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Helldivers 2 Update 1.006 Drops With Some Important Stability Fixes

The latest update for Helldivers 2, labeled patch 1.006, includes a range of stability improvements and fixes aimed at enhancing the overall gameplay experience on both PC and PS5 platforms.

The developers have focused on improving the game’s general stability by preparing the build for future server matchmaking enhancements and addressing various connectivity and disconnection issues that players have encountered. This patch is a significant step towards creating a smoother and more reliable gameplay environment, ensuring that players have a more enjoyable experience without any interruptions or technical difficulties.

The fixes implemented in this patch are comprehensive and target specific scenarios that could previously have caused the game to crash. These scenarios include issues encountered when closing the application shortly after starting, during the extraction cutscene, and situations where a user’s extensive friends list would lead to crashes. Additionally, the patch addresses crashes related to the use of text-to-speech features during certain cutscenes, disconnects during the joining cutscene, and specific operation status displays in the mission summary. Other noteworthy fixes include the elimination of crashes caused by residual visual effects from disconnected players, issues with using ADS (Aim Down Sights), and instability in-game data packing that previously resulted in increased patch sizes.

Furthermore, backend connectivity has been improved to reduce the likelihood of disconnections during missions, and matchmaking systems have been refined to increase the success rate of joining games.

Helldivers 2 Update 1.006 Patch Notes


For this patch, we have focused on the following areas:

  • Improved general game stability
  • Prepared build for upcoming server matchmaking improvements.
  • Resolving connectivity and disconnect issues.


  • Fixed crash when application was closed shortly after start
  • Game no longer crashes during extraction cutscene.
  • User profile with too many friends no longer causes crash.
  • Fixed crash when using text-to-speech during extraction cutscene
  • Game no longer crashes when users disconnect during the joining cutscene.
  • Operation Status in Mission Summary no longer causes crash.
  • Fixed crashes caused by leftover visual effects from disconnected players.
  • Game no longer crashes when using ADS.
  • Repaired instability in game data packing that caused increased patch sizes.
  • Improved backend connectivity, reduces likelihood of disconnecting in missions.
  • Improved matchmaking experience and likelihood of success.

Helldivers 2 is a third-person shooter game developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. As a sequel to the 2015 top-down shooter Helldivers, the game has shifted to a third-person perspective, providing a fresh take on its predecessor’s widely acclaimed cooperative gameplay. It was released on February 8, 2024, for PlayStation 5 and PC.

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