It's been a while since I’ve written an official Producer’s letter, but I wanted to take a moment to address current events and our plans for the PC version of PlanetSide 2. I usually prefer to communicate with the community via less formal methods, like Twitter and Reddit. But given the recent events tied to our Halloween 2018 update, I want to address a few things about what went wrong and how we plan on making right. In addition to that, I would also like to share a little bit about the direction PlanetSide 2 is headed as we approach our 6th anniversary. For now, we’ll leave the topic of the PS4 version of the game and issues we have been battling on that front for another day, but know that they are on our radar.
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Have you been feeling like someone, or something, is watching you? Not sure if that chill is from the cold or something else? You might want to stay away from the shadows, because from Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 through 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018, Nanite of the Living Dead V: Seeds of Terror will rise!
The spookiest season of the year will scatter pumpkins across the fields of Auraxis, and you'll be able to purchase special tricks and treats in the Marketplace.
Plus, you'll be able to take on a brand new set of directives to earn brand new rewards. Each tier will grant you a number of pumpkin seeds, as well as other terrifying treats like the Ectoblaster, a sidearm that you can use throughout Nanite of the Living Dead to splat…
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A Revelation. February 2nd, 2845.
As Henry Briggs walked through the main entrance of the Vanu Advanced Materials Laboratory, the receptionist smiled and gave his customary greeting.
“Good morning, Dr. Jessop.”
Henry smiled in return as he walked across the room and into the lift. “That remains to be seen, Edward. But here’s to hoping.”
As far as the employees from the Advanced Materials Lab knew, Henry, now well over 200 years old, was Dr. Anthony Jessop – a scientist with an uncanny knack for understanding the alien Vanu technology that the Lab had become so famous for working with. He’d been with them for the last decade, and was a well regarded and influential member of the AMat Lab.
Henry made his way to his office quickly and quietly, set…
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An audio recording left on board the Grand Venture. Time-stamped February 11th, 2738.
98.3 years. It’s been a long wait since humanity’s fateful trip through the wormhole. Now, 34 hours beyond the moment the wormhole leading back to Earth should have opened again, we still sit, collectively staring into empty space where the anomaly should have occurred. Nothing has happened. There is no way home.
After the trials Auraxis has subjected us to, the promise of returning to Earth was a dream held by many, though I suppose by now I’m the only one left that remembers what Earth was really like. It’s sad to think about really – all they have left of Earth are the holovids and a debased shadow of the TR. These are empty reminders.
The situation is tra…
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Yesterday, the PlanetSide 2 team announced the game's next continent: Oshur.
Oshur will consist of multiple islands that will harbor a wide variety of biomes including crystalline forests, tropical jungles, desolate sands, and even underground cave systems.
This wide range of terrain will include less bases than a typical continent, and will function to encourage a more logistical style of play. The unique islands will best be traversed by aircraft, which will put an emphasis on the importance of air combat. Construction will help you take control of the varied land, and will also be an instrumental part of winning battles for your faction.
Each faction will deploy their forces to the islands using Bastion Fleet Carriers - warpgate technology …
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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 j…
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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.
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 …
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On May 20, 2003, the original PlanetSide launched, and the war-torn world of Auraxis came to be. For the last 15 years that world has changed and grown alongside its players, shaping PlanetSide 2 into what it is today. In celebration of an incredible 15 years, we have a full week of special activities for you to take part in, which will run from Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 12:01 AM PT until Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT!
Get geared up and hit the battlefields - from Friday, May 18th until Friday, May 25th ALL players will receive double experience when fighting for Auraxis!
And don't forget! This month's members double XP weekend will run from May 25th to May 27th, which means on Friday, May 25th members will receive QUADRUPLE EXPERIENCE!
- Important N…
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PlanetSide 2 is celebrating 15 full years since the start of Auraxis, and for those that want to get decked out to celebrate, we're bringing some new bundles into the Depot on May 18th, 2018!
The Bending Bundle will be available for the duration of the event, and contains a selection of revamped "retro" items. Plus, each day from May 18th to May 25th a different PlanetSide 1 continent-themed bundle will be available for just 24 hours! These bundles contain an assortment of items including camos, vehicle cosmetics, weapons and more at greatly reduced prices.
