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Helldivers is turning up the heat…for free

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Helldivers

Though I haven’t been able to play it (or anything else that isn’t a review game) for ages now, I have a lot of love for Arrowhead’s Helldivers. It’s a fantastic, team-based top-down shooter that takes the best things from Warframe and Destiny and gives them a new perspective. It’s also like the Starship Troopers game we never got – which means very quickly became one of my favourite PSN titles. And as we told you, it’s getting a bunch of free content. Here’s what that new free content is.

Arrowhead has detailed what you’ll be getting in the “Turn up the heat” update, with three videos, each detailing something new; new enemy types, new objectives and a brand new environment. I’d wager there are probably a few new weapons to play around with too.

The new update also increases the game’s level cap to 27, probably making the difficult game even tougher. If you haven’t played Helldivers, and need a fun, but tough co-operative game to play with your buddies, I can’t recommend Helldivers enough. It’s available on PlayStation platforms only – but buying it once gets you Vita, PS3 and Ps4 versions of the game – but it’s not just cross buy – it allows for cross save, cross chat and cross play between all three platforms.

Here are those videos, and a link to our review of the thing. No word on when the content is coming, but it’s apparently soon.

Last Updated: May 12, 2015

72 Comments

  1. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    May 12, 2015 at 08:42

    Huh. This actually looks pretty rad. Pity that Sony is made of little pieces of the devil!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 12, 2015 at 08:42

      XD

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    May 12, 2015 at 08:43

    Would play this a whole lot more if not for GTA Heists…

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 12, 2015 at 08:46

      I would play this, if it was on Steam

      Reply

      • justlikemo

        May 12, 2015 at 08:47

        definitely, but I see its on ps3, so its time to dust the puppy off as I like this game.

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 12, 2015 at 08:47

        It really is fun. Simplistic but hectic at times.

        Reply

      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        May 12, 2015 at 08:49

        I just keep thinking “where is the mouse pointer?” which is quickly followed by “wait you have to use a controller for that?”

        Madness.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 12, 2015 at 08:50

          Skills boet.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 08:50

            Imagine your skills if played with the correct apparatus

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 08:53

            I’m no noob

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 08:55

            Yes you are, but I know you are better than this. USE THE CORRECT TOOLS!

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 08:56

            Sigh. We give a man thumbs, and he doesn’t even bother using them to game. GG Humans. Uninstall please.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 08:57

            I’ll have you know, Private Steyn has a very respectable K/D in a brilliant FPS we both play

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 08:58

            Private? I missed that memo.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:00

            RE: The titanium buttocks incident of 2015-05-11

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:01

            Rofl, so worth it.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:02

            What article was it again?
            Oh what fun we had!

          • Lord Chaos

            May 12, 2015 at 09:05

            Was in the Fallout 4 article.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:09

            Thanks!

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 09:01

            Please.

            Elaborate.

            🙂

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:02

            I’ll let the private explain

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:09

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 08:58

            I use my thumbs more than you actually. You use it to hold a mouse in place.

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2015 at 08:58

            Sargon hasn’t discovered his opposable thumbs yet…

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 08:59

            WHERE WERE YOU HIDING ALL THIS TIME?! Waiting for the opportune moment to strike? 😛

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2015 at 09:07

            Maybe… 😀

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 08:59

            Hammersteyn. I’m going to teach you something about PCs now. 😀
            We only use one hand on our mouse. 😀

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:01

            The other thumb’s for space bar?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:01

            So jumping in games are not applicable?

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 09:01

            YOU KNOW IT! THAT’S HOW WE DO!

          • Lord Chaos

            May 12, 2015 at 08:59

            Mine has buttons on the side.

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 09:01

            I have about five extra buttons on mine. So great for item management in dota. Frees up my keyboard for all the other shortcuts I need.

