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Nov 09, 2021

Expedition: Oshur is the next update for PlanetSide 2, a beachside combat area with underwater spaces coming in December

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From Press Release:

SAN DIEGO, Calif. –  November 9, 2021 – Rogue Planet Games today announced Expedition: Oshur, the latest major update in PlanetSide 2, the award-winning massively multiplayer online first-person shooter game currently available on PC and PlayStation 4. Set to launch this December, Oshur is the first full-scale continent to be introduced to PlanetSide 2 in seven years and the first to feature water-based gameplay with battles taking place, not just on land or in the skies, but also at and below the sea.

“Rarely do we get to deliver players an entirely new combat space, and it’s been years since a playspace has been created at this scale,” said Michael Henderson, Lead Designer of PlanetSide 2 at Rogue Planet Games. “The team has done some amazing work bringing this to fruition, and I think our players are really going to dig it.”

Expedition: Oshur will include a full-featured water system that will be a part of the proprietary Forgelight engine. Wheeled vehicles putter along the water’s surface, treaded vehicles and infantry prowl the ocean floor, and the nimblest aircraft can navigate beneath the waves like a submarine. Special weapons are released alongside the update and are required to fight effectively underwater.

Oshur will make its debut in the storyline of the first chapter of a two-fold campaign, set to be released alongside PlanetSide 2’s nine-year anniversary celebration on November 17.  At that time, players will embark on missions and solve in-game challenges that will lead them to this forgotten paradise island abandoned in the early days of Auraxian War.

All players, even those who choose not to play through the campaign, will be able to adventure to Oshur in early December when the second chapter of the campaign begins. The campaign will also reward new underwater weaponry, cosmetics, and will grant access to special, prototype vehicles available only during the campaign.

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