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Helldivers 2 Login Limit Reached Error Fixes

All known fixes for Helldivers 2 error “Login limit reached. Please wait to be let in” on Steam PC and PlayStation 5

A persistent login issue with Helldivers 2 might be preventing players from proceeding past the splash screen. The particular error we’ll be dealing with in this guide is about “Login limit reached. Please wait to be let in” and fixes for the issue.

UPDATED April 16

 

Helldivers 2 Update Patch Notes 01.000.203 Apr 16

 

Helldivers 2 Login Limit Reached Fixes

Helldivers 2 Servers at capacity. Please try again later.
Helldivers 2 “Servers at capacity. Please try again later.” error

The primary reason for the issue should be pretty obvious: there are too many active players currently attempting to log-in to a game with a grossly underestimated player log-in cap. Despite raising the concurrent player capacity twice from 250K to 360K, and then 450K, the problems persist as the game grows in popularity. There is also apparently a limit to how many players can login each minute, and that was also raised from the initial 10K to the current 20K. “Login limit reached. Please wait to be let in” is most likely due to the latter limitation given that particular phrasing. The former usually displays the message “Servers at capacity. Please try again later.”

 

Retry Login

The simplest thing you can do is to hammer the login attempt in the hope that a player elsewhere has finally given up on connecting to the game for the day, and then try to queue again for that vacated slot. But you’ve probably done that already, or you wouldn’t be reading this guide, so on with other actual known fixes.

 

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Watch The Entire Intro Cutscene

For some reason, players are reporting that watching the entirety of the intro video has consistently avoided connectivity issues. This is possibly because the game will have adequate time to establish server communications in the background.

 

Disable CrossPlay Functionality

Helldivers 2 Crossplay Toggle
Helldivers 2 Crossplay Toggle

PlayStation 5 players have a fix all their own, by simply turning off crossplay. Ostensibly, this might be because server slots are reserved for players that want to be controller or platform purists. The setting is buried in Settings -> Options -> Gameplay -> Off. This might work for Steam players as well, assuming that slot reservation for mouse and keyboard purists has been implemented by the developers.

 

Join On Friends Online

This one might have to do with queue slots having social priority of some sort. Joining on an already connected Friend via the “Join Game” function seems to work more often than not, to at least get you into a session, if not necessarily with the settings that you prefer. This one will be difficult for players without active friends online, though looking-for-group (LFG) services on Reddit and Discord might help.

 

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Verify Game Files

A corrupted installation is said to be the cause of the issue for some players on both PlayStation 5 and Steam PC. You may want to either perform a fresh install, or simply use the “Verify integrity of game files” function by right-clicking Helldivers 2 -> Properties -> Installed Files. Here’s a detailed guide to verifying game file integrity from Steam itself.

 

 

Disable VPN

Players with VPNs may want to skip the middleman for once, as it is known to trip up server connectivity in Helldivers 2. If the VPN is vital to your online security, try switching to another city or country.

 

Disable IPv6

A more technical fix than most of us would like, nonetheless it has had success for many players as a last resort. According to multiple redditors, disabling IPv6, and falling back on IPv4 works 100% of the time for instances where no other solution worked. The post below has a perfect step by step guide to resolving the issue.

 

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Change DNS Server

DNS servers perform IP lookups, and your default DNS server may not be all that reliable, especially if it is offered by your internet service provider. You can try Cloudflare’s DNS services with 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1

Here are several more DNS server options to choose from.

 

If all else fails, simply wait it out until the developers get around to fixing this issue, which they have consistently done over the past weeks.

 

Sony Promises Helldivers 3 Will Debut With at Least Two, Possibly Three Servers

 

That’s just about everything you can do to resolve “Login limit reached. Please wait to be let in” in Helldivers 2.

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