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About PlayFab

PlayFab provides a comprehensive back-end service for building and managing online games. It offers a range of licensing plans to meet the diverse needs of its customers, ranging from free offerings for indie developers to enterprise-level plans for major publishers. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Seattle, Washington. In January 2018 Playfab was acquired by Microsoft.

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217 Pine Street Suite 1000

Seattle, Washington, 98101,

United States




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Latest PlayFab News

‘Helldivers 2’ Patch Notes: Three Top Crashes Fixed, Defend Events Change

Feb 16, 2024

News and opinion about video games, television, movies and the internet. You'll be asked to sign into your Forbes account. Got it Sony Patches for Helldivers 2 are being pumped out rapid fire as Arrowhead tries to get a handle on the technical issues plaguing a game several orders of magnitude larger than they thought it would be. Now, we have a new patch, 01.000.008 (why are these numbers so long), that addresses both tech issues but something with Defend events too, as they have been spotlighted this week. Here are the patch notes from the latest update: Overview Resolving crashes. Matchmaking Playfab optimization Playfab environment optimized – All lobbies now have proper data to run more effective matchmaking Filtering optimization - We are optimizing the filter system when players are searching for lobbies, so that it excludes already full lobbies. Forbes VettedFor You Stability and crashes We have fixed three of our top crashes in the game, including particle renderer crashes and ragdoll crashes. Fixed an issue where the application prioritized integrated graphics over some GPU in laptops. Defend Events and Major Orders. For readability purposes, we added a visual progression indicator to major order defend events Known Issues These are issues that were either introduced by this patch and are being worked on, or are from a previous version and have not yet been fixed. Players may still experience some instability while matchmaking. Background music, Sound effects and JP audio does not play during the opening cutscene. Japanese VO is also missing from the Ship TV. Matchmaking and crashes continue to be the top issues with the game, though there has been some amount of server instability as well. The Defend Events and Major Orders change is more about quality of life than anything. These patches are coming out every few days or so, and once we get past the tech issues here, I would expect to see more quality of life changes, and we know that additional content is coming like new enemies, strategems, gear and more, which Arrowhead has promised. Though we don’t have a roadmap, and Arrowhead has joked that making a roadmap is on the roadmap. Helldivers 2 continues to be a surprise success for Sony, as the game may have looked promising ahead of launch, but no one really expected it to blow up quite this large. As of now, it is still increasing its playercount almost daily, and we’re only just now hitting the weekend, where I would expect it to set new highs. And hopefully be more stable, given these changes.

PlayFab Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was PlayFab founded?

    PlayFab was founded in 2014.

  • Where is PlayFab's headquarters?

    PlayFab's headquarters is located at 217 Pine Street, Seattle.

  • What is PlayFab's latest funding round?

    PlayFab's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did PlayFab raise?

    PlayFab raised a total of $13.05M.

  • Who are the investors of PlayFab?

    Investors of PlayFab include Microsoft, Startup Capital Ventures, Benchmark, TSVC, Jason Kapalka and 9 more.

  • Who are PlayFab's competitors?

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