Helldivers 2 Is Too Popular For Its Servers

Helldivers 2 Is Too Popular For Its Servers

Helldivers 2, the third-person shooter that launched on PS5 and PC on February 8, is having fun with a good bit of recognition. It rocketed to the highest of Steam charts shortly after launch, and it shortly soared previous God of Warfare’s prime concurrent participant rely to grow to be PlayStation’s largest PC launch. It’s so well-liked, the truth is, that its servers are struggling to maintain up.

Over the weekend, simply days after its launch, Helldivers 2 gamers reported in depth server points, hassle logging in and progressing their characters, and issues receiving the endgame rewards. Developer Arrowhead Sport Studios pushed out a number of speedy fixes, which helped a bit, however issues endured. On February 11, Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt took to X (previously Twitter) to replace pissed off Helldivers 2 gamers, writing:

To talk in technical phrases, our companies in addition to our accomplice companies have a price limiter that denies connections past a quantity per minute to forestall the complete system from failing. We managed to extend the speed restrict from 10,000/min to twenty,000/min and the entire capability of concurrent gamers was elevated from 250,000 complete to 360,000 complete. This was nonetheless nonetheless not sufficient because the participant rely jumped to 360k after 5 and a half minutes.

Due to this, the “problem with the login stays,” and gamers can nonetheless get a “failed to connect with server” error message. The elevated capability “ought to require much less retries to get in,” although. And the swath of speedy fixes “mitigated” the difficulty with receiving rewards, however didn’t resolve it. “With out further server upkeep, this can nonetheless not work as supposed,” Pilestedt continued. “In the event you get the difficulty you’ll be able to strive rebooting the sport to extend the probabilities of it being reset.”

“For now, please as soon as once more settle for our honest apologies for the problems you’re dealing with and relaxation assured, we’re doing our utmost to make it proper,” he guarantees. “So as to take action, proper now it’s essential that our workforce will get some sleep and we might be again at this once more in just a few hours.” Right here’s hoping gamers could have a measured response to the thought of builders getting much-needed relaxation, as Pilestedt’s response runs antithetical to the all-too-common tradition of crunch within the business.

Helldivers 2 seems to be to be an absolute blast when it really works. Its physics system makes for some hilarious mishaps, its cooperative gameplay and crossplay are nice for lovers of on-line shooters, and gamers appear to be actually having fun with capturing a fuckton of aliens on New Earth.

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