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PTS Update: New Anniversary Weapon & Now on Steam!

As part of our PlanetSide 16th Anniversary Celebration, we've released the new NS-03 Thumper heavy grenade launcher to the PlanetSide 2 Test Server! 

The Thumper is a Heavy Weapon available as a primary weapon option for the Heavy Assault class. By default, this six-round grenade launcher lobs anti-infantry fragmentation rounds with moderate damage. Two alternate ammunition types are also available:

  • Disruptor Ammunition wreaks havoc on electronics, and will drain shield and ability energy a small amount on impact.
  • Incendiary Ammunition will ignite nearby infantry, dealing damage over time (Known issue: DoT is currently not applying, and will be fixed in an upcoming PTS update).

This weapon is a work in progress, so statistics and visual elements may change before hitting Live - try it out on Test now!

We're also excited to share that the PlanetSide 2 Test Server can now be downloaded directly to your Steam Library! 

To download, simply launch your Steam client and visit the PlanetSide 2 store page. You'll see a notice toward the bottom of the page to begin installation of the Test Server. Once complete, "PlanetSide 2 - Test" will show up in your Steam library next to the main game.


Check out the official PS2 forums for full patch notes on the latest PTS update, including changes made to the Spawn System, Squadplay, and other fixes.