Aysom Aysom 6 days ago
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The Dervish Heavy Fighter

One of two vehicles being released with the NSOverhaul update is the Dervish Heavy Fighter, an air vehicle available to the Nanite Systems Operatives faction.


Unlike its Empire Specific Fighter (ESF) counterparts, the Dervish is a two-seat vehicle that sacrifices agility for durability. The pilot operates nose-mounted forward guns, while a secondary top-gunner can deal with threats ahead, behind, and above. The Dervish is meant as an air superiority fighter, and has limited ground support capabilities.


Both the nose-mounted and top-mounted hardpoints will have three weapon options available during the initial rollout.

The standard DV-22 Raycaster nosegun uses photonically propelled tungsten slugs that remain effective even over long range. Th…



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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 17 days ago
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NSOverhaul Progress

We're getting closer and closer to one of our largest updates this year, one that drew a lot of community excitement during the announcement back in November. Today we'll take a moment to talk about what's on the way for the Nanite Systems Operative faction.

Quick stats for what's gone into the revisited NSO faction so far.

  • 2 New Vehicles
  • 4 New Weapon HUD Overlays
  • 4+ New Vehicle Weapon Reticles
  • 6+ UI Screen Updates
  • 11 New Directive Trees
  • 15 New Vehicle Weapons
  • 35 New Infantry Weapons
  • 40+ New Particle Effects
  • 130+ New Sound Effects

Suffice to say, the team has been hard at work.


In this article we won't be going into too many specifics about the actual equipment (as you'll see articles dedicated to the new vehicles/weapons in the future,) but I did wan…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 20 May
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Eighteen Years of PlanetSide

Since the launch of the original PlanetSide on May 20, 2003, the battlefields of Auraxis have evolved and expanded. Today we recognize an eighteen year legacy by inviting pieces of the past into the present.

From May 20 - May 23, we'll be running a Double Experience event for ALL PLAYERS; and the Sanctuary black market dealer, FL-34, has found an old data terminal that reminds of us days past.


The new NS Scorpion rocket launcher has also made its way onto the battlefield. This launcher takes advantage of air-burst detonations to rain explosive bomblets onto foes below.



From May 20 - May 31, the Depot will be full of items new and old.



This gold-trimmed NS-66 Punisher also comes with gold optics and attachments, and contributes to Exceptional IV di…






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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 28 April
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Chapter 3 is live!

Auraxis celebrates the construction of the first major facility built terrestrially since the war began, a representation of each faction's combined efforts to quell the instability on Esamir.


With the last chapter of our campaign, the roaming energy storm on Esamir has dissipated, now controlled by the new "Containment Sites" that have been constructed. These massive underground facilities bring with them new challenges and gameplay never before seen in PlanetSide 2.


For the PC, this last chapter of The Shattered Warpgate campaign will start May 05, and run through June 30.


While the Campaign will eventually end, Esamir is forever changed, and the Containment Sites are here to stay... or at least until another catastrophe.



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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 19 April
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Uncontained Enthusiasm (and update progress)

Hey there, folks.

Last weekend we released the Containment Sites, Chapter 03, and additional Esamir changes to the public test server. The reception has been overwhelmingly positive, with more excitement around a new feature than I've seen in quite some time. More than 2000 players showed up to the public test server over the weekend to prove out the new facility, and boy did we stress test it. Through the weekend playtests, we've noticed a number of issues with the general flow of the new facility that we'd like to address.

To get the update wrapped and ready for Live, we'll be pushing back the Chapter 03 start date and continuing work on the facility. We're currently targeting the update release in the last week of April, and the actual star…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 6 April
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COORDINATED ADVANCED INFANTRY?

Recent developments in the field of Long-term Operational Lethality have yielded astonishing new combat techniques per a peer reviewed study submitted by Professor N. Likethis, a Nanite Systems employee of 89 years. Professor Likethis goes on to describe an amplification of boots-on-the-ground combat potential and awareness using existing tools available to most Empires. His theory posits that Mechanized Exoskeletons, or MAX units, would be capable of supporting the presence of an additional soldier within extremely close proximity, with few mechanical impairments.

