All servers will be unavailable during a scheduled maintenance February 28th at 6 AM PT (3 PM CET). Players may note the following changes.
· Camo Consolidation – Fix for the small number of players that didn’t have their camos converted correctly · EU Server Issue – Fixes to help relieve login issues and instability · Client Performance – Fixed a memory thrashing issue that could cause performance hitches and issues · Disabling GPU particle option – These aren’t ready for primetime yet · Spawn options should give better results now · Fix being able to place a waypoint on the minimap · Fixed the AF-8 RailJack having the magazine size and total ammunition capacity of the semi-auto sniper rifles. It is now correctly set to have a 4 round magazine with a 40 round capacity · Fixed audio echo issue on Amerish · Minor VO fixes including Vanguard callouts
There are no plans to provide refunds for camos. This is a new pricing structure and similar to a "sale." You guys were early adopters on these items and have utilized them for longer. We do understand that is going to frustrate some folks but I want to be as transparent as possible about this situation.
PlanetSide 2 will be unavailable beginning at 6:00 AM for a game update.
Downtime Start: 6 AM PT (3 PM CET) *Time Zone Converter Server Status:
Patch Notes: Known Issues:
A small percentage of players didn't have their camos successfully converted. We identified the issue and it will be resolved during a short downtime on Friday, 2/28.
EU Server Issue
Adjustment to the way logins are processed which should reduce the long login issue and instability. (We’re not done working on this issue, but it’s another important step.
Starting the game now puts you in the deploy screen instead of at the warpgate Players can now select to spawn at a reinforcement point on another continent if there are no open reinforcement points on their current continent. The closest spawn point to the squad leader is now available across zones Revive Timer Player corpses now have a 30 second decay timer. If the dead player is not revived before this timer then their corpse will be removed from the world and that player is no longer reviveable. Successful revives now have a player-facing 10 second accept/decline timer. If this timer reaches zero then the revive is declined and that player's corpse is removed from the world. Medics will now see the revive icon blinking as feedback when an ally player’s corpse decay timer is getting short.
Camos for weapons, vehicles, and armor have been consolidated into one item. All players who have purchased a camo in the past will now be able to equip that camo in all slots (if applicable; a small amount of camos have faction, vehicle, or weapon restrictions) Single Use camos are not included in this change. Class Quiz and Starter Loadouts A class quiz has been added to help new players figure out which class to try first. Completing the quiz gives a reward for the class selected. All players can take the quiz when logging in to a warpgate. Each class now begins the game with two unlocked loadout slots. These loadouts have been geared to expose each classes roles. Existing players will have receive the additional loadout and any new items added to starter gear as part of the new loadouts
New faction unique sniper rifles!
NC AF-8 RailJack
Cutting edge railgun tech found in Auraxis' Firearms Railjack sniper rifle allows for lightning-fast bullet velocities. Distant targets are dropped almost instantly following a split-second charge-up delay from its powerful superconductor.
Multiple firing modes on the TRAP-M1 give it incredible flexibility on the field. In addition to standard semi-auto fire, it utilizes a 2x burst mode for accurate long-range kills, with an additional higher RPM 3x burst mode for closer targets.
VS Phaseshift VX-S
Equipped with an experimental regenerating power core, the Phaseshift VX-S can be fired indefinitely with proper trigger discipline, or held down to fire a powerful overcharge shot. Reloading the core will cool down an overheated Phaseshift.
New common pool Nanite Systems scout rifle:
NS-30 Vandal Thanks to its lightweight frame and stabilized barrel, the NS-30 Vandal scout rifle features accurate fire and superior mobility while aimed, making it a common choice for aggressive, mid-range infiltration.
VO Packs and VO Improvements
VO Packs can now be purchased and the new voice can be selected on the profile screen. Voice packs are specific to faction and gender. Added occasional, contextual, automatic voice callouts: Tossing grenade Target-specific kill callouts (infantry, MAX, sunderer, etc) Reloading Healing Repairing Friendly fire warning
Un-owned boosts can now be viewed and purchased from the boost equip screen Icons for each player’s class are now displayed on the passenger list UI cleanup to the notifications menu Horn audio can now be previewed. The minimap/objective area of the HUD has been rearranged in anticipation of the Missions system Sunderer No Deploy zones added to the Light Bridges at Heyoka Chemical Lab. They block deployment regardless of faction. Nighttime on Amerish shortened and brightened. Now similar to other continents. Redistributed infantry and areospace resources in regions around the southern warpgate on Amerish.
