Helldivers 2 Players Have Annihilated the Automaton Faction

Players have completed a Major Order calling for the faction's destruction, though a new threat could be waiting in the wings.

Posted By | On 08th, Apr. 2024

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Two months after the launch of Helldivers 2, one of its enemy factions, the Automatons, has been wiped out. Arrowhead Game Studios issued a new Major Order, “Swift Disassembly” two weeks ago to destroy the entire faction, and players have seemingly succeeded. This is despite the Automatons deploying new walker-like Factory Striders and gunships.

While this is cause for celebration, especially since the Terminids are also “contained,” it could mean the arrival of the mysterious faction randomly firing blue lasers on some planets. Datamining suggest it’s the Illuminate, a faction from the first game with highly advanced technology, including powerful weapons.

With the new Premium Warbond out on April 11th, perhaps we’ll see them step out of the shadows. Stay tuned for more details. Helldivers 2 is available for PS5 and PC. Check out our review for the base game here. TD Cowen analyst Doug Creutz estimates over eight million copies were sold in the first five weeks of its release.


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