Attaching a soldier to the exoskeleton by way of lightweight harness, and equipping them with standard weaponry is expected to increase the damage output of a single MAX unit by …

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 6 April
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Progress with Chapter 03

Hey there.

We're still in the process of getting the Containment Site, and some of the other Chapter 03 features ready to share with all of you. The original target date was the 17th for a push to PTS, but we're deciding to lengthen the timeline to ensure we hit the quality bar we're aiming at for this update. This includes getting some community eyes on the facility with a smaller group of testers before it's released to the public test server for all players. This way we give ourselves enough time to make worthwhile changes based on your feedback during its continued development.

The drawback of lengthening this timeline is that we'll also need to push Chapter 03 out until later in April. The can has gotten kicked down the road a few times a…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 11 February
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OUTFIT WARS RETURNS!



For those who are new to the fray, Outfit Wars is a competitive tournament cycle, first introduced in last year’s Escalation PC update, for aspiring Outfits to prove their valor, earn rewards, and compete for the title of Auraxis’ best.  Any PlanetSide 2 PC Outfit with a full platoon (48) of members and enough resources can opt-in to participate in their server region, before competing in a series of epic 48v48v48-player matches in Desolation, a new Asteroid continent built for competitive play.


In this NEW update, ALL participating Outfits will compete on Desolation throughout Qualifiers, with the top Outfits from each faction advancing to the playoffs.  This is intended to be more participatory, less disruptive to the main game, and ulti…



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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 16 January
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A Message from Andy Sites

Hello Auraxians,

It’s with a heavy heart that I share with you today that I will be leaving Rogue Planet Games.

I’ve worked on some pretty amazing games over the past 20+ years, but can honestly say that PlanetSide 2 stands out as the one that I’m most proud of. The past year has been especially gratifying as we saw the excitement and anticipation for the future of the PlanetSide franchise return; through the effort of an amazing team of developers here at RPG, as well as a community that never gave up hope.

Over the past 8 years, I’ve established friendships and maintained regular communications with more members of the PS2 community than I can even begin to count. Many of whom have gone out of their way to help further promote and support the…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 2 December 2020
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Producer’s Letter: Daybreak Acquisition and Rogue Planet Games

Hey everyone,

By now, some of you may have heard the news that broke this morning regarding our parent company, Daybreak Games, entering into an acquisition agreement with Enad Global 7 (EG7).

From a business perspective, we’re incredibly excited about the long-term opportunities this announcement presents for us as a studio, and for the PlanetSide universe as a whole. Rogue Planet Games is and will continue to be the vision holder of PlanetSide 2 and the overall franchise – nothing about today’s announcement changes that. It just makes us that much more excited for 2021 and beyond (you can check out our recent 8th Anniversary livestream for a quick peek at what we’ve got planned for next year!).

I’m sure we’ll have plenty more to share as we h…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 21 November 2020
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8th Anniversary Bundles Have Arrived!


It's the 8th Anniversary of PlanetSide 2, and brand new bundles are hitting the Depot!

This year's Anniversary Bundles come available in three epic tiers: Cadet's Bundle (1999 DBC), Explorer's Bundle (3999 DBC), and Starseeker's Bundle (7999 DBC). Each bundle contains an assortment of items, including new weapons, armors, camo, banners, faction decals, implants, and more. Pick up the Explorer's or Starseeker's Bundle, and you'll also receive a Heroic Boost!

All three new Bundles will be available in the Depot as soon as game servers come back up with the 8th Anniversary update. Read on for all the intel on each Anniversary Bundle!



  • Hyperspace Decal
  • Loyalty Banner
  • Flight Suit Camo
  • NS Firebug (Power Knife)

  • Hyperspace Decal
  • Loyalty Banner
  • Flight Suit Camo…





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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 21 November 2020
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PlanetSide 2 Celebrates Eight Great Years!

