Mechs in Helldivers 2 were so tantalisingly close we could pretty much touch them - with some lucky players already getting access to them and other vehicles - but we're back to release date speculation owing to an offensive from one of Super Earth's deadliest enemies.


To deal with the threat, we'll have to continue to rely on the current stratagems, but we'll have new toys to play with with the upcoming Cutting Edge Warbond soon enough.

Hopefully, Super Earth's efforts aren't further thwarted by the new environmental dangers brought about by the latest patch, some of which are extremely lethal.

Fellow citizens are being slain as we speak though, so get to it soldier and read on!

When could mechs come to Helldivers 2? Release date speculation

A recent post from the official Helldivers 2 account on X, formerly known as Twitter, stated that mechs would be deploying on the Helldivers 2 battlefield soon but have since been delayed due to an Automaton invasion of Tien Kwan, homeworld of the mech factories.

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The original X (formerly Twitter) post below got players excited in anticipation of a potential immediate deployment of the EXO-45 Patriot Exosuits which are armed with chain guns and missiles.

However, with the Automaton menace having invaded Tien Kwan, it's up to players to liberate the planet.

The call went out to players via another X post, giving players a new Major Order to snatch the planet back from the "despotic actuators".

While the exact date that these beasts will land remains unconfirmed, we would hazard a guess that it will be within the next couple of weeks. At least this - albeit bad - news takes us one step closer to the hotly anticipated update.

How did the Helldivers 2 mech rumours start?

The rumours about Helldivers 2 mechs coming soon began on Facebook, before going viral on Reddit from user Fozzye18, who somehow seemed to be posting gameplay footage of a mech in action.

In the clip, we can see the player jumping into the mech's control unit before initiating its weapons and firing at its surroundings.

While the user didn't get too long in the mech due to their game crashing, they did share that the mech utilises "rockets and machine guns", which marries up with the design Arrowhead has now shared on X.

The chance encounter was said to come from a random match that the player joined where two other people spawned the machines.

Could this have been the developers at Arrowhead testing mechs out before they were implemented?

What else have the developers said about Helldivers 2 mechs?

Mechs were first teased by Arrowhead during its 'Report for Duty' trailer back in January 2024. As you can see below, a giant mech was shown near the end of the video.

However, apart from the wording "coming soon after launch" which featured in the trailer, the Swedish studio has not revealed any timeline for the roll out of mechs in the game.

It's also worth noting that the original Helldivers game did feature mechs, so their inclusion certainly isn't out of the ordinary.

There's a good chance these will work similarly to the first game, where players can call them into action via a Stratagem code.

Helldivers 2 is available across PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Windows.

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