Four players in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2: Is There PvP?

With Helldivers 2 absolutely ballooning in popularity, newcomers may be wondering whether there is PvP. Here’s what you need to know.

Helldivers 2 has taken the world by storm with its explosive, action-packed gameplay and compelling multiplayer gameplay. It’s so good that we gave it an 8/10, calling it “the perfect live service launch” in our review. Of course, with it gaining so much hype and popularity, it has begun attracting new players. Naturally, with it being an online-only game, players may be wondering if it has any PvP content. Fortunately, we have the answer for you below.

Does Helldivers 2 Have PvP?

Helldivers 2 is a PvE game with absolutely no PvP content. You cannot fight against other players, as it is a cooperative exclusive experience. Players will fight alongside one another to curb the Terminid and Automaton hordes, as opposed to shooting each other. This was the same with the original Helldivers, which was also an entirely PvE-focused shooter.

While fans have been clamoring for a PvP mode, the game was always developed with PvE in mind. Its whole gameplay loop is centered around players working together to liberate planets on a global map. It’s a massively cooperative experience, so adding PvP to it would likely not work.

Players shooting Terminids in Helldivers 2

Will Helldivers 2 Get a PvP mode?

No, Helldivers 2 will never get a PvP mode. There are no plans to add one at all to the game across its entire lifetime. This is according to Johan Pilestedt, the CEO of Arrowhead Studios, who develops Helldivers 2, who stated clearly via X (formerly Twitter) that there are absolutely no plans to add PvP in the future.

In reply to a fan suggesting they add PvP to the game, Pilestedt replied, “We’ll “never” add a PvP-mode.” The reasoning is to avoid adding “toxic elements from the community” and to maintain an “environment that’s supportive, fun and where we all are fighting on the same side.” You can read his full response below:

So, that’s everything you need to know about Helldivers 2’s PvE and PvP content. For more guides just like this one, be sure to check out our Guide Hub.

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