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Can You Play Helldivers 2 Solo?

The real question you should be asking yourself is: Should you be playing Helldivers 2 solo?

Helldivers 2 is a third-person shooter where you liberate planets and fight aliens — usually with friends. Helldivers 2 is known for its co-op action but can you play Helldivers 2 solo? Here's your guide to the single-player options in the new game.  

Can You Play Helldivers 2 Solo?


If you feel like playing solo, you can! But keep in mind, you cannot play offline and will always need an internet connection, even if you want to play alone. 

Helldivers 2 solo gameplay

Should You Play Helldivers 2 Alone?

The real question is, should you play Helldivers 2 solo? While it's possible, that doesn't always mean you should. 

The short answer is probably not. Helldivers 2 is better enjoyed as a co-op game. The gameplay centers around a four-player squad so the objectives will be much harder and less balanced when you tackle them alone. 

Another reason that solo play isn't as optimal is that you'll miss out on a lot of side objectives that require teamwork to complete. Doing them alone will take a lot of time and just won't be that fun. 

Another issue is that some enemies are much more difficult when you're playing alone. A few enemies are designed specifically for multiple players to take on and take certain team-based strategies to take down. 

If you play solo, however, some enemies will have reduced health. 

You can play Helldivers 2 alone if you want to or need to, but keep in mind that it won't give you the full experience of the game.