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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Steve Lo [SSTO]
( 134.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
OVERALL: Strong 8/10.
Highly recommended. Worth a try at least sense it's free.
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Prior to the recent updates to refresh the game PlanetSide 2 was becoming increasing boring, repetative and it was difficult to play because anyone that wasn't a veteran player was basically just farming crops for the veterans. "Veterans" as in those that have played the game long enough to know every little detail and advantage.

However the new updates have changed that with all sorts of new changes, from character, world and the new construction changes. Not going to give you a change log of the updates, so if you want further info on it just look on the official sites or forums.

Anyways, now the game is once again pretty fun again. Pretty much everything is properly balanced now and it's all fair. No more just being farm crops for the veterans. Items are still way over priced though, both with in-game credits and actual money - it's pretty ridiculous.

Experiences may vary. Don't go into this game expecting to have a K/D of 5.00 or something (competative outfits typically only have a minimum K/D of 0.5 so that kind of gives you an idea.) In this game you're nothing but a number, fighting along side squads, platoons and outfits is the only way to victory. You can go solo, but it's more for snipers and guerilla tactics. Outside of that you won't get too far solo. For new players this game is going to be extremely intimidating and you're going to die over and over again. Just find your playstyle and stick with it and soon you'll become a proper player. On average it probably takes a good week or two before you get comfortable. If you can rough it through that long you're in for a treat as this game is like none-other. Massive scale conflicts, teamwork, leadership, any vehicle you desire, passive playstyles or agressive. There's something here for everyone and everything contributes to victory. Unless you sit idle in a spawn room.

Factions really don't matter, A LOT of players join the faction which they most believe in rather than what they offer. Which is pretty awesome. A quick summary of the factions.

TR: Rapid fire, large clips, moderately in between good armor and agility, usually medium to long range.
NC: Slower fire (and tanks,) smaller clips, better damage and damage resistance, close ranged.
VS: No recoil (basically the CoD faction,) very agile and fast.

In the end though it's all balanced so it doesn't matter what side you choose. You may cry OP! But if you were on the other side you'd probably cry OP! As well. It's more about playing smart with teams than solo run and gun like in BF/CoD/most other shooters.
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Xander
( 157.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I used to play battlefield. Since I started playing Planetside 2 I haven't looked back. Way bigger and way more cooperative play. Larger squads and multiple squads per platoon. This game is the best!
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Doomsday Orange
( 103.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
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speedy
( 60.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
So fun, but I have the skill of a potato.
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Phight_Me
( 28.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I have played this game for quite a while now and can definitely recommend this game to anybody looking for a gigantic 1st person shooter. Planetside 2 has 3 factions to choose from including the Terran Republic, the New Conglomerate and the Vanu Sovereignty. All three of these factions have specific vehicles and other features that make them different from each other. I have never played a game that has so many battles going on at once as the map has several different outposts and worlds where fighting takes place. As you’re fighting as a soldier on the battlefield you may be able to see dogfights taking place in the sky, making you feel as if you’re actually in a battlefield, as everything going on around you is player v player. If you ever get bored of being a light assault character you can choose a different class or decide to grab a tank and still contribute greatly to your faction’s goals. I strongly recommend this game to anyone looking for a great 1st person shooter and with it being free there is no reason you shouldn't try it out.
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Valkia the Gorequeen
( 571.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's pretty cool I guess.
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Brogolaw
( 41.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I have really enjoyed my time playing PS2 (enough to actually BUY things in it). As far as F2P games go (free fps's in particular) it is amazingly well balanced. All the buyable guns have counterparts with the exacty same stats for cert points (currency) The only advantage that payers have are Implants, which give a variety of useful (but not over powered) bonuses that help gameplay, but doesn't make it too buyer sided to be worth the play as a free player. I would suggest this to anyone wanting a fun and pretty unique style of fps without worrying too much about the pay to win factors.
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Capt_Nomad
( 67.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
trust me, this is better than battlefield 4 (y)
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StogieBear
( 989.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
One of my favorites. :)
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Ki11uminati
( 1,798.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Best mmo fps in the world. Steep learning curve but once youre comfortable with controls and game dynamics you will enjoy the game. Lots of stradegy in this game. Also recommend you use a headset to comminicate. Teamwork is key. Also i recommend paying monthly subscription in the beginning to generate more points to unlock and upgrade your loadouts. But thats only if and when youre committed to playing the game for the long run. Game is always changing and they always add new things so it never gets boring. Its my number 1 game i play as you can see by the hours played.
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102 of 123 people (83%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Day 1 - THIS WAR IS CRAZY, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!? *Gunfire and explosions*

Day 2 - Got a squad, time to kick some ♥♥♥! *Literally five minutes later* BAD IDEA BAD IDEA!

