Helldivers II

Helldivers II Developer CEO Apologizes Following Backlash

In a recent Twitter post, developer Arrowhead Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt wrote an apology to fans following the backlash Helldivers II received for its recent changes. In the post, Pilestedt acknowledged the negative reviews the game has been receiving on Steam. “Ouch, right in the review score,” wrote Pilestedt. “Well, I guess it’s warranted. Sorry everyone for how this all transpired. I hope we will make it up and regain the trust by providing a continued great game experience. I just want to make great games!”

Sony recently announced that players will need to sign in to the game with a PlayStation Network account on Steam in order to play. This was originally a requirement when the game first launched but was removed after technical issues. The requirement will now return on May 30 and all current players will need to link their PSN account by June 4. As a result of this, Helldivers 2 has been getting review bombed on Steam and its rating now sits at a ‘Mostly Negative’ rating for recent Reviews and a ‘Mixed’ rating for all reviews. Helldivers II is available now for PC and PS5. In Helldivers II, players “join forces with up to four friends and wreak havoc on an alien scourge threatening the safety of your home planet, Super Earth.”

The game’s details via the publisher:

Fight for freedom across a hostile galaxy in this frenetic third-person cooperative team shooter.

Join forces with up to four friends and wreak havoc on an alien scourge threatening the safety of your home planet, Super Earth, in this multiplayer cooperative shooter for PlayStation 5 and PC from Arrowhead Game Studios.

Step into the boots of the Helldivers, an elite class of soldiers whose mission is to spread peace, liberty and Managed Democracy using the biggest, baddest and most explosive tools in the galaxy.

Helldivers don’t go planet side without proper backup, but it’s up to you to decide how and when to call it in. Not only do you have a host of superpowered primary weapons and customizable loadouts, you also have the ability to call on stratagems during play.

Helldivers II features Arrowhead’s best cooperative gameplay yet. Collaboration will be vital: Teams will synergize on loadouts, strategize their approach for each mission and complete objectives together.

Key Features

Fight for Super Earth – Freedom. Peace. Managed Democracy. Your Super Earth-born rights. The key pillars of our civilization are under attack from deadly alien creatures conspiring to destroy your planet and its values. The Helldivers must take on the role of peacekeepers in this Galactic War and protect their home planet, spread the message of Democracy and repel the hostiles by force.
Wield Overpowered Weapons – Decide how to take down each enemy surge using a multitude of offensive and defensive tools. Need to take out a massive onslaught of Terminids in one go? Call in a hellpod drop a 500KG bomb, leaving behind only liberated bug corpses. Need to lay down a defensive perimeter? Bring in an Anti-Personnel Mine Deployer to boobytrap the battlefield. As you complete missions, you can upgrade your ship and build an even more impressive arsenal. Everything from shield generators, to turrets, to large-scale airstrikes can be used to give your team the upper-hand.
Aim Carefully – They say everything is better with friends, especially when it comes to raining destruction down on the enemies of Liberty! Be warned though: for maximum challenge and collaboration, friendly fire is always on. Communicate with your squadmates and make sure your arsenal only takes down your adversaries.

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