Helldivers 2 launch is a disaster

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#1 PCLover1980
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Aside from the very intrusive kernel-level anticheat(Which is not needed cos this isn't PVP), the servers have been a bust at launch.

The game also has visual and performance issues on PS5.

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I am just finishing up the final test of basic training on my PS5. While it's not very pretty and controls are a bit wonky, so far it seems fine. I will start matchmaking once I finish the test though.

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#3 R4gn4r0k
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I've heard of the issues and even seen some of them.

But personally I got into the game without much trouble and have been playing and enjoying this one with friends for most of the day.

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#4 Saint-George  Online
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Cows will avoid this like the plague, another flop like silent hill 3-10

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#5 R4gn4r0k
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@kvallyx said:

I am just finishing up the final test of basic training on my PS5. While it's not very pretty and controls are a bit wonky, so far it seems fine. I will start matchmaking once I finish the test though.

Let's team up! PS5 and PC can do crossplay :)

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@R4gn4r0k said:
@kvallyx said:

I am just finishing up the final test of basic training on my PS5. While it's not very pretty and controls are a bit wonky, so far it seems fine. I will start matchmaking once I finish the test though.

Let's team up! PS5 and PC can do crossplay :)

Yes sir! It won't be until the weekend though. I have golf tonight.

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#7 clone01
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Hope they iron out the bugs. This game looks kinda neat.

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Looked like a cheap $19.99 game from Steam. So not only is it overpriced af, but its also broken? This generation is so tight.

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#9 Pedro
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No major loss since it is on Gamepass.😉

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#11 Pedro
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Steam first...then PS5.🙃

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#12 Zero_epyon
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Did my tutorial and first mission on PC with no issues but let’s see later when I try to join others.

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@kvallyx said:

I am just finishing up the final test of basic training on my PS5. While it's not very pretty and controls are a bit wonky, so far it seems fine. I will start matchmaking once I finish the test though.

Matchmaking didn’t work for me this morning. It wouldn’t even connect to the server from what I could tell. I tried a mission solo and it didn’t go very well lol

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@ghostofgolden said:
@kvallyx said:

I am just finishing up the final test of basic training on my PS5. While it's not very pretty and controls are a bit wonky, so far it seems fine. I will start matchmaking once I finish the test though.

Matchmaking didn’t work for me this morning. It wouldn’t even connect to the server from what I could tell. I tried a mission solo and it didn’t go very well lol

I have been reading that they have fixed some of those issues and people are connecting now.

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@Pedro said:

Steam first...then PS5.🙃

Thats how it works. Steam doesn’t have the cert restrictions that consoles have. PalWorld showcased this very issue as well.

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#16 Pedro
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@Zero_epyon said:

Did my tutorial and first mission on PC with no issues but let’s see later when I try to join others.

Don't worry, they have PC as the priority so they got you.😎

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#17 GhostOfGolden
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Loading Video...

For those on Steam Deck wondering about the performance

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#18 Zero_epyon
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@Pedro said:
@Zero_epyon said:

Did my tutorial and first mission on PC with no issues but let’s see later when I try to join others.

Don't worry, they have PC as the priority so they got you.😎

I mean if that's where most of the problems are...

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@ghostofgolden said:
@kvallyx said:

I am just finishing up the final test of basic training on my PS5. While it's not very pretty and controls are a bit wonky, so far it seems fine. I will start matchmaking once I finish the test though.

Matchmaking didn’t work for me this morning. It wouldn’t even connect to the server from what I could tell. I tried a mission solo and it didn’t go very well lol

You die sooo easily and I like it lol.

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@Zero_epyon said:

Matchmaking didn’t work for me this morning. It wouldn’t even connect to the server from what I could tell. I tried a mission solo and it didn’t go very well lol

You die sooo easily and I like it lol.

Yeah, that makes the mission more intense for sure. I also like that this game has nailed the Starship Troopers vibe so perfectly. The Starship Troopers game has a lot working against it coming out after this game.

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@pclover1980: I heard the PC issues are because of DRM.

I don't get the "looks like crap on PS5". It looks just as good if not better than the 1st one from the videos.

Is it fun?

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#22  Edited By mazuiface
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When I saw it shoot above Palworld on the charts, I knew that matchmaking to would be a catastrophe. They better figure it out quickly. As with Palworld, these devs are never ready for the influx of players on their servers at first

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Hope they get it all patched up! I would play with other PS5/PC players!

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#24 Pedro
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@Zero_epyon said:

I mean if that's where most of the problems are...

Is it?

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#25  Edited By Heil68
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@Pedro said:
@Zero_epyon said:

I mean if that's where most of the problems are...

Is it?

According to dev's PC is first to get patch, must be the problem...CONFIRMED. :D

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#26 Antwan3K
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Any early impressions on gameplay?

Seems like my kind of game

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#27  Edited By Nonstop-Madness
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I've been watching it on Twitch and, it looks pretty good; I may end up buying it.

It's doing pretty well ...

Steam reviews are bit low but, most of the negatives are technical issues (server, bugs etc.) that can be addressed.

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@kvallyx said:
@R4gn4r0k said:
@kvallyx said:

I am just finishing up the final test of basic training on my PS5. While it's not very pretty and controls are a bit wonky, so far it seems fine. I will start matchmaking once I finish the test though.

