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Posted: 2/11/2024 8:46:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Towely]
I grabbed it because it's cross-platform so I can play with the wife.

Turned out to be surprisingly fun.  It's simple, chaotic, and it just works.

Nothing more exciting than dropping a daisy chain of airstrikes and arty at your feet as you frantically leapfrog backwards while being overrun by a swarm of bugs.

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Arf Name-----------Helldivers Name----------Steam Code-------PS5 Code

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Link Posted: 2/14/2024 11:05:00 AM EDT
[#1]


I just picked it up yesterday for PS5. My screen name is my account name you’re welcome to join me spreading Democracy and Freedom’s sweet song across the galaxy.
Link Posted: 2/15/2024 3:34:19 PM EDT
[#2]
My friends and I got it on PC. It’s awesome. Best Starship Troopers game ever.
Link Posted: 2/16/2024 12:41:42 PM EDT
[#3]
I literally just stumbled across some gameplay video.  Never heard of it.  Looks fun as hell.
Link Posted: 2/16/2024 1:02:40 PM EDT
[#4]
Is it based on the book series?
Link Posted: 2/16/2024 7:19:03 PM EDT
[#5]
Half a dozen or so folks in my discord are playing it, taking a break from our ark/palworld/enshrouded/etc servers.  It's been fun so far.
Link Posted: 2/16/2024 11:05:38 PM EDT
[#6]
Link Posted: 2/17/2024 12:21:40 AM EDT
[#7]
It is fun
Link Posted: 2/17/2024 12:37:26 AM EDT
[#8]
I bought it a week ago.  Got through the tutorial and one mission, hard crashed my PC, something that hasn't happened for years.  Did some research, found out the anti-cheat system is a memory hog and the game itself doesn't play nice with Radeon 7xxx series cards.  Diddled some stuff for stability, got it running, got one more mission in, then had to go do real life stuff.  3 hours invested, 15 minutes of gameplay.

Then tried getting back in later, server time out after server time out after server time out all weekend, never got back in.  Haven't touched it since, hopefully they've got the servers sorted, and a hotfix from them or AMD for the memory issues and GPU issues.
Link Posted: 2/17/2024 9:21:10 AM EDT
[#9]
https://www.reddit.com/r/Helldivers/comments/1asyvqh/patch_01000009_pc_ps5/

New patch hit this morning, unfortunately still hasn't fixed the server overloading and rewards sometimes not paying out.  They've now spent a week trying to figure out those two issues.
Link Posted: 2/17/2024 12:17:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: gotigers] [#10]
What type of game is it?

Coop? MP? Squad?

3rd or 1st person? 3rd
Link Posted: 2/17/2024 12:23:03 PM EDT
[#11]
Third person co-op shooter.
Link Posted: 2/17/2024 5:10:31 PM EDT
[#12]
Bought it and played a couple missions and liked it

Currently 30 minutes into waiting to sign on as servers are full. not happy about that
Link Posted: 2/17/2024 9:06:02 PM EDT
[#13]
It is 3rd person and you can toggle it so when you aim down sights you go first person.
Link Posted: 2/17/2024 10:42:45 PM EDT
[#14]
I enjoyed Aliens Fireteam and this seems like it'll satisfy that itch. Downloading now, even though it appears I won't be able to play due to the server issues.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 9:45:20 AM EDT
[#15]
Man, I must be doing something horribly wrong. I can't beat the first mission.

First I couldn't figure out how to get civilians to even appear. I was just running around the marker on the map thinking they were inside the building that was marked on the map. Eventually there was a ridiculous amount of robots and I couldn't do anything without dying. Literally kept dying every minute for 20 minutes until I quit the mission.

Then I Googled that there's a console you need to press to spawn the civilians. I found it and pressed the console and 3 civilians came running out and ran towards wherever it was they were going. They would either all die or one or two would make it past the robots. Eventually there were 100 robots and I couldn't kill em fast enough and just got overrun entirely.

I run out of ammo quickly and get overrun by the robots. I can't just kill the robots as they drop in because they drop in on a different part of the map than where I need to spawn the civilians. I can't just spawn the civilians because the robots will just keep massing out of sight until finally making their way to me and I get overrun.


Link Posted: 2/18/2024 10:34:41 AM EDT
[#16]
Ok so I tried it for a 5th time and this time other players actually showed up from my SOS beacon. We made quick work of the robots while escorting all the civilians. Super easy with other players.

Is this not meant to be a solo game? lol.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 10:45:31 AM EDT
[#17]
Love this game. It is brutal, but never feels unwinnable.

It's crazy how popular it is. Last time i looked had more players on steam than Destiny 2 or Starfield. And that doesn't even include PS5 numbers.

Servers are a bit dicey, but once they get that straightened out this will be my primary game for awhile.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 11:03:53 AM EDT
[#18]
Ok wow these bug missions are 100x easier than the robot missions lol.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 12:27:44 PM EDT
[#19]
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Originally Posted By RayFromJersey:
Man, I must be doing something horribly wrong. I can't beat the first mission.

