Patch Notes

PlanetSide 2 Update 1.74 Patch Notes for PS4 Released

PlanetSide 2 update 1.74 for PS4 is now is now available for players. According to the official PlanetSide 2 1.74 patch notes, the new update brings a long list of fixes and improvements to the game. Apart from this, PlanetSide 2 version 1.74 also includes fixes for the several issues related to game crashing, client bugs, stuttering/lag, and UI bugs.


Previously, a big update v1.4 was released with a brand new Challenge Mode, more Sandbox options, and much more. Unfortunately, since the release, some players are experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Today’s PlanetSide 2 1.74 patch is expected to fix these issues. Check out more details below.

PlanetSide 2 update 1.74 Patch Notes

Nanite of the Living Dead


As the sun slips beyond the horizon, an ominous darkness falls upon the denizens of Auraxis. The ground mills and groans as a new threat prepares to burst onto the battlefield.
The Space, sorry, Spaaaaaaace Pumpkins have returned.

We’ll be hosting double experience for ALL players from the 22nd through 26th, and QUADRUPLE experience for Members on the 26th!

For the month of October, the pumpkins are back and bringing with them a new Halloween directive and themed items to unlock.

Tier 1 Reward: 75 Pumpkin Seeds
Tier 2 Reward: 100 Pumpkin Seeds, Ectoblaster Event Sidearm
Tier 3 Reward: 200 Pumpkin Seeds, Halloween V Profile Banner
Tier 4 Reward: 400 Pumpkin Seeds, LB00 Python AP

Pumpkin Seeds can be used to purchase special cosmetics in the Depot.
Pumpkin Seeds are earned by killing Pumpkins that appear on any active continent (including the elusive Galact-o-Lantern,) or by participating in continent events and alerts, as well as through the new directive line.

Ectoblaster – This heat-based sidearm deals splash damage and has a large magazine with ghost busting bullets.

Halloween V Profile Banner – An artsy take on a spooky pumpkin.

LB00 Python AP – The first-ever Lightning variant weapon, the LB00 sports a Halloween color scheme.

Hallowed Hunter Ribbons – During the event, you’ll be able to earn a special holiday ribbon when killing enemies with Halloween weaponry. More experience!

Green Wisp Tire Trails – Found in the Depot, these new tire trails harbor mischievous spirits that follow your vehicle around.

Pumpkin Pods – All Drop Pods have been converted into luxurious pumpkin pods.

Ichabod Crown – All players receive the ceremonious Ichabod Crown event mask by default (check your loadout screen!), providing 10% additional experience while worn, and allows participation in event directives requiring masks.


Aerial Anomalies

  • When an Anomaly appears, it now creates a Mission Objective for players to follow, and blocks out the auto-assignment of new mission objectives.
  • The mission objective will point the way to the most recent Anomaly.
  • Upon completion of the event, the winning faction overseers will notify players that a continent benefit has been secured.
  • Air vehicles should now be properly discounted during and after the event.
  • The aircraft 20% discount string should no longer appear on the tab screen during an alert.

Unstable Meltdown
PlanetSide 2 update 1.74 has added a new end-of-continent alert where, if a continent ever has less than 150 population when 41% territory control is reached, an “Unstable Meltdown” will occur. Unstable Meltdowns are 45 minute alerts, with reduced territory. This should help continents rotate a bit more quickly during off-peak hours. The alert pool is the same, regardless of participating in a full-length Meltdown alert, or the new Unstable version.

Reward Pool
PlanetSide 2 1.74 for PS4 has added a new rare weapon to the Meltdown alert reward pool. The NS-AM8 Shortbow is a close range variant of the NS-AM7 Archer with close range optics; faster handling, reload, and rechamber speeds; and a smaller magazine size.
Players must own an Archer (or variant,) and win a Meltdown alert with at least 90% participation for a chance to unlock this weapon.

New Player Tutorial
PlanetSide 2 version 1.74 temporarily disabled the tutorial zone for new players in order to fix some issues related to spawning into that zone.


Engineer Ammunition packs no longer overlay terminal icons on the map and HUD.
Added some additional messaging to energy-based vehicle abilities that are also on cooldown.
Bounty spotted indicators now show the player’s facing direction.


Platoon leaders once again have access to Leaders chat.
/sitrep now uses a more accurate message when defending a facility when you do not control the majority of capture points.
Fixed an issue where /sitrep would sometimes show negative capture time values.

Vehicle Adjustments in PlanetSide 2 1.74 for PS4

Wraith Cloak (Flash)

  • Now has a 5 second reuse delay after exiting cloak.
  • Total energy pool has been increased by 33% at all ranks.
  • Activating Wraith Cloak now consumes an equivalent of 25% of the maximum energy pool upon activation.


  • Small arms resistance (type 2) from 75 to 90.

LA7 Buzzard (NC Flash)

  • The LA7 Buzzard is now available in the Depot.
  • Now has a utility option for “Primed Shells” which remove the minimum arming distance of each projectile.

V30-F Starfall (VS Flash)

  • The V30-F Starfall is now available in the Depot.
  • Direct damage from 200 to 175
  • Blast inner damage from 50 to 100
  • Blast outer radius from 3m to 2m

M4-F Pillager (TR Flash)

  • The M4-F Pillager is now available in the Depot.
  • Projectiles now pass through infantry, but do not pass through vehicles.
  • Direct damage from 25 to 30.
  • Burning duration from 2sec. to 3.5sec.
  • Projectile lifespan from 0.75sec. to 1sec.
  • Projectile drag reduced.

Infantry Adjustments


  • Comfort Grips now also increase unequip speeds by 30%.
  • Laser Sight and Advanced Laser Sights strings now use the correct numerics in their strings. Laser Sights actually reduce cone of fire by 33%, while Adv. Lasers reduce it by 40%. The effects of these attachments are unchanged, but their strings now reflect the reductions they give properly.


Critical Chain

  • Chamber speed no longer goes away upon the first shot.
  • Starting at rank 3, this implant also stores charge, allowing multiple headshots in succession to stack duration, up to 8 seconds at rank 4.
  • Used different visuals to signify when the buff is active.

Player Studio

  • Added VS and TR RITE outfit decals.
  • Fuzzbuket’s Rift Knight VS armor set has been added.

Misc. Changes and Fixes in PlanetSide 2 version 1.74

  • Speculative fix for the double (sometimes triple!) vehicle spawn bug when pulling a vehicle from the map screen.
  • Players should once again be able to purchase memberships in-game.
  • Changed Meltdown end-reward notification. Still tracking an issue where certain rewards will show a blank notification.
  • A.S.P. vehicle discounts should no longer break.
  • PlanetSide 2 version 1.74 fixed an issue that was causing Electrotech and a few other implants to trigger on resource depletions that weren’t shields.
  • Updated the Mine Carrier cert line’s description.
  • PlanetSide 2 1.74 fixed various weapons using incorrect ribbon icons.
  • You can once again hear footsteps in first person while wielding a knife.


PlanetSide 2 update 1.74 is now available for download on for PS4.