Everything in the Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation Warbond

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The Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation Warbond expands the Super Earth arsenal with several explosive options for bringing the boom. In this Warbond, Helldivers 2 players can spend their hard-earned Medals on four new weapons, a thermite grenade, and a new Booster that shaves some time off extractions. There are also three sets of bulky, bomb-proof (not actually bomb-proof) armor to unlock and dress your heroic Helldiver in. If you want to know more about the Democratic Detonation Warbond, I've explained what's inside and whether it's worth it.

All unlocks in the Democratic Detonation Warbond in Helldivers 2

There are 24 items available in the Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation Warbond split across three pages. Like with other Warbonds, you'll need varying amounts of Medals to unlock each item, but each subsequent page is locked off until you spend the required Medals. Here are all the explosive additions in Democratic Detonation:

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  • PAGE 1:
    • Weapons
      • G-123 Thermite: 15 Medals. A sticky grenade that burns white-hot for a short duration. The Terminids won't like that.
      • BR-14 Adjudicator: 20 Medals. Marksman rifle with medium armor penetration.
    • Armor
      • CE-27 Ground Breaker medium body armor: 18 Medals. Comes with the Servo-Assisted passive, granting extra throwing range and limb health.
      • CE-27 Ground Breaker helmet: 12 Medals.
      • Harbinger of True Equality cape: 8 Medals.
    • Cosmetics
      • Squat Victory Pose: 8 Medals
      • Harbinger of True Equality player card: 8 Medals.
    • Currency
      • 100 Super Credits: 7 Medals.

= 90 Medals

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  • PAGE 2 (Spend 60 Medals to unlock):
    • Weapons
      • R-36 Eruptor: 60 Medals. A bolt-action rifle that fires exploding shrapnel shells with medium armor penetration.
    • Armor
      • CE-07 Demolition Specialist light body armor: 45 Medals. Comes with the Engineering Kit passive, reducing recoil even further when crouched or prone and adding two more grenades to your inventory.
      • CE-07 Demolition Specialist helmet: 35 Medals.
      • Eagle's Fury cape: 20 Medals.
    • Booster
      • Expert Extraction Pilot: 55 Medals. Reduces the time taken for the shuttle to reach the extraction point.
    • Cosmetics
      • Courtly Bow Victory Pose: 15 Medals
      • Eagle's Fury player card: 5 Medals.
    • Currency
      • 100 Super Credits: 12 Medals.

= 247 Medals (337 Medals total)

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  • PAGE 3 (Spend 230 Medals to unlock):
    • Weapons
      • CB-9 Exploding Crossbow: 80 Medals. A crossbow that fires exploding bolts. Simple.
      • GP-31 Grenade Pistol: 60 Medals. A chunky pistol that shoots grenades. It doesn't use a magazine so needs to be reloaded after every shot.
    • Armor
      • FS-55 Devastator heavy body armor: 64 Medals. Comes with the Fortified passive, providing 50% more damage resistance to explosives and further reduces recoil when crouched or prone.
      • FS-55 Devastator helmet: 48 Medals.
      • Freedom's Tapestry cape: 30 Medals.
    • Cosmetics
      • Boxer Victory Pose: 8 Medals
      • Freedom's Tapestry player card: 16 Medals.
    • Currency
      • 100 Super Credits: 32 Medals.

= 362 Medals (699 Medals total)

How to get the Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation Warbond

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Democratic Detonation can be bought for 1,000 Super Credits under the Warbond tab of the Acquisitions Center menu on your Destroyer, along with all the other premium Warbond. You can of course earn Helldivers 2 Super Credits as you play the game, so you can buy this Warbond for free, but you can also buy exactly 1,000 Super Credits for $9.99 / £7.99 in the Super Store.

Is the Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation Warbond worth it?

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Now that we've had some time to put the Democratic Detonation Warbond weapons and other gear through their paces, we can conclude that this is definitely a Warbond worth considering if you're after some explosive weapons. 

The Adjudicator was terrible but has been buffed and is now a solid assault rifle with medium armor penetration, though it's not perfect. If you've been look for a good long-range primary weapon to use, the Eruptor is an excellent choice, delivery explosive power from afar. It has its drawbacks, but it can fit nicely into some of the best Helldivers 2 loadouts. The Grenade Pistol is a personal favourite of mine, pairing incredibly well with the Sickle – it's easily one of the best Helldivers 2 weapons for your secondary slot. Overall, these top weapons are best suited to the matching the ranged firepower of the Helldivers 2 Automatons.

However, Democratic Detonation is a little disappointing in other regards. The armor sets are far from being the best armor in Helldivers 2 as they don't offer anything interesting or new, and the Thermite grenade and Exploding Crossbow are very underwhelming.

Obviously, every Warbond is going to be a mixed bag, and there's still some good stuff in Democratic Detonation to look forward to. If you're really into the idea of using explosive weaponry, then this is a must-have Warbond, If not, then you may want to consider Helldivers 2 Cutting Edge for its very different energy-based weapons, or Helldivers 2 Steeled Veterans, which features a varied selection of firearms.

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Will Sawyer
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