Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis – Q&A Tidbits

Since the announcement of PSO2:NGS on July 24th, fans have been wondering the specifics of how PSO2 and NGS will work together. Sega on their NA and JP Site has released a Q&A answering a lot of the questions that we've had and more.

PSO2 and NGS will be a single game, this means the same exact graphics engine will be used for both. The minimum specs will change for PSO2 due to this. Moving between each game will be similar to the Block movement feature, allowing you to swap between Worlds easily.

Fashion

In terms of Fashion, since it's a single game all of your fashion will stay with you. Even Weapon Camos will be usable in NGS.

However, there are a few restrictions regarding fashion from PSO2 and NGS. A major one being Layered Wear and CAST Parts (excluding Head Parts) from NGS you cannot mix and match with PSO2's.

Shared AC/SG Features

Due to being within a single game, alot of features obtained through AC/SG will be shared. However, there are some Features that will not be shared.

Shared Features

  • Premium
  • Character Creation Permit
  • Material Storage
  • Extended Storage
  • My Shop
  • Character Storage Expansion
  • Subpalette Expansion

PSO2-Exclusive Features

  • Item Pack Expansion
  • Additional Skill Trees
  • Order Limit Expansion
  • My Room
  • Mags
  • Support Partners

Friends, Teams, and Groups

The Friendlist, Blacklist, Teams, and Group Chats will stay intact. You'll even be able to use Whisper, Team Chat and Group Chat to communicate with others between PSO2 and NGS. 

PSO2 JP: Maintenance (8/26/2020)

Maintenance

The Oracle Collection 3 Revival Scratch starts after maintenance!

PSO2 Maintenance

  • 8/26/2020 @ 11:00 ~ 17:00 JST
  • 8/25/2020 @ 10:00 PM ~ 4:00 AM EDT

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 8/26/2020 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 8/25/2020 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 EDT

 

Web Panel Rewards – Period 2

Period 2 (August 19th ~ September 2nd)

  • +350% Rare Drop
  • +350% Experience
  • +350% Meseta
  • +150% Rare Enemy Appearance
  • +100% FUN

~ See Future Rewards ~

 

 

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Emergency Quest Schedule

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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

Quest Boost

Beach Wars 2020! (August 26th ~ September 2nd)

  • All Difficulties
    • +100% Rare Drop
  • Extra Hard
    • Increased drop rate of Summer Rappy Suit Mini and Navy Rappy Suit Mini
  • Ultra Hard
    • Added the Beach Wars 2020! Trigger to the drop pool

 

Road to Luster – Large Item Get Campaign

During the Campaign Period, Arks Missions will run with rewards that can be used to make ★15 Lightstream Gunslash, ★15 Liberate Gunslash, and ★13 Liberate Units. Along with them are items to beneficial to the Luster Class.

The Missions will be distributed in groups on August 26th, September 2nd, and September 9th. Clear the previous Missions to have the new ones appear. You have until the Campaign ends to clear them all!

Campaign Period

  • August 26th ~ September 30th

 

Puso Ni Comi Secret Phrases

Puso Ni Comi has a new season of animated episodes! Check the Official PSO2 Channel for new Episodes. While on PSO2, say the Phrase shown at the end of the Episode to receive a [Pusoni Memory 3].

New Secret Phrase

  • Ep.21: 新しい扉、開かない?

Old Secret Phrases

  • Ep.20: いつから見てたの?
  • Ep.19: 汚されたいんだ
  • Ep.18: 倉庫パンパンになってない?
  • Ep.17: 女の子とラッピーとカジキ
  • Ep.16: これは乙じゃなくてポニーテールなんだからね
  • Ep.15: 物欲センサーってあると思う?
  • Ep.14: あなたもお試し済み?
  • Ep.13: チャット発言先に気を付けよう
  • Ep.12: 女の子がカジキに丸のみ?
  • Ep.11: マグの中身って何かな?
  • Ep.10: レッツゴー野良緊急!
  • Ep.9: 朝までクエストガン回し
  • Ep.8: 銃座はどんどん強くなってるぞ
  • Ep.7: 初めてしてみたいです
  • Ep.6: スリスリぺちぺち
  • Ep.5: ドルチェと牧野の中の人公開中
  • Ep.4: 男の子だ!!!
  • Ep.3: キャストはえっちだ
  • Ep.2: キャラクリデータはとっておこう
  • Ep.1: アニメぷそ煮コミおかわり

