PlanetSide 2 - Roxxlyy
The holiday season has arrived, bringing an army of icy new enemies onto the battlefields of Auraxis!

The Esamir snowfall has given rise to a slew of snowmen that you can use for target practice and XP, but those aren't the only snowmen you'll see popping up across Auraxis this year! Players will find a deployable Snowman Soldier in their infantry utility slot. Deploy this snowman on the battlefield and it will dutifully protect you from incoming enemies.

You can also get your squad in the holiday spirit by picking up festive hats and weapons in the Depot! Holiday hats come in ES and NS versions, and weapons include the Icikill Knife and the Snowball Gun. During the event, you'll also find C4 models appearing as presents and ammo boxes looking more like candy boxes.

To top off the festive fun, there are also a number of special holiday directives for you to complete, both old and new:
  • Seasons Beatings: Take out your enemies while donning a festive holiday hat
  • Slay Ride: Run over enemies while your vehicle is decorated with holiday cosmetics
  • Auraximas Cheer: Be a gift-giver and revive your fallen allies
  • Golden Snow-Manslaughter: Find and destroy the elusive golden snowman
  • Snowman Bodyguard: Deploy your own snowman soldier and protect it from enemy damage
Complete these directives and you can earn yourself some festive rewards, including the Valkyrie Mint Lumifiber Trim.

This event will be available in game throughout the holidays up until January 8th, 2018, so soldier up your snowman and head out to the battlefield!
PlanetSide 2 - Roxxlyy
Dedicated, resilient, and loyal are just a few of the words that describe those who have committed their time to the battlefields of Auraxis. Each and every soldier has fought valiantly beside their empire throughout the relentless battle, for what has now been five long years - that's certainly something to be proud of.

5th Anniversary Decal

Show your allegiance for PlanetSide 2! Starting November 20th, 2017, redeem the promo code 5YearsPS2 and you'll receive a special decal celebrating the game's 5th anniversary! (You can log in to your Daybreak account and redeem that code here)


We're thrilled to be celebrating five years of PlanetSide 2 - share your favorite memories from Auraxis with us using the hashtag #5YearsPS2 on Facebook, Twitter, or the PlanetSide 2 Forums!
PlanetSide 2 - (Dominic Tarason)

Planetside 2 Critical Mass

It’s been a while since I’ve dusted off PlanetSide 2 [official site], admittedly. When I last played Daybreak’s mega-scale FPS for any length of time they had only just recently introduced base-building to the game, with the resoruce-carrying ANT units returning from the original PlanetSide. With the release of the massive Critical Mass update this week (the first major overhaul of 2017), they’ve introduced sweeping changes to the balance, including how infantry and vehicles interact, but most notably changing the overall flow of the game and concluding the battle for each continent with one last massive all-in fight.


PlanetSide 2 - Mepps

Indar Updates
Major updates to the continent of Indar focus on improving combat flow in and around many bases, as well as increase the overall flexibility of the lattice. The central three bases, Ceres Hydroponics, TI Alloys, and The Crown are among the handful that have received massive revisions.

Check out the patch notes for full details.

Heatwave Weapon Series

The war is heating up! The new Heatwave Weapons are on fire, sporting hot-rod inspired flames for the soldier who always wants to be in the center of the action. Along with the previously released Ravenous series, the Heatwave weapons will advance a new Mayhem Weapons Directive.

NS-45 Pilot

New from Nanite Systems, the NS-45 Pilot is a compact, three-round burst sidearm that packs a punch in close quarters. A special “Brass” variant of this pistol can also be found in the Mayhem Weapons Directive tree.

VS Zealot Armor

Doku’s coveted Zealot Armor set hits the Depot for the Vanu Sovereignty. Stalk your prey and become the nightmare of your enemies with these technologically superior designs.