            I literally think my mouse has about as many buttons as the average controller. 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:02

            Mine too, but my thumbs are too short to reach O_o

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 09:02

            Just how small ARE you?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:04

            He is quite the behemoth, and no, I did not mean fat

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:12

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:12

            I’m like a T-rex but my hands are like it’s arms.

          • Sageville

            May 12, 2015 at 09:54

            Mice were originally designed for radar navigation and microsoft word, while console controllers were specifically designed for gaming…

            Now who is using the correct tools!!

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 10:07

            *basic gaming
            FIXED

          • Lord Chaos

            May 12, 2015 at 08:53

            Leave the peasant be. If he wants to till the fields with a spoon who are we to judge. 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 08:55

            I can spoon like a boss…….wait what?

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 08:56

            If doing something “like a boss” means paying someone else peanuts to do YOUR job, I don’t wanna do it like a boss

          • Lord Chaos

            May 12, 2015 at 08:57

            He pays others to spoon? O_o

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 08:57

            …and watches with #HeavyBreathing

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 08:58

            You’ve got it wrong. This is what doing it “like a boss” means. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisCkxU544c

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:02

            No cocaine? Leonardo disapproves.

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 08:52

            I’ve seen my nephew on one of those controllers. Those aren’t skills. Those are random button mashing machinations that randomly spit out movements we only THINK are skill. But they’re really just little bits of the devil seeping through the veil.

            I’m taking an ideological position on this one. 😀

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 08:54

            Rofl, good luck random button mashing here. Friendly fire isn’t disabled in this game

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 08:55

            I accidentally pressed downvote on one of @hammersteyn:disqus’s comments. I literally saw an end to the world in that moment. It wasn’t pretty. I’ve never clicked UPVOTE so fast in my life.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 08:56

            I thought I felt a disturbance if the Force

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 08:57

            I remember the days when they still showed the number of downvotes….. good times

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 08:58

            No, then you had those downvote trolls thinking they are superior keyboard (mouse) warriors

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 08:59

            Was funny though

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 12, 2015 at 09:30

            I enjoyed that, it used to make me giggle. Now I just get to hear about how many times my comments get flagged, and it’s just not the same.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 09:39

            Not that many.Funnily enough I have just one more flag than you. rince and Admiral though O_o

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 09:46

            I probably have the most :/

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 10:08

            Because you’re worth it.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 10:08

            Awwwwjisssss

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 12, 2015 at 09:28

            Don’t support the warp. Khorne is coming.

        • justlikemo

          May 12, 2015 at 08:53

          Certain games you can play with a controller, FPS mouse n keyboard please the way its meant to be played.

          Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 12, 2015 at 09:19

        I downloaded a side-scrolling F2P game last night called Warside. Sounds kinda similar, going to check it out properly over the weekend.

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 12, 2015 at 09:22

          Cool, let me know if you wanna co-op

          Reply

    • Ir0nseraph

      May 12, 2015 at 09:06

      Can’t wait for you to buy your plane, so that I can shoot it out of the sky.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 12, 2015 at 09:13

        Hahahaha!

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        May 12, 2015 at 09:15

        Now THAT, is true friendship!

        Reply

        • Ir0nseraph

          May 12, 2015 at 09:16

          XD

          Reply

    • Sageville

      May 12, 2015 at 09:50

      I’m ready, for either,

      Reply

  3. justlikemo

    May 12, 2015 at 08:44

    i only vant to here vun click

    Reply

  4. justlikemo

    May 12, 2015 at 08:48

    that bug enemy looks like it has elements of lost planets bosses in it with the orange elements that you have to shoot at.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 12, 2015 at 08:50

      Yeah, I remember those, geez

      Reply

  5. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    May 12, 2015 at 08:51

    Randy Pitchford take note! Sometimes you can raise the level cap FOR FREE. And give us liquid lava. Because REASONS!

    Reply

  6. sigma7

    May 13, 2015 at 09:12

    An update file was installed yesterday, was that Turning Up the Heat?. I haven’t played it after the installation.

    Reply

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