Let's team up! PS5 and PC can do crossplay :)

Yes sir! It won't be until the weekend though. I have golf tonight.

Weekend sounds fine.

I'm hooking up with a friend tomorrow and we're gonna watch Starship troopers, which coincidentally sounds like just the movie to watch!

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#29 R4gn4r0k
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@Antwan3K said:

Any early impressions on gameplay?

Seems like my kind of game

There is a lot of shooting, but it feels tactical.

You can crouch, dive, jump, sprint. I saw my friend jump around and fire like Max Payne, it was awesome.

There are a ton of unlocks, from napalm strikes to resupplies. Anyone could specialise in all kinds of guns.

I played for 4 hours but it feels like I've barely scratched the surface.

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#30  Edited By BassMan
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This is what needs to happen to management making decisions to launch broken and unfinished games...

That shit is unacceptable.

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#31  Edited By Zero_epyon
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@Antwan3K said:

Any early impressions on gameplay?

Seems like my kind of game

Just played a game after a pretty large update and it's pretty damn good. The combat is pretty good and teamwork feels like it means something and not just tacked on.

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@Pedro said:
@Zero_epyon said:

I mean if that's where most of the problems are...

Is it?

Yes.

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@dabear said:

@pclover1980: I heard the PC issues are because of DRM.

I don't get the "looks like crap on PS5". It looks just as good if not better than the 1st one from the videos.

Is it fun?

Ahhh i see you're slowly but surely being positive about the ps5😊Told you, your PS5 ownership is approaching at lightning speeds.

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As usual buying at launch is a losing endeavor. I really want to support Arrowhead because I'm an og magika and helldivers 1 nerd, but that said I'll wait for the game to be finished before diving in.

I'm also understanding that this is a game steam deck will likely run well... Has anyone tried?

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#35 Antwan3K
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@R4gn4r0k: @Zero_epyon: thanks!.. still waiting to see if some of my buddies are going to pick it up before pulling the trigger and diving in.. (puns intended) 👍

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#36  Edited By Litchie
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An online game has a few hiccups on launch day. This is unheard of. A disaster! No wait.. a DISASTER!

DISASTER!!

..please click my video.

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@Antwan3K said:

@R4gn4r0k: @Zero_epyon: thanks!.. still waiting to see if some of my buddies are going to pick it up before pulling the trigger and diving in.. (puns intended) 👍

Yup! Just remember team killing is always on!

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#38  Edited By mrbojangles25
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Yeah I am disappointed. Game is in rough shape. Like...worse than WH40K: Darktide, if you can believe it.

Not a fan of the kernel-level anti-cheat that installed--without permission, I might add--onto my PC. Apparently its not actually for anti-cheat purposes, it's to prevent people from gaining items from the store so has nothing to do with gameplay.

It's also kind of an ugly, rough looking game. I expect better given the first game's impact and quality but this is just kind of bargain-bin level quality right now and not in a fun way, either.

Also hard to join matches, lose connection regularly.

Yeah, just...not great.

If people were hyped to this and are looking for alterntaives, I recommend:

  • Deeprock Galactic
  • WH40K: Darktide
  • WH: Vermintide 2
  • Left4Dead 2
  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite
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Helldivers 2 surpassed GoW 2018 with PlayStation's highest CCU count to date.

PlayStation's GaaS strategy is starting off on the right foot.

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#40  Edited By Zero_epyon
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Started running into the crashing and disconnections. Sigh...

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nonstop crashing and bugs galore.

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@hardwenzen: You lied. Where is your hype thread?

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@last_lap said:

@hardwenzen: You lied. Where is your hype thread?

Dragon's Dogma 2 is too far away. Give it some time.

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didn't have problems with premade group yesterday but apparently matchmaking was busted, didn't chash or stutter. There is some funny shit olike you dive in to shallow water and your guy just yoinks up tposing. Fun game

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#47  Edited By Pedro
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I guess this game has to cook a bit longer.

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#48 Last_Lap
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@hardwenzen: No one really cares about DD2, you said you were doing a Helldivers 2 hype thread, but I guess you got scared.

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@last_lap said:

@hardwenzen: No one really cares about DD2, you said you were doing a Helldivers 2 hype thread, but I guess you got scared.

I am not afraid of life like you are. And i am collecting my strength for the DD2 thread, which will be my magnum opus. Respect my choices.

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#50  Edited By SargentD
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@mrbojangles25 said:

Yeah I am disappointed. Game is in rough shape. Like...worse than WH40K: Darktide, if you can believe it.

Not a fan of the kernel-level anti-cheat that installed--without permission, I might add--onto my PC. Apparently its not actually for anti-cheat purposes, it's to prevent people from gaining items from the store so has nothing to do with gameplay.

It's also kind of an ugly, rough looking game. I expect better given the first game's impact and quality but this is just kind of bargain-bin level quality right now and not in a fun way, either.

Also hard to join matches, lose connection regularly.

Yeah, just...not great.

If people were hyped to this and are looking for alterntaives, I recommend:

  • Deeprock Galactic
  • WH40K: Darktide
  • WH: Vermintide 2
  • Left4Dead 2
  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite

Ah shit, I believe you.. you been hype for helldivers2.. I was hype for dark tide and was severely dissapointed with that games launch state.. was bad.. your saying it's worst than dark tides launch is big red flag..

Will avoid for now