Bending Bundle (May 18th to May 25th) - 1999 DBC
- Solid Gray Camo
- Solid Yellow Camo
- Solid Cyan Camo
- PS1-AV Suppressor
- PlanetSide Veteran Armor Decal
- PlanetSide Veteran Vehicle Decal
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Each faction on Auraxis has its most elite soldiers, battle-hardened veterans who rise above the rest. If you've proven that you have what it takes to serve among the very best, then you're invited to join their ranks.
Once you've reached at least Battle Rank 100, you can opt into the Advanced Specialization Program.
The A.S.P. allows soldiers to unlock benefits specific to their playstyle and enter a new tier of progression.
Upon entering the A.S.P. the following will happen:
- Your Battle Rank will be reset to 1, and characters can earn up to Battle Rank 100. At this time, you can only reset your Battle Rank once.
- Soldiers will retain all of their previous certifications and unlocks.
- New A.S.P. soldiers will gain a a special title and rank icon.…
It's time to celebrate the luck of the
AmerishIrish with a load of suprises we've got lined up for St. Patrick's Day! Been following rainbows looking for your own pot of gold? We might be able to help you get some of that wealth you've been searching for. From March 14th through March 18th, ALL players will earn Double XP!
You can also pick up a number of lucky new items in the Depot, which are only available for a limited time (and guaranteed to make other players green with envy):
- Shamrock Decal
- Leprechaun Decal
- ANT Lucky Tire Trails (New!)
- Sunderer Lucky Tire Trails (New!)
- NS "Jackpot" Decimator (New!)
- St. Patrick's Day Bundle (New, and includes all of the items listed above!)
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Playing on PS4? You'll be able to pick up your own St. Patrick's Day Bund…
Even when the entire world is at war, there's still a little room for love. This Valentine's Day, you'll be lovestruck by all of the surprises we have lined up to celebrate the most romantic time of the year!
Two is better than one, so we're doubling up - from February 14th through February 18th ALL players will earn Double XP on the battlefield!
Plus, you can treat yourself with some of our lovely new items, which are only available for a limited time:
Complete your Hearts Camo collection! Also includes the new Hossin Hearts Camo, and a special black and gold Gilded Hearts Weapon Camo only available in this bundle.
- Red Hearts Weapon Camo
- Tarnished Hearts Camo
- Loyal Hearts Camo
- Indar Hearts Camo
- Amerish Hearts Camo
- Esamir Hearts Camo
- Broken Hearts Cam…
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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 lookin…Read more >
The chill in the air and the snow on the battlefield can only mean one thing - Auraximas is back! In celebration of the holiday, we're bringing 31 days of special Auraximas deals to the Depot.
Every day in December, a different special item will be made available for purchase! Monday through Friday, you'll find a cosmetic item, weapon, or bundle available. These items will only be available for ONE DAY, so grab them while you can!
On the weekends, you'll have chances to snag the coveted MKV-P Suppressed and previous year's Anniversary Bundles! When available, these items will remain in the store for two days (Saturday and Sunday), but you'll still want to make sure you grab them before they're gone!
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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.
In honor of this momentous occasion, we have a slew of special activities for you to take part in!
Get equipped, get moving and hit the battlefields - from Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 12:01 AM PT until Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 11:59 PM PT ALL players will receive double experience when fighting for their faction!
Show your allegiance for PlanetSide 2! Starting November 20th, 2017, redeem the promo code 5YearsPS2 and you'll r…
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That ominous chill you've been feeling in the air can only mean one thing - from Thursday, October 19th, 2017 through Friday, November 10th, 2017, Nanite of the Living Dead will rise again!
As the annual tradition goes, the season will bring pumpkins to Auraxis, and you'll be able to purchase some special tricks and treats in the Marketplace...
But this year, you'll also be able to take on a brand new set of directives and earn a brand new set of rewards! Complete them all, and you'll be granted the Phylactery Implant, which will allow you to resurrect yourself on the battlefield.Read more >
With the Critical Mass update comes a major revision of the way continents are fought over and conquered. When one faction has refined enough cortium and taken control of enough territory, that faction triggers an alert which signifies the impending domination of a continent. If the triggering faction wins the alert, they will conquer the continent and call in an armada of Bastion Fleet Carriers to rain destruction upon their enemies.
