New Helldivers 2 Polar Patriots Warbond release date, time countdown – when does it come out?

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It’s been a hectic month for the Helldivers 2 community. While everything has been mostly splendid since launch, there was a lot of recent uproar over needing to link Steam to PSN. Fortunately, this decision has been reverted, and fans can go back to simply enjoying the game with a new Premium Warbond on the horizon. Here is the new Helldivers 2 Polar Patriots Warbond release date and time countdown so you know when it will come out.

You can check out the new Helldivers 2 update 1.000.302 patch notes to see all of the latest fixes and balance changes from Arrowhead. In addition to these fresh patch notes, Sony has said that you will not need to connect a PC account to PSN, and the Arrowhead CEO has hinted that the developer might release a free cape based on the negative reviews that stemmed from the backlash.

Seeing as Sony has reverted their controversial plans, everyone can now go back to simply enjoying the game by fighting for democracy. The reveal of a new Premium Warbond was lost in all of the recent backlash, but the release date and time for when the Polar Patriots set will come out is sooner than many fans may realize.

New Helldivers 2 Polar Patriots Warbond release date

The release date for the new Helldivers 2 Polar Patriots Warbond is May 9th. This has been confirmed by developer Arrowhead.

It is following on from the Democratic Detonation Warbond that came out in April. Fortunately, Democratic Detonation will not cease to exist when Arrowhead releases their new bundle of goodies in just a couple of days.

We have a thorough guide for how to unlock Premium Warbonds in Helldivers 2. Basically, you will need to spend 1,000 Super Credits to unlock Polar Patriots similar to Democratic Detonation, Cutting Edge and Steeled Veterans. Super Credits are unlocked from playing matches, or you can buy 1,000 Super Credits for $9.99.

When does Helldivers 2 Polar Patriots Warbond come out?

The expected release time for when the Helldivers 2 Polar Patriots Warbond will come out is between 2 AM PT to 5 AM PT, 5 AM ET to 8 AM ET, and 10 AM BST to 1 PM BST.

Per Polgyon, Cutting Edge went live at 3:30 AM PT, 6:30 AM ET, and 11:30 AM BST in March, meanwhile, Democratic Detonation went live at 2 AM PT, 5 AM ET, and 10 AM BST in April. Unfortunately, Arrowhead doesn’t share specific launch times, but we can estimate the release window based on past bundles.

Expected Helldivers 2 Polar Patriots Warbond release time US

  • 2 AM to 5 AM PT on Thursday, May 9th
  • 5 AM to 8 AM ET on Thursday, May 9th

Expected Helldivers 2 Polar Patriots Warbond release time UK

  • 10 AM to 1 PM BST


Below is a countdown to the expected release time for the Helldivers 2 Polar Patriots Warbond based on the launch hour of 10 AM BST for Democratic Detonation in April:

Premium Warbond contents

Below is everything included in the Helldivers 2 Polar Patriots Warbond:

Armor Sets

  • CW-36 Winter Warrior – Blend into snowy environments with perfect camouflage. The enemy will never see you coming, until it’s far too late. Ah the sweet smell of stealth. Passive boost – Serve-assisted.
  • CW-22 Kodiak – Thoroughly pressure-tested by patriotic volunteers as part of the Test Subjects for Super Earth Citizen Advancement Programme. Their sacrifice shall not be forgotten. Passive boost – Fortified.
  • CW-4 Arctic Ranger – Features a nifty utility belt boasting handy pockets that can be filled with any number of things – pocket knives, mementoes, interesting rocks, Terminid tentacles, bits of bots, etc.

Primary Weapons

  • AR-61 Tenderizer – A real tentacle-tearer. This high calibre assault rifle has awesome stopping power but limited magazine size, so make each shot count. Unpatriotic “banter” shots are not advisable.
  • SMG-72 Pummeler – A slower rate of fire than your other SMGs but these concussive rounds will leave your enemies dazed, confused, and still very ugly. Good things come to Helldivers who wait.
  • PLAS-101 Purifier – Set the trap. Hold the trigger. Let them charge at you. Smile. They’re getting closer. Smile again. Closer. Smile. Closer. Smile. Closer… and release the trigger. S.P.L.A.T. The longer you can hold your nerve, and the trigger, the bigger the damage.


  • G-13 Incendiary Impact – Don’t waste time reading the instructions, lob it at the enemy and run. This thing detonates on impact and ignites the area in white phosphorus, so make sure you – and your allies – are not standing around having a chat.
  • P-113 Verdict – The guys in R&D love this one. Gas-operated, semi-automatic, and chambers the largest centrefire cartridge of any lunpistol of its kind. “Rapid Deliberation”, they call it. Quick-draw to look cool in front of your squad.
  • Motivational Shocks – Literally shocks Helldivers back into action after being hit and slowed by sneaky, unjust attacks like the revolting bug acid vomit. Won’t help you much with area effects like EMS strikes, though.


  • Order Of The Venerated Ballot
  • Pinions Of Everlasting Glory
  • Dissident’s Nightmare


  • Call The Helldivers
  • Distribute Ballots
  • Mime Instrumentation

Player Banners

  • Order Of The Venerated Ballot
  • Pinions Of Everlasting Glory
  • Dissident’s Nightmare

For more Helldivers 2, here is a guide to cheats along with guides to the best stratagems tier list and best weapons.

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Callum Smith

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Helldivers 2

  • Release Date: February 8, 2024
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Third Person
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