News | Helldivers 2 update adds new natural disasters

A new update has been released for Helldivers 2, adding new natural disasters to the game.

Version 01.000.100 was released earlier this afternoon for PlayStation 5 and PC. According to the patch notes, “many planets now have additional environmental hazards that can randomly appear, including fire tornadoes and meteor showers.” The patch then rebalances the Eradicate missions and certain weapons, and also fixes a number of bugs.

Mechs should also be coming to the game sometime soon, the developer recently confirmed. “The EXO-45 Patriot Exosuits are in production at the Tien Kwan factories. They will soon be ready for deployment on the battlefield!” It is not known at the time of writing exactly when the mechs will arrive.

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios has also emphasized that it is an independent developer. Sony Interactive Entertainment is releasing Helldivers 2 on PlayStation 5 and PC, but Arrowhead remains independent for now.

In the co-op shooter Helldivers 2, players try to keep alien scum from ‘Super Earth’ as part of a team and are presented with various missions, such as obtaining important data or destroying an enemy nest. People choose their missions from a hub on a spaceship, which can also be upgraded. This ensures that players can expand and upgrade their arsenal.