Planetary Conquest Comes to Dust 514 May 6th

CCP is known for naming its major content updates as though they are expansions, and Dust 514 is no exception. The free MMOFPS is getting an expansion – titled “Uprising” – on May 6th. I’m personally pumped for it, as I’m currently dumping a lot of time into shooting my dropsuit-clad foes.

While most of the details about the expansion are scarce, the most important aspect is very clear: Planetary Conquest. CCP has been talking at length about how DUST players will be able to conquer planets and influence EVE Online sovereignty, and Uprising finally brings that feature to the live server. At the moment, there’s no reason to use expensive¬† fits except to pad your score and feel superior, as starter fits work fine. Expect that to change once Uprising launches, though, as nothing gets people jonesing for victory like proper consequences. If you want to check out exactly how Planetary Conquest will work, take a look at the EVE Online wiki page on the concept.

Other details are non-existent. There’s the standard promises of new gear, new maps, new mods, improved UI, and better optimization, but no clear information on what is coming besides the aforementioned Planetary Conquest. Check out the full press release on CCP’s site.

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