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In PlanetSide 2, which empire the player decides on means a lot more than just what color armor they wear. Each of these three iconic empires has access to unique weapons, attachments, vehicles, abilities, and more. In choosing an Empire, the player is really choosing a play-style that will mold their character throughout their lifetime.

Empires TR Empires NC Empires VS
Terran Republic New Conglomerate Vanu Sovereignty


Auraxis, an enigmatic world with a deep sense of place and a rich and storied history, and part of that story is the meaning given to who the people fighting on it are, how they got there, their motivations and what their conflict signifies.

With PlanetSide 2, SOE also reset the PlanetSide lore. Rather than a sequel, PlanetSide 2 (PS2) is a re-envisioning, or more accurately a re-imagining, of the original PlanetSide. This was ultimately done to bring more depth and focus on to the story of what Auraxis is, how humanity discovered it, how they were stranded there, and ultimately how all hell broke loose and the epic unending battle for supremacy began. Those familiar with PlanetSide will recognize all the players, but the board they’re on and how they move will be a lot different...

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  • Choosing a side.

    • I am torn between the factions of Planetside 2. I've worked for the Vanu sovereignty for my entire lifetime in Auraxis, yet now I h...
  • Empires

    6 messages
    • You have 3 character slots, which is enough to make character for each faction.  Unfortunately, you can't change empires.
    • Feel ur pain bro

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