Day 3 - Got into a platoon, customized my weapons! *First continental victory* WOOHOOO!

Day 30 - Pimpin' down the battlefield, destroying everything in my path.

In all seriousness, this a perfect war game. Guns are balanced (OH MY GOD WHAT A SHOCKER REST OF THE WAR-GAME INDUSTRY), Vehicles for all three factions are balanced and fun to play, the landscapes are beautiful, community is friendly and active, updates are actually useful, the gameplay is fun, and it actually runs well.

10/10. would be confused in battle again.
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58 of 71 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
*Warhammer 40K* Imperial Guard Simulator 2016
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,099.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
For maximum fun value choose 2 or so roles and stick with them(whether they be infantry or vehicle). Learn these roles well and stay persistent. This game is NOT intuitive; one has to work hard to understand map layouts, controls, what is and is not a feasible fight and more.

When I got into this game I had decided to be a pilot no matter what, and had the most difficult time getting into it because it was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I was eliminated from the sky over and over again by veteran pilots, flak, and the most viscious of predators (the hossin tree). After much practice and horrendous death streaks, I can hold my own in dogfights, and now sweep through bases with a flurry of rockets. Even when I run into pilots much better than myself and get wiped, I treat the experience as an oppurtunity to learn and get better.

In short...
If you want to be good at the get go, and have no tolerance for horrible deathstreaks then this game is probably not for you. If you are the sort who likes to overcome skill based mountains and see how your experiences all add up in a exhibit of bullets and roaring engines, then I highly recommend Planetside 2.- Emerald's Fushiawase
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,120.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This game destroyed my drive to play any other FPS

You know why?

Simply put, there is nothing else out there like PlanetSide 2. Nothing.

11/10
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
109.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Probably my favorite game right now.

Squads are amazing, you can have I believe upto 4 Squads, with 12 man each. With good leaders, its unbelievable the pain you can bring to both the opposing forces.

Theres like 4 planets, and those are divided up into like 50 or something little sectors, each sector has capture points, some have massive battles going on, some could just be empty.

Its cool, if you play go for Light Assault, you'll want to use all classes, but probably spend mostly in one class that you use most. Light Assault can really help you move around, the jet pack is a light assault only function that is so much fun.

The game is pretty unbelievable, you'll be surprised.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
141.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
With enough patience and the right mindset, this can be one of the most fun games out there.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Fun game and it's open world.
It's like a Sci-Fi Military type open world.
You Have:
Objectives
Main Objectives
Customizable weapons
Changeable Weapons
Loadouts
Attatchments
Level up
Vehichles.
10/10
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Well,russian server closed now,i moved to steam version.This game is open-world battlefield 4 plus tf2 with classes.And this game has no cheaters!Good job daybreak,RIP SOE.This game is free,and microtransactions is not necessary.It's not pay 2 win,it's 99% Free 2 play game!
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Battlefield and Star Wars Battlefront EA should learn from Planetside 2, seriously.
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69 of 126 people (55%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,504.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
PROS:

- Unique and persistent world.
- Large scale battles.
- Lots of Camos and customizations to be had.
- Abundance of weapons.
- Many different playstyles available.
- Lots of player generated tutorial content.
- Active developers.
- Construction update adds some new scenarios.
- When the game is fun...WOW IS IT FUN!!

Cons:

- Extremely steep learning curve exacerbated by age of game and veteran players.
- Base designs do not support player counts.
- Difficult, unintuitive, and poorly documented shooting mechanics.(User tutorials required)
- Poor starting vehicle weapons.(The first tank you're likely to use can't fight tanks :S.)
- Every weapon and/or vehicle seems to bear the scars of past nerfs.
- Poor descisions regarding class responsibility have created a class that is the best at all aspects of infantry play.
- The game lacks an overall meaningful object that has lasting effects.
- The construction system is a bit shallow and AI controlled defenses are very unbalanced.
- Hardware required to play smoothly is much too high due to poor optimization.
- Server performance is mediocre at best.
- Client-side hit detection makes many deaths non-sensical and frustrating.

TO BE FAIR:

It's is fun once you get the hang of it,but that won't be for 100's of hours. You'll have to pick your fights carefully and if you decide you want to play solo..i.e. not join an outfit, that will amplify the difficulty.

The construction system adds some flavor to the game, but I've rarely seen it employed to it's full potential, who knows maybe others have. Minining for resources is tedious at best and construction system is shallow.

I am not going to recommend this game to the casual FPS player. If you're coming from games like BF4 you'll probably give up on the game because of the shooting mechanics alone. If you're willing to spend 100's of hours to experience about 10 instances of the highest level of enjoyment this game can provide....I'd say go for it. I can't put a sideways thumb.
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