PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2


PlanetSide 2

The _Integration has begun.
With new NSO weapons, NSO vehicles and ever changing faction loyalties, now is the time to join the ranks within the Nanite Systems Operatives.

Freelance and Home Factions
There have been some changes to how the NSO operate in PlanetSide 2, read about it below.

"Freelance" status is now given to non Daybreak All Access NSO player characters.

Each time a non member accesses a continent, they are placed in the lowest populated faction and are considered to be Freelance operatives.

As an All Access member, you have the option of aligning yourself with the VS, NC, or TR faction, allowing you to create, join, and manage an Outfit within that empire.

Read all about Freelancing, and changes to existing NSO Outfits here.

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Dervish Heavy Fighter
A new aircraft has been added to NSO, the Dervish Heavy Fighter.


  • DV-22 Raycaster – All-rounder machine gun that fires photonically propelled tungsten slugs.
  • DV-21 Lotus – A high rate of fire gatling gun that shreds light aircraft at close range.
  • DV-XE – A charge-based six-round particle projection barrage that can dispatch heavy aircraft.

Top Turrets

  • DV-22T Lightweaver – A machine-gun top turret that functions similarly to the Raycaster, and can deal with any threat.
  • DV-LAT Pixie – An anti-aircraft lock-on turret that launches a stream of homing missiles at tracked targets.
  • DV-XAT – A heavy charge-up cannon that fires a concentrated photon blast for high damage.

Read more about the Dervish Heavy Fighter here.

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Chimera Main Battle Tank
The Chimera Main Battle Tank is now accessible to all NSO players. This supreme heavy tank seats the driver, turret gunner, and 4 rear passengers outside of the tank. The Chimera supports the following weapon options.

Main Cannons

  • CT-135 – A balanced main cannon suited to both anti-infantry and anti-vehicle roles alike.
  • CT-150 Cyclops – A high-velocity anti-vehicle cannon capable of long-range combat.
  • CT-102 Satyr – A mid-range cannon capable of firing five rounds before reloading.

Forward Turrets

  • CT2-20 HCG – A versatile heavy chaingun turret with effectiveness in all combat situations.
  • CT2-8M Siren – Fires smart micro-missiles with anti-aircraft proximity tracking.
  • CT2-XP – A charge-up photon weapon that can demolish heavily armored vehicles.

Read more about the Chimera Heavy Battle Tank here.

Various Infantry and Javelin Weapon Changes
You can be read about the latest weapon changes from our Patch Notes here.

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The NSO MAX unit has been given a new visual update as well as two new weapons.

Defector Weapons

  • D7 Hummingbird – A modified grenade printer that fires lock-on drones capable of anti-aircraft duty.
  • D11 Detonator – A long-range anti-armor artillery shell that increases in damage potential the further it travels.

Defector Additional Changes

  • The Defector can now equip implants available to MAX units.
  • Time Bomb now removes weapon heat when active, and has been given an additional upgrade rank.
  • Now has access to the Emergency Repair ability.
  • A later update with better match the Defector’s hitbox with its new visuals.

For more additions, changes and bug fixes, head on over to the Patch Notes Thread on our forums.

Developer Spotlight Interviews
Get a behind the scenes look at some of the makings of this major update! Read up on how some of our developers got started at Rogue Planet Games.

Senior Sound Designer, Homero Sanchez
Senior Artist, Chris Bishop

Drop us a comment here on the Steam Discussions board and let us know what you think about this latest update!

About the Game

PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first person shooter (MMOFPS).

Empires and their soldiers battle in an all-out planetary war on a scale never before seen, in stunning, breathtaking detail. PlanetSide 2 battles persist and the war never ends, offering constant challenges of individual skill, team grit, and empire-wide coordination. Take up arms and drop into intense infantry, vehicle, and air combat.

Players come together in enormous battles across four massive continents to win control of critical territories, gaining key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and class-based system, players can customize their soldier, weapons, and vehicles to match their playstyle and meet the needs of their squads, outfits, and empires. In the world of PlanetSide 2, every soldier makes a difference.


Players will choose to align with one of three empires: the militaristic, authoritarian Terran Republic; the rebellious, freedom-fighting New Conglomerate; or the technocratic, alien-influenced Vanu Sovereignty. Each empire has access to empire-specific weapons, attachments, vehicles, abilities, and more.

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Battles take place not between dozens of soldiers, but between hundreds. They fight on foot. They pile into vehicles. They take to the skies in devastating aircraft. Each battleground holds valuable resources and strategic positions, and the empire that can conquer and hold these territories will be rewarded with the resources and the means to achieve victory.


PlanetSide 2 features four incredible and diverse continent maps with dozens of square kilometers of seamless gameplay space, every inch of which is hand-crafted and contestable. Whether in open fields, barren desert, in armed and armored bases, or in the skies, victory will rely on knowing your surroundings.

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In PlanetSide 2 the war isn’t won by a single base capture. The core gameplay of PlanetSide 2 is about holding crucial territories and controlling resources. Working strategically as a team to secure tactical positions has long-lasting effects that can shift the tide of battle.


Players can build their soldier to match wants and their allies’ needs. Six distinct classes provide a wealth of squad options and combat tactics. Grow your soldier over time as you master each combat role, weapon, and vehicle, laterally unlocking hundreds of weapons, attachments, gear, skills, vehicles, and more.

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Heavy Assault: Rush into the battle guns blazing. You are the dedicated foot soldier of Auraxis.

Light Assault: Go where the Heavies can’t with your short-burst jetpack. Pick a high spot, throw a grenade, and out maneuver your foes!

Combat Medic: Keep your fellow soldiers alive and in fighting shape. You are the beating heart of any squad.

Infiltrator: Stay silent. Stay invisible. You are death from the shadows, whether with a knife from behind or a single shot from a sniper’s nest. You are the enemy’s constant fear.

Engineer: Deploy crucial equipment. Resupply your allies. Fix the thing, then fix it again. You keep the machines running, the tanks firing, and the war effort moving forward.

MAX: Step into your Mechanized Assault Exo-Suit (MAX). Cannons for hands, armor for flesh, and a disposition to match, you are a walking mass of nigh unstoppable death.


Join or form your own Outfit, a like-minded group of soldiers who train together day in and day out. Whether a small rapid response team or a massive clan, Outfits are vital to each empire’s strategic organization.

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Train and equip your solider how you want, with a huge array of weapons and vehicles which can be extensively customized by preference or purpose, using attachments, upgrades, and add-ons earned in the war.


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PC requirements:
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
  • Processor:: Core i5-4460 or better
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 or better
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB HD space
  • DirectX®: 11.0
  • Sound:DirectX compatible Sound Card
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • OS:64-bit Windows 7 or later
  • Processor:Intel i5 6600K or higher / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or higher
  • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce 960 or higher / AMD R9 280X or higher
  • Memory:8 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive:20 GB HD space
  • DirectX®:11.0
  • Sound:DirectX compatible Sound Card
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

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