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Can you create duplicate character names in Planetside 2?

I know I cant switch faction, so am I able to just create a new character with the same username? Or do I have to delete my original?
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Can players on Steam OS play with people on PCs?

I want to play PlanetSide 2 with my brother, but he only plays Consoles, so I'm thinking of getting him a Steam Box. Will my plan work? ETA: PlanetSide 2 is a free game, so anybody out there with a ...
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What is this yellow pillar of light from the sky?

During a battle for a minor base, this yellow pillar of light appeared in the base. What exactly does it mean? Some additional information: As far as I could tell, the pillar went all the way up to ...
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Is there a user constructed version of the pain field?

I have noticed that I lose shield and health when I walk next to a hive base built by the enemy what is the component that causes this effect ?
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What are the different control points in PlanetSide 2?

There are a number of different kinds of control points and terminals in a given facility. What do these control points and terminals look like on the map, and what does each type do?
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How do hives generate XP?

I have a powered Hive, complete with a Core, and it is at 11%. When and how will it generate XP? Also, will it generate XP for me along the way?
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Is there a way to improve hack speed?

I spend most of my time as an infiltrator, and one of my favorite activities is to run around hacking every terminal and turret in sight. The slowish rate at which such things are hacked can cause ...
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Can I have multiple deployed Sunderers?

Is there some kind of vehicle limit ? Or can I surround an enemy base with spawn points ?
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What gets kills with deployed turrets?

With the new update to planetside 2, we now have structure building. Very cool! You can build turrets, and you can build modules that automate the turrets. If the auto turrets kill something, it ...
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Exactly how rare are golden snowmen, and is snowmen placement random or fixed?

For the Planetside 2 Christmas event on Esamir: Exactly how rare are the golden snowmen are compared to the normal snowmen? How much XP do the golden snowmen drop? Is the general snowmen placement ...
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What happens if one side loses control of all locations in Planetside 2? [duplicate]

What would happen in Planetside 2 if one of the three forces were to be completely 100% invaded and all of their territories taken over?
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Why can't I switch to my sniper rifle?

Whenever I select the Infiltrator class it won't let me switch to my sniper rifle. It instead forces me to use my sidearm.
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How do I change my class?

In Planetside 2 for PS4, I can't figure out how to change my class. Where do I go or what do I press to do it?
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How do I read the accuracy stat of weapons?

The accuracy stats of my favorite gun read: HIP ACCURACY 2 / 2.5 / 2.5 / 3 / 0.14 AIM ACCURACY 0 / 0.17 / 0 / 0.32 / 0.07 What exactly does each of these numbers mean? I guess the different ...
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What's the maximum Directive Score a player can have?

Recently in Planetside 2, the Directives system was added in the July 2014 update. With this system in place, players can earn points (Directive Score) for completing tiers of Directives under the ...
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When do implants drop?

Implants have been added to the game recently. You can obtain a random one from "things such as capturing bases, killing enemies, and potentially support actions and alerts". That's too vague for my ...
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How do I make most use of the Adrenaline Shield?

One of the Heavy Assault Trooper's overshields is the Adrenaline Shield. It is recharged by up to 20% (depending on level) when killing an enemy, but does not seem to recharge passively as quickly as ...
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How do the different ammunition types affect weapons?

Most weapons in Planetside 2 can be loaded with soft-point or high-velocity ammunition. Shotguns have slugs, and crossbows have explosive and sensor bolts. It should be fairly obvious what their ...
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WDS contribution prizes location?

I got a 5 pack of camo and for the life of me cannot find where they are. I have checked all my classes and weapons and nothing shows up. I have also checked my steam inventory if for some reason they ...
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NC MAX Anti-Infantry weapon choices

Trying to figure out which MAX left hand weapon isn't a shotgun. looked through the wikia and only saw like 6 weapons and they were all shotguns, was pretty sure there were more choices. Are any of ...
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How to record microphone audio in Planetside 2 Twitch streaming?

It's easy enough to set up Planetside 2 to record gameplay for Twitch streaming (since it's built-in), but I want it to record my voice commentary from my headset microphone as well. It doesn't seem ...
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Are any guns in Planetside 2 'hitscan'?

Hitscan weapons mean that the bullet has no travel time/velocity, and they hit where the crosshair is at the instant of clicking(not taking lag into account). I notice some guns have a bullet velocity ...
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Can all factions hear proximity voice chat?

Planetside 2 has a nifty feature of proximity voice chat. Everyone in an area can hear it, but my question is can other factions hear your voice as well? Often times I will use proximity to corral the ...
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How do all the flashbang-like grenades work?

There are three flashbang-like grenades in Planetside 2: heavy assault troopers get a concussion grenade, light assaults use flash grenades, and infiltrators can carry EMP grenades. They all have a ...
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Does a helmet really help?

Planetside 2 has the option to purchase helmets in the game, but it is unclear if they actually help or if they are just cosmetic. Do helmets actually help by increasing armor, hitpoints, or reducing ...
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How are deployment locations decided?

