Helldivers 2 Studio Addresses Squad Size Possibility

Helldivers 2 Studio Addresses Squad Size Possibility

In the latest update from Arrowhead Game Studios, the developers behind the popular game Helldivers 2 have addressed ongoing fan inquiries regarding the possibility of increasing squad sizes in the game. Despite the persistent request from the game's community, Arrowhead's community manager has confirmed that increasing the squad size from four to a larger number is unlikely to occur in the near future.

Game's Success and Operational Challenges

Since its launch, Helldivers 2 has seen significant success and growth, much to the surprise of both the developers and players, especially given the early technical issues at launch due to high login volumes. The game has continued to evolve with regular updates, adding new content and addressing player feedback effectively.

Community Interaction and Feedback

Arrowhead Game Studios has been actively engaging with the Helldivers 2 community, particularly through platforms like Discord, where they directly interact with players. This open line of communication has allowed them to address concerns and share updates promptly, making the community feel more involved in the game's development process.

Comparisons with Other Games

Players have often compared Helldivers 2 with other titles that support larger squad sizes, such as The Division 2 and Destiny 2, which accommodate six players in certain modes. This comparison has intensified the calls for Arrowhead to consider a similar expansion in squad capacity.

Developer's Response

Responding to the community's requests, Thomas ‘Twinbeard’ Petersson from Arrowhead addressed the issue in the Helldivers 2 official Discord channel:

"While we appreciate the community's enthusiasm and suggestions, expanding squad sizes would require significant changes to the game's balance and design. Although nothing is set in stone, such a development would be quite intensive and is not currently planned."

Strategic Focus and Future Updates

The discussion regarding where the development team should focus their efforts—whether on enhancing game features or fixing bugs—has been a topic of debate among players and within the company. Johan Pilestedt, CEO of Arrowhead, emphasized the need to balance both aspects to maintain player engagement and competitiveness in the gaming market.

Community's Reaction and Speculations

Despite the setback regarding squad sizes, the Helldivers 2 community has been largely supportive of the developers, appreciating their transparency and continued efforts to improve the game. Meanwhile, speculation about future updates and potential new content continues to keep the community eagerly anticipating what Arrowhead will roll out next.


As Helldivers 2 moves forward, Arrowhead Game Studios remains committed to its vision of providing a thrilling and engaging experience for its players. While an increase in squad sizes may not be on the immediate horizon, the studio's track record of listening to and acting on player feedback suggests that the future of Helldivers 2 will continue to be shaped by its dedicated and passionate community. The ongoing dialogue between the developers and the players is likely to foster further innovations that will enhance the gameplay experience in unexpected and exciting ways.


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