If you're a Helldivers 2 player that keeps experiencing crashes, you'll be glad to know that the developers have addressed a number of crashing-related issues with a new update today (Tuesday 9th April).


Helldivers 2 crashing is mentioned a number of times in the latest update on the game's official Steam page, with some problems being patched out and others remaining on the list of 'known issues' waiting for a fix.

If you're still having problems booting up the game, you might want to check your internet connection or wait for the servers to stabilise.

Read on to learn more!

Helldivers 2 crashing problems addressed by developers

The latest Helldivers 2 patch notes claim that the following crash-related issues have now been fixed:

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  • Fixed some crashes that occurred when deploying to mission.
  • Fixed some crashes that occurred during extraction and right after it.
  • Fixed crashes that could occur if the squad deployed a large amount of support weapons.
  • Fixed various crashes that could occur during gameplay.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using heat based weapons.
  • Fixed crashes which could occur if a player died while using the jetpack.
  • Fixed crash which could occur when large volumes of enemies were present.
  • Fixed crash which could occur when the player picked up a snowball.
  • Fixed crash which could occur when completing an objective.

On top of that, as far as we can see, the Helldivers 2 servers are up and running without any widespread outages being reported.

If you're experiencing crashes at launch or can't get into the game, it sounds like you're in the minority.

If you look at the comments on Down Detector, you'll see that players do occasionally run into problems, but the overall trend on the graph makes it look like the game is not totally down at the time of writing.

With this being a multiplayer game, it shouldn't come as any surprise that Helldivers 2 does get a little bit temperamental at times.

Crashes are par for the course with any hugely popular game, especially when that game has an online component. Sometimes, all you can do is make a cup of tea and try again later.

With Helldivers coming from a relatively small studio, it seems safe to assume that Arrowhead Game Studios is doing its best. At times when your game does crash, try to remember that. Patience is a virtue, after all!

We'll try to keep this page updated if more crash-avoiding advice is issued by Arrowhead.

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