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The world’s biggest first-person shooter battle was absolutely mental

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Planetside 2 FPS battle world record.jpg

When I think about online shooters, my mind never wanders beyond a lobby with a maximum of 16 or so players. That’s because I don;t really play shooters MMOs, but I do know that Planetside 2 is one of the more popular ones. So popular in fact, that the community decided to break a world record this weekend – which tested how big an online fight can really get.

Forget about a server with tens of people, and think about a handful of hundreds. The previous record, held by Man vs. Machine, managed to draw in 999 players into a single battle. Planetside 2 bested that by a large margin, getting a massive 1158 people all online and killing each other. That’s a new Guinness World records, and one you can see unfold below.

With that many players online from around the world, it’s unsurprising that the actual experience of it all somewhat suffered. Players who participated loved the chance to be part of video game history, but at some points grenade throws were taking nearly half a minute to register. With a mass of players such as this, I’m actually surprised the servers held up.

But even with all that uncontrollable lag, people managed to fire off thousands of kills. A total of 53,729 kills were registered, combined with 5,089 vehicles which all went up in glorious molten flames. The favorite weapon of the day was the Orion VS54, which racked up an impressive 3,382 kills, while the four-wheeled death dealer of the day was the Sunderer, with 2,041 kills.

As terrible as the game must have run, I really would’ve loved to see this unfold in person online. I don’t considerobscure world records to be overly special, but damn this just looked like a ton of fun regardless. Check out the battle from a more personal view below (if you have two hours to kill).

Last Updated: January 27, 2015

38 Comments

  1. Do they also have the world record for the most people bitching about lag in a single game?

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    • Tosh MA

      January 27, 2015 at 13:41

      That’ll be the TI finals in dota.

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 27, 2015 at 13:44

        Nobody cares about the revolting cabbages.

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        • Tosh MA

          January 27, 2015 at 13:51

          I can think of 10 million things that disagree. πŸ™‚

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 27, 2015 at 13:53

            But if 10 million are wrong, will it make it right? I think not! XD

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 13:56

            How can $10 000 000 be wrong? It’s just cold, hard cash. Nobody can argue with that.

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 27, 2015 at 13:56

            I can argue that none of it is my bank account.

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 13:57

            Sure, but that’s not the problem here. It’s your problem, and my problem too, but they’re different to the problem we’re discussing. πŸ™‚

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 27, 2015 at 13:59

            What Kensai Seraph said. Not in my bank account, so its not right!

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 14:01

            Nothing in life is free. So, you (like me, or anyone else who doesn’t win the lottery) need to earn that $10 000 000. If you did, you’d have the money, and this wouldn’t be a debate.

            Can’t argue with cold, hard cash.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 27, 2015 at 14:03

            Nope, cant argue with anything if that cold hard cash isn’t in my bank account!

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 14:04

            Enter TI 5 then. Win it. Then come talk. OR create a game that becomes one of the biggest esports games in the world, host a tournament, and earn.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 27, 2015 at 14:10

            Seems like toooooooooo muuuuuuch work! LOL actually, I am the worst gamer ever, so yea, that avenue is closed :'(

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 14:12

            Yeah, being at that level is an insane amount of work. People think it’s all fun, but they just work all day. Gaming is a job at that point, and one you’re not guaranteed to earn from. It’s actually really tough.

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 27, 2015 at 14:06

            Well technically you can’t argue with an inanimate object.
            At best you can shout at it and have the people around you start edging away.

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 14:06

            LOL!!!!!! I’d pay to see that, actually.

            Actually, if I’m honest, I’m probably that guy. XD

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 27, 2015 at 14:13

            *Cough*
            I sometimes talk to my PC.

            Although that’s more a result from the belief that any object that accumulates sufficient information will develop a soul than the usual brand of insanity.

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 14:15

            Yeah I talk to everything. Scissors that don’t cut. Food that doesn’t stay on the fork. The washing machine that doesn’t work. Everything.

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 27, 2015 at 13:54

            Wow, from revolting cabbages to disgusting things.
            I can’t help but think that they are moving downwards in their evaluation.

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 13:56

            Disgusting things? O_o

  2. Jonah Cash

    January 27, 2015 at 13:24

    Are we in SA allowed to participate in the PS4 beta? I would love to give this game a chance, and if I can do that for free I would be even more happy πŸ™‚

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    • RustedFaith

      January 27, 2015 at 13:32

      Pay to win … thats why the player base on PC is shrinking drastically.

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 27, 2015 at 14:40

        Why do you say it’s pay to win?

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  3. RinceThis

    January 27, 2015 at 13:27

    BWAHAHAH! The power of the cloud πŸ™‚

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  4. I_am_Duffman!

    January 27, 2015 at 13:28

    Planetoid 2 Planetoid 2 Planetoid 2 Planetoid 2 Planetoid 2 Planetoid 2 Planetoid 2 Planetoid 2

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  5. Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

    January 27, 2015 at 13:44

    Pfff. This has nothing on the scale of battles that happen in Eve online (Yes I know Eve isn’t an FPS)

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 27, 2015 at 13:50

      But Eve isn’t an FPS!

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 27, 2015 at 13:52

        Shame. Poor guy πŸ™‚

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

        January 27, 2015 at 13:54

        Ok you T(r)oll!

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        • Kensei Seraph

          January 27, 2015 at 13:56

          Eve T(r)oll.
          Eve Toll.
          EveToll.
          EToll.
          eToll.
          Government conspiracy confirmed.
          7th line. ; P

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          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 13:56

            Can you say “stretch”?

            Which, incidentally, has 7 characters.

          • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

            January 27, 2015 at 13:57

            lol

  6. Kensei Seraph

    January 27, 2015 at 13:45

    WHY TELKOM WHY!!!

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  7. Hammersteyn

    January 27, 2015 at 14:41

    Everyone should try this, but it’s addictive as hell. Especially with friends

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  8. Michael Matusowsky

    January 28, 2015 at 11:11

    RIP SERVERS. IF ANYTHING THIS SHOWS HOW SERVER OPTIMISATIONS ARE STILL A LONG WAY OFF REGARDING ALL THIS SHIT. NEED AT LEAST TWO SUPERCOMPUTERS TO DO ALL THE CALCULATIONS REAUIRED AND ABSOLUTELY PERFECT ROUTING TO QUELL THE LAG SOIKES.

    Also inpticed to late that i was writing in caps on the ipad. Fuck it, dont care LOL.

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