The G-3 Smoke grenade in the Acquisitions menu of Helldivers 2
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How to hide yourself from enemy line of sight in Helldivers 2

All up in smoke.

If you want to hide yourself from your enemy's line of sight in Helldivers 2, then there's a creative way to do so using a throwable weapon. This guide will show you a neat trick that makes use of the game's smoke grenade, allowing you to safely escape to cover.

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This trick revolves around the G-3 Smoke grenade in Helldivers 2, which is classified as a throwable weapon. Quite simply put: if you arm and hold the G-3 Smoke grenade and hold it in your hand instead of throwing it like you would a normal grenade, it will, naturally, explode. But unlike a frag grenade, it will do no damage, stun, or knockback to your Helldiver. Instead, it will immediately hide you from all enemy line of sight, providing you with a brief moment of relief. Pretty nifty, huh?

To make the best use of this trick, first make sure you have the G-3 Smoke grenade equipped as your throwable weapon, which you can do through the Armory menu while on your ship.

Then once you're actually in a round of Helldivers 2, start by equipping your throwable weapon. I have this action bound to the 4 key on PC. Alternatively, you can also hit the G key on PC to quickly use your throwable using the Quick Throwable action. Whichever option you choose, just make sure to hold down your Fire or Quick Throwable button until the smoke grenade detonates in your hand as in the video above.

You might ask yourself how this move is any different from simply throwing a smoke grenade. What's so neat about it is that if you successfully let the grenade detonate in your hand, enemies will continue to fire in the general direction of where they think they last saw you, much like in the famed Hitman series.

So I highly recommend making good use of this trick, especially when playing on the game's highest difficulties. This is because it will temporarily remove all aggro from your Helldiver while you run to the nearest large obstacle for cover or to reposition yourself for a surprise flank attack. It's all about tactics, baby.

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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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