Helldivers 2: How to fix “Server Request Failed” error

Stephanie Zucarelli
Helldivers 2 combat scene

There’s no question that Helldivers 2 has been one of 2024’s biggest successes, but this has also meant servers have been at max capacity. The Helldivers 2 “Server Request Failed” error is one that has been a growing concern for most, and we detail any possible fixes below.

Helldivers 2 has become a popular title after its successful launch and is quickly becoming one of the most important releases in 2024 so far. This online co-op third-person shooter introduces players to a dystopian world, where they need to fight alien life forms to upgrade their technology.

Despite its popularity, users have reported several problems when trying to connect to Arrowhead Game Studios’ servers. One of the most prevalent issues is the “Error code 1” or “Server Request Failed” where users get stuck after the intro video and aren’t able to log in to the game.

Here’s everything about the Helldivers 2 “Server Request Failed” error, and if there’s anything you can do to fix it.

Helldivers 2 team
Helldivers 2 is the sequel to the title first released in 2015.

How to fix “Server Request Failed” error in Helldivers 2

The “Server Request Failed” error in Helldivers 2, also known as “Error Code 1,” describes an issue with Arrowhead Game Studios’ server. This means that there are tons of players trying to play the game at the same time, and login servers can’t keep up with the demand.

Because this error is related to server congestion, there’s not much players can do to fix it. However, there are some ways you can check if Helldivers 2 servers are up and running again.

Here’s what you can do to solve any “Server Request Failed” issues on your end:

  • Check if the servers are down: Before anything, you should make sure that Helldivers 2 servers are down. You can check Arrowhead Games’ Discord or their Support page.
  • Verify the integrity of the game cache. If you’re playing on PC, you should open Steam, and go to the Helldivers 2 hub. After entering the Properties tab, go to Local Files and click on “Verify integrity of game files.”
  • Check if your internet connection is working. If you made sure that Helldivers 2 servers are up, you can check if your connection is stable enough. We recommend you also try restarting your router before trying to enter the game again.

That’s everything about Helldivers 2 “Server Request Error.” If you’re in need of additional help with the game, here are some of our other guides:

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About The Author

Stephanie is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. After graduating as a journalist, she started working as a tech writer for Infobae, Channel 9, and Rolling Stone. She's currently focused on covering Diablo 4, Baldur's Gate 3 and Fortnite, but can't resist anything related to The Sims 4 and Stardew Valley. You can contact her at [email protected].