Beware of Fake Helldivers 2 on Steam: Don’t Get Scammed!

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Scammers on Steam are changing game titles, creating fake Helldivers 2 to deceive players into making purchases.

Success often breeds imitation. And the recent gaming hit Helldivers 2 is no exception. Since its launch on February 8, 2024, the game has garnered widespread acclaim. Its popularity continues to surge even after its release, fueling the enthusiasm of gamers worldwide. However, this very success has attracted scammers seeking to profit through deceit.

Scammers Changed Games’ Names to Create Fake Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 player Wario64 recently alerted fellow players about this concerning trend on Steam. Apparently, several games have changed their names, posing as Helldivers 2, luring unsuspecting gamers with tempting discounts ranging from 50 to 75%. These impostors not only altered their original titles, but also modified the developer’s information for a more persuasive facade:

According to Helldivers 2 Community Manager Twinbeard on Discord:

“There are unfortunately two (three now?!) fake games being marketed as Helldivers 2 on Steam at the moment. These are fake. They are not made by Arrowhead but they claim to be. We do not know what they contain, but they are not affiliated with us in any way. Our legal department is on it and we hope Valve will remove the products as soon as possible.

The only two genuine copies are Helldivers 2 and Helldivers 2: Super Citizen Edition. Both of our genuine games were released February 8. All remaining Helldivers 2 games are fake.

People posting as us trying to scam people is obviously very sad and frustrating, and for that as well as for security reasons we urge you to stay clear of them. Again, the only two Helldivers 2 products we market are Helldivers 2 and Helldivers 2 Super Citizen Edition. (I haven’t had time to check the details on the fake store pages yet since I just got up.)

Additional information will follow if or when there is any new information.”

— Helldivers 2 Community Manager Twinbeard

Valve swiftly addressed the fraudulent Helldivers 2 pages, but now faces scrutiny regarding how these scam listings managed to appear on Steam in the first place.

To avoid falling prey to these deceptive tactics, gamers must exercise caution and ensure the legitimacy of the game they plan to buy. The legitimate Helldivers 2 does not have any discount. So, be cautious of discounted promotions that seem too good to be true!

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