Helldivers 2 patch notes 1,000,302 address fixes and balancing issues

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It’s been a tumultuous time in the Helldivers 2 community over the past few days due to the PSN controversy. But it’s time to put all that behind us and look to the future of the game, and what better way to do that than with a new update? Although a small update, Arrowhead Game Studios is regularly improving the quality of the game to give players the best possible experience.

Here are the Helldivers 01.000.302 patch notes.

Helldivers 2 01.000.302 Patch Notes

A character in blue armor and a helmet aims a futuristic weapon in a frozen landscape, with "shot on PS5" and "Helldivers 2: Polar Patriots" visible at the bottomA character in blue armor and a helmet aims a futuristic weapon in a frozen landscape, with "shot on PS5" and "Helldivers 2: Polar Patriots" visible at the bottom
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Arrowhead Game Studios has released the new Helldivers 2 update 01.000.302, which mainly addresses fixes and balancing issues in the game rather than adding new content. Check out the full patch notes below.


Primary, secondary and support weapons

R-9 Eruptor

  • Increased explosion damage by 40 and removed shrapnel from explosion

This is to avoid situations where players would accidentally shoot themselves or teammates in a huge radius around the explosion


  • Slightly increased the Shrieker’s sight and hearing range.
  • Slightly increased Gunship hearing range



  • Fixed issues with how damage effects applied over time. This should fix issues where only the owner of the network session could apply them and other cases where they could be applied inconsistently.
  • Firing Punisher Plasma while wearing a shield backpack no longer damages the Helldiver
  • Fixed issues with some weapon scopes not being aligned in First-Person-View.
  • The sound on stimulation no longer plays while paused
  • Large orders with the “Kill task” now correctly track the score. Previously it counted the kills of the entire team once for each player, which means multiplying the score by the number of people in the mission. this has now been amended.
  • Helldivers can no longer land on high cliffs in “Horde Defend Missions”
  • Helldivers can no longer land on top of error pillars in the Disable Terminid Control System missions
  • Fix booster strategy not being present if a Helldiver leaves the session before preparing and then hot joins the active session


  • Fixed a crash that could occur when all players were dead in the “Disable Terminal Control System” mission
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when exiting the game
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when exiting the mission and rejoining
  • Fixed a crash that could occur at the end of cutscenes
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when diving in missions
  • Fixed a learning error that could occur on PC when ALT+Tabbing
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when using beam weapons
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur for players on startup when using a VPN
  • Fixed a soft lock that could occur if the player opened text chat while the strategy menu was open
  • Other general bug fixes

  • PC players adding friends via friend codes can no longer appear as “Unknown”
  • Fixed overlapping footers inside menus
  • Steam Friends should now be visible in the Social Menu, even though the Friends List is not set to Public in the Steam Privacy Settings
  • The recent players list will now include players who will join immediately
  • Players can now unblock players who were not on their friends list beforehand
  • Fixed the issue with empty friend names in the Social Menu
  • The text of the privacy lobby mode is updated immediately when it changes
  • Player names longer than 26 characters should now update correctly in the Social Menu
  • Fixed issue where non-host players could kick others indiscriminately, including the host


  • The total purchase meter on the right side of the Robotics Lab section no longer shows 7/8 even though all strategies have been purchased
  • Fixed some edge cases related to errors related to Steam App ID when logging in

This new update Helldivers 01.000.302 is a rather small update, but there is a brand new Premium Warbond titled Polar Patriots that is going to be released on May 9th, which will add new weapons, armor and other items to the game. The new update also comes as the Terminids become stronger than ever after the most recent Grand Order. To ensure victory over the Terminid army, we highly recommend checking out the best Helldivers 2 weapons guide and the best armor guide so you and your team can continue to bring the republic with all the firepower it needs.

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