Helldivers 2: Do we need Clans | Guilds | Fleets | Factions?

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We all agree that Helldivers 2 is a fantastic game. Now to the crux of the matter: does it need Clans, Guilds, Fleets, Factions, or whatever you want to call it?

Does Helldivers 2 need in-game team progression to add a sense of purpose to proceedings?

Hear me out tho.

I’m speaking as an active gamer who plays Helldivers 2 daily.

I just think it’s missing that final special something, in the bigger sense of things.

In short, I think something like a team reward system would greatly increase Helldivers 2’s replayability factor.

This post may contain speculation, personal opinion, and adult comedy. It is not advice and is solely for entertainment and informational purposes.


Helldivers 2 Screenshot Onboard Ship without Clans Guilds Fleets

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I’ve logged well over 100 hours in HD2 and will be logging many more.

Like many of you, I believe there’s no better co-op game for creating an epic, challenging, and thrilling experience than the current iteration of Helldivers.

It’s the magnitude of the achievement that’s really impressive.

But, BUT. When a mission is over, and the map is exhausted, when the enemy is left stranded below, and I’m waving them goodbye, I sense a lingering void in the air.

-An undefinable missing element to an almost perfect puzzle.

When that final horn blows en route to someone’s Purveyor Of Liberty, it all feels a little meaningless.

Which is surprising given the quality of the actual gameplay.

Where’s the progression besides unlocking gear?

Of course, all games are arguably pointless, but what I’m talking about here is more specific to Helldivers 2; a lack of arc that carries you over to your next mission.

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the unfolding story that’s being told [Reddit], however, what about something more personable?

Again though, this is subjective, because some people will play HD2 forever regardless (and I’ll be logging many more hours myself, so won’t quibble too much).

However, this is about perceived low-hanging fruit (Clans) that might add considerable value to the game.

Helldivers 2: An Argument Against Clans | Guilds | Fleets

Helldivers 2 is a special game and its sheer popularity evidences that.

~It’s also evident in the gameplay, attention to detail, potent humour, and breathtaking atmosphere.

It feels like somebody’s dream has come to life and really, it should set a new standard in modern gaming for expectation and delivery (and general fairness concerning microtransactions).

I mean, if you had something this successful, receiving all these plaudits, would you mess with it?

Here are a few reasons why Clans/Alliances may not be a good idea:

  1. Clans/Guilds could make community interactions more toxic. There are some great games out there that are completely wrecked by their toxic communities.
  2. We’ve already seen some Loadout judgment in-game, and I imagine Clans/Guilds might push that further.
  3. There might be fewer people for random games if most players are in a Clan or a Guild.
  4. PS5 and PC Cross-play might create a natural platform separation due to their distinct communication methods (PS5 players tend to talk on mics while PC players tend to type on keyboards).

Still, even with these potential pitfalls, team progression might be the missing link for Helldivers 2, as it’s capable of adding a deeper level of meaning to the gameplay loop.

Helldivers 2: Time for a Clan System?

My final thoughts:

I haven’t spoken about the How because I feel like there are plenty of good examples out there.

The only point I would make is that PvE (Player versus Environment) is very much what I’d prefer. -For me, it’s the surest way to avoid toxicity.

Clans wouldn’t even need to battle together, instead, their individual efforts could contribute towards team goals, like earning points for team rewards.

That said, Helldivers 2 would need to create more rewards, add team events, and maybe an acknowledgement system/ leaderboard.

At the end of the day, I’m just thinking aloud here. -Please feel free to do the same in the comments below.

Would Clans/Guilds spoil Helldivers 2?

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Another random pic of a beautiful planet:

Helldivers 2 - Beautiful Planet Screenshots for Fleets

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