PlanetSide 2 celebrates summer with the return of squirt guns and water balloons

    
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Just because you’re in an endless war for territory doesn’t mean you can’t take a moment to celebrate the summer months. That would appear to be the rationale behind the PlanetSide 2 summertime event that’s going on now in the multiplayer shooter.

From now until Saturday, August 31st, PlanetSide 2 players will see the Soldier Soaker sidearm and Water Balloon grenades make a comeback, along with the related Summer Directive that challenges players to score kills with seasonal weapons. There will also be an Independence Day event on July 4th that provides 4x the XP for everyone all day long, along with several seasonal items.

The most recent update to PlanetSide 2 has also made some changes to the Alert Rotation, added a new grenade launcher, and introduced a variety of adjustments to some of the online shooter’s weapons. All of these changes are in the patch notes in the link above.

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Feyd Darkholme

The game is doing really well right now, at least on Emerald. I rarely find it hard to find a decent fight, even at ridiculous times of the day. Also performance for me has been great. Even in huge fights I get reasonably high FPS. The spawn system has been improved 200%. My only real complaint regarding newer content is the new grenade launcher is wholly underwhelming especially for a primary weapon.

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Dankey Kang

I agree. Despite the constant crying on reddit (which will never change), the game is in the best state it has ever been in imo, especially with regards to performance. The thumper is hot garbage but I think they’re being really apprehensive with it since it has the potential to cause a lot of problems if overtuned.

As for the Summer event, the water pistol sucks anus and so do the balloons but thankfully it’s only temporary and for a bit of fun. I wish I had more time to grind the directives but between this, SMM2 and the new FFXIV expansion, time is a very valuable commodity.

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Feyd Darkholme

lol the squirt gun is a killing machine if you practice with it… people get so salty when you kill them with it and they are using a real weapon! I’ve been whispered at more in the last week and called a hacker and various epithets than I ever have before! I’m working on the directives, so I’ve suffered through playing with it as my secondary for the last several days… No real secondary or grenades and using weird loadouts is always a struggle during these events.