Helldivers 2: What is the Current Major Order and Reward – Planet Defense

Helldivers 2 screenshot of the Galactic War table

Major Orders are the main “narrative” of Helldivers 2, so read on to see what is the current Major Order and what is the reward if we are successful.

Helldivers 2 is a cooperative sci-fi shooter, developed by Arrowhead Game Studios. You and up to three of your squad members embark on dangerous operations, each of you choosing your own Weapons, Armor, Stratagems, and Boosters. The game itself does not have a campaign as you might expect. Rather, it has a global narrative, represented in Major Orders.

Major Orders usually call for invasions of certain sectors or planets, or their defense. The trick with Major Orders is that all Helldivers contribute to it. It is not something that an individual can achieve (you have Personal Orders for that). Rather it has a time limit and all Helldivers are called to action. The success or failure is felt by all Helldivers across the globe. We all win (and get rewarded), or we all lose. With all that out of the way, let’s see what is the current Major Order in Helldivers 2 and what is the reward.

What is the Current Major Order in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 image of the defend 10 planets Major Roder
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The current Major Order in Helldivers 2 is to succeed in 10 Defensive Campaigns. After halting the Automaton advance and the successful harvesting of 2 billion Terminids, an all-out attack from all sides has begun.

The Automatons staged a second offensive, after being wiped out from the Galactic map. They have occupied the Valdis sector, and are threatening to take the Lacaille and Andromeda sectors. With the defensive Maneket Line established, and a counter-attack rebuffed, Super Earth needed to refill its E-710 supplies. Once that has been done, both Terminids and Automatons have launched a counter-offensive.

How to Defend Planets

To defend planets and progress the Major Order, simply play any mission that has the “Defend” tag. They are on both the Terminid and the Automaton fronts. These are Defense campaigns so we have to accumulate more points than the enemy before the 24-hour timer expires.

Helldivers 2 image of the defense mission planets on the Automaton front
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To contribute to the overall defense score of the planet, you have to complete operations on it. The more operations and missions you complete, the greater your contribution to the score will be. We are unsure how the enemy’s progress actually works (that is all up to Joel), but it is safe to assume that it is constantly increasing. When the 24-hour timer expires, whoever has accumulated more points is the victor.

Helldivers 2 image of the defense mission planets on the Terminid front
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You have around five days to complete this order. That is somewhere around the end of April 24.

Helldivers 2: What is the Reward For Current Major Order

The rewards for Major Orders are usually Medals or Requisition, and the current Major Order is no different. The reward for defending at least five planets is 50 Medals. A new Warbond released on April 11 so this is a great way to stockpile some Medals for new unlockables.

For more HD2 articles, be sure to check out the List of Best and Funniest Quotes, Is There PvP in Helldivers 2, and Best Shotguns Tier List.

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