Helldivers 2 – How to fix 0 Helldivers Active bug

Helldivers 2 – How to fix 0 Helldivers Active bug
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Wondering how to fix the 0 Helldivers Active bug in Helldivers 2? Helldivers 2 has been blowing up massively and shows no signs of stopping, to the point where some players haven’t been able to access the servers. So logging on and seeing that there are zero active players online doesn’t make any sense. We’re here to tell you what’s going on and how to fix it.

To ensure you’re packing the best gear before you head out to liberate some planets, make sure you’ve checked out our Helldivers 2 best weapons and Helldivers 2 best armor guides. But for now, let’s take you through the 0 Active Helldivers bug and how to fix it in Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2 0 Active Helldivers: The Galactic War map in Helldivers 2.
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How to fix 0 Helldivers Active bug in Helldivers 2

The 0 Helldivers Active bug shows up when you’re viewing the Galactic War menu when searching for missions to do. On the sidebar, where it normally shows you how many active players there are, along with ‘Enemies Killed’, ‘Helldivers KIA’, and ‘Bullets Fired’, it shows a big, round zero for all of them.

This might just seem like a UI error, but it has the unfortunate added effect of meaning you will be completely unable to connect with other players. So if you’re playing solo and looking for some help in quickplay, you’re out of luck. Here’s what you can do to remedy this issue:

Restart your game, PC, or console

Sometimes, a quick restart is all you need to get things up and running again. Close your game and boot it back up to see if that works. If not, try restarting your whole system. This will likely solve the issue. But if it doesn’t, or if you don’t want to restart for fear of losing your place in-game, we have another option.

Avoid quickplay

Instead of using Quickplay to find a match, open up your Galactic War console and choose a planet that you want to do a mission on. Make sure you have your matchmaking settings set to public before starting.

Select your chosen difficulty level, and then search the planet for any icons that show currently ongoing missions or SOS Beacons representing players asking for help. Select one of these and you’ll be able to join their game as normal. It’s not an ideal solution, but until a proper fix is implemented, it’s the best we’ve got.

That’s everything you need to know about the 0 Helldivers Active bug in Helldivers 2. If you’re after some more help, our Helldivers 2 Bile Spewers, Helldivers 2 Devastators, Helldivers 2 Fuel Silos and Helldivers 2 Defend Campaigns guides are all worth checking out.