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Helldivers 2 Dev to compensate players for lost rewards, PC patch has been rolled back amid performance issues

Helldivers 2 Dev to compensate players for lost rewards, PC patch has been rolled back amid performance issues

Although third-person co-op shooter Helldivers 2 was well-received by players and became Sony's biggest PC game launch ever, it continued to suffer with login issues and not tracking rewards, even forcing its developer to roll back a patch due to… Performance problems.

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios released patch 01,000,005 for the game on Steam yesterday, January 12th. The update was designed to address major issues affecting players' ability to log in, but it caused performance issues, which in turn caused Arrowhead to roll the patch again.

“We have canceled the patch due to some users experiencing significant performance degradation,” Arrowhead said in a note on Helldivers Discord. “The quest reward fix will not be affected by this.”

In the Patch notes for update 01.000.005Arrowhead has promised to compensate players for lost rewards with an increased reward event. A large portion of Helldivers 2's progression is gained through quest rewards, making this a particularly bad problem for players trying to develop their avatars more powerful.

Meanwhile, today, February 13, Arrowhead has rolled out a patch for the PS5 version that addresses server capacity, login capacity progress, and quest rewards. It's the same as the PC patch, but Arrowhead said it doesn't expect performance issues on PS5. “We are currently investigating this issue with the PC version as of yesterday,” the developer said.

Arrowhead CEO Johan Billstedt had previously done so He issued an apology to the players He explained how the servers struggled to deal with the onslaught of players after last week's launch. while, Helldivers 2 players have already established “unspoken” co-op etiquette..

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Wesley is IGN's UK news editor. You can find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can contact Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].