One of the driving motivators of revitalizing the continent locking system is to encourage more strategy and competitive spirit in PlanetSide 2. Prior to this update, locking a continent was not only confusing for many players, but also happened abruptly, and often times without direct influence from the playe…
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In an effort to foster more impactful fights over continents, and create a stronger sense of accomplishment when conquering one, the Critical Mass update later this month brings with it some major revisions to how continent locking works. Most of the inbound changes center around the Victory Point system, which has been revisited to create more straightforward and achievable goals while emphasizing the strategic importance of territory control.
Previously, the VP system acted as a sort of checklist where factions would complete various objectives which then rewarded points to that faction. Earning these points was somewhat removed from the moment to moment experience, and would often reward factions for what they’ve done in the past, instea…Read more >
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.
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.
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” vari…
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PlanetSide 2's most recent update made a number of changes to continent bonuses, new Bio Lab, released new implants and a brand new weapon!
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.
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 inf…
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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 me…
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As we move through the new year, we wanted to share our vision of the combined arms experience in PlanetSide 2, and outline some of the elements we'll be focusing on to get there. This post covers the broad strokes, and will (hopefully!) help create a clear dialog surrounding the combined arms experience.
In PlanetSide 2, we view combined arms as the way in which vehicles, infantry, and territory interact with one another. Ideally, that relationship should be a fun and engaging experience for all parties. Whether you're in a vehicle or on foot, we want you to enjoy fighting one another. We also want you to feel integrated into the territory, as well as the Meta components of the game.
In order to achieve that vision, we'll be refining the ga…
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The implant system has been completely revamped from the ground up and we’ve tried to remove frustrations associated with the old system, while creating a new experience that feels rewarding to pursue and participate in. A few of the important changes:
- Old implants are being removed
- New Implants are being introduced
- How you recycle/upgrade implants has changed
- Energy is no longer required to use them
- There is now an additional implant slot so two may run at the same time
Implants no longer require Energy to function. Any existing Chargers you have will be converted into ISO-4.
Your old implants will no longer be usable and can be converted into ISO-4 to utilize in the new Implant system.
There is now a second Implant slot available and you may mix…
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This time of year, the snow on Esamir brings even more challenge to the battlefield with the return of the enemy Snowmen! Of course, these balls of ice aren’t just there for decoration; they grant XP when you kill them.
On the less snowy continents, you may find Stonemen rather than Snowmen, an equally challenging – and rewarding – festive foe! On all continents, beware the GOLDEN Snowmen! (Though, while you should be aware, don’t be afraid to take them on – there’s XP and a prized piece of loot in it for you if you do!).
In addition to these new foes, you can get your squad in the holiday spirit by picking up special hats and weapons in the Depot. Holiday hats come in ES and NS versions, and weapons include the Icikill Knife and the Snowbal…
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Well, Auraxians. You’ve been fighting a brave fight for four years now. We’re impressed by your dedication to your empire, your fortitude on the battle field, and your willingness to always answer the call of duty.
To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Fourth Anniversary Bundles have arrived in the Depot and we've turned on double experience between now and November 27th!
The bundles cost 3,999 Daybreak Cash (PC) or 3,999 Battle Cash (PS4). The bundles include:
- Four Weapons (a sniper, SMG, assault rifle, and archer) per Empire
- Fourth Anniversary Camo for each Empire
- Fourth Anniversary Armor Decal for each Empire
- Fourth Anniversary Vehicle Decal for each Empire
- 6-Month Heroic Boost
- The 6-Month Heroic Boost in this bundle can only be used on the character …
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Soldiers of Auraxis – are you ready to turn the tides of war? We’ve added a handful of brand new Construction items to help you shape the battlefield to your advantage:
- Ammo Dispenser: When powered by a nearby silo, it will resupply the ammunition of ground vehicles in its vicinity.
- Alarm Module: Alerts the owner and their squad when an enemy is detected or a construct is attacked within 100 meters of the alarm module.
