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Helldivers 2 Major Order Not Working Error: Potential fixes

A major problem.

Helldivers 2’s major order not working glitch stops your progression right in its tracks. Unfortunately, if this does bug out, you’re at the mercy of Heldlivers 2. 

You can’t simply spam your mouse and have it work just like before. This means you’ll have to do some of the ideas listed below. With some luck, you’ll be completing your Major Orders, in no time.

Helldivers 2 Major Orders not working error

(Image via Arrowhead Game Studios)
(Image via Arrowhead Game Studios)

The Helldivers 2 Major Orders error occurs when you’re on the precipice of completing your almighty tasks. 

What happens, is your bar will fill all the way to the end, and even sometimes be completed, but no reward will come. At times, you’ll even get a new challenge in its place. It’s been impacting players in a few different ways, and we’re here to get to the bottom of it.

Fear not, we have some fixes for you to try. But, if they don’t work, it might be in the hands of Arrowhead Games Studio. Maybe someday, they’ll release a patch to fix it.

How to fix Helldivers 2’s Major Orders not working

Unfortunately, there isn’t a long list of potential fixes for the Helldivers 2 Major Orders progression bug. But, we’ve got a few things to look at.

Are Helldiver’s 2 Major Orders actually bugged?

(Image via Arrowhead Games Studio)
(Image via Arrowhead Games Studio)

Sometimes your Major Orders in Helldivers 2 aren’t actually bugged. This can be because you’re not completing individual quests. If you’re completing community quests your bar is likely to stay in place for a significant amount of time.

When the whole planet is successfully liberated by your like-minded Helldivers 2 peers, you’ll see the bar move. However, this doesn’t mean bugs don’t occur.

Check for updates

Go into Steam and right-click Helldivers 2 in your library. Then, go into Properties and click Updates. From there make sure Automatic Updates is selected. 

If you’re on your PlayStation 5, try restarting your console. This should start the update automatically. 

Restart your game, console, or PC

Restarting your game is a tried-and-tested method that’s been successful since the dawn of time. This typically jolts your game into gear and can be the fix you’ve been waiting for.

Check Arrowhead's social media

Otherwise, you’ll have to check socials for Helldivers 2. There are frequent updates, so this might be the result of a recent patch. Make sure there aren’t any posts about the issue on Arrowhead Games Studio’s social media accounts.