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Helldivers 2 Unlock Mech Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit

Not quite clear on how to get the first mech, the Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit in Helldivers 2? Check out this guide for all the details.

Helldivers 2 has deployed its first mech or Exosuit, and some players are having some difficulty with the requirements for using the Stratagem. This Helldivers 2 guide has everything you need to know about unlocking the Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit, as well as acquiring one in the wild.

UPDATED April 16


Helldivers 2 Update Patch Notes 01.000.203 Apr 16


Helldivers 2 Unlock Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit

The Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit is the priciest of all Stratagems thus far, and requires 20K Requisition Slips. Additionally, your Helldiver must be at least Level 25. It is buried at the very bottom of the list in:

  • Ship Management
    • Stratagems
      • Engineering Bay
        • Robotics Workshop

Once unlocked, the Exosuit will offer you:

  • Call-in Time: 0 sec
  • Uses: 2
  • Cooldown Time: 600 sec (10 minutes)

How to use the Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit on the battlefield continues below.




Helldivers 2 Use Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit

Be sure to add the Stratagem to your loadout before deploying to the surface.

The dropship that delivers it can and will fire upon any enemies encroaching on the dropzone, so use that to your advantage in a pinch.

Once deployed, the Patriot Exosuit must be mounted from the rear hatch.

Ammunition is in limited supply, with 14 rockets on the left missile pod, and a thousand minigun rounds on the right.


Helldivers 2 Reload Ammo Mech Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit


Use of a deployed Patriot Exosuit is not locked to a single Helldiver, so you can call one in for your squadmates while you continue on foot. It is a good strategy to exclusively designate one squadmate as the squad’s Exosuit pilot, and have the remainder call in their Exosuits in succession, for that player to use.

If you have a Guard Dog Rover deployed as well, it will leap up onto the Exosuit’s pilot pod, but will not engage the enemy as long as you are piloting the mech.

The Shield Generator Pack Stratagem works from within the Exosuit as well, but only as far as the bubble itself extends around your Helldiver.

While you do have two uses from the Stratagem itself, it is possible to acquire a third opportunity to pilot the Exosuit. Continue reading below.




Helldivers 2 Free Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit

While it is necessary to be Level 25 in order to unlock the Patriot Exosuit, you don’t have to be that level to simply pilot one. Aside from riding an Exosuit deployed by your squadmates, you can also find free Exo-45 Patriot Exosuits in the wild in certain locations.

Terminid planets tend to not have any bonus Exosuit spawns, but Automaton planets will. These will mostly be at Places of Interest, and often near factories.

Found Exosuits have the same stats and supplies as deployed mechs. There is no cooldown time after losing a wild Exosuit, so you can call in one of your own Stratagems immediately after, and continue stomping around the battlefield.


Helldivers 2 Repair Mech Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit


That’s everything on unlocking the Exo-45 Patriot Exosuit in Helldivers 2.

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