PSO2:NGS JP Closed Beta Test Site Now Open

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

Time Time
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

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

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.

 

Ryuker Device

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.

 

Gathering Materials

Vegetables, fruits, and ores can be obtained as gathering materials in the field. These items can be used for creating meals and grinding materials.

 

Time Passage

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.

 

Updrafter

You can reach new heights when you photon glide on the updrafter.

 

Message Packs

A familiar staple from the Phantasy Star Online series return again in New Genesis. Access the message pack to learn helpful information.

 

Containers

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!

 

Let's join up with 8 players and take down the Pedas Vera!

 

PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (1/27/2021)

Maintenance

PSO2 Maintenance
Japan Timezone 1/27/2021 @ 11:00 ~ 17:00
Eastern Timezone 1/26/2021 @ 9:00 PM ~ 3:00 AM
PSO2es Maintenance
Japan Timezone 1/27/2021 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30
Eastern Timezone 1/26/2021 @ 8:55 PM ~ 3:30 AM
Patch Size 111 MB

 

 

 

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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.

 

Quest Boosts

January 27th ~ February 17th

All Free Fields

  • +300% Experience
  • +300% Rare Drop Rate

Level-Up Quests

  • +300% Experience
  • +300% Rare Drop Rate

January 27th ~ February 3rd

Ultra Fields

  • -20% Enemy HP
  • Added Drops:
    • Deimos Stone
    • Emer Fragment
    • Cobalt Medal
    • Gold Prize Medal
    • Divide Medal
    • Grind Cap +1

 

Login Campaign Part 1

January 27th ~ February 16th @ 23:59 JST

Receive a Gift for logging in each day!

Daily Login Gift

  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]

3 Day Milestone Reward

  • +150% TRI Boost EX (x2)

5 Day Milestone Reward

  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow]

 

AC and SG Shop Bargains

January 27th ~ February 17th

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

AC Shop Bargains

Bundle Contents
【おすすめ】プレミアムセット
Premium Set + Bonus Key
1,300 AC
Premium Set 30 Days
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
【福は内】初心者おすすめセット
Starter Set
500 AC
Item Pack Expansion +10
Mag Ticket
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
【おすすめ】キャラ倉庫拡張
Character Storage Expansion
600 AC
Character Storage Expansion +50
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
【お買い得】冒険応援セット
Questing Support Set
2,400 AC
Scape Doll (x2)
Order Expansion 30 Days
+150% EXP Boost (x3)
+400% RDR Boost (x2)
+150% TRI Boost EX
【まとめ買い】レア倍率セット
RDR Boost Bulk Set
5,800 AC
+400% RDR Boost (x10)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow] (x2)

SG Shop Bargains

Collection Gauge Up (Small)
コレクトゲージ増加(中)
Cost: 150 SG (Buy Limit: 2)
Collection Gauge Up (Small)
Collection Gauge Up (Big)
コレクトゲージ増加(大)
Cost: 350 SG (Buy Limit: 1)
Collection Gauge Up (Big)

 

Sage's Crest Campaign

January 27th ~ February 3rd

Beat the following goals to obtain Sage's Crests. The crests can be exchanged for ★15 Weapons at Zieg!

Campaign Tasks

  Goal Reward
1 Clear any Free Field 1 Time Sage's Crests (x10)
2 Clear any Free Field 3 Times Sage's Crests (x10)
3 Clear the EQ [Mourning of Demise] 1 Time Sage's Crests (x10)
4 Clear the EQ [Primordial Glare from the Void] 1 Time 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

Ability Transfer Pass Campaign

January 20th ~ February 3rd

Clear tasks to obtain Ability Transfer Passes.

Tasks Rewards
Clear EQ [Primordial Glare from the Void] 3 Times Ability Transfer Pass (x5)
Clear EQ [Mourning of Demise] 3 Times Ability Transfer Pass (x5)
Clear UQ [Final Battle: Space-Time Rift] 5 Times Ability Transfer Pass (x5)
Clear DQ [Photoner Assault] 5 Times Ability Transfer Pass (x5)
Clear DQ [Photoner Assault] (Step 31~35) 3 Times Ability Transfer Pass (x5)

 

Purchase Premium Set Campaign

January 13th ~ February 10th

Purchase [Premium Set 90 Days] within the period to earn various rewards along with it.

