The sun is shining, the weather sweet, the promise of QUAD XP gets us moving our feet! It’s summertime in Auraxis, soldier, and with the new season comes an extravaganza of summer fun! Kicking off Wednesday, June 26, and running through Saturday, August 31, celebrate your fight for freedom with the return of the Soldier Soaker pistol and Water Balloon grenades, both available throughout the event. Special Summer Directives (with new challenges!), the new NS-03 Thumper Heavy grenade launcher, and a special Independence Day QUAD XP event for ALL PLAYERS highlight the festivities! Read on for the full details on everything going on in Auraxis this Summer! NEW SUMMER EVENT (June 26 – August 31) Soldier Soaker returns: All Players gain access to a water-filled pistol sidearm that can be used for event completion, and will douse targets who are on fire Water Balloons return: All Players gain access to a water balloons that detonate in a big splash on contact, dousing targets who are on fire, and counting toward event completion INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENT (July 4 – One Day Only) 4x Experience For ALL, available on July 4 only! Freedom Thrusters return: Light Assaults receive max rank Skirmisher Jump Jets with Independence Day flair for the duration of the event Patriot Camo returns: Faction specific Patriot camo returns (NSO getting a Patriot camo is tentative) Nomad-I Light Assault Armor returns (NC Light Assault Armor with Independence Day color scheme) NEW SUMMER DIRECTIVE Beat the Heat: Score kills with a Summer Holiday Weapon Beachhead: Kill enemy vehicles while in a vehicle yourself King of the Castle: Earn experience by capturing or defending a control point Summer Support Ribbons: Earn summer support ribbons by resupplying or repairing friendly vehicles while in a vehicle yourself Crashing Waves: Earn MAX kills during the Maximum Pressure event Tour Guide: Earn gunner kills on enemies defending an Aerial Anomaly DIRECTIVE REWARDS Tier 1 Reward: 1 Day 50% Experience Boost, 100 Certs Tier 2 Reward: 1x Basic Implant Pack, 100 ISO-4 Tier 3 Reward: Cloud Cover Camo Tier 4 Reward: “Surfer” title, Indar Shoreline Banner NEW HEAVY WEAPON (Releases June 26) The Thumper NS-03 Heavy Weapon joins the Common Pool for the Heavy Assault Class 6 round magazine grenade launcher with 3 ammunition types, Frag, Incendiary, and Disruptor At the same time, we’ll be adding a new directive to the Heavy Assault tree that asks players to get assist ribbons for the Heavy Assault class Check out our Developer Stream on Twitch for a preview! ALERT CHANGES Refine and Refuel is removed from the alert rotation Gaining Ground is removed from the alert rotation Maximum Pressure is added to the alert rotation: Maximum Pressure is a new alert that asks players to get as many kills as possible, and makes MAX units free for the duration of the event The war is far from over, so beat the heat while you still can, soldiers!