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What are Scout Striders in Helldivers 2

A powerful foe.

Helldivers 2 continues to take the gaming world by storm and as more players jump in on the action, more questions arise regarding the challenges they’ll have to conquer. Among these are the dreaded Scout Striders.

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Scout Striders are one of the enemies that Helldivers 2 players will need to deal with, and you’ve probably already heard their name uttered. But what exactly are they? And how can they be beaten?

Here’s everything that you need to know about Scout Striders and how you can make short work of them during your adventures in Helldivers 2.

Scout Striders in Helldivers 2, explained

Scout Striders Helldivers 2
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Scout Striders are the name of the bipedal mechs that you face during your adventures in Helldivers 2. They are a part of the Automaton faction, and new enemies fresh to the game. These mechs look just like the AT-STs from Star Wars, so you might have heard them referred to as that by other players. The big difference between these two is that, unlike AT-STs, the back of this vehicle leaves its pilot vulnerable.

This machinery can be an extremely tough fight as you won’t be able to take out the enemy unless you get behind. From the front enemies are completely protected by the vehicle, but the back is exposed. Simply make your way to the back and you can take down the enemy with ease using normal weaponry.

With this advice, you shouldn’t have any trouble identifying and eliminating these mechs when you encounter them on the battlefield. 

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