All PC Live servers will come down on Friday, November 20 at 6:00 AM PST (3:00 PM CET) to bring you the 8th Anniversary Game Update. Downtime is expected to last up to 3 hours.

Happy Anniversary, Soldiers! This Friday marks eight years to the day since PlanetSide 2 first launched, and we couldn't be more grateful for your continued support as we celebrate another milestone. It's been an incredible year for our team: the inception of Rogue Planet Games, the Escalation update, Outfit Wars, the Colossus Update, and the recent launch of The Shattered Warpgate update are just a few of our 2020 highlights, none of which would've been possible without your loyalty and dedication.

We've got a lot to share as we look to the future - and we hope you'll j…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 10 October 2020
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Development Letter - The Aftermath

With the release of The Shattered Warpgate update, we made some ambitious changes to the game that add more structured elements to the sandbox experience we all know and love, while revamping the continent of Esamir. In this post I wanted to point out some observations surrounding the new additions, and the lessons we’ll be taking to heart moving forward.

Back when this all started, the original intent of this update was not a complete overhaul of Esamir, if you can believe it. We were initially focused on fixing Esamir’s imbalanced lattice and using the Warpgate’s detonation as a catalyst for storytelling. Buuuuuut, the more we did, the more we wanted to do, and Esamir ended up better for it overall.


Between the objectives created through M…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 1 October 2020
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Your Launch Day Guide to The Shattered Warpgate!

A strange, alien energy of mysterious origin lurks beneath the surface of Esamir - foreboding, unpredictable, and potentially catastrophic. Welcome to The Shattered Warpgate, soldier!

This massive game update has been (many) months in development, pre-dating even Escalation in some of its feature planning. Not only does The Shattered Warpgate introduce a ton of exciting new features and changes, it strives to weave the lore and story of PlanetSide into a major content update in ways we've never done before. This is arguably our most ambitious update since Construction released over 4 years ago, reflecting our team's commitment to bringing you major biannual releases that permanently evolve and expand the world of Auraxis. After weeks of commu…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 29 August 2020
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The Shattered Warpgate Unveiled

Get ready for the catastrophe ahead, soldier - The Shattered Warpgate is scheduled to hit the Public Test Server (PTS) next week!

If you missed today's record-breaking Dev Livestream reveal of this massive update (the most-watched Livestream in PlanetSide 2 history!), we've recapped all the highlights below. We're thrilled to finally be showing off all the work that went into this - one of our foundational promises as a studio was to deliver big, impactful updates like Escalation or The Shattered Warpgate roughly every 6 months, and we can't wait for all of you to get your hands on it!

The Shattered Warpgate will release first on PTS (the Public Test Server), and will only hit PC Live servers once we've had enough time to playtest and iterate off …

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 28 August 2020
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The Shattered Warpgate is Coming Soon to PlanetSide 2!

The Rogue Planet team is excited to announce today that the The Shattered Warpgate is coming soon to PlanetSide 2!

This massive game update permanently evolves the war-torn battlescapes of PlanetSide 2 through new open-world storytelling experiences called Campaigns, each designed to deliver multi-staged environmental and gameplay changes as players participate in new missions and experience the story unfold. The Dev team will reveal everything incoming with this update LIVE on-stream tomorrow, Friday, August 28, at 11am PDT at twitch.tv/planetside2.


In the first campaign, players will return to the frigid tundras of Esamir to explore and battle across the newly devastation-wrought land. Players will be forced to adapt to this harsh new landscape …

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 20 May 2020
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PlanetSide Celebrates 17 Years on Auraxis!

Hello Auraxians,

What a start to 2020! Over the last few months, we launched the Escalation update, the Tactical Loadout update, ran our first two Outfit Wars cycles, broke our own World Record, and announced the Colossus Update - just to name a few. The community response has FAR exceeded our expectations, and we couldn't be more grateful for your loyalty and continued support.

