How to kill 8 Bile Spewers in Helldivers 2

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If you want to kill 8 Bile Spewers in Helldivers 2 you'll need to be quick on your feet and bring some decent firepower to take down these surprisingly powerful enemies. You've got a few variants to think about and some options if you want to clear this personal order fast. Just remember: these things are capable of one-shotting players who aren't prepared. To help you I've laid out the difficulty you need, where you can find Bile Spewers and how to kill them in Helldivers 2. 

Where to find Bile Spewers in Helldivers 2

Where to find Bile Spewers in Helldivers 2

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You'll find Bile Spewers on any Terminid-occupied planet - basically any sector marked in orange in Helldivers 2. More importantly, you'll need to be playing on at least Medium difficulty or higher, as otherwise heavily-armored Helldivers 2 enemies, like Bile Spewers, won't appear. 

For the best chance at spawning Bile Spewers dial up the difficulty to 5 (Hard) or higher, then play a Terminid Eradication missions. These are fast turnaround matches with a high Terminid count and density you'll almost certainly have killed a dozen of them before it's over.

Bile Spewers are large, slow bugs with bulbous abdomens that can be either green or orange in colour. The orange ones tend to be a little easier - less armor plating and no long-range artillery attack built in - but both count towards the personal order.

As for killing the Bile Spewers, you should focus your fire on their heads if you're close - it's where they take the most damage, despite that bulbous balloon of a backside being a tempting target. The big abdomen is easier to shoot but hang back and be ready to stay on the move to avoid incoming attacks if you go for that option - their low mobility means you can quite easily get around and behind them to shoot those abdomens, but if you're facing one head on, be prepared to dive to the side as they rear back to spew their acid. They also tend to explode if you kill them by shooting those green parts, so make sure you're not at point-blank range. 

At even higher difficulties, green Bile Spewers are also able to convert themselves into bile mortar cannons, raining blobs of acid down, so they can become a huge problem. If you want to kill lots of them easily, I advise sticking to Medium or Challenging difficulty!

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