All New Ship Upgrades in Helldivers 2 “Democratic Detonation”

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It’s always nice to see a selection of new armaments and upgrades available in your favorite game. In Helldivers 2, this means we can more easily stop the Automatons and Terminids. Here are the all-new ship upgrades in the Helldivers 2 “Democratic Detonation” update!

Every New Ship Upgrade in Democratic Detonation

Following the “Democratic Detonation” update, Helldivers 2 features six new ship upgrades and an additional Premium Warbond. Inside the Warbond, you’ll find new armor, emotes, capes, plenty of Super Credits, and highly coveted weaponry.

Helldivers 2 New Ship Upgrades
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But for now, let’s focus on the ship upgrades. They include:

  • Superior Packing Methodology — Picking up a resupply box fills support weapons with the maximum amount of carriable ammunition.
  • Atmospheric Monitoring — Your Orbital HE barrage spread is reduced by a total of 15%.
  • XXL Weapons Bay — All Eagle Stratagems drop an additional bomb.
  • Enhanced Combustion — Any fire damage caused by Stratagems is increased by 25%.
  • Circuit Expansion — All lightning arcs fired from weapons or turrets jump to an additional enemy.
  • Blast Absorption — Sentries endure 50% less damage from explosions.

Which Ship Upgrade to Unlock First

With six brand-new ship upgrades to choose from, all requiring quite a few resources to unlock, you’ll likely have to pick and choose to start. We recommend taking one of these three first:

  • Super Packing Methodology
  • Atmospheric Monitoring
  • XXL Weapons Bay

The ability to restock more ammunition after a long engagement cannot be understated; it’s so useful, especially against the endless stream of Terminids. As for Atmospheric Monitoring, who doesn’t want to endure far fewer instances of teamkilling? Lastly, XXL Weapons Bay offers a lot more bang for your buck, bringing justice to the frontier planets!

Before you return to the frontlines, why not learn more about the recent Catalog Expansion controversy in Helldivers 2?