If you don’t have enough friends to join while playing Helldivers 2, you can use the matchmaking system to play with random players. In this guide, we explain in detail how to use it.
How to Matchmake
Helldivers 2 offers thrilling third-person shooter action that’s best experienced with friends, but fear not if your squad’s MIA! You can dive into the fray with strangers using the game’s matchmaking system. Here’s how to get started:
You can select quickplay when choosing your mission.
How Does Matchmaking Work
Feeling overwhelmed on solo missions? No sweat! Head to the Galactic War Table and hit DualSense-ButtonSquare (PlayStation) or Joy-Con-ButtonX (Xbox) to activate quickplay. This option scans for players with active SOS beacons, letting you join their missions. If you prefer company on your own quest, simply adjust your matchmaking privacy to “public” in the settings menu under the options tab.
Server Request Failed FIX
Many players encounter the dreaded “Server Request Failed” error when trying to use Quickplay. While awaiting a patch from Arrowhead, you can bypass this issue by temporarily disabling crossplay. Navigate to the options tab in the menu, locate the gameplay settings, and toggle crossplay off. Keep in mind that this might increase matchmaking wait times, but it ensures you can still enjoy the quickplay feature on your preferred platform.