Helldivers 2 is having a little bit of a second proper now. After celebrating a record-breaking launch, developer Arrowhead Sport Studios shortly realised it wasn’t prepared for for the big inflow of gamers, which has at one level surpassed 360,000 concurrent gamers throughout PC and PS5.
The developer acted shortly, deploying smaller fixes to deal with the most typical issues, and later increasing server capability to reduce the log-in failure price and permit extra gamers to be on-line at any given time.
Now, Arrowhead dropped the sport’s first patch.
Patch 01.000.005 not solely has a comically lengthy model quantity, it’s additionally obtainable solely on PC. It dropped late on Monday, and adopted one hour of server upkeep. It’s but once more one other step in direction of addressing numerous server-related issues.
Extra particularly, the replace eased the log-in authentication request course of, which ought to reduce down on these cases the place you’re simply sitting on the launch display screen spamming the log-in button. What’s extra, the sport will now clarify when a log-in has failed, somewhat than simply, effectively, not do something to inform you what’s happening.
Better of all, there’s now a countdown timer, which ought to hopefully stop gamers from spamming the button and additional overloading servers with requests. This doesn’t imply there’s a queue system in place, nonetheless, the timer will simply present when the following log-in try shall be made.
In the event you’ve been taking part in since launch, you’re possible keenly conscious of the lacking development and mission rewards drawback, which is one other one attributable to the load on servers. The brand new patch fixes mission rewards from missions, in addition to the every day/problem development error. The developer stated that it believes this must be the tip of that, however it’s going to proceed to observe, ought to additional fixes must be deployed.
To compensate for all of the chaos of launch, Arrowhead is engaged on an in-game occasion with elevated rewards – although it didn’t supply a timeframe there. Learn the complete change go online Helldivers 2’s Steam web page.