Does Helldivers 2 Have a Matchmaking System?

Helldivers 2 image of a quickgame lobby

What can you do if you need some teammates, and none of your friends are playing? Does Helldivers 2 have a matchmaking system? Let see.

Helldivers 2 has been released today, and thousands of players flock to defend the Managed Democracy. This game is a co-op squad-based shooter, where you and up to three of your friends can play together. You need all the support you can get to defend Super Earth from various alien threats. But, what happens if you don’t have anyone available to play with you? You can always go solo, but what if you really want teammates to play with? Does Helldivers 2 have a matchmaking system of sorts?

Does Helldivers 2 Have a Matchmaking System?

Yes, being a game based on cooperative play, a matchmaking system is mandatory for Helldivers 2. When you are gearing up for a mission, you have empty slots to invite players from your friends list. But, if none are available, what can you do?

Helldivers 2 screenshot of the quickplay button
Image via N4G Unlocked

You can set your Quickmatch game to Public/Open, so other players, who are looking for the same mission you are, can join you. Additionally, it seems that you can search for players in-game, in case someone drops out. Moreover, it is likely you can stay in the same squad after the mission ends, and continue playing with the same people.

PS5 Helldivers 2
  • Enlist in the Helldivers and join the fight for freedom across a hostile galaxy in a fast, frantic, and ferocious third-person shooter.
  • Become a Legend – You will be assembled into squads of up to four Helldivers and assigned strategic missions. Watch each other’s back – friendly fire is an unfortunate certainty of war, but victory without teamwork is impossible.
  • Loadouts – Rain down freedom from above, sneak through enemy territory, or grit your teeth and charge head-first into the jaws of combat. How you deliver liberty is your choice; you’ll have access to a wide array of explosive firepower, life-saving armour and battle-changing stratagems… the jewel in every Helldiver’s arsenal.
  • Requisition – Super Earth recognises your hard work with valuable Requisition. Use it to access different rewards that benefit you, your squad, your destroyer ship and our overall war effort.
  • Threats – Everything on every planet wants you dead. That’s what we’re dealing with. Each enemy has distinct and unpredictable characteristics, tactics, and behaviour – but they all fight ferociously and without fear or morality.

Can You Join Other Games?

Yes, you can. While the specific method for doing so is still unknown to us, it is probably through the Quickplay screen. You’ll probably have a list of available missions that other players are hosting and that are set to Public, that you can join. We’ll update this segment as soon as we get info on how it works exactly.

For more on Helldivers 2, check out Is There Friendly Fire in Helldivers 2, Is Helldivers 2 Free to Play, and Is Helldivers 2 a Looter-Shooter Game.


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