Planetside 2 [PC]
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Planetside 2 PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Nov-20-2012
US Release Date:
Nov-20-2012
AU Release Date:
Nov-20-2012
Official release date


Genre
Shooter
Online
Theme
Sci fi
War
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Planetside 2 System Requirements
INTEL CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia GPU
AMD GPU
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
GD Adjusted Requirements
4 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 6
Win Xp 64
DX 9
15 GB
FPS
Recommended Requirements
6 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 8
Win 7 64
DX 11
15 GB
FPS
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
Planetside 2 Gamer Feedback Results
  • Anti Aliasing
    FXAA
    CSAA 16x
    CSAA 32x
    CSAA 8x
    CSAA 8xQ
    MLAA
    MSAA 2x
    MSAA 4x
    MSAA 8x
    SMAA
    SSAA
    TXAA 2x
    TXAA 4x
    Mac OS
    Yes 25%
    No 75%
    Console Port
    Yes 26%
    No 74%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 80%
    No 20%
    Sandbox Quality
    Non-existent 48%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 78%
  • What People Will Pay
    $28
    AMD optimised
    Yes 62%
    No 38%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 91%
    No 9%
    Game too Buggy
    No 90%
    Yes 10%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 66%
    No 34%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 72%
    No 28%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 100%
    Replayability
    Yes
    4.4 / 10
  • Time to Complete
    79 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 97%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 61%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
  • Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 91%
    Anytime Quick Save
    No
    Worth Getting
    Yes 97%
    No 3%
8.4

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The latest system requirements News for Planetside 2
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Full system requirements for Planetside 2 reported on Oct-25-2012

Planetside 2 is better than Battlefield 3. Thats the hype surrounding this giant of an online shooter. Its a sprawling sci-fi multiplayer with a huge war that ebbs and flows. Also we have some inside info on what the Planetside 2 system requirements are going to be.

This game will hopefully run on a broad spectrum of machines, including some laptops. But, and that's a big but, despite the lower entry curve, Planetside 2 is likely to have some features that will actually utilise the sheer power of some of those modern CPUs. You know, the ones that are gathering dusty from lack of a real work out. So here are the Planetside 2 System Requirements...

Planetside 2 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP(SP3), Windows Vista(SP2), or Windows 7

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz / AMD Athlon X2 running at 2.2 GHz

RAM: 2GB Memory

GPU RAM: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 256 MB of VRAM

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / AMD Radeon HD 3870 or greater

DX: 9.0c

HD: 7.75GB Free hard drive space and needs 4GB extra free space to play

AUDIO: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit

Some points of note at the moment

1. The older GeForce 8600 listed in these Planetside 2 specifications is quite a bit less powerful than the HD 3870. We feel this is likely due to some of the obviously Nvidia based features that have been optimised for. Planetside 2 has some neat environmental features like snowstorms that use phsyx. So powering that with your machine wont come cheap when faced with the sheer scale of the maps.

We wanted to double check though, so we pushed this point to John Smedley, CEO of Sony Online Entertainment and he replied super fast, as always - Yes I can confirm, as this game is more catered for Nvidia cards, it will require a AMD 3870.

2. The listed Hard drive space is actual space taken up at the time of writing this article. This can and will obviously shift a little as new patches/updates are rolled out. But, of course, this happens with all games now a days as they often get patches far past the initial sales date.

Planetside 2 Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7

CPU: Intel Core i5-661 3.33GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 910

RAM: 4GB Memory

GPU RAM: 1GB

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon HD 5850 or greater

DX: 11

HD7.75GB Free hard drive space and needs 4GB extra free space to play

Here are some publisher notes on the subject -

Performance - this is #1 with a bullet. We have major improvements coming in the upcoming patches. We're aware it's not perfect. As it stands now we know the game needs improving in all areas. We are currently CPU bound which means it's more important what kind of CPU you have versus what kind of graphics card. As I said we have major improvements coming. This isn't magic. It's hard work. Planetside 2 is always going to have a higher end requirement than other similar games because of the scale of fights we have.

Planetside 2 is due out on November 20th and is a PC exclusive and it will be free to play. So we can imagine the GD Warriors will be out in force once the game goes live to everyone.

All the data here will be tweaked over the coming weeks to stay inline with the developers final adjustments to their game before official release. Finally, dont forget to provide your feedback once you get into the game.

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flavius588
17:26 Nov-25-2014
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Fps + settings pls :D

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Medium, with fps ranging from 10 to 60, lower in larger fights and higher just in small and roaming around the map.

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17:24 Nov-25-2014
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how much fps will i get?

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19:06 Nov-25-2014
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High settings overall, with 30+ fps. Also AMD card so, I think it would range a bit from 20 or so to 90. I think ultra would work as well just larger fights you might get a little fps dropping.

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PCJeqz
22:02 Nov-21-2014
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Any idea of FPS? Thanks

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coolinb123
22:51 Nov-24-2014
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I would say Medium to High Settings, but your ram Leave the settings at Medium probably around the lowest 10 frames all the way up to 60. As this game varies quite a bit with its frames per second.

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PCJeqz
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Thanks:)

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Shadowblade531
03:32 Nov-18-2014
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What does Game Debate think I'll run this at?

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AntonSchoeman
18:47 Nov-18-2014
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You'll run this game on ultra settings with 60+ fps ;)

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19:24 Nov-18-2014
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AntonSchoeman what whould I run it at and whats the best render distance?

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Shadowblade531
16:34 Nov-20-2014
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Thanks Anton. Didn't want to try to play it until I was sure I could

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10:50 Nov-20-2014
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settings and fps??? can i run at high settings 1080p with good fps???

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coolinb123
22:54 Nov-24-2014
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Flat line in my opinion is no you can not run that at good FPS, at 1080, if you lowered the settings a bit to Medium I would say you could run the game with Work-able frame rate.

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deathkonj
06:24 Nov-20-2014
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I lag on low .Why ?

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Shadowblade531
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Try hitting Alt and F in game, and see what the game's is having issues with.

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deathkonj
06:29 Nov-21-2014
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Il ,try but now the game is not playable

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schylerchase
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FPS? Please?

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22:56 Nov-24-2014
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15 to 70. My opinion between Medium and High Settings, varying on the fights your in.

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xartomantilo7
21:57 Nov-17-2014
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settings and FPS for me? thanks

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22:57 Nov-24-2014
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"I would say Medium to High Settings probably around the lowest 10 frames all the way up to 60. As this game varies quite a bit with its frames per second." Exactly what I said for PCJeqz

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Set this game to load from RAM disk eliminated most FPS issues for me. Solid 45+ on highest possible settings at 1080p. Though honestly I play this one at 1280/1024 as i dislike widescreen. AMD CPU here some of you Intel guys could try it.

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Shadowblade531
16:45 Nov-20-2014
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This game hates AMD CPUs for some reason. Glad to see that you're running it as well as you are

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please tell me i could run this game on high in large battle at 45 fps or more if not what settings do i need to achieve that. neeeeeebs gaaaaaaaammmmiiiinnnngggggggggg

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Casdune
22:36 Nov-22-2014
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You can easily if you mix up the settings right, this game hates amd cpus so much. there is a steam forum that suggest the settings to run this game quite well

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