Join an all-out planetary war, where thousands of players battle as one in strategic, targeted missions against opposing empires. Utilize infantry, air and ground vehicles to destroy your enemies in this revolutionary, massive scale, first-person shooter.
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Release Date: Nov 20, 2012

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May 12

Need a Boost? Now’s the Time.




Soldiers! You’re needed on the battlefields of Auraxis, and we want to make sure you’re extra prepared. That’s why we have Double XP + a SALE on Utilities and Boosts! And this isn’t just your regular weekend… these bonuses will be available for over a week!

Here are the logistics:

Double Experience will be available for EVERYONE beginning at 12:01AM PDT on Friday, May 13th and running for over a full week (two weekends!), ending on Sunday, May 22nd at 11:59PM PDT.

During that same time frame, you’ll also be able to get 20% Off Utilities and Boosts. This includes:

  • Experience Boosts
  • Resource Boosts
  • Squad Experience Boosts
  • Character Slots
  • Additional Loadouts
  • Banners
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! Just for this sale, the 30 Day Boost is returning! That’s right, you can buy Experience Boosts in 1 hour, 1 day, 3 days, or 7 days, OR you can buy one that’s good for THIRTY DAYS.

If the Double XP + the Sale wasn’t enough, we’re also adding New Player Studio Items to the Depot. You’ve got so much added firepower, you might as well spruce up your vehicle and helmet at the same time, right? Here’s a selection of the new items coming this week*:

VEHICLES:
  • Harasser Roll Cage
  • Sunderer Ambulance Armor
  • Sunderer Comm Array
  • Scythe Usurper Plating
  • Prowler Cavalier Armor
  • Prowler Peacekeeper Armor
HELMETS:
  • Spartan Helmet
  • Farseet Hood
  • Shwarz Corp Culture Helmet
  • Shwarz Corp Storm Helmet
  • Shwarz Corp Skull Helmet
  • Schwarz Corp Medic Helmet
  • Schwarz Corp Bulwark Helmet
  • Inspector Cap (no not Inspector Spacetime)
  • MK 4 Brute Helmet (This is for the MAX)
  • Singularity Helmet
  • Lucanis Helmet
  • Buyce Helmet
  • Rift Helmet
*Unlike the Double XP + Sale, which are only available for a limited time, the Player Studio items will remain in the Depot.

Take advantage of the Double Experience and the AMAZING Boost Sale (did we mention the return of the 30-Day Boost? We did, yeah? Just making sure you saw it!), before it’s too late!

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May 2

Guide To The New Construction System



***UPDATE: To celebrate our biggest update ever, we’re going all out with 2XP for everyone from 5/13 – 5/22! And, XP boosts will be 20% OFF during double XP week. So get out there soldier, and grab your extra certs while you can! ***


In case you missed it, the construction system is now live on PC! The discovery of the powerful new mineral Cortium has given rise to all new objects, tools, and vehicles – so here’s all the intel you’ll need to start building your way to victory!

HOW IT WORKS

ANTs
Players can summon an Advanced Nanite Transport (ANT) at any vehicle terminal. ANTs are 4-man transports that have mining lasers for harvesting Cortium nodes, which are scattered around the map. The ANT can be deployed at any time, which will reveal access to a building terminal from which you can equip and then place fortifications (at a cost to Cortium).
Placing Construction Objects
When placing fortifications, you can rotate the object using left or right click. Move the object closer or further from you by holding left and right click at the same time. Raise or lower an object by looking up or down without clicking the mouse. All objects have blue and green “placement points” which help the player determine the right height of an object. Blue points must be beneath the terrain, while green points must be above the terrain. When your object is in position, press “E” to place it.

Silos
A “Cortium Silo” can store large quantities of Cortium, and also “claims” the land for you and your squad. Claimed land means that players cannot deconstruct any of your fortifications with the “Decon Tool” (also found in the ANT terminal). ANTs can offload Cortium to friendly Silos using the same method as harvesting minerals: just approach the Silo and hold the firing button.

Powered Construction Objects
Some construction objects require a nearby Silo (with stored Cortium!) to remain active. Modules, for example, are constructs that can improve surrounding fortifications, but go offline if the Silo runs out of Cortium. While a module is near a Silo, Cortium will be drained automatically. The more objects that require power, the faster your Cortium Silo will drain.
HIVEs
Hardline Interference Volume Emitters or “HIVEs” are structures which can generate Victory Points over time. These structures also require a nearby Silo for power, but only when they are active. A HIVE becomes “active” when your faction has an available core.

