February 14, 2024

Mastering Brood Commander Battles in Helldivers 2: Strategies, Weapons, and Tips

Liam Fletcher
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In Helldivers 2, the Brood Commander is a formidable boss known for its brute strength and the swarm of enemies that protect it. This guide will provide you with tips on how to effectively defeat Brood Commanders.

Mastering Brood Commander Battles in Helldivers 2: Strategies, Weapons, and Tips

Finding Brood Commanders

Brood Commanders can appear in Trivial levels, but they are also present in harder difficulty missions. To specifically target Brood Commanders, you should execute Eliminate Brood Commander missions. These missions spawn multiple Commanders at once, similar to finding them inside larger swarms on the toughest levels.

Strategies for Defeating Brood Commanders

When facing a Brood Commander, it's important to note that there won't be multiple Commanders within a single nest. However, their presence attracts smaller enemies that follow their every move. The Commander is larger than a Warrior and has a full body of armor and ranged melee attacks. It's crucial to keep your distance and eliminate any low-tiered bugs before focusing on the Commander.

To effectively take down the Brood Commander, we highly recommend using support weapons and Stratagem artillery. These weapons will help you deal with the swarm of enemies and keep your distance. Here are some recommended weapons:

  • R-63 Diligence (primary)
  • PLAS-1 Scorcher (primary)
  • G-16 Impact (grenade)
  • R-63CS Diligence Counter Sniper Railgun (support weapon)
  • Stalwart (support weapon)
  • Grenade Launcher (support weapon)

Additionally, you can use Stratagems such as Mortar Sentry, Orbital Gatling Barrage, and Orbital Railcannon Strike to deal significant damage to the Brood Commander.

Tips for the Battle

To maximize your chances of success, follow these tips:

  • Use weapons that pack a punch with a manageable scope for accuracy.
  • Use a mixture of Stratagems and weapons to bring the swarm down to a manageable size.
  • Prioritize eliminating Scavengers, Hunters, and Warriors before focusing on the Brood Commander.
  • Place down support weapons and Supply Drops nearby for easy ammo replenishment.
  • Use a sentry far away to deal damage while the swarm chases you.
  • If possible, carry the Railgun to specifically target the Brood Commander.
  • Never rely solely on your primary weapon to defeat a Brood Commander, especially on higher difficulty levels.


Defeating a Brood Commander in Helldivers 2 requires careful strategy and the use of powerful weapons and Stratagems. By following the tips provided in this guide, you will increase your chances of success. Good luck!

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Liam Fletcher
Liam Fletcher

Liam "CyberScribe" Fletcher, a Kiwi with a flair for fast-paced gameplay and articulate narratives, has emerged as a prominent voice at EsportRanker. Diving deep into the esports universe, Liam crafts comprehensive reviews, strategic insights, and captivating tales from behind the screens.

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