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Are the Helldivers 2 servers down?

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Are the Helldivers 2 servers down?
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Live service games have many, many, many issues, but one of the most prevalent is their heavy reliance on servers. Helldivers 2 is one of the multitude of always-online games that is completely unplayable as soon as their servers go down. Here’s how to check if they’re up and running or not.

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How to check Helldivers 2 servers

Helldivers 2, at the time of writing, is still fresh out of the box, so it isn’t quite up to speed with many websites. Currently, the best way to check if the Helldivers 2 servers are down at the moment is to take a look at their X (formerly Twitter) page. Here, the team will keep everyone up to date with the current outages and provide the apologies necessary.

Are the Helldivers 2 servers down?
Screenshot by PC Invasion

There is also an official Discord here that will provide up-to-date community news about the Helldivers 2 status. This will cover all sorts of issues, such as known bugs, server outages, glitches, and update plans. The team at Arrowhead Games is present in their Discord and keeps a close eye on issues, often making statements to repair statuses.

As an always-online game, Helldivers 2 is going to constantly have server outages, leaving players down and out. These outages are to be expected to happen at release, on new event days, and around updates. These should really be avoidable at this point, but even huge games like Fortnite and Destiny 2 still suffer from server outages.

Some things to try

If you are still having problems connecting to the Helldivers 2 servers, there are a few tips to try.

  • Disconnect from any VPN you may be running.
  • Restart your PC or PS5.
  • Check your internet connection speeds using a website like Speedtest.net.
  • Ensure you have Cross-Play enabled.
  • Ensure you have connected your Sony account to your Steam account.
Leo Gillick
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Leo is a Freelance Writer for PC Invasion. He has a degree in English Literature and Film Studies and more hours buried into videogames than he cares to admit. He has worked extensively in the Videogame and Travel writing industry but, as they say, get a job doing something you love and you'll never work a day in your life. He uses his writing as a means to support indefinite global travel with the current five year plan seeing him through Latin America.