Victory Cores
When a continent unlocks, each faction has a certain amount of cores available. By default, each faction gets 2 cores, with an additional core given to whichever faction unlocked the current continent. Cores are automatically placed in HIVEs closest to an enemy Warp Gate. The closer the HIVE is to an enemy Warp Gate, the faster it will generate Victory Points.
When an active HIVE is destroyed, the faction who destroyed it will recover that core for their faction, and it will then automatically activate the most ideal HIVE, provided another empty HIVE exists.
It’s worth noting that Silos must be restocked with Cortium constantly, as HIVEs, like modules, require an active power source to function. If a Silo runs out of Cortium, an active HIVE will no longer generate Victory Points.
Lastly, Victory Cores will occasionally jump from HIVE to HIVE. Cores gravitate to whichever HIVE is capable of generating the most Victory Points, but will not do so if there are too many enemies in the target region, and cores will also not leave a HIVE currently under attack.

CONSTRUCTION OBJECTS
By default, each player is given access to Rampart Walls, Bunkers, Anti-Infantry Phalanx Turrets, Silos, and Repair Modules as default construction objects, and HIVEs are also unlocked at Battle Rank 15 for free. New types of fortifications may be purchased with Certs or DBC.
All structures are much weaker while being constructed than they are when they’ve been completed, and at the moment, each structure type takes 45 seconds to complete.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TOOLS AND CONSTRUCTS

  • Decon Tool
    Can be used to deconstruct misplaced structures.
  • Rampart Wall
    Long, horizontal wall with high health and firing areas for infantry.
  • Bunker
    Small, durable fortification with firing areas for infantry and an open area on top.
  • Sunderer Garage
    Small garage with enough cover to house a single Sunderer.
  • Cortium Silo
    Small, durable, and provide power to a base. A single Silo can store up to 50,000 Cortium at a time. It also claims the nearby area for you and your squad, which prevents unsquadded allies from deconstructing nearby objects.
  • HIVE
    Initially a vulnerable “chassis” when unpowered. While housing a Victory Core, the chassis becomes indestructible, and a small shielded area becomes the only point where it can receive damage. Active HIVEs generate Victory Points based on their proximity to the enemy Warp Gate, and require Cortium from a nearby Silo to operate.
  • Repair Module
    Cortium-powered module which quickly repairs nearby structures. This is an extremely important component of any base.
  • Structure Shield Module
    Cortium-powered module that creates one-way shields for most of the openings on Bunkers, Rampart Walls, and Sunderer Garages.
  • Skywall Shield Module
    Cortium-powered module which projects a shield above, protecting from aerial bombardment.
  • Turret AI Module
    Cortium-powered module which provides nearby deployed turrets with automated tracking abilities, allowing them to fire on enemies who stray too close.
  • Anti-Infantry Phalanx Turret
    Mannable turret which excels at taking down enemy infantry.
  • Anti-Vehicle Phalanx Turret
    Mannable turret which excels at destroying enemy vehicles.
  • Anti-Air Phalanx Turret
    Mannable turret which excels at destroying enemy aircraft.
Ready soldiers? It’s time to put your new construction system training to test on the battlefield!

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Reviews

“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

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

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
    • CPU: Core i5-760 or better / AMD Phenom II X4 or better [Quad-core CPU]
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB free
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 or better / Radeon HD 4850 or better
    Recommended:
    • OS:64-bit Windows 7 or later
    • Processor:Intel i7 processor or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
    • Memory:6 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 560 or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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I sniped the sniper!
( 145.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP
NO, VANGUARD IS NOT OP


also this is the only game which actually learns you TO AIM FOR THE ♥♥♥♥ING HEAD.
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.:Quake:.
( 33.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Alright! Lets jump into this,

To start off, I have a medieum teir gaming LAPTOP not a desktop! A LAPTOP with an Nvidia geforce gtx 460m and in warp gates I get almost 60 fps but I go into large battles and it starts to drop to 20fps, how ever I belive that this is becuase I need to use an SSD to load the textures faster then an HDD becuase the frame drop and then rise seems like it is loading. So I am going to try that and if it does not work, it is still playable even with the lag. All in all, if you have Intel graphics, it is a really low chance you can play without lag, because intel graphics is merged with the CPU, meaning that your CPU is getting use to the max. Even if you feel like you gtx 210 or old nvidia card can't run it, give it a try. Check the websites for lag fix, and don't forget, this is all just for fun!
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Ruxe
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Here is a summary of the 3 teams in ps2

The TR :red dressed ,comunist looking ,high on loyalty

The NC : rebbels that somehow are as rich as the other factions (They are kind of the Skyrim Stormcloaks just more modern and more colorfull....)

