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The Alert system, introduced in GU06 , is a 'dynamic, server-controlled event system'. An Alert is announced to the server, giving all players a single objective, and usually resulting in massive battles in the affected area. Upon completion of the Alert, ISO-4 and potentially cosmetics or boosts are awarded to all online players depending on their empires' performance and for how long a player is there for the duration of the Alert. While the Alert is in progress, players within the affected continent receive +30% XP.
- Indar Liberation/Superiority/Enlightenment — capture Indar within the time limit
- Esamir Liberation/Superiority/Enlightenment— capture Esamir within the time limit
- Amerish Liberation/Superiority/Enlightenment — capture Amerish within the time limit
- Hossin Liberation/Superiority/Enlightenment— capture Hossin within the time limit
In these alerts, the objective is to control and lock the continent in question.
These alerts are triggered by a faction when they take control of 41% of the territory of that continent and have refined 25,000 cortium using HIVEs. To win the alert, the triggering faction must have at least 36% territory by the end of the alert.
Each Alert lasts for 45 minutes. All players within the specified continent gain the +30% XP participation bonus. When the Alert ends, players gain ISO-4 and cosmetics depending on how their faction performed and how long the player participated in the alert. The ISO-4 given to a player is relative to their time spent in the alert. Players are only eligible for cosmetic rewards if they participated for half or more of the alert.
If a faction triggers and wins the alert, they gain 300 ISO-4 and a random cosmetic or boost. The two other factions only receive 50 ISO-4.
If a faction triggers and loses the alert, they gain 50 ISO-4. The faction that had the most territory when the Alert ended receives 100 ISO-4, but the continent remains unlocked. The remaining faction also receives 50 ISO-4.
Alert Rewards Edit
These are the cosmetics that can be earned by the winning faction. (Please contribute to this list!).
- Infantry Armor
- Amerish Fieldplate
- Esamir Fieldplate
- Composite Helmet
- Composite Armor
- Infantry Armor Decals
- Classic Bear Claw Decal
- Classic Celtic Decal
- Classic Devil Decal
- Classic Eagle Decal
- Classic Poodle Decal
- Classic Salamander Decal
- Classic Scorpion Decal
- Classic Shield Decal
- Classic Skull Wing Decal
- Classic Snake Decal
- Classic Wings Decal
- Classic Wolf Decal
- Classic Raven Decal
- Vehicle Decals
- Divine Intervention
- MLG Decal
- Nikki Nanite Vehicle Decal
- White Chassis Lights
- Certification Points
Planetside 2 Alert TrackerEdit
A member of the community, Maelstrome26, has developed the Planetside 2 Alert Tracker website ps2alerts.com. There, each alert is tracked with various indicies, including world populations, territory percentages, facility captures and a facility history timeline. The website offers users the ability to filter by server and time as of writing.
Update: The above website now offers real time alert tracking along with real time player score/kills/suicides/etc.
Since the Planetside 2 "Cenus" Metadata API release as of January 24th, various services have been developed for the Alert system. A chrome extension has been made, which notifies users when a new alert has started.