PlanetSide 2 brings Escalation to the live servers on February 19

    
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Normally, escalation of a conflict is kind of a bad thing. In the case of PlanetSide 2, though, the upcoming Escalation update is arguably a very good thing because it brings lots of things sure to excite players. For example, there are the new Outfit-owned Bastion carriers, giving every Outfit a mobile piece of air support and a deployment point. This works hand-in-hand with an expanded set of Outfit resources, giving you access to more air-dropped vehicles, facilities, and even troop carriers.

Players will also be able to take advantage of the new Loyalty system for a given outfit, along with the monthly Outfit Wars that pit player groups more directly against one another. Or you could just chill in the new all-faction social hub of the Sanctuary, welcoming everyone to kick back and relax like friends. You can check out some of the features in the video just below, or you can hop along to the game’s test server and try it out right now if you’re so inclined.

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Steely Bob

neato

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agemyth 😩

Those Bastions are so dang cool and a reminder of some of the potential we’ve been told Planetside 2 had from the beginning. There are some obvious limitations with the current implementation, but it is still an big addition to a game most people write off as dead anyway.

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Annoyed badger

so, you cant board them…..so disappointing, BF2142 vibes died right there.

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gelfred

First thought is it better be slow enough to repair that it cant just move behind a tree and be fine 30 seconds later. But some exciting things here.

Would like server merges still though.

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laelgon

Should certainly shake things up, though it’s a bit disappointing to hear it’s not something players can actually board or ride on. The one per empire per map limit also seems like it’s going to create a lot of tension between the big outfits.