PSO2 NA Coming to Steam on August 5th!

After a rocky start on the Microsoft Store, the North American PC release of Phantasy Star Online 2 is making its awaited Steam debut on August 5th!

 

Playing the game through Steam and clearing quests on various difficulties will reward you with a selection of cosmetics based on several of Valve's titles!

 

 

(1) Log into the Steam version to receive:

  • 720: Headcrab
  • EXP Earned +50% (x5)
  • Rare Drop Rate +50% (x5)
  • Meseta Earned +50% (x5)
  • Half Scape Doll (x5)
  • Back / Fresh Aura

(2) Clear a quest on Normal or higher to receive:

  • Pyro's Gas Mask (x2)
  • Alyx's Hair (x2)

(3) Clear two quests on Hard or higher to receive:

  • Evolution Device: Wheatley
  • * TF2 Minigun
  • * L4D Frying Pan
  • * Crowbar

(4) Clear three quests on Very Hard or higher to receive:

  • HEV Suit

(5) Clear four quests on Super Hard or higher to receive:

  • Alyx Replica

※Players must meet the objectives while logged into Steam to be eligible for the rewards.
※These items will be rewarded at a later, currently undisclosed date.

Phantasy Star Online 2 North America Closed Beta Signup For XBOX ONE

Phantasy Star Online 2 North American version is now officially accepting signups for the closed beta test. In order to enter the Closed Beta Test, you must INSTALL and OPEN the Xbox Insider Hub App.

Closed Beta Test Sign-Up Instructions

  • Go to the Store tab on the Xbox Dashboard
  • Choose "Search"
  • Enter "Insider" in the search box.
  • Then Get or Install the "Xbox Insider Hub"
  • Afterwards, Open the "Xbox Insider Hub" to be automatically enrolled.
  • In the Insider App, search for Phantasy Star Online 2, then click Join

They will announce the schedule of the closed beta test in the future.

A small footnote on the bottom also indicates that the Windows 10 version of the game is scheduled to launch later in 2020.

 

Can I Join On A Windows PC?

You can sign up for the game on a Windows 10 PC, however, the information listed in the app states the Closed Beta Test is exclusive to Xbox One.

Signing Up From A PC

  • Open the Microsoft Store app on Windows 10
  • Search for "Xbox Insider Hub"
  • Get and Install the "Xbox Insider Hub"
  • Open the "Xbox Insider Hub" and enroll.
  • Search for "Phantasy Star Online 2"
  • Tap Join.