How to fix Helldivers 2 friend request bug

Fixing the Friend Request Bug in Helldivers 2

Playing Helldivers 2 with friends is always more enjoyable, but it can be frustrating when a bug prevents you from sending or receiving friend requests. This guide will provide you with some methods to fix this issue.

Helldivers 2: Friend Request Bug Fix

While a definite fix from Arrowhead Games is not available, we have found some potential solutions that may help you get your friend requests working in Helldivers 2.

  • Completely close out Helldivers 2 and restart your console or PC.
  • Turn Crossplay off and back on under the Settings tab in-game.
  • Instead of sending a standard invite, create a Friend Code and join that way.

The last method personally worked for me, so I suggest trying all of these steps to see which one works for you.

Helldivers 2 Friend Request Bug Workaround

If the previous steps did not resolve the issue, there is a workaround that you can try. It may require some luck, but it has worked for some players.

Here is how you can try the friend request bug workaround:

  1. Join a smaller player base sector at the same time as your friend.
  2. Join the same planet at the same time as your friend.
  3. Join the exact same active mission that appears.
  4. Warp back and forth until you find the mission that your friend started.

Make sure to match your difficulty level with your friend’s to increase the chances of being in the same mission together. Trying this method repeatedly may eventually lead you to play with your friend.

Contacting Arrowhead Games support may be necessary if all else fails. However, with the community reaching out to the developers and continuous patches being released, the issue should be resolved soon.