When you're fighting a war which never ceases, a constant flow of information is the key to staying one step ahead of your enemy.

It seems the folks behind MMO first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 are aware of this fact. So, to keep dedicated players up to speed, Sony has released the PlanetSide 2 Mobile Uplink companion app on iOS and Android.

Whether you're defending the Terran Republic or shedding blood for the New Conglomerate, you can track character data, view maps, and learn about the hardware that occupies the face of Auraxis via the PlanetSide 2 Mobile Uplink app.

Data feed

On a personal level, the PlanetSide 2 Mobile Uplink app gives you a window into your character's progress. This means you can view your BattleRank, leaderboard placement, Cert points, and other pertinent statistics on the move.

If you're looking to expand your horizons and upgrade your arsenal, the app also provides detailed specs on all the weapons and vehicles found in the game.

You can even plan your next move into enemy territory with the dynamic maps, which are constantly tracking territory shifts.

It should be noted that early adopters of the PlanetSide 2 Mobile Uplink app have reported bugs and very slow loading times.

If you're committed to gaining a strategic edge, however, you can grab PlanetSide 2 Mobile Uplink from Google Play [download] and from the App Store [download] for free now.