Helldivers 2 Passes Starfield and Destiny 2 CCU Steam Numbers; Servers Now Capped at 450K Players

Helldivers 2 Passes Starfield and Destiny 2 CCU Steam Numbers; Servers Now Capped at 450K Players

Helldivers 2 has passed the Steam concurrent player count for Starfield and Destiny 2 and is easily Sony’s best-performing game on Steam.

Earlier this month we reported that the sci-fi cooperative shooter easily surpassed the launch of God of War on Steam. Last week, Arrowhead CEO and Helldivers 2 Creative Director Johan Pilestedt revealed that the game had sold around 1 million copies with a roughly equal share between PS5 and PC units.

Fast forward one week, and Arrowhead’s game keeps impressing with Concurrent Players on Steam now having peaked at nearly 334.000 (333.827). Not only is it an impressive number on its own, but this means that the game also managed to beat peak concurrent players for Microsoft’s Starfield and the now Sony-owned Destiny 2 (via Benji-Sales). Another impressive stat is that Helldivers 2 actually has a higher peak player count than every other PlayStation game on PC combined. It will be interesting to see how player stats for Arrowhead’s game will evolve, but we’re pretty sure that the success of the game will be watched by the higher-ups at Sony.

Despite being a great success for Sony and Arrowhead, the game does keep suffering from server and stability issues. In order to improve the stability of the game, Arrowhead has now decided (via Wario64 on X) to cap the total number of players at roughly 450k. “Earlier today, we had server-related issues with a concurrent player spike”, the team wrote on the official Helldivers 2 Discord. “This led to some mission payouts failing, some players being kicked to their ships, or being logged out”.

Arrowhead added, “Therefore we’ve had to cap out concurrent players to around 450.000 to further improve server stability.”

Helldivers 2 is available globally now for PC and PlayStation 5. Want to know if you’ll be able to join the fight on PC? Be sure to check out these ‘quite demanding’ PC requirements here.

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED PERFORMANCE ULTRA
AVG PERFORMANCE 1080p @ 30 FPS 1080p @ 60 FPS 1440p @ 60FPS 4K @ 60 FPS
GRAPHIC PRESETS Low Medium High Very High
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Intel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Intel Core i5-12600K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Intel Core i5-12600K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
RAM 8GB DDR4 16GB DDR4 16GB DDR4 16GB DDR4
OS Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
STORAGE 100GB HDD (7200rpm) 100 GB SSD 100 GB SSD 100 GB SSD
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