How to complete Retrieve Valuable Data mission in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 Upload Data Via Local Relay Mission
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The hardest mission I’ve played so far in Helldivers 2 is called Retrieve Valuable Data. I’ve since completed this mission many times, which puts me in a great position to guide you through it.

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There are three steps to completing the upload data via local relay mission in Helldivers 2. First, you need to find the SSSD hard drive which is the encrypted hard drive. Then, you need to carry the SSSD to the correct terminal and upload the data. Finally, you need to enter the correct terminal inputs and align the relay satellite dish. Here’s how to do all of that.

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How to find the encrypted hard drive in Helldivers 2

First, you need to find the encrypted hard drive. This is the small laptop with the arrow pointing down icon on the map. It should be orange, indicating that you need to go here first.

Once there, interact with the terminal. Input the correct directions, wait for it to load, and, eventually, the encrypted hard drive will appear. This is called the SSSD hard drive in-game.

How to upload data via local relay in Helldivers 2

Here comes the tricky part. With the SSSD hard drive in hand, you need to carry it over to the main relay station which is the laptop with the arrow pointing up icon on the map. This icon should now be orange as it’s your current objective.

You can’t shoot while carrying the SSSD hard drive, so make sure you have teammates around to shoot any nearby bugs. You can drop it to shoot, just make sure you pick it back up when you’re ready to go. I made the mistake of dropping the SSSD hard drive in the water, which required me to go back to the first station and repeat step one.

How to align the relay satellite dish in Helldivers 2

Align The Relay Dish In Helldivers 2
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Once you’ve arrived at the relay station, place the SSSD hard drive in the terminal. Input the correct directions on the terminal and you’ll get the relay satellite dish section. I thought this part of the mission was so difficult that I made an entire guide to help you through it.

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Basically, you need to manually move the relay satellite dish by cranking the wheel at its base. The direction needs to match the direction notated on the terminal. This part is much easier with a teammate or two.

Once that is done, you can make your way to the exfil site because you’ve completed the mission. Nice job! Knowing how to complete missions is half the battle — you also need to make sure you’re working with the best guns.

Noah Nelson
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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.