Helldivers 2 Error Code 1 or -1: How to Fix It?

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News: Helldivers 2 is now ready to purchase and download to dive into the galaxies universe where players can join the fight for freedom in a hostile galaxy. The developers have tried to make the game interesting and playable without any issues, but many users are reporting on various forums and Reddit for error code -1 or 1

This error is frustrating players and preventing them from playing the game and jumping into selected in-game galaxies. 

Read: Fix Helldivers 2 Crashing, Freezing, or Not Launching Issues on PC

How to Fix Helldivers 2 Error Code 1 or -1?

Fix Helldivers 2 Error Code 1 or -1

Helldivers 2 error code 1 or -1 is an indication that the game server has reached its maximum capacity for now.  

Spam pressing any button was successful in bypassing this error code for many players. However, you can also try verifying the integrity of the game files, disabling Steam input, or reinstalling and whitelisting GameGuard.

Keep pressing any button

This was a success for many players, however, you cannot consider it a permanent solution yet.

If you get the “Helldivers 2 Error Code 1”, press any button and keep pressing until you manage to access the game.

Verify the integrity of game files

Error Code -1 may be the result of some missing or corrupted game files, which can be repaired or reinstalled by verifying their integrity.

  • Open your game client (Steam, Epic, etc)
  • From the library, find and right-click on Helldivers 2.
  • Select Properties > Click the Local Files.
  • Click “Verify integrity of game files”.
  • Launch Helldivers 2

Disable Steam Input

  • From your Steam library, right-click Helldivers 2.
  • Go to Properties > Controller > Override for Helldivers 2.
  • Select “Disable Steam Input”.
  • Launch Helldivers 2.

Reinstall and whitelist GameGuard

The GameGuard files might be blocked by your installed antivirus software resulting in getting error code 1 or -1. Reinstalling and whitelisting the GameGaurd can solve the error.

  • Open your Steam library > right-click Helldivers 2.
  • Go to Properties > Installed Files > Browse.
  • Open the bin folder and delete the GameGuard folder.
  • Next, Right-click “helldivers2.exe” and select “Run as Administrator”.
  • Now, from your Antivirus settings, whitelist the newly downloaded GameGuard folder.
  • Launch Helldivers 2.

Wait For A New Update

If all steps fail to resolve error 1, it could be caused by a bug on the developers’ side. Wait for the new update and install it as soon as it launches: With new updates, known bugs and errors are resolved.

So, keep your eyes on Helldivers 2 official social accounts for any announcements related to the error code -1 or 1.

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