The 4th Item Design Contest has come to an end. After narrowing down from almost 2,000 entries, the development team has finally made their pick. These items will be released as part of an AC Scratch lineup in the future. Until then, you can hover over each picture to view some minor details on the item.
The spooktacular Halloween Lobby is back again, along with it’s jack-o’-lantern decor and surprise ghost appearances!
Trick or Treat 2016
A late night monster bash is being held at the desert in the [Trick or Treat 2016] Emergency Quest! The bonus PSE effect introduced last year returns, applying only to those wearing Halloween costumes. Zeta Guranz has a chance of appearing again, but this time under a specially named variant. Characters such as Orga Cats and Master Nezumi will pop up in the quest’s Emergency Trials, equipped with their best Halloween accessories.
Halloween 2016 Bingo
The Halloween 2016 Bingo card has various objectives for defeating enemies that appear in the Trick or Treat quest. Other objectives will task players with clearing specific client orders and progressing through the story. Rewards for completing the bingo include a voodoo doll Mag device and some Star Gems.
Seasonal Enemy Drops
ナテイブシパッド Native Shepard
ホワイトディナー White Dinner
The Latan Rappy and Ceremo Nyau enemies will be back for a while, now with new weapons to drop!
Trick or Treat 2016 Collection
血槍ヴラド・ブラム Bloodspear Vlad Bram
レイガンバレル Raygun Barrel
Consider picking up one of the new Trick or Treat Collection sheets before tackling the new Emergency Quest. Among the collection are the ★13 [Bloodspear Vlad Bram] partisan and [Raygun Barrel] assault rifle weapons!
Giving you the opportunity to earn lots of meseta is the new golden-colored Izane Kazuchi! Defeat it for the chance to receive an Izane themed weapon camo, capable of supporting several weapon categories.
New Story Events
Hitsugi had lost, her resolve tested against a vengeful Kohri’s might. Struck down, blade shattered, she now lies unawakened in the hands of Mother Cluster. Trapped in the depths of darkness, what goes on inside her mind?
New Summoner Skills
Assist Share (Summoner Main Class Only)
The previous pet’s Shifta, Deband, and Sympathy effects are transferred over even if you switch to another Pet or Weapon.
Long Distance Love (Summoner Main Class Only)
This skill allows you to respond to Sympathy requests even if you perform Shifta or Deband from long distances.
New PA and Technic Customizations
Sacrifice Bite Type-0
Quickly absorbs Photon to create an even more powerful Photon Blade for Normal and Step attacks.
Straight Charge Type-0
Hold the button down to continuously charge through enemies.
Parallel Slider Type-0
Altered the PA to let you shoot enemies while hovering around.
Sharp Bomber Type-0
You now have the option of leaping forward.
Charge the attack to deal a powerful blow.
Strike Gust Type-0
Hold down the button to continue attacking while rising in the air.
This custom PA is not chargeable, letting you activate the attack more quickly.
Sa Foie Type-0
Makes the player draw a certain distance closer to the target before activating. Charge it up for a powerful blow.
Ra Megid Type-0
Orbs will surround the player for a limited time.
Enemies receive damage when they come in contact with these orbs.
Charge the Technic to deal damage in shorter intervals.
Gathering Spots have finally made their way to the Tundra and Volcanic Caverns. Using the materials from each field, you can create new Cuisines and Skill Rings that cover a variety of effects.
Speaking of Skill Rings, you can now either place them on the Player Shop market, or trade them with other players. Now you’ll have added convenience in finding a Skill Ring that’s right for you.
New Skill Rings
Some of the new Skill Rings included in this update are as follows:
L / Step Jump
Increases movement speed for a Jump during a [Step].
L / Slow Dive Roll
Extends the duration of the [Dive Roll] by making it slower.
L / Air Reversal
Lets you perform a reversal in the air.
L / Jet Boots Tech Arts SC
Reduces charging time when you combo from a Photon Art to a Technic.
Accessory Retrospective 2012 – 13
Take a look back at some of the most popular scratch items of old from 2012 and 2013! This revival scratch will run for two weeks, beginning October 10th through the 26th.
Franca’s Night Café
Enjoy the poolside experience of a luxury hotel at Franca’s Night Café! Sparkling in the moonlight, the water entices players to take a dip. The sights of Empe Rappy and Arkuma fireworks light up the night sky.
Peer across the ocean as your Team Room is transformed into a large battleship! Explore the exterior of the ship from the deck to all the way atop the bridge. Interact with the cannons to experience the intense shelling power of the ship’s artillery.
