The Women Behind Helldivers 2: Ready to Show Their Support for the Popular Video Game

If there’s one game that’s getting people talking right now, it’s Helldivers II: Sony Interactive Entertainment’s TPS is a real success that’s spawning some pretty unique community gestures. Like here, for example.

A universe that does not take itself seriously

You’ve certainly heard about Helldivers II in recent weeks and for good reason: the game is a real hit on PC and PS5, having achieved the best launch on Steam for a Sony Interactive Entertainment game… and having even recently climbed into the top of the most played games simultaneously on the Valve platform (ahead of Grand Theft Auto V. In short, a great success for this TPS developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, a Swedish and independent firm, in which the Japanese manufacturer fully trusts.

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To recontextualize, Helldivers II makes us embody a Helldiver, an elite soldier belonging to the forces of Super-Earth whose goal is to dominate the galaxy. Each region of it is nevertheless dominated by the enemy: either by insectoid aliens totally inspired by Starship Troopers, or by killer robots taken directly from Terminators.

Thus, under the cover of “democracy” and patriotism, throwing out wild punchlines and in music directly borrowed from the best national anthems, our Helldivers go into battle to conquer all possible planets. Helldivers II is intended to be both a huge homage to films of the genre, but also a title with an uninhibited atmosphere (which does not prevent him from proposing a certain requirement, controller in hand).

"We must make our contribution" : the wives and girlfriends of Helldivers 2 players are ready to join forces to support the video game of the moment
"We must make our contribution" : the wives and girlfriends of Helldivers 2 players are ready to join forces to support the video game of the moment

Democracy and support

What adds a very community layer is this “war effort” where all the missions of players from around the world count towards an overall conquest of the galaxy. With precise objectives given by the developers, but also the risk that the enemy will take back certain parts of the galaxyHelldivers II then takes on a dimension almost borrowed from board games in addition to its TPS and cooperative facet.

And this is precisely what stirs up crowds: on social networks, for example, unofficial accounts were created to brief and debrief the daily statistics of all players, give instructions and encourage people to return to the game to conquer the space. “For democracy”, of course.

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"We must make our contribution" : the wives and girlfriends of Helldivers 2 players are ready to join forces to support the video game of the moment

This truly impressive community continues to grow, like with this woman who just posted a video: inside, she lists the best encouragements, phrases and other gestures to do to support her fellow player of Helldivers 2.

First of all and obviously above all else, encourage the mission, the war, the democracy. So, before he starts playing and serving his homeland’s daily duty, say things like this: “a good insect is a dead insect.” It’s a very good sentence.

If he asks you, “Honey, can I go play?”, tell him, “Of course, I’m doing my duty, so do yours.” And finally, you can also say “the boys are waiting for you on the battlefield, democracy does not wait.”

Obviously, this entire performance – recited very seriously in front of the camera – is purely parodic in nature, fully fitting into the atmosphere of a game which certainly does not take itself seriously. “The word of mouth marketing this game has generated is absolutely crazy”is even surprised by the Internet user who shares the video on X. It’s difficult to prove him wrong: the video has accumulated 1.7 million views as of this writing!

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