PlanetSide 2 is a revolutionary massive scale first-person shooter where soldiers battle as one in strategic, targeted missions against enemy empires in an all-out planetary war. The game challenges the skill and grit of the most seasoned soldier through intense infantry, air, and ground vehicle gameplay.
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Release Date: Nov 20, 2012

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"Technically astounding mass-scale warfare that spews out gaming fantasy fulfilment. Bring a friend, or you’ll get lonely."
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June 17

Game Update June 17th

System Requirement Change:
PlanetSide 2 on the PC will now require a 64 bit operating system.

New Weapon:
NS-AM7 Archer (Engineer) - The Archer anti-material rifle was developed by Nanite Systems to counter the heavily armored MAX, providing an effective option at range for dealing with the unique threat of the exo-suits.
Gold/Black variants

Gameplay Changes:
Sunderer Blockade Armor rear armor has been reduce to match the other sides
Awareness/Render changes
Awareness based off damage, players who you damage or damage you are calculated as high propriety and are more likely to be rendered to each other
Infantry awareness/render range now takes loadouts into account, players with a long range weapon in there loadout can be render up to 600 meters away, depending on the weapon; this includes AV MAXs and Sniper Rifles.
Butcher horizontal recoil has been reduced from .225 to .213
Tank Mines will now detonate on MAX units
TR MAX Lockdown deploy/undeploy times have been modified
Undeploy time changed from 2 seconds to 1 second
Deploy time changed from 1 second to 2 seconds

Spawn Rule Changes:
Spawn beacons will now be range based, initial distance is set at 600 meters
Squad spawn on vehicles is now limited to 600 meters if the vehicle is within either an enemy region or friendly region that is being contested (capped).
Squad spawn on vehicles within friendly uncontested regions has no range limit.
Spawn on squad will now take you to the closest available spawn point in the region that’s has the most amount of squad members
Instant Action rules have been simplified
Instant action can now place players at any fight where their empire population is within 20% of an enemy’s population.
Instant action will now spawn you at nearest available spawnpoint to the action; this includes Sunderers and base spawns.

Added new Armor/Vehicle flag decals for Portugal and Australia

Tank Mine LOD range increased by 25 meters to 70
Updated TR reticule sizes to be smaller across the board
Since the vehicle ejection bug FINALLY (Praise Vanu!) appears to be fixed, we're removing the safe-fall temp fix from exiting vehicles

Bug Fixes:
Enemy vehicles disappearing when the driver exits the vehicle has been addressed
Medic regen device will no longer regen the Sunderer Deployment Shield
Resist shield now resists melee damage
Defensive/Offensive requests will display on the map
Updated the game credits to properly reflect the change to Daybreak Games
Black Horse Company Armor/Vehicle decals have been made available to all factions
Hacked spitfire turrets should now properly track kills, grief, and XP
Magrider Auraxium Lumifiber Trim should now apply properly
Corrected the TR AMP pistol's muzzle flash to be the correct size
TR Amp muzzle flash has been reduced
Fixed issue with not being able to overload SCU or Shield Generators.

Known issues:
Spawn Beacons are not a valid “Spawn on Squad” option; this means that players will not be able to spawn on a beacon unless they are within the 600 meters range even if the majority of their squad members are near the beacon.

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May 22

Game Update May 20th

Membership benefit improvements:

