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[Update]: Helldivers 2 is getting a bunch of very explosive new weaponry on April 11th.

A little over a month has gone by since launch, and already the Helldivers 2 team has released a bunch of new weapons to toy around with. They have all arrived as a part of the new Cutting Edge 'Battle Pass', though don't worry about this being paid DLC as the Super Credits required to purchase all of them can be found in-game easily enough.

As for the actual weapons, the new arsenal includes a fast-firing laser rifle, a plasma shotgun, a laser pistol and my personal favorite, a lightning shotgun! Naturally, there's also a couple of new armor sets to collect, a fancy stun grenade, new cosmetics, as well as new emotes to goof around with.

What all of this looks like in action, that you can check out through the trailer below. Have a little peek:

In terms of power level, the LAS-16 Sickle laser rifle and ARC-12 Blitzer lightning shotgun are both excellent options and can be used against both bots and bugs without any trouble. The SG-8P Punisher Plasma is a bit trickier to evaluate because it does good damage against enemies at medium range, but very quickly loses effectiveness as your foes approach you since it deals heavy friendly fire damage - even to yourself! As for the LAS-7 Dagger laser pistol, I'm afraid that one is just kind of bad since it does barely any damage.

Still, I would recommend grabbing this batch of weapons as there's a nice variety to them, and they do occupy a rather unique role as well. As for the balance between them, I'm sure that'll be sorted out eventually as Helldivers 2 is still in a state of flux with major tweaks coming in every couple of weeks.

Whatever the future brings, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, have fun accidentally zapping your friends with the Blitzer!