Today is a special birthday - the 17th anniversary since the war-torn world of Auraxis came to be, but also our first as a team under the Rogue Planet banner. We're celebrating in style (with Double XP through the holiday weekend!) but that's just the start of what we have planned. Development on the next few updates continues on schedule, and we can't wait to show o…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 13 March 2020
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Escalation Launch Guide


A new day beckons across the battlefields of Auraxis, soldiers: the Escalation game update has arrived on PC!

PlanetSide 2 owes its revolutionary massive scale FPS gameplay to the dedicated player communities who populate every corner of Auraxis with living, breathing soldiers committed to the fight, and this massive update – our biggest since launch – doubles down on the core PS2 experience by providing more strategic tools and community content than ever before. The introduction of the mighty Bastion Fleet Carrier, deployable War Assets, Outfit Resources and Loyalty system, Sanctuary Social Hub, and all-new Outfit Wars endgame tournament (on an all-new continent!) combine to amplify the deepest, most varied, most epic gameplay any FPS has t…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 13 March 2020
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Escalation Update: War Assets


The Escalation PC game update launches today (check out our Escalation Launch Guide!), and with it comes a significant expansion of our Outfit system, including the ability for Outfits to accrue new resource types and craft powerful War Assets to aid them in battle!

War Assets offer Outfits of every size and competitive level new tactical options and variety as they work together to accomplish strategic objectives in service of their Empire. War Assets can crafted from the new Outfit Armory tab using new resource types your Outfit can accrue through territory capture and control within the main game:


Outfit leaders will have the ability to grant privileges to other Outfit members to craft and/or deploy Assets in battle. Each Asset also contr…



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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 13 March 2020
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Escalation Update: Outfit Wars


One of our major goals with the Escalation game update was to provide dedicated Outfits meaningful endgame content. Outfit Wars not only introduces the first official competitive circuit for Outfits, it also takes players off-planet for the first time in PlanetSide 2 history.

Outfit Wars is a new monthly tournament cycle for aspiring Outfits to prove their valor and compete for the title of Auraxis's best. Outfits can opt-in now, before Qualification begins early next month, and culminates with the 3 top Outfits per Empire per server region (9 total Outfits per server) battling it out in 3 epic 48v48v48 skirmishes on Desolation, an all-new Asteroid continent built for competitive play. To the victor go the spoils, recognition, and glory etern…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 13 March 2020
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Resurgence Bundles are now available in the Depot!


The Escalation Game Update is here, and there's never been a better time to update your arsenal with 3 new bundles hitting the Depot today!

The new Resurgence Bundles are now available in three epic tiers: Soldier, Captain, and Warlord. Read on for a full breakdown of each bundle!



  • Merit Boost - 7 Day
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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 11 March 2020
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Producer’s Letter: Escalation Arrives on March 11

Hello everyone,

Let me start by saying THANK YOU for your patience and support over the past 4 weeks as we’ve been preparing the Escalation update for launch!

As you know, this will be one of the biggest PlanetSide 2 updates we’ve done since launch back in 2012. Not only do we feel an obligation to live up to the immense level of hype surrounding Escalation, but as the newly formed Rogue Planet Games studio, we want to set the tone in terms of quality for all future updates. Which is why we have been MUCH more aggressive playtesting this update on the Public Test Server (PTS) than you may have been accustomed to in the past.

That being said, with any update for a game of this scale, it’s practically impossible to catch every bug, or perfectly tun…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 15 February 2020
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Escalation Launch Update

Hey everyone,

I wanted to provide a brief status report on the Escalation game update.

After reviewing the build that was just published to the Public Test server this afternoon, we have decided to push the live release back by one week to Wednesday, February 26th. We’re close, but as I mentioned during the dev livestream last week, we would hold the release if it’s not ready for primetime.

Based on your reaction over the past week, you’re excited and have very high expectations. I can tell you that the Rogue Planet team shares the same level of excitement and wants to not only meet your expectations, but use the Escalation update to raise the bar going forward. We wouldn’t expect anyone to give us a pass for publishing an update early, if the q…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 7 February 2020
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Escalation is coming soon to PlanetSide 2!

