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Helldivers 2 update buffs a ton of stratagems and weapons - polygon.com
polygon.com
13.06.2024

Helldivers 2 update buffs a ton of stratagems and weapons

Arrowhead Game Studios issued a major update for its smash Starship Troopers simulator Helldivers 2 on Thursday, featuring sweeping balance changes, a more informative Galactic War map, and the addition of invite-only lobbies.

Spear Mains Rejoice as Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.402 Issues Tons of Fixes - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
18.06.2024

Spear Mains Rejoice as Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.402 Issues Tons of Fixes

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead has followed up last week’s release of the game’s big balance update and premium warbond with a new patch that applies a long list of fixes.

Helldivers 2 dev made a donation to Save the Children because players chose to save the children - polygon.com
polygon.com
17.06.2024

Helldivers 2 dev made a donation to Save the Children because players chose to save the children

It turns out even slightly mean philosophical pranks by the developers of satirical wargames can have a heartwarming ending. Last week, Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios issued players with a new Major Order, and a stark moral choice: save a hospital of sick kids from an army of killer robots, or earn the cool anti-tank mines they’ve always wanted (at the third time of asking).

Helldivers 2 troopers in shambles after learning an unaddressed bug is likely halting them mid-sprint, not their controllers or keyboards giving out - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
17.06.2024

Helldivers 2 troopers in shambles after learning an unaddressed bug is likely halting them mid-sprint, not their controllers or keyboards giving out

Many Helldivers 2 troopers are only now realizing that their sprint is likely being impacted by someone using a stim - rather than their faulty keyboards or controllers.

Helldivers 2 dev says there's still time to get the new Stratagem even after we chose to save the children, but GM Joel says we "never will" - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
15.06.2024

Helldivers 2 dev says there's still time to get the new Stratagem even after we chose to save the children, but GM Joel says we "never will"

Helldivers 2 players can give themselves a hearty pat on the back after choosing to save thousands of sick children instead of liberating the planet Marfark and getting a new Stratagem, but now there's a seemingly insurmountable challenge to overcome.

After unleashing 100 changes, Helldivers 2 boss says the team is still looking into more Stratagem improvements: "We are not done" - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
13.06.2024

After unleashing 100 changes, Helldivers 2 boss says the team is still looking into more Stratagem improvements: "We are not done"

Despite having today deployed over 100 changes in Helldivers 2's biggest ever patch, developer Arrowhead Studios is supposedly still looking into improving Stratagems. 

Helldivers 2 patch 1.000.400 is a big buffing balance update - thesixthaxis.com
thesixthaxis.com
13.06.2024

Helldivers 2 patch 1.000.400 is a big buffing balance update

It’s time for a big balance patch for Helldivers 2 with update 1.000.400. Will Arrowhead manage to walk the tightrope of shifting the game’s weapon, Strategem and enemy power around? Or will the community hate it merely for the fact that things have changed and the go-to loadouts aren’t quite as effective anymore?

Helldivers 2’s Latest Major Order Presents Players With a Moral Dilemma: Save Sick Kids or Unlock a New Stratagem - ign.com - county Wells
ign.com
11.06.2024

Helldivers 2’s Latest Major Order Presents Players With a Moral Dilemma: Save Sick Kids or Unlock a New Stratagem

Helldivers 2’s ongoing Galactic War has taken yet another interesting turn by presenting players with something of a moral dilemma: work together to save sick children from certain death or unlock a new stratagem.

After joining Helldivers 2 from the publisher of city builder sensation Manor Lords, CEO asks what the best crossover could be – and the creative director reckons it's a 28-year-old military sim series - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
05.06.2024

After joining Helldivers 2 from the publisher of city builder sensation Manor Lords, CEO asks what the best crossover could be – and the creative director reckons it's a 28-year-old military sim series

Helldivers 2 studio Arrowhead recently saw some big leadership changes, as the third-person shooter's creative director Johan Pilestedt stepped down as CEO and passed the reins to Paradox Interactive veteran Shams Jorjani. Pilestedt is now chief creative officer, with Jorjani's takeover of his former role allowing him to "focus more on games and not have to deal with HR policies." 