Rewards

  • 280 [Vo Performance 2]
  • Sage's Crest (x50)
  • +150% TRI Boost (x3)
  • Bonus Key Kazuchi Assault

 

6 Million ARKS in Japan Celebration

This month is a big celebration in the Arks Ship for reaching 6 Million Arks on the JP Server!

6 Million EXP Weekly Giveaway

January 6th ~ February 17th

Once a week (After each Maintenance), players will receive 6 Million EXP in Tickets to celebrate.

Weekly Reward

  • 1 Million EXP Ticket (x6)

 

PSO2 Station! Plus #12 Recap

Warning! This post is updating in real time!
Please take note as the information below is subject to change.

 

Secret Phrase

  • Say the sekrit phrase below in chat to receive these wonderful items.
  • 祝PSO20周年
    • PSO 20th Anniversary Logo
    • Evo Device / Morolian P
    • Bitten Macaron Set Accessories
    • Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow]
  • You have until February 3rd Maintenance to Complete thie Task
  • Items can be picked up from the Visiphone.

 

 

Super PSO2 Day (Feb 2 2021)

  • Double Earned FUN
  • Double Earned  EXP
  • Double Earned Meseta
  • Bonus Quest Earned EXP +200%
  • Login Stamp +2
  • +200% Rare Drop Boost
  • Gathering Fever Occurence Rate +200%
  • 22 SG Ticket x4
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow] x2
  • 1 Mil EXP Ticket (x10)
  • Special Ability Transfer Pass x2

 

PSO2 20th Anniversary Campaigns (Mid Feb)

  • Web Panel Event
    • Collect 2021 Weapon Badges to unlock rewards
  • Individual Point & Ship-Wide Point Rankings
  • Quests Boosts
  • Level-Up Quest Boost
    • +250% EXP Boost

 

PSO2 20th Anniversary Campaigns (Mid Feb)

  • PSO 20th Anniversary XL Present
    • Special Ability Transfer Pass, Boost Items, and more when you log in!
  • PSO 20th Anniversary Login Campaign
    • Receive Ragol Memory for each day you log in
    • Get a PSO 20th Anniversary Mat when you log in 10 days.
  • Character Contest
    • Exquisite Decorative Skill [Accessory Coordination]
    • The Cutting Edge of Space [Sci-Fi Battlewear Coordination]
  • Screenshot Contest
    • Theme: Phantasy Star Series
    • Those who submit will be randomly drawn to win Star Gems.

 

PSO 20th Anniversary (Mid Feb)

  • Campaigns for Returning Players will be hosted

 

Early Feb Update

  • Valentines Lobby
  • Valentines Rare Enemies

 

Early Feb Update

  • Sweet Memorial Collection
  • Feb 2nd ~ March 3rd

 

PSO2 Graphic Engine Update (Mid Feb)

  • New Character Creation Features
  • You can put Deuman Horns or Newman Ears on your characters!
  • Some hairstyles will be remade to support the new specs.

 

PSO2 Graphic Engine Update (Mid Feb)

  • There will also be new hairstyles and accessories that support the new spec.

 

PSO2 Graphic Engine Update

  • AC Scratch: Oracle ReNewed Collection
  • With the new specs, PSO2 costumes will be re-released to support finger movement.
  • Outfits remade for this will have an "N" before their name.
  • N versions of the default outfits are available in this scratch.

 

PSO2 Graphic Engine Update

  • For new accessories, you can choose which color they should sync with from the colors your character is using / wearing.
  • Various character creation stuff will also be available in response to the new specs.

 

Regarding Scratch Items Released under PSO2:NGS Specs:

  • These will only be sold under "AC Scratch." Due to this, AC Scratch Gold will not be available.
  • You will not be able to use the [AC Scratch Ticket] nor [AC Scratch Gold Ticket].
    • You can continue using "AC Scratch" and "AC Scratch Gold" for PSO2 spec items.

Regarding items with PSO2:NGS Specs

  • Characters who wear PSO2:NGS spec costumes, cast parts, and outfits in PSO2 story event scenes or PSO2es, will appear wearing the default costumes / parts.

 

PSO: 20th Anniversary Event (Mid February)

  • Rico, Ash, and Kireek will appear in the lobby.
  • You can obtain their partner cards from the client orders.
  • Client Order Rewards Include:
    • *Double Saber Legacy
    • *Soul Banish

 

Mid Feb Update

  • Mission Pass Season 5
    • *Sweet Jewel
    • *Vulcan Farva
    • *Reed Butterfly
    • Evo Device / Dark Empe
  • Eleph Rappy Will Appear!

