Helldivers 2 has sold a million copies!

helldivers 2, the sequel to the cult twin-stick shooter from arrowhead game studios, is celebrating impressive success – the game has already sold one million copies! this is an excellent result, considering the release on 1 december 2023 for pc, playstation 5 and xbox series x/s.

Release date: 8 February 2024
Developer: Arrowhead Game Studios
Platforms: PC and PS5
Genres: Action Online

Helldivers 2 – Official Launch Trailer

Helldivers 2 once again takes players to war-ravaged planets, where they take on the role of elite landing infantry soldiers – Helldivers. Their task is to fight off hordes of space bugs, hideous mutants and other deadly threats. The game offers challenging co-operative gameplay, requiring players to coordinate their actions and think strategically to survive in extreme conditions. Helldivers 2 expands on the mechanics of the original with a number of new features and improvements. Players now have access to an expanded arsenal of weapons and equipment, including new types of grenades, rifles and rocket launchers. A range of new skills and abilities are also available to combat enemies more effectively.

Shooter and co-op features of the new game

The game places a strong emphasis on co-op. Players can fight hordes of enemies together in the story campaign, as well as in a variety of multiplayer modes. “We are extremely proud that Helldivers 2 has achieved such an impressive success,” – Arrowhead Game Studios CEO said. “This is a credit to the hard work of the entire team, as well as the commitment of the gaming community. We would like to thank everyone who has supported Helldivers 2 and promise to continue to develop the game and provide players with new challenges and entertainment.”

In Helldivers 2, players fight for freedom throughout space as part of a squad of four Helltroopers. Targets can be destroyed both in open combat using a wide arsenal of weapons and by stealthily approaching enemies. Stratagems are used in battles – special means of defence and attack, which are called up on the battlefield with key combinations. As in the original, joint actions are complicated by the mechanics of friendly fire.

Arrowhead Game Studios is not slowing down. They have already announced a number of new content for the game, including new maps, missions, weapons, and challenges. It is also planned to expand the multiplayer mode with new features and capabilities. However, the success of Helldivers 2 raises some questions. The long production cycle and the promise of free expansions call into question the game’s profitability. Players are interested in how the developers will finance the further development of the game and whether they will choose micropayments or other forms of monetisation.

Helldivers 2 topped the weekly sales chart on Steam

  1. Helldivers 2
  2. Palworld
  3. Call of Duty
  4. Steam Deck
  5. Granblue Fantasy: Relink
  6. Enshrouded
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2
  8. Helldivers 2 – Update to Super Citizen Edition
  9. Deadly company
  10. Cyberpunk 2077

Helldivers 2 was launched on the Valve store with a “yellow” rating (51% based on 1607 reviews). Negative reviews most often complain about technical issues (connection errors, a broken player matching system, optimisation, bugs and crashes) and interface flaws, but there are also other complaints.

At the same time, players note a lot of improvements and innovations compared to the first part, dynamic gameplay, enjoyable shooting, exciting co-op, decent graphics, and great potential in general. Some call Helldivers 2 one of the best releases of 2024.

Another issue raised by players is the lack of cross-progression, i.e. the ability to continue playing the game on different platforms. Such a solution could significantly increase the game’s sales, and its absence is seen as a missed opportunity. Overall, the new release of Helldivers is undoubtedly a hit that has won the hearts of gamers. However, the success of the game poses a number of challenges for the developers, such as ensuring the viability and further development of the game, as well as taking into account the expectations of the community.


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