It’s not often that a game of Planetside 2’s magnitude and ambition undergoes drastic changes at this stage in the beta. And when they do they certainly aren’t as public about it. But with SOE’s open door policy when it comes to viewing the inner-workings of the ongoing closed beta for Planetside 2, we get a front row seat.

The game has seen sweeping changes to vehicles, weapons, classes, map design, and communication all over the last couple of months. Yesterday a post on the forums by “Smed” the SOE President outlined ever more drastic changes to the game.

The main resourced accrued by players in order to purchase new weapons for themselves and their vehicles was removed. Instead players will now use their certifications which accrue independently and were previously only used to improve or unlock equipment for various classes and vehicles. To compensate for the increased demand for certs, SOE will be increasing the rate at which players generate certs.

Smed also hinted at plans to ensure that all three continents originally planned for launch (Indar, Esamir, and finally Amerish) would be completed in time. More was talked about including base benefits, optimizations and more. Check out our first impressions of Planetside 2 above and read the rest of the post here.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. games such a piece of shit. i got into the beta and all it does is lag. everyone seems to be teleporting everywhere, its a complete mess. idk what is wrong with it, but this is painful to play

  2. in my opinion they should redesign the tanks for NC and TR make them more space all terrain kinda vech like Armageddon armadillo

  3. Hopefully we’ll see some optimization for lower spec PCs soon. Not all of us can afford high end PCs without going 3 months without eating. Sorry, I like to eat a little more than to play a game.

    • I made minimum wage working at a Wal Mart and always saved up a little to upgrade or build new pcs…. I built at least 2 new rigs a year, the only piece really expensive is graphics card. Everything else is dirt cheap…

  4. Not the kind of game you should be putting on a laptop. Broke my GPU because I went a bit too far with it. Going High settings with GeForce 610M.


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