How to Unlock All Difficulty Levels in Helldivers 2

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Helldivers 2 offers players with many difficulty levels to bring some twist to the gameplay experience.

Helldivers 2 is a third-person shooter developed by Arrowhead Games Studios and released under the banner of Sony Entertainment. The game is currently available on PlayStation 5 and PC.

A direct sequel to 2015’s top-down shooter Helldivers, the game brings many new changes while carrying the heart of its predecessor. Helldivers 2 has a unique difficulty unlock requirement for each mission. If you want to unlock all difficulty levels in Helldivers 2, here’s a quick rundown for you.

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How to Unlock All Difficulty Levels

There are nine difficulty levels in Helldivers 2, which might seem like a lot for many players. But Helldivers 2 puts in an interesting challenge for players to unlock all the difficulty levels to complete different challenges or earn a trophy.

Helldivers 2 Unlock All Difficulty Levels
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You must complete the mission on the previous difficulty to unlock the next difficulty level. To put it in simpler terms, the default difficulty is Trivial, so to unlock the next difficulty, which is Easy, you must complete the mission on Trivial difficulty. This continuous process continues up to the last difficulty level. Here’s an overview of how to unlock all difficulty levels in Helldivers 2:

  • Trivial – Default Difficulty level
  • Easy – Unlock after completing the mission on Trivial Difficulty
  • Medium – Unlock after completing the mission on Easy Difficulty
  • Challenging – Unlock after completing the mission on Medium Difficulty
  • Hard – Unlock after completing the mission on Challenging Difficulty
  • Extreme – Unlock after completing the mission on Hard Difficulty
  • Suicide Mission – Unlock after completing the mission on Extreme Difficulty
  • Impossible – Unlock after completing the mission on Suicide Mission Difficulty
  • Helldive – Unlock after completing the mission on Impossible Difficulty

While unlocking so many difficulty levels might seem hard, you’ll find it fairly easier than other games due to the interesting level design on almost all missions in Helldivers 2.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.