Can you play Helldivers 2 offline?

Tyler Constable
An image of Helldivers 2 gameplay.

The long-awaited sequel to Helldivers, Helldivers 2, has finally arrived and you may be wondering if you can play the game offline. We’ve got everything you need to know right here.

Arrowhead Games Studios’ latest release is Helldivers 2, the follow-up to the beloved top-down shooter Helldivers. The sequel brings a third-person perspective to the chaotic action that you can dive into solo or with up to 3 friends in co-op.

If you’d prefer to take on the game‘s various difficulty settings alone for a greater challenge, you might be curious to know whether or not it’s possible to play offline. Not having to rely on a strong internet connection is always handy if you’re playing solo after all!

So, here’s everything we know about if Helldivers 2 can be enjoyed offline.

An image of Helldivers 2 gameplay.
Helldivers 2 is a third person shooter.

Can you play Helldivers 2 offline?

No, you can’t play Helldivers 2 offline.

Helldivers 2 requires online play, as evidenced by its official listing on the PlayStation store where it’s described as “an online multiplayer team shooter where you join a squad with up to three friends, so there is no offline or single-player game mode.”

While you do have the option to play solo, the sequel doesn’t include a specific single-player campaign or mode, so you’ll still be required to have internet access even if you’re playing alone. Helldivers 2 has been primarily advertised as a co-op experience, however, so playing with friends is the recommended way to go.

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