We are thrilled to announce that PlanetSide Arena will launch on January 29, 2019!
With PlanetSide Arena's launch date fast approaching, here are the answers to some of your frequently-asked questions.
When will I be able to play PlanetSide Arena?
PlanetSide Arena will launch for Windows PC on Steam on January 29, 2019. Pre-ordering the game will also grant you access to Beta, which will take place in January 2019. More details about Beta will be made available in the coming weeks.
What modes are included in PlanetSide Arena? What other modes are planned for the game?
The game will initially launch with Massive Clash, a huge 250 vs 250 group battle, and Battle Royale (Solos and Teams of 3). Future seasons will introduce additional game modes to the Arena such as Capture the Flag, Team Death Match, Kill Count, Doubles, Search and Destroy, and Global Conquest.
What classes can you play in PlanetSide Arena?
At launch, you will be able to play the Assault, Engineer, or Medic classes. Each class has its own unique abilities that will help you turn the tides in any fight! The Assault class can dash forward to close the gap on an enemy, while a Medic can heal and revive teammates more effectively than other classes. An Engineer can fortify their ground by constructing barriers and deploying auto turrets. Be sure to try out all three classes to determine which one best fits your personal playstyle!
How much does PlanetSide Arena cost?
There are two exclusive pre-order editions of the game available: the Sanctuary Assault Edition ($19.99 USD) and the Legendary Arena Edition ($39.99 USD). When PlanetSide Arena launches on January 29, 2019, the pre-order packages will no longer be available, and the game will cost $29.99 USD.
What do I get with each pre-order package?
The Sanctuary Assault Edition includes a copy of PlanetSide Arena, plus the Sanctuary Assault Armor, Battle Pass Season 1, and access to Beta. The Legendary Arena Edition contains the aforementioned items, plus the Sanctuary Medic Armor, Sanctuary Engineer Armor, and The M-20 Tempest Pack which includes the M-20 Tempest vehicle, the Moment of Truth Banner, the Void Decal, and the Founder in-game title. Each Sanctuary Armor set and the M-20 Tempest pack will only be available with a pre-order purchase!
If you purchase the Sanctuary Assault Edition and decide you want to get your hands on the gear that comes with the Legendary Arena Edition, you'll be able to upgrade your bundle by purchasing through Steam.
What is Battle Pass and how does it work?
The Battle Pass is a system that allows you to earn unique Seasonal rewards such as weapon blueprints and armor sets to customize your playstyle. You'll earn these rewards when you level up your Battle Pass, either by completing Daily Challenges or through regular Season play.
Battle Pass Season 1 is included with all pre-order purchases.
How will I be able to use my unlocked Battle Pass weapons in a match?
Players will drop into a Massive Clash or Battle Royale match with no loot, regardless of what class or loadout was selected beforehand. Once you're in the Arena, you'll be able to purchase your preferred loadout from special terminals scattered throughout Auraxis using currency that is collected during the match.
For more information on the what the game will have in store, check out the team's very first development letter. We'll see you in the Arena on January 29, 2019!