Helldivers Reinforcement DLC Deploys Today for PS4, PS3, PS Vita

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Helldivers Reinforcement DLC Deploys Today for PS4, PS3, PS Vita

Greetings, Helldivers. As a civilian, you made the most important decision of your life by enlisting in the Helldivers. As a Helldiver, you made Liberty… Democracy… and the protection of Super-Earth your personal responsibility.

You have made a difference. The positive response and recruitment rate since Helldivers first launched into the galaxy on March 3rd have been overwhelming. The latest statistics coming in from the Galactic Fleet bring us some heartening news:

  • 4.2 billion shots fired by the Helldivers (avg. accuracy 38%)
  • 500 million enemies of Super-Earth neutralized (killed)
  • 772 thousand planets liberated
  • 53 thousand cape spinning Trophies earned

We remember and salute the 9 million brave Helldivers who have already sacrificed their lives in our fight for freedom! (2.3 million of those to Friendly Fire).

New Reinforcements — To meet the alien threat today, we are deploying 3 DLC packs to any Helldiver in need of new outfits and gear. Each pack is available individually for $2.99, or you can buy all 3 Packs in the Helldivers add-on bundle for $5.99 .

Commando Pack

Helldiver Commandos are the best of the best, specialists at being a one man army capable of leaving a wake of death and destruction. Though they are seen as one man armies, the Commandos value teamwork greatly due to their equipment. The Commando Pack contains:

  • The Commando Uniform (Helmet, Armor, and Cape).
  • SMG-34 ‘Ninja’: A silenced, compact, submachine gun with short reach and good accuracy. The silenced aspect has been debated much and there is no proof that it actually reduces the risk of detection.
  • MLS-4X ‘Commando’: A multiple missile launcher system similar to the one used on the EXO-44. From its four barrels it fires seeking missiles at a high rate of fire; primarily an anti-personnel weapon, it can be upgraded to have limited anti-tank capabilities.

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Defender Pack

Helldiver Defenders are the unmovable objects of humanity, capable of holding their ground in any situation. They have a bulkier look and a helmet reminiscent of the knights of Old Earth and used to double as riot police before humanity unified properly. The Defender Pack contains:

  • The Defender Uniform (Helmet, Armor, and Cape).
  • CR-9 ‘Suppressor’: A semi-automatic rifle firing small fragmentation grenades. It is a volatile weapon but capable of devastating large masses of enemies, hence the nickname ‘Suppressor’.
  • AD-334 ‘Guard Dog’: A backpack drone system, featuring an automated defensive combat drone armed with a small submachine gun. The drone circles ahead, firing at targets of opportunity and will land in the backpack to reload.

Support Pack

Support Helldivers are much loved by their squad mates and bring both firepower and medical aid to any squad they join. Wearing the classic grey cape with a black cross they project an aura of capable concern for fellow humans.

  • The Support Uniform, a helmet, armor, and cape.
  • LAS-16 ‘Sickle’: A carbine based on laser technology, modified to behave more as a regular assault rifle. It overheats quickly but well placed shots do excellent damage and the virtually unlimited ammunition is invaluable in tight situations.
  • AD-289 ‘Angel’: A backpack drone system, with an automated healing and repair drone that will try to help all friendly targets in its vicinity. It will land in the backpack to refill the restorative substance.

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Ranger Limited Edition Bundle

Don’t forget the still ongoing Limited Edition bundle, until 4/28. Citizens that enlist before this date will receive special Helldivers Ranger training at no added cost.

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Helldivers specially trained in scouting and assassination of high value targets, these Rangers are the first to drop into the unknown. Ranger training was standard procedure for all Helldivers in the early days of Super-Earth, but has now become rarer.

  • The Ranger Uniform, a cosmetic helmet, armor, and cape.
  • LHO-63 ‘Camper’: A designated marksman rifle with high power and accuracy traded for fire rate, few enemies take more than a few shots to kill.
  • ‘Humblebee’ UAV: An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, capable of revealing enemies and hidden objectives at greater distances.

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  • Just as an aside, please try to avoid community splitting paid DLC. As the thread shows, people are quite willing to support you through DLC packs like this (more so when their concerns are ironed out) and it would be a great token of gratitude to ‘reward’ your customer base.

    That said, I don’t particularly think Helldivers, at least at this stage, needs new content that is potentially community splitting, but if the time does come, do so in a paid DLC format will pretty quickly destroy the community (diluted MM pool), and subsequently the game.

    Cheers

  • how about you guys get cross play to work before you try selling me things and no story on this game is a big letdown

  • This game has given me so much more fun than any AAA title in months and its only £16 and you people are complaining about having to buy dlc for an awesome game thats a fraction of the price of some of the big games that completely suck… (Destiny, The order, Evolve, Driveclub…)

  • how about getting sony to license some sony characters like from kz or resistance as skins would be cool

  • This game is brilliant! Even on a limited gaming budget, the cost is minimal, and when compared to PC gaming, it’s ridiculously cheap. Consider it purchased Arrowhead!