  • Removing the Copper, Silver and Gold tiers and everyone who is a member is treated like they have max-level-Auraxium membership going forward, with all the benefits that entails.
Intra-Facility Missions:
  • Intra-facility missions are dynamically created missions that point you towards the important objectives inside a mission facility based on distance. So, if you're near Cap Point A, your mission will say "Capture A". If you're an Engineer and you're near a destroyed generator, your mission will be "Repair Generator". This system is intended to give new players a better sense of a facility's objectives and some direction on how to find them.
MBT and Harraser Weapon Tuning:
  • Enforcer ML85/Enforcer ML65-H: The Enforcer now has a different reload mechanic, ammo will be reloaded one round at a time and the weapon can be fired at anytime during the reload process.
  • C85 Canister: The C85 Canister now has a different reload mechanic, ammo will be reloaded one round at a time and the weapon can be fired at anytime during the reload process.
  • C85 Canister-H: The C85 Canister-H now has a different reload mechanic, ammo will be reloaded one round at a time and the weapon can be fired at anytime during the reload process. Additionally, the clip size reduced to 8
  • Proton II PPA: PPA COF Recoil reduced to .3 and max COF reduced to 2.25
  • Proton II PPA-H: PPA COF Recoil reduced to .45 and max COF reduced to 2.25
  • Prowler G30 Vulcan: COF reduced to 0.9
  • Saron can aim lower than previously
New Galaxy Defensive Slot Items
  • Vehicle Ammo Dispenser: Resupply ammunition of nearby vehicles
  • Nanite Proximity Repair System: Repair nearby damaged vehicles
Battle Rank Certs Until 15
  • We felt the cert gain rate at low levels was too restrictive for new players trying to grow their characters. With this change, each battle rank achieved through BR 15 now provides 100 free certs to help new players get their characters rolling.
Depot Pricing Changes
  • We’ve made some pretty significant changes to our cert and DBC pricing across the Depot. The vast majority of DBC prices will be dropping, some only slightly, but in many cases pretty significantly. There is one noteworthy exception, and that’s NS weapons that are available to all factions on purchase – those are going up slightly to account for the extra value they bring to the table. We also updated many of our cert prices to account for the two years we've let them go unattended – and this meant that in addition to many prices going down, or staying the same, cert prices increased for a number of weapons as well. To give some context and hopefully alleviate some fears, our updated weapon cert prices range from 200-1000 certs, so there’s no drastic departure on that front.
Vehicle Optics
  • Zoom optics can now be purchased independently
  • Vehicle optics can now also be purchased with DBC
  • Vehicle optics will be removed from loadouts and the certs spent to unlock refunded. You will need to repurchase them .
Spawning Adjustments
  • [FONT=Arial] You can no longer spawn at a base that is not connected to your warp gate via lattice unless you die in that base’s region; the idea here is to add more strategic importance to territory and logistics
  • Changes have been made to how we track awareness in an effort to fix issues where you can take damage from a player you cannot see.
  • The tank mine now has a unique trigger sound
  • [FONT=Arial] Pass on all of the icons and text in the HUD, Map, and Minimap to make them more readable and well, iconic. We've also changed the settings for things like when HUD icons get pinned to the side of your screen and the distance at which the opacity changes.
Bug Fixes

  • Speculative fix for the vehicle ejection seat bug
  • Updated Interceptor Windshield and Bumper for Harasser
  • Added grime overlay to Harrasser
  • Fixed Neutron armor to LOD farther out
  • Slat armor adjustment to work with composite armor on Lightning
  • Fix for NC heavy assualt shoulder pads going yellow on LODs
  • Launcher projectile trail effect appears larger and denser than before last update
  • Fixed Vindicator Badge Decal
  • Corrected several Decal Alphas
  • Hunter Cloaking 1 now has the ability description
  • Updated infantry rocket smoke trail FXs to be directly dependant on particle quality settings.
  • Adjusted Vanguard Mammoth plating to not block as much of gunners view
  • Typo displays in the Adrenalin Shield description
  • Adjusted NS Blackhand: Default cross reticle scope aimpoint
  • ESF: Wing Mount: A2AM: Utility: Lock-on Range certification is now functioning
  • Spitfire turret proximity no deploy zone was removed from the spitfire and applied to the AV/AI turrets
  • Now only one vehicle terminal at the bio lab facilities spawns MBTs
  • NC Infantry and MAX weapons tint mask fixed to allow weapon to tint correctly now
  • Magrider Callisto exterior cosmetic adjusted to not look deformed at range
  • Fixed Galaxy intake right rear panel to not have a ‘hole’
  • NS Blackhand: Camo now applies in the 3d preview
  • UI: Loyalty Level: Copper [[[ text displays for membership level [*] Deployables at Saurva Overflow no longer Explode [*] Sky box no longer turns to black if if an UI screen has a GUI model on it [*] Harasser: Shatterguard windshield adjusted to display camo [*] VS: Composite armor leg piece no longer separates from the body if a female heavy assault is killed [*] Zepher and Dalton will now be more visible for first person [*] FX: scaled shotgun bullet impacts to be about 1/4 current size [*] Fixed Death Screen issue where the kill info was from previous kill and not last kill [/L
    [*] Deployables at Saurva Overflow no longer Explode
  • Sky box no longer turns to black if if an UI screen has a GUI model on it
  • Harasser: Shatterguard windshield adjusted to display camo
  • VS: Composite armor leg piece no longer separates from the body if a female heavy assault is killed
  • Zepher and Dalton will now be more visible for first person
  • FX: scaled shotgun bullet impacts to be about 1/4 current size
  • Fixed Death Screen issue where the kill info was from previous kill and not last kill

