Helldivers 2 – News, Reviews, Videos, and More

Helldivers 2 Box Art
Publisher
Sony
Developer
Arrowhead Game Studios
Platforms
PS5, PC
Release Date
08 February 2024: WW: PC, PS5
Genre
Third Person Shooter

Game Overview:

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.

Latest Updates For Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is Getting Even More Popular – Here’s Why

Helldivers 2 is Getting Even More Popular – Here’s Why

Despite multiple server issues, big-name competitors and a live-service approach, Arrowhead's shooter continues to pull in players.

Helldivers 2 Sales More Than Doubled in the US in its Second Week

Helldivers 2 Sales More Than Doubled in the US in its Second Week

"Inverse decays are rare, this large a week two jump even more so, especially outside the Holiday window," says Circana analyst Mat Piscatella.

Helldivers 2 Datamine Reportedly Reveals New Stratagems, Illuminate Faction

Helldivers 2 Datamine Reportedly Reveals New Stratagems, Illuminate Faction

A Medic Backpack, Mini Missiles and Nuke are reportedly being added, while the Illuminate will allegedly have new units.

Helldivers 2 Ranks Fourth in UK Physical Charts After Rare Sales Increase

Helldivers 2 Ranks Fourth in UK Physical Charts After Rare Sales Increase

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.

Helldivers 2 – Arrowhead CEO Teases 3 Million Copies Sold

Helldivers 2 – Arrowhead CEO Teases 3 Million Copies Sold

The studio's CEO Johan Pilestedt teased a massive new milestone after initially announcing almost one million units sold.

Helldivers 2 Developer is Working on “Some Real Cool Stuff”

Helldivers 2 Developer is Working on “Some Real Cool Stuff”

Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt says the development team is ready to "resume our original plan" for post-launch content.

Helldivers 2 Now Supports up to 700,000 Concurrent Players

Helldivers 2 Now Supports up to 700,000 Concurrent Players

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 Developed Using the Same Obsolete Game Engine as its Predecessor

Helldivers 2 Was Developed Using the Same Obsolete Game Engine as its Predecessor

Helldivers 2 was made using a game engine for which support had ended back in 2018—Autodesk Stingray.

Helldivers 2 Enters Steam’s All-Time Top 20 with Over 450,000 Concurrent Players

Helldivers 2 Enters Steam’s All-Time Top 20 with Over 450,000 Concurrent Players

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.

Helldivers 2 Patch Adds Automatic Retry for Quickplay, Preps for “Increased Server Load”

Helldivers 2 Patch Adds Automatic Retry for Quickplay, Preps for “Increased Server Load”

Adjustments for Civilian Extract mission difficulty are also live, but issues like login rate limiting and unregistered rewards remain.

Helldivers 2 Director Recommends Waiting to Buy the Game Until Server Problems Are Fixed

Helldivers 2 Director Recommends Waiting to Buy the Game Until Server Problems Are Fixed

Helldivers 2's director doesn't want players that bought the game to be unable to play because of server queues.

Helldivers 2 Developer is Rolling Out Updates This Week to Fix “Most Serious Problems”

Helldivers 2 Developer is Rolling Out Updates This Week to Fix “Most Serious Problems”

The studio is hoping to tackle Helldivers 2's problems with matchmaking, login, and server load.

Helldivers 2 Crosses 400,000 Concurrent Steam Players, Overtakes Grand Theft Auto 5

Helldivers 2 Crosses 400,000 Concurrent Steam Players, Overtakes Grand Theft Auto 5

Arrowhead's acclaimed third-person co-op shooter continues to build momentum, peaking at 409,367 concurrent players on PC.

Helldivers 2 – 15 Quality of Life Changes and Features It Needs

Helldivers 2 – 15 Quality of Life Changes and Features It Needs

Helldivers 2 is already an exceptional co-op shooter, but a few quality-of-life changes and additions would improve it further.

Helldivers 2 Developer Increases Concurrent Players Cap to 450,000 Due to Overcrowded Servers

Helldivers 2 Developer Increases Concurrent Players Cap to 450,000 Due to Overcrowded Servers

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.