- Light Vehicle Terminal: The Light Vehicle Terminal can be used to spawn small and medium sized ground vehicles at the cost of both Cortium and Nanites.
- Light Air Terminal: The Light Air Terminal can be used to spawn light aircraft such as ESFs and Valkyries at the cost of both Cortium and Nanites.
- Elysium Spawn Tube: When powered…
Auraxians – get ready to blast into battle with three new Infantry Armor sets! With options for each empire, there’s never been a better time to show your true colors.
You can pick up each empire’s bundle in the Depot on PC for 3,999 . Plus, if you want to complete your deadly look, be sure to pick up the Faven helmet bundles as well!
Which set are you most excited to show off, soldier? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!
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Soldier, it’s time your weapon and helmet had an upgrade. Luckily, we’ve put together some new bundles in the Depot to help get you a new look at a good price.
The Ravenous Bundle includes special skinned versions of the NS R3 Swarm, the NS-61 Emissary, and NS-44L Blackhand. It is available in the Depot on PC for 2,999 .
This bundle is a limited time offer, so if you’re sitting around thinking “well, maybe…,” you might just miss your shot. It doesn’t work on the battlefield, and it doesn’t work in the Depot either.
Whether you’re part of the New Conglomerate, the Terran Republic, or the Vanu Sovereignty, there is a bundle of Faven Helmets for you! Each bundle contains seven Faven-made helmets. Here are the three bundles:
Darkstar Acolyte Helmet, D…
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Soldiers – it’s time to ready, aim, fire at some gourds! From Friday, October 14, 2016 through Monday, November 7, 2016, destroy the Space Pumpkins scattered across Auraxis and pick up their seeds (SPS). Bringing these seeds to a designated SPS drop-off zone will earn you one of these rewards:
- Azure Inferno Skull (NC only)
- Crimson Inferno Skull (TR only)
- Violet Inferno Skull (VS only)
- Skull Noir (NS)
- Inferno Skull (NS)
- Spectrum Skull (NS)
- Frankenstein Facepaint (NS)
- Jester Facepaint (NS)
- Skull Facepaint (NS)
- Augmented Brain Chassis (NS)
While you can wear these masks all year round, the XP bonuses they may provide are only available during this limited time event!
But wait, there’s more:
- The NS CandyCannon 3000, The Slasher, and seasonal horns are availab…
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- September 9-11
- September 16-18
- September 23-25
The battlefields of Auraxis are changing!
Cortium, a powerful new mineral, has recently been unearthed. This limited resource allows for the near-instantaneous deployment of player-built fortifications. The discovery of Cortium has prompted the deployment of Advanced Nanite Transports (ANTs), which harvest the mineral and convert it into material that can be used in the field.
A new “weapon” has also arrived on the battlefield thanks to the rise of Cortium. Hardline Interference Volume Emitters (HIVEs) generate Victory Points over time, as long as they are fueled by nearby Cortium silos and have an active power core within. Destroying an enemy HIVE will not only halt their ability to generate Victory Points, but also steal the power core wit…Read more >
are the vanues geneticaly enginered
is the scythe a giant purple magnet
do the terrans have a facinationing with goggles
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This wikia has a blogging option, that't interesting.
I'll just make this short and sweet, I want to talk about gaming and behavior. I realize this is a message that most will ignore, but I want to speak up about it anyway. All too often I see so much hate on the internet. The protection and anonymity of a screen and a keyboard is more powerful than I think most of us realize. Without the human connection of a face, a name, or a voice we make assumptions and draw faulty chains of logic that lead to equally faulty conclusions about the people we interact with. As a result it becomes very easy to verbally abuse and mistreat people in a way that may be contrary to your nature.
It is sad to see people thriving off of this kind of behavior, ruthl…Read more >
In the middle of a war, the last thing you need is another enemy. But, this holiday season, that’s exactly what’s upon you. Of course, these enemies are a bit…icier…than ones you may have encountered before. On Essamir, there are Snowmen on the battlefield that grant XP when you kill them! On the less snowy continents, you may find Stonemen waiting to take you on, and on all continents, beware the GOLDEN Snowmen! (Though, while you should be aware, don’t be afraid to take them on – there’s XP and a prized piece of loot in it for you if you do!).
