~ June 8th, 2016 ~
Phantasy Star Online 2 is celebrating its four-year anniversary with a new Limited Quest, WEB Panel Event, Bingo, and the return of Xie!
The festivities begin with the new [Bellowing Dragon] Limited Quest! Available until July 6th, this quest pits players against Dragonkin and Darkers alike amidst the Dragon Altar. With the quest nearing end, the “Battle Cry” Goronzoran will appear to give players a final challenge.
WEB Panel Event
Sega is launching a special site for PSO2’s 4th Anniversary, detailing a new [ARKS ORDERS RUSH] WEB panel event! By clearing the conditions of each panel, players can collectively earn a variety of rewards. The event will be held through July 20th.
Bingo & Limited Client Orders
Xie is back from vacation to offer new client orders in commemoration of PSO2’s 4th Anniversary! Among the rewards for clearing her orders is the Weapons Badge 2016 (Gold).
The 4th Anniversary Bingo card centers around our new Limited Quest, with handy rewards like a Star Gem Ticket and Harvesting Stamina Drink.
Star Gem Expansion
New Star Gem content will be implemented on June 15th, several days after the update launches. The first of this content is the Treasure Shop, where you can spend not only Star Gems, but Meseta as well. The selection is different per currency, however.
On the Star Gems side, you’ll find more valuable items, including Quest Triggers and the All Candy Remover. With Meseta, you can purchase Rare Enemy Triggers, Pyroxene / Spellstones, a rare weapon camo, and other useful items, such as those for Gathering.
The selection of items the shop offers changes daily; however, you can spend Star Gems to update it immediately.
With the new Quest Trigger items, players can at last initiate an Emergency Quest at any time. As of this update, only the Profound Invasion and Mining Base Defense quests will be available. Support for further quests will be added in the future.
Once you use a Quest Trigger, the item will be removed from your inventory. Upon cancelling the quest or disconnecting from the game, it will not return.
Darkness Ruler (SG Scratch)
Darkness Ruler marks the first SG Scratch, giving players a chance to spend Star Gems to receive Dark Falz Elder, Apprentice, and Persona’s cosmetics. Items within this scratch will have trade restrictions imposed upon them.
PA / Technic Customization Recipes
New Photon Art and Technic customization recipes are on the way. By using these recipes, players can alter the behavior of specific photon arts.
- Other Cyclone Type-Zero
- Alters the span of time you’ll swing around the enemy based on how long the button is held.
- Infinity Fire Type-Zero
- Alters the attack so you can continuously fire shots while immobile.
- Kestrel Rampage Type-Zero
- Consumes all Gear and creates a large blade that performs slicing attacks to the enemy.
- Deadly Circle Type-Zero
- Makes the double saber spin around in high speed with
“Guard Points” added into the attack.
- Makes the double saber spin around in high speed with
- Type-Zero Zonde
- Alters the technic so that a series of lightning strikes occur within a certain range.
- Type-Zero Nazan
- A Strong Kamaitachi (Whirlwind) effect occurs after blowing away the enemy.
Both Type-Zero Zonde and Nazan are different from the Technic customization recipes that have been released so far. Since they’re similar to PA Customization recipes, they’ll instead use support items that boost the effects of [Custom Type 1] and [Custom Type 2].
A material known as Pure Photons will be added for use in creating new Skill Rings. Pure Photons will only drop in certain quests, one such being the new Limited Quest.
- R / Burn Guard
- Grants resistance to the Burn status abnormality.
- R / Freeze Guard
- Grants resistance to the Freeze status abnormality.
Franca’s Ocean Café
Franca’s Café will be transformed into a coastal resort for a limited time! This Ocean Café features a sandy beach lined with cottages and palm trees. Lounge about in a beach chair or hammock and watch the day change with the passage of time.
Sega is teaming up with Japanese clothing store chain Shimamura to sell a small line of PSO2 themed t-shirts, starting June 18th. Each purchase comes with a 16-digit code for one of five sets of in-game items, including basewear recreations of the t-shirt line, and Tokyo Bonus Keys!
As part of the collaboration, Shimamura stores will appear across the Tokyo field during the June 8th update.
Kabukimono Style (AC Scratch)
New Japanese and martial artist themed layered costumes are set to appear in a new AC Scratch. This totally different style will allow for even more unique outfit combinations! Two new CAST part series will also be included in the scratch.
Training Quest Expansion
Training Quests will be added to cover the Fighter, Gunner, and Techer classes.
- Fighter Training: Fighter Basics
- Gunner Training: Gunner Basics
- Techer Training: Techer Basics
Weapon General Election Winners
The seventeen winning designs from the Weapon General Election will appear as ★13 New-Type weapons equipable by all classes. They can be obtained from the Weapons Badge Exchange Shop for Gold badges, or through random drops in the Limited Quest.
Login Stamp Adjustments
The content of the Login Stamp system will be adjusted to include Star Gem rewards. Put your new source of SG to use at the Treasure Shop and by playing the SG Scratch!
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Continuing from Claymore and Dragonslayer, comes new Weaponoid potentials for Psycho Wand, Koi Houou, Rose Flotz, Blade Dance, and Strike Brute. You can unlock these new potentials by gathering Weaponoid Boosters from PSO2es. Some of the new potentials include:
- Psycho Wand
- Increases the rate at inflicting a status effect. Increases damage towards enemies suffering under a status effect.
- Koi Houou
- Increases Fire technic damage.
- Strike Brute
- Increases damage to enemies when attacking on the ground.
- Rose Flotz
- Increases Lightning technic damage.