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The 125 countries potentially affected by HELLDIVERS 2’s PlayStation Network account requirement

The 125 countries potentially affected by HELLDIVERS 2's PlayStation Network account requirement

Arrowhead Game Studios has announced the upcoming mandatory shift to requiring a PlayStation Network account to access HELLDIVERS 2. New players will be the first to be affected, while old players who enjoyed the game will get an extra month before they are also forced to make the change. Read more about that change here.

That said, however, there are many concerns about countries not being allowed to create PlayStation Network accounts, which Arrowhead Game Studios cannot yet answer. Bypassing restrictions via VPN is a prohibitive offense, so there are countless players affected by this change. Below are the 125 countries affected and unable to create an account to continue playing:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • The Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central-African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Congo, Republic of
  • Ivory Coast
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor (Timor-Leste)
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Swaziland
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Moldavia
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sudan, South
  • Suriname
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • To go
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican CITY
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

It’s unclear what will happen to anyone living in these countries, but Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt has stated that they are already in discussions with PlayStation for a solution, although at the time of publishing this news story none has yet been given.

This change will begin on May 6 for new players and June 4 for old players.