All PS4 servers will come down for the same update on Tuesday, November 23, at 8:00am PST (6:00pm CEST). Downtime is expected to last up to 3 hours. -- Nine Years of War It's been almost nine years since PlanetSide 2's PC release on Nov. 20, 2012, and the war is still going strong. To celebrate this special occasion, we've got some treats in store. Double Experience! Enjoy Double Experience for ALL PLAYERS from Nov. 17 - Nov. 25. Commemorative Decal! Unlock a commemorative decal for your armor or vehicles for 1 Cert in the Depot! Developer Livestream! On Nov. 17, we previewed the incoming continent of Oshur! Check out the recent livestream here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1208413194 Unlock a commemorative decal for 1 Cert in the Depot! New Anniversary Bundles in the Depot! Unlock access to new anniversary items this anniversary! In line with the theme of our update, many of the weapons and cosmetics have maritime aspects woven throughout them. New helmets, Heavy Assault armors, and variant "meta" LMGs have made their way into this year's mix. Fleet Admiral's Bundle - 7999 DBC Fair Winds Profile Banner Fleet Admiral Title Quartermaster Title Deckhand Title The Swashbuckler (Melee Weapon) NS-44AE Mutiny (Common Pool Sidearm) Depth Charge Drop Pod Privateer Heavy Assault Armor (NC) Conquistador Heavy Assault Armor (TR) Crustacean Heavy Assault Armor (VS) Maritime Heavy Assault Armor (NSO) Privateer Helmet (NC) Conquistador Helmet (TR) Crustacean Helmet (VS) Maritime Helmet (NSO) "Treasured" LA-1 Anchor (NC LMG) "Treasured" MSW-R (TR LMG) "Treasured" Orion VS54 (VS LMG) "Treasured" XMG-100 (NSO LMG) Gangplank Camouflage High-seas Camouflage Heroic Boost - 12 Month Gangplank camo, necessary for any sea-worthy (?) vessel. Yarr. Fleet Admiral's Bundle - 3999 DBC Fair Winds Profile Banner Quartermaster Title Deckhand Title The Swashbuckler (Melee Weapon) Privateer Helmet (NC) Conquistador Helmet (TR) Crustacean Helmet (VS) Maritime Helmet (NSO) "Treasured" LA-1 Anchor (NC LMG) "Treasured" MSW-R (TR LMG) "Treasured" Orion VS54 (VS LMG) "Treasured" XMG-100 (NSO LMG) High-seas Camouflage Heroic Boost - 6 Month "The Swashbuckler" energy cutlass is a stylish cosmetic variant of the default knife. Fleet Admiral's Bundle - 1999 DBC Fair Winds Profile Banner Deckhand Title Privateer Helmet (NC) Conquistador Helmet (TR) Crustacean Helmet (VS) Maritime Helmet (NSO) Campaign 02, Distant Shores, Begins Now! Our second-ever campaign, Distant Shores is now Live. Learn more about what Oshur once was, and the preparation needed to return. We've made changes to the Campaign and Chapter UI to facilitate some new functionality with Campaigns. The first is that Chapter 01 will now be playable, even if Chapter 02 has already started. Though Chapter 01 must still be completed first. Chapters are now unlocked individually, instead of unlocking the Campaign in its entirety. Members still receive access to each Chapter for free. These changes bring us a little closer to an eventual long-term goal of allowing old, "archived" Campaigns to remain playable or be brought back after they've expired. New cosmetics, faction specific abilities, and prototype vehicle configurations will be available through the campaign. Oh, that little guy? I wouldn't worry about that little guy. A Note Regarding The Shattered Warpgate, on PS4 Due to hardware limitations, we're unable to bring the last chapter of The Shattered Warpgate to PS4 in good conscience. However, to reward the folks who were able to complete either the first or second chapter of Campaign 01, we will be giving all of the Chapter and Campaign completion rewards to your characters upon login. PS4 players will receive these rewards, and be able to partake in the Distant Shores campaign, after the update hits Live. Race through A.S.P. 2! Players are now able to move beyond the first level of the Advanced Specialization Program and reset their Battle Rank once more to unlock even more A.S.P. skills. The A.S.P. system becomes available for a character who has hit at least Battle Rank 100. Visit the My Profile screen to reset your Battle Rank, and unlock new passive skills for your character. Members bypass the certification cost of activating A.S.P. Koltyr Removed this continent from the rotation once again until we have better controls over the ability to open and close it. All large continents will once again unlock without population checks. Balance Adjustments Arbalest (TR only assault rifle) Drastically reduced vertical recoil for the first 4 shots in the burst. Stabilizing rotor now reduces cone of fire bloom by 25%, instead of reducing recoil by 30%. MGR-C1 Charger(NC only carbine) Short reload from 2.475sec. to 2.15sec. Long reload from 3.38sec. to 2.75sec. Misc. Changes, Fixes, and Additions Esamir will now correctly appear locked on the world map when the continent is unavailable. Fixed an issue with the NS Scorpion UI indicator not charging properly. The world map table in the upstairs Warpgate room should now allow players to Join Combat when used outside of the tutorial missions. The Anti-Vehicle MANA Turret can now zoom while aiming. Spawning on deployed vehicles and routers in the Warpgate no longer provides spawn experience.