How to TURN OFF THE HUD in Helldivers 2?

The game has a lot of HUD elements that show you information such as health, ammo, objectives, and more. But what if you want to turn off the HUD and enjoy the game’s graphics or challenge yourself in hardcore mode?

I’ll show you how to do that in a few simple steps in this article.

What is THE HUD in Helldivers 2?

The HUD in Helldivers 2 is the Heads-Up Display. It is the part of the screen that shows you information such as your health, ammo, objectives, and more. 

You can adjust the HUD settings in the game to make it more or less visible. You can also use the caps lock key to toggle the HUD on and off quickly.

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  • The HUD can help you keep track of your situation and your teammates in the game. It can also alert you to incoming enemies and objectives.
  • Some players prefer to turn off the HUD or make it less visible to enjoy the game’s graphics or challenge themselves in hardcore mode. You can do this by changing the HUD background opacity in the graphics tab of the options menu.
  • The HUD also has screen effects, such as when on a cold or hot planet. You can turn these effects on or off by pressing the F1 key. This can make the game more immersive or more accessible.

How To TURN OFF THE HUD in Helldivers 2?

1. Manually Hide Individual HUD Elements:

  • Access the Options Menu: Press the Escape key and navigate the Options menu.
  • Select the “HUD” tab: This tab holds all the options for your Heads Up Display.
  • Go through each setting: You’ll see various options like “Crosshair,” “Health Bar,” “Ammo Counter,” etc.
  • Change each element to “Hidden”: You can significantly minimize the information displayed on the screen by selecting “Hidden” for each component you wish to hide.
  • Note: Keep in mind that this removes vital information, making gameplay significantly harder.

Step 1: Go to the Options Menu

The first thing you need to do is to go to the options menu. You can access it from the main menu or by pressing the escape key during the game. 

Once in the options menu, you will see several tabs such as gameplay, graphics, audio, and controls. You need to go to the graphics tab to change the HUD settings.

Step 2: Adjust the HUD Background Opacity

You will see a slider called HUD Background Opacity in the graphics tab. This slider controls how transparent the HUD elements are. If you want to turn off the HUD completely, you must set this slider off

This will make the HUD elements invisible, except for the crosshair and the mission timer. To keep some HUD elements visible, you can set the slider to a lower value, such as 25% or 50%.

Step 3: Use Caps Lock to Toggle the HUD On/Off

If you don’t want to turn off the HUD permanently, you can use a handy shortcut to toggle it on and off during the game. Press the caps lock key to see the HUD disappear or reappear. 

This is useful if you want to take screenshots or switch between standard and hardcore modes. You can also use this shortcut to check your HUD information quickly without going to the options menu.

2. Use a Mod (PC only):

  • Find the “Toggle HUD for HELLDIVERS 2” mod: This mod allows you to toggle the HUD entirely on and off with a single keypress (default: Caps Lock).
  • Install the mod: Follow the instructions on the mod page, typically extracting the downloaded files into your game’s installation folder.
  • Enable the mod in-game: Launch the game, and the mod should be functional. Press Caps Lock to toggle the HUD visibility.

Important points to remember:

  • Completely disabling the HUD is not recommended: It will make gameplay incredibly challenging, as you will need access to crucial information like health, ammo, or objective markers.
  • Use caution with mods: Only download mods from trusted sources, and be aware of potential risks associated with modding your game.

How To Change HUD Curve In Helldivers 2?

Here is a quick tip for Helldivers 2: changing the hud curve. It’s super easy, so let’s dive right in!

Steps to Change Hud Curve:

  1. Click on Escape: Start by clicking the Escape key to open the menu.
  2. Go to Options: Navigate to the Options menu.
  3. Enter HUD: Look for the HUD section within Options.
  4. Adjust the Hot Curve: You’ll find a slider for the hot curve that you can adjust to your preference.

And that’s it! With just a few simple clicks, you can customize the hud curve in Helldivers 2 to suit your gameplay style.


That’s it! You have learned how to turn off the HUD in Helldivers 2. Now, you can enjoy the game’s visuals or challenge yourself with less information. 

Remember, you can always return to the options menu or use the caps lock key to change the HUD settings. Have fun and good luck, Helldiver!

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