic Countermeasures in Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2 is a massively popular squad-based shooter, developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by Sony. It combines war satire with engaging gameplay, and it seems that is what the gaming community wanted all along. Millions of copies have been sold during the first week of the release, and that number increases daily. You and your squadmates deploy planets infested by either bug-like Terminids or robotic Automatons. Furthermore, each planet can have some modifiers (usually bad ones) that affect any mission taking place there. These range from seemingly harmless environmental effects (like Dense Fog) to more serious debuffs. The topic of today’s article is a frustrating debuff called Electronic Countermeasures. So, let’s see what are Electronic Countermeasures in Helldivers 2.

What Is the Electronic Countermeasures Effect in Helldivers 2

Electronic Countermeasures is an Operation Modifiers Effect in Helldivers 2 that scrambles your Stratagems. Namely, when deployed on a mission that has the Electronic Countermeasures Effect, any Stratagem that you call will be randomly selected among those that you have chosen for this mission. For example, if you have selected a single Support Weapon and three orbitals, chances are that calling that Support Weapon will result in a lot of explosions and Accidentals. Note that Resupply and Reinforce Stratagems seem to be unaffected by this.

Bear in mind that Operation Modifiers start appearing from Hard difficulty and higher. Moreover, Electronic Countermeasures can only be found on Automaton planets (Terminids are not famous for being tech-savvy).

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  • BECOME A LEGEND – You will be assembled into squads of up to four Helldivers and assigned strategic missions. Watch each other’s back – friendly fire is an unfortunate certainty of war, but victory without teamwork is impossible.
  • LOADOUTS – Rain down freedom from above, sneak through enemy territory, or grit your teeth and charge head-first into the jaws of combat. How you deliver liberty is your choice; you’ll have access to a wide array of explosive firepower, life-saving armour and battle-changing stratagems… the jewel in every Helldiver’s arsenal.
  • REQUISITION – Super Earth recognises your hard work with valuable Requisition. Use it to access different rewards that benefit you, your squad, your destroyer ship and our overall war effort.
  • THREATS – Everything on every planet wants you dead. That’s what we’re dealing with. Each enemy has distinct and unpredictable characteristics, tactics, and behaviour – but they all fight ferociously and without fear or morality.

Tips for Handling Electronic Countermeasures

The best tip we can give you is to carefully choose the Stratagems before deploying. If the planet is under the effects of Electronic Countermeasures, we suggest that you take only a single “type” of Stratagems. That is to say, pick either only Support Weapons or only Orbital/Eagle strikes, etc. That way, whatever Stratagem you call will be something you expect. Have one Helldiver be designated for orbitals, the second for Weapons and other support items, the third one for Turrets, and so on.

For more Helldivers 2 tips check out Best Loadouts, How to Find and Kill Hunters, and How to Find and Kill Devastators.


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