PlanetSide 2’s Amerish continent is about to leave surgery with a facelift. SOE’s crack team of cosmetic surgeons have been busy implementing the lattice system – changing base layouts and adding six new outposts – and fiddling around with the mission system for the whole game.
The first update is due out on Wednesday, according to Shacknews, overhauling Amerish, and a second update will drop a week later, bringing changes across all of PlanetSide 2.
The overhaul for Amerish will see bases repositioned around the terrain of the continent to limit where vehicles can approach choke points, and areas like Ascent and Raven’s Landing will become more challenging for defenders to hold onto.
On February 26th, the second update will go live, promising to create a more user-friendly experience for new players by giving them a quiz, the result of which will suggest what class they might be most comfortable with as well as suggestions for appropriate loadouts. Two default loadouts will also be made available, instead of the single loadout that new players previously had to be content with.
The changes to the mission system mean that they will become more objective orientated. Squad leaders will be able to dictate soldier objectives by their actions, and they’ll be able to make quick missions for their platoon, the completion of which will reward everyone with XP.
A new death screen is also being tossed into the mix, and instead of just showing who killed you and with what weapon, dead players will be able to see where their killer was on the minimap, giving groups a chance to hunt down foes who haven’t kept on the move if they want a spot of revenge.