Phrases Expiration Date

  • March 31st, 2021 @ 23:59 JST

 

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

August 26th ~ September 2nd

Campaign Tasks

  Goal Reward
1 Clear Matoi (Summer)'s Client Order:
サプライズをあなたに
Surprise For You
Sage's Crests (x10)
2 Clear EQ [Beach Wars 2020!] 1 Time Sage's Crests (x10)
3 Clear EQ [Requiem of the Specter's Grudge] 1 Time Sage's Crests (x10)
4 Clear LQ [Special Training: Episode 6] 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

Road to Luster Login Campaign

During the Campaign Period, Login each day to receive rewards. Logging in multiple days to receive a special prize.

Campaign Period

  • August 20th @ 00:00 ~ September 1st @ 23:59 JST

Daily Login Reward

  • +100% EXP Boost
  • +250% RDR Boost
  • +150% TRI Boost

5 Day Login Reward

  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow]

 

Road to Luster Quest-Linked Boost

During the Campaign Period, a Quest-Linked Boost between the Limited Quest [Special Training: Episode 6] and the Emergency Quests [Beach Wars 2020!] / [Requiem of the Specter's Grudge] 

Campaign Period

  • August 19th ~ September 2nd

Quest Clear for Points

  • Special Training: Episode 6
  • T: Special Training: Episode 6

Boosted Quests

  • Beach Wars 2020!
  • Requiem of The Specter's Grudge

 

Road to Luster Twitter Campaign

During the Campaign Period, tweets with #roadtoluster hashtag from Sega's Official PSO2 Twitter. Hitting certain milestones will reward players with luxurious prizes.

Campaign Period

  • August 9th ~ September 16th @ 11:59 JST
1,500 RT +150% TRI Boost (x2)
3,000 RT 1 Million EXP Ticket (x5)
5,000 RT Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow]
10,000 RT +100% TRI Boost (x3)
15,000 RT *Victoire Ehre

Reward Date

  • Early October

 

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 ~ September 16th

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 31st
  • September 1st ~ September 16th

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
  • Early to Mid November

 

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 ~ September 16th

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 31st
  • September 1st ~ September 16th

Point Back Periods

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

 

PSO2 JP: Maintenance (8/19/2020)

Maintenance

The Summer Event splashes into PSO2 in this week's update!

PSO2 Maintenance

  • 8/19/2020 @ 11:00 ~ 17:00 JST
  • 8/18/2020 @ 10:00 PM ~ 4:00 AM EDT

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 8/19/2020 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 8/18/2020 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 EDT

 

Patch Notes

Summer Event

Summer Lobby

  • Implemented Summer Lobby
Seasonal Emergency Quest (August 19th ~ Sept. 2nd)
Beach Wars 2020! (ビーチウォーズ2020!)
Hard Lv.8+
Super Hard Lv.40+
Extra Hard Lv.70+
Ultra Hard Lv.85/85+

Summer NPCs

  • Matoi, Harriet, and Hitsugi (Summer) appears in the Shop Area.
  • Client Orders will be obtainable from them, as well as their partner cards.

Beach 2020 Collection

  • Added the Beach 2020 Weapon Collection
  • Added the Beach 2020 Egg Collection

New Item

  • Added the weapon [Lumigunny]

Field Update

Limited Quest Returns!

  • The Special Training: Episode 6 is back (~September 2nd)

Tokyo Field Update

  • Don Quijote Store will appear in the Tokyo Field (~September 16th)

System Update

Treasure Shop

  • Updated the product listing.

 

 

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

Road to Luster Login Campaign

During the Campaign Period, Login each day to receive rewards. Logging in multiple days to receive a special prize.

Campaign Period

  • August 20th @ 00:00 ~ September @ 23:59 JST

Daily Login Reward

  • +100% EXP Boost
  • +250% RDR Boost
  • +150% TRI Boost

5 Day Login Reward

  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow]

 

Road to Luster Quest-Linked Boost

During the Campaign Period, a Quest-Linked Boost between the Limited Quest [Special Training: Episode 6] and the Emergency Quests [Beach Wars 2020!] / [Requiem of the Specter's Grudge] 

Campaign Period

  • August 19th ~ September 2nd

Quest Clear for Points

  • Special Training: Episode 6
  • T: Special Training: Episode 6

Boosted Quests

  • Beach Wars 2020!
  • Requiem of The Specter's Grudge

 

Road to Luster Twitter Campaign

During the Campaign Period, tweets with #roadtoluster hashtag from Sega's Official Twitter. Hitting certain milestones will reward players with luxurious prizes.

