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PC Game Update - 12/1
Date Applied 1 December 2016
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The Planetside 2 PC servers will be coming down at 6am (Pacific) / 14:00 (UTC) for a game update. Estimated downtime is 3 hours.

Performance

Zone Server Performance Fixes

Armor

Darkstar, Havoc, and Sigma armors are now available for purchase on individual classes

Medical Kits and Restoration Kits

Both now have a 0.5sec. cooldown between uses; this change forces the player to re-equip the device if they would like to use more than one in succession.

MedKits have also been adjusted to provide a set amount of health instantly, instead of over a short amount of time. The intention behind this change is a speculative fix for MedKits not restoring health during times of high server stress.

Restoration Kits healing duration has also increased from 9sec. to 12sec.

Elysium Spawn Tube Vulnerability

  • Elysium Spawn Tube small arms (and similar bullet-based projectiles) resistance from 100% to 92%.
  • Elysium Spawn Tube grenade resistance from 100% to 70%.
  • UI camera adjustments for various construction items.

Tech Plants

All Tech Plant upper platforms no longer harbor Anti-Vehicle Turrets.

MAX Changes

Charge

  • Has been removed and certs have been refunded
  • Emergency Repair ability has been added to all MAXes

Emergency Repair

  • Activate to repair 20% of a MAX's health over 12 seconds.
  • Rank 1: Can be activated once every 60 seconds.
  • Rank 2: Can be activated once every 57 seconds.
  • Rank 3: Can be activated once every 54 seconds.
  • Rank 4: Can be activated once every 51 seconds.
  • Rank 5: Can be activated once every 48 seconds.
  • Rank 6: Can be activated once every 45 seconds.

Vehicle Tuning

  • Sunderer's Proximity Repair cert line now repairs friendly Sunderers at a reduced rate.
  • Rank 1: Repair from 25 to 12.5 per second on friendly Sunderers.
  • Rank 2: Repair from 75 to 37.5 per second on friendly Sunderers.
  • Rank 3: Repair from 100 to 50 per second on friendly Sunderers.
  • Rank 4: Repair from 125 to 62.5 per second on friendly Sunderers.
  • Rank 5: Repair from 150 to 75 per second on friendly Sunderers.

Weapon Tuning

  • AF-18 Stalker, SOAS-20
    • Projectile velocity from 500 to 550
  • Artemis VX26
    • Projectile velocity from 500 to 530
  • NSX Tomoe
    • Magazine size from 16 to 22
    • Ammo capacity from 304 to 286
    • Long reload from 2.1sec. to 2.9sec.

All Carbines

Hipfire minimum cone of fire while airborne now uses the same minimum hipfire cone of fire as a player who is walking.

For the Serpent VE92, VX6-7, LC2 Lynx, LC3 Jaguar, GD-7F, and AF-4A Bandit, these values are slightly larger.

Additional hipfire bloom adjustments

Bug Fixes

  • MAX units will no longer be able to access light air terminals.
  • Light Air Terminals will now properly show interaction prompt.
  • Fixed DMR-99 4x optic showing also iron sights when equipped.
  • Fixed a typo in the Quick-Recharge Fuel Tanks.
  • Rumble seats should once again allow players to fire from them.