How to aim down sights/use ADS in Helldivers 2

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How to aim down sights/use ADS in Helldivers 2
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Helldivers 2 likes to make things a little complicated sometimes, what with its split-second code inputs, manual reloads, and even something as fundamental as aiming down sights. I’m not going to lie; I was playing for about seven hours before I figured out ADS in Helldivers 2. Keep reading so you don’t suffer the same fate.

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How to use weapon sights in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is a third-person game, switching to over-the-shoulder when you aim down the sights with the Right Mouse Button or Left Trigger on PlayStation. However, almost all guns come with a sight, some of which are essential. The Sniper is almost unusable without them. To aim down the sights of a weapon in Helldivers 2, you need to press Mouse Wheel In on PC and Right Stick Tap on PlayStation.

How to aim down sights/use ADS in Helldivers 2
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It took me far too long to figure this control out, and I ended up overlooking some of the better weapons in the game. Weapons such as the Sniper Rifles are absolute monsters on the field, especially when you’re in a team. You can provide overwatch, picking off enemy weak points, while close-range teammates kite.

The Marksman Rifle is another gun that shouldn’t be overlooked. The over-the-shoulder zoom and accurate quick fire rate are already a real bonus. However, with the added top-mounted scope, it excels at pinpoint accuracy over a good distance. It is the perfect weapon for picking off weak points. Aim down the sights to provide serious firepower in Helldivers 2.

One weapon I wouldn’t suggest using the aim-down sights button for is the shotgun. Although the weapon is amazing, and a real benefit against bots, the sights are awful. It would be nice if the game decided to introduce some kind of weapon customization that allowed us to chop and change our arsenal. If you can’t get Helldivers 2 working on Steam, we’ve got some possible solutions.

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Leo is a Freelance Writer for PC Invasion. He has a degree in English Literature and Film Studies and more hours buried into videogames than he cares to admit. He has worked extensively in the Videogame and Travel writing industry but, as they say, get a job doing something you love and you'll never work a day in your life. He uses his writing as a means to support indefinite global travel with the current five year plan seeing him through Latin America.