PlanetSide 2 is one of the few games that have come out with a new map in the last couple years. The upcoming Oshur update offers some unique twists on gameplay, including dynamic weather and terrain changes which will impact gameplay significantly. PlanetSide 2 has also released their testing plans for Oshur ahead of release, so players can give feedback before it’s too late.
PlanetSide 2 offers a new video preview of Oshur, outlines public testing and release plans. The game will be released in the next few months. Read more in detail here: planetside 2.
PlanetSide 2 players will finally get a taste of an island paradise and will promptly blast each other to smithereens on it. The Oshur continent, which was resurrected this past November following a three-year development hiatus, will be making its way to the PTS this weekend.
Over the course of two weekends, Oshur will be accessible on the PTS in two separate test builds. The first build, which will be accessible on the 14th and 15th of January, will be lacking certain features and assets, while the second test, which will be available on the 21st and 22nd of January, will include those missing items as well as the second chapter of the Distant Shores campaign for testing. Players that take part will get custom profile banners and may be filmed for an official launch trailer.
Meanwhile, the developers have released a new teaser video that highlights specific to Oshur elements such as bases and other areas of interest, the new water traversal system, and how water acts as a kind of “soft cover” by drastically reducing bullet drag (as one might expect).
The exact date of Oshur’s final launch has yet to be determined, but according to the article, it will be programmed to auto-unlock itself throughout the first and perhaps second weekends, depending on demand. Following that, Oshur will be included to the standard continent rotation and undergo additional development after launch. The message ends with a promise of a “high-level strategy” and an eventual content plan for 2022.