PSO2 JP: Maintenance (5/26/2021)

Maintenance Schedule


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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.



AC & SG Shop Bargains

Until May 31st @ 23:59 JST

AC Shop

Premium Set with a side of Rainbows |【おすすめ虹付】プレミアムセット

  • Cost: 1,300 AC
  • Purchase Limit: 1
  • Contents:
    • 30 Day Premium Set
    • Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow] (x2)

SG Shop

Collection Gauge Up (Small) | コレクトゲージ増加(中)

  • Cost: 150 SG
  • Purchase Limit: 2
  • Contents:
    • Collection Gauge Up (Small)

Collection Gauge Up (Big) | コレクトゲージ増加(大)

  • Cost: 350 SG
  • Purchase Limit: 1
  • Contents:
    • Collection Gauge Up (Big)



Sage's Crest Campaign New

May 26th ~ June 2nd

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 Receive a Special Gift from a Featured Quest 1 Time Sage's Crests (x10)
3 Clear any Emergency Quest 1 Time Sage's Crests (x10)
4 Clear any Emergency Quest 3 Times 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.


PSO2: New Genesis Prologue 4 Recap

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



Character Creation Benchmark

JP Version | Global Version


New Locales

West Aelio (Exploration Section)

  • A new beautiful field by the ocean.
  • Aelio Town is located here!


Halphia (Halphilia) Lake (Exploration Section)

  • No enemies appear during normal hours, so it's great for screenshots.


Vanford Laboratory Ruins (Battle Section)

  • A man-made area that was abandoned due to the Dolls attack!
  • A pod-shaped autonomous turret called a Drone will become normalized after a certain amount of attacks, and will assist the player. The key to success in this area is using the drone to your advantage in battle.


Resol Forest (Battle Section)

  • A much more challenging battle section that requires high combat power.
  • This field has an electronic design at night.


New Enemies


  • It's designed to be similar to a manta ray, swimming in the sky.
  • As you wear them down, they pull out their tentacle form.



  • It has multiple arms that shoot out.
  • It uses its arms like a shield to protect its core.




  • It can fire off attacks from its tail.
  • It stomps around like a frog.



  • It's the DRAGON EX reskin!
  • It has the ability to strengthen enemies nearby.


Story Characters

New Character: Ran

  • A rookie operator who reports directly to Crawford.
  • She is the operator who appears during Emergency Quest announcements.


New Character: Crawford

  • The Central Leader of All ARKS on Planet Halpha
  • He has a gentle and warmed personality and always seems to be in a relaxed mood.
  • He feels it's his duty to make all residents on Planet Halpha to live as peaceful as possible.


PSO2 NGS Story

  • Players will start out in Aelio Town. Afterwards they'll visit Central City to meet [Crawford], the leader of all Arks.
  • The tower in Central City has a teleporter to enter the Command Center
  • After accepting his request, you'll head over to the Vanford Laboratory Ruins.


NGS New Characters

  • Liu Lin, Oranje, and Rossa, are other operators alongside Ran.
  • They are Ran's senior operators.


New Features

Simplified Movement

  • Adding the Simplified Movement button onto your palette allows you to perform actions such as normal attacks, technics, and photon arts, based on the distance from the enemy.
  • This feature is meant for players who are not accustomed to the high button technicality of action games.


Gather Party Members

  • You can now have party members teleport to your Ryuker Device location.
  • However, if a party member can not enter your [section], they will not be teleported.
  • Party members will receive a notification giving them the option to teleport to the requester's location.


Voice Chat Functions

  • Voice Chat will be available for both the JP and Global Versions
  • Voice Chat will not be available in the Cloud versions.

Preset Abilities (Preset Skills)

  • Preset Abilities have a low chance to appear on dropped items.
  • Preset Abilities can not be transferred to other equipment.
  • Example Preset Abilities increases the weapon's power, or reduces the damage received for your armor.
  • Each Preset Ability has up to 5 levels.


New Skills


Another Arts Skip Attack: Hunter

  • Using different photon arts consecutively with the same weapon will make the next normal attack skip to the 4th combo.
  • A similar skill also exists for Fighters.

Wired Anchor Advanced

  • Changes Wired Lance's Weapon Action movement based on directional input.


Fighter Skip Arts

  • Allows you to perform the latter half of a PA immediately.

Acceleration Drive

  • Lets you charge towards the enemy at a specific timing when using Twin Dagger photon arts.



Sticky Bomb Quick Reload

  • Reduces the cooldown timer for the weapon action.