Helldivers 2 Director: Live Service Is Good for Gaming, But Only If It's 'Done Right' | Push Square - pushsquare.com
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01.06.2024

Helldivers 2 Director: Live Service Is Good for Gaming, But Only If It's 'Done Right' | Push Square

'Live service' has become something of a dirty term over the years, but as is often the case, there are both good and bad examples of the model — it's just that we all tend to focus on the negatives. But Helldivers 2 director Johan Pilestedt would rather talk about the positives — and that's exactly what he did at the recent Nordic Game conference.

Helldivers 2 Dev to Deploy Hotfix Asap After Players Find Nasty Bug in Current Major Order - ign.com
ign.com
31.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Dev to Deploy Hotfix Asap After Players Find Nasty Bug in Current Major Order

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead has indicated plans to issue a hotfix as soon as possible after players reported a nasty bug with the current Major Order.

Helldivers 2 Dev Setting Studio Up to ‘Make More and Better Stuff’ in ‘Sustainable Way’, New CEO Says - ign.com
ign.com
29.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Dev Setting Studio Up to ‘Make More and Better Stuff’ in ‘Sustainable Way’, New CEO Says

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead is in the process of setting the studio up so it can “make more and better stuff” in the long-term, the company’s new CEO has said.

Helldivers 2 director believes "live service is a good thing" for the industry, but only if games don't "nickel and dime" for skins after charging $70 upfront - gamesradar.com - Sweden
gamesradar.com
28.05.2024

Helldivers 2 director believes "live service is a good thing" for the industry, but only if games don't "nickel and dime" for skins after charging $70 upfront

Helldivers 2's game director has said live service games need to "be kind to users" and not charge $70 up front before adding more microtransaction skins.

Helldivers 2 – EXO-49 Emancipator Exosuit is Now Available - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
28.05.2024

Helldivers 2 – EXO-49 Emancipator Exosuit is Now Available

While Arrowhead Game Studios takes more time to work on its patches for Helldivers 2, it’s still pumping out content for the co-op shooter. Following the players’ liberation of Varylia 5, the EXO-49 Emancipator Exosuit, the second mech introduced thus far, is now available for all.

Helldivers 2 Players Are Actually On The ‘Evil Side’, Reveals Arrowhead’s Chief Creative Officer - wccftech.com - Sweden
wccftech.com
27.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Players Are Actually On The ‘Evil Side’, Reveals Arrowhead’s Chief Creative Officer

Well, Helldivers 2 fans, you are on the wrong side of the galaxy, as revealed by Arrowhead's chief creative officer, who claimed players are the evil guys.

Helldivers 2 Saw a Peak of Over 750,000 Players Across PS5 and PC - gamingbolt.com
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27.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Saw a Peak of Over 750,000 Players Across PS5 and PC

Helldivers 2 has by far been the year’s most fascinating success story so far, having launched after a prolonged development cycle to far wider and more universal success than acclaim than even Sony and developer Arrowhead Game Studios could have predicted. As of early May, the game had sold over 12 million units, becoming the fastest-selling PlayStation-published game of all time. And during a recent talk at the Nordic Game conference, Arrowhead Game Studios founder and Helldivers 2 director Johan Pilestedt offered more insight into the game’s success and its development.

Helldivers 2 director confirms 'we are the baddies' as he says the game's original pitch was based around a classic Star Wars moment - gamesradar.com - Sweden
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24.05.2024

Helldivers 2 director confirms 'we are the baddies' as he says the game's original pitch was based around a classic Star Wars moment

The director of Helldivers 2 has confirmed that the community's answer to the question 'Are we the baddies?' is probably a resounding 'yes', as the original pitch for the game was shaped in no small part by Star Wars stormtroopers.

Arrowhead hires Shams Jorjani as its new CEO - pcgamesinsider.biz - Sweden
pcgamesinsider.biz
23.05.2024

Arrowhead hires Shams Jorjani as its new CEO

Helldivers maker Arrowhead Games Studio has hired Shams Jorjani as its new chief executive officer. 

Helldivers 2 Dev Wants to Become the Next FromSoftware or Blizzard - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
23.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Dev Wants to Become the Next FromSoftware or Blizzard

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios has released the biggest hit of 2024 (alongside Palworld), surpassing everyone's expectations with 12 million units sold in 12 weeks, which makes the game the fastest-selling Sony exclusive ever.

Helldivers 2 Boss Says Poor Balance Is Down To Devs Not Playing The Game Enough - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
22.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Boss Says Poor Balance Is Down To Devs Not Playing The Game Enough

Helldivers 2 boss Johan Pilestedt has implied that all the game's balancing issues, which have been a key source of frustration for a while, are due to the developers not playing their own game enough.

