Helldivers 2 is proving to be a rousing success for developer Arrowhead Game Studios, but the chaotic cooperative shooter’s launch has been marred by some persistent bugs (pardon the pun) and recurring issues; the good news is that the recently deployed patch on PS5 and increased server capacity should help with matchmaking, but unfortunately, instances of players not being adequately rewarded for their in-game efforts appear to persist, at least for the time being.
Helldivers 2 PS5 Patch
Johan Pilestedt, the game’s director, took to Twitter when the game went back online following scheduled maintenance. Nonetheless, as problems persisted, he sent a message to the Helldivers group, praising them for their patience.
— Pilestedt (@Pilestedt) February 11, 2024
Arrowhead has considerably increased server capacity and the rate at which huge numbers of people may join to the game, which should result in less time spent gazing at the dreaded notice “failed to connect to server”.
Unfortunately, a horrible problem that sees Helldivers go unrewarded for their heroic efforts persists, having been minimized but not cured, necessitating further server outages. Due to high server traffic, certain prizes were lost in the ether and were not appropriately applied to the player.
Pilestedt apologized again and offered to repeat the game when this happened. Taking a few hours to recover, he tells the studio (who have not likely been working all weekend) that they will return to work on it as soon as feasible.