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Munich, Germany, September 20, 2013 – To arms, soldiers of Auraxis! The PlanetSide 2 World Domination Series (PS2WDS) pre-season has started. The five-week event will see PlanetSide 2 players worldwide compete for imperial dominance on the planet of Auraxis. Valuable prizes await the most successful players and teams. Which of the three empires will ultimately win the struggle: the Terran Republic, the Vanu Sovereignty, or the New Conglomerate? If you haven't chosen a faction yet, use the PlanetSide 2 questionnaire to get a recommendation.

When will the PS2WDS take place?

• Started: Monday, September 16, 2013
• Finishes: Monday, October 21, 2013
• Each week starts Mondays at 9 p.m. CET

What is the PS2WDS?

• For the duration of the WDS, players of PlanetSide 2 are encouraged to complete weekly challenges in order to raise their empire to the dominant force on Auraxis
• The current imperial leader is chosen every week
• At the end of the fifth week, the empire with the highest score is declared the overall winner
• The total score is calculated across all servers, and players get to choose freely from among their server favorites
• Special stats on the official event website indicate the current total score and the rankings on the individual servers
• Every active participant in the event belonging to the week's winning team receives valuable in-game bonuses
• The event takes place worldwide for the duration of five weeks

The players' primary objective for the pre-season is territorial control, i.e. keeping conquered territories under the rule of their own empire for as long as possible.

Scoring system

• An empire is awarded three points for every hour that it successfully holds and defends a territory
• Small outposts generate an extra point per hour
• Large outposts generate an extra two points per hour
• Each captured facility provides the controlling empire with another five points per hour


• Every week, all active players of the winning faction are awarded a three-day experience booster (+50%)
• At the end of the pre-season, all active members of the winning faction receive unique empire decals and an exclusive character title

All the information, always up-to-date

The rankings are updated in real-time during the event and reflect the progress of each empire across the individual servers. Players can sort their scores by season, week, and day. All relevant details regarding the PlanetSide 2 World Domination Series are
available to view at:

Moreover, there will be weekly summaries and live streams at:

The battle never ends

The pre-season is only a prelude to the World Domination Series, further seasons with varying objectives and rewards are already planned for the near future. If you have any suggestions that you really want us to consider for the upcoming seasons, you are always welcome to provide feedback through the official forum:

The story: battle for Auraxis

In PlanetSide 2, players take on the roles of warriors fighting in massive science-fiction battles for dominance on the distant planet of Auraxis. Not just dozens, but thousands of soldiers face each other on foot, with a variety of armoured vehicles, and in heavily armed aircraft. The continuous war between the Vanu Sovereignty, the New Conglomerate and the Terran Republic rages amongst the ice, deserts and wastelands on three huge continents. Each individual soldier has a multitude of roles at their disposal which the player can improve continuously. Every fighter can be a valuable part of an unending epic battle in the vast world of PlanetSide 2. PlanetSide 2 demands tactics, teamwork and communication, promotes clan-building and brings communities together throughout the world.

The free-to-play MMOFPS PlanetSide 2 is available to download free of charge or purchase from stores in a retail edition that will provide the buyers with a high financial added value. The PC retail edition includes a golden machine gun for each of the three empires as well as a seven-day +50% XP booster, an additional Battle Buddy Boost of +50% XP for three days, and 1,000 Seven Cash worth £7.00.

PlanetSide 2 can now be ordered from Amazon at a recommended retail price of £7.99 (incl. VAT).

Order here:
The contents of the retail version of PlanetSide 2 will be redeemable through all active PlanetSide 2 accounts from ProSiebenSat.1 Games and Sony Online Entertainment.

For more information about PlanetSide 2 please visit:

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