OH MY GOD IT IS HERE. After hours of rigorous beta testing, bug fixes, content additions and faction balancing, Planetside 2 has officially launched today! Say what you may about a games release timing, be it too early or not, Planetside 2 has ushered in a new standard for MMOFPS gaming, something SOE has done twice now with the Planetside franchise.

While Planetside 2 has had a sort of love/hate relationship going with its fans, you cannot overlook what SOE has done to bring the FPS up to code before release. Bugs post release for any MMO this size are always inevitable, but Sony has seemingly outdone themselves, pushing patch after patch to the beta servers in order to improve upon all areas of concern and adding content at semi-regular intervals.

Check out the trailer above for some real in-game action. No need for CGI trailers there. You can also check out our first look of Planetside 2 here.

The download option on the official site seems to be having issues at the time of this post. As a friendly reminder you can download the game through steam as well (currently doing so as I type this), just make sure you restart steam before attempting to download the game.

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. Overall this is good game! Each class has their own unique weapons so i like it! The map is very big and it is good for me because i am sniper guy 🙂 😀 but sometimes i will use the light assault. Guest what? I can get many killes with it! Who say that this game is bad and sucks it is just you sucks dont know how to play and dont have any skills! :P. And actually i do not even use a real money!.

    I rate this game 9/10! 🙂 😀 😛

  2. When im played this game my cpu was almost 100% all the time, my gpu usage was around 5%. at big battles 1-5 fps, without battles 70 fps. I think SOE must optimize his game if he want players on the servers. Actually they lose thousands of players every months since the beta was started.

  3. ah cmon man… stop crying if you can’t play in the battlefields 🙂
    go play some games which have some boring small 4player maps 😀

  4. First experience: Had to wait 3 days as EU client was bugged. PEople said there was a way to hack the .ini file on the US steam DL to openthe EU serves…but you lose all after they fix EU. So they fix it 3 days later:

    1) First foot patrol expereince: Die. You will start off dropped in after a story cut scene, SOME REASON they drop you in right at an enemy base and 1 shot dead. SO you start a SECOND TIME back at your base…the real game begins (the f** SONY?) – After that odd start, I am no surronded by fellow foot troops all AFK. That is right, 50 or so men just hanging out what looks to be the gayest techno room ever. Even if the chicks are there, the chick models are super manly. They did not change the body models for women…. So ok, lets move, big airships everywhere and cmputer stations to spawn one…no…I just want to get feel for combat, so I press M for map. I notice I can auto hop right into combat…but, I prefer to feel out the controls on foot. Ill walk.

    As soon as you walk it (long way to go) there are aparently no life players that rolled sniper just waiting for you to walk out of the base shields….that is right, they are balls deep in your territory somewhere in the mountains just sitting there waiting for noobs to walk out not in armor…wow. OK, avoid that and auto spawn into their territory..

    2) Dead again, you are sniped. HMMMM sniper does seem to have an advantage, an OP Advantage, as well, natrually it is an open world map, and since it lacks boulders and trees and objects, you are open game to sniper, so that forced me to LEARN ARMOR!

    3) Got in a truck…it has 2 giatn guns…sadly, this is strange warfare of the future so tey pissed on all the details like caliburs. I THINK I am shooting 50 round cals, but not sure. BF free to play even gets this right. This game feels to child star wars like “here is a gun, now shoot lasers!” and it doesnt matter whos better unless it is a death star…. So that felt uneventful, and I just ended up sitting there picking off a few lost souls on dirt bikes…. and a few hits on flying objects, but im to weak for a full kill, id have to reload my truck mounted gun 6 times to do anything really threatful SIGH.

