“Helldivers 2”: Gaming’s Second Mega Surprise of the Year in Just a Month and a Half

“Helldivers 2”: Gaming’s Second Mega Surprise of the Year in Just a Month and a Half

14. February 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The year 2024 has been full of surprises in the gaming world, and we’re not even through the first quarter yet. “Helldivers 2” has surged in popularity to the point of facing server issues due to unexpectedly high player demand.

This unexpected rise in popularity mirrors a similar situation that occurred earlier this year with “Palworld,” placing “Helldivers 2” in good company as it appears to follow another chapter in the success story of “Palworld.”

The Surge in Popularity

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“Helldivers 2” has surpassed 200,000 concurrent players on PC, a remarkable feat that has caught the attention of gamers worldwide. Johan Pilestedt, CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios, announced that the studio is urgently seeking new developers to keep up with the game’s enormous popularity, something they did not anticipate to this degree.

Plans for the Future

Pilestedt revealed plans to increase the speed and quality of future game updates in response to the success of “Helldivers 2.” He emphasized the need to recruit talented developers who can help accelerate and strengthen their content plans.

Player Feedback

The game’s sudden surge in popularity has led to an outpouring of praise from players. Many users expressed their love for “Helldivers 2,” calling it one of the best cooperative games ever made and their favorite game in years. This fantastic feedback is a testament to the game’s quality and the dedication of the Arrowhead Game Studios team.


Despite not reaching the exceptional player numbers of “Palworld,” “Helldivers 2” is gaining momentum on Steam. With over 200,000 concurrent players on PC and growing, the game is poised for further growth in the coming days.

As the studio seeks new developers to support their plans for future updates, fans eagerly anticipate what lies ahead for “Helldivers 2.”

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