Helldivers 2 Login Limit Reached Error: How to Fix and Bypass Queues


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Helldivers 2 Login Limit Reached Error: How to Fix and Bypass Queues

Abhimannu Das
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There is a little known trick that allows you to bypass queues in Helldivers 2.
Directly joining lobbies using your Steam friend list is possible as long as you have one friend who is already in-game.

The "Login limit reached" error in Helldivers is a common issue, especially during peak hours. While it can be frustrating, there are several things you can try to get in. Currently, there is a trick that allows you to get into lobbies even if the servers are full. It involves using the Join Game feature on Steam via your friend list. As long as you have one friend in-game, you can directly join and get into the game. The developers are still keeping the server limit capped so you need to wait for the hype around the game to die down a little before you can play consistently with your friends.

Possible Fixes For Helldivers 2's Infamous "Login Limit Reached" Error

Waiting and retrying is the simplest solution. Since the error indicates server overload, waiting a few minutes or even an hour can be enough to let you in when some slots become available.

Restart your game and device: Sometimes, a simple restart can clear temporary glitches that might be causing the issue.

Check server status: The Helldivers official Twitter account and Arrowhead Game Studios forums often announce server issues. If there's a known server overload, you'll have to wait until it subsides.

Flush your DNS cache: This can help resolve issues related to outdated cached data. Instructions on how to do this vary depending on your device, so search online for specific steps.

  1. Open the Command Prompt as administrator. You can right-click on the Start menu and select "Command Prompt (Admin)".

  2. Type the following command and press Enter: ipconfig /flushdns

  3. If successful, you'll see a message saying "Successfully flushed the DNS resolver cache."

Reset your network settings: This might be necessary if your network configuration is causing connection problems. Again, search for specific instructions based on your device.

Try a different connection: If you're on Wi-Fi, try connecting via an Ethernet cable for a more stable connection. Alternatively, if you're using an Ethernet cable, try switching to Wi-Fi to see if it makes a difference.

Temporarily disable IPv6: Some players have reported success with disabling IPv6 temporarily. However, proceed cautiously as this might affect other internet connections on your device.

If you're still determined to disable IPv6, here are the steps for different operating systems, but proceed with caution:


  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center.

  2. Click on the "Change adapter settings" link.

  3. Right-click on your active network adapter and select "Properties".

  4. Uncheck the box next to "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)".

  5. Click "OK" to save the changes.

  6. You may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

PlayStation 5:

  1. Go to Settings > Network.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Set up Internet Connection.

  4. Choose your connection method (Wi-Fi or LAN).

  5. Select Custom.

  6. Under IP Address Settings, select Manual.

  7. Under IPv6 Settings, select Do Not Use.

  8. Complete the remaining setup steps.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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