Unless you've been living underneath a rock, you will have come across Helldivers 2 and learned something of its colossal success. How many copies of the co-op shooter have been sold? How many are playing? We'll be taking a look at those questions below.


Arrowhead Studios' latest for PS5 and PC proved so popular at launch, player demand caused the servers to buckle – resulting in players reportedly waiting up to over an hour before getting into a lobby.

Fortunately, the situation is a lot better now.

There's plenty to like about the game, and you're sure to have seen a hilarious clip or two while scrolling through your preferred social media platform. Perhaps that has something to do with its increasing player count and sales numbers?

Read on to find what the Helldivers 2 player count is and to see what its sales numbers are.

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Helldivers 2 player count - How many people are playing?

Helldivers 2 multiplayer still showing players stood on a dune in the desert
Helldivers 2. Arrowhead Games

Over on SteamDB, Helldivers 2 reached an all-time peak of 458,709 players, with the 24-hour peak being 431,621 as of writing – so it’s safe to say that there is still a huge amount of people playing the game on Steam alone.

Sony doesn’t often reveal player counts, and Arrowhead Game Studios has remained schtum on the matter too.

What we do know is that it overtook Call of Duty and Fortnite on PSN in the United States, as reported by Daniel Morris for GameRant.

It’s easy, then, to imagine that the number of players on PlayStation could easily match or even outstrip the Steam player count, something evidenced by comments from the Arrowhead Game Studio CEO Johan Pilestedt.

What we do know is that PC and PlayStation players are expanding Super Earth arm-in-arm owing to crossplay, though the player count could have been bigger still - as Helldivers 2 isn’t on Xbox.

Helldivers 2 sales numbers - How much money has it made?

Terminids attack in Helldivers 2 as a player shoots a gun at the monster
Helldivers 2. Arrowhead Games Studios

According to a Bloomberg report, Helldivers 2 has sold over 8 million copies as of 15th March 2024, which would work out to at least £280 million when taking the £34.99 asking price into consideration.

Bloomberg's report states that TD Cowen analyst Doug Creutz has "estimated that Helldivers 2 has sold more than 8 million copies".

It's believed, too, that "the game has performed well ahead of expectations" and that the sales number will keep rising every week.

Sony is yet to reveal the exact sales numbers of the game but the 8 million and growing estimation is believable enough considering how many are actively playing on Steam at any one time.

Owing to all the hilarious clips shared on YouTube and social media, we'll be sure to be updating this page with an estimation of 10 million copies sold before long. Sometimes games just capture our collective imagination.

If an official updated statement is made regarding the player count and total number of copies sold, we’ll update you as soon as possible.

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