Helldivers 2 finally gets server cap raise and fans are pumped

Helldivers 2 finally gets server cap raise and fans are pumped
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

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While Helldivers 2 is assuredly a great game, many of its fans have had to tolerate a drawback of the shooter’s massive popularity as players struggle to logon to the game’s servers.

Thankfully, the development team has been working around the clock to try and fix many of these issues, and now the game’s latest update brings along with it a much-requested increase to the server cap allowing more players access.

Patch 1.00012’s notes may be slight in terms of number of fixes, but comes less than 24 hours removed from yesterday’s own patch that finally introduce a feature to kick idle players and free up some room for those who wanted to actually play.

A message, posted by the game’s creative direct and CEO Johan Pilestedt, revealed the extent of the increase. “We have updated the max CCU cap to 700,000.” However, he also warned that might not mean the end of the issues. “Unfortunately, we expect the CCU to reach that level.”

However, he remained optimistic that players experiences should still be vastly improved thanks to the update. “We believe that the wait times will be much more bearable.”

The subreddit was full of praise for the reportedly small team working on Helldivers 2’s backend. “With a team of FOUR folks working on this. God damn they’re MVPs,” said ZineZ. “The 4 backend engineers are the REAL Helldivers here,” agreed PsiijicMonkey.

Those fixes won’t stop there, of course – as team also listed a number of priority fixes they’re intending to work on in the immediate aftermath of this patch. You can check out what those are after the patch notes below.

Helldivers 2 1.000.12 patch notes

  • We have raised the server cap!
  • Fixed issue where some players would get stuck in cinematics for an extended period of time.

Helldivers 2 1.000.12 known issues

  • No text is present for the Requisitions and Social Menu on the Player HUD
  • PS5 players may encounter error code 10003001 on the login screen.
  • Login rate limiting when many are logging in at the same time.
  • Players can become disconnected during play.
  • Rewards and other progress may be delayed or not attributed.
  • Various UI issues may appear when the game interacts with servers.
  • Pick-up of certain objects in-game may cause characters to freeze in place for an extended period of time.
  • Some games would not be joinable by others for a short period of time during heavy load.
  • Other unknown behaviors may occur.
  • Japanese VO is missing from intro cutscene and Ship TV.
  • Armor values for light/medium/heavy armor do not currently function as intended.

For more on the game, check out our Helldivers 2 tips and tricks beginner’s guide to get your fight for Democracy started. Alternatively, check out our Helldivers 2 how to use Jump Pack – unlocking and using the jetpack stratagem guide.