PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance and Patch (4/4/2018)

PSO2 Cloud launches after tonight's maintenance!

PSO2 Maintenance

  • 4/4/2018 @ 2:00 ~ 17:00 JST
  • 4/3/2018 @ 1:00 PM ~ 4:00 AM EDT
  • ※ Click the above link to convert to your timezone.

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 4/4/2018 @ 1:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 4/3/2018 @ 12:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

April 4th Update

  • Launcher: Version 05.00.03
  • Client: Ver.5.0601.0
  • Patch Size: 31 MB (PC) / xx (PS4) / xx (Vita)

 

 

 

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PSO2 Cloud has officially launched as of April 4th, 2018! In order to access the game, you'll need to create a Japanese Nintendo eShop account. You can do so by heading to the Nintendo Accounts page and create a new account with your Country/Region of Residence set to Japan.

We have updated the starter guide to include Episode 5's changes and created a special area for the PSO2 Cloud and the issues you'll likely encounter.

PSO2 Cloud Guide

 

Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

▲▲ Eastern Daylight Time ▲▲
Please [Refresh] the calendar after maintenance has ended!

▲▲ Japanese Standard Time ▲▲
Please [Refresh] the calendar after maintenance has ended!

Eastern / Central / Mountain / Arizona / Pacific

Hawaii / São Paulo / London / Berlin / Moscow

Bangkok / Philippines / Sydney / Japan

Please Note:

  • 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 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.
  • You can see the Emergency Quest schedule on your phone by subscribing to the Google Calendar.

 

 

 

PSO2 Cloud Registration Campaign

SEGA is hosting a pre-registration campaign to celebrate the launch of PSO2 Cloud on April 4th. All players who clear both campaign conditions will be rewarded with items they can enjoy on their adventures!

Players without a SEGA ID, can register with the assistance of the Registration Guide.

Campaign Conditions

  • (1): Register a SEGA ID before April 4th @ 23:59 JST
    ※You will not qualify unless PSO2 is enabled for the SEGA ID.
    ※If you already have a SEGA ID for PSO2, you qualify for this condition!
  • (2): Login to PSO2 Cloud at some point within April 4th ~ May 6th.

Reward Items

  • *Gram Dienzer
  • Green Puyo Mag Device
  • 15000 EXP Ticket (x3)

Reward Distribution

  • Late May

 

Buy Premium Set Campaign

With all the benefits being added to the Premium Set, a campaign will be hosted to purchase the [Premium Set 90 Days]. Those who purchases it within the Campaign Period will be rewarded with gifts!

Campaign Period

  • March 22nd ~ April 25th

Gift Items

  • Perched Rappy (Accessory)
  • Bonus Key Kazuchi Raid
  • Tribooster +150% (x3)

Gift Pickup Period

  • Available instantly, but expires May 26th, 2018

 

AC Shop Bargains

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

Period Date: Until April 11th @ 23:59 JST

Item Package Contents Price
半額ACスクラッチ券
Half-Priced AC Scratch Ticket
AC Scratch Ticket (x1) 100 AC
【おまけ付】初心者セット
Beginner's Set + Bonus
Item Pack Expansion +10 (x1)
Mag Ticket (x1)
Scape Doll (x1)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] (x1)
650 AC
アイテムパック拡張5個セット
5 Item Pack Expansions Set
Item Pack Expansion +10 (x5) 1,600 AC

※Each bundle is limited once per account.
※[Bonus] classified items are distributed at the Visiphone.

 

Spend AC, Get Items

Players who spend set amounts of AC during the campaign period will receive several prizes!

Campaign Period

  • April 4th ~ April 15th @ 23:59 JST

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Spend 2000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +100% Tribooster (x2)
  • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x5)

(2) Spend 5000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • Rappy Suit
  • +30% Ability Affixing Success

(3) Spend 10,000 AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +150% Tribooster (x3)
  • Lambda Grinder (x2)

※AC / iAC spent in PSO2es prior to linking does not qualify for this campaign. However, any AC or iAC spent after linking will qualify for the campaign.

