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Helldivers 2 Shatters Records on Steam Surpassing All PlayStation PC Debuts

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Helldivers 2 has made a monumental splash on Steam, setting a new benchmark by surpassing the concurrent player counts of all PlayStation PC ports combined. The game achieved an impressive peak of 333,827 players on Steam, as reported by SteamDB, outshining the combined peak of 300,359 players for all other PlayStation titles on PC.

This significant achievement comes despite the game's simultaneous release on PC and PlayStation 5, diverging from PlayStation's usual strategy of porting games to PC long after their initial console launch. However, the game's launch was not without its challenges, as it encountered several technical difficulties due to the overwhelming number of players trying to access the game.

Over the recent weekend, the game's director, Sagar Beroshi, addressed these issues on social media, acknowledging a problem that affected the distribution of player rewards at the end of missions. Efforts to rectify the situation were made, but the game still faced server capacity issues, leading to multiple instances where players could not access their deserved rewards or experience.

The team behind Helldivers 2 has been working tirelessly to increase server capacity and resolve these issues, promising a fix as soon as possible. Their dedication to improving the player experience reflects the game's importance and the high expectations from its fan base.

Helldivers 2, announced during a PlayStation Showcase event last May and initially slated for a 2023 release, was delayed but finally launched last Thursday. As a sequel to the 2015 game available on PS4, PS3, and Vita, Helldivers 2 draws inspiration from military sci-fi, particularly Starship Troopers, and emphasizes cooperative play, continuing the legacy of its predecessor with a focus on teamwork and strategy.

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