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Helldivers 2 CEO Advises "Buy Later" Amid Server Issues

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Helldivers 2, the latest sensation for PlayStation 5 and PC gamers since its February 8 release, has quickly become a fan favorite with its thrilling multiplayer action. However, the game's launch has not been without its hiccups. Arrowhead Game Studios, the brains behind the operation, did not foresee the overwhelming response, leading to significant network and connection issues.

As eager players find themselves in long queues and the game struggles with server capacity, Johan Pilestedt, the CEO of Arrowhead, has made a statement on Twitter. He suggests that fans hold off on purchasing the game until the servers are fully equipped to handle the load. This advice came in response to a fan expressing their desire to buy the game despite financial constraints. Pilestedt's response on Twitter was both candid and considerate, emphasizing the importance of a smooth gaming experience over immediate sales.

This stance of prioritizing player satisfaction over profits has sparked discussions within the gaming community. Some have even proposed that sales be temporarily halted to allow for server optimization, a measure previously seen with the 2021 release of the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion by Square Enix due to similar popularity issues.

As Helldivers 2 continues to exceed sales expectations, with over a million copies sold, the developer is actively hiring more staff to enhance the game's performance and ensure a stable experience for its players. This move, along with the CEO's transparent communication, highlights the studio's commitment to quality and player satisfaction.

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