Is Helldivers 2 open world?

Is Helldivers 2 open world?
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Written by 

Dani Cross


6th Feb 2024 16:34

Curious to know if Helldivers 2 is an open-world game? We've got the answers below!

Helldivers 2 is a co-op shooter where you can team up with your friends to take on enemies with all kinds of weaponry. The first game was a top-down game, and the sequel is a third-person shooter - but is it open world?

Is Helldivers 2 open world?

The short answer is no, Helldivers 2 isn't an open-world game. Instead, you'll embark on a mission in a specific area and you'll have to stick to the mission zone throughout.

It's possible that we'll find out more about the game's world after it comes out, but judging by the trailers and other marketing material there isn't going to be a large world to explore freely.

What are the levels in Helldivers 2 like?

Helldivers 2 players fighting aliens.
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In Helldivers 2 you'll be teaming up with friends to take on missions. These will usually involve fighting against hordes of alien enemies, including insect creatures or robots.

You'll have mission objectives to complete within the area, and once you've completed them you'll move on to the next mission.

As far as we know the levels won't be open world, but it does look like there's quite a bit of space to move around in. During a preview, players could call in air strikes and would end up hurting their teammates if they were too close to them, so it'll be important to make the most of the space you're given in each mission.

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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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