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Helldivers 2’s Cutting Edge Warbond Is Out Now And Here’s Everything You Need To Know


Helldivers 2’s new premium Warbond, Cutting Edge, is out now and brings with it a heap of new gear for players to unlock including new armours, boosters, weapons and more. There’s some exciting stuff in there – including the SG-8P Punisher Plasma which fires exploding plasma rounds and is very powerful but also very dangerous to use around friends… or yourself (oops).

Now that it’s available in-game and we have a clear idea of everything it contains, here’s what you need to know about Cutting Edge:

How Much Does Helldivers 2’s Cutting Edge Warbond cost?

The Cutting Edge Warbond will set you back 1000 Super Credits, which you can either earn through regular gameplay as well as other Warbonds or buy with real money through the PlayStation Store/Steam. 1000 Super Credits on the PlayStation Store will set you back $14.95 AUD, which isn’t too bad.

How Long Is The Cutting Edge Warbond Available For?

Unlike similar battle pass-type progression systems in other games, Helldivers 2’s Premium Warbonds are not restricted by time, so you’re free to take your time unlocking everything. The previous free and premium Warbonds are still available as well.

What New Weapons Are In The Cutting Edge Warbond?

LAS-16 Sickle (Energy)

“A sweet laser rifle that fires in short bursts. And it doesn’t need reloading. Just watch for overheating or shove a new heatsink in there.”

  • Damage: 55
  • Fire Limit: 9
  • Recoil: 2
  • Fire Rate: 750
  • Light Armour Penetrating
  • Heat

SG-8P Punisher Plasma (Shotgun)

“Exploding plasma rounds sound deadly… because they are, to aliens and allies! This modified Punisher shotgun is as fun as it is fearsome.”

  • Damage: 100
  • Capacity: 8
  • Recoil: 110
  • Fire Rate: 80
  • Explosive
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ARC-12 Blitzer (Shotgun)

“Project an arc of close-range lightning, or charge it up to fire off powerful bolts. Good for taking out multiple targets and giving you more time to pick a celebration emote.”

  • Damage: 250
  • Capacity: Unlimited
  • Recoil: 60
  • Fire Rate: 30

LAS-7 Dagger (Pistol)

  • Damage: 150
  • Fire Limit: 05
  • Recoil: 01
  • Light armour penetrating
  • One handed
  • Beam
  • Heat

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What New Armours Are In The Cutting Edge Warbond?

EX-03 Prototype 3

“Includes a rubber underlayer for insulation. Handy, really, as this prototype’s wires operate at a shocking 400,000 volts.”

  • Armour Rating: 100
  • Speed: 500
  • Stamina Regen: 100
  • Provides 95% resistance to arc damage

EX-16 Prototype 16

“Warning: Electric arc generates a strong magnetic field. Avoid use while near stapled paperwork.”

  • Armour Rating: 100
  • Speed: 500
  • Stamina Regen: 100
  • Provides 95% resistance to arc damage

EX-00 Prototype X

“The end result of several billion Super Credits and 12 years of research into creating “the Soldier of Tomorrow”. Show us it was worth it.”

  • Armour Rating: 50
  • Speed: 550
  • Stamina Regen: 125
  • Provides 95% resistance to arc damage

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What Else Is In Cutting Edge?

G-23 Stun (Grenade)

  • Damage: Nil
  • Pentration: 6
  • Outer Radius: 10
  • Fuse Time: 1.8s
  • Provides 95% resistance to arc damage

Localisation Confusion (Booster)

  • Increases the time between enemy encounters.