- Helldivers 2 is a new co-op third-person shooter released for PC and PS5.
- The game has complete cross platform play between PC and PS5.
The sequel to the original Helldivers by Arrowhead Studios was released almost after a decade. Titled Helldivers 2, the game has been received well by fans with many joining the game immediately after launch. The sequel marks a shift from 2015’s Helldivers by introducing a new third-person perspective in the gameplay.
The game builds on its predecessor, as the players need to join the Helldivers gang and fight extraterrestrial creatures to defend the Super Earth from their invasion.
Helldivers 2 comes with support for a four-player cooperative play. The game is heavily built around the multiplayer element as team members need to watch out for each other at times of need. The importance of cooperative play comes into play during tasks such as reloading weapons and defeating enemies.
Can Helldivers 2 be played solo?
Since Helldiver 2’s gameplay heavily relies on multiplayer elements, many have wanted to know if they can play the game solo if they want to.
As a piece of good news for players who would like to play to game by themselves, Helldivers 2 can be played solo. Therefore, players won’t have to worry about missing out on the game fun if they want to avoid the multiplayer setting. All the in-game missions and tasks can be completed in the solo mode. However, players need to keep in mind that the game might get a bit difficult if played solo.
Nevertheless, those who want to start playing the game solo should remember that Helldivers 2 lacks a specific single-player mode and story campaign.
This seems to have been done deliberately by the developers. Many of the in-game secondary objectives are intended to be completed collaboratively by multiple players, and if someone wants to play them solo will need to invest a lot of time.
Solo players will also find it difficult to defeat certain adversaries as they come with armor equipment covering their front bodies and therefore they need to be attacked from other directions which can be done by several players playing together. Helldivers 2 does not offer any exclusive benefits for playing the game solo players apart from the fact that the enemies’ health will see some reduction.
How to play Helldivers 2 solo?
The game requires the players to be constantly online and heavily focuses on the multiplayer cooperative element. Therefore, players who want to play it solo will have to make some changes in the game’s settings.
In order to play Helldivers 2 solo, players will first need to launch the game. They then need to go to the “Options” menu and then click on the “Matchmaking Privacy”. The “Matchmaking Privacy” will be by default set to “Public.” Players need to change it and set it to “Friends Only”. They then need to start the game without sending an invitation to anyone.
The game was made available on February 8, 2024, for the PlayStation 5 and PC, and there is no confirmation regarding an Xbox release. The game comes in two editions. The Standard Edition is priced at $39.99, and the Premium Edition comes at $59.99, making it the most affordable PS5 exclusive game to date.