    4) So I go it on foot, but this time more organized. If I die, may as well die together right? The lag fest and what seems hak fest was way to apparent. Guys half buriedin the ground terrain. Guys shooting through walls of nature. Guys blinking in and out of existence but landing hits on you. Full invisibility (I think that is a class trait). Just not fun. All that in close quarters or open world. NOthing had a “lets strategicly stay here and provide cover fire. IN FACT THAT IS KEY ELEMENT MISSING, NOTHING felt strategic. Just sort of CIRCUMSTANTIAL. Like, oh, your in the open on ahilll, well I have a dirt bike so in this case, I speed past you hop off and shoot you. Again, Squads in BF2 were x1000000 more strategic than this pile of mastadon dump.

    5) I saw CB video of guys in organized tank columns etc. THAT MIGHT work if you and homies all have L33T pcs all on same super fast connection all in synch…but your adversary, and the F2P model doesnt leave that a big choice. It is more like, AFK party, or exploit party (LOTS OF GUYS hiding shooting each other, then reserecting each other to farm points. Technically it is illegal….HAHA good luck finding these guys hiding miles deep ina canyon)

    6) ALLOT MISSING.. IT felt flat. Not exciting, not exhilerating. NOt fun. Just flat. I mean, with all the models to learn from, big hint on games like BF franchise, the direct open world strategic competitor, I am shocked they fail so much. ESPECIALLY after taking players money. And poor EU that got shafted for paying for garbage for 3 days.

    7) I tryed approaching this game from an mechanical point of view, Armor style play. The big galaxy class ffighters await at base to air lift 12 slots worth of seats. They are patient and it shows tact…but sitting in front of 50 AFKers with 1 guy hoping in every 10 min….that is 12 seats x 10min = 120 min of sitting and waiting for a full bird to take off…so I left and hopped into a light fighter, an airborn bird with 3 seats, all gunners…. Die at base border, cant target a thing due to lag or horrid hit box structre, or the fact my GIANT 50+ calibur guns do 2% damage on a guy on a dirt bike….YEAH that feels real…REAL STUPID.

    I am uninstalling. IT just fails on every bench mark. Close combat sucks. not at all like those epic flag wars in BF Free2pay. LArge map warefare fails, as auto spawn and armor and snipers fill the voids of MEHness. base capturing is not feeling fun or rewarding. The death rate (you die 2 shots on foot, you die when noob team spawns something on you, you die for breathing, you die for loading in, you die because oyu are alive) is to high, and reward of kills to low. Even you pwn someone, the feel of reward is small, like, you may as well be shooting a wall, because your kill really doesnt matter on the gran scale of things. So it is like a large open game of QWARP…just try and move and not die…even if your team is winning you know your lame ass was not the guy difusing things…it just is re-inventing a wheel that doesnt need reinventing. IT should have copied the wheel, and just put different color spokes in between to stand out. DERP!

  5. EU launch is a joke. All EU blocked for 2 days, and no updates,not even on twitter. The short cut is to download the US steam and screw with the .Ini file… bur you risk losing all progression if they ever fix the EU servers.
    2 days later client FINALY works, game installs, but massive instability including crash, bad start up corrupt files, GAME ERROR G37

    just on and on. The game is not worth this head ache. Think Ill wait a while. See what F2P FPS comes out to challenge this title. USuall all other publishers have smoother roll outs

  6. Here it is!
    Another pay to win game by SOE!
    Yeah…umh…basiclly every fkn game they publish is P2W…just good graphics and a good gameplay, but if a game is designed to be F2P…goddamnit….it have to be really F2P!
    The same thing goes with DC universe online…good game…yeah nothing to say…
    but if you wanna win, you have to give them your fkn money…

      • Youc an buy all the weapons and stuff for your vehicles and characters with those things you get or you can pay for them with real money… But it takes forever to get 1000 of the ingame stuff so it might just be easier paying 7 dollars for each of the stuff you want lol. Certainly be faster.

  7. Planetside 2,game where skill dont matter just size of random zerg…. played it,unistaled it,and I dont plan to waste my time on that piece of shit,in older era of multiplayer,strong skilled player could dominate,there was no zergs,no mass of noobs

    on other side if you are totaly useless noob,you would love this game,becose you can still win,doing nothing hiding behind your friends


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