PSO2 JP: Maintenance (4/1/2020)

Maintenance

PSO2 Maintenance

  • 4/1/2020 @ 11:00 ~ 17:00 JST
  • 3/31/2020 @ 10:00 PM ~ 4:00 AM EDT

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 4/1/2020 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 3/31/2020 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

 

 

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Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

Please Note:

  • The Emergency Quest schedule will update during maintenance.
  • 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.
  • You can see the Emergency Quest schedule on your phone by subscribing to the Google Calendar.

 

New Campaigns

PSO2 Day

ARKS Rappies will appear on PSO2 Day. Players who defeat them have the chance to receive an [Arks Rappy Suit Mini] and equipment with the special ability [Arks Fever].

Additionally, check the SG Shop for PSO2 Day Donuts on sale for 80SG.

PSO2 Day
April 2nd
Boost Event:
  • 2x Earned FUN
  • +1 Login Stamp Bonus
  • +100% EXP Boost
  • +100% Rare Drop Boost
  • +100% Gathering Fever Occ. Rate
Login Presents:
  • 22 Star Gem Ticket (x2)
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]

 

AC & SG Shop Bargains

The following bundles contain AC Shop items at a discounted price!

Period Date: Until April 12th @ 23:59 JST

AC Shop

Item Package Contents Price
【ボーナスキー付】プレミアム
Premium + Bonus Key
Premium Set 30 Days
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
1,300 AC
半額ACスクラッチ券
Half-off AC Scratch Ticket
AC Scratch Ticket 100 AC
初心者セット3
Starter Set 3
AC Scratch Ticket
Item Pack Expansion +10
Scape Doll
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
500 AC
経験値・レア倍率アップセット2
EXP & RDR Booster Set 2
+150% EXP Booster (x10)
+400% RDR Booster
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
Bonus Key Tokyo [Silver]
Bonus Key Magatsu [Gold]
Bonus Key Magatsu [Silver]
3,000 AC
アイテムパック5個セット2
5 Item Pack Expansion Set 2
Item Pack Expansion +10 (x5)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
1,600 AC

※Each bundle is limited once per account.

SG Shop

Item Package Contents Price
コレクトゲージ増加(中)
Collect Gauge Up (Small)
Collect Gauge Up (Small)
150 SG
コレクトゲージ増加(大)
Collect Gauge Up (Small)
Collect Gauge Up (Big) 350 SG

 

PuSo Ni Login Campaign

During the Campaign Period, login a certain amount of days to receive rewards!

Campaign Period

  • April 2nd @ 00:00 ~ April 9th @ 23:59 JST

Login 1 Day

  • +100% EXP Boost
  • +250% RDR Boost (x3)

Login 3 Days

  • Ability Transfer Pass

Login 5 Days

  • PuSo Ni Comi Memory 3

 

PSO2 Anime Quiz II – Ep.25

During the Campaign Period, answer the questions through the In-Game Chat System to receive +100% TRI Boosts. Each week is a new question relating to that week’s PSO2 Episode.

Campaign Period

  • March 31st @ 00:00 ~ April 6th @ 23:59 JST

Question

  • What did the Council of Six use to create a Barrier for The Profound Darkness?

  • 創世器

 

Every First Of The Month is IDOLA DAY

The first day of every month will now be known as [IDOLA DAY]! On this day, IDOLA players can perform a free 10 Pull Gacha. PSO2 players on the other hand will get a prize if they say the secret phrase in chat!

Campaign Period

  • April 1st ~ April 1st @ 23:59 JST

Secret Phrase

  • 今日はイドラの日

Prize

  • EX Rare Drop Booster +100%

Reward Pickup Expiration Period

  • Until May 3rd 2020

 

Sage’s Crest Campaign

Beat the following goals to obtain Sage’s Crests. The crests can be exchanged for ★15 Weapons at Zieg!

Campaign Period

April 1st ~ April 8th

Campaign Tasks

  Goal Reward
1 Clear [Guides of Creation] Sage’s Crests (x10)
2 Clear [Raging Falz Arms] Sage’s Crests (x10)
3 Clear [Raging Falz Arms] 3 Times Sage’s Crests (x10)
4 Clear Khorshid’s Client Order:
[戦えない私の代わりに]
Sage’s Crests (x10)
5 Login 3 Days Sage’s Crests (x10)
6 Link with PSO2es and Quick Search once Sage’s Crests (x10)

※Goal 6 will be distributed at a later time.

 

On-Going Campaigns

Multi-Platform Play Campaign

During the Campaign Period, login each Month on two different Platforms to earn rewards at a later date.

