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.
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.
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.