Ways You Can Spend AC

  • Playing Arks Scratch on PSO2 or PSO2es
  • Buying Arks Scratch Ticket Bundles
  • Buying Items in the AC Shop
  • Using a Scape Doll to revive
  • Using AC Content at the Beauty Salon
  • Spending AC to add a Skill Tree
  • Spending AC to reset a Skill Tree
  • Spending AC to buy a character
  • Transferring to another ship

Using [Arks Scratch Tickets] to play the AC Scratch does not fulfill the campaign requirements of spending AC.

Prize Pickup Period

  • Available instantly but expires May 17th, 2018

 

LINE Friend Registration Campaign

The Official PSO2 Line Account is holding a Friend Registration Campaign! Everyone will receive Star Gems based on the number of friends registered with the official account.

Campaign Period

  • April 4th ~ April 22nd

Campaign Rewards

Sega's Number of Friends Reward
27,000 Friends 50SG Ticket (x1)
30,000 Friends 50SG Ticket (x1)  
35,000 Friends 50SG Ticket (x1)  

Reward Distribution

  • Early May

 

New Player! Level Up Campaign

Create a new character and raise them to certain levels to receive prizes!

Campaign Period

April 4th ~ May 9th

Campaign Qualifications

New Character's Level Prize
Level 10 経験値獲得15000
15,000 EXP Ticket (x2)
ぶら下がりニャウ
Dangling Nyau
Level 20 経験値獲得15000
15,000 EXP Ticket (x3)
ヒットアンドブロウ
Hit and Blow
Level 30 経験値獲得15000
15,000 EXP Ticket (x4)
224「やったー」
224 "Yatta"
Level 40 レオンティーナ証書
Leontina Certificate
*ルクスフリーデン
*Lux Frieden

※Characters made prior to the start of this campaign do not qualify.

What's Leontina's Certificate!?

Leontina, the Arks Handbook Administrator, is giving away a ★13 Ray weapon of your choice at +30 grind! She is located at the counter to the left of the main gate.

To acquire this weapon, you'll need the レオンティーナ証書 (Leontina Certificate) when her shop opens on April 25th.

 

Item Distribution Date

Item Conditions Met Before April 18th

Item Conditions Met Before May 9th

 

PSO2es Login Campaign

Sega will be holding a login campaign to celebrate the 4th year anniversary of PSO2es! The objective will be to login to PSO2es during one the periods below. Logging in will reward you with Star Gems at a later date.

Login Periods

  • (1): Login to PSO2es between March 28th ~ April 11th
  • (2): Login to PSO2es between April 11th ~ April 25th
    ※You cannot earn the SG for both login periods, only one!

Campaign Reward

  • 40SG Ticket (x2)

Reward Distribution

  • (1): Late April
  • (2): Mid May

 

Login Campaign

To celebrate the launch of PSO2 Cloud, everyone who logs in during the following days will receive gifts!

Login Day Login Gift
April 5th 15000 EXP Ticket (x1)
April 6th 1000 FUN Ticket (x1)
April 7th Half Doll (x1)
April 8th 15000 EXP Ticket (x1)
April 9th 1000 FUN Ticket (x1)
April 10th Free Salon Pass (x1)
Special Login 3 of these days for [Bonus Key Rappy F]

 

Boost Campaign

April 4th ~ April 11th

  • +100% EXP Boost for all quests
  • +100% RDR Boost for all quests
  • +100% FUN
  • +1 Login Stamp

Endless Belligerence

  • +200% RDR Boost

 

Conqueror's Crest 4x Campaign

Complete the following goals to obtain Conqueror's Crests. The crests can be exchanged for ★14 Weapons at Zieg!

