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Helldivers 2 Makes Fun of Escape from Tarkov

Unheard of.

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Helldivers 2 developers have definitely heard about the recent Escape from Tarkov drama and decided to tease players a little. If you've missed it, Tarkov has been criticized heavily for its Unheard Edition, a totally-not-DLC that offers a PvE co-op mode, enhanced stash size, and an increased Fence standing – all for a whopping $250.

Players were enraged by these additions, which they call pay-to-win, and the owners of the Edge of Darkness edition reminded Battlestate Games that they were promised access to all future DLC. "DLC means additional downloadable content. PvE is a feature and a game mode… Just because you all want it to become a DLC it wouldn’t mean it is one," argued Daniel Mavlyuberdinov, the lead community manager. Soon, the studio's COO Nikita Buyanov had to apologize for the decision and promise the PvE mode to all EOD players.

Inspired by the events, Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios shared a post on X/Twitter mocking Battlestate:

"Be sure to check out the deals in the Acquisition Center today, with prices so low, they're practically Unheard of. 

True Believers can grab the CM-21 Trench Paramedic for only 250 SC, featuring increased pocket size and extra stims!

(Not available for free to Super Citizens.)"

DrLupo, a streamer who has his own coffee beans in Escape from Tarkov, appeared in the comments, with Arrowhead replying, "We may not have cans of coffee beans, but we'll serve you a hot cup of Liber-tea any time." Truly Unheard of marketing.

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