PlanetSide 2 - DBG_RadarX

While the fight over Auraxis rages on, factions take a moment to celebrate their independence… from one another. From now until July 10th, you can find the following holiday items available:
  • Blue Sparkler Hood Ornament
  • Gold Sparkler Hood Ornament
  • Cyan Sparkler Hood Ornament
  • Purple Sparkler Hood Ornament
  • Red Sparkler Hood Ornament
  • NC Patriot Flare Gun
  • TR Patriot Flare Gun
  • VS Patriot Flare Gun
  • NS Patriot Flare Gun
  • NC Triumph Flare Gun
  • TR Triumph Flare Gun
  • VS Triumph Flare Gun
  • VS Patriot Camo
  • TR Patriot Camo
  • NC Patriot Camo
All players will receive access to complementary FREEDOM THRUSTERS on the Light Assault class for the duration of the July 4<sup>th</sup> holiday event. If you are looking for something a bit more practical, Infantry Gear is 40% off so it's a great time to add to your colloection!   Enjoy the event and remember, you can't celebrate freedom without a Freedombration!
PlanetSide 2 - DBG_RadarX

The Planetside 2 PC servers will be coming down at 6am (Pacific) / 13:00 (UTC) for a brief hotfix. Estimated downtime is 3 hours.



New Additions

NSX Tengu

The newest addition to the Nanite Systems export family of weapons is the NSX Tengu. This mischievous SMG is defined by its automatic firemode that releases four pellets per shot, perfect for dispensing of close quarters adversaries. From the hip, the weapon has a wider spread, and while aiming down sights, a built-in smart choke narrows the pellet spread for engaging mid-range targets.


Implants System

New implants have been added to the drop tables of Novice, Basic, Deluxe implant packs, and the ISO-4 Recycler.
  • Carapace - Replaces your shield bar with an additional health bar.
  • Infravision - Provides you with permanent infrared vision.
  • Nightmare - Knife kills cloak the user for a short time.
  • Ocular Shield - Reduces the effectiveness of tactical grenades used against you.
  • Sensor Shield - Allows you to move undetected among recon devices.
  • Aerial Combatant - Regenerates jump jet fuel upon killing enemies. (Light Assaulty only.)
  • Combat Surgeon - Revives and kills restore Nano-Regen Device energy. (Combat Medic only.)
  • Nanomesh Specialist - Reduces down time for depleted overshields. (Heavy Assault only.)
  • Robotics Technician - Increases the armor of nearby deployables you own. (Engineer only.)
  • Deep Operative - Increases the refractive capabilities of the Infiltrator's cloak. (Infiltrator only.)


Target Focus and Safeguard (the default starting implants) and Tier 2 version of common implants have been removed from all implant bundles.

Drop rates for less common implants have been improved.


World Updates

Vehicle Terminals

Terminal types have been consolidated for all non-Koltyr continents.
  • Ground vehicle terminals now spawn all ground vehicle types with the proper benefits.
  • Air vehicle terminals now spawn all air vehicle types with the proper benefits.
  • All vehicles can be spawned in the Warp Gate regardless of benefits.

Facility Benefits

Tech Plant
  • Is now required for both Main Battle Tanks and Liberators.
  • Hacked Tech Plant terminals will always yield MBT and Liberator spawns, regardless of whether that faction owns a Tech Plant or not.

Amp Station
  • No longer increases heat efficiency for base turrets. This benefit is now awarded on Indar continent lock, instead.
  • Amp Stations still provide turret repair over time, same as Live.

  • BioLabs still provide infantry health regeneration in friendly regions, same as Live.

Continent Benefits

  • No longer reduces infantry consumable costs.
  • Now allows base generators to regenerate 5 health per second when destroyed.
  • This is equivalent to a 10 minute self-repair on non-SCU targets, and slightly more than a 13 minute self-repair on SCUs.

  • No longer reduces air vehicle costs.
  • Now increases heat efficiency for base turrets (previously the Amp Station benefit.)

  • No longer reduces ground vehicle costs.
  • Connected bases you own now regenerate 10 infantry shield per second.

  • Remains unchanged.

Amerish Refresh
  • The grassy continent of Amerish has been refreshed with improved environment art, and many bases have received adjustments and additional polish as well.

Ikanam BioLab
  • The Ikanam BioLab has been replaced with an entirely new superstructure.
  • Two new vehicle-capturable control points can be found on the outskirts of the base.
  • From there, infantry can fight their way deep into the superstructure to capture a third and final control console.
  • Construction bases can be built atop Ikanam, allowing for quick access to the underground structure.
  • The lattice links surrounding Ikanam have been adjusted to allow for players to move through satellite bases without having to pass directly through Ikanam itself.

Xelas and Onatha Biolabs
  • The two remaining traditional Biolabs have received a pass on cover and overall combat flow.

Subterranean Nanite Analysis
  • SNA has been removed, as well as its link on the lattice.
  • The area has been replaced with areas prime for vehicular combat and construction bases.

