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[Update]: Helldivers 2 is getting a bunch of very explosive new weaponry on April 11th.

If you've tried to play Helldivers 2 over this past weekend, chances are you've noticed that things have become a bit... unstable. Besides the random performance dips, ever since the last update the game has been prone to randomly crashing, and apparently one of the reasons for this was players using lightning based weaponry.

So in order to sort this nonsense out, the Helldivers 2 team has now launched the small Patch 1.000.104. The patch notes are about as blunt as it gets: Arc Tower, Arc Shotgun and Tesla Tower stratagems should no longer cause the game to stutter, freeze and potentially even crash.

Personally, I've tried going full Palpatine in two matches and I've run into no issues. However, I have seen numerous reports about players still crashing at random points in matches, so it doesn't look like we're out of the woods just yet.

Rumor has it that the amount of items present in a match can directly cause crashes, though after testing this personally I haven't been able to achieve anything other than boredom. Still, there's a fair few examples of this happening in the Reddit thread, so it might be a combination of things. Either way, try not to spam item-based stratagems for the time being, just to be on the safe side.

Once anything changes, or we get a brand new update worth talking about, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, have fun zapping bugs, bots and teammates in equal measure!