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When is the next Helldivers 2 update?

 A close up of a Helldiver's mask, with the reflection of an explosion in the left lens.
A close up of a Helldiver's mask, with the reflection of an explosion in the left lens.

What's new in Helldivers 2?

A Helldivers helmet lies on the ground with a red-glowing bullet hole at its center
A Helldivers helmet lies on the ground with a red-glowing bullet hole at its center

To battle stations, Helldivers! Automaton forces have blasted out of FTL travel in their thousands, and have begun a relentless assault on Cyberstan. The new direct order is live, so get on your ship and join the fight!

Helldivers 2 is set to add new major updates every month, in the form of new Warbonds for players to work through. The next one is called Democratic Detonation, and arrives very soon indeed.

Since its launch, Helldivers 2 has proven itself to be one of the best PS5 games to come out on the console. It's also a blast to play with pals, earning it a spot amongst our picks for the best co-op games to play with friends, Now, we get to look ahead to our second big content drop.

Here's when to expect the next major Helldivers 2 update. We'll detail what's being added, and keep this page updated regarding future major updates. For now, here's what's being added.

When is the next Helldivers 2 update?

A Helldiver wears the CE-27 yellow and black Ground Breaker armor and runs towards the camera across a desert planet
A Helldiver wears the CE-27 yellow and black Ground Breaker armor and runs towards the camera across a desert planet

Helldivers 2's next major update will arrive on May 9, 2024. Given that the last one was added so recently, it'll be a couple of weeks before we hear about what's next.

According to the official Helldivers 2 Warbond FAQ: 'For right now, Warbonds will be released every second Thursday of the month. Every time a new Warbond is released, you will be able to preview the content, and the Warbonds will never disappear, so you can purchase them or not whenever you want to.' We don't have specifics just yet, so stay tuned for updates.

Here's what was added as part of the last update, the Democratic Detonation Warbond:

  • New armor - CE-27 Ground Breaker, CE-07 Demolition Specialist, FS-55 Devastator, Three capes including the Harbinger of True Equality.

  • New weapons - BR-14 Adjudicator Rifle, R-36 Eruptor Rifle, CB-9 Exploding Crossbow,

  • New grenade - G-123 Thermite Grenade

  • New sidearm - GP-31 Grenade Pistol

  • New Booster - Expert Extraction - lowers the time it takes for the extraction shuttle to reach the extraction beacon

You can check out some of the post-launch content that's already arrived by watching the video embedded below:

When is the next Helldivers 2 update? FAQs

What is a Warbond in Helldivers 2?

A Warbond is essentially a Battle Pass. There's one in the base game, as well as a premium one called Steeled Veterans. Cutting Edge will add another Premium Battle Pass, allowing players to use Medals to unlock new rewards.

Are Helldivers 2 Warbonds free?

No, the upcoming Cutting Edge Warbond will require Super Credits to purchase. While these can be found in-game, and unlocked via the base Battle Pass, you may need to spend real money to get enough to unlock the next Warbond. A price has yet to be given, but if it's the same as the other Premium Warbond, it'll be 1000 Super Credits.

How do you unlock the new weapons and armor from Warbonds?

New Warbond will function the same as the other two currently in the game. You'll earn Medals in missions, and then use them to slowly work your way through the Battle Pass rewards. You will not have access to everything after buying the Warbond.

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