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PlanetSide 2 patch adds three-person Harasser buggy, balancing adjustments galore

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PlanetSide 2's Game Update 8 rolled out this morning, and rolling in with it came the Harasser, a three-seater buggy spacious enough to accommodate a bulky MAX suit in the rear passenger seat (though he'll look hilarious (opens in new tab) ). After that, the patch just kept on rolling...and rolling, and rolling—be cautious of scroll wheel fatigue while digesting the patch notes (opens in new tab) .

Update 8's got it all: three new MAX weapons, new helmets, weapon adjustments, armor adjustments, vehicle adjustments, bug fixes, and UI updates. It doesn't get much more granular than increasing a reload time by 30 milliseconds or adjusting aiming accuracy while standing and moving by -.15, so I'll again direct you to the patch notes (opens in new tab) for the details.

SOE has also posted a video showing off the Harasser's harassing capabilities:

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.