Arrowhead CEO steps down to focus more on developing Helldivers 2 - digitaltrends.com
digitaltrends.com
22.05.2024

Arrowhead CEO steps down to focus more on developing Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios has a new CEO. Shams Jorjani, a former Paradox Interactive executive, will be stepping into the role, while former CEO Johan Pilestedt will focus more on developing the company’s flagship title Helldivers 2.

After Helldivers 2’s Huge Success, Arrowhead Wants to Be the Next Blizzard or FromSoftware - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
22.05.2024

After Helldivers 2’s Huge Success, Arrowhead Wants to Be the Next Blizzard or FromSoftware

After a shakeup at the top of the business and the enormous sales success of Helldivers 2 behind it, developer Arrowhead has said it has a grand ambition to become the next Blizzard or FromSoftware.

Helldivers 2 Studio Recruits New CEO, Pilestedt Becomes Chief Creative Officer - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
22.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Studio Recruits New CEO, Pilestedt Becomes Chief Creative Officer

With over 12 million units sold and as the fastest-selling PlayStation title of all time, Helldivers 2 has enjoyed far more success than anyone could have anticipated- and that includes even Arrowhead Game Studios, the development team that built the game and continues to support it excellently with its post-launch efforts. With the game’s sudden and explosive success, however, the studio is also making some significant changes at the very top to be able to put itself in a position to leverage that better.

Helldivers 2 Dev Says It's Seen a ‘Horrifying’ Amount of Threats and Rude Behavior From Some in the Community - ign.com
ign.com
22.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Dev Says It's Seen a ‘Horrifying’ Amount of Threats and Rude Behavior From Some in the Community

Helldivers 2 is a smash hit for developer Arrowhead and publisher Sony, but its huge success has caused a problem for the studio: there’s more community toxicity that it's ever had to deal with before.

The Boss of Helldivers 2 Dev Arrowhead Is Now Its Chief Creative Officer: ‘I Care More About Weapon Balance Than QBRs’ - ign.com - Britain - Sweden
ign.com
22.05.2024

The Boss of Helldivers 2 Dev Arrowhead Is Now Its Chief Creative Officer: ‘I Care More About Weapon Balance Than QBRs’

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead has a new CEO after its previous boss stepped down to take on a new role focused on the studio’s games and community.

Arrowhead wants to remain independent and achieve From Software or Blizzard status - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
22.05.2024

Arrowhead wants to remain independent and achieve From Software or Blizzard status

Arrowhead’s chief creative officer Johan Pilestedt has said he wants the studio to ascend to Blizzard or From Software status while remaining independent.

Helldivers II developer Arrowhead Game Studios appoints new CEO Shams Jorjani - gematsu.com
gematsu.com
22.05.2024

Helldivers II developer Arrowhead Game Studios appoints new CEO Shams Jorjani

Helldivers II developer Arrowhead Game Studios has appointed former Paradox Interactive executive Shams Jorjani as its new CEO, replacing company founder Johan Pilestedt in the role, the company announced.

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead names Shams Jorjani as its new CEO - gamesindustry.biz
gamesindustry.biz
22.05.2024

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead names Shams Jorjani as its new CEO

Arrowhead Games Studios has named Shams Jorjani as its new CEO, replacing company founder Johan Pilestedt in the role.

Helldivers 2 Dev Says It Will Take More Time With Patches ‘To Maintain the Quality Standard We Want and You Deserve’ - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
21.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Dev Says It Will Take More Time With Patches ‘To Maintain the Quality Standard We Want and You Deserve’

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead has indicated it will slow down the release of patches in order to take more time to get them right.

Helldivers 2 Devs Need "More Time" For Another Weapons Balance Patch - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
20.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Devs Need "More Time" For Another Weapons Balance Patch

Helldivers 2's previous weapons balance patches were - and still are - very controversial with the playerbase. A range of weapons have been hit with nerfs, including some incredibly popular picks in the last balance patch. So, it comes as little surprise that many players are eagerly awaiting the next round of balances, hoping that some of the changes will be reverted.