The NC Gauss SPR & Impetus, TR 99SV & KSR-35, VS VA39 Spectre & Phantom VA23 semi-auto sniper rifles have been improved to allow faster follow-up shots. They are also receiving an increase to damage at range and damage over time.
Recoil recovers faster, from 5 to 6 Cone of fire bloom per shot improved from 1.0 per shot to 0.8 per shot Min damage improved from 334 at 75 meters to 334 at 85 meters Long reload is now faster, from 3.3 to 2.975 seconds Short reload is now faster, from 2.22 to 2.125 seconds Hip cone of fire improved: min = 5.5, max = 6.5 In addition to the above, the NC Gauss SPR, TR 99SV, VS VA39 Spectre have had an additional recoil reduction. Vertical recoil reduced from 1.3 to 1.2 per shot.
TR 99SV & TSAR-42 Adjusted weapon position in hip so that they block less of the screen and have a smoother transition into scoped mode
TR KSR-35 & VS Phantom VA23 Now transition to iron sights faster
Semi-Auto Scout Rifles have received a damage over time increase when emptying the magazine. This includes the NC AF-6 Shadow, TR HSR-1, and VS Nyx VX31
Reload is now faster, from 2.76 to 2.4 seconds Ammunition capacity increased from 12/72 to 12/84 Increased NC AF-6 Shadow and TR HSR-1 muzzle velocity to 570 m/s Corrected VS Nyx VX31 muzzle velocity being set too high. It is now at 540 m/s as listed in the 02/13 patch notes
Battle rifle muzzle velocity is now faster NC Warden & TR AMR-66 projectile velocity increased from 500 to 600 VS Eidolon VE33 projectile velocity increased from 500 to 570
NC AF-18 Stalker, TR SOAS-20, VS Artemis VX26 These no longer use sniper tracers or flyby audio. They now use carbine style tracers.
Engagement Radar will now track enemies that are no longer on the minimap Fixed reinforcement spawn points and instant action not working correctly on Amerish You should no longer be able to fall between the terrain and building structure at Split Peak Pass Fixed issues at Ikanam Garrison with spawning underground and broken teleporters Fixed issues at Ikanam Biolab where the airpad wouldn’t resupply and the jump pads were jacked. Fixed the gravity pads and missing collision at Mekala Cart Mining Removed some pesky pink barrels at Deep Core Geolab Fixed an issue where single use camos could not be unequipped Fixed a bug where the option to resupply or equip frag grenades is removed once the player runs out of their purchased amount Fixed confirmation window having the wrong text when unlocking crossbow bolt attachments Fixed standard spawn locations being incorrect when death happens while out of bounds
Corpse will only decay when a revive is in progress if that player chooses to manually respawn. Just like now. One of the things this change does is demystify some of the revive rules by putting more feedback on the timers in front of players so it's more clear that the timers exist and their state.
No plans for something like that. The best we have is to turn down the dialog audio slider, but that gets rid of all dialog, including spotting. These are trying to add flavor, information, and some atmosphere without being intrusive. Hopefully we can get that right.
Spawning Starting the game now puts you in the deploy screen instead of at the warpgate You can now select to spawn at a reinforcement point on another continent if there are no open reinforcement points on their current continent. The closest spawn point to the squad leader is now available across zones
Revive Timer Corpses now have a 15 second decay timer. If the dead player is not revived before this timer then thier corpse will be removed from the world and that player is no longer reviveable. Successful revives now have a 10 second accept/decline timer. If this timer reaches zero then the revive is declined and that player's corpse is removed from the world.
Camo Camos for weapons, vehicles, and armor have been consolidated into one item.
Class Quiz and Starter Loadouts A class quiz has been added to help new players figure out which class to try first. Completing the quiz gives a reward for the class selected. Each class now begins the game with 2 unlocked loadouts. These loadouts have been geared to expose each classes roles. Existing players will have receive the additional loadout and any new items added to starter gear as part of the new loadouts All rewards and loadouts are still being tuned
Sniper Rifles Completed implementation as well as various animation and balance tweaks for Empire Specific weapons and the NS weapon
VO Packs VO Packs can now be purchased and the new voice can be selected on the profile screen
Missions This system is active on the test server to get initial feedback and testing
Misc Un-owned boosts can now be viewed and purchased from the boost equip screen Icons for each player’s class are now displayed on the passenger list UI cleanup to the notifications menu Horn audio can now be previewed. Revised layout of bottom-left UI elements to accommodate the new Mission objective UI