Helldivers 2 is launching this week for PS5 and PC and according to Arrowhead, all future content for the game will be free. Addressing player concerns surrounding the game’s gameplay loop, the studio says Helldivers 2 will expand in the months ahead with free content.
Arrowhead stressed that all content coming to Helldivers 2 will “always” be free. As a result, players can look forward to the experience growing over time. We already know that Helldivers 2 will get mountable mechs after launch. The most recent State of Play trailer revealed the content.
We also know that Helldivers 2 leverages a unique Galactic War system that sees enemy forces heighten across each planet. This system lets Arrowhead directly change various gameplay elements in Helldivers 2. For example, the developers can decide to increase the conflict in one area while also providing certain modifiers for that planet.
The Galactic War will likely be a large focus going into the post-launch content for Helldivers 2. We can expect to see this system grow with new planets and threats as the months go by.
Keep in mind that Helldivers 2 does have an in-game store which is likely why the game’s content is free. The store lets players purchase cosmetic and vanity items using a premium currency. There are also various cosmetic bundles available that unlock new ways to customize your character.
The good news is that if you’re jumping into Helldivers 2, you can expect months of content ahead of you. The game is out on 8 February for PS5 and PC. Watch the latest trailer below. Check out the PC system requirements here.