Helldivers 2’s official review bomb cape seemingly shown as PSN drama subsides

It’s been a funny few weeks for Helldivers 2; one day it was riding high on its well-deserved success, the next it was being reviewed bombe into oblivion after Sony decided to foist mandatory PSN accounts on PC players; but now that drama is starting to subside following Sony’s dramatic U-turn, all thoughts have turned to one thing: was the review bomb cape Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt previously appeared to tease actually real? It would certain seem so.

Talk of a review bomb inspired Helldivers 2 cape, if you’re a little behind on events, first surfaced as fans celebrated Sony’s U-turn on Tuesday – an unexpected reversal that followed one hell of a weekend for Helldivers 2, in which Arrowhead’s was unusually, publicly frank about its frustration with Sony and its handling of the PSN situation, and in which over 2,000 negative Steam reviews, mass refunds, and an absolute mess of a situation in territories where PSN was unavailable finally forced Sony’s hand.

As the drama started to subside, Pilestedt took to social media to share a community created cape design – featuring four red vertical lines mirroring those of Helldivers 2’s Steam review sentiment graph during the review bombing – offhandedly remarking when asked if it would become “a thing”, that, “The team is taking about a good name for it right now.” It just wasn’t entirely clear to what degree he was joking. And it turns out he wasn’t at all.

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