    @Drexnot_FX: I completely agree. +1.

    The only legitimate complaint here is the cross-play issue. Here’s hoping they get that sorted soon. I can see how that’s quite frustrating for people.

  • The game is EXCELLENT! and even more content for an already INCREDIBLE game is never a bad thing!

    Heck! Even the Pricing is alright by me, and I hate DLC! (Yes, the game is that good!)

    My issue is that, as it stands… the game I’ts NOT complete! (Sure the single player is fully working and most of the major breaking bugs have been addressed)

    But if we were to review this game FAIRLY, I would’ve had to put this game aside until the cross play functionally was fully implemented or simply deduct from the score the KEY missing feature. Which in my mind would be a crime… This game is 8.5-9 ANY DAY!

    With that said…

    Don’t give the developers a hard time for DLC or Pricing, the game is cheap enough as it is! 18 bucks for 3 games! Yes, 3! (PS3, Vita & PS4)

    Go complain to them for the right things! :P

    PS: Maybe some colors too, for differentiation purposes… God knows how many times I’ve gotten killed in a 3 cape yellow sea! XD

  • I’d throw lots of money at some Exo paint jobs and liveries ;)

  • Can’t wait to buy this! I was looking forward to DLC as I played the game and assumed that it was coming out. I might as well just give them my bank account xD

  • This is such a great game and I’m excited to have some more content coming for it! I’ve been trying to decide what I’d like to spend my Research Points on next, but I think that this DLC pack will give me an answer. Thanks Arrowhead! This game is fantastic!

  • Maybe Sony should apply some pressure to the developers to fix the online in their ONLINE ONLY game before asking for more money. Don’t get me wrong it’s a great game, but it hasn’t worked well in nearly 2 weeks.

  • The PS community makes me want to dig a hole and put my head into it so I don’t have to hear the complaining anymore. The game is 1/3 of the price of triple A titles and just as fun, so you can’t even begin to mention the cost of the game. If you can’t afford $20 then maybe you shouldn’t be playing games because you need a job or a better job. Also you do realize you’re not entitled to every game that comes out. You can CHOOSE to not buy a game or wait for a price drop. Tell me Destiny was worth all $60. I own and play the game and it’s not. Destiny’s DLC is the same price as this game.

    Second if you dare mention the price of the DLC take a long look at your bank statement and tell me that you spent $3 wisely for the last couple months. The game is great and DLC that is under 5 bucks is nothing. This game is being talked about on every gaming podcast I listen to. The speed at which DLC comes out isn’t a problem when the game itself is cheap, yes $20 is cheap for a game you will invests many hours into.

    Would you rather pay $40 for a game with free DLC or pay $20 for a game and see how much you like it and if you really do then invest into the rest of the game.

  • First comment nails the idiocy of this generation of gamers. Everything should be free bud. Everything is too expensive. We are entitled to it all free because. Nevermind this is an indie dev that is pretty out in the open with their DLC strats with Magicka.

    Game was 18 dollars and I’m having just as much fun as a full priced game. THE ONLY thing I agree with is you guys need to fix your servers before announcing this stuff. Beyond that it’s pretty great to see support.

  • I played this at GDC and was unimpressed: half-res shadows, aliasing artifacts everywhere, chunky terrain textures in a number of places.. I double checked to make sure we were playing the PS4 version.

    Maybe this developers’ previous releases were all amazing quality, but I just don’t see how people can overlook the lack of visual/rendering polish and all the online bugs.

    I’ve bought every game in every previous Spring Fever promotion, and this is the first year where I’m sitting out most of it. I hope that SCEA/SCEE modify their QA processes for third party developers to prevent this kind of Android-level quality from permeating the PlayStation platforms.

  • Does this mean that we’ll finally get in-game music for psp games on the Vita? JK. But I would really like it……Sony, and you could do it, ummmmm oh yeah youtube app being taking off might make it easy. Ohhhhh and this one really is a no brainer given the Vitas poor sales could you remove the brightness limiter it really makes absolutely no sense and I’m sure every single Vita owner would much appreciate it, That’s my prayer for the afternoon. Have a great day.

  • Glad to see people standing up for what’s right, for once. However, it’s too little too late to complain in you spent the $17-$20 already. Sony is experimenting with this new, higher price to see if they can get away with making it standard for all indie games moving forward. If you haven’t purchased this game yet, I urge you to wait for a sale and show Sony that jacking up prices will result in loss of profit.

