Helldivers 2 has been blocked in three other European countries: the CEO explains what is happening

Helldivers 2 has been blocked in three other European countries: the CEO explains what is happening

Helldivers 2 was suddenly blocked in three other European countries: what’s happening? The answer comes from the CEO of Arrowhead, who clarified the matter.

New information arrives on the chaotic management of Helldivers 2 on PC . After Sony announced and then retracted the obligation to connect the PSN account to the computer version of the shooter, the game was removed from approximately 180 countries where PSN is not supported. Valve has already explained that the removal is Sony’s choice. The problem is that now three more countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – have been included in the list of countries where the game is blocked . What happen? The CEO of Arrowhead – developer of Helldivers 2 – shared more details, saying that this is an “administrative error fix” by Valve to satisfy Sony’s requests.

This apparently caught Arrowhead’s CEO off guard who wrote on the Helldivers 2 discord: “We have no idea what’s going on. Most of the developers are on vacation and we just found out through the community.”

Arrowhead CEO’s explanation

Helldivers 2 isn't having a good time on PC
Helldivers 2 isn’t having a good time on PC

Pilestedt then went to investigate, returning with the following message. “This was a correction of an administrative error: [the three Baltic countries] should have been part of the original restriction and [their absence] was noticed when the [Ghost of] Tsushima restriction was put in place” ( which we remember was recently blocked on Steam in over 200 countries that do not have access to PSN ). Arrowhead’s CEO goes on to say that “this was independently noted and executed by Valve.”

Let’s be clear, Valve is only following Sony’s requests regarding where the game should be made (un)available. This was seemingly confirmed by a recent Steam Support post in response to a Helldivers 2 refund request from a player. Explaining why the refund request would be denied, Valve’s Steam Support representative wrote “it appears that this game is not available on Steam at this time for specific regions, as determined by the publisher.”

So, as Pilestedt summarizes, “although it doesn’t look positive. It’s not an indication of further restrictions .”