Helldivers 2 devs are in 'crisis mode' fixing matchmaking & crashing issues

A hotfix has already been deployed for the Steam version of Helldivers 2 with a PS5 update coming soon.

Image via Arrowhead Studios

Helldivers 2 promised to be another amusingly schlocky co-op mission to destroy terrifying bugs across the galaxy, but it’s proven to have more than a few issues coming out of launch. Matchmaking and game crashes have been chief among those issues and Arrowhead Studios is fully aware of the situation. The studio claims to have gone into “crisis mode” to work on fixes and upgrade the stability of the game and has already launched a PC hotfix, but a PS5 fix will take a bit longer to deploy.

Arrowhead Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt and Game Director Mikael Eriksson have been sharing the latest details regarding Helldivers 2 fixes via the game’s Discord. Pilestedt asked players for patience as the team identifies and resolves issues.

Helldivers 2 Discord about the rollout of a hotfix for the game on Steam
On the Helldivers 2 Discord, Arrowhead Studios leads said that a hotfix has been deployed in Steam to help with matchmaking, with a PS5 hotfix coming soon.
Source: Arrowhead Studios

Eriksson goes on to say that the team has figured out some of the issues with Helldivers 2 matchmaking and deployed a hotfix on Steam. Pretty soon, the same fix will be rolled out to PS5 consoles:

Helldivers 2 has looked like it could be a blast, and with fixes coming into play it probably will be before long. Nonetheless, Arrowhead Studios has some work to do to get the game there. As tons of players load in to fight for the glory of Super Earth, we’ll share updates and further news on Helldivers 2 as it drops.

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    February 9, 2024 8:58 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Helldivers 2 devs are in 'crisis mode' fixing matchmaking & crashing issues

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      February 9, 2024 9:13 AM

      Only match making I've done was joining on Steam friends which is rather intuitive. That system works really well.

      However the game seems unable to see my mic so open mic or PTT doesn't seem to work at all.

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      February 9, 2024 11:20 AM

      whats the verdict? fun?

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        February 9, 2024 11:23 AM

        It's fun - Solo blows, awesome with squad. Matchmaking has been flaky but you can prob find a decent group quickly with pubbies.

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          February 9, 2024 12:04 PM

          I kinda want to play this, but "solo blows" + matchmaking + friendly fire + peer-to-peer makes me think it's going to turn into a shitshow of cheating and griefing in the not too distant future.

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            February 9, 2024 12:17 PM

            huh i thought that’s the reason they’re using the rootkit anti cheat?

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              February 9, 2024 12:33 PM

              That's the claim, but I am skeptical.

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            February 9, 2024 12:23 PM

            Griefing doesn't help much. Squad shares loot and better bonus for all members surviving. But I get what you're saying.

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            February 9, 2024 5:11 PM

            Friendly fire is rare unless you're an idiot or with idiots.

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              February 9, 2024 5:15 PM

              Ok, but we're talking about randos on the Internet.

              Setting all that aside, though, what I'm reading about the battlepass sounds asinine.

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                February 9, 2024 5:23 PM

                I played a few games with randos and we had a few friendly fire incidents but frankly it's because we found cool new weapons and didn't realize how messy they were.

                No comms with them just kind of use what the comms rose gives you. Worked out well. The game is rather forgiving with respawns.

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          February 9, 2024 5:07 PM

          No good single player, no buy!!!

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        February 9, 2024 11:34 AM

        It's actually great. I was worried the jump from top -down to third-person would be bad, but I'm having a blast so far playing in squads of 2-3. My one gripe is the unlocking of new gear happens pretty slow. The money (medals) comes in slow enough that being forced to buy 75% cosmetics feels bad.

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          February 9, 2024 5:13 PM

          Yeah you have to spend X amount to unlock a new set is a pretty poor design. However I played a game and someone showed me how to break open this contained I ignored in the past and inside were a bunch of medals. One mission I got like 20 of them.

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