Helldivers 2 Will Never Have PvP, Developers Confirmed

Himel Mahmud
By Himel Mahmud
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Credit: Arrowhead Game Studios

Developer Arrowhead Games confirmed they have no plans to add PvP mode to Helldivers 2.

Arrowhead Games’ sci-fi shooter Helldivers 2 has become an unexpected hit after selling one million copies in four days. The game was released for PlayStation 5 and PC simultaneously on February 8, 2024. Helldivers 2 became PlayStation’s biggest-ever launch on Steam and peaked at 155,926 concurrent players following its release.

Johan Pilestedt, Arrowhead CEO and Helldivers 2’s creative director announced that the game had an amazing launch on both platforms and performed better than the studio expected. However, Helldivers 2 faced server issues because of the influx of players, which the studio fixed quickly to prevent the entire system from failing.

Helldivers 2 | Credit: Arrowhead Game Studios

The community has asked to add a PvP mode in Helldivers 2 since the game is PvE only. Arrowhead Game Studios responded to the community and said that the studio has no intention of adding a PvP mode to the game.

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Arrowhead Game Studios’ Response To Fans

On Twitter/X, CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios Johan Pilestedt said that Helldivers 2 will “never” have PvP (Player versus Player) added to the game. After a fan asked Pilestedt if the studio had any plans on adding PvP to Helldivers 2 to steal players away from Call of Duty. Pilestedt replied to the fan that the studio decided never to add PvP due to the toxicity it may bring to the game.

After another person responded to the tweet saying that the developers were too “scared” to add PvP into the game. However, Pilestedt responded and said that the team didn’t want the toxicity and to make the game challenging for gamers to have some fun with their friends.

Helldivers 2 is a third-person co-op shooter in which players squad up in a team of four to take on alien bugs and automatons on a map packed with intense action and explosions. Although there is no PvP mode in the game, there is friendly fire, which is equally dangerous. Turrets can kill a player’s team member if they accidentally get in the way.

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Himel Mahmud is a Staff Writer and Social Media Manager at GameRiv. A former FIFA Professional, Himel has been playing video games forever. He plays video games passionately, loves football and an avid music listener.