PlayStation Walks Back Helldivers 2 changes, no need to link PSN account

Update, 5/6/2024:

PlayStation does not require Helldivers 2 players to link their Steam accounts to PlayStation Network accounts. This leads to Helldivers 2 dropping from a “Mostly Positive”-rated game on Steam, after days of unrest among players. “Mixed” for all reviews and “Mostly negative” for recent reviews.. As a result the first Helldivers also started getting bad reviews, CEO of Arrowhead Game Studio, according to the developer John Pillstead.

“Helldivers fans – we’ve asked for your feedback on the Helldivers 2 account linking update,” a Post X (formerly Twitter) reads Made Today. “The May 6 update, which required linking a Steam and PlayStation Network account for new players and starting May 30 for current players, will not continue.

“We’re still learning what’s best for PC players and your feedback is invaluable. Thanks again for your continued support of Helldivers 2 and we’ll keep you updated on future plans.”

Following the news, Pilestedt took to X to thank PlayStation for the change while noting how impressed he was with the Helldivers 2 community.

With this change not moving forward, the Helldivers 2 community can hopefully return to killing bugs and automatons in the name of democracy, no need for linked accounts or review bombs.

Original story continues below…

Original story, 5/3/2024:

Developer Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced that Helldivers 2 on Steam will soon require a PlayStation Network account to play. From May 30 all new players will be required to link their Steam account to a PSN account and all current players will be required to do so by June 4.

Until this point, playing Helldivers 2 on PC via Steam did not require a PSN account and with the sudden switch-up, players took to the game. Steam reviews to express their frustration. The game’s rating is still “very positive”, with approximately 80% of user reviews falling into this category, but down from 80% in previous weeks. And now, if you look at the game Recent reviewsYou will find lots of negative ratings on PSN account change required.

she is says “Due to technical issues with the launch of Helldivers 2, we have temporarily allowed the requirement to link Steam accounts to a PlayStation Network account to be optional. That grace period now expires.” That expiration begins on May 6 for new players and June 4 for current players.

While the frustration is understandable, it’s important to note that creating a PSN account doesn’t require a PlayStation console — creating one is free and done online, with no PlayStation 5 required. SIE encourages players to do so ahead of the June 4 change.

“While we understand this may inconvenience some of you, you are all proud that this step helps us build community,” the announcement said.

For more information, read about Democratic Detonation Premium Warbond landing in Helldivers 2 this week, and how the latest Helldivers 2 update increased the level cap, added blizzards and sandstorms, and more. Check out Game Informers Helldivers 2 review to find out why we think it’s a must-play game.

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