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Helldivers 2 Is There Offline Single Player Or Split Screen?

Everything there is to know about solo offline mode, single player, and split screen availability in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is shaping up to be the breakout flagship Games-as-a-Service (GaaS) title that Sony has always wanted for the PlayStation this generation, but there are plenty of players that see that as a cursed prospect. Let’s take a look at whether the online only Helldivers 2 supports offline play, single player, and split screen couch co-op in this guide.


Helldivers 2 Offline Mode

Unfortunately, Helldivers 2 is through and through an online game without even the potential for allied bots in a solo offline mode. There have been no announcements to make this feature available despite the persistent connectivity issues faced by players. While Helldivers 2 does support CrossPlay, there are currently some issues with it interfering with matchmaking, preventing some players from ever getting into a game.




Helldivers 2 Single Player

Helldivers 2 Matchmaking Privacy Toggle
Helldivers 2 Matchmaking Privacy Toggle

Sadly, Helldivers 2 does not have a single player story mode campaign, and likely never will. The game is designed to be played with online co-op in mind as you and your allies mindlessly blast away at robots and alien insects. Having said that, you can choose to solo the online mode, despite it being primarily designed for a group of four players. Some of the objectives will test your patience, besides being time-consuming, but it is certainly doable. There are no bonuses or incentives to playing Helldivers 2 solo at this time.

To play Helldivers 2 solo online, simply don’t add anyone to your party before launching the mission. The difficulty will not scale for playing alone. You may also want turn off public matchmaking in Settings -> Options -> Gameplay -> Matchmaking Privacy


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Helldivers 2 Split Screen

Helldivers 2 does not support couch co-op split screen, neither on PS5 nor on PC, despite the fact that the previous game in the series did have this feature. It is unlikely that split screen will ever be implemented, at least not on PlayStation. The game is shaping up to be a lucrative GaaS title that requires every player to have their own system as well as PlayStation Plus subscription.


That’s everything there is to know about solo offline, single player, and split screen in Helldivers 2.

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