How to kill Scout Striders in Helldivers 2

Aryan Singh
Scout Strider from Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 features an impressive range of enemy types, from alien bugs to terrifying bots. Among the various automated enemies you’ll come across are Scout Striders, who can be tricky to take down. With this in mind, here’s how to kill Scout Striders in Helldivers 2.


At the heart of Helldivers 2 are explosive weapons and terrifying enemies, and the game delivers in spades in both departments. Players can make use of a variety of weapons ranging from heavy machine guns to the powerful Railgun. As for enemy types, the co-op shooter has no shortage of bizarre bugs and relentless robots to throw your way.

You’ll also need to defeat specific enemy types to complete challenges, with an example being Scout Striders. These tall and tanky bots can be hard to take down if you’re not aware of their weaknesses.

Here’s how to kill Scout Striders in Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2: How to kill Scout Striders

Scout Strider enemies in Helldivers 2
Scout Striders can be easily dealt with using the Railgun.

The best way to kill a Scout Strider in Helldivers 2 is by getting behind it and taking out the robot trooper piloting it. The pilot can be defeated easily and with basically any weapon.

Alternatively, you can also try to blow up the slow-moving robot using weapons like the Railgun and Autocannon. Scout Striders are also vulnerable to powerful stratagems like the Orbital Laser or the Eagle 500kg bomb.

It’s important to remember that there’s no use in attacking Scout Striders with regular weapons from the front as they are bulletproof. If you choose to go guns blazing in front of these tanky bots, you’ll likely suffer a ton of damage from their rapid turrets.

Helldivers 2: Scout Striders locations

To take on a swarm of Scout Striders in Helldivers 2, you’ll need to select planets that are controlled by automatons. Make sure to bump up the difficulty to medium and beyond to increase the chances of them spawning.

That was everything on Scout Striders in Helldivers 2. For more on the game, check out our other guides:

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About The Author

Aryan is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in sports and racing games, including EA Sports FC, NBA 2K, and Forza. He's also a big fan of massive RPGs such as Starfield, Elden Ring, and Cyberpunk. Aryan has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and previously wrote for sports websites Pride of London, Sportsmanor, LWOF, and Thick Accent. You can contact him at [email protected].