Planetside 2 Detailed: Empires, Classes, Skill Tree, Resources, Weapons, Vehicles, Outfits and Maps

By   /   Jul 11, 2011


PlanetSide 2 takes all the things you love about the original game and upgrade everything to current generation standards while adding new features to make it an MMO FPS that every fan has hoped for. It is powered by Forgelight, a technological leap forward, to offer competitive FPS experience with large scale combat and huge customization.

You will fight for control across the continents of Auraxis, in large scale combats to win the critical territories and key resources for your empire. Planetside 2 features an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, which will enable players to customize their soldiers, weapons and vehicles to match their unique play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit(guild) or empire.

Another cool feature of the game is its persistent combat system in which battles can last for days or even weeks. It is no longer a matter of hours, so players need to think of a long-term strategy. You will be engaged in air, ground and sea combat, the battles will be larger than anything you have seen and much more intense.

Read the fact sheet below as it unfolds everything you need to know about Planetside 2.

Massive Warfare
Battles will take place not between dozens of troops, but hundreds; with air and ground vehicles slugging it out alongside squads of troops. Whether in open fields, tightly-packed urban centers or enormous structures, winning will require strategic teamwork and a quick trigger finger in the massive battles.

Three Empires
Players will have their choice to join three different empires:

Terran Republic – With a militaristic government, the Terran Republic uses its Imperial authoritarian might to impel humanity to peaceful coexistence through any means necessary.

New Conglomerate – A loosely connected group of rebel factions and idealistic freedom fighters, the New Conglomerate fights against the hegemony of the Terran.

Vanu Sovereignty – A technocratic faction that believes humanity can only evolve by rediscovering and tapping the lost technology of the Vanu.

Battle for Territories and Resources
The core gameplay of PlanetSide 2 is about holding key territories and controlling valuable resources. Each battleground holds valuable resources and key positions, and the empire that can conquer (and manage to hold) these territories will be rewarded with fuel bonuses, ammo bonuses, tech bonuses, and more.

Persistence
In Planetside 2 battles will last longer than a match timer. Battles will last for days or weeks, and finally taking control of the base means it’s yours until someone can take it back. Working strategically as a team to capture key tactical positions such as power plants and ammo depots will have long-lasting effects that can shift the tide of battle.

Enormous Maps
PlanetSide 2 will launch with several continent maps; every inch of which will be contestable space. With the new territorial control meta-game, landmass will have intrinsic value even without notable installations or major features.

Free-Form Class-based System
Players will be able to unlock diverse combat roles by advancing through the skill tree, including several classic roles from PlanetSide. As players unlock new roles, they will be able to switch between them at will.

Mission System
Both SOE and players will be able to drive content, easing new players into the game and allowing veterans to feed content to players.

Skill Trees
Players will be able to build their soldier to match their play-style, or to match the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Each combat role, vehicle and weapon will have extensive skill trees. These cert trees will allow players to grow characters laterally, unlocking weapons, attachments, equipment, specialized skills, and more.

Outfits
Outfits (guilds) will also be able to customize themselves – allowing outfits to have their own identity, reputation and role in the ongoing war.

Weapons
Players will be able to access more than 20 basic weapons, which can be customized to players’ preference or purpose.

Vehicles
More than 15 vehicles with two unique vehicles per empire. Players will be able to customize each vehicle, unlocking new skills and features.

Vivox Integration
Players will be able to communicate with their squads both through keyboard and voice chat.

Tell us what do you think of this new MMO FPS. Are you concerned about its free-form class-based system ?

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