  • This game is too expensive? $20 for the game $6 DLC
    Battlefield is $60 for the game $20 for the deluxe and $40 for the season pass…

    In perspective its not bad at all

  • Considering the low numbers in purchases, thi content should have been free.
    Especially to the buyers that paid full price, instead of the inevitable sale down the road.

    Bad decisions like these are what is ruining your chances at getting anywhere.

    I for one am not buying, and my last full price Sony venture.

    You guys bite it bad, and only hope new company leadership is coming to fix the mess you made of such potential.

  • I figured there would be packs like this, I didn’t think it would be so asap, but here they are you devils! This is pretty par for the Magicka 1 course and like all optional DLC it’s only there for people who want it.. I want 2 packs, thanks for giving us a 3 pack bundle.
    :)

    But please extend the availability of the Ranger pack in the EU! Down with NA’s Managed Democracy.

    • The ranger pack is still available for EU, but you might have to re-download the game if you got it in the period when EU took down the pack.

  • Is there any way to use the dlc across accounts on the same ps4? My whole family plays this and I bought it for them thinking we could all use it, and now only I can. We’ve all kind of decided on our roles and I won’t use half this stuff. I should have bought the individual packs for each of them… I absolutely love this game it’s something my whole family gets together to play, and it’s a little upsetting that I can’t share the dlc without having to buy each of them a copy.

  • Can’t believe this…….How can you release a game and have DLC one week later that could have originally been included. This is sad on their part.

  • It’s absurd that people think such a good game could be developed for free. $17 or $20 for the base game is a great deal for the value you get and $6 for continued investment is as well. Of course they have tiered deployment. This allows for the game to remain new for those that grind it, not critical for those that take their time, and interesting all around. I support the DLC. Those that think everything should be free do not understand how business works. I can only assume that these comments come from kiddies. Thanks Arrowhead, have some well earned cash.

  • I’ve been hearing great things about this game and I really want it, but 26 Dollars for the game and it’s DLC that all came out within two weeks? Is it just me or am I going to see a bundle with the game and even more dlc for way less in the near future? I think I should just wait :/

  • Fix server and cross-play issues, and I’ll gladly give you my money. As it is, I can’t even play it without wanting to throw my controller thru the tv thanks to issues @46 has mentioned.

  • Meant to say @45

  • I purchased this dlc but it won’t let my other accounts use the dlc content. Can you make a patch so when I play with family we all have access to the dlc pls thanks

  • I can’t see this on the UK store anywhere, is it going to be added later for us??

  • Sadly, the store is broken tonight. This happened to me once before buying the skyrim DLC for minecraft, But I just purchased the game and the store will not download it on any of the 3 systems. THE DLC FILE SIMPLY ISN’T THERE YET TO DOWNLOAD!. Thankfully the store dose show that I have purchased the DLC, so now its just a waiting game for when Sony decides to update the store. Doubtful we will get to play with our new backpack droids tonight but hopefully within the next few days.

  • OK, I kinda retract my prior statement. It’s still true there literally is no DLC to download from the store. But it dose seem to have unlocked the DLC within the game. Unlike like most other PS3/PS4 and Vita games, apparently this game doesn’t need you to download a simple 100k patch.

  • I for one support this DLC for an already fantastic game worth every penny. I will be buying it as soon as I get home. So many new options and looks!

    In fact, I think Arrowhead should continue to give us new content, and I will gladly pay for it. Yes, the game has hiccups, and they need to fix that, but they also need to keep it going.

    How about some new world types? Volcanic worlds, weird alien worlds(Some crazy landscape), Water worlds with jet pack-hovering battles or sea craft. Sky’s the limit really!

    I also want to see stuff like hover bikes and hologram decoys, like Trezomnar said.

    And finally, another race or two. I love the races we have, but even if we have switched out races each war (5 races, 3 picked at random for the war) that would engage people in multiple wars and increase longevity.

    Keep up the good work and if you can, get us a PC release too. I’d double dip just to play with more of my friends.

  • There is so much misdirected hate. some people think its a money grab…for a freaking game you payed $17-$20 for that works on the PS3, PS4, and the PSVita. they are asking for $6.00 for a bunch of gear whose stats we don’t know aside from a few seconds of footage.As well as not knowing what Pay to Win actually is. YOU CANT PAY TO WIN ON A CO-OP GAME. The term Pay to Win is used in games where PVP is a major factor, where people can buy a powerful weapon or item to beat every other player who spent less money than them. Experience boosts are not pay to win, gear in a CO-OP game is not pay to win, its simply you being jealous about somebody having better or different gear than you. Personally I like the packs and will be buying them because the game is amazing and tons of fun and have been playing it on every console i have. I got way more hours of enjoyment from the $18 i spent that they deserve that much. Yeah the game has been out for a few weeks and DLC was released, i can understand some frustration there, but its a $20 game. if i end up paying $60 at the end of all the DLC packs they release I frankly wont care because this game has been worth more than anything else i have bought for my ps4 so far.