and last but not least

the VS :PURPLE guys that use LASERS AND SPADEX instead of boring bullets.They also have somewhat connection to the aliens

so this was the not so accurate descripsion of the factions in ps2

I LOVE THE GAAAME
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vlP-
( 290.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
this game went through so many improvements, if you played this game a couple of years ago, i'd suggest giving it another shot. the 'p2w' aspect is mostly gone since from br2-br15 you earn 100 certs each time you level up, that's already a free 1400 certs on top of what you earn from playing normally. the construction system added a new layer to the game, you could be driving your convoy and run into a base which could take an hour or two to destroy depending on how good the defenders are.
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MR'invisable
( 117.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
a gr8 gam3 ofcourse but after i closed it it kept running that means pc prob
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KILL YOURSELF YOU FGT
( 235.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Amazing game. Totally recomend it for everyone to play. 10/10 (need a decent computer to play)
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qmandoom6
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
fun game i recommend playing this game
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friendly nigerian king
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
This game truly is unfair, and unrealistic. If you are looking for a real war simulator, go play call of duty. If you really want to play this game, play it on ps4 because you will get a much better experience with almost no lag, and better graphics. Also, pc has no games. pc gaming is expensive. pc gaming is for low life nerds. gaming with a controller is better. you have to constantly upgrade your pc. pc has worse graphics. framerate doesn't matter. all these reasons show you that the true master race lies on console, and anybody who doesn't believe me is the true peasant.
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MrMoodyFace
( 128.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
1.gets railgun
2.kills people from hilltops
3.runs people over with a quad
4.then goes home and plays planet side 2
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Skr33n
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Great game overall, feels like i'm in a war. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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204.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
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11/10 RECOMMMEEEEND
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29 of 29 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,522.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This game isn't for everyone.
If you have the Call of Duty run and gun mindset...You will die. A lot.
However, if you have the ability to be patient, asses the situation, and have a good situation awareness. Then you will be good at this game.

Starting off, it is a bit of a grind, however, the starting guns are the best in the game and you only have to cert into equipment.

The feeling of fighting in a 200 person battle over a base is incredible, and you need to play until this happens or you have missed out on one of the coolest gaming phenomons out there.

Last thing. JOIN an outfit. Having a group of players to run with helps out a lot. Makes the game more enjoyable. I suggest AOD for TR, PHX for NC, and DAPP for VS. These are know as "zergfits" and they are a wonderful starting point for new players. I started with AOD and learned from there, as i got better in the game, i moved on to other oufits that have a more specific goal. Bottom line, they help new players out a lot. (mainly with logistics getting to fights, etc)

have fun and beware this game is addicting.
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31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
87.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
The first open world, fps, massive multiplayer game i have played. I think it is a new type of fps that should be expanded throughout the video gaming industry.

11/10 for creativity
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
139.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Best MMOFPS EVER CREATED

After the construction update it became even better.

Ilove it since Beta
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,671.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I have started playing on Nov 25, 2012. Since then over the 1333 days I have played 1667 hours, which is about 1 hour 15 minutes a day, or 8 hours 45 minutes a week, a day's worth of work including commute. (As of July 20, 2016)

Still no sign of stopping any time soon. And I am neither a hardcore player nor am I good at the game.

Everything else was said in other reviews. Despite all the issues the game may have, this is definitively one of the best games ever made. You can play 100% free, no pay2win, only things that are money only are cosmetics and boosts.

The game actually keeps getting better even if it may be two steps forward one step back from time to time.

10/10, I have spent more time in war than some real life soldiers. Would start playing the game that took more of my time than a part-time job again if I was given the choice.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Very good game,different then other fps games, can't stop playing :D
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
125.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Planetside 2 is a great open world tactical shooter, Being a free to play it is not that pay to win like most F2P games are these days.

Pros
(Good) Maps
(Great) Guns
(Decent) Performance

Cons
(Not good) Lack of updates
(Not good) Unbalenced weapons, Some weapons are underpowered.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This game is WOW, really always wanted a MMOFPS, and this game has made it, the only one, and the best. The sensation when you play it is really WOW (like you are in a movie) and there is some strategy, teamplay, and fun, you can go everywhere you want, even if you are a little pushed to the main zones, where the combats occurs.

Also the free to play is cool, as it brings a lot of players, the pay to win, isn't a real deal, as for a lot of fps, the skills count.

Last time I have played it, they changed the map system on 4 maps only two are available if I remember quite well, which sucks because we can't play on Indar (the best map) all the time.

The game requires a lot of "pc power" but justified, I mean have you ever seen a huge map with at least 300 players on it with no latency between shots, really accurate game, sometimes more than 500 players on the map.

So at first I thought the game was not well optimised, but recently I came back, my pc almost burnt, but it was better optimised, I'll buy a new gp card now, so I can't wait to return, and show my greatness on this game.

I definetly recommend this game. And it's free, so go try.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game is very fun and thrilling i just got this game and it is already one of my favorites, Everything is working, The graphics are beatiful and i would definetly recommend this game.
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