How to kill Hunters in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 Hunter leaping at helldiver
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Helldivers 2 Hunters are common, but can be extremely deadly, which makes killing 25 of them for a Personal Order surprisingly challenging. You'll find these vicious and agile bugs on any Termind planet and at any difficulty. However, they become especially horrific to deal with in harder Helldivers 2 missions, often appearing in leaping swarms and lashing out constantly with lethal melee attacks and a slowing poison bite. To help you kill 25 Hunters as fast as possible to complete any relevant Personal Orders, here's the best way to quickly find Hunters in Helldivers 2 and squish.

Best way to find and kill Hunters in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 Hunter bugs chasing Helldiver

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Finding Hunters to kill in Helldivers 2 is easy as these pale critters are found at any difficulty level and on all Terminid-infested planets, so make sure you're choosing missions in those yellow sectors of the galaxy map on your Destroyer. At higher difficulties, they become extremely common, often making up the bulk of patrols and Bug Breaches, but you can also find them at nests.

If you're looking to kill 25 Hunters quickly for a Personal Order, the best way to do this is to drop into an Eradication mission on Medium difficulty. There should be plenty of Hunters spawning almost constantly so you can mow through them with your weapon of choice. Although, you may also come across other dangerous Terminids, such as Helldivers 2 Bile Spewers, and don't get Hunters confused with Pouncers, which look very similar but are much smaller and have a greener coloration.

While Hunters are very deadly, they are very weak, taking only a few shots from any primary weapon, at most, to kill. Peppering them with the Sickle, Breaker, or any other primary weapon will kill them easily. Since they often get muddled up in swarms, however, bringing along either the Stalwart or Flamethrower – the latter arguably being one of the best Helldivers 2 weapons for killing bugs – is a great strategy as you can spray and pray, filling hordes of Helldivers 2 Terminids with lead or roasting them to ash.

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