 

Mid February Update

  • Limited Quest: Like a Phantasy (12 Players)
  • Randomly traverse through areas such as the forest and vol. caverns in the first half and Sub. Tunnels and Ruins in the second half.
  • After finishing the first half, you can fight Bal Rodos with 12 players.
  • In the final area, you'll fight a Dark Falz
  • The Trigger Version is for four players and has all 6 areas.

 

Mid February Update

  • Trade in Weapons Badge 2021 for various Items
    • *Nova Stream
    • *LInd Exceed
    • *Solite Weihen
    • *Sound of Rock
    • Limited Items
      • Ragol Memory
      • Liberate Unlocker
      • Divine Eyestone Graeae
      • Luminmech Grainne Crystal
      • And More…
    • Enomoto, Momoi, Ichitaro Lobby Actions
    • A variety of Parfaits
    • A variety of S-Ability Capsules
      • Raising Pursuit
      • Pursuing Radiance
      • Anthesis Cultivation
      • Calming Expanse
      • And Others
    • 15 Star Rinza Series

 

Feb 24 Update

  • Gurhal Memorial Collection Revival Scratch
  • Nova Memorial Collection Revival Scratch

 

March 3rd Update

  • Shining Collection Revival Scratch

 

Late February Update

  • Introducing the SCREENSHOT STUDIO
  • Here you can take screenshots from a variety of areas within the game, including lobbies and areas only shown in cutscenes.

 

Screenshot Studio

  • Inside each area is a Studio Terminal which can change certain aspects of the area (if applicable). For example, if you're in a lobby, you can make it show the red Emergency Quest banners.

 

Late February Update

  • EQ: Arks Ship Fire Swirl Renewal
  • Added Ultra Hard Difficulty
  • Extinguish the fires and rescue the people around the city.
  • The BGM will randomly use one of the three versions of Burning Hearts

 

 

Late February Update

  • White Day Lobby
  • Lovey Rappy

 

Late February Update

  • AC Scratch: Oracle ReNewed Collection 2
  • More "N" versions of previous outfits.
  • New Accessories.

 

Late February Update

  • Oracle ReNewed Collection 2
  • New lobby actions, three of which support finger movement.

 

Mid March Update

  • Revival Scratch (Hyper Dimension Game)

 

March 1st Update (until March 31st)

  • Snow Thawing SG Support Item Selection
  • Scratch for a variety of special ability items, including (Exceed Receptor), (Mark Receptor), (Divine Receptor), (M Joyo), (M Couragena) (M Anger), etc..

 

Graphics Update

Graphic Options Update

  • Graphic options can now be changed in game.
  • You can choose among the the six tiers of graphic quality options.

 

Graphic Options Update

  • Effect Distortion Expression
  • Fur Expression
    • Improves quality of Fur on some characters
  • Anti-Aliasing [FXAA] [TAA+FXAA]
  • Specular Anti-Aliasing
  • Maximum Frame Rate [30] [60] [90] [120] [144] [165] [Unlim]
  • Anisotropic filtering
  • V-Sync

Please keep in mind that some effects won't be applied until after you re-login.

 

Graphic Engine Update

  • Slide to see the differences between the NGS and PSO2 versions of the default outfit.

 

Accessory Slots

  • Accessories will use the cost-based system so you can put on up to 18 "points" of accessories.

 

Question Corner

  • Masquerade and Sodam Quests are being considered to have an increased amount of clears per day.
  • Screenshot Studio will have a Green Screen Room.
  • Some Units are planned to be turned into Accessories.
  • About 600 OT Weapons are planned to be added to an exchange costing SP Weapon Badges.

 

Merch

Bowl

  • New PSO2-themed Merch available on ebten.jp/arks.
  • Puso-Ni Comi Bowl (2,500 Yen)
  • Puso-NI Comi Hand Towel (1,000 Yen)
  • Rappy, Lillipan, and Arkuma Purse Pouch (1,800 Yen)

 

PSO2 Song Festival VI

  • Release Date: January 27th, 2021
  • Cost: Normal 2,800 / Deluxe 3,700 Yen
  • Normal Item Code:
    • 730 [Vo Performance 11] (Which has moving fingers in NGS costumes)
    • Female Harriet Voice
    • CD Mat 22
  • Deluxe Item Code:
    • Female Margareta Voice
    • CD Mat 23
    • (And everything from the Normal Item Code)