After nearly a decade of work, Swedish developers Arrowhead have finally released Helldivers 2. And, while it’s still early days, the game is certainly resonating with gamers all across the world, with the explosive sequel breaking records right away.
With its explosive mission design and brutal third-person action, there’s plenty to keep you coming back for another round. But, in addition to the PVE experience, is there a PVP option where you can put your talents to the test against other Helldivers?
Here’s all you need to know about PVP in Helldivers 2.
Is there PVP in Helldivers 2?
Helldivers 2 currently does not feature a strict PVP offering. Even though the game’s friendly fire setting is enabled by default, there’s nothing prohibiting you from going to war with your pals.
At any time, a stray bullet, a Strategem, or even a grenade thrown too near for comfort might all result in your comrades being redeployed. Your actions can cost lives in the blink of an eye, thus PVP is always an option.
If you have a grievance to settle with someone on your squad, nothing is stopping you from finding a quiet location on the map and conducting business as a gentleman.
However, beyond that spontaneous encounter, Helldivers 2 lacks a true PVP option. You can’t enter a multiplayer battle with other humans, and there are no competitive rankings to chase. After all, the goal of the game is to help your fellow Helldivers free planets for the betterment of Super Earth.