Campaign Period

  • March 25th ~ August 19th

Qualifying Platforms

  • PC, PS Vita, PS4, Cloud (PC),  Cloud (Switch)

Monthly Login Periods

  • March 25th ~  April 30th
  • May 1st ~ May 31st
  • June 1st ~ June 30th
  • July 1st ~ July 31st
  • August 1st ~ August 19th

Rewards Per Login Period

  • 50 Star Gems
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]

Reward Periods

  • Early to Mid June
  • Early to Mid July
  • Early to Mid August
  • Early to Mid September
  • Early to Mid October

 

Vita Going Away Campaign

PSO2 for the Vita will shut down on August 19th. Before it shuts down, anyone who has played on the PS VITA version of PSO2 before March 24th will be able to earn back up to 1,000 Star Gems per monthly period during the Campaign.

Campaign Period

  • March 25th ~ August 19th

Campaign Details

  • Using AC or SG while logged into an account will earn you back Star Gems.
  • For each monthly period, you will only be able to earn back up to 1,000 Star Gems.
  • Half of the total amount of SG & AC used during each period will be converted back into Star Gems, with every 5 AC used converted to 1 SG.

The Account must have been logged in once before March 24th, 2020 on the PS Vita Version.

Monthly Periods

  • March 25th ~  April 30th
  • May 1st ~ May 31st
  • June 1st ~ June 30th
  • July 1st ~ July 31st
  • August 1st ~ August 19th

 

PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (3/25/2020)

Maintenance

Counter the Photoner Assault in this week’s update!
Incase you missed it, check out our PSO2 Station!+ #5 Recap.

PSO2 Maintenance

  • 3/25/2020 @ 11:00 ~ 17:00 JST
  • 3/24/2020 @ 10:00 PM ~ 4:00 AM EDT

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 3/25/2020 @ 2:00 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 3/24/2020 @ 1:00 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

March 25th’s Update

  • Game Launcher: Version 06.00.04
  • Game Client: Ver.6.0801.0
  • Patch Size: 2.9GB (PC) / 648MB (Vita)

 

Patch Notes

Weapon Updates

New Complex Photon Arts

  • Added Fatal Knockout to Knuckles for Fighter
  • Added Calamity Bullet to Twin Machineguns for Gunner

Craft

  • Added a new recipe

Event Lobbies

Sakura Lobby

  • Implemented the Sakura Lobby and the Sakura Cafe

New Quest Type: Divide Quest

Photon Assault (Divide Quest)

  • Ultra Hard: Lv.85/85+

New Special ARKS Missions

  • Implemented Limited-Time Arks Missions (March 25th ~ May 13th)

New Enemy: Grav Execour

Partial New Item Listing

PSO2es Collab Event (March 25th ~ May 13th)

Gene and Khorshid

  • Find these gals in the Shop Area
  • Accept Client Orders to earn badges for Khorshid’s Limited-Time Shop
  • They leave on May 13th’s Maintenance!

Battle Arena Update

Weapon Availability

  • Forest Arena: Sword, Rifle, Rod, Boots
  • Volcano Arena: Daggers, Knuckles, Dual Blades, TMGs, Talis
  • Volcano (Night) Arena: Sword , Dual Blades, Rifle, Rod
  • Tokyo Arena: Sword, Rifle, Bow, Talis

Other Changes

  • Emblem Fever will no longer occur
  • Reduced the Time Required to expand the Rank Range for Matchmaking
  • Removed Arks BT2019 Qualifiers from Password Matches
  • Added new Items to the Ranked Matches’ Reward Scratches
  • Eased the Ranking Demotion upon Rank Resets

System Updates

Special Ability Transplant

  • [Special Ability Transplant] has been added to the Item Lab
  • We’ll have a guide later explaining this feature!
  • Note: Ultimate Buster does not work on ★13+ Weapons

Quest Updates

  • All Ships will now receive the same random EQ at the same time.
  • The Boss [Varuna] will no longer be affected by suction.
  • Energy Crystals in all Mining Base Quests will be automatically picked up as you approach them.

Pyroxene Removal Update

  • In accordance with removing the Pyroxene drops, shops with the stone material items will be updated.
  • You can visit the Recycle Shop 2 to exchange your material items for Photon Boosters.
  • The Photon Booster Exchange will receive items similar to what the Pyroxene Exchange had.
  • Exchange Shops with items which required Pyroxenes will be adjusted.

Skill Ring Shop

  • Added items to the [Left Ring Shop]

Casino Coin Shop

  • Updated the Limited Exchange product listing

Medal Exchange Shop

  • Added the Divide Medal Exchange
  • Updated the product listing for Prize Medal Exchange

Recycle Shop

  • Added [Limited Class Excube Exchange]

Zieg

  • I need a better name for this thing instead of just typing Zieg everytime.
  • Added Items the the Sage’s Crest Exchange and the Limited Crest Exchange
  • Added Puras and Stil Weapons to the Weapon Upgrades

My Room Shop

  • Updated the shop’s product listing.

