Helldivers 2 release date, gameplay details, trailers & more

Helldivers 2 release date, gameplay details, trailers & more
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Dani Cross

Last updated 

1st Feb 2024 09:52


Helldivers 2 is an upcoming third-person squad-based shooter from Arrowhead Game Studios and PlayStation. We've got all the info you need to know about Helldivers 2's release date, as well as gameplay details so you know what the game's all about.

Players will step into the boots of the Helldivers and fight against a growing alien threat using all kinds of weaponry. If you're looking for a new co-op shooter to get stuck into, this might be worth keeping on your radar. With that, here's everything you need to know about Helldivers 2!

Helldivers 2: Release date & platforms

A rocket from Helldivers 2.
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Helldivers 2 will be released on February 8, 2024. The game is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC platforms, but is available for pre-order now.

The game was debuted at Sony's State of Play in May 2023. It's a sequel to the original Helldivers game from 2015, which was released on PS3, PS4 and Vita.

Helldivers 2: Gameplay details

Players in the snow in Helldivers 2.
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Helldivers 2 is a third-person co-op shooter set in a sci-fi world. You play as a Helldiver, a peacekeeper in a galactic war. Your job is to defend your planet from an invasion of deadly alien creatures.

Luckily, you'll be equipped with a wide range of tools to take them down, including heavy guns, bombs, mines, turrets and more. You can even call in airstrikes and upgrade your ship to unlock new tools to use in combat.

Helldivers 2 is a co-op game, so you can work together with friends to fight the aliens. However, friendly fire is always on, so you need to make sure you're not accidentally hurting your allies. Communication will be essential in this game.

Importantly, Helldivers 2 will include crossplay between PS5 and PC. That means you can play with friends on other platforms!

Helldivers 2: Trailers

The most recent trailer for Helldivers 2 was shown at Sony's State of Play presentation. You can check it out above!

This trailer teases some content that seems to be planned for after launch, including some kind of mech with a chaingun. It also shows some of the enemies you'll be fighting and the locations you'll be visiting in the game. Definitely give it a look if you're interested!

For more Helldivers 2, keep reading GGRecon - or check out some info about more upcoming games here. For more games from Sony's latest State of Play, check out our info about Death Stranding 2 or Rise of the Ronin.

Dani Cross
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Dani Cross
Dani is a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She graduated from university with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, then worked as a freelance writer before joining the GGRecon team as a full-time writer in 2023. In her opinion, the best game of all time is Elden Ring – but her favourite is Halo: Reach, a game that created lifelong friendships and somehow started her down the path to a career in media. She’s also way too invested in Pokemon cards, and a big fan of guinea pigs, cats and other cute creatures.
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