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Helldivers 2 player ignites the community with a dance mat mod

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A Helldivers 2 player has a truly unique setup with a dance mat as a controller for calling Stratagems.

Helldivers 2 is the surprise hit of early 2024. It quickly attracted a large number of players and fans. Of course, when a PC game becomes popular, modders come along and come up with all sorts of new things. So, one player has designed a truly unique control scheme that involves a Dance Dance Revolution dance mat controller.

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Usually, players in Helldivers 2 have access to a variety of requests they can make on their ship, ranging from simple resupply to powerful airstrikes. These are called Stratagems and are activated using a series of directional button inputs.

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Keyboard gamers often use the directional keys or ZQSD for this. Each Stratagem in Helldivers 2 has a unique entry code that resembles a special move sequence or indeed, the moves of dance titles like Dance Dance Revolution.

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Dancing for the space revolution

Redditor Zerrul noticed this similarity and decided to use it to create an interesting control method in Helldivers 2 with a dance mat. In the video, we see him standing in front of his PC with a DDR dance mat under his feet. As he steps on the buttons in order, the Stratagem activates.

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Comments indicate that the unusual configuration ” actually worked pretty well “. Comments on the post on Reddit and TikTok were mostly impressed and amused. Some were trying to come up with a name for the configuration, like “ Dance Dance Liberation ” Or ” Dance Dance for the Revolution “. One response from TikTok even said “ It's a lot easier than with a controller, to be honest “.

As Helldivers 2 makes its way into the hearts of players, we can expect this to be just the beginning in terms of community-developed mods and innovations. If this signals the color of future ideas, we may well have access to some particularly entertaining mods.

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