[Fixed] Helldivers 2 Not Launching or Won’t Start

Helldivers 2 stuck at loading screen or won’t launch at all? Don’t panic, we’ve quick fixes to tackle pesky problems preventing Helldivers 2 from launching or starting up properly on PC and PlayStation platforms. Follow these easy steps and you’ll soon be boots on the ground.

We’ll cover clearing out junk files, disabling conflicting software, twiddling with system settings – even reinstalling if push comes to shove. Let’s solve “Helldivers 2 won’t launch” issue together!

Related: How to Fix Helldivers 2 Crashing Issues.

How to Fix Helldivers 2 Launch issues on PC – February 8, 2024

Facing problems launching the game on Windows 10 and 11? Try these techniques:

Verify Game Files on Steam

Steam’s trusty Verify Integrity tool double checks the installation for any missing or corrupted files causing launch failures.

Right click Helldivers 2 in your library > Properties > Local Files > Verify Integrity.

Clear Download Cache

Leftover junk files can cause all sorts of headaches. On Windows 10, open the Start menu and type “Delivery Optimization Cache”. On 11, go to Settings > System > Storage > Temporary Files. Clear download caches.

How to Fix Helldivers 2 Launch issues

Update Graphics Drivers

Outdated graphics drivers often throw a wrench into game launches. Download and install the latest versions made for your AMD, Nvidia or Intel GPU. Software like Radeon and GeForce Experience automate the process.

Reboot Your Router

Networking gremlins potentially block communication with game servers required to launch. Restart your router by switching off the power, waiting 30 seconds, then turning it back on.

Turn Off Background Software

Background apps can hinder games from firing up properly. Close web browsers, Discord, antivirus, RGB utilities and more before trying to launch Helldivers 2.

Add Game to Windows Defender Exclusions

Windows Defender may mistake Helldivers 2 for malware. To exclude it, open Windows Security, go to Virus & Threat Protection Settings > Manage Settings > Add or Remove Exclusions.

We hope you’re now up and firing on all cylinders to save the universe from alien invaders in Helldivers 2. Good luck out there soldier, and shoot straight!

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Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
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