Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.103 Adds More Balance and EXO-45 Stability

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Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.103 Adds More Balance and EXO-45 Stability

The latest Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.103 is here and it brings with it another round of fixes and changes.


We recently had our first major patch for Helldivers 2, and with it came the first wave of nerfs and buffs to the balance. We've been back in the normal patch rotation for a week now as the game settles into a balanced state.

Previously, Patch 1.000.102 took a big swing at the enemy balance of the game, while today's update has a focus on yet more balance, while taking on some specific issues with the EXO-45.

Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.103 is available to download now on Steam, and Ps5. You can check all previous Helldivers 2 patches here.

Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.103 

Major Fixes

  • Fixes to the EXO-45 Patriot exosuit, game stats, UI, and general stability.
  • Balance improvements for planetary hazards and patrol spawns.

The most notable additions for the patch. General improvements to the EXO-45 were much needed, alongside the improved spawns of planetary hazards.

Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.103 Balancing

  • Balanced and adjusted spawn rates for the various planet hazards including tremors, meteor showers, volcanic activity, fire tornados, and ion storms. Hazards should now spawn less frequently during missions.
  • Meteor Shower has received the following changes in addition to reduced spawn rate:
  1.  Reduced explosion radius
  2.  Reduced meteor damage slightly
  3.  Reduced meteor velocity slightly
  4.  Meteor color has been changed slightly to try and make it easier to spot
  5. Volcanic Activity has received the following changes in addition to reduced spawn rate
  6. Reduced explosion radius
  7. Reduced rock velocity slightly
  8. Lighting on Fenrir III has been adjusted to be a bit less bright to improve visibility during meteor showers.
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As always, balance isn't sexy, but it's needed. The key thing in this patch comes from the changes to planetary hazards and patrol spawns. Damage changes to meteor, and the colour shifted to make them easier to spot.

Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.103  Fixes

  • Reduced incidents of patrols spawning on players.
  • Exosuit no longer destroys itself when firing a missile while turning .
  • Exosuit retains its melee functionality, even when damaged.
  • Crash fixes for the following scenarios:
  1. When ALT+Tabbing in fullscreen mode
  2. After changing voice over language
  3. PS5 boot issue
  4. Using a stim inside of an Exosuit while wielding a grenade
  5. When joining an ongoing mission
  6.  When idling on the title screen
  • Shots from arc-based weapons, such as ‘Blitzer' shotgun and ‘AC-8 Arc Thrower' stratagem now count towards “Shots fired” and “Shots hit” stats.
  • Fixed network desync issue with downed Automaton dropships.
  • Fixed Elgato Stream Deck Foot Pedal support.

Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.103 Known Issues

  • Various issues involving friend invites and cross-play:
  1.  Cross-platform friend invites might not show up in the Friend Requests tab.
  2.  Players cannot unfriend other players befriended via friend code.
  3.  Players cannot unblock players that were not in their Friends list beforehand.
  4.  Players cannot befriend players with Steam names shorter than 3 characters.
  • Hellpod steering close to large or important objects is currently not functioning as intended, resulting in steering being disabled in a large area around the object.
  • Online features are not functioning when console language is set to Ukrainian.
  • Players may be unable to select loadout when joining a multiplayer via an activity card.
  • Planet liberation reaches 100% at the end of every Defend mission.
  • Drowning in deep water with a Vitality Booster equipped puts Helldiver in a broken state.
  • Exosuits will sometimes be delivered in a damaged or broken state.
  • Stratagem beam might attach itself to an enemy but it will deploy to its original location.
  • Pink artifacts may appear in the sky when setting off large explosions.
  • Text chat box display is obstructed by the cinematic letterboxing during extraction.
  • Sometimes the player’s loadout customizations will reset after restarting the game.
Helldivers 2 Patch 1.000.103 Adds More Balance and EXO-45 Stability
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.