Helldivers 2’s Peak Concurrent User Count on Steam Has Overtaken Destiny 2 and Starfield

Helldivers 2’s Peak Concurrent User Count on Steam Has Overtaken Destiny 2 and Starfield

Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony's co-op shooter now boasts a peak of over 333,000 concurrent players on Steam.

Helldivers 2 Guide – Best Stratagems and How to Unlock Them

Helldivers 2 Guide – Best Stratagems and How to Unlock Them

There are several options to help the fight for Super Earth. Here are the best ones to unlock as soon as they become available.

Helldivers 2 Overtakes Halo Infinite’s Peak Concurrent User Count on Steam

Helldivers 2 Overtakes Halo Infinite’s Peak Concurrent User Count on Steam

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.

Helldivers 2 Will “Probably” Add Cross-Progression “Sometime in the Future”

Helldivers 2 Will “Probably” Add Cross-Progression “Sometime in the Future”

"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...

Helldivers 2 Developer is Working on a New Roadmap

Helldivers 2 Developer is Working on a New Roadmap

The last roadmap is "very out of date in comparison to what we now want to do," said Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt.

Helldivers 2 Surpasses 255,000 Concurrent Players on Steam

Helldivers 2 Surpasses 255,000 Concurrent Players on Steam

The co-op shooter is continuing to move from strength to strength with a consistently growing PC userbase.

Helldivers 2 Update Brings Two New Worlds, New Goal of Defending Against Automatons

Helldivers 2 Update Brings Two New Worlds, New Goal of Defending Against Automatons

Helldivers 2 players will have to hit pause on their war against alien bugs for the time being and instead focus on Automatons.

Phil Spencer Doesn’t See Any Benefit in Helldivers 2 Not Being on Xbox

Phil Spencer Doesn’t See Any Benefit in Helldivers 2 Not Being on Xbox

"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.

Helldivers 2 is Superior to Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – Here’s Why

Helldivers 2 is Superior to Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – Here’s Why

Both titles aim for live-service excellence, but Arrowhead's shooter is the clear winner with its gameplay, structure and monetization.

Helldivers 2 Won’t Receive PvP; Arrowhead Wants to “Reduce Toxic Elements”

Helldivers 2 Won’t Receive PvP; Arrowhead Wants to “Reduce Toxic Elements”

CEO Johan Pilestedt says, "We want an environment that's supportive, fun and where we all are fighting on the same side!"

Helldivers 2 Studio is Looking to Expand Development Team for Future Content Plans

Helldivers 2 Studio is Looking to Expand Development Team for Future Content Plans

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.

Helldivers 2 Patch Addresses Issues with Crashes, Matchmaking, and More

Helldivers 2 Patch Addresses Issues with Crashes, Matchmaking, and More

Patch 01.000.006 has gone live for the co-op third-person shooter on both PlayStation 5 and PC.

Helldivers 2 Crosses 200,000 Peak Concurrent Players on Steam

Helldivers 2 Crosses 200,000 Peak Concurrent Players on Steam

After becoming PlayStation Studios' biggest launch on Steam, the co-op shooter has peaked at 203,644 concurrent players.

Helldivers 2 Guide – How to Earn Super Credits

Helldivers 2 Guide – How to Earn Super Credits

While you could spend real money on them, Super Credits are also earned in-game. Here are the best ways to get some quickly.

Helldivers 2 Guide – How to Farm XP and Level up Quickly

Helldivers 2 Guide – How to Farm XP and Level up Quickly

Leveling up unlocks new Stratagems, which means more ways to wreak havoc on your enemies. Here's how to quickly earn XP to level up.

Helldivers 2 Guide – How to Get Samples and Best Ship Modules

Helldivers 2 Guide – How to Get Samples and Best Ship Modules

Ship Modules are the key to improving your Stratagems, but they require different kinds of Samples. Here's how to farm them.

Helldivers 2’s Peak Concurrent User Count Nears 200,000 on Steam

Helldivers 2’s Peak Concurrent User Count Nears 200,000 on Steam

Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony's co-op third-person shooter now has a peak of 196,089 concurrent players on Steam.

Helldivers 2 Guide – 15 Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Helldivers 2 Guide – 15 Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

The brutal co-op shooter doesn't outline some of its best tips. Here are 15 things you should know when delivering democracy.

