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Is Helldivers 2 on Game Pass?

Learn whether or not Helldivers 2 is coming to Game Pass and what this means for Xbox players or those looking to try it out for free.

Helldivers 2 Game Pass: a soldier is running away from a barrage of bright green alien ordinance exploding around them and from three alien arachnids.

Is Helldivers 2 coming to Game Pass? There was a time when a sequel to a beloved game meant a considerable change in gameplay style, but this is now a relatively rare trope. It still happens, though, with Risk of Rain 2 going 3D as a prime example. Helldivers 2 still focuses on cooperative alien-blasting, but it’s all in a third-person perspective rather than a top-down twin-stick shooter.

As Helldivers 2 is a co-op game that wants you to team up with other players worldwide, it’s essential to know if you can play with anyone, especially since Helldivers 2 crossplay was confirmed. However, for some, knowing the answer to this question is more about whether they can try the game out for free on PC. With that in mind, we did some digging and have the answer on whether or not Helldivers 2 will come to Game Pass.

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Helldivers 2 is not on Game Pass, as Sony Interactive Entertainment is publishing the game. Because Sony also makes PlayStation 5, and none of its games have previously appeared on a Microsoft-owned console, it’s unlikely to ever appear on Game Pass.

This continues a trend from the first Helldivers, also available on PlayStation consoles and PC, as no version of that game ever made it to Game Pass. Sony has recently been releasing former PlayStation exclusives on PC, but just like Helldivers, none of these are available on Microsoft’s Game Pass for PC or on Xbox consoles.

With Helldivers 2 not being on Game Pass, this also means that there’s currently no way to try the action-adventure game out without paying a penny. If you want to play it on PC instead, make sure you’ve read up on all the Helldivers 2 system requirements, or see if it’s Helldivers 2 Steam Deck compatible.