If you’re like a fair number of the Ten Ton Hammer community and staff, you’re probably anxiously waiting to find out when PlanetSide 2 will finally open its doors to beta. While the date has yet to be set, PlanetSide 2 Executive Producer Josh Hackney has posted a new beta blog on the PlanetSide 2 website to talk about what we’ll be seeing in the coming weeks.

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style="font-style: italic;">The New Conglomerate shall ride once more.

With E3 2012 now behind us, the PlanetSide 2 team will be making their way to several other events this year such as ChinaJoy, GamesCom, San Diego Comic Con, and PAX Prime. But the big thing on the team and community’s mind is the start of closed beta. PlanetSide 2 is currently undergoing an internal closed beta testing phase to get things primed for the masses waiting to enter when closed beta finally begins. Of course, there’s still a little more work to do before that happens to ensure hardware and servers are ready to meet the challenge. Once that’s good to go, the fun begins.

External Beta will include primary rounds of entry for existing PlanetSide 1 players and additional External Beta registrants, including those who obtained Beta codes from the PC Gamer magazine cover feature. Playtests will be scheduled during this time to ensure the maximum testing of specific aspects of the game with ever increasing numbers of players. Your participation is extremely valuable to us and we’ll be balancing and revising base layouts based on your feedback. Again, we will be inviting as many of our existing PlanetSide 1 players as we can into the early phases of Beta determined by a number of different factors, including machine type. Rest assured PlanetSide 1 players... you’re top of the list in each phase.

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style="font-style: italic;">Join PlanetSide Day and you too can shoot a Vanu.

If you’re itching for a good fight while you wait for your chance at the PlanetSide 2 beta, there’s some extra good news if you’re a former PlanetSide player. Last week we reported on the PlanetSide community’s efforts to get former outfits to return to the game on July 1st for PlanetSide Day and enjoy one more massive conflict in the original PlanetSide stomping grounds. But returning for a single day of fun may not sound too appealing to a lot of people. Luckily, SOE has stepped in and removed any excuse not to attend this find event. Closing out his blog, Hackney announced that in celebration of PlanetSide Day, SOE is granting all former PlanetSide players 30 free days of game time starting this week.

Can’t wait for the launch of PlanetSide 2 Beta? Itching for some action? Pass the time and start honing your skills again in PlanetSide 1! The community is returning to Auraxis this Sunday, July 1st, in celebration of PlanetSide Day. In support of this monumental occasion, starting this week, SOE is granting 30 days of free game time to every former PlanetSide player who has ever had an active subscription!  

So what are you waiting for? Head over to the SOE website to download the PlanetSide client and we’ll see you on PlanetSide Day.

Thanks to our friends at PlanetSide Universe for the tip.

Source: PlanetSide 2 website

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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