Helldivers 2 Devs Set To Add Arctic-Themed Polar Patriots Warbond In May


Helldivers 2’s next Warbond is coming May 9, and we’ve got all the details below. Over on the PlayStation Blog, developer Arrowhead Game Studios revealed the upcoming guns, secondary utilities, and cosmetics that’ll be added to the game this month, and fans of winter-based aesthetics will not be disappointed.

The new guns include the AR-61 Tenderizer, a high-damage assault rifle with a small magazine; the slow-but-impactful SMG-72 Pummeler; and the PLAS-101 Purifier, which appears to be some sort of charge-up energy rifle. The new secondary weapons are an interesting mix too: the G-13 Incendiary Impact, which is an explosive grenade that bathes the area in white phosphorus; the high-damage pistol the P-113 Verdict; and Motivational Shocks, which electrifies your allies, curing them of slowing status effects like bug vomit.

The armor cosmetics this time around are stark and simple, with limited color palettes. They include the CW-36 Winter Warrior, the CW-22 Kodiak, and the CW-4 Arctic Ranger. As their names imply, these armor sets look like they’re very much designed for winter wear, and they have a certain resemblance to the cold-assault Stormtroopers from the battle of Hoth, if only in silhouette. Polar Patriots also includes new emotes and three new capes, including the Dissident’s Nightmare, the Pinions of Everlasting Glory, and the Order of the Venerated Ballot.

In other Helldivers 2 news, Arrowhead recently nerfed some of the game’s best weapons in an update, including the LAS-99 Quasar Cannon, the Sickle, and the Guard Dog stratagem. It also buffed several of the game’s lesser-used weapons, including the default assault rifle, the AR-19 Liberator.