How to destroy Fuel Silos in Helldivers 2

A Fuel Silo in Helldivers 2
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Helldivers 2 Fuel Silos can be destroyed with the explosive power of a Hellbomb, but getting that done in a frantic firefight isn't obvious or easy. obvious. There are a a number of other objectives in Helldivers 2 that task you with destroying enemy machinery and structures, and the Hellbomb is often a reliable solution. In the case of fuel silos, it seems to be the only solution, so it's important to know exactly how deploying and arming a Hellbomb works. If you've been tasked with dealing a blow big bot oil, here's how to destroy fuel silos in Helldivers 2.

Destroying Fuel Silos in Helldivers 2

Calling in a Hellbomb to Destroy a Fuel Silo in Helldivers 2

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A Helldivers 2 Fuel Silo can be destroyed by use of a Hellbomb, one of the Helldivers 2 stratagems that's mission-specific, given to you for free when you're in the correct objective area. Here's how it works:

  1. Look for the target Fuel Silo, the dark cylindrical building with red lights shown above.
  2. When close to it, a new Stratagem should suddenly get added to your list: the Hellbomb.
  3. Call in the Hellbomb as close to the Silo as possible.
  4. Kill all nearby enemies.
  5. Interact with the Hellbomb terminal and follow the directional inputs to activate it.
  6. RUN!

After a short timer, the Hellbomb will explode in a massive blast radius, destroying the Fuel Silo and anything else for quite a distance. The reason you have to kill all the enemies nearby is because if they shoot the Hellbomb at any point before it detonates, it'll be harmlessly destroyed and you'll have to call in another to try again. Obviously you probably don't want to stick around to protect it too - not unless you feel like being a martyr.

Destroying a Fuel Silo in Helldivers 2

(Image credit: Sony)

Fuel Silos can't easily be destroyed by normal Stratagems or weapons like the Recoilless Rifle or Precision Airstrike - even a 500KG bomb didn't destroy one of them when I tried. We're not saying that they can't work, but if they do, you'll require several of them, and even then, it's not guaranteed. Far better just to use the free Hellbombs and vaporize the area.

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