Launcher Charge Grouping

  • Holding forward during a charged normal attack, tightens the AOE of the spread.



  • Increases the amount of PP recovered when attacking Non-bosses.

Attack PP Recovery

  • Increases the amount of PP recovered when attacking.



Elemental Bullet

  • When activating a Technic after successfully guarding with a Rod, a photon bullet of the same technic element will also be released.

Force & Techer

Tricky Capacitor

  • A gauge, which increases through attacks, can be consumed to release a special Talis attack.


Deband PP Recovery Boost Main Class Only

  • Increases the natural PP recovery of [Shifta Deband]

Wand Lovers

  • Temporarily prevents you from being knocked back or launched.


New AC Scratches

JUNE AC Scratch: Militant Soldier (Soldier Line)

  • Contains Central City and Aelio Town soldier uniforms.
  • New LAs:
    • Four Pose
    • Cheer Up
  • New Mtns:
    • Idle — Hand on Hip
    • Dash — Hover



JUNE SG Scratch: Passionate Spirit

  • Aina and Garoa outfits
  • Finger Lobby Actions
  • 5 New Stamps!


SG Scratch Changes

  • The price will be 50 SG per draw.
  • You'll get 1 Prize Slip as a scratch bonus for every 40 draws.
  • You get 1 free draw per day.


JUNE AC Scratch: Chastely? Bridal (Wedding Celebration)

  • Wedding dress and modern outfits.
  • LAs: Bow and Observe
  • Mtn: Idle — Turn Neck, and Glide — Dive
  • This is the scratch to get the NGS Beard.



NGS Rocket Start Campaign (At NGS Launch) Global & Japan

Story Clear Campaign

  • Clear NGS story to receive accessories.

Level Up Campaign

  • Reach a certain class level in NGS to receive Stamps

Friend Registration Campaign

  • When you register as friends with other players, you'll receive a present at a later date.

Join a Team Campaign

  • Receive a present at a later date when you join a team that has a certain number of members by the end of the campaign period.

NGS Launch Celebration Login Bonus

  • Receive useful items for your adventure from a login campaign being held for the launch of NGS.


Rappy Packy

Start Dash Rappy Pack

  • A NEW Rappy Suit is here, the 'N-Rappy Suit [Fu]'
  • You can buy this Pack for 4,900 AC from the AC Shop! (Can only purchase 1)
  • Acquire an Idle Motion and Glide Motion that'll flap your arms as if they were rappy wings.
  • Pack Contents:
    • N-Rappy Suit [Fu]
    • MTN [Idle: Rappy]
    • MTN [Glide: Rappy]
    • ST [Rappy: Love]
    • Premium Set – 15 Days (x2)
    • Material Storage – 15 Days (x2)
    • +50% N-RDR Boost (x3)
    • +10% N-EXP Boost (x3)
    • Free Salon Pass
    • N-Half Scape Doll (x5)
    • Monotite (x30)
    • Dualomite (x30)
    • Trinite (x30)
    • Photon Chunk (x50)
    • Photon Quartz (x50)
    • (Refer to the image for the Global Names)


Future Plans

June: Official Launch

  • Aelio Region
  • Six Classes
  • Class Level Cap at 20

July: PSO2 Series 9th Anniversary Event

  • Japan / Global joint Web Link Event

August: New Class "Braver"

  • Bullet Bows and Katanas
  • Defense Quest Added
  • Mag Evolution Device Share System
    • This shares the information from PSO2's Mag Evolution device into the New Genesis Mag.
  • Remove the Appearance of Mags

Fall: New Class "Bouncer"

  • Jet Boots and Dual Blades Added
  • Trigger Quests Added
  • Title System

Winter: 1st Major NGS Update

  • New Region Added
  • Level Cap to 35
  • New Skills and Technics


Summoner Class

  • To be implemented Spring 2022 or Later
  • Summoners will use Takts as their main weapon.
  • Pets obtained in PSO2 cannot be used as Summoner abilities in NGS. However, since many are fond of their pets, they are currently considering a system to allow those pets to be utilized in the new NGS Summoner in some way. Pet growth stats, as well as their candy box status, will not be carried over.


  • Gunslashes will not be available for the 6 initial classes, nor the 3 upcoming classes of Braver, Bouncer, and Summoner.
  • Instead, there will be a new class after Summoner that will utilize the Gunslash as its main weapon.
  • I wonder what this new class will be called? 🤔






PSO2 JP Event & Reward Changes Accompanying NGS Release

With the release of New Genesis in June, the following specifications, events, and campaigns will change for the Japanese version of PSO2.

