Is Helldivers 2 on Nintendo Switch?

Is Helldivers 2 on Nintendo Switch?
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Want to know if Helldivers 2 is available on Nintendo Switch? The Helldivers are the most willing soldiers in the galaxy, and Switch owners want to know if they can join the ranks.

With the Helldivers 2 release date getting closer, it’s easy to see why the hype for the game is growing. Gamers want to know everything they can about the game, from all the Helldivers 2 preorder bonuses to what consoles the game is available to play on. Is the Switch one of the consoles fans can play Helldivers 2 on? We’re here to let you know all the details.

Is Helldivers 2 available on Switch?

No, sadly Helldivers is not available on Nintendo Switch consoles. The game is exclusive to the following platforms:

  • PS5
  • Windows (Steam)

These are the only platforms that Helldivers 2 will launch on. Nintendo Switch is unfortunately not one of the launch consoles. Just like the first Helldivers, the game will be exclusive to PlayStation and Steam.

Helldiver 2 soldiers shooting guns on a snowy planet
Image via Arrowhead

This is bad news for fans without access to the platforms Helldivers 2 is releasing on who want to jump into the game. For now, they’ll just have to get their co-op shooter fun somewhere else.

Is Helldivers 2 coming to Nintendo Switch?

While there is no official news on whether Helldivers 2 will be coming to Nintendo Switch consoles, it’s not likely. The game is published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, and it’s understandable why they would want to keep it exclusive to their PlayStation consoles.

The first Helldivers, released in 2015, stayed exclusive to PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and Windows platforms for the entirety of the game’s life. Helldivers 2 will likely follow that pattern, and stay exclusive to its release platforms for its entire life cycle.

Handheld Consoles

The first Helldivers was available on the portable PS Vita console. While it’s not official verified, Helldivers 2 might be playable on the Steam Deck, allowing for the game to be played on another portable console.

However, just because it’s unlikely, doesn’t mean it will never happen. We’ll update this article if any news about Helldivers 2 being released on Switch comes out.

That’s everything you need to know about whether Helldivers will be on Nintendo Switch. If you can’t get enough of Helldivers 2, be sure to check out how matchmaking works and if there is single player in Helldivers 2 to know everything you can about the co-op shooter.

Helldivers 2 on Switch FAQs

Why isn’t Helldivers 2 on Nintendo Switch?

Helldivers 1 was a PlayStation and Steam exclusive, and both Helldivers are published by Sony Interactive. The publisher likely wants to keep it exclusive to their own consoles.

Will Helldivers 2 ever come to Nintendo Switch?

There isn’t any official news on whether Helldivers 2 will come to Switch consoles, but it’s unlikely. The first Helldivers has stayed exclusive to PlayStation and Steam since 2015, so Helldivers 2 will likely do the same.