How Helldivers 2 crossplay works – cross-progression explained

How Helldivers 2 crossplay works – cross-progression explained
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Are you wondering if Helldivers 2 is crossplay and cross-progression capable? You’re not alone. Gamers are wondering if they’ll be able to enjoy Helldivers 2 with friends on other platforms.

For more on the game, check out our best stratagems in Helldivers 2 and how to fix the black screen error.

Players team up to fight in Helldivers 2. Image captured by VideoGamer.
Players team up to fight in Helldivers 2. Image captured by VideoGamer.

Does Helldivers 2 have crossplay

Yes, there are crossplay features for Helldivers 2. You can play with gamers on both PC and PS5. This is confirmed on the game’s FAQs on the official PlayStation page. I encountered players from different platforms during my time in the game. For more on that, check out our Helldivers 2 review.

Crossplay was supported at the launch of the game, and players were able to team up with both PS5 players and PC players, regardless of which platform they own. This is made possible by the PlayStation Network. You will need to log in to your PSN account to play Helldivers 2 whether you’re on PC or PS5. From there, you can access your friends list and play with them.

How to play with friends via crossplay in Helldivers 2

While just enabling crossplay will let you team up with randoms, here’s how you can play with friends in Helldivers 2:

  • Ensure that you have crossplay enabled in the Options menu under the Gameplay section.
  • Now head to the Social menu and find the Friend Code. This eight-digit code can be shared with friends to receive friend invites.
  • Ask your friends to head to the search bar at the Social menu and enter this code to send a friend request to you. Once you accept their invite, they can join your squad easily from next time.

You only need to share friend codes once for a friend

After they accept your friend request, you can quickly form a squad with them without a hassle.

Does Helldivers 2 support cross-progression

No, the game does not support cross-progression or cross-save functionality. On X (formerly Twitter), Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt noted that ‘We didn’t think enough people would be interested so we decided to cut it – but now it seems there’s a significant part of the audience that is playing on both platforms.’

He mentioned that ‘There will probably be cross progression sometime in the future.’ This will allow you to save your progress and bring it with you to whichever platform you want. Instead of having to start over, players can bring their profile and progression along with them. If it does arrive later, this will also likely be facilitated through PSN since you need to link your PSN account to play the game on both Steam and PS5. Any progress you make could be saved to your account.

That’s everything you need to know about crossplay and cross-progression in Helldivers 2. Arrowhead Game Studios has ensured that its new third-person shooter can be played across multiple platforms. Be sure to check out if Helldivers 2 has single player if you want to protect Super Earth solo, and if Helldivers 2 has matchmaking so you can know how you can join random games across its planets.

Helldivers 2 crossplay and cross progression FAQs

Can you disable crossplay in Helldivers 2?

Yes, you can disable this in the settings if you face any issues or want to stick to a single platform.

Do I need a PSN account to use cross-progression in Helldivers 2?

You will need to log in to your PSN account to play Helldivers 2 on both PC and PS5 if you want to transfer progress. This will allow you to join friends on any platform and will save your progression to your account to take with you.