Helldivers Turn on Arrowhead Following Undemocratic Firing of Community Manager | Push Square - pushsquare.com
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17.05.2024

Helldivers Turn on Arrowhead Following Undemocratic Firing of Community Manager | Push Square

If history has taught us anything, it's that when faced with tyranny, lovers of both Liberty and Democracy will fight in their defence to the last round of ammunition, the final drop of blood. In a bombshell development, it looks like developer Arrowhead may have a revolution on its hands, as outraged Helldivers 2 players who defended the developer just days ago rise up. They demand justice (and official canonisation into in-game lore) for the undemocratically dismissed community manager, now dubbed «General» Spitz.

How the names Arrowhead Game Studios and Helldivers 2 came to be - blog.playstation.com - Britain
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16.05.2024

How the names Arrowhead Game Studios and Helldivers 2 came to be

Gamers take a lot of unique and interesting names at face value, but there’s always an insightful origin story to be told. We spoke with Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt about how the name of the studio and Helldivers franchise came to be. Read on to learn how a translated last name, WWII airplane, and tongue-in-cheek humor played into these titles.

Helldivers 2 CEO Wants The Game To Go On "Forever" Even If Development Stops - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
15.05.2024

Helldivers 2 CEO Wants The Game To Go On "Forever" Even If Development Stops

The CEO of Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios, Johan Pilestedt, has said that he wants the game to go on "forever", even when the team eventually stops working on new updates.

Helldivers 2 Fans Are Getting Fed Up With The Lack Of Armor Variety - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
15.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Fans Are Getting Fed Up With The Lack Of Armor Variety

After what has probably felt like the longest week ever for Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios, we saw the release of the Polar Patriots Warbond. Unfortunately for Arrowhead, that's brought forth a wave of entirely different problems, as satisfaction with this month's Warbond is at an all-time low.

In a huge win for democracy, latest Helldivers 2 patch adds "optional" PSN account linking, which is hopefully the end of that whole debacle - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
14.05.2024

In a huge win for democracy, latest Helldivers 2 patch adds "optional" PSN account linking, which is hopefully the end of that whole debacle

A new Helldivers 2 patch is here and will hopefully put the whole PlayStation Network account linking debacle to bed once and for all, as it's now been added as an explicitly "optional" setting.

Helldivers 2 Is PlayStation’s Fastest-Selling Game of All Time With Over 12 Million Sold in 12 Weeks - ign.com - city Santa Monica
ign.com
14.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Is PlayStation’s Fastest-Selling Game of All Time With Over 12 Million Sold in 12 Weeks

Helldivers 2 sold over 12 million copies in its first 12 weeks on sale, making it PlayStation’s fastest-selling game of all time, Sony has announced.

Helldivers 2 sells 12 million to become PlayStation’s new fastest-selling game - thesixthaxis.com
thesixthaxis.com
14.05.2024

Helldivers 2 sells 12 million to become PlayStation’s new fastest-selling game

The sensational success of Helldivers 2 has led to 12 million copies sold in 12 weeks, making it the new fastest-selling game launched by PlayStation, and surpassing God of War Ragnarok’s 11 million sales over the same period.

Helldivers 2 Lead Teases The Review Bomb Cape - thegamer.com
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12.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Lead Teases The Review Bomb Cape

Helldivers 2 lead Johan Pilestedt has given us our first look at an upcoming cape - one which references the most controversial moment in the game's short history. As we can see in the screenshot, the red lines on the cape mirror the review bombing Helldivers 2 received on Steam last week, as thousands of players hit the game with negative ratings.

Helldivers 2 Developer Feels it’s “Gone Too Far in Some Areas” With Balance Changes - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
12.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Developer Feels it’s “Gone Too Far in Some Areas” With Balance Changes

With the PSN account-linking crisis resolved for Arrowhead Game Studios’ Helldivers 2, players have returned to concerns about balance. It follows last month’s big update, which adjusted weapons, Stratagems and much more, but has been an ongoing conversation since the Railgun’s nerf.

Helldivers 2 gets delisted in more countries without PSN access, blindsided devs call for it to be "available worldwide" - gamesradar.com - Latvia - Lithuania
gamesradar.com
12.05.2024

Helldivers 2 gets delisted in more countries without PSN access, blindsided devs call for it to be "available worldwide"

Helldivers 2 is still being removed from sale on Steam in more countries, even after publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) scrapped its hugely controversial PSN mandate. 

