PlanetSide 2 enjoys a surge in activity and breaks its own Guinness World Record


Someone dared to post something positive about a game in the MMORPG subreddit. Not only that, but this brave digital wanderer had nice things to say about PlanetSide 2, which isn’t even an MMORPG as someone will pithily point out. We salute your verve, Theomancer the Brave Little Redditor. We also suspect the ravening MMORPG subreddit wolves will come for your flesh soon.

Indeed, PlanetSide 2 has been riding a high note of recent, with over 60% gains in players in February and in the last 30 days to a current 24-hour peak of 6,841 concurrent players. For context, those numbers are similar to figures enjoyed by the game on Steam in middle to late 2014. Those numbers also saw the multiplayer shooter hit the top seller’s list on Steam and break its own 2015 Guinness World Record for most players in a single FPS battle, with 1,283 players on Esamir instead of the 1,158-player fight according to executive producer Andy Sites.

While worldwide quarantines are likely helping things out, one can also likely look at the large-scale Escalation update as a huge draw. Whatever the reason, things are on an upswing for the once beleaguered FPS.


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Current activity for the last 30 days says its a dead game.

Month Avg. Players: 2,310.3
Gain: -431.1
% Gain: -15.72%
Peak Players: 4,255

This is Sony not giving 2Fs about the franchise and milking it for all those micro-trans. Its a dead game that is not bringing in new blood but rather recycling the old guard. Planetside 3 should have launched by now. They could have revitalized the franchise with a new, more efficient engine, better less clunky combat, and a re-balance of game mechanics. Most of the old guard is not coming back. they burned that bridge.

The fact that they had averages near launch of 20K+ that never came back is a testament to how dead this game is, and how little Sony cares.

Anderson Snyder

Enquanto bomba no PC, o PS4 continua esquecido pelos DEVs.


Game launch population you say…


The number of players is not what caused it to hit the steam charts. We as players did a review bomb to bring the rating to 95% because we love this game. The hype with the new content along with out advertisement (completely player driven and lead by DRmoneypants from WTAC) is what got us back on the steam page.

If you have never tried or haven’t played in ages.. This game isn’t like anything you’ve know. It’s been massively updated and makes Battlefields 64 player maps look like a litter box.

Bruno Brito

DBG game.

While i absolutely think their IPs are great ( EQ and PS ), they deserve a better company.

Dankey Kang

DBG are scumbags, make no mistake about that, but the team working on PS2 are perhaps the most dedicated and focused I have ever seen for a game. Despite all the trouble SoE and DBG put them through, they steered this game through hell and high water to get it to where it is now, so for that they deserve respect.

The PS2 team was actually reduced to just 3 people during the height of H1z1, and the team has had to endure layoffs and reshuffles aplenty over the years. The death of PS:A brought some good fortune to the game with the formation of RPG and now it looks like Planetside is poised to grow for years to come, or at least until another MMOFPS comes along and steals its crown.

Kickstarter Donor

A game that never really lived up to its potential.

It’s never been a great game, but it’s always been good. And it’s kept plugging along with updates and fixes while many “Better” games have died around it.

Hats off to PS2 for keeping the faith, even after Sony threw them to the wolves.

maydrock .

PS2 is definitely some of the funnest pvp I have ever done, once the population started significantly dieing off, not so much, but the first 2 years or so was really great.


I reinstalled it a week ago after not playing for a few years and have had so much in the battles.