Campaign Period

August 15th ~ August 22nd

Campaign Tasks

  Goal Reward
1 Clear (2x) Beach Wars 2018 Conqueror's Crests (x40)
2 Clear (2x) Underground Nightmare Conqueror's Crests (x40)
3 Clear (1x) Perennial Apocalypse Conqueror's Crests (x40)
4 Clear (2x) Enchanted Forest Exploration
Conqueror's Crests (x40)
5 Clear Huey (Summer) Client Order:
Step Into the Core
ステップ・イントゥ・コア
Conqueror's Crests (x40)

Reward Distribution

  • Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 rewards will be distributed instantly.

 

PSO2 Cloud Limitations

PSO2 Cloud Limitations

The April 4th update introduces a new block-type known as [Cloud Shared] blocks. This block-type will allow Nintendo Switch and PC users to interact and go on quests together! Unfortunately, users of the PlayStation 4 or Vita platforms will not be permitted to play with their Nintendo brethren.

 

Cross Platform Restrictions

PSO2 Cloud Cross Platform Restriction

Cross Platform Restrictions
Regular Ship [1 ~ 10] : Cloud Blocks:

PC & Switch Users Only

 

Cross Platform Restrictions 
Shared Ship: Cloud Challenge Blocks:

PC & Switch Users Only

Shared Ship: Cloud Battle Blocks:

Switch Users Only

 

Community Limitations

PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 users will only be able to meet up with Nintendo Switch players through [My Room] or [Team Rooms]. Even under these circumstances, they will not be able to chat with one another.

PC players, on the other hand, will not be subject to such restrictions.

 

Concurrent Connections

The Cloud Servers have a limit on the number of concurrent players that can connect. The development team believes that they have provided enough servers to ensure that this limit will not be reached. However, if the number of concurrent connections exceeds this limit, then you may not be able to log into PSO2 Cloud.

 

Unavailable Music

There are a small fraction of collaboration-related music discs that can not be played on the Nintendo Switch. You will be able to check if an item falls under this restriction through the Jukebox and from a note in the item's explanation.

 

Automatic Logout

In order to reduce the load on the servers, players will be automatically disconnected from the game after 30 minutes of inactivity. A warning message will be displayed prior to the impending connection loss.

 

~ Some parts contributed by Lostbob117

PSO2 JP: Maintenance (3/28/2018)

PSO2 Maintenance

  • 3/28/2018 @ 11:00 ~ 17:00 JST
  • 3/27/2018 @ 10:00 PM ~ 4:00 AM EDT
  • ※ Click the above link to convert to your timezone.

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 3/28/2018 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 3/27/2018 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

 

 

 

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Christmas 2018 Bingo

(December 5th ~ January 9th)

Bingo (Front)
  Objective Note
A-1 Defeat King Yede Lv.1+
A-2 Defeat Gulfur Lv.1+
A-3 Talk to Lachesis Main Gate
A-4 Defeat Ol Micda Lv.1+
A-5 Defeat Cyclonehda Lv.1+
B-1 Defeat Yede Lv.1+
B-2 Talk to Aru (Christmas) Shop Area
B-3 Play Mesetan Shooter Casino
B-4 Talk to Sophia Franka's Cafe
B-5 Defeat Ga Wonda Lv.1+
C-1 Clear Client Order:
A Hitsugi Christmas!
ヒツギたちとのクリスマス!
Hitsugi (Christmas)
C-2 Clear Client Order:
Sweet☆Christmas
スイーツ☆クリスマス!
Kohri (Christmas)
C-4 Clear Client Order:
Aru's Relationship Plan!
アルの仲なおり大作戦!
Aru (Christmas)
C-5 Clear Client Order:
Defend the Eve of the Night
聖夜の平和を守るため!
Hitsugi (Christmas)
D-1 Defeat Dagacha Lv.1+
D-2 Talk to Hitsugi (Christmas) Shop Area
D-3 Grind a Weapon or Unit Item Lab
D-4 Talk to Kohri (Christmas) Shop Area
D-5 Defeat Gu Wonda Lv.1+
E-1 Defeat Kuklonahda Lv.1+
E-2 Defeat Dahgash Lv.1+
E-3 Talk to Leontina Main Gate
E-4 Defeat Fangulfur Lv.1+
E-5 Defeat Malmoth Lv.1+

