This fault appears to be as a direct result of the most recent, large update, issued 9/4/2015. I can open the Launchpad and, indeed, the game, properly. After selecting my character and waiting past the loading screen, PlanetSide 2 halts just as the main menu map screen begins to load - all I get to see are the sides of the background of the map - the map, itself, doesn't load. This problem is persisting and has no game error attached to it. I am forced to force-close the process in order to stop it from taking over my computer's resources (everything begins to lag a hefty amount, to the point where my desktop appears to be unresponsive - this is all until I force-close the PlanetSide 2 process). In Task Manager and at this point, PlanetSide 2 is shown as 'Not responding'. The game was working fine until this update was installed. No other errors are showing at my end and it is pretty obvious that this has something to do with the aforementioned game update.