Planetside 2: Halloween Hotfix Introduces Infantry Adjustments and Game Fixes

Planetside 2 Halloween Hotfix
Planetside 2 Halloween Hotfix Rogue Planet Games

Planetside 2 is a first-person shooter on a planetary scale. It is developed by Rogue Planet Games and it remains to be one of the most popular titles in its class. That said, the developers have launched a hotfix that introduced infantry adjustments, particularly to one popular crossbow. It also implemented some much-needed bug fixes.

Infantry Adjustments

If you have played the game, you know how popular the Seeker HLX is. For those who do not know, it is a heavy crossbow with a lot of upsides without many drawbacks. So, the devs did what they could to balance this thing out.

Its minimum damage range has been reduced to 120 meters when using non-Aerolite bolts. This means that using any other ammo type would require you to be closer to the enemy for better damage, thereby reducing the likelihood of sniping with this thing.

Despite its nerf, they have fixed the Seeker’s optics now, so the zoom depth is now 6x as opposed to the 3.4x zoom back then.

Other ammo types have received some adjustments. Fracture Bolts, for example, have their indirect maximum and minimum damage reduced by 50. Further, their direct damage has been nerfed straight up, reducing it from 450 to 350.

The developers said that the adjustments made to the Seeker HLX and its associated ammo types are to encourage players to use it more precisely, and to weaken it a little bit so that it will no longer one-shot any non-infiltrator class.

Patch Highlights

Seeker HLX/ Demon Seeker HLX (Heavy Crossbow)
  • Minimum damage range from 150 meters to 120 meters for all non-Aerolite ammo types
  • The 6x optic now uses the correct 6x zoom depth, instead of 3.4x
  • Projectile size from 0.09 to 0.06
  • Projectile tracers are now more visible
Fracture Bolts
  • Indirect damage is now resist type 6 (Common Explosive) instead of resist type 2 (Small Arms.)
  • Indirect max damage from 250 to 200
  • Indirect min damage from 150 to 100
  • Splitbolts now reduce headshot damage multiplier by 50% (resulting in a 900 damage headshot when all three bolts land within maximum damage range.)
  • ADS fan angular spread 0.5 to 0.6
  • Hipfire fan angular spread 1 to 3
Aerolite Bolts
  • Updated description to reflect the new "increase" in minimum damage range
Misc. Changes, Fixes, and Additions
  • Vehicles receiving a tick of ammunition at the same time they reload will no longer fire a "ghost" round
  • Fixed an issue with the GD-22S reload animation
  • Fixed an issue causing low framerates on the empire select screen in the new character create flow

Planetside 2 Halloween Hotfix is now available on PC. It is also worth mentioning that the game has double experience for all players starting October 6 to October 10.

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