Bingo (Reverse)
  Objective Note
A-1 Defeat Deus Anges Lv.41+
A-2 Defeat Org Blan Lv.41+
A-3 Complete [Merry Christmas on Ice] VH+
A-4 Defeat Guar Zigmorde Lv.41+
A-5 Defeat Aratron Phemut Lv.41+
B-1 Defeat Anjhadu-lili Lv.41+
B-2 Defeat Snow Banther Lv.41+
B-3 Find the Lillipan Graffiti Casino
B-4 Defeat Rock Bear Lv.41+
B-5 Defeat Gigur Gunne-gam Lv.41+
C-1 Defeat King Mesetan in Mesetan Shooter Casino
C-2 Send a [Like] in the Fashion Catalog  
C-4 Play Black Nyack Casino
C-5 Grind a Weapon's Element Item Lab
D-1 Defeat Tranzmizer Lv.41+
D-2 Defeat Snow Banshee Lv.41+
D-3 Scratch the FUN Scratch  
D-4 Defeat Caterdra'nsa Lv.41+
D-5 Defeat Drago Deadlion Lv.41+
E-1 Defeat Zeta Guranz Lv.41+
E-2 Defeat De Malmoth Lv.41+
E-3 Clear E-Trial: Storm Gift Mr. Umblla
E-4 Defeat Codotta Idetta Lv.41+
E-5 Defeat Greuzoras Drago Lv.41+

 

Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

▲▲ Eastern Daylight Time ▲▲
Please [Refresh] the calendar after maintenance has ended!

▲▲ Japanese Standard Time ▲▲
Please [Refresh] the calendar after maintenance has ended!

Eastern / Central / Mountain / Arizona / Pacific

Hawaii / São Paulo / London / Berlin / Moscow

Bangkok / Philippines / Sydney / Japan

Please Note:

  • 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 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.
  • You can see the Emergency Quest schedule on your phone by subscribing to the Google Calendar.

 

 

 

PSO2 Cloud Registration Campaign

SEGA is hosting a pre-registration campaign to celebrate the launch of PSO2 Cloud on April 4th. All players who clear both campaign conditions will be rewarded with items they can enjoy on their adventures!

Players without a SEGA ID, can register with the assistance of the Registration Guide.

Campaign Conditions

  • (1): Register a SEGA ID before April 4th @ 23:59 JST
    ※You will not qualify unless PSO2 is enabled for the SEGA ID.
    ※If you already have a SEGA ID for PSO2, you qualify for this condition!
  • (2): Login to PSO2 Cloud at some point within April 4th ~ May 6th.

Reward Items

  • *Gram Dienzer
  • Green Puyo Mag Device
  • 15000 EXP Ticket (x3)

Reward Distribution

  • Late May

 

Buy Premium Set Campaign

With all the benefits being added to the Premium Set, a campaign will be hosted to purchase the [Premium Set 90 Days]. Those who purchases it within the Campaign Period will be rewarded with gifts!

Campaign Period

  • March 22nd ~ April 25th

Gift Items

  • Perched Rappy (Accessory)
  • Bonus Key Kazuchi Raid
  • Tribooster +150% (x3)

Gift Pickup Period

  • Available instantly, but expires May 26th, 2018

 

AC Shop Bargains

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

Period Date: Until April 11th @ 23:59 JST

Item Package Contents Price
半額ACスクラッチ券
Half-Priced AC Scratch Ticket
AC Scratch Ticket (x1) 100 AC
【おまけ付】初心者セット
Beginner's Set + Bonus
Item Pack Expansion +10 (x1)
Mag Ticket (x1)
Scape Doll (x1)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] (x1)
650 AC
アイテムパック拡張5個セット
5 Item Pack Expansions Set
Item Pack Expansion +10 (x5) 1,600 AC

※Each bundle is limited once per account.
※[Bonus] classified items are distributed at the Visiphone.