Treasure Shop

  • Updated the product listing

Battle Coin Shop

  • Added new items to the product listing

Other Changes

  • Increased the Maximum Damage Numbers to 7-Digits.
  • Adjusted the order of menu items in the Item Lab

 

Balance Adjustments

See all the Balance Adjustments Here

 

 

We’d like to thank all of our current patrons for helping to keep the site afloat! If you like the work that we do, please consider donating 1$ or more to continue our Phantasy Star coverage!

 

 

Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

Please Note:

  • The Emergency Quest schedule will update during maintenance.
  • 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.
  • You can see the Emergency Quest schedule on your phone by subscribing to the Google Calendar.

 

New Campaigns

AC Shop Bargains

The following bundles contain AC Shop items at a discounted price!

Period Date: Until April 1st’s Maintenance

Item Package Contents Price
スクラッチ50個セット2
50 Scratches Set 2
AC Scratch Ticket (x50)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] (x2)
Bonus Key Magatsu [Gold] (x2)
Bonus Key Rappy F (x2)
9,000 AC
初心者セット4
Starter Set 4
Item Pack Expansion +10
Mag Ticket
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
500 AC
【おまけ付き】キャラ倉庫拡張
Character Storage Expansion + Bonus
Character Storage Expansion +50
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
600 AC
獲得経験値セット1
EXP Booster Set 1
+150% EXP Booster (x10)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] (x2)
2,000 AC
経験値・レア倍率アップセット4
EXP & RDR Booster Set 4
+150% EXP Booster (x3)
+400% RDR Booster (x5)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] (x3)
4,900 AC

※Each bundle is limited once per account.

 

Multi-Platform Play Campaign

During the Campaign Period, login each Month on two different Platforms to earn rewards at a later date.

Campaign Period

  • March 25th ~ August 19th

Qualifying Platforms

  • PC, PS Vita, PS4, Cloud (PC),  Cloud (Switch)

Monthly Login Periods

  • March 25th ~  April 30th
  • May 1st ~ May 31st
  • June 1st ~ June 30th
  • July 1st ~ July 31st
  • August 1st ~ August 19th

Rewards Per Login Period

  • 50 Star Gems
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]

Reward Periods

  • Early to Mid June
  • Early to Mid July
  • Early to Mid August
  • Early to Mid September
  • Early to Mid October

 

Vita Going Away Campaign

PSO2 for the Vita will shut down on August 19th. Before it shuts down, anyone who has played on the PS VITA version of PSO2 before March 24th will be able to earn back up to 1,000 Star Gems per monthly period during the Campaign.

Campaign Period

  • March 25th ~ August 19th

Campaign Details

  • Using AC or SG while logged into an account will earn you back Star Gems.
  • For each monthly period, you will only be able to earn back up to 1,000 Star Gems.
  • Half of the total amount of SG & AC used during each period will be converted back into Star Gems, with every 5 AC used converted to 1 SG.

The Account must have been logged in once before March 24th, 2020 on the PS Vita Version.

Monthly Periods

  • March 25th ~  April 30th
  • May 1st ~ May 31st
  • June 1st ~ June 30th
  • July 1st ~ July 31st
  • August 1st ~ August 19th

 

PSO2 Anime Quiz II – Ep.24

During the Campaign Period, answer the questions through the In-Game Chat System to receive +100% TRI Boosts. Each week is a new question relating to that week’s PSO2 Episode.

Campaign Period

  • March 24th @ 00:00 ~ March 30th @ 23:59 JST

Question

  • Who hacked the Monitors to ask ARKS to help save Matoi?

  • クーナ

 

Sage’s Crest Campaign

Beat the following goals to obtain Sage’s Crests. The crests can be exchanged for ★15 Weapons at Zieg!

Campaign Period

March 25th ~ April 1st

Campaign Tasks

  Goal Reward
1 Clear [Guides of Creation] Sage’s Crests (x10)
2 Clear [Raging Falz Arms] Sage’s Crests (x10)
3 Clear Gene’s Client Order:
[アークスシップの料理をどうぞ]
Sage’s Crests (x10)
4 Clear Gene’s Client Order:
[ホルシードの想い出を探して]
Sage’s Crests (x10)
5 Login 3 Days Sage’s Crests (x10)
6 Link with PSO2es and Quick Search once Sage’s Crests (x10)

※Goal 6 will be distributed at a later time.

 

On-Going Campaigns

PSO2 Anime Boost Day

During the days that the PSO2 Anime airs on, there will be a boost to all quests.

