Planetside 2 Releases Update 6, Adds Service Ribbons
Planetside 2 is churning out those big updates at an incredible pace. I suppose they’ve got to hold on to all the users they can, after all. The latest in this long line of patches is Game Update 6, and it is mostly a bugfix patch. However, there are two very important additions to the Planetside 2 family of features.
Service ribbons are the first, and they are essentially a way to accelerate your cert gain. Killed ten guys? Have a service ribbon. Healed 10,000 HP? Another ribbon! Revive 15 people? You get the idea. Each service ribbon comes with a nice XP bonus, and the first few ribbons earned each day also provide the player with another nice chunk of XP. In other words, it alleviates some of that steep cert grind people dislike so much.
Alerts are the other, and they provide dynamic events for players to participate in. Currently, the only event is Continent Capture, where all three sides are tasked with controlling a particular continent. If one team manages to claim everything except the enemy warpgates, they receive a nice fat bonus for their efforts. Otherwise, all players get a bonus tied to the amount of land their side controls. Did you manage to take an hold 80% of the map? Well, you’ll be getting 80% of the total reward!
There’s a number of other changes and additions, so make sure to take a look at the official patch notes before jumping in-game. After all, your favorite weapon might’ve been nerfed into the ground!