Mobilize your Outfit and gear up for deployment, soldiers, Escalation is inbound and the war for Auraxis will be forever changed!

Camaraderie, teamplay, and scale are the bedrock principles PlanetSide 2 is built upon, and the new Escalation game update aims to reinforce all three of them. This massive game update introduces new content for players of all levels, creates a deeper experience for our most dedicated player communities, and adds strategic depth and communal goals to PlanetSide 2 gameplay.

Escalation is scheduled to launch on PC live servers on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. It will be available TOMORROW, Friday February 7, at 2:00 PM PST to play on the Public Test Server. Start patching up Test now, Auraxians!

If you missed the Rogue Planet…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 22 January 2020
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Producer's Letter: Welcome to Rogue Planet Games!


Welcome to the genesis of Rogue Planet Games!

By definition, a “rogue planet” is a celestial object that’s not gravitationally bound to any star or its origin. This perfectly illustrates our philosophy as a team and defines the games we create – we are unbound by convention, exploring new frontiers of creativity and always pushing the limits of our imagination to deliver unparalleled experiences for our players!

While the studio may be new, the PlanetSide franchise has been going strong for 17 years. As we begin this new chapter, we’ve taken several steps to prepare for an exciting future!

Rogue Planet Games will focus solely on the PlanetSide franchise and our dedicated community. While Daybreak will continue to act as publisher and provide …


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 23 December 2019
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Dev Letter - Onward to 2020

Hey there, folks. As we move through December and into the new year, now seemed like a good time to provide a glimpse of what the future holds for PlanetSide 2 early next year.

With the Winter update we released some goodies for our robotic friends, the Nanite Systems Operatives, to build out the faction’s identity and experiment with new play styles. We’ll continue building out this faction (and others) into the new year, but most of our energy will be directed at a broader picture.

Over the past couple of months the new team has been crafting something exciting for a first Quarter 2020 release. In doing so, we’ve begun turning PlanetSide 2’s development focus back toward the tenets of coordination, camaraderie, and conquest.

For the past se…

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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 23 December 2019
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Winter is coming to Auraxis!

It's frosty season, soldier, so bundle up and fortify your spot by the fireplace; the December update is bringing a wealth of wintry gifts to a chimney near you!

The first NSO-specific weapon, NSO infantry unit, new hovercycle, Snowmen event, and Auraximas Directive line headline our Winter game update, which is now up on the public test server (PTS) for your feedback! The update will remain on the test server through the weekend (all NSO content will be available to everyone playing on PTS), before coming to live servers on both PC and PS4 next week.

Read on for everything coming your way!


Robotic reinforcements are about to get a lot more deadly: the SR-200 is ready to enter the battlfield!

The first NSO-specific weapon to join the war effor…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 20 November 2019
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PLANETSIDE 2 IS TURNING 7!


PC and PS4 servers will come offline at the following times on Tuesday, November 19 to bring you the 7th Anniversary Update:

  • PC: 12:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM GMT
  • PS4: 2:00 PM PST / 10:00 PM GMT

Downtime is expected to last up to 2 hours.

Happy Anniversary, Soldiers! Seven years of loyalty and dedication to the battlefields of Auraxis is an outstanding achievement, one we're incredibly proud and grateful to be celebrating with all of you on our 7th Anniversary this Wednesday, November 20. PlanetSide 2 saw a number of notable developments this year, including the New Soldier Update, the introduction of Nanite Systems Operatives, DX11 integration, expansion of the Mentor system, and many more, none of which would have been possible without your continued…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 17 October 2019
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Nanite of the Living Dead VI: Revenge of the Unsown


PC servers will come offline on Wednesday, October 16 at 12:00 PM PDT / 9:00 PM CEST for maintenance. Downtime is expected to last up to 3 hours.

