Helldivers 2 matchmaking and stability patch

Helldivers 2 patch rolls out to address game stability and matchmaking

Find your match.

I suppose it’s appropriate that we get a Helldivers 2 patch on Valentine’s Day to address matchmaking. With the community lamenting disconnection issues, no doubt plenty are getting tired of the messy break-ups. Hopefully, today’s stability patch touches the hearts of all Helldivers 2 players.

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It’s no secret that Helldivers 2 players have been having a, ahem, hell of a time finding matches and staying connected. Developer Arrowhead Game Studios has responded to the concerns, explaining the unusual situation while rolling out fixes and server updates. Indeed, being too successful can be its own burden. Patch 01.000.006, which rolled out today, further optimizes the game.

Helldivers 2 matchmaking and stability patch fighting through the jungle
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What to expect in the Helldivers 2 matchmaking and stability patch

The patch itself isn’t massive, but could provide players some major relief. One of Arrowhead’s big goals with the update is to stabilize the game further by tackling crashes and connection issues. The patch also prepares the game by providing a “build for upcoming server matchmaking improvements.”

Here is the list of fixes with Helldivers 2 patch 01.000.006 (courtesy of Arrowhead):

Fixes

  • Fixed crash when application was closed shortly after start
  • Game no longer crashes during extraction cutscene.
  • User profile with too many friends no longer causes crash.
  • Fixed crash when using text-to-speech during extraction cutscene
  • Game no longer crashes when users disconnect during the joining cutscene.
  • Operation Status in Mission Summary no longer causes crash.
  • Fixed crashes caused by leftover visual effects from disconnected players.
  • Game no longer crashes when using ADS.
  • Repaired instability in game data packing that caused increased patch sizes.
  • Improved backend connectivity, reduces likelihood of disconnecting in missions.
  • Improved matchmaking experience and likelihood of success.

As a fellow spreader of Managed Democracy, I recognize at least a few of the aforementioned issues. Hopefully, the patch helps Helldivers finally defeat the unseen enemy of connection errors. It won’t help with beating the Automatons, sadly. Best of luck out there.


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