PlanetSide 2 is an all-out planetary war, where thousands of players battle as one across enormous continents. Utilize infantry, ground and air vehicles, and teamwork to destroy your enemies in this revolutionary first-person shooter on a massive scale.
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Mixed (252) - 67% of the 252 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (43,586) - 82% of the 43,586 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 20, 2012

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December 11, 2018

Sixth Anniversary Loading Screen Contest - The Winners!

For our 6th Anniversary, we wanted to celebrate by giving players a chance to get their own artwork in-game

There were over two hundred incredible pieces of art entered into the contest, and the team was blown away by the amount of talent shown by the PlanetSide 2 community. It was a blast going through all of the entries, and it proved difficult to pick just a handful of winners... but the results are finally in.

While the winners will be featured below, you can check out all of the amazing entries here.

Best Action Scene Winner

"Reflection" by Pixenal

Best Lore Portrayal Winner

"TR Scout Mission" by FelixTheLion

Best Social Setting Winner

"Waiting for Orders" by Isonami



"Dogfight for Esamir" by ShasOwl

"Prayers" by Isonami

"Ambush" by Pureboy


"Indar Battleground" by FelixTheLion


"Victors" by Fuzzbukets


Thank you to everyone who submitted their work to the 6th Anniversary Loading Screen Contest - we're so excited to have 3 new pieces of art to show off in-game, and incredibly impressed by our talented community. If you want to see the rest of the entries, you can view them all here. We're already looking forward to the next contest, but until then, see you on Auraxis!
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December 5, 2018

Winter is Coming to Auraxis!

The coldest season of the year has arrived, bringing forth some chilling soldiers to the battlefields of Auraxis!

A faction of snowmen has sprung up across the planet, perfect for earning XP and getting in some target practice as you work towards wrapping up a victory for your empire. You'll also find a deployable Snowman Soldier in your infantry utility slot - deploy this snowman and it will do it's best to protect you from incoming threats.

You can also get your squad in the Auraximas spirit by picking up an assortment of festive hats and weapons in the Depot! You'll also find that C4 models will appear as presents and ammo boxes will look just like your favorite candy box, which makes opening up these presents a lot more fun.

And of course, there are presents that you can earn yourself by completing the holiday directives:
  • Tier 1: Empire Specific Holiday Hat
  • Tier 2: 20 Certs, Basic Implant Pack
  • Tier 3: 100 Certs, Auraximas Banner
  • Tier 4: "Grouchy" Title & "The Little Helper" Shotgun
Once unlocked, you'll be able to use these gifts even once the snow melts away.

On top of all the battlefield fun, don't forget that the 31 Days of Auraximas deal is happening in the Depot right now! Each day in December you'll be able to purchase a special item or get a great deal. For more details, check out that article here.


This event will be available in game throughout the holidays up until January 31st, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT, so santa-suit up, grab your snowman, and head out into the snow!
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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 and their soldiers battle in an all-out planetary war on a scale never before seen, in stunning, breathtaking detail. PlanetSide 2 battles persist and the war never ends, offering constant challenges of individual skill, team grit, and empire-wide coordination. Take up arms and drop into intense infantry, vehicle, and air combat.

Players come together in enormous battles across four massive continents to win control of critical territories, gaining key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and class-based system, players can customize their soldier, weapons, and vehicles to match their playstyle and meet the needs of their squads, outfits, and empires. In the world of PlanetSide 2, every soldier makes a difference.

  • THREE WARRING EMPIRES: Players will choose to align with one of three empires: the militaristic, authoritarian Terran Republic; the rebellious, freedom-fighting New Conglomerate; or the technocratic, alien-influenced Vanu Sovereignty. Each empire has access to empire-specific weapons, attachments, vehicles, abilities, and more.
  • MASSIVE WARFARE: Battles take place not between dozens of soldiers, but between hundreds. They fight on foot. They pile into vehicles. They take to the skies in devastating aircraft. Each battleground holds valuable resources and strategic positions, and the empire that can conquer and hold these territories will be rewarded with the resources and the means to achieve victory.
  • 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 and contestable. Whether in open fields, barren desert, in armed and armored bases, or in the skies, victory will rely on knowing your surroundings.
  • 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 has long-lasting effects that can shift the tide of battle.
  • CLASS-BASED COMBAT: Players can build their soldier to match wants and their allies' needs. Six distinct classes provide a wealth of squad options and combat tactics. Grow your soldier over time as you master each combat role, weapon, and vehicle, laterally unlocking hundreds of weapons, attachments, gear, skills, vehicles, and more.

    Heavy Assault: Rush into the battle 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 out maneuver your foes!

    Combat Medic: Keep your fellow soldiers alive and in fighting shape. You are the beating heart of any squad.

    Infiltrator: Stay silent. Stay invisible. You are death from the shadows, whether with a knife from behind or a single shot from a sniper's nest. You are the enemy's constant fear.

    Engineer: Deploy crucial equipment. Resupply your allies. Fix the thing, then fix it again. You keep the machines running, the tanks firing, and the war effort moving forward.

    MAX: Step into your Mechanized Assault Exo-Suit (MAX). Cannons for hands, armor for flesh, and a disposition to match, you are a walking mass of nigh unstoppable death.

  • OUTFIT TEAMWORK: Join or form your own Outfit, a like-minded group of soldiers who train together day in and day out. Whether a small rapid response team or a massive clan, Outfits are vital to each empire's strategic organization.
  • VEHICLES & WEAPONS: Train and equip your solider how you want, with a huge array of weapons and vehicles which can be extensively customized by preference or purpose, using attachments, upgrades, and add-ons earned in the war.
  • PLAY FOR FREE: PlanetSide 2 is free to play with optional in-game purchases.

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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