Want to know where Helldivers 2 is going? Just look back at the original game

Helldivers 2 may not be the game that comes to mind when you think a ‘live service game’. A lot of factors contribute to this perception, and it’s one the game benefited from in distinguishing itself from the sea of unwanted live service projects, especially the two big ones that came out alongside it.

Whether it’s the modest retail price (by comparison), lack of exploitative or egregious microtransactions, or the fact the game is content complete and – barring server problems – quite polished and functional at launch; the co-op shooter managed to pull off having one foot in live service and the other in classic multiplayer.

This all makes veterans of the original game very excited, because they know – given time – how much bigger and better Helldivers 2 can be.

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