April 14, 2024

Picture: Arrowhead Recreation Studios / Sony

Let me be upfront: no, you’re not the one particular person attempting and failing to unfold democracy in Helldivers 2 this week.

The hard-as-nails and ridiculously fashionable co-op shooter has had a tough time adjusting to fame, which means some gamers have been gazing loading screens and queues extra typically than they’ve been capable of get into the precise recreation. The builders have apologized for the scenario although, and issues have been enhancing. Simply yesterday, the developer Arrowhead Recreation Studios issued a patch that introduced its server capacities as much as 700,000 concurrent gamers. Sadly, the staff believes this quantity nonetheless gained’t be ok to completely maintain via what is predicted to be a busy weekend.

The information got here by means of Arrowhead’s CEO Johan Pilestedt, who has been sharing updates on their private Twitter profile, and claimed that the studio could be issuing some “last enhancements” right now forward of the weekend. Pilestedt additionally warned that the staff expects Helldivers 2 numbers to surpass what they’ve ready for, they did guarantee that the 700,000 participant cap was “above what we now have been capable of assist.” Total, Pilestedt says that “wait occasions might be extra bearable” going ahead.

That final bit possible has to do with yesterday’s patch, which kicks Helldivers 2 gamers from the queue in the event that they’re simply idling on the startup web page and taking over area on the server. And you realize what, the patches have really labored. I received residence from work and my pals have been capable of load into the sport with no points. Even when I’ve received to attend this weekend, I’m assured I’ll be capable to get into the sport extra simply than the final time I attempted. After I do, I’m wanting ahead to having a jolly ol’ mess of a time flattening my pals with drop pods and watching them get vivisected by large bugs.