Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.11: Players celebrate AFK kick & server size increase

Emily Stander
Helldivers fistbumping in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 players have been struggling to log into the game for a while now, and have been begging devs for a solution to the problem. Now, Patch 1.000.11 promises to resolve a lot of the server issues players experience.


Helldivers 2 has seen a lot of success since release. One of the main problems that has arisen from this success is that players were struggling to login to the game due to servers being overpopulated

On February 22, Arrowhead Studios CEO Johan Pilstedt posted on X that the Helldivers 2 servers have been increased to hold a capacity of 700,000 players. Previously, it only had a capacity for 450,000 players. 

Pilestedt did mention that they expect this server capacity to be reached, but that the waiting times for players should be much more bearable.

“I have one final update for tonight. We have updated the max CCU cap to 700,000. Unfortunately, we expect the CCU to reach that level. We believe that the wait times will be much more bearable,” Pilestedt said.

The Helldivers 2 devs are planning on increasing the cap even further, but they are planning to do it in increments so as to not cause a meltdown. 

Other than increasing server capacity, the devs also addressed the issue of players remaining AFK in-game to hold their spot. With the 1.000.11 update, they are introducing a feature that kicks AFK players after 15 minutes, and they will return back to the title screen.

Players were very excited about this news. Some were just happy to be able to login easily, while others praised Arrowhead Studios for their communication and care for the community. 

“I like the open communication and the sincere effort to fix the issue. Some companies don’t even give a sh*t,” one player commented on a Reddit thread titled: “It Happened!!” 

Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.11 patch notes

The new Helldivers 2 patch introduced some fixes and added a punishment for players who remain AFK in-game

Servers at capacity error screen in Helldivers 2
Players have been struggling to get into Helldivers 2 the past few weeks.
  • Fixed multiple crashes triggered when joining other players’ ships.
  • Fixed crash triggered when exiting ADS.
  • Fixed crash triggered when players leave a session while bombardments are active.
  • Fixed issue where online missions in Galactic War Map were unselectable.
  • Fixed issue with GameGuard and Steam’s “verify integrity” step.
  • Fixed issue with GameGuard and the Windows firewall.
  • Fixed issue preventing access to Ship Management panel.
  • Fixed issue causing players to get stuck in the defrosting or in the ship intro cinematic
  • Fixed crash triggered when the process of buying Super Credits fails.
  • Fixed crash triggered after consecutive quickplay attempts.
  • Implemented a functionality that will kick players who remain idle for 15 minutes back to the title screen.

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Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]