Strange visions have plagued Auraxis since its discovery. Apparitions emerging from the fossils of Indar, eerie wails emanating from the Hossin swamps, reports of ancient Vanu technology springing to life in the darkest hours of night. Is that shiver running down your spine from the chill air descending from the steep slopes of Esamir...or something else? It's a bad time of year to fear the dark, soldier, because from Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (3:00 PM PDT) through Friday, November 8, 2019 (11:59 PM PDT), Nanite of the Living Dead VI: Revenge of the Unsown will haunt Auraxis!


The spookiest season of th…



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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 18 August 2019
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Development Letter - Honing the New Player Experience


Over the past few months we’ve been focused heavily on performance and stability post DX11 update on PC, and gearing up for our big (now released!) New Soldier update on PS4. With those initiatives complete, we figured that now would be a good time to talk about the next leg in PlanetSide 2’s ongoing development.

Toward the end of Summer we began making a serious commitment toward bettering the new-player experience. We still have loads of new players coming to the game each and every day, and long-time players know how brutal this game can be to a fresh recruit. To that end, we’ve been working toward a more satisfying first experience in hopes that those new players are excited to come back, and stick around long enough to eventually becom…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 26 June 2019
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Celebrate Summer on Auraxis!


Read on for the full details on everything going on in Auraxis this Summer!


  • Soldier Soaker returns: All Players gain access to a water-filled pistol sidearm that can be used for event completion, and will douse targets who are on fire
  • Water Balloons return: All Players gain access to a water balloons that detonate in a big splash on contact, dousing targets who are on fire, and counting toward event completion

  • 4x Experience For ALL, available on July 4 only!
  • Freedom Thrusters return: Light Assaults receive max rank Skirmisher Jump Jets with Independence Day flair for the duration of the event
  • Patriot Camo returns: Faction specific Patriot camo returns (NSO getting a Patriot camo is tentative)
  • Nomad-I Light Assault Armor returns (NC Light Assault…



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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 24 May 2019
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Producer's Letter - PlanetSide 16th Anniversary!


Hello again Auraxians,

It’s been an exhilarating month for our team! The New Soldier Game Update was our biggest in years, and while there are still technical issues our team is working to iron out, we’re incredibly happy with the community reaction so far. All of your comments, VODs, streams, tweets, and posts have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated, and our entire team is deeply humbled and grateful for your loyalty and support.

We still have a lot more work ahead of us, but it’s been truly rewarding to see so many of you enjoying the new update. We look forward to continuing to make 2019 a banner year to remember for PlanetSide 2!


With client performance greatly improved we have returned our focus to server optimization. In our recent inv…



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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 26 April 2019
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Ready to Re-enlist? Bundles Are Coming!


In celebration of this massive update, we've constructed some valuable new Re-enlistment Bundles and sales for returning soldiers. These bundles will be available at one per week over the next 4 weeks. Sales will also occur over the next 4 weeks, so if you've had your eye on something in the Depot this will be the perfect time to get a deal on it! Read on for all of the Depot details:


Re-enlistment Bundle Alpha - 499 DBC

  • MGR-S1 Gladius (NC SMG)
  • MG-S1 Jackal (TR SMG)
  • VE-S Canis (VS SMG)
  • Angular Camo (NC/TR/VS Camo)
  • Squad Experience Boost 7-Day

40% off Camouflage


Re-enlistment Bundle Bravo - 999 DBC cost

  • M4-F Pillager (TR Flash Weapon)
  • V30-F Starfall (VS Flash Weapon)
  • LA7 Buzzard (NC Flash Weapon)
  • NS-20 Gorgon (Left and Right hand MAX machine guns, for VS…



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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 26 April 2019
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A New Soldier - Game Update


Today's game update has brought a significant amount of content to PlanetSide 2 including DX11 integration, the Nanite Systems Operatives faction, the Refine and Refuel Continent Event, and more! Read on for a rundown:

DX11 Integration Over the game's lifetime, there has been no pain point discussed more often than that of performance.

You've seen us attacking this problem from different angles throughout the past year (and the years before that!), and while we've made significant strides with optimizing much of our underlying infrastructure, there wasn't much left for us to improve upon without some major overhauls first.

