Helldivers 2 Theory: New Major Order To Protect Training Facilities Is Actually Weapon Test Servers For Xbox Players

Arrowhead announces Galactic War 2, but will Xbox players get to fight?

Helldivers 2 and Xbox

SUMMARY

  • Helldivers 2 players failed a Major Order to kill 2 billion robots, but the game's lore has shifted to declare a full-blown Second Galactic War.
  • The new Major Order tasks players with protecting training facilities, leading to speculation about NPC squadmates or even a future Xbox release.
  • The most grounded theory suggests the facilities might be internal testing grounds for new features or recruits, with the Second Galactic War being a humorous twist referencing real-world events.
Show More
Featured Video

The latest Helldivers 2 Major Order, which required players to eliminate a colossal two billion enemy Automatons, has predictably failed. The community fell short of reaching the target by about 700,000 kills. This setback, however, has resulted in a surprising lore twist within the game.

Advertisement

In a tongue-in-cheek announcement on the game’s Discord server, community manager Baskinator revealed that the seemingly huge battles players have fought in so far were merely a prelude, as the Second Galactic War has now commenced. However, some players think that the new Major Order could be hinting to an impending Xbox launch for the co-op shooter.

Helldivers 2‘s First Galactic War Apparently Has A Sequel

Arrowhead says the First Galactic War was simply an "elaborate special operation" | Arrowhead
Arrowhead says the First Galactic War was simply an “elaborate special operation” | Arrowhead

The previous conflicts of the First Galactic War have been retconned as a massive “special operation,” but the Major Order brings way more than that. It tasks players with protecting the construction of massive SEAF training facilities on specific planets, where “new recruits are being trained.”

Advertisement

Many in the Helldivers 2 community have been speculating over the purpose of these training facilities. One theory posits that they might be used to train NPC squad mates, a feature not currently present in the game. This would be a significant addition, potentially altering squad composition and combat strategies.

Could The Training Facilities Be For Xbox Players?

Xbox fans have wanted Helldivers 2 for months now, so could it finally be time? | Arrowhead
Xbox fans have wanted Helldivers 2 for months now, so could it finally be time? | Arrowhead

However, another tantalizing notion suggests the potential of it being a testing ground for an entirely new platform. Some fans believe the “trainees” in the facilities might be referring to Xbox players, with developer Arrowhead gearing up to launch the game on Xbox Series X/S consoles in the near future.

Advertisement

Ever since Helldivers 2 popped off earlier in the year, Xbox fans have been clamoring to play the game on their console of choice, to the point where they even began a petition requesting Sony to port the game to Xbox consoles. The petition received over 100,000 signatures, with the possibility of Helldivers 2 on Xbox no less murky.

So, while this idea of the latest Major Order alluding to Xbox players is exciting, it’s almost certainly wishful optimism. Helldivers is a PlayStation IP, and with the game selling over 12 million units since launch and being the fastest-selling first-party release for the company, there’s almost zero precedent for the game to come to Xbox.

With its incredible success on PS5 and PC, it remains doubtful if the game would ever go beyond them | Arrowhead
With its incredible success on PS5 and PC, it remains doubtful if the game would ever go to Xbox | Arrowhead

A more likely theory suggests the training facilities might be related to internal testing environments mentioned by the developers in the past. The “new recruits” in this case could be test subjects, with the training facilities serving as a controlled space to experiment with new features before wider implementation.

Advertisement

Regardless of the specific purpose, though, the Second Galactic War was an unforeseen twist that references real-world events in Helldivers 2‘s typical meta humor, and it’ll be exciting to see which direction Arrowhead takes it in.

Avatar

Written by Viraaj Bhatnagar

Articles Published: 238

A lifelong gamer, lover of cars, and Master's student of Automotive Journalism, Viraaj Bhatnagar is a gaming writer at FandomWire who aims to be one of the greats. When he's not hunched over on his laptop typing out copy, he can be found lapping circuits in Gran Turismo or slaying draugr in God of War.