Helldivers 2 has been affected by success—a whirlwind launch that is now PlayStation’s largest PC success led to a swarm of server points bugs, and never the type you’ll be able to shoot useless with a beam rifle.
Regardless, ambushed developer Arrowhead appears to be taking issues in stride and, as PC Gamer’s personal Fraser Brown notes: it is already in higher form. From what I’ve seen and heard, Arrowhead owes its win to Helldivers 2 being an ideal little bit of co-op shooter enjoyable. Additionally (based on the sport’s director and Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt) it goals to keep away from the live-service pitfalls we have all come to detest.
“We actually utilized ourselves to not make it p2w regardless that objects are functionally totally different. The one merchandise that is p2w is the revolver—which can win you any ‘cool gun’ competitors,” Pilestedt wrote in a tweet yesterday.
That is in response to a video from a participant who notes you may get supercredits—a premium forex you should use to purchase a ‘Steeled Veterans Warbond’ battle cross—by taking part in the sport. Gamers can snag these by choosing them up in missions, or by progressing the free Warbond. Spending money (round $10’s value) will get you entry to it sooner, although.
“Pay to win” #Helldivers2 You possibly can really play the rattling Recreation to earn tremendous credit lol once more folks simply be saying shit. pic.twitter.com/acDV4bFjR1February 9, 2024
Pilestedt later responded to a different participant, writing: “‘You need to earn the suitable to monetize’—I really imagine that. If folks need to help this title they’ve an possibility, however we’re by no means forcing anybody to take action.”
You possibly can make the argument that pay-to-win video games hardly ever ever pressure anyone to do a lot of something—as a substitute incentivising them by means of lengthy, arduous grinds. However in an period of fully-priced video games with wallet-melting cosmetics, I believe a handful of side-grade weapons you may get at no cost in an affordable period of time is fairly innocent. To not point out, there is not any FOMO right here. That is based on a developer weblog for Helldivers 2 posted final month:
“That is vital to us: the Warbonds are NOT a pay-to-win, FOMO-driven system. As a substitute, the gear within the Warbonds simply retains accumulating. We is not going to retire earlier Warbonds as new ones are launched—you’ll be able to decide them up and full them at any time,” says Helldivers 2’s deputy sport director Sagar Beroshi. Because it stands? It looks like Pilestedt’s crew has put its supercredits the place its slobbering alien maw is.