Helldivers 2 CEO teases an exiled "Predator-like alien species" that's "planning vengeance" against Super Earth - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
12.05.2024

Helldivers 2 CEO teases an exiled "Predator-like alien species" that's "planning vengeance" against Super Earth

Get to the chopp- I mean, get to the pelican, divers. Arrowhead Studios' CEO Johan Pilestedt has teased that another alien species, or potentially an entire enemy faction, is plotting its revenge against Helldivers 2 players.

Helldivers 2 director agrees that balancing has 'gone too far' - techradar.com
techradar.com
10.05.2024

Helldivers 2 director agrees that balancing has 'gone too far'

Johan Pilestedt, Helldivers 2's creative director and Arrowhead Game Studios CEO, thinks that the development team may have «gone too far» with balance updates.

Helldivers 2 Dev Addresses Controversial Balance Updates - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
10.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Dev Addresses Controversial Balance Updates

Helldivers 2 director Johan Pilestedt agrees with fans that game balance updates have occasionally gone too far. Helldivers 2 is one of Sony's most popular games right now, and the new Polar Patriots Warbond is out. Because of the game's popularity and recent negative reception to updates, Arrowhead Game Studios' responses to feedback and PlayStation's approach to PC gaming fans have been the topic of frequent discussion.

Helldivers 2 Team "Won't Rest" Until It's Brought Back To Delisted Countries - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
10.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Team "Won't Rest" Until It's Brought Back To Delisted Countries

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead has just about recovered from a disastrous weekend of controversy, following Sony's decision to make linking a PSN account to Steam to play the game mandatory. Among all the negative reviews, backlash, and apologies, Sony made the strange decision to delist Helldivers 2 from over 150 different countries in which the PlayStation Network isn't supported, though we're still not quite sure for what reason.

Helldivers 2 Director Admits Balancing Updates Sometimes Go 'Too Far' - ign.com
ign.com
09.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Director Admits Balancing Updates Sometimes Go 'Too Far'

Since Helldivers 2 was released just over three months ago, development team Arrowhead Game Studios has frequently rebalanced the game's meta, frustrating quite a few players who have grown comfortable with weapons only to have them nerfed in the next patch. Now, it looks like those complaints might lead to a change - or, at the very least, a discussion at Arrowhead.

Helldivers 2 Boss Looking into Delisted Regions Issue - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
09.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Boss Looking into Delisted Regions Issue

Arrowhead Games Studio CEO and Helldivers 2 director Johan Pilestedt has confirmed that he is working on getting the game relisted on Steam in the certain regions it was recently removed from. This news comes after the controversy about requiring PC players to link PlayStation Network accounts to continue playing Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2 balancing has been "removing the fun", Arrowhead CEO frets - "just tweaking damage numbers is a blunt tool" - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
09.05.2024

Helldivers 2 balancing has been "removing the fun", Arrowhead CEO frets - "just tweaking damage numbers is a blunt tool"

I spent this morning being pseudo-profound about Animal Well and pseudo-elegaic about Tango Gameworks, so now it's time to get back to the Real Business - being a pseud on the subject of videogame gun balancing.

Helldivers 2 Releases New Paid Warbond - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
09.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Releases New Paid Warbond

Developer Arrowhead Game Studios has launched Helldivers 2’s Polar Patriots Premium Warbond, introducing a range of new weapons, utilities, armor, and capes for players to experience. This release arrives amid recent controversies regarding Helldivers 2’s PlayStation Network account linking, prompting the Arrowhead Game Studios boss to let players decide when the new Warbond would impact the game.

Helldivers 2’s Latest Premium Warbond Goes Live After Dev Polled Fans Following ‘Negative Sentiment’ Around PSN Account Linking - ign.com
ign.com
09.05.2024

Helldivers 2’s Latest Premium Warbond Goes Live After Dev Polled Fans Following ‘Negative Sentiment’ Around PSN Account Linking

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead has released the Polar Patriots Premium Warbond as planned after the boss of the studio polled fans on whether it should go ahead so soon after what he called “negative sentiment” over the game’s PlayStation Network account linking.

Helldivers 2 Director is Letting Players Decide When They Want the Next Paid Warbond - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
09.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Director is Letting Players Decide When They Want the Next Paid Warbond

Helldivers 2 Director Johan Pilestedt wants gamers to decide when the next paid Warbond will arrive. Helldivers 2 has been the source of heated discussion in recent weeks, as it is at the center of Sony's controversial decision to have PC players link their accounts to the PlayStation Network. The wave of negative reception surrounding recent Helldivers 2 news has been a shock to many gamers because of just how popular Helldivers 2 has become in such a short time. Releasing in February 2024, Helldivers 2 is now Sony's 7th highest grossing game of all time.

