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Helldivers 2 crashing? Here’s why

Arrowhead, let me play!

Helldivers 2 crashing is enough to make someone stop playing forever. Let’s get into why this happens and its possible fixes.

There’s always a chance it could be on your end, so we’ll cover a few ways to fix the issue. Also, we’ll discuss why it might not be your fault, in the first place.

Why is it crashing?

(Image via Arrowhead Game Studios)
(Image via Arrowhead Game Studios)

Games like Helldivers 2 crash all the time for a multitude of reasons. There could be issues with your graphics drivers, connection, or even the game itself. 

The last thing you want is to be waiting 30 minutes to play and crashing right as you’re about to join your friends. So, how do we fix it?

How to fix Helldivers 2 crashing?

(Image via Arrowhead Game Studios)
(Image via Arrowhead Game Studios)

Update your graphics drivers

This could be an issue related to outdated drivers. Or, it could even be related to corrupt drivers making a mess of your gameplay experience. This can be fixed by heading to either the AMD or NVIDIA website and locating the most up-to-date graphics drivers.

Turn off Steam Input

According to the community, disabling Steam's input can be the solution. To do this you’ll have to: 

  • Locate your game folder and open the bin folder
  • Delete the GameGuard folder inside the bin
  • Right-click the Helldivers 2 .exe file and run as administrator
  • Add your newly downloaded Gameguard folder to your virus protection whitelist
  • Restart your PC and try again.

How to fix Helldivers 2 crashing when selecting a planet

Players have been experiencing crashing when selecting a planet in Helldivers 2. This came after an update changed the maximum size of the player limit. As of publication, they’ve capped the limit to 450,000 concurrent players to keep servers stable. 

So, there is a solid chance that if you’re experiencing these issues close to the February 17 update, that’s your problem. Keep an eye on Arrowhead Game Studios' Twitter account or the Helldivers 2 profile to see updates and future fixes.

Keeping an eye on social media is the best way to see if a fix is coming. Typically, issues are brought to the community’s attention and they are fixed in due time. You can try the possible solutions above. With some luck, you'll be able to select a planet and play.

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