Now that PlanetSide Arena has launched as a free-to-play game, here are the answers to some of your frequently asked questions.



What is PlanetSide Arena?

PlanetSide Arena is a free-to-play, massive-scale, match-based sci-fi arena shooter that reintroduces players to the revolutionary PlanetSide Franchise - the record-breaking MMOFPS that redefined all-out planetary warfare. PlanetSide Arena features class-based combat, combined arms gameplay, compelling team tactics, and a deep tech tree with weapon mods and in-game progression. 

When can I play PlanetSide Arena?

PlanetSide Arena is currently available for Windows PC in Early Access on Steam. Full launch on PC, PS4, and XB1 is slated for Q2 2020.

How can I play PlanetSide Arena?

You can download PlanetSide Arena on Steam for FREE or purchase 1 of 2 premium bundles: Legendary Edition ($50) or Recruit Edition ($20). Both premium bundles can be previewed on our website HERE

I've never played a PlanetSide game before, what should I expect?

The original PlanetSide introduced shooter fans to all-out planetary warfare featuring thousands of players engaged in persistent combat. The camaraderie, scale, and intensity of the PlanetSide franchise is unmatched by any game out there. In PlanetSide Arena the war for Auraxis intensifies, the factions have fallen, and you must survive by joining other mercenaries in battle for global supremacy.

What game modes are included in Early Access?

PlanetSide Arena launches with Squads (12-player groups / 300 players total) and Teams (3-player groups / 150 players total). New modes will be released on a regular cadence in the form of weekend events with special rewards, or as primary modes that are always available. Check out the full roadmap HERE for more information. 

What is Combined Arms Gameplay?

PlanetSide Arena features a unique combination of infantry and vehicle combat options, tanks, armed assault buggies, mobile troop transports, and highly maneuverable personal vehicles like the Tempest hover bike. Every player also begins each match with their own personal jetpack! Players can also expect to take to the skies once aircraft are introduced to the game. Over time, vehicles will continue to be released through game updates to complement new and existing game modes.

How big is a match in PlanetSide Arena?

PlanetSide Arena is built to support up to 1000+ players in a single match! Initial Squads match sizes will be capped at 300 players (25 teams of 12), while Teams match sizes will be capped at 150 (50 teams of 3). Match sizes will continue to scale as we introduce new modes to the game.

How big is the map in PlanetSide Arena?

64 square kilometers...that's big.

What purchase options are available in-game? 

Players can acquire NS-0 Standard Crate packs using either Battle Coins (BC), which can be purchased in-game (500 BC starts at $4.99), or Credits, which can be earned by playing matches and completing challenges. Crates offer both cosmetic items (weapons, armor, and vehicle skins) and mods, which offer situational perks and utility bonuses when equipped to weapons or armor. Mods do NOT affect Time to Kill (TTK). All players have access to default mods without needing to purchase crates.

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What are the minimum system requirements?

OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit only)

Processor: Intel i5-2500K

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForece GTX 560 series or higher

DirectX: Version 10

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 20 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

Where can I found out additional information on PlanetSide Arena?

More information can be found on our website, our Steam page, or by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or the Official Forums. You can also sign up for our email newsletter HERE.

More questions?

Check out our Early Access Launch Article, and we will see you in the Arena!