Ikanam Triage Station
  • Added more cover with improved sight lines geared toward defenders.
  • Refined terrain and increased pain field size around spawn and teleporter rooms.

Sungrey West Gate
  • Restructured spawn room flow and added an additional vehicle pad facing west.
  • Various cover improvements and terrain polish.

Lithcorp Central
  • Moved the teleporter room to bypass camping from the banana building.
  • Minor additions and adjustments to attack and defense routes.
  • Made the vehicle pad more accessible.

AuraxiCom Network Hub to The NC Arsenal
  • The road between these two bases has been completely redone to create a more open flow that doesn’t contest The Auger directly.

The NC Arsenal
  • A new road down the mountain north of NC Arsenal allows players to cut close to Moss Ravine, and fight in the field north of Sungrey West Gate.

The Ascent
  • Refined Sunderer locations.
  • Increased cover and restructured flow over capture points.
  • Removed a number of jump pads and added anti-infantry turrets to the tower.
  • The lifts on the northern side of the base now only go down, and a hackable vehicle pad can be found at the bottom.
  • Attackers from Rockslide Outlook can assault the base using two new paths that scale the mountain.


The continent of Hossin has received a new, clearer sky.



The BioLab domes have been made opaque. This change increases performance when fighting in or around BioLab areas. All BioLabs have received this new opaque dome (and new interior lighting,) but the performance increase is currently only available to Amerish, Hossin, and Esamir, with Indar coming in a later patch.


Warp Gates

Players will now log in at a continent's Warp Gate.



Elysium Spawn Tube
  • The spawn tube can now be exited from any direction, and is surrounded by a one-way shield. Damage to this shield will also damage the spawn tube.
  • Respawn time from 3sec. to 20sec.
  • Health from 12000 to 8000.


Lightning, Vanguard, Prowler

These vehicles have received overall improvements to their traction on slopes, braking power, acceleration, and turn rates.



Motion Spotters, Recon Devices, Scout Radar, Proximity Radar
  • Detection versus infantry is no longer contingent on player speed
  • Now detects infantry targets that are not crouching, standing, or crouch-walking

Hardlight Barrier
  • Deploy time from 1000ms to 100ms
  • Deploy slope limit from 20 degrees to 30 degrees
  • Draw Fire Ribbon kill requirement from 20 to 15

  • Detonation angle from 90 to 135 degrees (does not widen trigger area.)

EMP Grenade
  • Cost from 75 to 50
  • No longer drains ability energy
  • No longer disables Sunderer Deployment Shield
  • (Still drains Minor Cloak implant, Sunderer cloak, and infantry affected by a Sunderer cloak.)
  • No longer clears HUD indicators (but still shows HUD static)
  • Fixed an issue where players within line of sight, and greater than 12 meters, but less than 15 meters would only have their shields reset, instead of take them offline.

AV MANA Turret
  • The AV MANA Turret will now render more often at further ranges.

Underbarrel Grenade Launcher
  • Ammo capacity from 2 to 3

Underbarrel Smoke Launcher
  • Ammo capacity from 2 to 3
  • Ammunition resupply tick rate from 4000ms to 5000ms
  • Now has a 2x headshot multiplier (like Underbarrel Grenade Launcher)

Emergency Repair
  • MAX Emergency Repair has received new particle effects on use.
  • Fixed an issue with where using this ability would create broken Infiltrator cloak states after use.

  • Fixed an issue with Trooper Immortal helmet showing headless at certain ranges.
  • Fixed attachments on NS-15 Gallows.
  • NS-15 Gallows can now equip camouflage.
  • Mended broken fingers on wielded knife animations.
  • Fixes for Saron muzzle flash.
  • Knifing from rumble seats now uses new animations.
  • Infantry no longer inherit a strange glow when getting struck with explosives.
  • Explosions are now more consistent on different material types.
  • Usurper cosmetics should now show.
  • Fixed a bug where the Medic's Shield Recharging Field would not show its special effects to some players.
PlanetSide 2 - (Brendan Caldwell)

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Apr 25, 2017
PlanetSide 2 - DBG_RadarX

The Nanite Systems export division is proud to announce the newest addition to its family of weaponry, the NSX Yumi. After a short firing delay, the Yumi will unleash an accurate five-round burst, allowing for quick and efficient mid-range takedowns. Yumi also has access to a large selection of attachments, including Underbarrel Smoke and Grenade launchers, extended magazines, optional ammo types, and more.

