Helldivers 2 Gameplay and Story Info | Everything We Know So Far


Helldivers 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the twin-stick shooter, is coming soon. Read on to learn about its story, gameplay, and first impressions.

Everything We Know About Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 Story Plot


Helldivers 2 lets you play as an elite soldier among the Helldivers, the greatest military force the galaxy has ever seen. Join the fight for freedom as you eliminate monsters who threaten the peace. Your duty as an enlisted member of the force is to capture enemy planets and defend against invasions, which will undoubtedly help protect managed democracy.

Helldivers 2 Gameplay


Helldivers 2 ditches the iconic twin-stick shooter gameplay of the first game and completely replaces it with a new third-person over-the-shoulder view. While we’ll have to wait and see which Helldivers game did it better, being down below where the action will undoubtedly intensify things. What used to be just a small armored bug on your screen is now much larger up close, and definitely much more menacing.

Just like in Helldivers 1, you’ll have access to a variety of different weapons and stratagems. Optimize your loadout for the situation you expect to be in. If you’re expecting heavily-armored enemy units, ditch the regular assault rifle and go for laser weapons, explosives, or call in an airstrike with your stratagems. Keep in mind that friendly fire is just as dangerous as enemy units, so make sure you’re mindful of where your allies are.

Helldivers 2 Trailer

Official Launch Trailer

The trailer opens like a galactic military recruitment video and showcases the game’s brand new third-person gameplay, teasing much more intense battlefields compared to the first game.

Helldivers 2 Product Information

Helldivers 2 Cover
Release Date February 8, 2024
Developer Arrowhead Game Studios
Publisher PlayStation Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Supported Platforms PC, PS5
Genre Third-person shooter, Squad-based shooter
Number of Players 1-4
ESRB Rating Mature
Official Website Helldivers 2 Website
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