How to change your ship's name in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 ship name list renaming
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To change the name of your Helldivers 2 ship, you need to pay a visit to the Ship Management console aboard a Destroyer, even someone else's. Giving your personal democracy-dealing Destroyer a name is just about one of the first things you'll do in Helldivers 2. By combining name parts from two lists, you can come up with all sorts of names, from powerful and thematic names to the downright silly. That does mean it can be tricky to settle on a name you like, but you can try a new one by following the simple process for changing the name of your ship in Helldivers 2 that I've laid out below.

How to change your Helldivers 2 ship name

Helldivers 2 ship management console

(Image credit: Sony)

To give your Helldivers 2 ship a new name, start by opening one of the Ship Management consoles in the hangar area. Next, click the "Change Ship Name" button on the right of the screen (Square on PlayStation) to bring up the full range of name options, letting you choose an entirely new name. There's no way to give your ship a fully customized name, however, as the two lists of words restrict you to a "X Of Y" name for your ship. Once you're happy, click "Apply Name" (X on PlayStation) to instantly update your ship.

The whole process is free and, as far as I can tell, has no limit, so rename your Destroyer at your leisure! As previously mentioned, this can be done on any ship too, so if you're aboard a friend's Destroyer via Helldivers 2 crossplay, you'll still be able to manage and rename your own ship, including spending Requisition Slips on new Stratagems and using various samples to unlock Ship Modules and upgrades.

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