Helldivers 2 Breaks 400K Concurrent Players, Passes GTA V


Helldivers 2

By: Jason Siu


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Helldivers 2 is now ranked 24 on the all-time peak list for Steam

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Despite battling server issues since its launch, Helldivers 2 has surpassed 400,000 concurrent players. Unfortunately, that number won’t be going past 450,000 anytime soon as the team at Arrowhead has placed a cap to further improve server stability. “Our team is working around the clock to solve these issues,” said Misty on Discord. “While we’ve been able to mitigate some of the causes, we are still struggling to keep up with the scaling that is needed to accommodate all our Helldivers.”

The game’s success places it currently 24th on the all-time peak list for concurrent players on Steam, making it PlayStation’s largest PC launch to date. Helldivers 2 has had more concurrent players on Steam than Grand Theft Auto V, Monster Hunter: World, Starfield, and Destiny 2, to name a few.

Helldivers 2 is the sequel to 2015’s Helldivers, which was a top-down, twin-stick shooter. Helldivers 2 is a third-person squad-based shooter that is heavily inspired by Starship Troopers.

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of Tunerzine.com and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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