Helldivers 2 Purple Question Mark Bug

In our Helldivers 2 Purple Question Mark Bug guide, we are going to give you a few potential solutions to this bug. And we will also explain what the most likely cause is. That way, if your team mate suddenly starts laughing at your gun being a brightly-colored question mark, you’ll know how to get rid of it. Let’s get right into it!

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helldivers 2 purple question mark bug
Helldivers 2 Purple Question Mark Bug

How to Fix Helldivers 2 Purple Question Mark

There are several ways you can fix the purple question mark in Helldivers 2. Before we get into that, though, let’s explain what the cause of the issue is. Long story short: it’s a model and/or texture (or multiple) that have failed to load in. The question mark is a default of sorts that shows you something was supposed to be there, but isn’t. Amusing visuals aside, this can cause problems, because the weapons and other gear replaced with question marks don’t work reliably. And it’s so very distracting on top. So, how do you fix it? The thing that works most reliably is to make your way back to the Armory and reselect the same weapons. That’s nice, easy, elegant and doesn’t really disturb the game flow.

There are a few other ways to fix the Helldivers 2 purple question mark bug if the previous one doesn’t work. While you’re at the Armory terminal, consider changing your loadout. Sure, that might not be ideal, but you’ll be fine. Also, swapping weapons back and forth sometimes shakes the game back to its senses. And if all of that fails, you’ll probably have to restart the game completely. And given the current server situation, that’s definitely the biggest bummer. Ultimately, all of these are just temporary workarounds. The glitch will likely repeat itself until the developers implement some kind of patch. Let’s hope it happens sooner rather than later. Although it is a really funny bug.

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