Can you play Helldivers 2 solo? Single-player explained

Aryan Singh
A solo character in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is primarily a team-focused shooter that is best enjoyed by joining a squad, but some players might be wondering if the game is playable in single-player mode. If you’re looking to play Helldivers 2 solo, here’s everything you need to know.

Helldivers 2 is a co-op shooter that lets players team up and take on bugs or bots on foreign planets. Thanks to its mechanics, enemy variety, and the sheer amount of chaos that can take over your screen, the game can be very enjoyable, especially if you’re playing with friends.

The game allows for four-person co-op, and working together is an important part of the experience. From providing cover against waves of enemies to coordinating a successful extraction, communication between teammates is a must in Helldivers’ sequel.

However, for players interested in a single-player experience, here’s whether you can play Helldivers 2 solo.

Helldivers 2 single-player explained

Helldivers 2 character shooting alien
Helldivers 2 is a third-person shooter.

Yes, you can play Helldivers 2 solo and enjoy what the game has to offer without teaming up with other players. With that said, it’s important to note that the game does not have a dedicated single-player mode or story campaign. You’ll also need to be connected to the internet even if you’re playing solo, as the game does not have offline modes.

To have the best solo experience, we recommend tweaking the difficulty settings to adjust the challenge. Changing difficulty settings will become essential as you progress deeper into the game.

That was everything to know about playing Helldivers 2 solo. For more on Arrowhead Game Studios’ title, check out our other guides below:

Will Helldivers 2 have DLC? | How to fix ‘failed to join’ error in Helldivers 2 | Is Helldivers 2 on Steam Deck? | Is Helldivers 2 on Xbox Game Pass? | Is Helldivers 2 open world? | Is Helldivers 2 on PS4?

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About The Author

Aryan is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in sports and racing games, including EA Sports FC, NBA 2K, and Forza. He's also a big fan of massive RPGs such as Starfield, Elden Ring, and Cyberpunk. Aryan has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and previously wrote for sports websites Pride of London, Sportsmanor, LWOF, and Thick Accent. You can contact him at [email protected].