Helldivers 2 is a co-op third person shooter developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by Sony.
Players are tasked with fighting together against intergalactic and extraterrestrial threats.
Despite multiple server issues, big-name competitors and a live-service approach, Arrowhead's shooter continues to pull in players.
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Sales for the co-op shooter are up by 20 percent in its third week. Meanwhile, Mario vs. Donkey Kong and Skull and Bones sales are down.
The studio's CEO Johan Pilestedt teased a massive new milestone after initially announcing almost one million units sold.
Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt says the development team is ready to "resume our original plan" for post-launch content.
Helldivers 2's server woes are slowly being addressed by its developer as it prepares for a big influx of players over the weekend.
Helldivers 2 was made using a game engine for which support had ended back in 2018—Autodesk Stingray.
The co-op third-person shooter has hit a new peak of over 457,000 concurrent players on Steam, which is the 20th highest peak a game has ever seen on the platform.
Adjustments for Civilian Extract mission difficulty are also live, but issues like login rate limiting and unregistered rewards remain.
Helldivers 2's director doesn't want players that bought the game to be unable to play because of server queues.
The studio is hoping to tackle Helldivers 2's problems with matchmaking, login, and server load.
Arrowhead's acclaimed third-person co-op shooter continues to build momentum, peaking at 409,367 concurrent players on PC.
Helldivers 2 is already an exceptional co-op shooter, but a few quality-of-life changes and additions would improve it further.
Arrowhead Game Studios says it will "continue to work with our partners to get the ceiling raised", though you may still run into progression and server issues.
Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony's co-op shooter now boasts a peak of over 333,000 concurrent players on Steam.
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Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony's co-op third-person shooter is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, having hit a new peak concurrent user count of over 276,000 players.
"We didn't think enough people would be interested so we decided to cut it - but now it seems there's a significant part of the audience that is playing on both platforms," says Arrowhead Game Studios...
The last roadmap is "very out of date in comparison to what we now want to do," said Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt.
The co-op shooter is continuing to move from strength to strength with a consistently growing PC userbase.
Helldivers 2 players will have to hit pause on their war against alien bugs for the time being and instead focus on Automatons.
"When I look at a game like Helldivers 2, I’m not exactly sure who it helps in the industry by not being on Xbox," says the Xbox boss.
Both titles aim for live-service excellence, but Arrowhead's shooter is the clear winner with its gameplay, structure and monetization.
CEO Johan Pilestedt says, "We want an environment that's supportive, fun and where we all are fighting on the same side!"
The studio behind Helldivers 2 seems to have ambitious post-launch content plans for the game, and is thus looking to expand its development team.
Patch 01.000.006 has gone live for the co-op third-person shooter on both PlayStation 5 and PC.
After becoming PlayStation Studios' biggest launch on Steam, the co-op shooter has peaked at 203,644 concurrent players.
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Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony's co-op third-person shooter now has a peak of 196,089 concurrent players on Steam.
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While there are plenty of launch issues to fix, Arrowhead Game Studios' live-service shooter is an explosively good time.
Completing Operations and Personal Orders is one method, but you can also gain some from exploring the surrounding area during a mission.
"If people want to support this title, they have an option, but we are never forcing anyone to do so," said CEO Johan Pilestedt.
In a nutshell, Arrowhead Game Studios' co-op third-person shooter is suffering from unexpected success.
Arrowhead Game Studios' co-op shooter has attracted a sizeable audience on both platforms.
Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony's co-op third-person shooter continues to attract a wide playerbase on the platform.
The live-service third-person shooter has seen some mixed reactions to a few practices, but player impressions are positive so far.
The shooter launched on February 8th for PC and PS5, and sales are "blowing through the estimates", per studio CEO Johan Pilestedt.
Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt reveals that the shooter was in the works for "seven years, 11 months, and 26 days."
The co-op third-person shooter becomes the first Sony game to surpass 100,000 concurrent players on the platform.
The latest Helldivers 2 update is the studio's first step at trying to fix some of the issues faced by players.
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Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony's co-op third-person shooter surpassed a peak of 81,000 concurrent players on Steam, overtaking God of War's all-time peak.
The studio is working hard to fix many issues that have caused Helldivers 2's Steam reviews to plummet down to "Mixed".
That's the third-best launch on the platform for a PlayStation Studios game to date, behind God of War and Marvel's Spider-Man.
Players will "witness events unfold" in Galactic War with the universe growing and offering "new tools, new challenges, and new threats."
The new Helldivers 2 trailer showcases the threat posed by tyrannical Terminids and the socialist Automatons.
Arrowhead Game Studios' Johan Pilestedt says the team are "constantly going to add more stuff to the game" and "expand the experience."
The brutal co-op third-person shooter launches on February 8th at 1 AM PDT worldwide for PS5 and PC and takes a live service approach.
The co-op shooter launches on February 8th for PS5 and PC. It supports cross-platform play and new features like Warbonds.
Warbonds contain "pages of unlockable content", with Premium versions that players use Super Credits to unlock the items they want.
Major Orders progress the campaign with the community, but you can undertake Personal Orders to earn additional rewards.
Here's what you should know about Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony's upcoming co-op shooter.
Terrain deforms naturally with explosions in the third-person shooter, while procedurally generated levels are seemingly returning.
Arrowhead's brutal third-person shooter launches on February 8th for PS5 and PC and features cross-platform multiplayer.
The latest Helldivers 2 trailer showcases players fighting for freedom, liberty and "managed" democracy.
The shooter requires a solid state drive for 1080p/60 FPS at Medium settings but can run on a 7200 RPM HDD at the very minimum.
The PC version of Arrowhead Game Studios' sequel supports 4K resolution, mouse and keyboard controls and the PS5's DualSense.
Arrowhead Game Studios and PlayStation haven't issued any statement on potential delays for the co-op third-person shooter.
The Standard Edition costs $39.99, while the Deluxe Edition is $59.99 and includes an armor set, cape, weapon, Premium Warbond, and more.
Sony and Arrowhead Game Studios have showcased gameplay footage for the upcoming multiplayer shooter, which is now set to launch next year.
The co-op third-person shooter is out fairly soon for PS5 and PC, according to a Sony partnership program mission briefing.
Call in shield generators and armor-piercing weapons to support your teammates, or shoot them in the back, thanks to friendly fire.
Unlike its predecessor, Helldivers 2 will be a fully third person experience. It's due out later this year.
Helldivers 2 seems to be a real game if this leaked trailer footage is anything to go by. Unfortunately, the leaked footage has since been taken down.
It will feature "innovative co-op" and allow players to "alter the course of the game."