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Helldivers 2 Devs have been criticized for trash talk on Reddit

Helldivers 2 Devs have been criticized for trash talk on Reddit

While some fans dismissed the comments as trash talk that shouldn't be taken seriously, others took the apparent “git gud” attitude seriously, criticizing the developers themselves and the studio in general for poor community outreach. For a brief period, Helldivers' Reddit board was filled with disgruntled fans who were disappointed by the behavior of the company, which, before this whole controversy, had an excellent relationship with its fans.

The situation escalated to the point where Arrowhead CEO Johan Bilstedt personally intervened and participated in the Reddit discussion. Surprisingly, Pilestedt did not side with the developers but instead supported the fans, denouncing the comments saying: “Inexcusable behavior“Explain that”This is not a message the studio stands behindBillstedt also stated that the studio had taken internal measures to educate its developers about properly representing the organization, a statement that many jokingly compared to the “freedom camps” mentioned in the game. Thanks to the CEO's involvement, the controversy had largely subsided. At this point, with players resuming To critique the initial release – patch 01.000.100.

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