Helldivers 2 had a great weekend despite some nasty PC issues plaguing the game. According to Arrowhead Game Studios, the game has surpassed 1 million copies across PS5 and PC.
On Steam, Helldivers 2 has been slowly climbing the charts. The game’s overall player count has been rising daily. The peak player count now sits at 155,926 players but each day this weekend, its daily player count was higher than the day before.
There’s no way to see how sales were divided across PS5 and PC. However, we can gather that PS5 sales likely made up the majority of the 1 million copies sold for the game. That’s likely because the PC version was hit hard by review bombs. Users negatively reviewed the game due to the anti-piracy DRM and launch day server issues.
At launch, Helldivers 2 was sitting on 60% on Steam. However, that has now increased to 74%. So hopefully the user reviews will improve over time as issues are ironed out.
Arrowhead Game Studios did perform some server maintenance last night on Helldivers 2. The work was done to help mitigate login errors some players were facing. As a result, users did encounter a few online issues.
CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios Johan Pilestedt released a statement following the server downtime. He says that if players encounter the “Failed to connect to server” issue, it means the server queue is too long and the game won’t let them in. He claims the issue has been mitigated but not resolved. So if you have this issue, you should just keep trying to log in.
We managed to increase the rate limit from 10,000/min to 20,000/min and the total capacity of concurrent players was increased from 250,000 total to 360,000 total. This was however still not enough as the player count jumped to 360k after 5 ½ minutes.
In closing, Pilestedt says the team are constantly working on server issues so we should have a smoother experience soon.
I know the progression issue is frustrating, especially for newer divers that want to unlock sweet gear. For now, please once again accept our sincere apologies for the issues you’re facing and rest assured, we’re doing our utmost to make it right. In order to do so, right now it is crucial that our team gets some sleep and we will be back at this again in a few hours.