Helldivers 2 (PS5) Review – Welcome to the Roughnecks

Helldivers 2 (PS5) Review – Welcome to the Roughnecks

While there are plenty of launch issues to fix, Arrowhead Game Studios' live-service shooter is an explosively good time.

Helldivers 2 Guide – How to Earn Medals Quickly

Helldivers 2 Guide – How to Earn Medals Quickly

Completing Operations and Personal Orders is one method, but you can also gain some from exploring the surrounding area during a mission.

Helldivers 2 Developer – We Really “Applied Ourselves to Not Make it Pay-to-Win”

Helldivers 2 Developer – We Really “Applied Ourselves to Not Make it Pay-to-Win”

"If people want to support this title, they have an option, but we are never forcing anyone to do so," said CEO Johan Pilestedt.

Helldivers 2’s Overcrowded Servers Are Causing Login and Reward Issues

Helldivers 2’s Overcrowded Servers Are Causing Login and Reward Issues

In a nutshell, Arrowhead Game Studios' co-op third-person shooter is suffering from unexpected success.

Helldivers 2 Has Surpassed 360,000 Concurrent Players Across PS5 and PC

Helldivers 2 Has Surpassed 360,000 Concurrent Players Across PS5 and PC

Arrowhead Game Studios' co-op shooter has attracted a sizeable audience on both platforms.

Helldivers 2 Surpasses 155,000 Concurrent Players on Steam

Helldivers 2 Surpasses 155,000 Concurrent Players on Steam

Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony's co-op third-person shooter continues to attract a wide playerbase on the platform.

Helldivers 2 – What is Going on?

Helldivers 2 – What is Going on?

The live-service third-person shooter has seen some mixed reactions to a few practices, but player impressions are positive so far.

Helldivers 2 Has Sold Around 1 Million Units

Helldivers 2 Has Sold Around 1 Million Units

The shooter launched on February 8th for PC and PS5, and sales are "blowing through the estimates", per studio CEO Johan Pilestedt.

Helldivers 2 Spent Nearly 8 Years in Development

Helldivers 2 Spent Nearly 8 Years in Development

Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt reveals that the shooter was in the works for "seven years, 11 months, and 26 days."

Helldivers 2 Surpasses 119,000 Concurrent Players on Steam

Helldivers 2 Surpasses 119,000 Concurrent Players on Steam

The co-op third-person shooter becomes the first Sony game to surpass 100,000 concurrent players on the platform.

Helldivers 2 Gets New Update on PC with Fixes for Crashes and Matchmaking

Helldivers 2 Gets New Update on PC with Fixes for Crashes and Matchmaking

The latest Helldivers 2 update is the studio's first step at trying to fix some of the issues faced by players.

Helldivers 2 Developer Explains Use of Kernel-Level Anti-Cheat on PC Version

Helldivers 2 Developer Explains Use of Kernel-Level Anti-Cheat on PC Version

Arrowhead Game Studios explains why it opted to use the notorious GameGuard anti-cheat system.

Helldivers 2 is Sony’s Biggest Steam Launch to Date

Helldivers 2 is Sony’s Biggest Steam Launch to Date

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.

Helldivers 2 Developer Announces Hotfix For Matchmaking Problems and Crashes

Helldivers 2 Developer Announces Hotfix For Matchmaking Problems and Crashes

The studio is working hard to fix many issues that have caused Helldivers 2's Steam reviews to plummet down to "Mixed".

Helldivers 2 Surpasses 57,000 Concurrent Players on Steam at Launch

Helldivers 2 Surpasses 57,000 Concurrent Players on Steam at Launch

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.

Helldivers 2 Will Receive Free Post-Launch Story Updates

Helldivers 2 Will Receive Free Post-Launch Story Updates

Players will "witness events unfold" in Galactic War with the universe growing and offering "new tools, new challenges, and new threats."

Helldivers 2 Gets New Trailer Explaining the Story So Far

Helldivers 2 Gets New Trailer Explaining the Story So Far

The new Helldivers 2 trailer showcases the threat posed by tyrannical Terminids and the socialist Automatons.

Helldivers 2 Will Receive New Enemies, Biomes, and Objectives for Free

Helldivers 2 Will Receive New Enemies, Biomes, and Objectives for Free

Arrowhead Game Studios' Johan Pilestedt says the team are "constantly going to add more stuff to the game" and "expand the experience."

