SOE has just published a mobile app for Planetside 2, and we thought it would be great to check out how the apps worked alongside the game and how it performs across different devices.
First, there is a guide that will serve up information about pretty much everything in the game. The weapons menu will be a popular destination for those who need to research possible future loadouts. Next you'll find a stats page that will allow you to see how deadly players can be. It will show you kills and scores and will allow you to look up a specific profile. If you want to look up your own character, there's the "my profile" button that will link you to all of your characters. The character sheet shows class, vehicles and weapon certifications as well as planet status. Once you click on the planet you want to see, you'll see a "near real-time" updated map that indicates who is in control of what. There's even a voice chat button that will allow a player to see how his teammates are doing.
Each device was nearly lag-free with the exception of the map functionality on the weaker Samsung Note phone. You have to download each of the three planet maps before you can access them, but the download is small.
If you find yourself sneaking a glance at the official PlanetSide 2 Twitter feed or website while at work, you can save time and hassle by downloading the PS2 app instead. To download it, search the Google Play store or the Apple store. Just try to keep up with those TPS reports, OK? Thanks.
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