Helldivers 2 Is Still Absolutely Killing It on PC, By the Way 1

Now that the initial wave of Helldivers 2 enthusiasm has subsided, you may be forgiven for thinking that the title has fallen off. That’d be a mistake, because it’s worth reiterating the title is still absolutely enormous on Steam. Over the weekend, for example, it managed a peak of 411k players on Valve’s ecosystem alone – which is close to its all-time record of 458k.

What does this tell us? Well, that the game has retained its popularity, and hasn’t tailed off like other titles tend to. This is consistent with what we’ve been hearing from various retail sources, where the Arrowhead shooter’s sales have actually been increasing week-on-week – an extremely unusual trend, as most titles tend to sell the bulk of their units at launch.

Obviously, the pressure is now on the Swedish developer to continue iterating on this live service outing, but it’s been doing a decent job thus far. Sony has been publicly chasing the live service train for some time, but few could have expected Helldivers 2 would blow up quite like this. It looks like the platform holder’s got its first live service hit in the can, then, and it’ll be interesting to see how this shapes its strategy moving forwards.