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[Update]: The Helldivers 2 playerbase, in a dazzling display of democracy, is rallying against the new requirements.

While Helldivers 2's rapid release of new content is quite impressive, that sort of blazing speed does come at a cost, and that cost is stability. Almost like clockwork, every time a major update arrives a whole bunch of new crashes appear alongside it. This, needless to say, is not exactly ideal as nothing takes the fun out of your democracy-induced rampage faster than crashing at the very end of a difficult mission!

So in order to sort out the latest batch of problems, as well as spice things up on the gameplay front, The Helldivers 2 team has just launched Patch 01.000.203. Besides the crash fixes, the update has also made it so the CE-27 Ground Breaker armor now has the correct Engineer Kit passive instead of some random perks.

But wait, there's more! Completely unannounced, the update has also brought with it a brand new mission type, along with the long-awaited return of the AT-AT looking Factory Striders. As you might guess, the new mission will task you with destroying a couple of these Automaton-producing behemoths, so do make sure to pack your biggest explosives as they won't be going down easily.

It's also worth mentioning that the new mission isn't the only place you'll be seeing Factory Striders in! They're now in the random pool of enemies you can encounter on Automaton maps, and they can even appear as a part of a dropship attack wave. So if you can, do try to sneak around as much as possible or you might just make your mission a whole lot tougher!

Once the next big update arrives, most likely towards the end of the month given the current schedule, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, have fun smashing bots!