Okay, here’s a weird bit of news to read. Daybreak announced that a PlanetSide 2 PS4 update (update 3) should have rolled out to EU players yesterday, with US players getting the update within the day (once they managed the bugs that came along with the update, which is discussed below).
Here’s the official message and tweaks included in PlanetSide 2 PS4 update 3:
We’re going to publish a new game update at 10pm (GMT), today. Below is a list of additions/changes to the game. With regards to the US servers, we’re expecting to publish early tomorrow morning, but will post once confirmed.
- Support has been added for platoons. A platoon is a collection of up to four squads working together to accomplish objectives.
- When there are 3 or more players in a squad a platoon can be created. Players can be shifted to different squads by selecting them and choosing the squad where they should be transferred.
- Added support to change the colors that display on nameplates and the map for the different empires.
- Light Assault now has access to Flash Grenades.
- Heavy Assault now has access to Concussion Grenades.
The Auto Spawn Location on Death Screen will now update correctly if your last spawn point is no longer available.
Sunderer Cloaking Module now functions correctly.
Fixed a bug where shields would sometimes not regenerate after taking damage.
You can now leave aircraft gunner seats when using the ejection control scheme.
Medal graphics now scroll correctly with the weapon icon on the Infantry loadout UI screen.
When all 6 character slots are used the UI will show the count correctly on character select.
Fixed an issue where you could not scroll down a row when there is no item under your currently selected item in the Directives list.
Fixed issues with changing to outfit voice chat from the radial menu.
Fixed the names of the Engineer/Medic tools to reflect their upgraded status.
When upgrading passive skills, after the last skill is purchased , the price no longer reverts to the original default price instead of hiding.
Aim and Hip Accuracy weapon stat numbers display in the correct order.
Recently upgraded items now equip the first time you try.
Low ranking outfit members are no longer taunted with the option to Invite to Outfit when they don’t have the permissions to do so.
Now here’s where things get tricky. Over on the PlanetSide 2 PS4 Reddit page, users have been complaining that the update seemingly introduced a bunch of new problems to the game — a fact that official Daybreak games employee “a_sites” has acknowledged.
We’re working on resolving the bugs introduced in our EU patch last night. I will be posting an update once we’ve got a handle on the final list of major issues. In the meantime, please respond to this thread with any specific new issues that you’ve started encountering with the new game update.
You can report the bugs you see in the game to this Reddit thread so that Daybreak can act on it as soon as possible.
Some of the complaints from the update mention a “beeping” sound that not only was aggravating, but also affected the gameplay, too. Here’s some of the complaints:
Reddit user Norsk_Ulv:
What a fucking clusterfuck of bugs. Not only was I tortured by constant error beeps that I could not place my sunderer there, because another vehicle was present beep beep beep all the fucking time. And the spawn system wont even let you spawn on your own fucking tsunderer , like holy fuck this shit is so bad its ridicoulous. Sends you all over the map, icons on the minimap has bugged out, now there all just square gargles, whatever the fuck that is. Not to mention this game crashes all the fucking time now, and server stops responding when its FOUR FUCKING MINUTEES LEFT OF THE ALERT !! MY PRECIOUS CERTS !!!! FUUUUCKK !!
SO what are they gonna fix this shit ? What are they saying.
PlanetSide 2 player r1ck1 used the subject “The game is in the worst state it’s ever been following the update,” and had this to say:
The constant crashes, constant deploy errors with accompanying sounds have now actually made this game unplayable for me for the first time.
I love this game so much, disapointed (sic).
You can check out the official PlanetSide 2 Twitter account to see once the US update has been rolled out, or if the EU issues have been fixed.
For those who’ve downloaded the patch, is it really that bad?