Helldivers 2 Gamers Outraged by Lazy Warbond Experience

The latest Helldivers 2 warbond isn’t going all that great, at least for some gamers who’ve taken their pessimism to social media to express outrage over it’s “lazininess.”

The angry Reddit post, found here, describes the latest warbond as a frustrating disappointment. Here’s the gist of it:

  • Missed Opportunity: The poster is upset because, despite a fire and explosives theme, the new armor sets lack any fire resistance. This feels like a major oversight.
  • Desired Solution: They believe each armor set within a Warbond (Light, Medium, Heavy) should share a thematically relevant passive. Alternatively, they’d like the option to customize armor passives.
  • Mounting Frustration: The poster is particularly irked because Helldivers 2 recently received updates that make fire damage more prevalent and dangerous. The Warbond seemed like the perfect opportunity to provide countermeasures.
  • Downvotes Don’t Change Reality: Despite being downvoted, the poster stands by their belief that fire resistance is a logical (and needed) fit for this Warbond’s theme. They point to the Warbond’s promotional material and in-game changes to support their view.

Essentially, the poster feels like the developers dropped the ball by not including a crucial feature that would have made the Warbond more enjoyable and tactically relevant.

Of course, not everyone agrees, as bullet point four highlights with the “downvotes don’t change reality.”

But the upvotes tell another story which puts on display just how many people share the original post’s sentiments.

“With all the buffs to fire damage, I was actually sure they would drop some fire resistance somewhere in this warbond…,” reads one of the top comments. “Whats weird is that the first and second premium warbonds all had a theme for each of the three armor sets,” adds a second comment. “First warbond had servo-assisted and second had the insulated one. Third warbond has all three different bonuses for some reason.”

Arrowhead Game Studios has said nothing in response to the Reddit bashing.

In case you’re wondering, the latest warbond features new weapons, grenades, and armor. Here’s a list we compiled:


  • CB-9 Exploding Crossbow: Launches bolts that explode after a slight delay.
  • GP-31 Grenade Pistol: Shoots powerful grenades over a short distance.


  • G123 Thermite Grenade: Sticky incendiary grenade.
  • Quasar Cannon: Orbital laser cannon with a powerful blast (New ship module upgrade)
  • Orbital Rail Cannon: High-powered orbital projectile cannon (New ship module upgrade)


  • CE-07 Demolition Specialist Light Armor: Focused on explosives and ordnance.
  • CE-27 Ground Breaker Medium Armor: (This should have Engineering Kit passive, not Servo-Assisted. Devs are working on a fix!)
  • CE-45 ‘Firefighter’ Heavy Armor: A visually distinct firefighter-themed armor set.

Boosters (Perks)

  • Expert Extraction Pilot: Reduces the time it takes for the extraction shuttle to arrive.


  • Various helmets, capes, and other cosmetic items

Important Notes:

  • These items are spread across a free track and the premium Warbond track.
  • There was a bug with the CE-27 Ground Breaker Medium Armor, which had the wrong passive. This is being addressed by the developers.