Everything You Need To Know About Helldivers 2

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Everything You Need To Know About Helldivers 2

With nearly a decade existing between Helldivers 2 and its predecessor, it’s fair to say that the wait for Arrowhead Game Studios latest has been a little protracted to say the least. Nonetheless, Helldivers 2 is almost here and looks set to reinvigorate the third-person shooter formula with an emphasis on Starship Troopers inspired fast and furious gunplay, tactical gear management and enough cooperative shenanigans to give Helldivers 2 legs for months and perhaps even years. 

Be sure to keep this guide in your favourites as we cover everything you need to know about Helldivers 2 including the release date, gameplay details, latest trailer, crossplay details, PC specs and more.

Helldivers 2 Release Date

Helldivers 2 will release on PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam on February 8, 2024. As of right now, Helldivers 2 has not been confirmed for a release on the last generation PlayStation 4 or on the Epic Games Store, though the latter could change in the near future. 

Helldivers 2 Pre Order Bonuses

Pre-ordering Helldivers 2 ahead of its release on February 8, 2024 not only gives you peace of mind that you’ll definitely be getting your hands on what looks to be one of the best cooperative multiplayer games of the year, but pre-ordering the game will snag you some neat bonuses too.

The Helldivers 2 pre order bonuses are: 

‘TR-7 Ambassador of the Brand’ Armour Set.
‘TR-62 Knight’ Armour Set.
‘TR-9 Cavalier of Democracy’ Armour Set.

Helldivers 2 Super Citizen Edition – What Do You Get?

In addition to the standard edition of Helldivers 2, eager armchair troopers can also get their paws on the Helldivers 2 Super Citizen Edition which packs in all manner of neat goodies to help them along in their provision of democracy and liberty to the galaxy. 

The Helldivers 2 Super Citizen Edition contains:

‘DP-53 Savior of the Free’ Armour Set.
‘Will of the People’ Cape.
‘MP-98 Knight’ Weapon.
Super Citizen Status.
Stratagem Hero Ship Game.
‘Steeled Veterans’ Premium Warbond.

Helldivers 2 Crossplay

Yes, Helldivers 2 on PC does support crossplay. This means that players on both PC and PS5 can join forces as they attempt to spread liberty and democracy across the galaxy.

Helldivers 2 Gameplay

At its core Helldivers 2 maintains the essence of the first game with aplomb. This is to say that you and up to three other gun-toting buddies are tasked with dropping onto various planetoids and blasting the resident bugs/evil aliens/bad cyborgs to pieces. By far the largest change that Helldivers 2 brings to the formula established by its predecessor however is the shift to an over the shoulder, third-person perspective from the more traditional top-down viewpoint embraced by the first game. Not only does the change in perspective allow Helldivers 2 to showcase a massive leap in visual fidelity, but so too does it also provide players with a much more immediate and visceral connection to the battlefield – not to mention some of the best explosions ever seen in a video game. 

It’s also worth noting that there is more to Helldivers 2 than just blasting apart your foes en-masse. Much like the original game each mission in Helldivers 2 not only takes place on a procedurally generated world with a common set of environmental characteristics, but so too does it often demand that players complete additional objectives such as hacking communication beacons, destroying enemy nests and tackling massive bosses to name just a few. 

Of course like the first Helldivers game before it, Helldivers 2 truly shines as a cooperative experience with friends and developer Arrowhead Game Studios has sought to double down on this aspect of its design. First off, though Helldivers 2 very much isn’t a Destiny like effort where you have multiple classes and deep specialisations, it does still prescribe a welcome degree of collaboration in terms of the loadouts that each Helldiver can bring with them to the battlefield. By picking between light, medium, heavy armour types and choosing a mixture of weaponry and defence items, Helldivers 2 very much encourages players to tailor their loadouts in tandem. This means if you’re heading to a planet where there are more hardy foes that are in fewer numbers, you might want to have a heavy armour loadout to distract the more powerful enemies while your fellow Helldivers in lighter armour can pile in the damage, for example.

Another part of the cooperative experience in Helldivers 2 is the use of Stratagems. Familiar to anybody who played the original Helldivers, Stratagems allow players to deploy a broad swathe of support items and ordnance to the battlefield at a moment’s notice. From devastating cluster bombing runs, automated sentry guns and hulking mechs through to handy shield generators and supply pods that provide limited use weaponry, the offensive possibilities that Helldivers 2 offers is pleasingly substantial to say the least. In case you’re wondering, deploying Stratagems is done exactly as before, requiring that players hastily enter in a sequence of button presses to obtain the gear that they want (not to mention the in-built stress and entertainment that comes with fluffing up the inputs during a heated battle).

Helldivers 2 also places a larger emphasis on weapons that require multiple players to use too. With the hefty railgun making a return among some newer chunky armaments, it’s clear that the cooperative spirit that so well permeated the original game is alive and well in its sequel. Not wanting to shy away from the friendly fire aspect of the first Helldivers that made it so unintentionally entertaining, you might be relieved/horrified to learn that Helldivers 2 not only allows you to ‘accidentally’ blast your teammates once again, but so too can you once again ‘accidentally’ land your drop pod on top of the noggin of your fellow players when you respawn, too. Put simply, Helldivers 2 looks set to capture the frequently intense and hilarious of the cooperative gameplay design that made the original such a hoot to play in the first place.

Where Can I Watch The Latest Trailer?

The latest trailer for Helldivers 2 is available to watch right now and you can catch it above. Focusing on the cutting edge features of the PC version, this latest trailer for Helldivers 2 not only rams home the sequel’s particularly amusing brand of sly imperialist satire, but so too does it provide us with a neat glimpse at the intense third-person combat that Helldivers 2 looks to boast in spades, while also confirming it supports crossplay. Happy days indeed.   

PC System Requirements

With the shift to a fully three-dimensional, over the shoulder perspective, the level of visual fidelity in Helldivers 2 has also taken a corresponding climb, meaning that you’ll need a fairly decent rig to get the most from the game. You can catch the full set of Helldivers 2 PC requirements below.

Minimum Requirements:

Renders at 1080p @30 FPS with ‘Low’ graphical presets
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 470
Storage: 100 GB available space

Recommended Requirements:

Renders at 1080p @60 FPS with ‘Medium’ graphical presets
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600XT
Storage: 100 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD Recommended

Performance Requirements:

Renders at 1440p @60 FPS with ‘High’ graphical presets
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-12600K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800
Storage: 100 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD Recommended

Ultra Requirements:

Renders at 4K @60 FPS with ‘Very High’ graphical presets
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i7-12600K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
Storage: 100 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD Recommended

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