How to find and use Samples in Helldivers 2

Samples play a crucial role in Helldivers 2 as they are needed to purchase Ship Modules. However, Samples have their own unique mechanics compared to other currencies in the game. Let’s take a closer look at how to find and use Samples in Helldivers 2.

What are Samples (Green Currency) in Helldivers 2

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Samples are different from regular mission rewards as you need to collect them in the field. Unlike other currencies, you lose Samples when you die, and you can retrieve them by returning to your body. It’s important to keep a close eye on your corpse’s location on the map to avoid losing Samples.

Sample types are linked to difficulty levels, so initially, you’ll only come across Green ones until you take on more challenging missions.

How to find Samples in Helldivers 2

While you can find Samples among regular ground loot in Helldivers 2, it’s essential to pay attention to your Compass during missions. Head to any question marks that appear, as they often indicate nearby points of interest containing Samples, which do not show up on your regular map.

How to find and use Samples in Helldivers 2
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These points of interest can range from small items to large structures like the Bunkers, although some may require multiple players to access.

Where to use Samples in Helldivers 2

Now that you’re equipped with knowledge on how to gather Samples, let’s discuss where to spend them. Access the Ship Management screens next to the Armory and navigate to the Ship Module section. There, you’ll find various items available for purchase using Samples, each with its own price tag.

For example, you can unlock the Donation Access License for 60 Samples, which enhances the amount of magazines your Strategem-specific weapons drop with. Consider browsing through the list of modules to see if any of them bolster your preferred weapons.

If you’re still unsure about how Warbonds and Super Credits function, check out our guide for a detailed explanation.