PlanetSide 2 Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary with Double XP Week

The battle for Auraxis has raged on for five years and Daybreak is ready to honor the soldiers of PlanetSide 2.


It's a special week for the folks at Daybreak Games. The battle for the continent of Auraxis has officially raged on for five years, with control going back and forth across its three most powerful factions. Whlie the armed conflict isn't taking a break anytime soon, Daybreak would like to celebrate the dedicated soldiers of PlanetSide 2 on this fifth anniversary of the game's release.

A Double XP week kicked off on Friday morning and will last all the way through the end of next Friday, November 24 at 11:59PM PT. In addition to that, there are plans in place for the official fifth anniversary date of Monday, November 20. PS2 players can pick up a special Fifth Anniversary Decal for free. Special Fifth Anniversary Bundles will also be made available in the depot on that same date across Initiate's, Soldier's, and Commander's tiers. The bundle's contents can be found on the PlanetSide 2 website.

More details on how Daybreak is celebrating PlanetSide 2's five years can be found on the PS2 update post. Shacknews salutes PlanetSide 2, as well as our Chatty community's own Giant Communist Robots squad. We've tossed in a video below spotlighting one of the old weekly Shackbattles. And this being Chatty, it can get a little NSFW for language, but otherwise, enjoy!

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    November 17, 2017 12:35 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, PlanetSide 2 Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary with Double XP Week

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      November 17, 2017 1:13 PM

      man i played *so* much of this game back when it first came out. I should check it out again!

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      November 17, 2017 1:58 PM

      It's amazing that even five years later,PS2 is still ahead of it's time for a FPS.

      Even with all of it's faults on the PS4,I can't go back to generic match play shooters and I'll NEVER play an arena shooter/hero shooter again.If more players cared about team/faction victories,and not just individual accomplishments and stat padding,more games like this would exist.

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      November 18, 2017 1:14 PM

      LOVE this game and love the engine they use in it.