Impressive Helldivers 2 Star Wars Mod Creates the Clone Wars Video Game We’ve Always Wanted

Ever since Sony’s PC and PlayStation 5 co-op shooter Helldivers 2 came out earlier this year, fans have suggested it would be perfect for a Star Wars crossover. Now, one mod team has gone ahead and built just that.

Prolific mod content creator Toasted tasked his mod team with creating a Star Wars Clone Wars mod pack for Helldivers 2, and has published the results in video form with the help of @SWBFUpdates, @StayBombastic, and @OzzyOVLD.

The mod pack, built by modders Kboy and @irastris, swaps out Hellidvers for playable Clone Troopers from the 501st Legion, including Captain Rex, Commander Cody, and Sergeant Hunter, with Automaton enemies redesigned as Separatist Droids. There are B1-series battle droids, B2-series super battle droids, Droidekas, and more. Even the extraction shuttle is made to look like a Low Altitude Assault Transport.

We modded Star Wars into Helldivers! Full video is now live

— Toasted (@ToastedShoes) May 11, 2024

Just got to play a Helldivers Star Wars mod thanks to @ToastedShoes. Never thought it would be this immersive 🔥

— Bombastic 💣🕶 (@StayBombastic) May 12, 2024

Had a chance to play Helldivers 2 x Star Wars with @ToastedShoes @StayBombastic & @OzzyOVLD!

Fantastic experience that really gave a glimpse of how awesome a Star Wars COOP game like Helldivers 2 would be.

Video drops on Monday!

— BattlefrontUpdates (@SWBFUpdates) May 11, 2024

Toasted has said the mod pack is currently unavailable because the mods do not work consistently across all planets and difficulties, “so we want to iron out the kinks before dropping them.” However, in the meantime, Toasted will release the 501st legion and other mods individually on Nexus Mods.

The Star Wars Clone Wars mod offers a glimpse at what a Star Wars-themed Helldivers 2-type game would look like to play, but also the potential within Helldivers 2 itself for eye-catching crossovers. While Sony and developer Arrowhead may do well to wrangle an official Star Wars mod in partnership with Disney, there are other crossovers fans have called for once they inevitably start to come out following Helldivers 2’s explosive success.

For example, fans have suggested Helldivers 2 would be perfect for a Warhammer 40,000 crossover, and it’s easy to imagine the Helldivers as Imperial Guard fighting against the Necrons and the Tyranids across the galaxy. Arrowhead boss Johan Pilestedt has said Arrowhead has no interest in going down the Fortnite route with collaborations that make little sense within the universe it’s created. “If we ever make crossovers that break the Fantasy – I’m probably dead,” Pilestedt has said.

It’s not all fun and games in the world of Helldivers 2, however. The game remains delisted in a number of countries despite Sony’s controversial U-turn on plans to force PC gamers to account link with PSN. Arrowhead has teased the release of an in-game cape based on the review-bombing Helldivers 2 suffered as a result.

Image credit: @SWBFUpdates X / Twitter

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