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Helldivers 2 Dev to Compensate Players for Lost Rewards, PC Patch Canceled Due to Performance Issues

Even though third-person co-op shooter Helldivers 2 did well with players and became Sony’s biggest PC game launch ever, it continued to struggle with connection issues and untracked rewards, even forcing its developer to roll back a patch due to performance. problems.

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios released patch 01.000.005 for the game on Steam yesterday, January 12. The update was designed to address major issues affecting players’ ability to log in, but it caused performance issues, leading Arrowhead to roll back the patch.

“We rolled back the patch due to significant performance degradation for some users,” Arrowhead said in a note on Helldivers Discord. “The mission rewards patch will not be affected by this.”

In the patch notes for update 01.000.005, Arrowhead promised to compensate players for lost rewards via an increased reward event. Much of Helldivers 2’s progression comes from mission rewards, making it a particularly serious problem for players trying to make their avatars more powerful.

Meanwhile, today, February 13, Arrowhead rolled out a hotfix for the PS5 version that addresses server capacity, connection capacity progression, and mission rewards. It’s the same as the PC patch, but Arrowhead said it doesn’t anticipate any performance issues on PS5. “We are currently investigating this issue with yesterday’s PC version,” the developer said.

Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt had already apologized to the players and explained how the servers struggled to cope with the onslaught of players after last week’s launch. In the meantime, Helldivers 2 players have already established an “unspoken” cooperative etiquette.

Wesley is the UK news editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at wesley_yinpoole@ign.com or confidentially at wyp100@proton.me.

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