  • The "Stop Killing Yourself" decal is now available in the Depot.
  • Doku’s Nomad armor set is now available to New Conglomerate soldiers, and may be found on the depot.

Misc. Adjustments and Additions

Ammo Printer
  • Necessary proximity to vehicle to restock ammo from 15m to 50m (Dev note: This change was necessary to allow fast-moving air vehicles to restock ammunition.)
  • Made adjustments to ammo printer so that it is more consistent
  • Changed implant description
Infiltrator Cloak
  • Ammo Printer now resupplies cloaked Infiltrators.
  • Ammo boxes now resupply cloaked Infiltrators.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed typo in Valkyrie’s Scout Radar tooltip.
  • Corrected typo on Harasser Nanite Systems cosmetic kit.
  • You can now correctly enter the Valkyrie from the top of the vehicle.
  • Fixed faction color on infantry terminals inside constructed bunkers.
  • Target Focus implant now shows the correct description in the skill line.
  • Fixed missing texture on Sunderer Riot Armor.
  • Catlike Rank 4 now correctly uses Rank 4 benefits.
  • Fixed missing icons for Counter-Intelligence in the loadout screen.
  • Fix for impact effects not appearing on certain Hossin mud tiles.
  • Using the Deconstruction Tool on a constructed Bunker will now also deconstruct the terminal inside.
  • Fixed a bug with Orbital Strikes not correctly verifying strike zones.
  • Fixed a bug with nanites incorrectly resupplying.
  • Reduced the overlap of Hossin's moon over terrain during certain times of day.
PlanetSide 2 - DBG_RadarX
Hello again! For those who haven’t seen me, I’m Nick Silva, Producer on Planetside 2. First I would like to thank all of you for your continued support of the game. The team has been working very hard on this patch and we are excited to deliver both the Orbital Strike and our new and improved Implant system. Both of these features have been in development for a long time and it feels great to deliver them to our Live environment for everyone to see.

We believe Orbital Strike adds a vital element to the construction system and are excited to see how players will change their construction play. We have also based on your feedback made changes to prevent players from placing construction objects in areas not in the spirit of how the game is meant to be played.

For the new Implant system we hope you find them more interesting and compelling to interact and experiment with. Remember that your old implants will be automatically broken down into the new ISO4 currency used for upgrading your new ones. For PS2 players that have supported the game by purchasing implants with DBC in the old system, they will be receiving free new Implant Packs for the new system. Please give us some time to arrange all of those free packs on our end, it could take a week or two.

We hope that you enjoy all of the improvements made with this patch and look forward to hearing your feedback.


Orbital Strike

Attention all units planetside, incoming Orbital Strike to your Live servers. Players can unlock the Orbital Strike Uplink from the Depot and spawn it with the Construction System. Once charged, players can grab the targeting device from the Uplink and call in a devastating Orbital Strike on the target location.


New and Improved Implants System
  • The Implants System has been completely overhauled to be more engaging and rewarding, while also alleviating the frustrations caused by the old system.
  • Energy has been removed, and a new currency called ISO-4 will now upgrade implants directly.
  • Old implants have been converted into ISO-4, and duplicate implants can be broken down into additional ISO-4.
  • All players receive Tier 1 Safeguard and Tier 1 Target Focus implants for free.
  • Additional implant bundles can be purchased for Certs or Daybreak Cash in the Depot.

New Implants Available
  • Target Focus - Reveals spotted targets' health bars and increases how long you can hold your breath.
  • Safeguard - Upon being revived, reduces damage taken for a short duration.
  • Ammo Printer - Periodically restocks ammunition for you and your vehicle.
  • Assimilate - Headshot kills restore shield health.
  • Battle Hardened - Reduces screen shake and flinch caused from damage and explosives.
  • Vampire - Restores health upon killing an enemy with a melee weapon.
  • Catlike - Reduces the movement speed penalty for crouching.
  • Sweeper HUD - Relays target distance information, and automatically spots nearby explosives.
  • Safe Fall - Reduces damage from falling.
  • Regeneration - Restores health while out of combat.
  • Counter-Intelligence - Automatically spots targets who damage you, and provides HUD notifications when spotted by an enemy.
  • Minor Cloak - Remaining stationary for a time will cloak you.

