Helldivers 2: Johan Pilestedt Confirms 1 Requested Feature will Never Happen: “Swapping one for the other is like having an apple that tastes like bacon”

Bad news for Helldivers 2 players.

Helldivers 2: Johan Pilestedt Confirms 1 Requested Feature will Never Happen: "Swapping one for the other is like having an apple that tastes like bacon"

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  • Players want the Transmog System to add to Helldivers 2.
  • Johan Pilestedt visits X to discuss the Transmog idea for Helldivers 2 put forward by players and deems it illogical.
  • Transmog feature will never be added to the game.
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The Helldivers 2 craze, an unexpected success for Sony, continues. Well, the title achieved impressive success, selling 1 million copies within the first three days of its February launch, taking the top spot on the Steam charts.

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As the game’s popularity skyrockets, so do folks’ expectations, naturally prompting the enhancement of the gaming experience through the incorporation of new features.

Helldivers 2 Will Never Feature a Transmog System, Johan Pilestedt Says

Helldivers 2 Will Never Feature a Transmog System, Johan Pilestedt Says
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Fans persistently engage in discussions on social media about features that could be added to the game. Occasionally, notable figures, including Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt, join in these conversations, responding to fans’ suggestions. Surprisingly, Pilestedt recently participated in one such discussion and definitively confirmed that a desired feature would not be added to the game.

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Helldivers 2 players on X (formerly Twitter) are still discussing new features that could be added to the game. Although Arrowhead Game Studios has already made ample additions two months post-release, folks feel the game is missing something crucial: the Transmog System.

For those unfamiliar, Transmogrification, or Transmog, enables players to alter the appearance of their armor without affecting their stats and bonuses. Shortly, it grants players complete control over their character’s aesthetic, allowing them to freely customize their look as they desire. Besides, this feature is available in popular games such as Cyberpunk 2077, World Of Warcraft, and Destiny 2.

Indeed, given the benefits of the Transmog system in other games, it’s understandable why fans are eager to see this feature in Helldivers 2. However, it seems Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt holds a different perspective on the matter.

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He thinks swapping equipment for the other would be like “having an apple that tastes like bacon”. So, considering his latest statements, we can say that this feature will never be added to the game.

What Is the Latest Status of the Game?

Helldivers 2 Will Never Feature a Transmog System, Johan Pilestedt Says
Battle in Helldivers 2.

Fans continue to show a lot of interest in the game. According to SteamDB, it currently has over 232K concurrent players and is performing steadily considering its 24-hour peak is 251K. Besides, the game’s all-time peak was 458k, which puts it in the top 20 most-played Steam charts.

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The title appears to have achieved remarkable success despite its $40 price, especially considering that free-to-play games like PUBG and Counter-Strike 2 typically dominate the top of the list.

Besides Steam figures, the sales figures of the game satisfy Arrowhead Game. According to data shared by TD Cowen analyst Doug Creutz in March, the game managed to sell 8 million copies at all times and continues to increase this figure day by day.

Another proof that the game is increasing in sales day by day is Sony’s list of the most downloaded PlayStation games covering March 2024. On PS5, the game surpassed popular AAA games such as EA SPORTS FC 24, WWE 2K24, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege in both US/Canada and EU regions and came out on top.

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So, what do you think about the game? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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Written by Tunahan Karakis

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Tunahan is an author who entered the gaming world at a young age and loves to share what he has learned with his readers. He is an enthusiast of GTA, FIFA (EA FC), Uncharted, and The Last of Us.