The patch notes for the Helldivers 2 1.000.103 update are here, promising plenty of balance tweaks and bug fixes.

Helldivers 2 is still going strong, and just received patch notes for its 1.000.103 update. The patch notes indicate plenty of balancing tweaks, bug fixes, crash scenario fixes, and ongoing issues the team hopes to resolve soon.

Let's take a look at everything that arrived with the update.

Helldivers 2 update 1.000.103 patch notes

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

Arrowhead Game Studios has ensured Helldivers 2 remains up to the standards of Managed Democracy. With new Major Orders and an evolving galactic war, players can always find a planet to liberate. And updates like those in the 1.000.103 patch notes will do nothing but help:


  • Balanced and adjusted spawn rates for the various planet hazards including tremors, meteor showers, volcanic activity, fire tornados, and ion storms. Hazards should now spawn less frequently during missions.
  • Meteor Shower has received changes in addition to reduced spawn rate
    • Reduced explosion radius
    • Reduced meteor damage slightly
    • Reduced meteor velocity slightly
    • Meteor color has been changed slightly to try and make it easier to spot.
  • Volcanic Activity has received changes in addition to reduced spawn rate
    • Reduced explosion radius
    • Reduced rock velocity slightly
  • Lighting on Fenrir III has been adjusted to be a bit less bright to improve visibility during meteor showers


  • Reduced incidents of patrols spawning on players
  • Exosuit no longer destroys itself when firing a missile while turning
  • Exosuit retains its melee functionality, even when damaged
  • Crash Fixes for the following scenarios
    • When ALT+Tabbing in fullscreen mode
    • After changing voice over language
    • PS5 boot issue
    • Using a stim inside of an Exosuit while wielding a grenade
    • When joining an ongoing mission
    • When idling on the title screen
  • Shots from arc-based weapons, such as 'Blitzer' shotgun and 'AC-8 Arc Thrower' stratagem now count towards "Shots fired" and "Shots hit" stats
  • Fixed network desync issue with downed Automaton dropships
  • Fixed Elgato Stream Deck Foot Pedal support

Known issues listed in the Helldivers 2 1.000.103 patch notes

Release Captain Carlberg goes into detail on known issues. In the 1.000.103 patch notes, it is stated these Helldivers 2 problems were either introduced in this update or just have not been fixed from previous patches:

  • Various issues involving friend invites and cross-play
    • Cross-platform friend invites might not show up in the Friend Requests tab
    • Players cannot unfriend other players befriended via friend code
    • Players cannot unblock players that were not in their Friends list beforehand
    • Players cannot befriend players with Steam names shorter than 3 characters
  • Hellpod steering close to large or important objects is currently not functioning as intended, resulting in steering being disabled in a large area around the object
  • Online features are not functioning when console language is set to Ukrainian
  • Players may be unable to select loadout when joining a multiplayer via an activity card
  • Planet liberation reaches 100% at the end of every Defend mission
  • Drowning in deep water with a Vitality Booster equipped puts Helldiver in a broken state
  • Exosuits will sometimes be delivered in a damaged or broken state
  • Stratagem beam might attach itself to an enemy but it will deploy to its original location
  • Pink artifacts may appear in the sky when setting off large explosions
  • Text chat box display is obstructed by the cinematic letterboxing during extraction
  • Sometimes the player’s loadout customizations will reset after restarting the game

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