Select your empire – Terran Republic, New Conglomerate, or Vanu Soverignty - and choose one of six distinct classes to build your soldier to match your play-style, or the needs of your squad, outfit, or Empire. Then join forces on the battlefields of Auraxis and #MakeWarStories.
Built on the Forgelight™ Engine, PlanetSide 2 is free-to-play on the PC and PlayStation Network. Get more value to your gameplay by becoming a member.
Battles take place not between dozens of troops, but thousands; with air and ground vehicles slugging it out alongside squads of troops. Whether in open fields, tightly packed urban centers, or enormous structures, planning, teamwork and communication are essential. PlanetSide 2 features incredible continent maps with dozens of square kilometers of seamless gameplay space; every inch of which is hand-crafted, contestable space. With the territorial control meta-game, landmass has intrinsic value.
With six distinct classes, players can build their soldier to match their play-style, or the needs of their squad, outfit or Empire. Each combat role, vehicle and weapon has extensive skill trees that will allow players to grow characters, unlock weapons, attachments, equipment, specialized skills, vehicles, and more. The six classes are Light Assault, Heavy Assault, Combat Medic, Engineer, Infiltrator, and MAX (which stands for Mechanized Assault Exosuit).
There are many categories of weapons available to use in battle on Auraxis, from melee weapons to shotguns to battle rifles. Which weapons are available for you to use depends on which class you choose. While an Infiltrator may take up a sniper rifle, a combat medic can use an assault rifle, and Heavy Assault can use light machine guns. All weapons and add-ons can be tested in the VR Training Facility, and soldiers can customize their weapons with skins to suit their personal tastes.
Turn the tide of battle in a wide variety of vehicles, from the direct-fire, heavily-armored Main Battle Tank to the fire support and troop insertion role of the Galaxy air transport. Take control of battlefield logistics with the ability to place destructible spawn locations on the map for your faction, creating organic, player-created hard points of resistance around strategic areas. Many vehicles are available to all soldiers, but there are also Empire-specific vehicles available as well. Customize your vehicle with hood ornaments and decals.
Rebels, freedom fighters, or terrorists? The New Conglomerate operates as a loosely organized band of dissidents, vehemently opposed to the stranglehold that the Terran Republic has on Auraxis. Led by an unusual quorum of outcasts, industry titans, pirates, and former military leaders, the New Conglomerate is unwavering and prepared to achieve their goals by any means necessary.Play Video
An authoritarian government that leverages military might to maintain strict control over the colonial citizens, the Terran Republic is obsessed with the preservation of law and order and are thus seen by some to be an oppressive and dictatorial force. But many view the TR as the only hope for lasting security on Auraxis.Play Video
Vanu has taught that only through technology can humanity evolve its next state of existence. The Vanu Sovereignty is extremely advanced, employing powerful alien technology on the battlefield. Their singular purpose is to uncover the secrets hidden away in ancient artifacts scattered over the surface of Auraxis, and they will annihilate anyone who interferes.Play Video
Player Studio™ is a program that invites players (in approved participating countries) to download sample geometry, learn how virtual items are constructed, and try designing items. You can try your hand at writing a creative name, item description, and rationale for how it fits into the ongoing storyline. Selected items will be offered for sale in the DGC Marketplace alongside items created by staff artists, priced in DGC's Daybreak Cash virtual currency. Revenue from the sale of these items will be shared back with the creative player.