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“Audacious. Sony Online built a multi-continental world wide enough for thousands of players on three factions to fight in the air, on the ground, and inside bases, and released it for free.”
PC Gamer

“Technically astounding mass-scale warfare that spews out gaming fantasy fulfillment.”
90/100 – PC Gamer

“With versatile classes, deep progression systems and various styles of air and ground vehicles, there’s no shortage of ways to contribute to a fight, and on a coordinated team in PlanetSide 2’s open environments, Sony Online Entertainment’s game of nonstop war can be a truly incredible competitive experience.”
9/10 – IGN

Just Updated

Hossin is a massive new map that will introduce an entirely new type of battle experience to PlanetSide 2. With its swamp-like terrain and natural barriers, players will be challenged like never before. Hossin will add an insane new element and its 80 new bases are scattered throughout, making infantry combat the most important it’s ever been.

In addition to the release of Hossin, there were other brand new features introduced into PlanetSide 2:

  • OUTFIT RECRUITMENT – New streamlined process for building, seeking and joining outfits. Players can choose their crew, their way with this new recruitment tool.

  • OUTFIT BASE CAPTURE – New “ownership” system where the facility / outpost is awarded to the top contributing outfit during capture.

  • CONTINENT LOCKING – Offering an unprecedented level of player control, the Auraxian population can now control which continents are open for contest, when those continents have alerts and when warpgates will rotate.

Connect With The Community!

To stay in the know in this constant evolving MMOFPS, be sure to:

• Like PlanetSide 2 on Facebook
• Follow PlanetSide 2 on Twitter
• Subscribe to PlanetSide 2’s YouTube Channel
• Follow Daily LiveStreams On Twitch
• Visit PlanetSide 2’s Official Wiki
• Subscribe To PlanetSide 2 on Reddit

About This Game

PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first person shooter (MMOFPS). Empires fight on a massive scale where soldiers battle in an all-out planetary war on a scale never before seen in stunning, breathtaking detail. PlanetSide 2 battles persist when thousands of players align in this game that challenges the skill and grit through intense land, air and vehicle gameplay.

Across four huge maps, players come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their Empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or Empire. The world of PlanetSide 2 is massive and persistent with every soldier capable of making a difference.