PlayStation 4 Version

During the maintenance of New Genesis release, the following changes will occur.

  • The Title [Phantasy Star Online 2] will be updated to [Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis]
  • The application data of PSO2 will be released as DLC.
    • In order to play the PS4 version of PSO2, you'll need to install the DLC.

Termination of PSO2 Login Bonus

PSO2 Login Bonus will no longer be available when New Genesis launches. Instead, a new Login Bonus will be created for New Genesis.

Items Still Obtainable Through NGS Login Bonus

  • Free Salon Pass
  • Star Gem
  • N-Color Change Pass

Items Obtainable Through PSO2 Arks Missions

The Arks Mission reward contents will be revised upon the release of PSO2:NGS. In addition, they will increase the amount in obtaining the following items.

  • Tri Boost +100%
  • Grind Great Success +50%
  • Ability Success Rate +30%
  • Lambda Grinder

Items Obtainable through PSO2 Featured Quests

With the release of NGS, the acquisition rate of the following items will increase for Special Gifts obtainable through Featured Quests

  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Silver]
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
  • Bonus Key Rappy F

Along with this change, Bonus Key Magatsu [Silver] and Bonus Key Magatsu [Gold] will no longer be within the Special Gift drop pool.

Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow] will get added as a Special Gift.

PSO2 Day Changes

PSO2 Day will receive some changes with the release of New Genesis. In addition, an event for New Genesis will also be held on PSO2 Day. Details of this event will be revealed in the future.

PSO2 Day Campaign Contents for PSO2

  • Earned Fun +100%
  • Earned EXP +200%
  • Rare Drop Boost +200%
  • Gathering Fever Rate +100%
  • Rare Enemy Arks Rappy
  • Item Grind Success Rate +10%
  • Ability Affixing Success Rate +15%
  • NT Weapon Grind EXP +15%

PSO2 Day Content No Longer Available for PSO2

  • PSO2 Day Donuts within the SG Shop, as well as, PSO2 Day Donut presents for Premium Set Players.
  • Login Stamp +1 Bonus
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] presents

The 22 Star Gem Ticket (x2) will still be available as a present for PSO2 Day in NGS.

PSO2 Event Lobby and Seasonal Enemy Rotation

With the release of NGS, the following lobbies and seasonal enemies will be available in PSO2 as follows:

Month Event Lobby Limited Enemies
Jan New Years Drag Rappy + Noiya Nyau
Feb Valentines Love Rappy + Love Empe Rappy
Mar White Day Lovey Rappy + Lovey Empe Rappy
Apr Sakura Egg Rappy + Sakura Nyau
May None
Jun (Part 1) Wedding Frog Rappy
Jun (Part 2) Sonic Sonic Nyau
July Tanabata None
Aug Summer Summer Rappy + Summer Nyau
Sept Otsukimi Luna Nyau
Oct Halloween Latan Rappy + Latan Empe Rappy
Nov Arks Ceremonial Ceremo Nyau
Dec Christmas St Rappy + St Umblla

PSO2 Pre-Scheduled Emergency Quest Changes

With the release of New Genesis, pre-scheduled Emergency Quests will no longer be available in PSO2. From now on, emergency quests will appear at random.

In addition,  the EQ [Darkness Twisted by Hatred], will now occur at random.

New Genesis has a policy not to give advance notice for Emergency Quests, except in special cases such as Events and such.

Returning Player Changes

Certain features for "Returning Players" will no longer be available.

  • Login Survey
  • Obtaining the ★12 Unit Stella Wall
  • Returning Player Bonus
    • +50% Tri Boost
    • An Additional Special Gift
  • Returning Player Icon

Friend Referral System Changes

With the launch of New Genesis, the Friend Referral System will no longer be available. Due to this change, you will no longer obtain [Arks Badge Blue]. You can still trade in your existing badges at the Badge Exchange Shop.


Gender Notation

Gender notation in PSO2 will change to match New Genesis.

PSO2 After New Genesis
Gender Motion Standard Type
Male Type 1
Female Type 2

Concerning Boost Events

Special Ability Affixing Boost Days will no longer be available once New Genesis launches.

In addition, the following events will continue to be held in PSO2:

  • +100% EXP Boost For All Advance Quests
  • +50% Challenge Miles that alternate weekly between [Mission: Start] and [Mission: Decision]