The Closed Beta Site for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is now open! Here you can view various details about the game with several YouTube recordings that explain certain features. The closed beta also has space for its own forums for players to communicate.
Players who were selected to participate in the closed beta can login at this website to get the installer to pre-download the game.
Closed Beta Test 1 Schedule
|January 29th||15:00 ～ 21:00|
|January 30th||15:00 ～ 25:00|
|January 31st||12:00 ～ 22:00|
※Gameplay data from the 1st closed beta will be discarded and not carried into the 2nd closed beta.
※Participants will be given 20,000 Arks Cash to spend in the 1st Closed Beta.
Quick Recap: Fields
Thanks to the new graphics engine, PSO2: NGS will utilize vast open fields.
- Exploration Section: A field mainly used for gathering materials.
- Battle Section: A field mainly used for battling many enemies.
Exploration Sections will be indicated by a green icon next to the field's name. Not many enemies will spawn in this area, so you can safely gather materials at your own pace. However, please be aware that in rare circumstances, high level enemies and powerful bosses can spawn.
Battle sections have a red icon next to the field's name. These are dangerous areas where many enemies will spawn. An "E-Marker" will also be displayed indicating the spawn locations of enemies.
Scattered across the field are Ryuker Devices. These devices give access to teleportation, storage, and block transfers.
Resta Signs and Reverser Signs
You can pick up Resta Signs and Reverser Signs to aid you in battle. Resta Signs will heal HP, while Reverser Signs can revive an incapacitated ally. Both of these can be placed on your sub-palette for quick access.
Vegetables, fruits, and ores can be obtained as gathering materials in the field. These items can be used for creating meals and grinding materials.
The strength of some enemies will be affected by the weather and time of day. Bad weather situations, such as thunderstorms, could cause powerful enemies to spawn.
You can reach new heights when you photon glide on the updrafter.
A familiar staple from the Phantasy Star Online series return again in New Genesis. Access the message pack to learn helpful information.
There are three types of containers on the field. You can obtain items by destroying them. The number of red containers that spawn for each account is limited.
Quick Recap: Emergency Quests
Certain quests will spawn suddenly and are available for a limited time. Since these quests are quite dangerous, only players with a certain number of "fighting strength" can participate in emergency quests.
Sidenote: Fighting Strength is a new stat that combines your weapon and unit's performance with your character's stats. This stat will allow players to participate in certain quests, (such as EQs), as long as they meet the required threshold.
An announcement will be made about 15 minutes before an Emergency Quest occurs. The location of the quest will then be displayed on the world map. You can participate either at the location of the quest or by joining from within the World Map!
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