Can’t Use Reinforce Strategem in Helldivers 2? Here’s How You Can Fix It!


Can’t Use Reinforce Strategem in Helldivers 2? Here’s How You Can Fix It!

Surya Kumar
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The Reinforce not working error stops players from reinforcing their teammates, which can be frustrating while dealing with hordes of deadly enemies.
Numerous community members on various Helldivers 2 forums reported that this issue might possibly be due to various server issues plaguing the game.

Helldivers 2 offers numerous Strategems that players can utilize while navigating through hostile alien-infested planets. Apart from unique Strategems like the Eagle, you can also use standard issue ones like the Reinforce Strategem, which deploys a beacon, essentially allowing you to revive downed teammates - a core aspect of co-op style gameplay. 

While this system works consistently for most players, some have reportedly run into issues where they are unable to use this Strategem, which can be quite frustrating when you are swarmed by hordes of deadly creatures. Without further ado, let’s delve into the various methods to fix the Reinforce not working error in Helldivers 2.

What Causes the “Reinforce Not Working” Error in Helldivers 2?

The Reinforce not working / Reinforce unavailable error occurs when the game fails to recognize that you or one of your teammates has fallen. The game does not allow players to deploy the Reinforce Beacon hence stopping them from using the Strategem to bring them back up. This issue seems to happen regardless of whether or not you are the host, ultimately leaving your team at a serious disadvantage and increasing the chances of failing the operation.

Many PC players mention that this bug has been prominent since the deployment of the AFK patch for the game that was released on 22nd February. This error is most likely caused due to the server issues that have been plaguing the game since its launch. However, there are a few quick fixes you can attempt to resolve this bug.

How to Fix the “Reinforce Not Working” Error in Helldivers 2?

While the ‘Reinforce not working’ error has not yet been directly acknowledged by Arrowhead Game Studios, we can be sure that the devs are actively working on all of the server issues that are running rampant in Helldivers 2. Here’s everything you can try until an official fix is underway:

Check Your Internet Connection

While most players link this to existing server issues, make sure you eliminate any discrepancies present in your internet connection. You can do this by running speed tests, power cycling your modem, and contacting your ISP to reconfigure your connection if there are any inconsistencies.

Reload the Game and Restart Your Playstation / PC

While this might seem like a futile troubleshooting method, many players reported that restarting Helldivers 2 resolved the Reinforce not working error for them. While this might be a bit of a hassle considering the server load times, it is certainly worth a shot if you are persistently experiencing this bug.

Try This Community Workaround

Several gamers who ran into this unfortunate error mentioned on Reddit, Steam, and PlayStation community forums that waiting for a minute and allowing the game to process seemed to have allowed them to deploy the Reinforce Strategem again.

Contact Helldivers 2 Support

 If all of the aforementioned methods did not sort out the Reinforce not working error, you can submit a request to Arrowhead Support for further troubleshooting. 

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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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