Planetside 2 Beta Slated to Begin Monday (and How to Get in First)

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It has been announced that the long awaited Planetside 2 beta will finally launch on Monday, after several previous estimates put forth by the devs and Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley were ultimately delayed. That is unless something terribly wrong happens. If you have not yet heard of it, Planetside 2 is a free to play MMOFPS (up to 2,000 players per map) set in a uniquely ‘persisent world’. In other words, the bases are there to stay 24/7 and can be captured over and over by one of 3 unique factions.

But many fans may be asking “what makes this announcement any different than the previous which all turned out to be a bust?” Good question.

In a tweet by Smedley, he stated that beta is ‘going to be Monday at 2pm’, giving both hope and doubt to eager players. While this is nothing new, a recent post on Reddit by Smedley gives some further hope to fans. One comment asked Smedley “on a scale of 1-10, how sure are you about beta Monday?” In response, Smedley said ’9.99999′. Not only is that a lot of 9′s, but it’s about as close as possible to ‘absolutely unless our servers spontaneously combust’ as you can get.

So how do you get into the Planetside 2 beta?

While you may hear a million different answers to this question on the fan forums and other outlets, there is actually an official answer by Smedley. The breakdown of who enters first is as follows:

  1. Currently subscribed Planetside 1 veterans (stated to all get in on Monday).
  2. Previously subbed Planetside 1 veterans.
  3. Those with ‘priority keys’ (anyone who was given a key on their Twitter, E3, and so on).
  4. Everyone else who signed up on their site.

This list is based on a ton of tweets and feedback from the Planetside 2 team, but here is a tweet from Smedley re-iterating it for proper sourcing. This will mark the first time that Smedley has not only firmly stated that the beta will begin on a set date, but reached out the community (via Reddit) to talk about it. If you’ve been waiting for the Planetside 2 beta to both check out the game and help in the development process (I know I have been), then this is simply awesome news.

While we wait, here’s a Planetside 2 gameplay video with over 45 minutes of play:


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3 Comments on "Planetside 2 Beta Slated to Begin Monday (and How to Get in First)"

  1. Mike T August 4, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

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  2. Dan August 5, 2012 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Very excited for Planetside 2 beta.

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