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Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.104 Makes Arc Weapons and Stratagems Safe to Use Again

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developer Arrowhead has released a new patch for the game that makes arc weapons and stratagems safe to use again.

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not to use the Arc Thrower, Arc Shotgun, and Tesla Tower because they caused game crashes. At the time, the developer promised a patch addressing this would be released early this week, and now it’s out.

In releasing patch 1.000.104, Arrowhead issued an updated list of known issues it’s working to address. The list includes various issues involving friend invites and cross-play, and a problem with Hellpod steering, which is currently disabled in a large area around large or important objects.

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Helldivers 2 update 1.000.104 patch notes:


Game no longer freezes when firing arcs from the following

  • Arc Thrower
  • Arc Shotgun
  • Tesla Tower

Known Issues

These are issues that were either introduced by this patch and are being worked on, or are from a previous version and have not yet been fixed.

  • Various issues involving friend invites and cross-play:

🔹 Cross-platform friend invites might not show up in the Friend Requests tab.

🔹 Players cannot unfriend other players befriended via friend code.

🔹 Players cannot unblock players that were not in their Friends list beforehand.

🔹 Players cannot befriend players with Steam names shorter than 3 characters.

  • Hellpod steering close to large or important objects is currently not functioning as intended, resulting in steering being disabled in a large area around the object.
  • Online features are not functioning when console language is set to Ukrainian.
  • Players may be unable to select loadout when joining a multiplayer via an activity card.
  • Planet liberation reaches 100% at the end of every Defend mission.
  • Drowning in deep water with a Vitality Booster equipped puts Helldiver in a broken state.
  • Exosuits will sometimes be delivered in a damaged or broken state.
  • Stratagem beam might attach itself to an enemy but it will deploy to its original location.
  • Pink artifacts may appear in the sky when setting off large explosions.
  • Text chat box display is obstructed by the cinematic letterboxing during extraction.
  • Sometimes the player’s loadout customizations will reset after restarting the game.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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