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Helldivers 2

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Helldivers 2
Helldivers 2 cover
Developers
Arrowhead Game Studios
Publishers
PlayStation PC
Engines
Autodesk Stingray Engine
Release dates
Windows February 8, 2024
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions Unlock
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres TPS
Themes Sci-fi
Series Helldivers
Helldivers 2 on MobyGames
Helldivers 2 on Wikipedia
Helldivers
Helldivers 2015
Helldivers 2 2024

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Helldivers 2 is a multiplayer third-person TPS game in the Helldivers series.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Super Citizen Edition also available.
Windows
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Super Citizen Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Super Citizen Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Super Citizen Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Super Citizen Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
Cosmetic Armor cosmetics can be purchased using Super Credits via the in-game shop.[1]
Currency Super Credits. It can be used to buy gear, cosmetics or premium Warbonds in the in-game shop.[1]
Free-to-grind Super Credits can be earned by exploring points of interest during a mission.[1]
Time-limited Pre-order and twitch drops exclusive armor sets.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
TR-7 Ambassador of the Brand Armor Pre-order only.
Windows
TR-9 Cavalier of Democracy Armor Pre-order only.
Windows
TR-62 Knight Armor Pre-order only.
Windows
TR-117 Alpha Commander Armor Twitch Drop only.
Windows
Upgrade to Super Citizen Edition Included in the Super Citizen Edition.
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Arrowhead\Helldivers2\user_settings.config
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/553850/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Arrowhead\Helldivers2\saves\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/553850/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Cross-save with the PlayStation 5 version of the game is planned after launch.

Video

Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Display settings
Display settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
45-90 (Vertical Field Of View)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Post-processing anti-aliasing toggle and SSAA via Render Scale option
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
No HDR controls found. Brightness control is same in both SDR & HDR. Can control UI Brightness with slider.
Ray tracing (RT)

Input

Audio

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Dialogue, Sound Effects and Voice Chat volume sliders
Surround sound
Also supports Dolby Atmos.
Subtitles
Full, On-Screen Only, In-World Only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
Inaccuracies or missing crucial informations. EX: Armor passive effect "Democrat Protects" lacks a display for it's 50% lethal damage survive chances.
German
Italian
Japanese
Audio is region locked to Japanese storefronts.
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video v2023.2
Multiplayer Microsoft Azure PlayFab
Anti-cheat nProtect GameGuard

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-4790K
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 470
SSD recommended.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/553850/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (553850) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Helldivers 2 – WARBONDS: Supporting the Galactic War Effort - last accessed on 2024-02-27
  2. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2024-02-10