Planetside 2 continues to see new updates and features added on a monthly basis. Earlier in the year we saw strategic underground tunnels added along with a redesign of some of the larger bases in order to provide better cover for both the attackers and defenders. The upcoming March update is set to launch soon and with it comes a host of new additions including new quadbikes, faction specific rocket launchers, and much needed UI adjustments.
Planetside 2 is all about the buddy system. Tanks need secondary gunners, Liberators need bombers, Heavy Assaults need Engineers supplying them with rocket ammo and so on and so forth. Now with the introduction of the redesigned quadbike (better known as the Flash), players can take a buddy with them on the go via a new rear-mounted seat allows an additional player to ride on a flash. Those who choose to ride as passengers can use any available weapon or tool except for deployables, allowing players to take potshots at enemies while zipping past them in the heat of battle. Additionally, the Recon class can now cloak while on the Flash, cloaking both themselves and the vehicle for a short period.
With the introduction of faction specific rocket launchers (and I am not talking about the simple re-skins of the stock launcher) the separation between factions is slowly moving forward. The Vanu get a charge based launcher which deals additional damage based on charge time, the Terran Republic get a magazine fed launcher capable of firing multiple lock on rockets in quick succession, and the New Conglomerate get a camera guided launcher which allows the player to steer the projectile in mid flight.
More details can be found in the preview video above as well as on Planetside 2’s official Roadmap which details potential changes based on player interest. I encourage you to check it out as some of the upcoming updates are quite exciting. Here I already have the link ready for you and everything. Aren’t I nice.