Free-to-play sci-fi MMOFPS hit PlanetSide 2 (PC & PS4) just got refreshed with its biggest ever update. The Escalation update brings new strategic tools and community content with the introduction of the mighty Bastion Fleet Carrier, deployable War Assets, Outfit Resources & Loyalty system, Sanctuary Social Hub, and a new endgame tournament on an new continent.
New War Assets
Players and their clans can now gain new resources to craft powerful new War Assets by collectively capturing or defending bases across Auraxis.
The Bastion Fleet Carrier The Bastion is capable of providing long-range air and ground support with mannable turrets, ship-mounted artillery cannons, an interceptor launch platform, and mobile respawn point for your entire fleet.
Citadel Shield This massive, projective-blocking bubble shield roughly the size of a small outpost can now protect entire bases from airborne and long-range threats.
Steel Rain Squad and Platoon Leaders can now deploy an organized platoon drop pod assault to take your foes by surprise.
A.N.V.I.L. Use the Advanced Nanite Vehicle Insertion Logistics system to airdrop a ground vehicle of your choice on demand.
Orbital Satellite Uplink Players and their clans now have the ability to call in an Orbital Strike on any target location.
New Tournament and New Map
Outfit Wars is a new tournament designed for competitive PlanetSide 2 players. Players from every Empire and server region now have the opportunity to opt-in to a monthly Qualification cycle, before squaring off in epic GvGvG battles on Desolation, an all-new Asteroid continent built for competitive play. Players qualify for Outfit Wars by accruing resources in the main game, with the top Outfits from each region earning the right to represent their Empire on the field of glory.
The first Outfit Wars “Alpha” preseason cycle kicks off this Friday, March 13.
In-Game Giveaways and XP Event
PlanetSide 2 is giving away two FREE Platinum Items. Redeem the code PS2Escalation in-game or online and you’ll be auto-granted both the NS-11AP (a platinum NS-11A variant assault rifle for all factions) and the Salvaged Platinum Compound Helmet (VS/NC/TR only). Make sure you to redeem your items before the giveaway ends on Sunday, April 12.
In addition, PlanetSide 2 is running a Double XP FOR ALL event starting Wednesday, March 11, and lasting through Sunday, March 15 at 11:59 PM PST.
Tags: MMOFPS, PC, PS4, Sci-fi, spaceship, vehicle combat, Windows