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Helldivers 2 PC players will need to link their PSN accounts soon and fans aren’t happy

Developer Arrowhead Game Studios has announced that Helldivers 2 players on PC will need to link their PSN accounts on May 6, 2024.

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The news comes via a blog post on Helldivers 2's Steam page, which has also been shared by the Helldivers 2 X (formerly known as Twitter) account. When Helldivers 2 first launched, PlayStation Network account linking was temporarily optional due to technical issues. However, this grace period is due to end on May 6, with Sony Interactive Entertainment citing account linking's critical role "in protecting our players and upholding the values of safety and security provided on PlayStation and PlayStation Studios games." You can read the statement in full below.

Existing Helldivers 2 players on Steam will begin seeing a mandatory login screen from May 30 and will be required to have linked a Steam and PlayStation Network account by June 4. Any new players as of May 3 will be required to link their two accounts before they can begin playing.

As expected, the news has not been taken well by PC players. In response to the post on X, some have said they will refuse to link their accounts, with others pointing out that they don't have a PlayStation console and don't want to create an account that they'll never use. Others, such as @JigsawGeneral surmise the community's sentiment by simply saying "This is not a good idea."

Other players, such as @ItsYeshalot have pointed out that this isn't a new concept. "You need an Xbox account to play Halo on Steam. You need a Blizzard account to play OW2/D4 on Steam. This isn't a new concept." They also noted that this has been a requirement for the game since launch, and that it was made clear upon launching the game for the first time that this would eventually be required. It might be an unpopular decision, but some would argue the signs were there.

Are you a Helldivers 2 PC players? How do you feel about linking your Steam and PlayStation Network accounts? Let us know in the comments below.


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