Helldivers 2 CEO reveals why player hopes for a transmog system are in vain

John Esposito
a weapon from Helldivers 2 Democratic Detonation Warbond

Replying to community discussion on armor, Arrowhead’s CEO states transmog won’t be coming to Helldivers 2, as it “doesn’t make sense.”

Helldivers 2‘s armor system has been a constant talking point in the community for many reasons, one point being the lack of a transmog system, which lets players retain good armor perks while remaining stylish on the battlefield.

Helldivers 2 player made their pitch for a transmog system in a reply to a Twitter/X post that shared how the developers could make meaningful changes to the in-game system.

It seems the conversation traveled far and wide, as Arrowhead’s CEO shut down the idea of a transmog system with an interesting reply.

“We are not doing transmog. It doesn’t make sense – equipment looks different because it has different effects. Swapping one for the other is like having an apple that tastes like bacon or the other way around.”

The reply was met with instant feedback from players, all echoing that Pilestedt’s reply seemed to take the concept of transmog a bit too literally, as he focuses solely on the look rather than the fact it’s for both style and functionality.

The running theme was that the armor system feels like an afterthought. Given how much thought goes into team composition regarding stratagems and weapons on harder missions, the armor effects and bonuses have let players down, especially at the highest levels of play, where coordination is imperative.

If the stats portion doesn’t bother you, at the bare minimum, letting players change their armor color scheme would be neat to have.

Never say never to transmog however, as decisions like these may very well be in the works behind closed doors. Especially if we get the ability to rep Super Earth with additional cosmetic options in the future.

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John graduated with a degree in Sport Management in 2017, before discovering he had a hidden joy for writing. Since then, he's worked for GameRant, Twinfinite, and Jaxon, covering everything related to gaming. Currently, he's a Games Writer for Dexerto, and all tips and tricks welcome: john.esposito@dexerto.com