The Super Sample rock during a game of Helldivers 2
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How to get Super Samples in Helldivers 2

Gotta catch 'em all.

If you're on the hunt for samples in Helldivers 2, then you're clearly in the market to upgrade your ship modules and buff the many different stratagems you can dish out on the battlefield. This guide will show you how to collect the rarest samples in the game: Super Samples.

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Where to find Super Samples in Helldivers 2

First things first: supper samples only appear on difficulties seven to nine, so make sure you're playing on Suicide Mission or above in order to find them. And be warned – super samples (or super uranium, as the game also calls them) are hard to find. You can only discover them at specific locations on each map.

This does not include maps from the Eradicate Terminid Swarm, Eradicate Automaton Forces, and Retrieve Essential Personnel missions.

To actually find super samples, you need to locate a fist-shaped standing rock covered in silver details. Super samples tend to spawn around its base and come in the form of floating silver balls adorned with a four square symbol, making them pretty straightforward to spot.

A Super Sample rock marked with a pink circle on the minimap in Helldivers 2
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I find that the easiest way to locate this first-shaped super sample rock is to open up your map and look for a small grey ball encircled by a silvery outline, as seen above. Also worth noting is that the super sample rock is a point of interest in Helldivers 2, meaning you can hover your cursor over it on the map, and it will tell you whether a specific rock is a point of interest or not. You can also activate a radar station in your game to reveal all points of interest on the map.

I would recommend picking a world with clear visibility so that you can more easily spot the rock. This means avoiding sandy planets and jungles, as well as any modifiers that affect visibility. Also, take on your mission during the daytime by scrolling over to the light side of the planet on the Galactic War map. If you want to maximize the number of super samples, you can collect them in the shortest amount of time.

Then, I found that blitz missions are the best for farming these samples thanks to their short length, tighter map size, and straight-ahead objectives.

What are Super Samples in Helldivers 2?

Samples are one of the several forms of currency you come across when exploring planets on different difficulty levels in Helldivers 2. Each of the three sample types – common, rare, and super – can be used to unlock crucial upgrades for your Ship Modules, which can be done through the Ship Management station.

The Ship Module customization menu in Helldivers 2
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As I just briefly mentioned, Helldivers 2 boasts three different types of samples that you can gather, though they only spawn in certain difficulties. Here's a quick rundown of the different sample types and which difficulties they spawn at:

  • Common samples: These are spread across all nine difficulties in the game.
  • Rare samples: These can only be found in difficulties ranging from four to nine. In the game these are referred to as Challenging, Hard, Extreme, Suicide Mission, Impossible, and Helldive.
  • Super samples: These are the toughest samples to find in the game as they are only available in difficulties seven to nine: Suicide Mission, Impossible, and Helldive.

To unlock higher difficulties, you first need to complete a full operation on the previous difficulty from the level you are trying to unlock. For example, to be able to find super samples on the Suicide Mission difficulty, you need to finish an operation mission on Extreme first.

Common and rare types of samples will let you upgrade the first two ship modules in each section. But in order to unlock the last ship module, you'll need all three sample types – yes, that includes super samples. Crucial note: when you die (and trust me, you will), do not forget to collect the samples you dropped off of your corpse.

Wondering what happened to the Helldivers 2 Retrieve Essential Personnel mission in the game's latest patch? Then look no further than What happened to the Helldivers 2 Retrieve Essential Personnel mission? on Pro Game Guides.

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Ivan Krasnov has been a writer for over 7 years. His areas of interest include shooters like Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and The Finals, but also RPGs like Cyberpunk: 2077 and the Dishonored franchise and single-player experiences like God of War and The Last of Us. Ivan has a double major in History and Russian from Oberlin College and when he isn't gaming – he is playing music and touring Europe with his band.

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