PlanetSide 2 Sets Guinness World Record

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2015
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This past Saturday, PlanetSide 2 players rallied around an attempt to beat an almost three year old record. Organized by PlanetSideBattles and sponsored by Sony Online Entertainment, the event pulled together 1,158 players to take part in a single FPS battle.

"This amazing achievement shows not only how truly massive the PlanetSide 2 universe is, but also how inclusive its online community is," said Annie Nguyen, Video Games Records Manager at Guinness World Records. "This title truly embodies the international, record-breaking spirit of Guinness World Records."

The previous record of 999 players in a single online FPS battle was held by Man vs Machine, a browser based game by Swedish developers, MuchDifferent. That record was set back in April of 2012.

Here's some other stats from the record breaking event:

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (18)

Jellopy 6 years ago
Awesome achievement but I can't help but note there really isn't much competition on this record. It could be set even higher with PS2 once it starts catching on more with ps4 and possibly xbox one. The console releases on this will make it much bigger. Shared console/pc servers on ffxiv are what make it as huge as it has become after the initial flop on release day. Now we just need some decent handheld mmos. Anyone for World of Tanks on the 3ds?

object2003 6 years ago
Epic 2-5 FPS rate for AMD users is awesome. With a big pleasure deleted this sh1tty game. It was awesome on CBT or early OBT, but not now.

Cyberpunk 6 years ago
Its is a good game and might start playing it again actually

fromhelll 6 years ago
I played PS2 a lot during this weekend, but on the PS4. I forgot how fun it can be to drive around running people over, or driving over a small cliff and landing your Sunderer on top of 4 enemies.

Mamson 6 years ago
game's really suck! 500 people are shooting walls at respawn, 40000 runnin like bots nothing but chaos! its not game... if u want f2p shooter and have fun play dirty bomb and overwatch, and if u want massive multiplayer shooter - buy battlefield 4 - god of fps!

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Apoth 6 years ago
the game is still trash, nothing but auto-aim botters.

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