Campaign Period

  • August 9th ~ September 16th @ 11:59 JST
1,500 RT +150% TRI Boost (x2)
3,000 RT 1 Million EXP Ticket (x5)
5,000 RT Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow]
10,000 RT +100% TRI Boost (x3)
15,000 RT *Victoire Ehre

Reward Date

  • Early October

 

AC & SG Shop Bargains

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

Period Date: Until August 26th's Maintenance

AC Shop Bargains

Item Package Contents Price
【夏休み】初心者おすすめセット
[Vacation] Recommended Starter Set
AC Scratch Ticket (x1)
Item Pack Expansion 10 Slots
Scape Doll (x1)
100,000 EXP Ticket (x2)
500 AC
【お試し】獲得経験値3個セット
3 EXP Booster Set
+150% EXP Boost (x3)
100,000 EXP Ticket (x2)
500 AC
【移植パス付】経験値・スクラッチ
EXP Boost + Scratch with Transfer Pass
+150% EXP Boost (x10)
AC Scratch Ticket (x2)
Ability Transfer Pass (x2)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
2,500 AC
【移植パス付】ブーストセット
Boost Set with Transfer Pass
+150% EXP Boost (x3)
+400% RDR Boost (x5)
Ability Transfer Pass (x4)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] (x2)
5,000 AC

※Each bundle is limited once per account.

SG Shop Bargains

Item Package Contents Price
コレクトゲージ増加(中)
Collect File Gauge (Medium)
Collect File Gauge (Medium) (x1) 150 SG
コレクトゲージ増加(大)
Collect File Gauge (Big)
Collect File Gauge (Big) 350 SG

※The first SG Bargain is limited to two.
※The second SG Bargain is limited to one.

 

Puso Ni Comi Secret Phrases

Puso Ni Comi has a new season of animated episodes! Check the Official PSO2 Channel for new Episodes. While on PSO2, say the Phrase shown at the end of the Episode to receive a [Pusoni Memory 3].

New Secret Phrase

  • Ep.20: いつから見てたの?

Old Secret Phrases

  • Ep.19: 汚されたいんだ
  • Ep.18: 倉庫パンパンになってない?
  • Ep.17: 女の子とラッピーとカジキ
  • Ep.16: これは乙じゃなくてポニーテールなんだからね
  • Ep.15: 物欲センサーってあると思う?
  • Ep.14: あなたもお試し済み?
  • Ep.13: チャット発言先に気を付けよう
  • Ep.12: 女の子がカジキに丸のみ?
  • Ep.11: マグの中身って何かな?
  • Ep.10: レッツゴー野良緊急!
  • Ep.9: 朝までクエストガン回し
  • Ep.8: 銃座はどんどん強くなってるぞ
  • Ep.7: 初めてしてみたいです
  • Ep.6: スリスリぺちぺち
  • Ep.5: ドルチェと牧野の中の人公開中
  • Ep.4: 男の子だ!!!
  • Ep.3: キャストはえっちだ
  • Ep.2: キャラクリデータはとっておこう
  • Ep.1: アニメぷそ煮コミおかわり

Phrases Expiration Date

  • March 31st, 2021 @ 23:59 JST

 

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

August 19th ~ August 26th

Campaign Tasks

  Goal Reward
1 Clear Hitsugi (Summer)'s CO:
ショッピング・イン・東京
Shopping in Tokyo
Sage's Crests (x10)
2 Clear Matoi (Summer)'s CO:
わたしたちを海に連れてって!
Take Us To The Sea!
Sage's Crests (x10)
3 Clear The EQ [Beach Wars 2020!] 1 Time Sage's Crests (x10)
4 Clear the EQ [Requiem of the Specter's Grudge] 1 Time Sage's Crests (x10)
5 Clear the LQ [Special Training: Episode 6] 1 Time Sage's Crests (x10)
6 Login 3 Days Sage's Crests (x10)
7 Link with PSO2es and Quick Search once Sage's Crests (x10)

※Goal 7 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 ~ September 16th

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 31st
  • September 1st ~ September 16th

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
  • Early to Mid November

 

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 ~ September 16th

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 31st
  • September 1st ~ September 16th

Point Back Periods

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