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PlayStation Walks Again Helldivers 2 Adjustments, PSN Account Linking No Longer Required


Replace, 5/6/2024:

PlayStation is not going to be requiring Helldivers 2 gamers to hyperlink their Steam accounts to PlayStation Community accounts following widespread backlash from the sport’s neighborhood. This follows days of turmoil amongst gamers, resulting in Helldivers 2 on Steam dropping from a “Largely Constructive”-rated recreation to “Combined” for all opinions and “Largely Detrimental” for current opinions. Even the primary Helldivers began receiving unhealthy opinions on account of this, in response to developer Arrowhead Sport Studios’ CEO Johaan Pilestedt. 

“Helldivers followers – we have heard your suggestions on the Helldivers 2 account linking replace,” a put up made at present on X (previously Twitter) reads. “The Could 6 replace, which might have required Steam and PlayStation Community account linking for brand new gamers and for present gamers starting Could 30, is not going to be transferring ahead. 

“We’re nonetheless studying what’s finest for PC gamers and your suggestions has been invaluable. Thanks once more to your continued help of Helldivers 2 and we’ll maintain you up to date on future plans.” 

Following this information, Pilestedt took to X to thank PlayStation for the change whereas noting how impressed they’re with the Helldivers 2 neighborhood. 

With this alteration not transferring ahead, the Helldivers 2 neighborhood can hopefully return to killing bugs and automatons within the title of democracy, without having for linked accounts or overview bombing. 

The unique story continues beneath…


Authentic story, 5/3/2024:

Developer Arrowhead Sport Studios and Sony Interactive Leisure have introduced that Helldivers 2 on Steam will quickly require a PlayStation Community account to play. All new gamers from Could 30 must hyperlink their Steam account to a PSN account, and all present gamers could have to take action by June 4. 

Up till this level, a PSN account was not required to play Helldivers 2 on PC through Steam, and with the sudden switch-up, gamers have taken to the sport’s Steam opinions to precise their frustration. Admittedly, the sport’s ranking remains to be “Very Constructive,” with roughly 80% of person opinions falling into this class, however that 80% is decrease than it has been within the weeks prior. And now, in the event you have a look at the sport’s current opinions, you will discover loads of adverse scores over the required PSN account change. 

SIE says attributable to “technical points on the launch of Helldivers 2, we allowed the linking necessities for Steam accounts to a PlayStation Community account to be quickly optionally available. That grace interval will now expire.” That expiration begins on Could 6 for brand new gamers and June 4 for present gamers. 

Whereas frustration is known, it is essential to notice a PlayStation console shouldn’t be required to create a PSN account – creating one is free and may be carried out on-line, no PlayStation 5 required. SIE encourages gamers to take action forward of the June 4 change. 

“We perceive that whereas this can be an inconvenience to a few of you, this step will assist us proceed to construct a neighborhood that you’re all proud to be part of,” the announcement reads. 

For extra, learn concerning the Democratic Detonation premium Warbond that drops into Helldivers 2 this week, after which examine how the newest Helldivers 2 replace elevated the extent cap, added blizzards and sandstorms, and extra. Take a look at Sport Informer’s Helldivers 2 overview to seek out out why we expect it is a must-play recreation. 


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