Arrowhead’s Helldivers 2 Delisted In 177 Countries!

Helldivers 2 Delisted In 177 Countries
Helldivers 2 Delisted In 177 Countries

Hold onto your helmets as shocking news emerges: Helldivers 2 has been removed from availability in a staggering 177 countries! What could have led to this unprecedented move? Join us as we dive into the depths of this gaming mystery and uncover the reasons behind the delisting that has left fans worldwide scratching their heads.

Helldivers 2 Delisted In 177 Countries

Helldivers 2, a well-liked cooperative shooter by Arrowhead, has been removed from Steam in 177 regions. This extreme measure comes after publisher Sony made a contentious decision to mandate Steam users to link their accounts to a PlayStation Network (PSN) account by June 4 in order to keep playing Helldivers 2.

The Helldivers 2 community was furious about this sudden change as it had been possible to link a PSN account to the game at launch. For those who were taken aback by the need, Arrowhead claims that technical difficulties are the cause of the implementation’s delay and that the requirement was always stated on the Steam page.

Helldivers 2 Delisted In 177 Countries
Helldivers 2 Delisted In 177 Countries

However, the player base has brought up a number of concerns about the new regulation, the most significant of which is that some nations do not have PSN access. Although the Helldivers 2 developer acknowledged internal talks to fix the issue, it looks like further problems have emerged for players in some areas.

Helldivers 2 is no longer available on Steam in the exact regions where the PlayStation Network is inaccessible. A list of every nation where Helldivers 2 is no longer available for purchase was shared on Twitter by the Steam Database account; as of right now, there are precisely 177 regions on the list.

Although it’s unclear if this is a temporary measure to give Sony and Arrowhead more time to work out a solution, players who are currently in those regions will undoubtedly be confused about whether they can still access their purchase or even risk being banned for using a PSN workaround.

The Outrage Over Helldivers 2 Is Even Known By Valve

Since Arrowhead and Sony have resorted to review bombing Helldivers 2 on Steam, players are understandably incensed, with the user score now sitting at a pitiful “Mostly Negative.” The future of Helldivers 2, which had appeared to be promising up until this moment, is now uncertain due to this.

The situation is now so bad that Steam is allegedly refunding money for Helldivers 2, even for gamers who have played for more than 100 hours—beyond the company’s customary two-hour restriction.

Even as tensions rise among gamers, Sony has remained silent in the face of mounting criticism, leaving players increasingly frustrated. Johan Pilestedt, the CEO of Arrowhead and director of Helldivers 2, took a step forward by recognizing the wave of negative reviews and extending an apology to fans.

However, he emphasized that the final decision rests with Sony. Despite hopes that Sony might reconsider its stance following the uproar, the recent restriction of game access in numerous markets suggests that the company is standing firm on its PSN mandate.

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