Is Helldivers 2 open world?

Ezequiel Leis
Helldivers gunfight

Helldivers 2 is the sequel to 2015’s Helldivers and the title introduces many new gameplay elements to the series. But is Helldivers 2 an open-world game? Here are all the details.

Helldivers 2 is a co-op-focused, third-person shooter currently available on PlayStation 5 and PC. The game encourages players to defend Super Earth by teaming up to take down waves of enemies. All combat encounters in the title take place on alien planets, and players are given plenty of space to wander in these locations

This gameplay even allows for a bit of exploration, but players might be wondering if the game is open-world.

So, here’s everything you need to know about whether Helldivers 2 is open world.

Is Helldivers 2 an open-world game?

No, Helldivers 2 is not an open-world game. Instead, players are transported to specific locations on different planets to carry on missions and defeat hordes of enemies.

Helldivers 2 combat gameplay against bug enemies
Players can join the Helldivers 2 action in third-person.

As was the case with the first Helldivers, players will be able to explore some areas while looking for resources and enemies. However, they’ll be limited by the mission objectives, meaning they won’t be able to explore huge maps.

Fans of the first Helldivers are used to this kind of gameplay, so this isn’t a big surprise. On the other hand, the third-person camera will shift how most of the game is played, making fights against aliens more spectacular than ever.

That was everything you needed to know about whether Helldivers 2 is open world. For more on Arrowhead Game Studios, check other guides:

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge of gaming, he's focused mostly on Pokemon, Fortnite, and HoYoverse titles such as Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Latin America. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected]