Helldivers 2: How To Join A Public Game? [All Steps]

Learn how to join a Public Game to defeat the Monsters and Liberate the Planets with a Squad.

The public game in Helldivers 2 is the coop experience you can get with random players. It makes your runs considerably easy and lets you complete objectives and then extract back to the ship with valuable collectible items. In this guide, I have listed how to join a public game in Helldivers 2.

Key Takeaways
  • Helldivers 2 cannot be played offline; even for playing solo, an internet connection is required.
  • If you do not want to fight the Monsters alone, you can make your own server and invite your friends. 
  • If you lack friends, you can join a Public Game using the Galactic War Console.
  • In a Public Game, you will find random squad members ready to fight the monsters and liberate the planets with you.
  • You don’t need to select any mission or orbit a specific planet to join a Public Game.

How Do You Enter A Public Game In Helldivers 2?

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Playing A Public Game With A Squad [Image By eXputer]
You can enter a Public Game in Helldivers 2 by simply choosing the Quickplay option from the Galactic War console.

It would be best if you made sure to follow the following steps to join a Public Game successfully:

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Settings Menu of Helldivers 2 [Screenshot By eXputer]
  • Matchmaking Settings: Set your Matchmaking Settings to Public in the Gameplay Settings Menu.
  • Choosing Quickplay Option: Move into the War Room of your Destroyer and interact with the Galactic War Console. After opening the console, select the Quickplay option to join a Public Game.
  • Joining The Game: After selecting the Quickplay option, you must wait until a game is found. You don’t need to select any mission, as you will automatically join a game. You will be joining a mission where a SOS beacon has been sent out for reinforcement by other players.
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Galactic War Console Menu [Image By eXputer]

Note: You will be given a chance to choose your loadout before entering the mission.

My Experience On Playing Public Games

After playing Helldivers 2 for over 5 hours, I can tell you that joining a Public Game is way more fun than playing solo. I didn’t have friends to play with on a private server, so I decided to try a public match, and it was a much more exciting experience than playing alone. I would suggest that you give public games a shot instead of going solo. You’ll have a better time and enjoy the game even more.

This is all the information you need to learn to join a Public Game in Helldivers 2. Read about the PC Specs, Features, And Crossplay Details For Helldivers 2 to learn more about this amazing game.

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