Helldivers Update Today Adds PlayStation TV Support, New Ranks

July 21, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Weighing in at roughly 1.4GB on PlayStation Vita, the latest Helldivers update released earlier today on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita, adding PlayStation TV support and new Ranks, while also fixing some bugs.

Here’s the full list of patch notes:

Added

  • Ranks 28, 29, and 30
  • New visual customization set awarded at levels 28, 29, and 30
  • PS TV Support

Fixed

  • Issue with people not being awarded their extraction stars
  • Various host migration issues
  • Issue with the Arc Shotgun not counting accuracy
  • Various crash issues, game stability should be improved
  • Various other minor fixes

Answering some questions on Reddit, developer Arrowhead talked about the performance of Helldivers on PS Vita:

The performance on Vita will never be able to be as good as if you were playing on a PS4, unfortunately. As you have said, it is one of the compromises that is made due to the cross-play. With that being said, we do try to improve on areas where we can – for example, we managed to cut down some of the Vita loading times in the previous patch. We will see what we can do :).

On Twitter, they said an issue where the Trophy wouldn’t unlock after you’ve upgraded everything will be coming in the next patch.

And here’s what they had to say about adding PvP to Helldivers:

PvP is not something we will likely be adding, due to the fact that it would make it a whole other game than what we intended!

As well, the bonus weapons for Masters of the Galaxy inside the retail version of Helldivers next month will “be available to purchase at a later date for people who are not buying the retail.”

[Source: Reddit, Helldivers (Twitter 1, 2, 3, 4) via The Vita Lounge]