Planetside 2 Releases Most Ambitious Update Yet With Escalation

Gather your guild on PS4 and PC.


Over the course of the past eight years, the MMOFPS PlanetSide 2 has been through a range of updates, including a battle royale mode at one point. Now, Rogue Planet Games is undertaking the most ambitious update the series has ever seen with the release of Escalation.

Escalation marks the beginning of an all new age for PlanetSide 2. The update adds a plethora of new features, the biggest of which is Outfit Wars, an all new competitive end-game tournament for guilds to compete in. Outfits from every Empire and server region can opt-in to a monthly Qualification cycle, battling it out on Desolation, an off-planet Asteroid map made specifically for competitive play.

A new War Asset system has also been added, with a new system for Outfit Wars and the Social Sanctuary Hub, simplifying these new modes and some older ones for player’s convenience. Sanctuary is a new social hub for players of all Empires to enjoy. Here players can meet up, recruit new guild members, trade with NPCs and relax together. Future zones and expansions for the social hub will be added down the line.

The new War Asset system brings all-new depth and scale to the game’s large scale planetary warfare gameplay, as the meta will be completely changed thanks to the new strategic options available in Outfit Wars.

New resources can be collected during these Outfit Wars, which guilds can use to craft into a range of assets. Some of the new assets include the Bastion Fleet Carrier, Steel Rain, Citadel Shield, A.N.V.I.L, and an Orbital Satellite Uplink. Each of these assets can be used during combat and have different benefits that can be used to turn the tide of battle, for more on these new assets check out the developers blog.

To celebrate the release of Escalation, a Platinum giveaway event will be available until April 12. Redeem the code PS2Escalation in-game or online to get two free Platinum items, a salvaged platinum compound helmet and NS-11AP assault rifle. Additionally, a Double XP FOR ALL event starts today, running through to March 15 at 11:59 PM PST.

PlanetSide 2 is available for free on PC and PS4.

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