Connecting to a random 3rd party account when you just want to play a video game you paid for is really annoying, and frankly, it puts me off even starting certain games from certain publishers who shall remain nameless. Helldivers 2 players are experiencing this frustration right now as the PC version of the massively popular third-person shooter .

New players will need to link the two accounts on May 6, but existing players have until June 4 before the requirement takes effect. Sony says that forcing people to connect to a PSN account helps “protect players from grief and abuse by enabling a ban on players who engage in this type of behavior. Ah, the popular “a few bad apples” excuse.

That was always the plan, according to publisher Sony, but “technical issues” at launch forced a delay in the tie-in mandate. In other words, when the PC version comes out on February 8th, you can just play it like any other game, as nature intended, but now you have to do the whole “insert credentials” rigamarole. This can take a long time, especially if you don’t have a PSN account yet or if you’re playing on something like Steam Deck. Additionally, some regions where Helldivers 2 is available on PC .

This really pissed off PC players, although it’s worth noting that it’s free to make a PSN account. This has led to and many promises to drop the game when tethering becomes a requirement, . The frustration at adding yet another barrier to entry after downloading an 80GB game to fears that the PSN account is likely to be hacked. While it’s true that Sony was subject to a massive hack that affected 77 million PSN accounts, that was in 2011. Obama was still in his first term. Also worth noting? , affecting 35 million accounts.

So maybe gamers are going too far and will most likely not follow through on their promises to stop playing Helldivers 2. That doesn’t change the fact that linking accounts is annoying. On the plus side, Sony recently promised as soon as possible and Helldivers 2 was a day one release on both Steam and PlayStation consoles. That’s a nice little promise to keep, now where is it Spiderman 2?