Summary: Helldivers 2 is a player-driven, action-packed game set in a future where Super Earth must defend against monstrous bug creatures and new enemies, with the story evolving through post-launch updates.
- The game embraces humor and doesn't take itself too seriously, making it a fun and enjoyable experience for players.
- The story is driven by the player community, allowing for a unique and constantly evolving narrative.
- The game will continue to receive free updates, introducing new gameplay elements, challenges, and threats, keeping the game fresh and exciting for players.
The Helldivers universe is a place of valor, heroism, and unwavering patriotism in the face of monstrous bug creatures. Stephen Flowers, the Game Writer at Arrowhead Game Studios, expresses his love for writing in a game that embraces humor and doesn’t take itself too seriously. As we eagerly await the launch of Helldivers 2 on February 8, let’s take a moment to catch up on the story of Super Earth and its brave defenders. And here’s some exciting news: the story will continue to unfold in post-launch updates for Helldivers 2.
Helldivers 2 picks up a century after the events of its predecessor. Super Earth has emerged triumphant against its adversaries – the deadly Terminids, the grotesque Cyborgs, and the enigmatic Illuminates. With victory achieved and the Galactic War won, a period of peace and prosperity follows. The elite task force known as the Helldivers is disbanded, and Super Earth utilizes the faster-than-light travel technology, acquired from the Illuminates, to colonize the galaxy. This era is dubbed “The Great Democratization.” To sustain this technology, Super Earth relies on E-710, a valuable substance found in decomposing Terminid bodies. Thus, Super Earth has been farming Terminids on an industrial scale.
Super Earth enters an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity. However, an unforeseen turn of events disrupts this tranquility as the Terminids break free from their farms and begin spreading throughout the galaxy. The Super Earth Armed Forces struggle to contain them on their farm planets but are overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the infestation. To make matters worse, a new enemy emerges, known as the Automatons, featuring mechanized soldiers with a strangely familiar emblem. In response, Super Earth has no choice but to reactivate the Helldivers and mobilize them once again. The fate of Super Earth’s colonies rests in your hands, Helldiver.
As a Helldiver, you will fight against these freedom-hating foes on multiple fronts. Super Earth is working on implementing a solution to the Terminid threat, and you must aid in the recapture of their colonies. The battle is not just about defeating enemies; it is about shaping the course of history. Super Earth will issue global, time-sensitive Major Orders, challenging all players to collaborate and achieve large-scale objectives that will influence the ongoing story. The story of Helldivers 2 is unique in that it is driven by the player community. The developers have planned for certain outcomes, but ultimately, it is the players who shape the narrative.
The challenge of creating a player-driven story is both exciting and daunting for the game’s writer, Stephen Flowers. He acknowledges that while it’s cool as a player, it can be intimidating as a writer. The future of the galaxy in Helldivers 2 will undoubtedly look vastly different from its current state in a few months’ time.
Can the Helldivers unite to defend strategic outposts against overwhelming odds or complete crucial story missions before rival factions seize their opportunity? Only time and the unwavering determination of the Helldivers will reveal the answer. The war for Super Earth’s dominance continues.
But fear not, Helldivers! Your journey doesn’t end there. As we expand the game’s content, there is so much more to come. We are thrilled to announce that players will witness events unfold through our planned free updates as they engage in the Galactic War. The universe of Helldivers 2 will evolve and introduce new gameplay elements, tools, challenges, and threats from across the galaxy.
Helldivers 2 releases on PS5 and PC this Thursday, February 8. Pre-load is currently available on both platforms, so gear up and prepare for an epic battle to reclaim Super Earth’s colonies.
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