As Helldivers 2 servers stretch beyond their limits, players beg Arrowhead to kick the AFK troopers taking up space

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Helldivers 2 fans are camping out in the game's menus for hours on end to preserve their spots, and some players are calling for the developer to deal with it.

Over the past weekend, Helldivers 2's server capacity was increased to 450,000 players in an effort to preserve stability. Despite this, developer Arrowhead Game Studios still said it was "struggling to keep up," and login issues have abounded all weekend.

Now, players are drawing attention to those who are camping out in the game for hours, and even days, on end. The Reddit post below, which takes messages from the official Helldivers 2 Discord, showcases how players are leaving themselves logged into the game to camp their spots in the servers.

@Arrowhead GS: You're gonna need an AFK timer. from r/Helldivers

This obviously means that plenty of Helldivers 2 players are being locked out of the servers by people who aren't doing a darn thing. This has led to some players, like the one below, calling for AFK players to log out of Helldivers 2 so that others might get their fair turn at spreading democracy through the galaxy.

Please. For Democracy's sake, log out from r/Helldivers

One Twitter user even reached out to Helldivers 2 game director Johan Pilestedt to ask that Arrowhead kicks out players who are doing nothing for hours and days on end. Somewhat surprisingly, Pilestedt says that he's actually mentioned this to the team at Arrowhead.

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There's no confirmation it's actually happening, but Arrowhead could well be kicking out players if they're inactive for a certain amount of time in the future. Considering the Helldivers 2 devs are busy trying to keep the game afloat right now, we'd say not to expect this anytime soon, if at all.

Check out our guide to the best weapons in Helldivers 2 for tools to deal with the Terminids and horrible robots. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.