Helldivers 2 Players Petition for the Return of Fired Community Manager - gamerant.com
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08.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Players Petition for the Return of Fired Community Manager

Helldivers 2 players started a petition calling on developer Arrowhead Game Studios to rehire community manager Spitz. With the recent PlayStation Network account-linking controversy finally at an end, much of the Helldivers 2 community has begun to shift focus back to the Galactic War. However, some fans were still dismayed upon hearing of the recent dismissal of Spitz from the official Discord channel and are doing all they can to gather their fellow players in support of the former community manager.

What the heck is going on with Helldivers 2? - engadget.com
engadget.com
07.05.2024

What the heck is going on with Helldivers 2?

In the last five days, Helldivers 2 was removed from the PC market in 177 countries and the game’s Steam reviews collapsed under the weight of more than 200,000 negative ratings, dropping from Positive to Mixed. It’s now Tuesday and the Helldivers 2 Steam page is overrun with people ranting against Sony and celebrating democracy, and for anyone taking their first glance at the game, it’s all a bit confusing.

Helldivers 2 Developers Might Release a Cape Commemorating the Account-Linking Controversy - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
07.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Developers Might Release a Cape Commemorating the Account-Linking Controversy

Helldivers 2 developers are reportedly working on a new cape inspired by the account-linking controversy. While the community can breathe a sigh of relief knowing the worst of the fiasco has passed, some fans have additionally taken to sharing designs for costume accessories inspired by Helldivers 2's Steam page. Some of these designs even managed to reach the offices of developer Arrowhead Game Studios and, if one executive is to be believed, will soon hit live servers as an official cosmetic.

New Helldivers 2 Patch 01.000.032 Finally Fixes Damage-Over-Time (DoT) Effects and Scope Issues - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
07.05.2024

New Helldivers 2 Patch 01.000.032 Finally Fixes Damage-Over-Time (DoT) Effects and Scope Issues

Helldivers 2 patch 01.000.032 has been deployed across PC and PS5, finally fixing damage-over-time (DoTS) effects.

Helldivers 2's Terrible Steam Reviews Might Appear As In-Game Cosmetic - screenrant.com
screenrant.com
07.05.2024

Helldivers 2's Terrible Steam Reviews Might Appear As In-Game Cosmetic

After the recent fiasco surrounding and Sony's attempt to make PSN account linking on Steam mandatory, the game's community is campaigning to commemorate its victory with a special cape. After days of backlash following the announcement that players on PC would need to create a PlayStation Network account to keep playing, users showed their dissatisfaction by «reviewing bombing» the game's Steam page with hundreds of thousands of negative reviews. The tactic proved effective, forcing Sony to walk back its decision while accidentally creating what could be a very cool cosmetic.

Helldivers 2’s Operation Clean Up Is a Community-Driven Major Order to Post Positive Steam User Reviews After PSN Backlash — and It’s Working - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
07.05.2024

Helldivers 2’s Operation Clean Up Is a Community-Driven Major Order to Post Positive Steam User Reviews After PSN Backlash — and It’s Working

After Sony U-turned on its controversial decision to force Helldivers 2 PC gamers to account link to PlayStation Network, the game’s community has launched an initiative to drag Steam user reviews out from under rock bottom.

Helldivers 2’s First Patch Since PSN Fiasco Makes Much-Needed DOT and Scope Fixes - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
07.05.2024

Helldivers 2’s First Patch Since PSN Fiasco Makes Much-Needed DOT and Scope Fixes

Helldivers 2’s first patch since the PSN login debacle is out now, making some much-needed fixes to the game.

Helldivers 2 Community Manager "Almost" Fired For Encouraging Review Bomb - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
07.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Community Manager "Almost" Fired For Encouraging Review Bomb

Helldivers 2 dropped to 'Mostly Negative' this weekend after announcing that players would have to link their PSN and Steam accounts to keep playing, making it so that the game couldn't be accessed in over 150 countries. This was partly spurred on by community manager Spitz, who mysteriously disappeared from the Discord server on Saturday.

