Just Like Helldivers 2, Last Epoch is Suffering from One Unavoidable Problem

Another 'suffering from success' story unfolds!

Just Like Helldivers 2, Last Epoch is Suffering from One Unavoidable Problem

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  • Both the titles are being loved by fans, but at the same time keeping people away due to server and related issues.
  • Last Epoch's director/founder as acknowledged the ongoing issues, while also thanking the community for all the support.
  • Both these games have managed into break into a competitive class of games, even though there are minor issues to take care of.
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Helldivers 2 and Last Epoch may be starkly different games, but both seem to be sharing the fate of success in similar ways. Upon launch, Last Epoch quickly started struggling with server issues, not letting new players jump into the experience right away.

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This was acknowledged by the game’s director and founder, Judd Cobler. In a letter and acknowledgment for everything that’s been going on, Judd has spoken about the many difficulties the game’s unexpected popularity is facing at the moment.

Last Epoch is struggling to give players an entry into the experience

Last Epoch game servers
Breaking into the MMORPG scene? Server issues are bound to happen.

In a recent Reddit post, The director thanked the community for taking a keen interest in the game and showing up at prime time. The heartfelt letter thanks everyone for wanting to jump into the game, but also pays attention to ongoing issues that will be fixed over soon.

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Judd Colber has talked about how several people from the team have been at the front end of things trying to make sure the game can handle the load mentioned that :

This did mean that all of our scale testing efforts were immediately put to the test, and unfortunately a service failed in a way that we didn’t suspect, and we immediately went to work to investigate and resolve it. Many people just played offline and this didn’t bother them, but many of course want to play online (me included).

So, it looks like the devs are working hard to fix these temporary issues to finally give fans the MMO treatment they deserve. So far, even with these minor hiccups, the game seems to be promising as a new entry into the massive MMO landscape.

Helldivers 2 and Last Epoch are breaking into a competitive sub-genre of games

Helldivers 2 servers
Once the server issues are taken care of, both of these games have a lot to thrive on.

Helldivers 2 may feel innovative and exciting at first, but there are a lot of mechanics and core gameplay loops that seem familiar. A third-person roguelike in a sci-fi world that doesn’t take itself too seriously? We may have seen this before. Yet, the game manages to mix these different aspects into something that feels addictive and unique every time you play it.

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Similarly, Last Epoch builds on the legacy of MMORPG titles that came before it. Especially the likes of Diablo, Path of Exile, and more. In that regard, it could have easily been a missed shot. Fortunately, that’s not the case.

The game’s reviews are mostly positive, and players are seemingly excited to see what’s next. In the meantime, there are several minor bugs and server issues that need to be taken care of. However, beyond this, there’s a lot for the game to thrive on.

What are your thoughts on the server issues the game is facing? Do you think these will be fixed soon enough? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by Tanay Sharma

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Tanay wears more hats than Red Dead Redemption 2 characters. He's a musician, writer, voice-over artist and adores interactive media. His favourite games are the ones with memorable stories and characters. He's pursuing a master's degree in Behavioural Sciences. No, he won't read your mind.