Over the past few weeks, gamers have been engaged in battle for their respective factions on PlanetSide 2, one of the latest offerings from Sony Online Entertainment.
PlanetSide 2 is the latest incarnation of the multiplayer game chronicling the actions of three factions fighting for control of the planet Auraxis. The game has a new engine and supports hundreds of players at any one time in a grand scale conflict.
However, a number of the combatants don’t get much joy in the field of battle. Not surprising really, as many don’t accumulate enough Cert Points to upgrade their classes and increase their survivability. Without those precious points, they are fodder for stronger players.
But all is not lost. Here are few pointers that can help you get those precious Cert Points.
Constantly use your weapons
You may love or hate your weapon but the more you use it, the more medals you gain in order to both upgrade the weapon and improve it or purchase a new one, which will recycle the process over again.
When defending an objective, there will generally be a lot of attention focussed on that objective, meaning more than 50-60 players charging at your position.
This will usually be a small corridor or opening. When this occurs, gather your teammates and fire constantly into that opening. This will result in either direct kills or assisted kills, which will give you the Cert Points that you need.
This approach is particularly useful when you are deep inside enemy territory and wish to troll them. Simply find an undefended or lightly defended objective and try to snatch it without the opposition noticing that their zone has changed colour to your faction. This will get you a huge experience gain, and more Cert Points.
You can add insult to injury and really hurt your opposition if you have enough patience and skill. All you need to do is sit around waiting for a group of enemy soldiers to come and try to reclaim the objective. Hose them down with a firearm to get considerably more Cert Points for a kill streak.
Flanking movements are super effective in PlanetSide 2, as the are in many shooters. Most players on the battlefield tend to fire in the one direction and, generally speaking, at the bulk of your attack force. Send some of your shooters in from the side and show them the error of their ways.
You have a chance of getting lucky and picking up a lot of those glorious Cert Points via a solid kill streak. So set up your ambush, flank your enemy and give them hell!
Give these pointers a try, reap the rewards, and enjoy your combat deployment.
By Matthew Stephens