What are the rules that decide where on the continent map can I deploy? I'm talking about standard deployment, not about Sunderers or Spawn Beacons. For example, playing as the purple Vanu, I would ...
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Is it possible to fire a lock-on Rocket Launcher in "Dumbfire" mode?

Is it possible to fire a lock-on Rocket Launcher in "Dumbfire" mode? That is, can I fire without having locked on to something first? For example, if equipped with the NS Annihilator, and I want to ...
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Does Vanu Sovereignty's weapons experience no bullet drop?

I'm trying to choose between the New Conglomerate and Vanu Sovereignty for a new faction I want to play. I'm currently leaning towards the Vanu Sovereignty because I have heard that their weapons don'...
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What are the keybindings for drop pod control?

I used to have full control over my drop pods when they dropped (sometimes more, sometimes less). However, I went on a spree and rebound a number of keys relating to flight control, and now find I ...
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How to download and install Feb 2013 patch?

I have not played Planetside 2 for a while. I heard there was a big patch. I don't know how to download it. I open the game and get this launch screen. From there nothing happens. Can't see I am able ...
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What reason do I have to equip an ammo pack in my utility slot?

Engineers start the game with ammunition packs in their utility slot (4), and can unlock tank mines or anti-personnel mines to equip in that slot instead. However, regardless of what is equipped in ...
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Can I control the 'reinforcements needed' list? How else can I get reinforcements where I need them?

I was leading Charlie squad. We just took Dahaka Amp station.The rest of the platoon was defending Mao Tech Plant, or otherwise fighting enemy factions around that area. 2 enemy platoons arrived at ...
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Is it possible to switch to a different squad within the platoon of which you are part?

I joined a squad that was part of a platoon, but noticed that I preferred to join another squad within the same platoon. Is it possible to make that switch?
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In Planetside 2 does activating your shield as Heavy Assault slow your movement speed?

I feel like I run slower when I activate my shield. Is this true?
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Origins of the base names? [closed]

There are a lot of bases in Planetside, and while most of them are pretty self explanatory (Quartz Ridge Camp, Abandoned Mineshaft, etc) the major ones are all named things like Zurvan Amp Station and ...
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Best use of certification points in Planetside 2? [closed]

What is the most efficient way or most useful way to put in certification points? Weapons? Vehicles? Are there any essential upgrades?
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Is there a way to bind a key to adjust mouse sensitivity?

Typically, I play with my mouse sensitivity really high, but when using certain weapons (sniper rifles, MANA AV turret) I want to drastically reduce the sensitivity. Is there a way to bind a keyboard ...
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Does it matter where your shots land in Planetside 2?

I know there is a word for this but I just can't recall. What I'm asking is "is hitting someone on the head going to kill them faster than shooting only their legs/torso (like some games) or is it the ...
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Is there a place to 'park' vehicles?

The moment I reach the fighting, or find my squadmates and want to help them fight, I need to leave my scooter or deconstruct it. Any place I can park it so it does not go waste? Once spawned, is the ...
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What are the penalties to wasting resources? How do I practice without having to waste them?

I am a terrible driver right now, so I'm afraid to spawn a costly tank or aircraft. But say I do spawn them, and constantly get killed, is there any problem other than the ire of teammates? In fact, ...
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My tank fell and overturned. What to do?

I drove over a cliff by accident and it overturned during the fall. Should I just abandon it?
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Does the war have an ending in Planetside 2?

As enemy bases are captured, they just seem to respawn right in the middle of friendly captured territory. This is looking like a perpetual cycle, and none of the three teams ever gets closer than to ...
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Planetside 2 UI isn't loading strings (names) properly - corrupt file not being fixed (Steam)

When I load up the game, I see ##UI.Play, ##UI.Settings, ##UI.Exit, etc in place of the correct Play, Settings, and Exit. In game, I get "Error" for weapon names or "weaponID.string not found" etc ...
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Mosquito and other ESF top speeds?

What is the top speed of a mosquito with maxed racer frame, and how does that compare with other ESF w/ max racer frame?
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Which side of an ESF has better armour?

The unconventional aircraft physics in Planetside 2 makes it possible to turn either by rolling in the direction you want to turn (like in real life) or by rolling in the opposite direction. When ...
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How does deconstructing vehicles work?

I've heard that it's possible to deconstruct vehicles, but I've never done it. How do you do that? What does deconstructing them do?
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What's the projectile distance to damage ratio?

Can someone clarify once and for all how projectile damage relates to distance traveled?
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Is there an effective way to write to your squad/platoon

To write a message to your squad/platoon you currently have to type platoonSay/squadSay, but is there a hotkey or something to do it faster?
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How do I capture a base in Planetside 2?

What are the various ways you capture the small and large bases in Planetside 2?
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How to defend against aircrafts as a newbie

I started Planetside 2 a short while ago, so I have limited Cert points and I don't want to invest real money in the game yet. Is there anything I can do to defend against enemy aircraft? They ...
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