At the end of April, 2012, you will be allowed to play the Closed Beta test for Phantasy Star Online 2. Since the previous version, several improvements have been added based on user feedback. In addition, some new elements have been added to the game. Applications for the Closed Beta will begin today, Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 16:00 JST!
If you participate in the Closed Beta test, if any of your characters reach level 10 in any class level, you will receive special gifts when the Open Beta starts. This gift is a room item called "Weapon Hologram". In the open beta test, your character data is saved and ported to the official game.
The weapon hologram will display a hologram
of a weapon you have obtained.
Phantasy Star Online 2 will be released on 3 platforms, Windows PC, Vita, and Smartphones. Each version will be a free download, and the standard game will be free to play. Some items will be cash items.
As with previous tests, the closed beta will compromise of discovering bugs, adjusting game balance, and to completely increase the satisfaction of the game towards its users.
The closed Beta test will mainly focus on these two areas:
- To test the basic game system. This includes testing new elements such as the Matter Board, Client Orders, and Emergency Quests. To discover bugs, and receive feedback.
- The implementation of the system to purchase Cash Items, and to purchase them with the in game currency known as Arks Cash. The price of the Arks Cash items are not finalized in this version. All players will receive 1
0 0 0 0 A C to use freely on whatever they desire.
The details about the OPEN beta test will be revealed after the Closed Beta Test.
- The closed beta test data will be deleted and will not be used in the official game.
- You can not use the data from the second alpha test in this version either.
Closed Beta Test Recruiting Time
- 3/26/2012 16:00JST ~ 4/16/2012 18:00 JST
- 100,000 people
- Japanese Residents
- Minimum Requirements Met
- Those who played Alpha Test 2, and got their class level up to 10. Except those who violated the agreements laid out in Alpha Test 1 or Alpha Test 2.
- Those who didn't register for either tests can register for the Closed Beta
- You must register for both a SEGA ID, and PSO2 service that's included in the signup process.
Beta Test Starting Date
- End of April. (Dates revealed later.)
- Winners will be announced before the closed beta starts through emails.
- Those who take part in the closed beta will receive a special room item called the "Weapon Hologram" at the Open Beta Test.
Those who win will be notified by email. Emails will be sent out over the course of a few days to avoid download congestion. You can not download the client until you receive the emails.
Closed Beta Minimum Requirements
- OS: Windows XP/Vista/7 32 bit OR Vista/7 64 bit
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
- RAM: Windows XP：1.5GB or more
- RAM: Vista/7：2GB or more
- HDD: 8GB or more
- RESOLUTION: 1280×720
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT or similar or more.
- SOUND: DirectX 9.0c or higher
The closed beta minimum requirements are different from the official game.
To signup for the closed beta you must create a SEGA ID and complete the registration for Phantasy Star Online 2. You can signup for a SEGA ID at this site and complete registration. Please note you should have some Japanese knowledge with Katakana if you need to enter a captcha. If it asks that it needs a Japanese enabled browser to continue, in Firefox go to Tools > Options > Content > Languages (Choose) > Add Japanese to the list.
After signing up select Phantasy Star Online 2 Registration button.
Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta section is highlighted in purple here.
Reaching this page may require you to enter Japanese CAPTCHA.
Here you will register for the Closed Beta.
If you have already registered for Alpha Test 1 and Alpha Test 2 there is no need to register for a SEGA ID or register for PSO2 again.