Four Helldivers standing next to each other shooting in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2: Can You Play Split-Screen?

While Helldivers 2 is a very fun online multiplayer game, what options do those wanting to partner up with a buddy and play it in local couch co-op split-screen have?

Helldivers 2 is a challenging experience, especially when playing solo. So, it makes sense that you’d want to bring a friend along for the ride. For most players, this will be in the online multiplayer mode, which sees you play with up to three other people. However, for those who are still keen on playing with a friend literally by their side, sharing the same couch, and chowing down on snacks while blasting Terminids, is there a split-screen mode?

Can You Play Helldivers 2 Split-Screen?

No, you cannot play Helldivers 2 in local couch co-op split-screen. This applies to all platforms, including PC and PlayStation 5. While the game does allow for up to 4 players in online multiplayer, there is no way to share your screen with a buddy. Additionally, it doesn’t seem like it’s a feature that Arrowhead Game Studios is planning on adding in the future. So, don’t expect to spread democracy with a friend by your side any time soon, if ever.

Interestingly, the original Helldivers did feature local couch co-op, although the screen wasn’t split. Players could share the same screen and complete missions together, both offline and online. However, this was back on last-gen platforms, and the game was far less graphically intensive. So, it’s understandable why this beloved feature didn’t crossover into the newest release.

Two players hugging in Helldivers 2

Of course, while completely unlikely that it will get added in the future, if enough fans demand split-screen, it’s possible Arrowhead Game Studios will listen. However, split-screen as a feature is less and less common, with players seemingly not as interested in its inclusion. So, it’s unlikely there will be enough outcry for it to be added. That’s everything you need to know about split-screen in Helldivers 2. For more guides just like this one, be sure to check out our Guide Hub.

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