SOE has just released the PU02 patch for Planetside 2 which among other things; sees further optimization added, and over 10,000 words worth of balance updates spread across infantry and vehicles. The latest batch of performance improvements focuses on the client’s memory use, physics calculations, and the UI.

While the previous patch added well over 20-30 FPS for some players, you’ll probably see a smaller increase this time around. These changes are most pronounced on Esamir, where SOE spent a lot of time optimizing the cold continent by making changes to the number of unique objects, object count, and polygons per object. SOE says this will give players the same environment based performance increase they see on Indar, the MMOFPS’s most popular continent.

However, Planetside 2’s latest patch isn’t all about the numbers. It seems as though SOE spent some of their time in Esamir building snowmen, which you can then blow up for an XP boost, which in turn means more numbers….hey wait a minute! A special rare golden snowman is also fabled to exist somewhere in the cold, granting its destroyer a “very exclusive reward”.

If you’ve got half an hour to spare, be sure to check out the full list of changes here.

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  1. yomama on December 21, 2013

    so you are saying i can play this on my computer with Nvidia GeForce GT 220M and intel duo core P8600

  2. Greep on December 19, 2013

    They released already optimalization patch, with some nice fps boost.
    Problem is that this “balance update” is just about nerfing, nerfing, and once more nerfing.
    PS 2 is good game, as F2P I should say that it’s really amazing, but I’m getting tired of these nerfs. When you finally get enough points for buying some better wep, upradge, etc., it gets nerfed, without any compensation.
    Well, at least there is some nice alternative for people, who don’t have enough money for buying BF series with their ridiculous price (hello EA).

  3. Hardmaze on December 17, 2013

    i’m playing Battlefield 3 with max graphycs and cant play this game even on medium………….. so fq this game

    • Payback on December 18, 2013

      Well they fixed it now. Apparently I can run the game better than Battlefield 3/4

  4. Rock on December 17, 2013

    You spell “optimizations” wrong in the title, but spell it right in the article. ?

  5. Sas on December 17, 2013

    They should let people with ATI Radeon HD 4200 and lower to play.

    • Wiggles on December 17, 2013

      Nice joke.

      • HA GEUY! on December 19, 2013

        >Poster above responds with nothing but baseless sarcasm.


  6. Kingmode on December 17, 2013

    MOunted First bitches gg

    • YOUYESYOU on December 17, 2013

      I was gonna say I mounted yo mama but.. ugh.. I’ll be more civilized and say GET THE F_CK OUT