Hardlight Barrier
  • Engineers can now unlock and equip a Hardlight Barrier which, once deployed, provides chest-high cover from incoming attacks.
  • “Draw Fire” experience and ribbons have been added; triggering when targets who damage your Hardlight Barrier are killed.
  • A Draw Fire directive has also been added to the Engineer’s Directive Tree.

Spartan Armor
  • New Player Studio NC armor bundle available in the marketplace. Created by fuzzbuket. Check it out.
Known Issues:
We plan on fixing these issues in the next hotfix.
  • Designator tools for the orbital strike and Glaive ION cannon aren’t playing nicely with each other. If you have one in your loadout, then go pick up the other one, you’ll be unable to fire that new designator successfully. There is a quick workaround for this if you run into it - if you cycle to any other tool or weapon in your loadout, then back to the problem designator, it should function properly from there out.
  • Minor cloak activate timer can fire shortly after beginning to fire your weapon, you will cease firing and be unable to continue firing until you disengage minor cloak.
  • Infantry terminals inside the updated constructed bunkers display only VS graphics/color no matter what faction you are.
    • These terminal will work correctly despite the fact they are showing VS graphics/color.
  • Faction continent population imbalance threshold from 15% to 10%.
  • Made adjustments to the Reinforcements Needed system to select more ideal spawn locations, and increased the maximum number of available spawns from 2 to 3.
  • Eastern and Western AV Turrets at The Crown are now Anti-Infantry Turrets
  • A lattice link from Rime Analytics to Eisa Mountain Pass has been added.
  • Additional sockets have been added to Construction items to reduce exploitable placements.
  • Bunkers now contain an Infantry terminal within them, and are powered by an active Silo.
  • Deployable Decon Tool renamed "Deconstruction Tool"
  • Various string adjustments.
  • Added Faction Banners to the Decorations tab of the Construction screen.

AI Phalanx Turret

Dev Note: AI controlled anti-infantry turret effectiveness is being toned down; these changes only affect the turret while it is unmanned and automated.
  • Cone of Fire from 1.45 to 2
  • Damage from 200@10m-167@85m to 125@10m-75@50m
  • Knives have received new wield animations.


Dev Note: These adjustments should increase the range and accuracy on the 2x burst, and further separate it from the 3x burst.
  • Tooltip no longer mentions single-fire mode.
  • 2x burst horizontal tolerance from 0.4375 to 0.15
  • 2x burst ADS bloom from 0.07 to 0.06
  • 2x burst Hipfire bloom from 0.14 to 0.12
Misc. Adjustments
  • C-4 can now be deconstructed by Engineer Repair Tools
  • AVA armor may now be purchased per class, in addition to the armor bundle.
  • Removed all weapon cert lines from the certs list page. Dev Note: The overhead to maintain this list had left it in an undesirable state. We can look at returning the feature once we find a better way to maintain it.
Bug Fixes
  • Polish to NSX Kabuto.
  • Explosive damage should once again award assist experience.
  • Various fixes to exploitable Construction areas.
  • Made solid some base banners that were acting like one-way shields.
  • Tawrich Tower should no longer spawn aircraft on a collision course for the cliff.
  • Fixes to broken decals.
  • Fix for VS Munitions Pouch rank 1 not providing ammo
  • Repairing Harassers no longer connects the repair beam to the sky.
  • Air Pads at the Indar Northern Warp Gate should now resupply ammo.
  • Fixed skinning on Female Darkstar shoulders.
  • Adjustments to VS HA arms in first person.
  • Fixed broken UI strings for remote vehicle spawning.
Community Announcements - DBG_RadarX
Server Performance Improvements have been made.

Restoration Kit
Overwriting a Restoration Kit will now properly restart the use duration.

Medical Kit
Medkits now using the correct icon.

Cortium is now more likely to spawn near Warp Gates.

Glaive IPC
Glaive IPC range increased to 1000 from 750

Construction Damage Resist
Corrected significant irregularities with the damage resists of construction objects while building; for the most part construction objects will now be easier to destroy while being built.

Bug Fixes
Medic Revive should now correctly cancel the death counter.
NC female infiltrator Hard Light armor is once again the correct size.
Glaive IPC targeting dart FX fixed
Fixed various broken decals.
Implant icons on centered HUD should no longer overlap ability icons after swapping from the Engineer class.
Forward flap animation on the mosquito while hovering/landing added.

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