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Stuck in ship loading screen in Helldivers 2? Here’s what you can do

Not another glitch!

Are you stuck in the ship screen in Helldivers 2? It’s time to get you out of there and back on your desired planet.

Don’t uninstall just yet. There are some fixes to try before you give up. Helldivers 2 gamers are likely used to this type of issue. Glitches like the stuck in ship loading error have been somewhat frequent since the game's early February release. Let’s see what we can do.

How to fix the stuck in ship loading screen error in Helldivers 2

Gameplay screenshot (Image via Arrowhead Game Studios)
Gameplay screenshot (Image via Arrowhead Game Studios)

There are a few reasons why this could be happening. Getting stuck in the ship loading screen in Helldivers 2 can be a fault on your end or even an issue with the game itself. 

It might not be your fault

There have been errors galore in the Helldivers 2 since its release. This particular bug can potentially be a result of the game being somewhat buggy. Make sure you do the following before you start uninstalling Helldivers 2.

Check for updates

If you’re a Steam user, you can easily check for an update by going into your game library. Once you’re there, right-click Helldivers 2, click on "Updates," and then make sure that “Automatic Updates” is selected.

Restart Steam to make sure this works. With some luck, it’ll be an update making the game a little buggy. This also includes checking Arrowhead Game Studios' Twitter accounts.

However, if there are no updates, maybe it’s time to do the following:

Restart your game

Gameplay screenshot (Image via Arrowhead Games Studio)
Gameplay screenshot (Image via Arrowhead Games Studio)

The tried-and-true method of fixing any problem ever. Restarting Helldivers 2 and your PC is the first step you should attempt. Once that simple step is done and it’s still not working, it’s time to move on to the methods below.

Check your connection

Sometimes, the stuck in ship bug in Helldivers 2 means your connection has an issue or two. The next course of action is to check if your internet is having problems. Doing a speed test by typing the words “speed test” into Google should provide the option to have a look at how fast your internet is currently. 

If you’re still struggling, restart your router and wait about five minutes before launching Helldivers 2.

Verify integrity of game files

By right-clicking Helldivers 2 in your Steam library and going into properties, then heading into local files, you’ll be able to verify the integrity of your game files. Once that’s done, try playing Helldivers 2. With some luck, the stuck on ship glitch should be gone. 

Retry in a few hours

Problems with Helldivers 2 usually stem from the sheer amount of players trying to log on all at once. Try logging on in a few hours to see if the stuck on ship glitch is gone.

It’s a pesky glitch, but at least Arrowhead Games Studio is aware of the issue.

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