First I couldn't figure out how to get civilians to even appear. I was just running around the marker on the map thinking they were inside the building that was marked on the map. Eventually there was a ridiculous amount of robots and I couldn't do anything without dying. Literally kept dying every minute for 20 minutes until I quit the mission.

Then I Googled that there's a console you need to press to spawn the civilians. I found it and pressed the console and 3 civilians came running out and ran towards wherever it was they were going. They would either all die or one or two would make it past the robots. Eventually there were 100 robots and I couldn't kill em fast enough and just got overrun entirely.

I run out of ammo quickly and get overrun by the robots. I can't just kill the robots as they drop in because they drop in on a different part of the map than where I need to spawn the civilians. I can't just spawn the civilians because the robots will just keep massing out of sight until finally making their way to me and I get overrun.


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These escort missions are very tough
Even with my kid we couldn't get more than 6 extracted.

I avoid them for easier missions
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 1:39:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: DukeFan23] [#20]
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Originally Posted By RayFromJersey:
Ok wow these bug missions are 100x easier than the robot missions lol.
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Yep.  I was running a three man on Medium difficulty on the robot front.  Objective was to destroy 3 different facilities.  Squad abandoned mission before we knocked out any.  

It was utter chaos but I was luckily able to finish solo thanks to tactical nuking the shit out of all three sites.  I was definitely white knuckling it though.  Lol
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 3:42:38 PM EDT
[#21]
the game is awesome, when you can get in. I love everyone rage demanding refunds on steam because it means less competition for a server.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 5:42:33 PM EDT
[#22]
This is insane.

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Link Posted: 2/18/2024 5:45:27 PM EDT
[#23]
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Probably a record in there somewhere for most amount of people stuck at a login screen too.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 6:10:29 PM EDT
[#24]
We have 4-5 players in the arf discord if anyone wants an invite PM me.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 6:37:57 PM EDT
[#25]
Played a bit more and really digging it
the commands to drop items from ship are interesting and take time to get used to

noticed the bugs are a bit easier but can get overwhelming very quickly - still working out gear but anything fast lol, shotgun seems to work well but reload times...

the bots, the DMR seems to work very well with the mp7 clone and either light or heavy MG
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 6:38:31 PM EDT
[#26]
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Originally Posted By PattyOSullivan:
We have 4-5 players in the arf discord if anyone wants an invite PM me.
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I've been trying to get access to the ARF Discord for months, every time it asks me for my number, and never texts me.  It's a legit number through T-Mobile, same number I've had since 2014.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 7:01:28 PM EDT
[#27]
Well shit looks like I bought a ps5 tonight to play this.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 8:46:16 PM EDT
[#28]
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Originally Posted By DirtDivision:
Well shit looks like I bought a ps5 tonight to play this.
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Heh, and people said this game wasn't a system seller.
Link Posted: 2/18/2024 11:05:48 PM EDT
[#29]
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Originally Posted By GripSafety:

Heh, and people said this game wasn't a system seller.
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I was peer pressured by the homies.
Link Posted: 2/19/2024 8:28:45 AM EDT
[#30]
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Originally Posted By jerrwhy01:


I just picked it up yesterday for PS5. My screen name is my account name you’re welcome to join me spreading Democracy and Freedom’s sweet song across the galaxy.
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We are "friends" on PS5. I'm Thrown_hammer.
I'll hop in if i see you on and help spread managed democracy.
Link Posted: 2/19/2024 5:07:54 PM EDT
[#31]
Looks like there's a patch inbound tomorrow to address some of the issues. Apparently the game's code is simply not built for so many players. Increasing server sizes alone won't really do anything and would make the issues worse.

Absolutely fascinating how much this game has taken off in popularity.
Link Posted: 2/19/2024 5:25:22 PM EDT
[#32]
Was able to put in some time this weekend.   Hit level 21.  Playing with the same groups of people makes all the difference.  Hope they can get the servers stable and upsized so everyone can play.
Link Posted: 2/19/2024 6:36:38 PM EDT
[#33]
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Originally Posted By RayFromJersey:
Looks like there's a patch inbound tomorrow to address some of the issues. Apparently the game's code is simply not built for so many players. Increasing server sizes alone won't really do anything and would make the issues worse.

Absolutely fascinating how much this game has taken off in popularity.
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I’m currently in que now……. Waited all day to play it and now I have to do real life shit while I wait. Wtf.
Link Posted: 2/19/2024 7:00:20 PM EDT
[#34]
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Originally Posted By DirtDivision:

I'm currently in que now  . Waited all day to play it and now I have to do real life shit while I wait. Wtf.
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There isn't a legitimate que.

You have better luck getting in by closing the game and reopening it.
Link Posted: 2/19/2024 7:02:23 PM EDT
[#35]
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Originally Posted By RottenPumpkin:


We are "friends" on PS5. I'm Thrown_hammer.
I'll hop in if i see you on and help spread managed democracy.
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I’ll be on there around 8 tonight, if you’re playing I’ll IM you.
Link Posted: 2/19/2024 11:01:30 PM EDT
[#36]
Apparently I’ve been playing almost 3 hours. I can now see why the kids like the gaming. It was nice playing with guys I shoot with regularly.

