Helldivers 2 Has Had Another Patch And A Massive Boost To Player Capacity

More divers means more Managed Democracy!

Arrowhead Game Studios has issued yet another small update to Helldivers 2 as it works hard to keep the massively-popular new co-op shooter stable under the weight of hundreds of thousands of eager players.

Update Version 1.000.11 mostly fixes crashes and other issues triggered in specific circumstances while improvement backend network communications, but also adds the crucial new feature of having idle players kicked from the game after 15 minutes of inactivity – something that will hopefully stomp the issue of players staying logged in and AFK for fear of the servers being full when they return.

Alongside the update, Arrowhead’s CEO Johan Pilestedt revealed on X that the studio has updated the max concurrent player cap to 700,000. Previously it was set at 450,000 while the team attempted to manage server stability but this should relieve some of the pressure of getting divers in their pods and on planetary soil.

Pilestedt admitted that the actual numbers of incoming players are likely to reach that cap anyway, but assured that wait times will be a lot more bearable and that final improvements are coming ahead of what will no doubt be another busy weekend.

The full patch notes for Helldivers 2 version 1.000.11 are below:

Helldivers 2 version 1.000.11

FIXES

  • Fixed multiple crashes triggered when joining other players’ ships.
  • Fixed crash triggered when exiting ADS.
  • Fixed crash triggered when players leave a session while bombardments are active.
  • Fixed issue where online missions in Galactic War Map were unselectable.
  • Fixed issue with GameGuard and Steam’s “verify integrity” step.
  • Fixed issue with GameGuard and the Windows firewall.
  • Fixed issue preventing access to Ship Management panel.
  • Fixed issue causing players to get stuck in the defrosting or in the ship intro cinematic
  • Fixed crash triggered when the process of buying Super Credits fails.
  • Fixed crash triggered after consecutive quickplay attempts.
  • Implemented a functionality that will kick players who remain idle for 15 minutes back to the title screen.
  • Continuous improvement on client > backend communications.
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KNOWN ISSUES

These are issues that were either introduced by this patch and are being worked on, or are from a previous version and have not yet been fixed.

  • No text is present for the Requisitions and Social Menu on the Player HUD
  • Crash may occur when trying to Match Make on Galactic War Map
  • PS5 players may encounter error code 10003001 on the login screen.
  • Login rate limiting when many are logging in at the same time.
  • Players can become disconnected during play.
  • Rewards and other progress may be delayed or not attributed.
  • Various UI issues may appear when the game interacts with servers.
  • Pick-up of certain objects in-game may cause characters to freeze in place for an extended period of time.
  • Other unknown behaviors may occur.
  • Japanese VO is missing from intro cutscene and Ship TV.
  • Armor values for light/medium/heavy armor do not currently function as intended.

We recently score Helldivers 2 a 9/10 in our review, with Edward saying, “Helldivers 2 is a masterstroke, a sensational sequel to one of my favourite games and an absolute must play for people who enjoy simple, cinematic, and irreverent fun. The shift in perspective, the upgraded graphics and sound design, and the hard lean into satirical humour have launched it easily into one of my favourite games of 2024.