Planetside 2 artwork for the Oshur continent

For the first time since 2014, I'm happy to report that Planetside 2 has just added a brand new continent - Oshur! These tropical isles offer plenty of cliffs and beachheds to pin potential invaders, wide swaths of open space where tanks and aircraft can dominate, as well as a whole assortment of new facilities and bases to capture!

Most interestingly of all, Oshur has also brought with it a complete revamp of the water mechanics. Infantry and treaded vehicles can now prowl alongside the ocean floor, hover vehicles can float above water, air vehicles can dive beneath the waves like submarines, while all projectiles that enter water will be hit with heavy drag and will require a different style of aiming. In other words, Planetside 2 has just added a whole new layer to its combat system!

What all of this looks like in actual gameplay, that you can find out through the freshly posted trailer. Have a gander, it's certainly a spectacle:

For a game as old as Planetside 2, this is genuinely impressive! I feel like people would've been perfectly happy with just a couple of new areas to duke it out in, so to see the Planetside 2 team go above and beyond with Oshur really is quite lovely. I can only hope that future updates will be just as bombastic, though I must admit, this one is going to be hard to beat!

You can learn more about Oshur, as well as some of the new weapons added with the update, over at the Planetside 2 website. Have fun!