Our continued quest for improvement has brought us here, after months of work and a coordinated effort from multiple depar…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 26 April 2019
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Incoming: Nanite Systems Operatives Now Available


Nanite Systems is finally ready to unveil its line of remote-infantry combat units, called Nanite Systems Operatives, which are now available for use by each faction on a contractual basis. These combat units are manned by qualified Nanite Systems staff members who have gone through rigorous training and vetting. Staff members operate these units remotely out of the numerous Nanite Systems facilities located throughout and in-orbit over Auraxis. The robotic proxies are operated in shifts, and all Nanite Systems personnel work humane schedules.

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Each time an Operative enters a new zone or continent, they will be put on assignment for the faction with the lowest population - these contracts always go out to the empire that has lost the most s…




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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 25 April 2019
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Producer's Letter - A Big Update on the Horizon


Hey there folks,

As you probably know, the PlanetSide 2 team has been working very hard for quite some time on a sizeable game update. We’ve got good news – tomorrow, the New Soldier Game Update will finally be going live.

The most significant part of this update is the change to PlanetSide 2’s renderer, which has been upgraded from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11. It also includes the new Nanite Systems Operatives faction, and a new alert focused on delivering cortium to rocket launch sites which will allow you to win access to the Wasp air vehicle for your faction in a future update. We’ve wrapped all of this up with a number of other improvements that you can read about in the patch notes, which will be available later on.

We announced our port to…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 20 March 2019
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PS2 Celebrates 20 Years of EverQuest!


Daybreak's legendary MMORPG EverQuest is celebrating its 20th anniversary! In support of this historic moment, we're bringing some of EverQuest's most illustrious history to Auraxis.

From now through March 31st at 11:59 PM PT, players will be able to complete a very special EverQuest 20th Anniversary directive line. If you manage to complete it, you'll be rewarded with some epic loot.


Scattered along the furthest reaches of Auraxis, soldiers will come across collectable "shinies" that will reveal a brief glimpses into the history of EverQuest.

Uncover EverQuest's rich history by gathering up the shinies and completing the tasks in the directive line in order to earn the Fatestealer dagger at Tier 3 completion.



Upon completing a final round of …




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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 9 March 2019
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PS2 Chronicles - Acquisition: Rebirth


Acquisition: Rebirth. June 12th, 2850.

The first sensation I felt was being enveloped in sublime warmth, followed by a sharp intake of cold air. Then I awoke, and the panic set in. The TR had come for me.

In the few moments it took the rebirthing chamber to open, I apparently clawed at an invisible assailant, still clutching at my chest where the chainblade should have been. When I emerged, surrounded not by a team of TR hitmen, but by a team of NC scientists, the gravity of the situation became clear to me.

I had been killed.

The details of the attack came back to me slowly, and then all at once. I had watched Felix die. I had watched Sam die. Security personnel whose names I still can’t remember laid their lives down to protect me, but they all h…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 15 December 2018
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Producer's Letter - The Future of PlanetSide 2


Hello Auraxians!

PlanetSide Arena was announced today, and I know there are many questions about PlanetSide 2 and the future of our game.

The PlanetSide 2 Development Team remains dedicated to developing, supporting, and improving PlanetSide 2. Our content plans for 2019 include the upcoming continent Oshur, the Nanite Systems Operatives faction, and more. This game remains our focus and our priority.

The main difference going forward is that the PlanetSide Arena team is also using our Forgelight engine, which means the work they do, and the improvements and upgrades they make, can also come over to PlanetSide 2. For example, the port to the DirectX 11 renderer is going to be a huge improvement, which is already priming PlanetSide 2 for bette…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 6 December 2018
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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, …


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 1 December 2018
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31 Days of Deals - Auraximas is Here!


A snowy battlefield and an icy cold that reaches beyond Esamir can only mean one thing - Auraximas is back this December! In celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, we're bringing 31 days of special deals and items to the Depot.

Every day in December, a different deal will come to the Depot for a limited time! Monday through Friday, you'll find unique items including camos, weapons, and bundles. These items will only be available for purchase for ONE DAY, so grab them while you can!