  • People will complain about positively everything.
    “Company that makes games, we want to pay less money for your game and you also have to give away stuff for free”.

    “That’s a terrible business plan”

    “I know, but it’d make me feel better”.

    Make your own game and give that away for free. The studio is under no obligation to not publish material because you find the existence of something you don’t have to buy offensive.

  • I generally enjoy Helldivers and have been playing for about a week with my friends and my fiancé (who plays locally with me.) I was excited for the new content when it was announced, and downloaded it as soon as I got home. Then I realized my fiancé does not have access to the new weapons and stratagems, despite playing with me on the same console. She also does not have access to the ranger gear I got for buying early.

    Come on Sony. Really? What’s next, we gotta buy two copies of the same game to play side by side? Because you’re going to lose my business very quickly if I have to pay twice what others users have to in order for my entire household to have access to the same content.

    Gaming is supposed to be about having fun with your friends. This isn’t just a money grab.

    Shame on you.

  • I just don’t get why some people keep saying this game is expensive. It worth every single dollar.
    Thanks for releasing the DLC so quick Arrowhead. I hope more are coming.
    And please let us choose the color scheme of our armor, that would be perfect!

  • To those who have yet to play/buy HELLDIVERS… Ignore the usual freeloading, i want it basically free whiners.

    HELLDIVERS is definitely worth the asking price. Cross buy, 4 player couch co-op or Online, lots of stuff to unlock as it is. Very fun game!

    I’ll buy this DLC to support this studio and this genre.

    Would like to see a beefy expansion with new planets, rare samples to collect, weapons upgrades and new adversaries ect ect.

    Now, some constructive criticism… Please keep improving the network code. Initially it was difficult to connect at first. It’s gotten a whole lot better and easier to connect with other helldivers.

    My .02

  • @Drexnot_FX I’m so glad you said that. I couldn’t agree more. The cost for Helldivers is way worth it, so is this pack.

  • On a side note, i would so buy a Warhammer 40,000 or killzone game with the same premise as HELLDIVERS! Hint hint ;)

  • As much as I want new weapons and costumes, I think this DLC is overpriced for what you get. It should have been $0.99 for each pack. Understanding that there is more of these to come, it would have been nice to be able to get a “season pass”. at $2.99 each, I am afraid to see how much they will charge for something substantial like a new alien race, game mode, or planet/map.

  • The best thing about the DLC (besides giving more deserved money to developers of Arrowhead), is that the DLC weapons and strategems you get are really good.

  • @crazyaejay

    if you think this game is expensive, then you should probably work on your priorities.

  • Love the game guys! I have only one request… a rainbow of color options for the laser pointers.

  • Is this game online only? I want to play it on my Vita but I only play my Vita when I’m on the road and usually don’t have wifi.

  • We have a big THANK YOU to you all for the wonderful support, and an explanation of our views on post-launch times and DLC here: http://bit.ly/1BW2MsR

  • I bought the DLC to use on my friends copy of the game. I have not bought the full game only the DLC and it is not showing. Do i have to buy my own copy of the game to use this? Thanks.

  • I bought the DLC but I can’t download it. What nonsense is this? There is no option and it doesn’t appear in the download list. Very nice of you to rob me, Sony.

  • I have a problem with this. bought the limited edition bundle and the first DLC with one account… however I mostly play with my oher account (I have two). Is the limited edition content and DLC account bound? I have 2 PSN ID’s on my console… wanted to play on both… how can I fix this???

  • Fix the matchmaking before you are dropping DLC! I’m sick and tired of failed attempts at playing with anyone.

  • So today i was trying to buy that dlc content, but where to?? At psn i searched with the terms of “helldivers” and “dlc” and nothing. Ingame, no option too, to buy it. Not available for ps3, maybe? :/

  • I bought this game because of how awesome the cross play sounds and it does not work. I love the game dearly, but the issues are pretty terrible. It is easier for me to play with randos than my friends? Lame. Please fix cross play. It’s so not how it was advertise. I realize some people maxed out the game and that is why the DLC came so fast, but seriously though, fix the game to how it was advertised. Make it do what you say you are going to do before you do extra.

  • This game is amazing. Bought it the day it was released and couldn’t be happier. So I just bought the bundle pack for 5.99. Can’t wait for more amazing dlc and games like this for my vita. I would like to say the $19.99 is a great price for a true AAA quality game And plus the game is cross buy and cross play for ps vita, ps3, and ps4 so get over it. The only thing that would be better is a first person shooter like this. I would like to say Thank you to all the devs that worked So hard on this.

  • Is there any word on if the game will run on the playstation TV?

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