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How to align the relay dish in Helldivers 2

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Align The Relay Dish In Helldivers 2
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In Helldivers 2, the upload data via local relay mission requires you to manually realign a satellite tower. If you had as much trouble as I did during this mission, then you’ll need this handy guide.

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How to manually realign the satellite tower in Helldivers 2

After finally getting and uploading the hard drive, you need to manually realign the satellite tower. This is found at the highest point of this POI and is accessed by climbing the stairs. Once found, interact with the turning wheel on the front.

Unlike the terminals, the relay dish doesn’t tell you where it needs to be. Instead, you need to have one person at the terminal and one person manually aligning the relay dish. The correct position for the relay dish is shown on the terminal.

Communicating with teammates to realign the satellite tower

The person at the terminal can use the manual button to tell their teammate the direction the dish needs to be facing, but in my experience, that message is often ignored and not received. Instead, I recommend you use a mic to tell your teammate what direction the relay dish needs to be in.

With the satellite tower in the right direction, the person at the terminal can swipe up to finalize the upload. This is the last requirement for the upload data via local relay mission, so once it’s complete, you can move on to side objectives, other main objectives, or get out of there.

It took me all of 40 minutes to figure out how to beat the upload data via local relay mission (and my teammates were no help). The worst part was that I didn’t receive rewards or XP for beating the mission. If you’re also experiencing that bug, you’re not alone. There’s not much we can do to fix it, but you can check out our guide to try the one potential fix players have found.

Noah Nelson
About The Author
From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.