While SOE seemed to have drug its feet in the past when it came to addressing major performance issues, the company now seems to have hurled itself into a full on sprint. Just a little over a week ago SOE announced their Operation: Make Game Faster initiative, a slightly cheesy but sincere attempt to pull back the veil and show players the efforts the studio is putting towards these trouble areas.

Surprisingly, according to an official announcement posted yesterday on the Planetside 2 forums, SOE has already improved the frame rate on their test hardware by up to 30 percent. The announcement goes on to mention that there is still more to be done, but SOE knowing how their community has been anxiously awaiting the news, wanted to share some tentative dates of when the developer intends to release some of the improvements.

At their current pace, the first major optimization patch will be completed internally on October 9th. Shortly thereafter, SOE will release the patch on the Public Test server in order to verify the performance increases the studio was seeing internally. Finally, on October 23rd the first major optimization patch will be released.

Of course these dates are all tentative. Things can and often spring up which require extra attention and can sometimes slightly delay a patch. However, it’s pretty safe to assume the new update will arrive in late October regardless.

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  1. Prof3$$0rMMO on October 6, 2013

    if there would be a cross platform of this game, PC users will win because they can fully customize their mouse sensitivity from 1 to 100 unlike all of the general console analog stick senstivity adjustments; Which are 1 – 10

  2. realist on October 4, 2013


    • Ty on October 11, 2013

      Um, I have an FX-6300, 8GB Ram, and an HD7870 and I get 25FPS during large warfare. My rig is fine. Bring on the patch!!!!

  3. Jakoul on October 3, 2013

    Sweet, they’re finally working on optimization after the game has been out a goddamn year!

    • Rurori on October 4, 2013

      about time! Now we all with sh*tty rigs can hopefully play the game! 😛

  4. Bic Boi on October 3, 2013

    Yay +2 frames per second in dis patch woot yolo.

  5. Deroni76 on October 3, 2013

    Jeez, about time. Let’s hope I get more than 15 FPS during battles now.

  6. Hermond on October 3, 2013

    He drugged his feet? LOL

    • Cacalips on October 3, 2013

      A procedure that involves shooting heroin between the toenails. Most of you subscription and one time cash shop payments go to cocaine and or heroin for these people

  7. M-16 on October 2, 2013

    I wish that some day, the same will be done with firefall.

    • rigim on October 3, 2013

      Whats wrong about firefall? Even PCs slightly below min. specs can play with 30 fps on decent settings.. its just about balancing things

      Can you give your system specs please?

    • M-16 on October 4, 2013

      Look, about 6 months ago when I started playing FF, the game ran smoothly that I didn’t have to touch the setting. Now, even on the lowest settings possible, it freaking lags like hell. It makes me feel like only high-end computers can handle this game.

  8. Round Guy on October 2, 2013

    Yeah, hopefully lower grade systems wont struggle too much on low settings anymore. Though I don’t expect anything too over the top for low performance players.

  9. mattmanrx99 on October 2, 2013

    I am very excited to see this and hope I can play this game on at least medium

  10. Sweet on October 2, 2013

    i want a ps4 to play this !

    • Cacalips on October 3, 2013

      kill self

      • sweet on October 4, 2013

        why are you mad because i like to play ps2 on ps4 ?

        • Payback on October 6, 2013

          You people have got to start typing out full names instead of the short forms. Now I’m confused.