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Performance Update 1 is LIVE!

By: Margaret "Luperza" Krohn

After pulling a final all-nighter, the PlanetSide 2 development team is content with their first Performance Update Patch which went live Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at about 9:00 AM PST. The Performance Update Patch Notes showcase all the changes that were made including a plethora of performance and non-performance subjects - from memory optimization to bug fixes.


Players have been excited to see this update go live and the 10,000 players who helped test out these changes on the PTS (Public Test Server) have been granted a three day 50% experience boost!


Technical Director, Ryan Elam, stated, “We focused our efforts on the machines that more than 80% of our player base had, which is quad-core or above, AMD and Intel, 4G or more RAM, Windows 64-bit, AMD and NVIDIA GPUs. We focused almost entirely on CPU optimizations, because it's a great deal easier to lower GPU settings when you want higher FPS.”


Over the next few weeks, we will likely release a hotfix build or two. We will also be giving you more information about our long-term plans and where our efforts will be focused going forwards.”


For all the behind the scenes developer footage, detailing what it takes to make PlanetSide 2 faster check out the Operation: Make Faster Game series! Ready your frames and watch as Ryan Elam and Ryan Wells scramble to make the final touches and tweaks to the PlanetSide 2 OMFG performance update number one!

Don’t forget to hop into game and let us know what you think about the update!