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Escalation Update - Status

Hey everyone,

I want to provide a quick update on the current state of the Escalation launch.

Based on community feedback from our playtests this week on the Public Test Server (PTS), we've identified a small handful of issues we feel are critical to address before launch. While we've been making good progress fixing critical bugs and improving performance and client/server stability, the Escalation launch date is still a day-to-day decision. Once we are able to conduct multiple playtests on PTS at scale, and confirm the issues above have been resolved, we will greenlight the update to Live servers. 

Your participation in these playtests is and has been critical - I can't tell you how much we appreciate your willingness to jump in on short notice and help us. In the interest of full transparency, we'll continue to regularly update this page until we go Live so that everyone in the community is fully aware of the launch status and timing.


Andy Sites
Executive Producer, PlanetSide 2


UPDATE - February 28, 2020

The team just completed the publish of a new build to the Public Test Server (PTS) and servers have been unlocked. Please patch up and report any critical issues that you may encounter.

We will be monitoring feedback over the weekend and publishing any necessary fixes to PTS on Monday or early Tuesday. If the build is looking solid by early next week, we plan to conduct two larger-scale public playtests by mid-week to confirm whether or not its ready to go Live.

Today's changes below:


  • Deployables (such as Turrets) can no longer be placed on Bastion weakpoints
  • Flak Cannon rounds now damage Bastions
  • Increased amount of damage Orbital Strike does to Bastions
  • Fixed a rare client crash that could occur when a Bastion that a player is controlling is turning



  • Optimized spotlights in Sanctuary for performance
  • Adjusted how sections of Sanctuary for performance
  • Sanctuary resource vendors no longer incorrectly preview a gun model if the user has nothing to trade



  • Fixed an issue that caused the last Orbital Strike in your Armory to occasionally be a dud
  • Increased the maximum flight height on Indar by 10%
  • Fixed Desolation world map using the wrong icon and description
  • Outfit War time and date is now displayed correctly
  • Added feedback to Black Market vendor purchases, which should prevent accidental repeat purchases
  • Empire Strength scoring is no longer shown when a Meltdown Alert is active
  • Fixed numerous minor UI issues
  • Fixed a physics crash that was occurring for some players