Campaign Period

  • February 11th ~ March 31st

Boost Period

  • Tuesdays @ 00:00 ~ 23:59 JST

Boosts

  • +100% Rare Drop
  • +100% Experience

 




The Photoner Offensive Continues In Divide Quests!

~ March 25th, 2020 ~

 

Divide Quest

Five stages are laid out before you, each divided into two paths. One path leads to more points for better rewards, while the other focuses on recovering lives. Make your choice!

 

Divide Quests support up to 8 players. These quests consist of 5 stages, wherein players can choose a route that focuses either on earning points or recovering lives. Pick the route within each stage that’s best suited for your party’s current situation.

 

Earning points not only nets you additional rewards after clearing the 5 stages, but it also lets you receive rewards based on the total amount of points you’ve earned for the week. In addition, if you earn a high evaluation after clearing the 5 stages, you’ll unlock an even harder difficulty with stronger enemies and better rewards.

 

Grav Execour, the gravity altering Luminmech makes its debut on Stage 5. It utilizes two forms, switching between an offensive mode with high agility, and a defensive mode.

 

New ★15 Weapons such as Megalis Series can drop from the Divide Quest. You may also find some new ★13 Units that resemble old ★11 Units.

 

Divide Medals can be earned as a drop through playing Divide Quests. Spending these medals through the Divide Medal Exchange Shop will net you +35 Megalis, Vortex, and Pons Hachette weapons. There are other goodies as well, such as S-Class Abilities, Ultimate Boosters, Gold Prize Medals, Cobalt Medals, etc.

 

Limited-Time ARKS Missions will also be available for Divide Quest with rewards such as Divide Medals.

 

Puras & Stil Weapons

The ★15 Puras weapon series and its successor series, Stil, have been added to Zieg’s lineup. Puras weapons can be obtained by combining multiple weapons with materials gained through Divide Quests.

 

Combining even more materials with a +35 Puras weapon lets you upgrade it to a Stil weapon. The Modules (Varuna / Mitra / Execour) needed for Stil weapons can be obtained from the corresponding enemy or purchased from Player Shops.

 

New Complex Photon Arts

Fatal Knockout unleashes a flurry of powerful punches that ends with a ground shockwave.

 

Calamity Bullet fires a series of projectiles coated in photons. This Complex PA has excellent compatibility with [Chain Trigger], allowing you to amass a chain in a short amount of time.

 

Balance Adjustments

Braver, Fighter, and Hero receive adjustments, along with buffs to Shifta and Guts Drinks.

Balance Adjustments

 

Battle Arena Rehaul

Battle Arena will be receiving some major changes. Various weapon types will receive buffs and nerfs, matchmaking will be easier, and [Emblem Fever] will be removed. In addition, Battle Ranking Resets will only demote by a single rank. For example, instead of X1 to X5, you’ll instead drop X1 to X2.

Weapon Adjustments can be found in the Battle Arena Tab on the Balance Adjustment Page.

 

One of the new rewards will be the [*Warrior] weapon camo series. These will appear in the reward scratch for ranked matches.

 

Even more [Battle] weapon camos have been added to the Battle Coin Exchange Shop.

 

PSO2es Collaboration Event

Khorshid and Gene from PSO2es will be joining the Arks Lobby! Clearing their client orders will net you [2020 Chip Fragments] to spend at Khorshid’s Exchange Shop.

 

Obtain Weapon Camos, Posters, and a variety of other items at Khorshid’s Exchange Shop!

 

Sage Crest Update

Another Liberate Unlocker can be obtained from the [Limited Crest Exchange] by gathering 900 Sage Crests. In addition, more weapons will be added to the [Sage Crest Exchange].

 

Other Adjustments

Dark Blast

The unlocking conditions for Elder’s [Physical Dash] have been relaxed.

Mining Base Defense

The Energy Crystals will now be picked up automatically when approached.

Pyroxenes / Stones Replaced

Pyroxenes and the other stone material items used in the Pyroxene Exchange Shop will be replaced by Photon Boosters. Following the update, you can exchange these now obsolete materials for Photon Boosters at the [Recycle Shop 2]. You’ll be able to find items from the Pyroxene Exchange added to the Photon Booster Exchange.

The following items will no longer drop:

  • Torana Fragment
  • Pleiades Stone
  • Chandra Shadow Pyroxene
  • Shiva Ash Pyroxene
  • Durga Destruction Pyroxene

Photon Boosters will now drop in their place.

 

Ernest Desire (AC Scratch)

An assortment of outfits from various Phantasy Star games are available in the scratch lineup.  From PSO2es, you can strap up in Khorshid’s Luna Nova outfit along with Gene’s Bunny and Stella Heresy ensemble from Idola. In addition, Phantasy Star Nova’s Outlaw and Diamond series will appear.