- Helldivers 2 is a team-play-focused game that requires cooperation and strategy among players.
- The community has developed a set of unspoken rules and tips to help new players navigate and excel in the game.
- Despite some technical issues and concerns about microtransactions, Helldivers 2 has had a strong start and has the potential to become a popular multiplayer game.
Though the game has only just launched, the Helldivers 2 player community is already at work devising a set of common tips, tricks and etiquette for playing the game with others. These rules help players who may be struggling in the heavily team-play-focused game, as well as guide them in making the most of the unique (and comedic) mechanics found in Helldivers 2.
Games that call for in-depth cooperation among different players predate the internet, but the advent of online multiplayer posed new challenges and possibilities for games to demand coordinated team play in real time. Though the original game in the series was a top-down shooter, Helldivers 2 is a more traditional third-person game, putting it in the company of classic co-op shooters like Left 4 Dead as it pits its team of Super Earth soldiers against endless hordes of aliens and assorted enemies. Unlike some co-op games, though, Helldivers 2 can be punishing towards careless teammates, as it allows team members to hurt and even kill each other with accidental friendly fire.
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The Best Way to Play Co-Op in Helldivers 2
Since Helldivers 2 can be a harsh experience for the uninitiated, the community’s taken it upon itself to help improve the experience for newbies. User RhuanSqx on the Helldivers subreddit came up with a list of unspoken Helldivers rules that they thought people should know. The rules covered a set of best practices to help new players get accustomed to the unique qualities of Helldivers 2, the better to mold them into capable squad members. Some of the tips might seem obvious to players familiar with the genre, like not crossing into a teammate’s line of fire, while others were based on mechanics more unique to Helldivers itself.
Other Helldivers 2 players jumped in, verifying the rules’ usefulness and suggesting new ones. Others even suggested more advanced tactics in the comments, like throwing a respawn beacon towards a titan-class enemy so that the incoming drop pod can be used as a weapon. A few comments were also addressed to new players still trying to get into the game, advising patience as developer Arrowhead Game Studios works to address server issues that are affecting Helldivers 2 matchmaking.
Despite some early-period technical issues and concern about the presence of microtransactions in Helldivers 2, Arrowhead’s new squad shooter seems to be off to a strong start. With time and continuing support, fans of Arrowhead on PS5 and PC could see the birth of a new multiplayer mainstay.
Helldivers 2 is a third-person cooperative shooter developed by Arrowhead Games Studios for the PC and PlayStation 5 where players take control of a Helldiver set to protect the citizens of Super Earth by traveling to hostile alien worlds and destroying threats. Players undergo missions, defeat enemies, and use special items called Stratagems to help turn the tide of battle in this punishing release.
- PC , PlayStation 5
- February 8, 2024
- Arrowhead Game Studios AB
- Online Co-Op
- M For Mature 17+ Due To Blood and Gore, Intense Violence
- Number of Players