Helldivers 2’s Patch 01.000.300 Brings Much Needed Change to Overpowered and OP Weapon, But This is Just Hurting the War Effort?

The latest Helldivers 2 patch improved the armor but at the cost of nerfing a fan-favorite weapon.

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  • Steam has shared a detailed list about the changes for the latest Helldivers 2 patch.
  • Arrowhead Game Studios is committed to deliver a balanced game.
  • Helldivers 2 is constantly improving with each update that involves the efficiency of firearms.
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Helldivers 2 is an unexpected success from Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game receives continuous support from the developers and is subject to constant changes like the effects of in-game items.


The recent patch has promised a long list of changes and adjustments to how certain items will perform like the significant decrease in efficiency for the crossbow. The developers have taken into consideration and made the tough decision to shake up the overall player experience.

Helldivers 2 Patch Will Change a Few Overpowered Weapons

Arrowhead Game Studios is tampering with the war effort by nerfing several weapons in Helldivers 2.
Arrowhead Game Studios is tampering with the war effort by nerfing several weapons in Helldivers 2.

The latest update is designated as Patch 01.000.300 and Steam has revealed the changes that come with it. The changes were made to improve the experience of the gaming community and provide a well-rounded and balanced game. One overpowered weapon is getting a massive downgrade and it may affect the effort drastically.

CB-9 Exploding Crossbow
  • Slightly smaller explosion
  • Increased stagger
  • Decreased number of maximum mags from 12 to 8
  • Increased number of magazines received from resupply from 6 to 8
  • Slight reduction in ergonomics
  • Muzzle velocity increased

It wasn’t long ago when the game developers had to adjust the level of efficiency of the railgun which was a fan-favorite. However, Arrowhead Studios took notice of how players are overly relying on the weapon rather than other tools at their disposal like stratagems and it discourages teamwork which contradicts the core of the game.

The developers are firm believers that working together with fellow players is a much more rewarding experience than blasting hostile forces with the same weapon over and over again. Despite all the wonderful and unrealistic suggestions by the community, Arrowhead Studios simply cannot listen or appeal to everyone as it would contradict the vision of the team.

Patches Are Essential for the Future of Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 has barely scratched the surface and reached its full potential.
Helldivers 2 has barely scratched the surface and reached its full potential.

In a game industry that is oversaturated with countless live service games and battle royales, Sony has yet again asserted dominance and dipped its toes on the structure with flying colors thanks to the talent of Arrowhead Game Studios. The performance may occasionally drop and other features rarely malfunction like the fire effect and other stratagems but the team is constantly improving.


Changes are inevitable and sometimes it is usually for the best, the developers make these decisions to not only improve the game but also enhance the skill of the players. The game is also a somewhat realistic depiction of intergalactic warfare and the idea or general thought about war is that it is meant to be hard.

Players have gotten quite brave to goad the all-seeing and omnipotent game master and nerfing these powerful weapons may be just the start for what is to come.

From a game development perspective, the team behind the game is well aware that it will always need to rely on creativity to remain relevant to the public eye. Adjusting these items can be seen as a call to challenge skilled players to return and feel the changes firsthand. War is a messy business; sometimes soldiers must get their hands dirty.


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Written by Rouvin Josef Quirimit

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Rouvin is deeply fascinated by pop culture media ranging from comics, movies, TV shows and especially video games with a rich narrative.