Helldivers 2 Screenshot of Fighting in Snow

Does the New Zealand Trick Work For Helldivers 2?

Anyone keen to get their hands on Helldivers 2 early will want to use the New Zealand trick. It does, however, take a little bit of effort to do; luckily, we’ll let you know if it’ll actually work with this release to save you from wasting your time.

The New Zealand trick allows players to access games early by changing their region to New Zealand. This works as games are often released in local time zones; with New Zealand being one of the first places to reach a specific day before the rest of the world, they get access to the game before any other country. With the original game Helldivers receiving such high praise, averaging 8/10 on Metacritic, players have been left waiting since 2015 for the highly anticipated sequel. We can’t imagine players will want to wait longer than necessary to get their hand on it, so below, we give details on whether players can use the New Zealand trick for Helldivers 2.

Does the New Zealand Trick Work for Helldivers 2?

No, Helldivers 2 is being released worldwide at the same time. Helldivers 2 will launch at 1 am PT / 4 am ET / 9 am GMT / 8 pm AEDT / 10 pm NZDT.

According to the game’s official X (Twitter) account, this is the case for both the PlayStation and PC launches.

Helldivers 2 PS5 In-game Screenshot
Helldivers 2 In-game Screenshot

When Can You Download Helldivers 2?

Console players excited to play Helldivers 2 even earlier can pre-order and pre-download the game right now via the PlayStation store. If you’re organized enough to do the pre-download, you can save yourself the hours of pain on launch day.

That’s everything you need to know about using the New Zealand trick for Helldivers 2. Be sure to check out our Guide Hub for all of our guides on Helldivers 2.

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