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News guides 12 February 2024, 09:12

Helldivers 2 - Failed to Connect to Server (PC and PS5) Explained by Developers

The error message stating that there is a problem joining the server in Helldivers 2 is still displaying to you? In this guide you will find out why this is the case.

Source: Helldivers 2, Developer: Arrowhead Game Studios

Helldivers 2 is a cooperative third-person shooter that is a sequel to the well-received 2015 game Helldivers. The production has been quite popular with fans since its release, and as a result, it has also suffered from server connection issues on both PC and PS5. In this guide, we explain what the problem is.

Helldivers 2 – Failed to Connect to Server (PC and PS5) Issue Explained by Developers

Ever since the release of Helldivers 2, players encounter a problem that prevents them from connecting to the server correctly. Despite many efforts by the developers to get rid of the issue, it still occurs, as evidenced by a recent message from a member of the Arrowhead studio, posted on the official Helldivers 2 Discord server:

If for any reason you get the “Failed to connect to server” issue it means that the maximum number of login requests for that particular minute is exceeded and/or that the servers are full and will require someone to log out before allowing new players in.

Initially, the problem was resolved during a last server maintenance, that increased the rate limiter, which is responsible for denying connections when they exceed a certain number per minute to prevent the entire system from crashing. It was increased from 10,000/min to 20,000/min, yet it only took a few moments for the message to start appearing again. All due to… the number of players. Even after the limit of concurrent players has been increased from 250,000 to 360,000, this value was not enough....

The good news is that thanks to the increase in the respective limits, connecting to the server should now be much easier and more accessible, but, if Helldivers 2 continues to be as popular as it has been until now, it is inevitable that you will still see this unpleasant message from time to time, at least until further fixes will be implemented.

If you are interested in more news about Helldivers 2, read also:

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Dawid Lubczynski

Dawid Lubczynski

He completed his first degree studies in journalism. His adventure with Gamepressure began in 2019 when he undertook the difficult art of writing complex game guides. Over the years, became a specialist genre; in his spare time, he reads about mixtures that will help him reduce stress after the thousandth death at the same stage of the game. A huge fan of fighting games (Tekken) who regularly participates in tournaments.


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