The Maw - 7th-10th May 2024 - rockpapershotgun.com - city Big
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07.05.2024

The Maw - 7th-10th May 2024

It's a short week 'cos we all had a Bank Holiday yesterday, and Edwin isn't here today, which means I have donned some thick leather gloves and am standing well back to throw some sticky gobbets at The Maw. The gobbets in question? Some tasty game releases this week! Plus whatever else we think might be interesting enough in PC gaming news to appease it - and you.

Helldivers 2 Boss Applauds Community's "Willpower" Over PSN Account Requirements - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
07.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Boss Applauds Community's "Willpower" Over PSN Account Requirements

Being a Helldivers 2 fan has been an absolute rollercoaster over this past weekend, with the game being the most loved live service game out there, to the most hated, and back again over the course of just a few days. Most of you will know that this was down to Sony's sudden implementation of its PSN account system, requiring Helldivers 2 players on Steam to sign up for the PlayStation Network if they want to continue playing.

Helldivers 2 Is Turning The Negative Reviews Into A Cape - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
06.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Is Turning The Negative Reviews Into A Cape

Helldivers 2 announced over the weekend that players would soon have to link their Steam accounts to PSN to continue playing, a move that drew so much backlash that Sony completely walked back the announcement mere days later. However, it wasn't quick enough to stop a review bomb that tanked the game's overall score.

Helldivers 2 Fans are Making Cape Designs Out of Steam Reviews, and They Might Appear in the Game - ign.com
ign.com
06.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Fans are Making Cape Designs Out of Steam Reviews, and They Might Appear in the Game

With the PSN account linking fiasco now in the rearview mirror, what was nearly a disaster moment for Helldivers 2 is now becoming a part of community lore. Fans have been busy working on cape designs since Sony reversed course, at least some of which have seemingly caught the eye of the development team.

Helldivers 2 drops PSN account linking requirement for Steam players after widespread backlash - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
06.05.2024

Helldivers 2 drops PSN account linking requirement for Steam players after widespread backlash

It’s been a tumultuous few days for Helldivers 2, as one of this year’s most beloved runaway hits managed to seemingly undo all of its goodwill and earn the ire of thousands of players in the blink of an eye.

Sony revokes widely despised Helldivers 2 PSN linking policy - polygon.com
polygon.com
06.05.2024

Sony revokes widely despised Helldivers 2 PSN linking policy

In the days since Sony Interactive Entertainment announced an unpopular Helldivers 2 and PlayStation linking policy, players have been flooding the game’s Steam page wil negative reviews. By Sunday, more than 200,000 of Helldivers 2’s 266,126 reviews on Steam were negative, filed in the aftermath of the disastrous announcement. But the review-bombing worked: Sony heard Helldivers 2 players and announced Monday that it’s no longer requiring Steam players to link a PlayStation Network account.

Sony backtracks on Helldivers 2 PSN log-in requirement - gamesindustry.biz
gamesindustry.biz
06.05.2024

Sony backtracks on Helldivers 2 PSN log-in requirement

Sony has burned a bit of good will with the Helldivers 2 player base, as the company announced plans on Thursday that would require PC players of the game to link a PlayStation Network account to continue playing the title.

Sony quickly backs down on Helldivers 2 PSN requirement for PC players - engadget.com
engadget.com
06.05.2024

Sony quickly backs down on Helldivers 2 PSN requirement for PC players

After creating a massive kerfuffle by forcing Helldivers 2 PC players to link their Steam accounts to the PlayStation Network, Sony is backing down. The May 6 update will no longer be released and, presumably, the game won't be removed from sale on Steam in 177 countries and territories as reported yesterday.

Helldivers 2 Controversy Is Now Affecting Helldivers 1 - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
06.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Controversy Is Now Affecting Helldivers 1

Amid the turmoil of the recent Helldivers 2 controversy, its predecessor Helldivers has also been review bombed by disappointed fans. The original's latest negative reviews criticize the account-linking requirement of Helldivers 2, which was eventually retracted by publisher Sony.

PlayStation U-turns after Helldivers 2 Steam backlash, scraps mandatory PSN account linking - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
06.05.2024

PlayStation U-turns after Helldivers 2 Steam backlash, scraps mandatory PSN account linking

PlayStation has delivered a U-turn and scrapped its plans to require Helldivers 2 players on Steam to sign in with a PlayStation Network account.

