Helldivers 2 Strain Culling Guide, Kill 3 Chargers

Helldivers 2 will have you do a lot of challenging activities, and Strain Culling is one of them, which requires you to Kill 3 Chargers in the game. Chargers are big Terminid creatures heavily protected by armor. In this guide, we will discuss how you can find and Kill 3 chargers to complete Helldivers 2 Strain Culling.

How to Find Chargers in Helldivers 2

In order to find chargers in Helldivers 2, you will need to have medium difficulty, which can be unlocked after Trivial and Easy. Once you have medium difficulty unlocked, Chargers will be readily available on different missions. You will come across at least one Charger during medium-difficulty missions, and sometimes, they will also spawn in groups. And if you are feeling a bit more ambitious, you can also try “Challenging difficulty,” which can also net you better loot apart from finding Chargers on a regular basis.

As mentioned before, you need to kill 3 of these armored dudes if you want to complete Strain Culling. Since Chargers can be scary, it’s natural to find some tips to defeat them. Let’s discuss how you can defeat a charger easily in Helldivers 2.

How to Defeat a Charger in Helldivers 2

There are a few strategies you can use to defeat a charger. First is the explosive strategy. It requires you to use your explosive Stratagems or grenades. All you need to do is find a rock that you can use as a cover and move around it. Once the Charger follows you, quickly move in the opposite direction and use the explosive damage to reveal more of its weak spots. You can target the weak spots directly, or you can keep using the explosive grenades until it dies. Be careful, though, as Chargers can sometimes break the rocks you are using as cover, so move cautiously. And if a Charger has small minions with it, run away and deal with them first as they can distract and create a lot of trouble for you.

For the second strategy, you will need to be brave a little. As the name implies, Chargers will charge towards you to attack often. You should definitely dodge the charge as it can easily kill you in one hit. Luckily these charge attacks aren’t that hard to dodge. You should keep running sideways and press the dodge button at the right time. Sometimes, you won’t even need to press dodge and simple sideways running would suffice. Once you dodge the charge attack, it will expose its weak point at the tail which you can easily shoot. Rinse and repeat and the Charger will be down in no time. You can also choose to use explosives here to reveal more weak points but just make sure that you keep dodging the charged attacks.

Strain Culling – Charger Kills not Counting

Players have been experiencing a strange bug where they have reported that their Charger kills are not being registered or counted by the game, rendering them unable to complete Strange Culling. If your Charger kills are not being registered on Medium difficulty, you should try Challenging difficulty as it can resolve the issue. The issue seems to be related to servers and you might want to try it after some time. Logging out and logging back in can also help solve this issue. If you are playing as a group, try to do this solo and vice versa.

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