The fixes begin on February 20th.
A live look at the Helldivers 2 servers.

Arrowhead Game Studios say that they are releasing updates for Helldivers 2 starting on Tuesday, February 20 that will begin to address the "most serious problems" plaguing the game. The first update arrives on Tuesday but Arrowhead is quick to note that "no single update will solve all the issues."

This is part of the announcement made via the Helldivers 2 Discord server. They continued on to say that they plan to make "continuous improvements over the days and weeks to come."

Thankfully, it looks like the first major patch will again try to tackle the issues people are having with logging into the game, matchmaking, and the excessive server load generated by the game's popularity.

Hello there Helldivers. We have improvements rolling out this week focused on the most serious problems in the game: login, matchmaking, and server load. You will see one update for PC and PS5 tomorrow, though please keep in mind that no single update will solve all the issues. Rather, we will be making continuous improvements over the days and weeks to come.

We're all working hard to make sure that the game is a stable place to spread Managed Democracy to every planet in the galaxy. Thank you, as always.‚Äč
Over the weekend, Arrowhead held a 50% bonus XP event for Helldivers 2. This was done while the servers were already facing issues due to high player demand. Arrowhead also capped the servers to allow just 450,000 players across both PC and PlayStation 5 combined.

Over the weekend, Helldivers 2 saw a concurrent player peak of 409,367 players just on Steam alone. If we assume a conservative total of 800,000 players combined between PlayStation 5 and PC, that left at least 350,000 people unable to actually get into the game to play. Those unable to get into the game were met with long queue times or totally black screens, at least on PC. Some players that did get past the long login queue have even resorted to not leaving the game to ensure that they can keep playing when they want to. This has angered other players who have been stuck waiting to log in to a newly vacant spot.

So far, there has been no word from Arrowhead that the server capacity has been increased at all from that 450,000 player limit. At the time of this article going live on Monday evening at 6:40PM (ET), Helldivers 2 is already above 408,000 concurrent players on Steam and has a very real chance of once again surpassing this weekend's peak concurrent count any minute now. Keep in mind that just because 408,000 people have launched Helldivers 2 on Steam, this does not mean they are actually able to get into the game to play Helldivers 2.