The PlanetSide 2 World Domination Series Has Begun

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The PlanetSide 2 World Domination Series (PS2WDS) has begun and is already being touted as the thing with the worst acronym in history by critics across the globe. This five week long event will see players from across the globe compete for total dominance over the planet of Auraxis with a host of prizes available for those with the skills to pay the bills. Players can battle for either the Terran Republic, the Vanu Sovereignty, or the New Conglomerate in the ultimate struggle for supremacy. Enough flowery language though, here is the what/when/why/how and who of the PS2WDS.

When will the PS2WDS take place?

  • Started: Monday, September 16, 2013
  • Finishes: Monday, October 21, 2013
  • Each week starts Mondays at 9 p.m. CET

What is the PS2WDS?

  • For the duration of the WDS, players of PlanetSide 2 are encouraged to complete weekly challenges in order to raise their empire to the dominant force on Auraxis
  • The current imperial leader is chosen every week
  • At the end of the fifth week, the empire with the highest score is declared the overall winner
  • The total score is calculated across all servers, and players get to choose freely from among their server favorites
  • Special stats on the official event website indicate the current total score and the rankings on the individual servers
  • Every active participant in the event belonging to the week’s winning team receives valuable in-game bonuses
  • The event takes place worldwide for the duration of five weeks
  • The players’ primary objective for the pre-season is territorial control, i.e. keeping conquered territories under the rule of their own empire for as long as possible.

Scoring system

  • An empire is awarded three points for every hour that it successfully holds and defends a territory
  • Small outposts generate an extra point per hour
  • Large outposts generate an extra two points per hour
  • Each captured facility provides the controlling empire with another five points per hour


  • Every week, all active players of the winning faction are awarded a three-day experience booster (+50%)
  • At the end of the pre-season, all active members of the winning faction receive unique empire decals and an exclusive character title.

The in-game rankings will be updated in real-time throughout the event and will show players the progress that each empire is making. If you want to catch up on the event’s highs and lows then you can check out weekly summaries and live streams over at Twitch. Bare in mind this event is only a pre-season warm up and that more seasons and events are already in the works.

Want to get in on the action? Download Planetside 2 for free here. Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming let’s play of Planetside 2 as well and be sure to let us know what you think of the game, the event and our video in the comments below.