Helldivers 2 – Global Launch Timings Revealed

Helldivers 2 – Global Launch Timings Revealed

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.

Helldivers 2 Trailer Showcases Action-Packed Combat, Mechs Confirmed

Helldivers 2 Trailer Showcases Action-Packed Combat, Mechs Confirmed

The co-op shooter launches on February 8th for PS5 and PC. It supports cross-platform play and new features like Warbonds.

Helldivers 2 – Warbonds, Super Credits, and Superstore Detailed

Helldivers 2 – Warbonds, Super Credits, and Superstore Detailed

Warbonds contain "pages of unlockable content", with Premium versions that players use Super Credits to unlock the items they want.

Helldivers 2 Trailer Outlines Galactic War, Orders, and Operations

Helldivers 2 Trailer Outlines Galactic War, Orders, and Operations

Major Orders progress the campaign with the community, but you can undertake Personal Orders to earn additional rewards.

Helldivers 2 – Everything You Need to Know

Helldivers 2 – Everything You Need to Know

Here's what you should know about Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony's upcoming co-op shooter.

Helldivers 2 Features Terrain Deformation and Procedural Generation

Helldivers 2 Features Terrain Deformation and Procedural Generation

Terrain deforms naturally with explosions in the third-person shooter, while procedurally generated levels are seemingly returning.

Helldivers 2 Has Gone Gold

Helldivers 2 Has Gone Gold

Arrowhead's brutal third-person shooter launches on February 8th for PS5 and PC and features cross-platform multiplayer.

Helldivers 2 Gets New Launch Trailer Ahead of February 8 Release

Helldivers 2 Gets New Launch Trailer Ahead of February 8 Release

The latest Helldivers 2 trailer showcases players fighting for freedom, liberty and "managed" democracy.

Helldivers 2 PC Requirements Revealed, 100 GB Space Needed

Helldivers 2 PC Requirements Revealed, 100 GB Space Needed

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.

Helldivers 2 Receives New PC Features Trailer, Crossplay Confirmed

Helldivers 2 Receives New PC Features Trailer, Crossplay Confirmed

The PC version of Arrowhead Game Studios' sequel supports 4K resolution, mouse and keyboard controls and the PS5's DualSense.

Helldivers 2 Delayed to February 28th, Per Sony’s CES 2024 Presser

Helldivers 2 Delayed to February 28th, Per Sony’s CES 2024 Presser

Arrowhead Game Studios and PlayStation haven't issued any statement on potential delays for the co-op third-person shooter.

Helldivers 2 Trailer Showcases the Automaton Faction, Pre-orders Now Live

Helldivers 2 Trailer Showcases the Automaton Faction, Pre-orders Now Live

The Standard Edition costs $39.99, while the Deluxe Edition is $59.99 and includes an armor set, cape, weapon, Premium Warbond, and more.

Helldivers 2 Delayed to February 8, 2024

Helldivers 2 Delayed to February 8, 2024

Sony and Arrowhead Game Studios have showcased gameplay footage for the upcoming multiplayer shooter, which is now set to launch next year.

Helldivers 2 Potentially Releasing in October – Rumor

Helldivers 2 Potentially Releasing in October – Rumor

The co-op third-person shooter is out fairly soon for PS5 and PC, according to a Sony partnership program mission briefing.

Helldivers 2 Receives New Co-op Gameplay and Stratagem Details

Helldivers 2 Receives New Co-op Gameplay and Stratagem Details

Call in shield generators and armor-piercing weapons to support your teammates, or shoot them in the back, thanks to friendly fire.

Helldivers 2 Announced, Launches for PS5 and PC This Year

Helldivers 2 Announced, Launches for PS5 and PC This Year

Unlike its predecessor, Helldivers 2 will be a fully third person experience. It's due out later this year.

Helldivers 2 Trailer Footage Gets Leaked Before Offical Announcement

Helldivers 2 Trailer Footage Gets Leaked Before Offical Announcement

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.

Helldivers Developer Working on Next-Gen, AAA Third Person Shooter

Helldivers Developer Working on Next-Gen, AAA Third Person Shooter

It will feature "innovative co-op" and allow players to "alter the course of the game."

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