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 20%
    No 80%
    Console Port
    Yes 28%
    No 72%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 77%
    No 23%
    Sandbox Quality
    Non-existent 52%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 76%
  • What People Will Pay
    $28
    AMD optimised
    Yes 62%
    No 38%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 90%
    No 10%
    Game too Buggy
    No 89%
    Yes 11%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 66%
    No 34%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 69%
    No 31%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 100%
    Replayability
    Yes
    4.8 / 10
  • Time to Complete
    73 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 97%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 63%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
  • Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 95%
    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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May-09-2014 Massively multiplayer FPS Planetside 2 will be on display at E3 2014, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has confirmed.Launched back in 2012 on PC, the F2P MMOFPS is making its way to PlayStation 4, and ...
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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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lukesky345
19:55 Oct-19-2014
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Settings and Fps please!

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AntonSchoeman
19:58 Oct-19-2014
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High-ultra settings mate :)

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Settings and FPS for me?

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MartinMaas
12:11 Oct-19-2014
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Lowest maybe, 30+ FPS

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CelthricAysen
13:41 Oct-19-2014
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Thanks :)

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nima442
11:53 Oct-18-2014
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Can I Run it maxed out 60fps with aa?

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MartinMaas
12:36 Oct-18-2014
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I'm not sure if you can reach 60 FPS, but you can run maxed out with 40+ FPS

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IkarosTypeAlpha
14:49 Oct-18-2014
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If it's 1080p then it should definitely max out with GTX 970 and i7; if it doesn't do the smoothing fix I mentioned below.

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MartinMaas
12:09 Oct-19-2014
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Turning shadows lower is really not needed.
I run everything, also shadows, on the highest and get a 40+ FPS with GPU as bottleneck.

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luka554hajnic
18:10 Oct-14-2014
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Framerate and settings?

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IkarosTypeAlpha
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Guys if you're having trouble with your FPS, try disabling smoothing, vsync, maybe fog shadows, and definitely turn down the shadows to medium or low. I've had 30FPS in 48-96 battles before and disabling those settings helped me a lot.

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MartinMaas
19:00 Oct-14-2014
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I run maxed out easilly with 50+ FPS

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lukesky345
06:26 Oct-14-2014
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Can i run this?

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MartinMaas
14:12 Oct-14-2014
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Yup, go for high

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chirmac
21:01 Oct-12-2014
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Fps and settings pls?

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MartinMaas
14:14 Oct-13-2014
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Maybe on the lowest settings possible 25 FPS

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kanha1998
01:59 Oct-13-2014
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Settings and fps for me?

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MartinMaas
14:15 Oct-13-2014
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Try high for 30 FPS maybe

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Tommanners
19:39 Oct-08-2014
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Settings and FPS for me please? 1920 x 1080 resolution?

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MartinMaas
20:02 Oct-08-2014
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Maxed out should work for you

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Tommanners
13:38 Oct-13-2014
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I'm only getting 60fps max medium settings with a few on high and in combat it drops to 30ish :(

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Nejjassa
14:42 Oct-13-2014
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I have to run on medium aswell.

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MartinMaas
16:38 Oct-13-2014
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That's because of your CPU

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SpeedWisp98
10:46 Oct-06-2014
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I am running everything on high with this specs,and i have 35-60 fps (depend on battle size).How it is even possible?

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MartinMaas
15:20 Oct-06-2014
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Last update increased my FPS.
First: 30-50 FPS (High/ultra settings)
Now: 50-70 FPS (Maxed out)

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00:51 Oct-13-2014
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with a i3 cpu? :O
i should try the game for myself too then

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