Key Features:
  • THREE WARING EMPIRES: Players will choose to align with one of three unique Empires – the militaristic, authoritarian Terran Republic, the rebellious, freedom-fighter faction New Conglomerate, or the technocratic, alien-influenced Empire Vanu Sovereignty. Each Empire has access to unique weapons, attachments, vehicles, abilities, and more.
  • MASSIVE WARFARE: Battles take place not between dozens of troops, but hundreds; with air and ground vehicles slugging it out alongside squads of troops. Each battleground holds valuable resources and key positions, and the Empire that can conquer (and manage to hold) these territories are rewarded with tech bonuses, greater access to equipment, and more.
  • ENORMOUS MAPS: PlanetSide 2 features four incredible and diverse continent maps with dozens of square kilometers of seamless gameplay space; every inch of which is hand-crafted, contestable space. Whether in open fields, tightly-packed urban centers or enormous outposts, victory requires calculated teamwork and a quick trigger finger to survive the massive battles.
  • PERSISTENCE THAT PAYS: In PlanetSide 2 the war isn’t won by a single base capture. The core gameplay of PlanetSide 2 is about holding crucial territories and controlling resources. Working strategically as a team to secure tactical positions, such as power plants and ammo depots, has long-lasting effects that can shift the tide of battle and provide key rewards and bonuses.
  • CLASS-BASED COMBAT: Players can build their soldier to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or Empire. With six distinct classes to explore, each combat role, vehicle and weapon has extensive skill trees that will allow players to grow characters laterally, unlocking hundreds of weapons, attachments, equipment, specialized skills, vehicles, and more. Play as one of six distinct classes:

    - Heavy Assault – Rush into the battle ahead, guns blazing. You are the dedicated foot soldier of Auraxis.
    - Light Assault – Go where the Heavies can’t with your short-burst jetpack. Pick a high spot, throw a grenade and surprise your foes!
    - Combat Medic – Keep your fellow soldiers healed- it’s your job to revive fallen comrades.
    - Infiltrator – Stealthy and silent, you are death from the shadows. Whether you choose a knife from behind or a single shot from sniper’s nest, you are the enemy’s greatest fear.
    - Engineer – A crucial support class with the ability to repair important gear including vehicles, terminals, and turrets. Engineers can drop their own shielded turret and mow down advancing troops.
    - MAX – Heavily armored, cannons for hands, and a disposition to match, you are the ruler of the battlefield and a walking mass of armored death.

  • OUTFIT TEAMWORK: Outfits play a very important role in each and every battle. From a small group of specialized soldiers or rapid response team, to a huge clan that can field multiple platoons of hundreds of players, outfits have access to unique customizations– allowing them to create their own identity and manage their reputation and overall role in the ongoing war.
  • VEHICLES & WEAPONS: Players are able to access a huge array of weapons and vehicles which can be extensively customized for player preference or purposed with unique attachments and add-ons earned in game to fit each player’s style.
  • PLAY FOR FREE: PlanetSide 2 is Free-To-Play with an additional in-game RMT marketplace with items that range from cosmetic camouflage patterns and armor paint jobs, to XP accelerators. Items that affect gameplay, such as weapon side-grades will be purchasable via resources earned in-game through gameplay and achievements.
  • VOICE INTEGRATION: Players are able to communicate with their squads both through keyboard and voice chat.

System Requirements

    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
    • CPU: Core i5-760 or better / AMD Phenom II X4 or better [Quad-core CPU]
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM (32-bit) / 6 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB free
    • Video Memory: 512 MB
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 or better / Radeon HD 4850 or better
    • OS:64-bit Windows 7 or later
    • Processor:Intel i5 processor or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
    • Memory:6 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 540 or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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This game is like real life. No matter what you do, you are insignificant. You may feel like you can make a difference, but you never will.

11/10 would feel insignificant again
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PlanetSide 2?

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Would go in dry again.

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There are 6 classes, 6 ways to play the game.

Light Assault: Jango Fett

Heavy Assault: Have dreams of being like Rambo, run into room full of enemies, die horribly, respawn. Run into room full of enemies again, activate overshield which makes you a certified living tank..... die horribly, respawn.

MAX: Hulk with guns

Infiltrator: Invisible crazed butt stabber simulator 2015.

Engineer: Your primary objective will be to place an explosive charge in every doorway of every room and every hallway, leave no soil untouched, hear the lamentations of noob rushers and relish in it.... also throw ammo packs at people's faces.

Medic: *sounds of a hundred players all spamming "I need a medic!" macro* *try to heal them* *they run away* feelsbadman.jpg
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