How To Get and Use the SG-8 Punisher in Helldivers 2

How To Get and Use the SG-8 Punisher in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is a chaotic, 3rd person shooter where you and your squadmates blast through hordes of alien bugs to protect Super Earth! Teamwork, quick reflexes, and a whole lot of firepower are the keys to success in this intense and action-packed experience.

Getting Your Hands on the SG-8 Punisher

If you’re looking to bring some serious close-quarters stopping power to your Helldiver, the SG-8 Punisher shotgun is a great choice. Here’s how to unlock this beast:

  1. Head to the Warbond: The Warbond is your in-game shop for weapons, upgrades, and other goodies. You’ll find it on your ship.
  2. Spend those Medals: The SG-8 Punisher will cost you 4 Medals. You earn Medals by completing missions and challenges.
  3. Unlocking More: Keep spending Medals to unlock successive pages in the Warbond, where you’ll find even more potent weapons and gear.
How To Get and Use the SG-8 Punisher in Helldivers 2

Why You Want the SG-8 Punisher

This pump-action shotgun packs a serious wallop! Here’s what makes it stand out:

  • Close-Range Dominance: If an enemy gets within spitting distance, the SG-8 Punisher will tear it to shreds. It’s especially good against tougher foes that can shrug off weaker weapons.
  • Two Shots, Quick Reload: You get two blasts before needing to reload, making it good for taking out small groups in a pinch.
  • Potential Powerhouse: While a bit slow, the SG-8 Punisher rivals the Slugger as one of the game’s hardest-hitting weapons.
Reload Time (Empty)4.75 seconds
Reload Time (1 Round)3.85 seconds
Shells in Reserve36
Maximum Shells72
Weapon TraitsLight Armor Penetrating, Rounds Reload

This isn’t a sniper rifle! The Punisher’s power drops off quickly with distance, so get in the thick of things. The Punisher doesn’t dump unused shells when you reload, so try and time it after firing both shots if possible. Coordinate with teammates carrying longer-range weapons to cover your weaknesses while you wreak havoc up close.

How To Get and Use the SG-8 Punisher in Helldivers 2

Final Words

Now that you’ve got the SG-8 Punisher, get out there and show those bugs what Super Earth is made of! Just remember, friendly fire isn’t so friendly, so watch where you point that thing.pen_spark

Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios. When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games