Helldivers 2 Won’t Require Steam and PlayStation Network Account Linking, Sony Says Following Backlash - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
06.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Won’t Require Steam and PlayStation Network Account Linking, Sony Says Following Backlash

Amidst widespread backlash, Sony has walked back on its decision to make PlayStation Network logins mandatory for Helldivers 2 on PC.

Sony Bends the Knee and Cancels Mandatory Helldivers 2 PSN Account Linking Update - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
06.05.2024

Sony Bends the Knee and Cancels Mandatory Helldivers 2 PSN Account Linking Update

Helldivers 2 PC players galore as Sony has confirmed that it has canceled the upcoming mandatory Helldivers 2 PSN account linking update.

PlayStation Reverses Course on Helldivers 2 PSN Account Requirement - ign.com
ign.com
06.05.2024

PlayStation Reverses Course on Helldivers 2 PSN Account Requirement

PlayStation has reversed course on the Helldivers 2 PSN account requirement, walking back the unpopular policy after a weekend long backlash that included tens of thousands of negative reviews, some of which spread to Sony's other Steam games.

Helldivers 2 PSN Account Linking Update Cancelled By Sony After Player Feedback - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
06.05.2024

Helldivers 2 PSN Account Linking Update Cancelled By Sony After Player Feedback

Glory to Democracy! Sony's controversial decision to make Helldivers 2players on Steam link their accounts to PSN has been reversed. The decision was met with a lot of backlash from players, which seems to have pressured Sony to cancel the update.

Helldivers 2 – Steam Issuing Refunds Following PSN Account Linking Backlash - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
05.05.2024

Helldivers 2 – Steam Issuing Refunds Following PSN Account Linking Backlash

Helldivers 2 has had a hell of a few days. Sony announced last week that going forward, PC players would need to link their Steam accounts with PlayStation Network in order to be able to play Arrowhead Game Studios’ mega hit, and the decision was met with instant, widespread backlash. Over the last three days, the co-op shooter has accumulated over 230,000 user reviews on Steam, with its Recent Reviews average plummeting to Overwhelmingly Negative. That has also been accompanied by many users getting refunds issued for their purchase of the game.

Helldivers 2 Dev is “Talking Solutions with PlayStation” Amidst PSN Account Linking Fiasco - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
05.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Dev is “Talking Solutions with PlayStation” Amidst PSN Account Linking Fiasco

Things have taken a sour turn drastically and abruptly for Helldivers 2. Sony recently made PlayStation Network logins mandatory for Steam players, sparking significant backlash from the community, especially from those who live in the many, many countries where PlayStation Network simply isn’t available. Sony recently pulled the game off sale in all of those countries, but Helldivers 2 director and developer Arrowhead Game Studios’ CEO Johan Pilestedt says a more long-term solution is being worked on.

Helldivers 2 Boss Offers Update on PSN Account Controversy - gamerant.com - Sweden
gamerant.com
05.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Boss Offers Update on PSN Account Controversy

Arrowhead is currently in discussions with Sony over how to deal with the ongoing controversy surrounding the retroactive enforcement of the PSN account requirement for playing Helldivers 2 on PC, a senior company official has revealed. This community update also offered some additional insights into the ongoing Helldivers 2 drama.

Helldivers 2 Access Removed from 177 Regions - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
05.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Access Removed from 177 Regions

Arrowhead's popular co-op shooter Helldivers 2 has been delisted from Steam in over 170 regions. This drastic step follows a controversial decision by publisher Sony, mandating Steam players to connect their accounts to a PlayStation Network (PSN) account before June 4 to continue playing Helldivers 2.

Even Helldivers 2's Director Doesn't Know What To Do About The Game's Removal From Steam - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
05.05.2024

Even Helldivers 2's Director Doesn't Know What To Do About The Game's Removal From Steam

Helldivers 2's creative director and CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios, Johan Pilestedt, has revealed that he doesn't know what players affected by the game's removal from Steam can do next.

Helldivers 2 has received 100,000 negative reviews since announcing players must link Steam to a PSN account - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
05.05.2024

Helldivers 2 has received 100,000 negative reviews since announcing players must link Steam to a PSN account

Earlier this week, Helldivers 2 players on PC were told that they'd soon need to link their Steam account to a PlayStation Network (PSN) account. Two days later and the game has received 100,000 new negative reviews on Steam.

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