Now that's what I call a real firefight. Planetside 2 players gathered for a good old-fashioned scrum over the weekend, with 1,158 grunts taking to the field to break the world record for the largest online FPS battle.
According to fansite and event organiser, the record-breaking skirmish resulted in an impressive 53,729 kills, 3,822 team kills, 5,089 vehicles destroyed, and 31 separate base captures.
The New Conglomerate faction eventually won the day, though given those fatality stats I think we can safely call its victory "Pyrrhic". The battle smashed theof 999 players, set on browser-based FPS game Man vs. Machine. Guinness lore-keepers are yet to confirm the new record, but there's plenty of coverage of the event over on the
Youtube usera cinematic montage of the battle, which you can see above.