Helldivers 2: How to Use LAS-98 Laser Cannon Effectively?

Helldivers 2 is all about survival in extreme difficulty mode via the use of appropriate Startegems, fantastic weapons, and ship modules along with armor. Each mission whether solo or with friends can be accomplished using tactics.

Selection of the best weapon not only provides multiple advantages. Such an item is a Laser Cannon capable of countering Automatons and Chargers.

Helldivers 2 Laser Cannon

Laser Cannon Helldivers 2
Laser Cannon Helldivers 2

Being an Engineering Bay stratagem, the LAS-98 Laser Cannon is quite overpowered with large beam striking Stalkers. Below are stats showing the pros and cons of late-game survival.

  • Call-in Time: 3 sec
  • Uses: Unlimited
  • Cooldown Time: 480 sec
  • Type: Support Weapon
  • Hellpod
Best Weapons
Best Weapons

There is no requirement for Royal Custodian amour and ammo to reload and thus can be shot unlimited times. But after several shots, the machine needs to cool down due to overheating caused by frequent beam attacks.

How to use Laser Cannon in Helldivers 2

How to unlock and use Laser Cannon
How to unlock and use Laser Cannon

Laser Cannon is tougher than Grenade Launcher and Incendiary Mines and thus should be equipped before entering co-op battles.

  1. Locate Laser Cannon under Engineering Bay
  2. Select Equip and start the battle
  3. Use the left trigger to assist aim on PS5
  4. Press and hold the right trigger to shoot beams
  5. Requires frequent reloading after usage
  6. Maintain a long distance from the enemy to target accurately
Aim and shoot
Aim and shoot

Unlike other stratagems, this one is useful to farm Super Samples in Helldivers 2 with ease.


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