Featured Quest Expansion
The following Level Up Quests will be joining the Featured Quest lineup:
混沌に惑う白き都 Shironian Pandemonium
混沌まねく未知なる影 Chaotic Beguiler
境界を貫く双角の凶鳥 Border Breaking Bird
混沌導く闇の化身 Chaotic Darkness
混沌産み出す闇の化身 Darkness From the Chaos
Players can now access all of the costumes, parts, and outerwear located in their Character Storage from within the salon! The PC and PS4 versions will utilize a larger window making it easier to view your list of choices.
A.I.S Interface Improvements
The interface will now display the number of active A.I.S. units within the quest. Players currently boarding these units will show up with a unique icon on the Radar Map.
Summoner Interface Improvements
This update will add the option of displaying your pet’s HP and other effects on the Action Palette. Now you can ascertain the status of your pets in a quick and convenient manner.
Appraisal Interface Improvements
No longer having to run back and forth between Kiara and Dudu, you’ll now have the option of opening the Storage Menu straight from the Appraisal Shop.
New Chat Commands
You can now switch your My Set preferences in a flash with the new [/myset] chat command. This chat command will work in the ARKS Lobby, Casino Area, Player Room, Team Room, and Franca’s Cafe! This feature, however, is not available once you go out on a quest.
The other new chat command allows you to switch between different skill rings. Just type [/skillring] and the name of the ring you wish to switch to.
The next set of Weaponoid Potentials will cover the following weapons:
Wonderland Party (AC Scratch)
Dress up for Halloween this year in fancy Alice in Wonderland inspired layered outfits and CAST parts! The new outer and basewear included in this scratch will be eligible for a bonus PSE effect in this year’s Trick or Treat quest.
※Froid is using the french pronunciation, therefore the ‘d’ is silent.
The Emergency Quest schedule will update automatically during maintenance. Please wait until after maintenance has ended to see the current schedule.
Please resync the calendar periodically to receive the latest updates, as the schedule may change at Sega’s discretion.
This calendar is unable to show Emergency Quests that occur at random.
Boost Events that occur for 24 hours will appear in this calendar with only their start times.
Boost Events that occur for several hours will use the “period” suffix in their titles. Please check the Google Calendar itself to view the event duration.
ARKS Leagues are typically 3 hours long. Check the event itself for details on its duration.
We’re holding an ARKS Quiz to commemorate surpassing over 4.5 Million ID registrations. Use the in-game chat to answer the questions from Twitter to receive the following items.
Tweets will be sent out each day around 11:00 ~ 12:00 JST
Answer the questions correctly to receive an item at your Visiphone.
We’ll receive even more rewards if Sega’s tweet reaches a certain number of retweets within a 24 hour period.
Answering in Full-Width Katakana
Answering in Hiragana
Answering in Half-Width Katakana
Answering in English
Answering with spaces, symbols, or punctuation marks
breaking up the response.
ARKS Quiz Cheat Sheet
Questions will be announced around 11:00 – 12:00 JST each day on Twitter.
Quiz Response Period: September 21st ~ September 28th (Maintenance)
A Little Something
Bunny Ears Ribbon A
Prim Headphones Silver
Rewards will be distributed to individuals who give the correct answer during the Quiz Response Period.
All players will receive these rewards based on the number of days we’ve reached the Retweet goals!
Reward Login Period: September 28th ~ October 5th
Lambda Grinder (x3)
+5% Item Grind Boost Period
(Old-Type / Unit / Skill Ring)
+5% Ability Affixing Boost
+25% Grind Great Success Boost Period
+30% Ability Affixing Success
+50% Grind Great Success (x2)
30 Star Gems
Rewards will be distributed to players who log in during the Reward Login Period stated above.
Buy AC Campaign #29
Purchase set amounts of AC during the campaign period to receive these wonderful prizes.
September 19th @ 18:00 ~ October 7th @ 17:59 JST
(1) Purchase 500+ AC during the campaign period to receive:
1000 FUN Ticket (x3)
15,000 EXP Ticket (x3)
(2) Purchase 2000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:
+100% Tribooster (x2)
15,000 EXP Ticket (x5)
(3) Purchase 5000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:
+30% Ability Affixer Success
Latan Rappy Suit
(4) Purchase 10,000 AC during the campaign period to receive:
+150% Tribooster (x3)
Ragol Memory (x3)
If you purchase 2000+ AC during the campaign period, you will receive (1) and (2). However, if you purchase 10,000+ AC, you’ll receive all four prizes! Please be sure to login with a character on your account.
※ Purchasing [AC] or [iAC] from PSO2es will not count towards the campaign.
Prize Distribution Date
Early November 2016
AC Shop Bargains
The following bundles will contain AC Shop items at a discounted price!