In addition to these new foes, you can get your squad in the holiday spirit by picking up holiday hats and weapons in the Depot. Holiday hats come in ES and NS versions, and weapons include the Icik…Read more >
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A long time ago there was a soldier named PewdsApple.He fought on Koltyr until he made it to Battle Rank 15.He hated the Terran Rebublic and the Vanu Soverinty.He called the Terrans "Red Heads" and the Vanu "Grapes".He was always a noob with his bad internet and terrible aim but he never had help however.So he made a squad called the New Conglamerate Kill Squad so he can help noobs across Auraxis but only on Esamir,Indar,and Amerish.To this day he only has one gun he bought himself.He will always help the noobs although he is one as well.THE ENDRead more >
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As we all know (due to the stellar teachings of our patent-pending POD educational system, used in schools all across the Auraxis colonies!), the Space Pumpkin is an amazing fruit, genetically modified by talented grad students at the accredited* Nanotech University Online. This wonderfruit has literally dozens of proven medical and scientific uses that are beneficial for most humans. Unfortunately due to a recent class-action lawsuit, we are currently unable to discuss these uses, but boy oh boy are they great!
“That sure sounds super interesting, but what does it have to do with me?” you may find yourself asking.
Good question, talented and intelligent soldier! Due to a recent “mix-up”, some of our latest samples were shipped down to the s…Read more >
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Check out this Corvus VA55 assault rifle review on details of its statistics, how to use it and what the best attachements are for this weapon.
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my problem is that when open Planetside 2 continues to write 'game is starting, please wait .. " 1.files: launchpan and avessonium_process are compatible with xp pack 3 2.all open as administrator 3.my assists, has 3GB of RAM and 32-bit thi 4.I'm remove LaunchPad.Cache file and none of it if someone knows the answer please message and at the end of August itself off after some timeRead more >
Well, it’s hard to believe, but the launch of PlanetSide 2 on the Playstation 4 is finally upon us! Since we’re going to have a fairly diverse mix of existing beta players, as well as new players, I wanted to post some details on what to expect on launch day and the coming days/weeks.
First, we expect to open the European servers at approximately 4pm (GMT) and the North American servers 1pm (Pacific) on 6/23/15. It is likely that the game will appear in the PSN Store before the servers are unlocked. If this occurs, remain calm, because the game servers will be unavailable. That said, we’re trying to time the server accessibility as closely as possible with the PSN Store update. Existing beta players, you will just need to patch…Read more >
Doing some major revisions to my Planetside 2 wikia tutorials, hints/tips, and Classes Loadouts. Please bear with me as I make these changes during my free/spare time, and I hope you find them helpful!Read more >
Hello there, Auraxians! For those of you who don't know me, I am GunGood (the name is stupid, I know). I've been playing PlanetSide 2 since January 2014 and I've enjoyed the game a lot. I'm also a contributor to the PlanetSide 2 Wiki. So, I've been thinking about the story aspect to PlanetSide 2 (which there is none), so I've come up with my own solution and would like to share it with the PlanetSide 2 community! I have created a PlanetSide 2 Character Wiki that is similar to the official PlanetSide 2 Wiki. The PlanetSide 2 Character Wiki is based closely off of the CWA Character Wiki (for those who used to play Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures back in the day and know what I'm talking about). The PS2 Character Wiki is a place where player…Read more >
Come on guys I know most of you people have characters that you want to show off, well now you can join the PlanetSide 2 Character Wiki now!
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User's please present your favrite loadout for us to admire.Read more >
Hello The CADETS are going to need infintray on NC on Connery if You can join post a message on my wall. if you hav a skype could you email it to me once it is on the message wall i will message you my emailRead more >
Imperials is a new outfit coming to Planetside 2. The outfit itself it small, we are going to be mainly infantry but we are also wanting to get some people who can operate ground vechiles and some pilots. So if needed we can work in cooperation or as a whole outfit on a area. We will also be trying out spec ops tactics such as quick response and hit and fade.
The outfit is led by Daken---
We are a PS4 clan
We are from the UK