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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July 3

Celebrate Summer on Auraxis - 7/4

Heat is beating down over the battlefield, but the soldiers of Auraxis never cease. As the battle rages on, we take a moment to celebrate our fight for freedom with some special summer fun!

The height of the celebrations will run from Wednesday, July 4, 2018 through Sunday, July 8, 2018. During this time, all soldiers will receive DOUBLE EXPERIENCE! Plus, Infantry Gear will be discounted by 40%, and special-limited time items will be available in the Depot!

Looking to display your love for liberty? If you're living free in the NC, you can pick up a rockin' Independence Day variant of the Nomad Light Assault armor in the Depot!

Plus, during this period Light Assault soldiers will also find Freedom Thrusters available in their loadouts. Theses jump jets are max rank Skirmishers with a little bit of extra festive flair!

The fun doesn't end there, though. From Wednesday, July 4, 2018, all the way through Friday, August 31, 2018, there will also be a special summer directives that you can participate in!

Check your secondary weapons slot for a Soldier Soaker pistol and your grenade slot for Water Balloons, and splash your way to victory:

  • Beat the Heat: Score kills with a Summer Holiday Weapon
  • Beachhead: Kill enemy vehicles while in a vehicle yourself
  • Death From Above: Kill enemies while mid-air as any infantry class
  • Summer Support Ribbons: Earn summer support ribbons by resupplying or repairing friendly vehicles while in a vehicle yourself
  • Transport Assist: Earn experience when allies leave your transport vehicle and score a kill
  • King of the Castle: Earn experience by capturing or defending a control point

Complete these directives and you can earn yourself some hot new rewards, including the Indar Summer Profile Banner, Flash Empire-Specific Weaponry, and the Auraxium Water Balloon Hood Ornament.

The sun is far from setting, but you'll want to head out to the battlefield as quick as you can to make sure that you beat the heat! We'll see you out there, soldiers.
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June 12

Construction Reconstructed - 6/12

The long-awaited Construction Reconstructed update is finally here, and it's bringing a slew of new changes to PlanetSide 2. We've recapped a couple of the major changes for you right here, but if you're hungry for more you can read the full patch notes here.

Continent Events
There are more ways to aid your faction in this war than ever before - new continent events have been added to diversify how you charge into battle.

With this update, we’ll be bringing back the old Facility control alerts and adding an all new event - the Aerial Anomaly. When a continent’s Warpgates are charging, Facility events will send you to control the most facilities of a certain type before a 30-minute timer runs out. During an Aerial Anomaly event, you will have to gather readings for your faction while in proximity of the anomalies appearing high above the continent. During this event, all air vehicles will be free to spawn!

When a continent event occurs, it is selected randomly from a pool of available events. More event types will be added in future updates.

Meltdown alerts are also seeing some changes.

Once Warpgates are charged, the first faction to reach 41% territory control will trigger a Meltdown alert. At the end of the 90-minute alert, whichever faction is in control of the most territory will claim victory over the content - the triggering faction no longer needs to win in order to lock the continent.

Construction Changes
The construction system has been drastically altered to encourage more interaction for builders and less frustration for attackers. We're encouraging a group building mentality, requiring active maintenance and support to keep things running smoothly.

The majority of construction objects now cost between 50% and 70% less cortium to place them in order to reduce the initial barrier to building a base.

There are also new items to be constructed. The Flail can be used to send four anti-vehicle shells to a designated location. Spires have also been added under the Tactical category grouping. Spires are similar to modules, vulnerable to small arms fire, and share their exclusion radius with other spires.

The Pain Spire can be used to deal damage overtime to nearby infantry and MAX units, while the Routing Spire acts as a terminal that players can draw a deployable spawn point from.

These are just a few of the things that changed within the construction system; you can see the rest of the changes here.

New Weapons
Three brand new empire-specific weapons (designed by none other than doku) are now available on Auraxis! These Battle Rifles focus on slow, paced shots with high accuracy at medium to long range. The MG-HBR1 Dragoon (Terran Republic), the MGR-M1 Bishop (New Conglomerate) and the VE-LR Obelisk (Vanu Sovereignty) Battle Rifles are available to all classes.

If you're interested in picking up a new Battle Rifle and all of its attachments, you can grab a "Fully Loaded" bundle in the Depot that will include everything you need.

On top of all this, we've also made improvements to the UI, started rolling our squad changes, and more. Full patch notes that include all of today's changes are available here.

We'll see you on the battlefield, soldiers!
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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

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: 6 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB free
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 or better / Radeon HD 4850 or better
    • 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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