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Helldivers 2 requires Steam players to create a PSN account

Helldivers 2 requires Steam players to create a PSN account

It's not a good day at Helldivers headquarters. Through an official Steam post and an announcement on X (formerly Twitter), Steam players must connect their Steam account with a PlayStation Network account to continue playing Helldivers 2 on PC. Arrowhead Game Studios announced this condition on day one, but the developer temporarily removed the requirements due to technical issues at the game's launch. But now, at Sony's request, the requirement has returned, and this news has been met with a lot of backlash from fans.



Helldivers 2 is a premium live-service game phenomenon. Like Palworld, the game did not come with a $70 price tag, which may have boosted sales. But what kept players always coming back to Helldivers 2 was the game's quality and enjoyment. However, the idiom "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies here. After announcing the mandatory connection between the Steam account and a PSN account, fans were unhappy and expressed their frustrations. On the day of the announcement, May 3, the game received over 8000 negative reviews on Steam.

helldivers 2 have a lot of negative reviews after steam and psn link requirement

Although many may say creating a PSN account is an easy workaround, the situation is not as simple as it seems. Many countries don't allow creating a PSN account, which implies that those playing Helldivers 2 through Steam in these countries will lose access to the game. Furthermore, although the official message emphasizes safety and security, unfortunately, the PlayStation Network is no stranger to hacker attacks, which means that this security is not as iron-clad as Sony would like.

Others still comment that they do not have a PlayStation, have no interest in creating a PlayStation account, and will not make one. Since they will lose access to the game, the only alternative is to file for a refund. This shows that, despite Arrowhead Game Studios' warning about this requirement from the start, it would be best to remove it altogether. As of now, neither Arrowhead Game Studios nor Sony has responded to the negative feedback.

The impact of this change on Helldivers 2's player base remains to be seen since it will only be enforced from May 30. The announcement specifies that players must link their Steam account to a PSN account by June 4, or they will lose access to the game. If you're willing to meet these new requirements and continue your Helldivers 2 journey, we recommend keeping an eye on our comparator for the best deals on Helldivers 2 CD keys and discover why this game is so popular for its thrilling battles against massive interstellar creatures.

  • Categories : Action
  • Editor : Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer : Arrowhead Game Studios
  • Mode(s) : Solo, Co-op
  • Release date : February 8, 2024
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