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How to Heal in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 screenshot
Image: PlayStation/Arrowhead Game Studios

Knowing how to heal in Helldivers 2 is literally the difference between life and death – and so here’s everything you need to know.

We’ve got good news: if you’re wondering how to heal in Helldivers 2, it’s as simple as pressing one button. The ‘up’ button on your d-pad, in fact. Doing so will see your character use a stim – an injection that’ll instantly replenish your health. Phew. Just what you need in the heat of the moment and when you’ve got alien threats on your butt.

You can hold up to four stims at any one time, but starting a mission early on in the game will only grant you two. Depending what sort of mission you’re on – and how well you do – can mean that those two stims don’t go very far. You’re probably going to need more. Thankfully, by calling in a resupply stratagem will grant you more.

To call in a stratagem, press LB/L1. Look up at the top-left corner of your screen, and dial in the combination of the Resupply crate. These combinations are a series of arrows, which you need to replicate on your d-pad. For Resupply, you’ll need to press down, down, up then right. Then, use RT/R2 to throw your stratagem and choose where it will land. You’ll need to wait – usually around 10 seconds – for it to be sent down to the surface.

If you’re playing alone, you’ll have plenty of supplies in your resupply crate; enough to refill your health stims a couple of times. If you’re playing with others, you’ll need to share – but it also means everyone else can call in a stratagem too.

That’s all you need to know: to heal in Helldivers, press up on your d-pad to use a stim. And to get more stims, dial in a Resupply stratagem. You might also find some more out in the wild, but we wouldn’t recommend counting on it.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.