The game is wild. I haven’t played a game like this in a long time, the closest game would definitely be destiny 2. Just endless bugs.


So many bugs.
Link Posted: 2/20/2024 1:00:56 AM EDT
[#37]
Turn off crossplay, that will help you connect a little.
Link Posted: 2/20/2024 4:28:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: RayFromJersey] [#38]
New patch is out.

I was able to get into the game by joining someone on my friend's list.

But the game was unplayable. It was stuttering and lagging like crazy. I left that team and my game was still horrible when I hosted my own mission.




edit: must have just been a temporary issue because late last night and this morning the game has been fine.
Link Posted: 2/20/2024 5:21:28 PM EDT
[#39]
I tried to get on last night but the servers were full. That was the first time I had ever seen that so far while playing. I’ll see if I can get on tonight.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:32:09 AM EDT
[#40]
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Originally Posted By RayFromJersey:
Ok so I tried it for a 5th time and this time other players actually showed up from my SOS beacon. We made quick work of the robots while escorting all the civilians. Super easy with other players.

Is this not meant to be a solo game? lol.
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From what I've read solo should be played on the lowest difficulty.

I am not really into mp games as I like to just play a game for a few mins then bounce out when dinner is ready. Wish they had ai bot teammates.

Might try it if they do a free weekend.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 6:29:12 PM EDT
[#41]
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Originally Posted By mikepiet:
From what I've read solo should be played on the lowest difficulty.

I am not really into mp games as I like to just play a game for a few mins then bounce out when dinner is ready. Wish they had ai bot teammates.

Might try it if they do a free weekend.
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Yeah. I tried solo on medium and was instantly pissed. I find it’s easier to just do a quick game and jump in with a crew already doing stuff. Ride that till I get kicked.

There’s some trash guns in the game or I’m not that good. I ran into some major Ass holes earlier and accidentally fragged a guy, they basically would kill me as soon as I dropped in after that so I left seeing no point in it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 7:58:13 PM EDT
[#42]
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Originally Posted By DirtDivision:




Yeah. I tried solo on medium and was instantly pissed. I find it’s easier to just do a quick game and jump in with a crew already doing stuff. Ride that till I get kicked.

There’s some trash guns in the game or I’m not that good. I ran into some major Ass holes earlier and accidentally fragged a guy, they basically would kill me as soon as I dropped in after that so I left seeing no point in it.
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Add me to your friends list; my PS name is the same as my screen name. I’ll play with you and I promise that if you accidentally frag me I won’t kill you on purpose.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:29:32 PM EDT
[#43]
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Originally Posted By jerrwhy01:



Add me to your friends list; my PS name is the same as my screen name. I’ll play with you and I promise that if you accidentally frag me I won’t kill you on purpose.
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Awwww shucks.

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Link Posted: 2/23/2024 10:37:34 AM EDT
[#44]
Considering picking it up for PC. I watched a bunch on videos for it and there is a bunch of retarded shit that goes down. Just my type of game!
Link Posted: 2/23/2024 10:43:31 AM EDT
[#45]
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Awwww shucks.

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Add me too if you want.

Thrown_hammer on PS.
Link Posted: 2/23/2024 1:36:14 PM EDT
[#46]
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Originally Posted By Xerith:
Considering picking it up for PC. I watched a bunch on videos for it and there is a bunch of retarded shit that goes down. Just my type of game!
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Moment of honesty. I’m not sure how to add people on ps5. If you’re on pc it may be easier to add me. My arfcom name is my ps5 name.


I got my son playing it. He’s 17 and In Missouri, I live in NJ so this makes communicating and half ass hanging out with him easier and a lot more fun. My friends thinks he hilarious and is my copy by playing style.


It was funny last night we were doing an ICBM launch and he goes to throw a stragegem, he fumbles it and all I hear is “dad, run!!!!!!!” I know it sound silly but man it’s making me happy here lately.
Link Posted: 2/23/2024 2:01:17 PM EDT
[#47]
Is it only on PS5? My youngest son tried to download it on his PS4 Pro and it never appeared as a downloaded game.
Link Posted: 2/23/2024 2:28:07 PM EDT
[#48]
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Originally Posted By ArGyLe64:
Is it only on PS5? My youngest son tried to download it on his PS4 Pro and it never appeared as a downloaded game.
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As far as I know PC PS5. All hell will break loose when they drop the Xbox version.
Link Posted: 2/23/2024 2:37:05 PM EDT
[#49]
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Originally Posted By DirtDivision:




Moment of honesty. I’m not sure how to add people on ps5. If you’re on pc it may be easier to add me. My arfcom name is my ps5 name.


I got my son playing it. He’s 17 and In Missouri, I live in NJ so this makes communicating and half ass hanging out with him easier and a lot more fun. My friends thinks he hilarious and is my copy by playing style.


It was funny last night we were doing an ICBM launch and he goes to throw a stragegem, he fumbles it and all I hear is “dad, run!!!!!!!” I know it sound silly but man it’s making me happy here lately.
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You should have a PS5 invite from thrown_hammer
Link Posted: 2/23/2024 11:04:12 PM EDT
[#50]
I've been enjoying it, #8914-7145 if anybody wants to play.
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