Each weekend, you'll have a chance to snag one of the previous year's Anniversary Bundles, in order from years 1 to 5! The Anniversary Bundles will remain in the store for two days (Saturday and Sunday), but so be sure not to miss out.

To see what holiday…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 21 November 2018
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Nanite Systems Operatives: Remote-Infantry Combat Units


Nanite Systems is finally ready to unveil its line of remote-infantry combat units, called Nanite Systems Operatives, which will be available for use by each faction on a contractual basis.

Each time an Operative enters a new zone or continent, they will be put on assignment for the empire that has the least number of soldiers on the field. This will help ensure that populations will be more balanced in battle.

For more information on the upcoming Nanite Systems Operatives program, you can watch the announcement from our livestream here:


Before Nanite Systems is ready to launch this new program, these bots are going to need some heavy testing - and that's where Auraxians will come in! Nanite Systems Operatives are now available on the Public …



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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 16 November 2018
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PlanetSide 2 Turns SIX!


War has raged on Auraxis for six years, with dedicated soldiers from every empire keeping the battle alive with their fighting spirits. This is no small feat - over the last six years, we've changed and grown together as Auraxis has become what it is today, and this couldn't have happened without the support of each and every one of our loyal fighters. Now is the time to be proud of the battles you've fought, and of course, the time to celebrate another exceptional year of PlanetSide 2.

We're going to be making this anniversary unforgettable - read on to learn more about the awesome activities that will be taking place on Auraxis!


Gear up and get ready for some monumental fights - from Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 12:01 AM PT until Thursday,…



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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 16 November 2018
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The Sixth Anniversary Bundle Has Arrived!


It's the 6th Anniversary of PlanetSide 2, and brand new bundles are hitting the Depot!

Bundles are available in three epic tiers - Recruit's, Veteran's, and Warmachine's. Read on to find out what's inside of each!



  • Faction Horns (All Vehicles, All Factions)
  • 6 Year Faceless Ally Decals (All Factions, Armor and Vehicle)
  • Empire-Specific Power Knives (All Factions)
  • Empire-Specific Emberpanel Camos (All Factions)



  • Faction Horns (All Vehicles, All Factions)
  • 6 Year Faceless Ally Decals (All Factions, Armor and Vehicle)
  • Empire-Specific Power Knives (All Factions)
  • Empire-Specific Emberpanel Camos (All Factions)
  • NS Fantoma Helmet
  • Faceless Ally Decal (All Factions, Armor and Vehicle)
  • Empire-Specific LMGs (All Factions)
  • Living Rust Trim (Scythe/Mosquito/Reaver)
  • Gold-…





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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 12 November 2018
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PS2 Chronicles - To Advance and Protect Humanity


To Advance and Protect Humanity. August 30th, 2846.

Calvin Clay took a deep breath as he boarded the Galaxy transport and took a seat in the last row with his wife and infant daughter. Once they were belted, strapped, and buckled, he closed his eyes. He tried to shut out his fear, focusing on his breathing, listening to the hum of the ship. His wife, Mari-Dee, held their daughter in her arms, but adjusted to place a comforting hand on Calvin’s leg. “It’ll be ok.”

The pilot’s voice came crunching through the intercom, and the Galaxy’s V-TOL engines roared to life in preparation for take-off. Calvin fought the urge to be sick. With his eyes still shut tight, hands clutching the armrests, the Galaxy lurched into the air, shuddering at it ascende…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 19 October 2018
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Producer's Letter - October 2018


Hello Auraxians,

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.

Last wee…


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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 12 October 2018
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Nanite of the Living Dead Haunts Auraxis!


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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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 5 October 2018
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PS2 Historical Archive - A Revelation: February 2nd, 2845


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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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 8 September 2018
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PS2 Historical Archive - Audio Recording: February 11th, 2738


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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Bloodhit111 Bloodhit111 4 September 2018
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A New Continent to Explore: Oshur


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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