 

Story Quest Campaign #3

Clear Story Quests during the Campaign Period to receive several items.

Campaign Period

March 22nd ~ April 4th

Campaign Qualifications

Clear the Following Quest Prizes
~ EP5: Chapter 3 ~
~ 心配性なマトイ ~
(A Worrying Matoi)

Bonus Key Tokyo [Silver]

Free Salon Pass

Perched Nyau

~ EP5: Chapter 3 ~
~ ルーサー本来の性格? ~
(Luther's Original Personality?)

+150% Tribooster

Bonus Key Kazuchi Raid
*Liberation
Conqueror's Crest (x10)

Prizes Are Available until May 5th, 2018

 

PSO2es Login Campaign

Sega will be holding a login campaign to celebrate the 4th year anniversary of PSO2es! The objective will be to login to PSO2es during one the periods below. Logging in will reward you with Star Gems at a later date.

Login Periods

  • (1): Login to PSO2es between March 28th ~ April 11th
  • (2): Login to PSO2es between April 11th ~ April 25th
    ※You cannot earn the SG for both login periods, only one!

Campaign Reward

  • 40SG Ticket (x2)

Reward Distribution

  • (1): Late April
  • (2): Mid May

 

PSO2 Day

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

PSO2 Day
April 2nd
Boost Event:
  • 2x Earned FUN
  • +100% EXP Boost
  • +1 Login Stamp Bonus
  • +100% Rare Drop Boost
  • +100% Gathering Fever Occ. Rate
Login Presents:
  • 22 Star Gem Ticket (x2)
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
Arks Fever:
  • +5 S/R/T-ATK
  • +5 DEX
  • +5 PP
  • ※Can be synthesized into Arks MAX

NC Spring Item Get Campaign 2018

Players outside of Japan will not be able to fulfill the conditions for the Net Café campaign. However, regardless of where you live, if you say the secret phrase, you'll receive a +100% Tribooster in your Visiphone.

Phrase 集え、アークス!公認ネットカフェへ
Prize +100% Tribooster (x1)

 

Quest Boosts!

March 28th ~ April 4th

A Boisterous White Day 2018

  • +100% Rare Drop Rate
  • Increased Blue Rappy Suit Mini drop rate (XH Only)

Racing the Phantom Mother

  • +100% Enemy Damage (XH Only)
  • +100% Enemy HP (XH Only)
  • +150% Rare Drop Rate
  • Increased ★12 Unit drop rate (XH Only)
  • Added some Weapon Camos to the drops (XH Only)
  • Added some ★13 Weapons to the drops (XH Only)
  • Added some ★14 Weapons to the drops (XH Only)
  • Added Conqueror's Crest to the drops (XH Only)

Ultimate Amduscia

  • +100% Enemy Damage
  • +100% Enemy HP
  • +200% Rare Drop Rate
  • +200% EXP Boost
  • +100% Rare Enemy Occurrence Rate
  • Added some ★12 Units to the drops 
  • Added some ★13 Weapons to the drops
  • Added some ★14 Weapons to the drops

 

Conqueror's Crest 4x Campaign

Complete the following goals to obtain Conqueror's Crests. The crests can be exchanged for ★14 Weapons at Zieg!

Campaign Period

August 15th ~ August 22nd

Campaign Tasks

  Goal Reward
1 Clear (2x) Beach Wars 2018 Conqueror's Crests (x40)
2 Clear (2x) Underground Nightmare Conqueror's Crests (x40)
3 Clear (1x) Perennial Apocalypse Conqueror's Crests (x40)
4 Clear (2x) Enchanted Forest Exploration
Conqueror's Crests (x40)
5 Clear Huey (Summer) Client Order:
Step Into the Core
ステップ・イントゥ・コア
Conqueror's Crests (x40)

Reward Distribution

  • Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 rewards will be distributed instantly.