PSO2 JP: EPISODE 5 Maintenance and Patch (7/26/2017)

Journey to the parallel world of Omega and become a Hero in PSO2's Episode 5 update!

Episode 5 Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 7/26/2017 @ 1:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 7/25/2017 @ 12:55 PM ~ 4:00 AM EDT

Episode 5 Patch

  • Launcher: Version 05.00.00
  • Client: ver. 5.0001.0
  • Patch Size: 3.1 GB (PC) / x.xx (PS4) / 11GB (Vita)

PlayStation Vita players may find themselves with insufficient space when downloading the Episode 5 patch. To circumvent this issue, the PSO2 application must be deleted and redownloaded from the Playstation Store.

Discover which outfits will be eligible for the upcoming Beach Wars PSE Bonus at our new Summer Costumes page.


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Patch Notes

Class & Weapon Update

  • New Class Added: Hero
  • New Photon Arts for Sword, Twin Machine Guns, and Talis when playing Hero.


~ Summer Lobby (July 26th – September 6th) ~


  • Added a new world: Omega

Limited Time Emergency Quest

  • Available until September 6th.
Quest Name Field Difficulty Lv. Req.
Beach Wars 2017! Coast Normal Lv.1+
Hard Lv.20+
Very Hard Lv.40+
Super Hard Lv.50+
Extra Hard Lv.70+

*The quest has a special PSE called "Costume Bonus" when wearing the qualify costumes. Check Summer Costumes for costumes that qualify.

Client Orders

  • Updated Client Orders
  • Added Limted Time Client Orders to Xie (Summer 2017).
  • Added Client Orders to current and new NPCs
  • Changed the area that unlocks with Koffie's Client Order [適正能力審査試練・白ノ領域]. Clearing the order will now unlock Floating Facility and Tokyo Area
  • Changed the unlocking conditions for Tiea's and Alis' Client Orders
  • Changed the color of the icon for items requested by NPCs for the following characters:
    • Kressida
    • Franca
    • Faina

Bingo Card

  • Added New Bingo Card: Summer 2017 Bingo

Collection File

  • Added New Collection File: Beach 2017 Collection

Training Quest

  • Added New Training Quest: Hero Basics

Interrupt Event

  • Added a new Interrupt Event

Partner Cards

  • Added a new Partner Card: Stratos


Partial New Item Listing


Story Update

  • Added Episode 5 Prologue and Chapter 1
  • You can switch between Ep4 and Ep5 at Xiera

Class Counter

  • Increased the amount of My Sets you can have to 15.
  • Added Recommended Skill Tree to each Class.

Quest Counter

  • Quests which require a subclass level, will use the main class level as reference for Hero
  • You can now match up with players across multiple blocks

Quest Types

  • Added Main Quest [Ep5]
  • Added Omnibus Quest [Ep1~3]

*Only Episode 1 of Omnibus Quest will be added this update.


  • Removed some lessons and added new ones. Changed some of the reward items.

ARKS Lobby

  • Altered the Lobby and changed the location of certain NPCs
  • Added a catapult to the Main Gate Area.
  • The Character List on the Lobby Map will now show "Name / Title".
  • The order of the Character List will be in Japanese alphabetical order.

Character Creations and Makeover Salon

  • Updated the accessory slider for a more precise placement of accessories.
  • Added the ability to use the same accessory more than once.
  • Using a fashion-related ticket on two characters will enable that product for all of your characters.

*If the condition is met before maintenance it'll be registered to all your characters. Characters that used the ticket and were deleted do NOT count towards the condition.

Storage Unit

  • Changed the design of icons on some storage units.
  • Added a new Storage Box: Material Storage
  • Only items classified as "Order Item/Material" will be allowed to be stored in it.

Potential  Abilities

  • Added new potentials

AC Shop

  • Added Material Storage (30 Days)
  • Added Material Storage (90 Days)

AC Scratch

  • Added [Scratch Exchange Ticket] for an item you wish to have from the AC Scratch.

Badge & Memory Exchange Shop

  • Added Weapono! Memory Exchange Shop
  • Added Episode Zero Memory Exchange Shop
  • Added 5th Anniversary Exchange Shop – Second Half (Until August 9th)

Recycle Shop

  • Added new items

Class Excube Exchange Shop

  • Added new items

My Room Shop

  • Updated product list

Pyroxene / Spellstone Exchange Shop

  • The shops will be combined, and shop list organized to fit.
  • The Shop Clerk will change based on if you are in a odd or even block
    • Even: [ノートブルガ]
    • Odd: [ラインブルガ]

Treasure Shop

  • Updated product list

Skill Ring Shop

  • Added new item

Casino Prize Counter

  • Added items to the limited Prize List at the Casino Counter.

Other Changes

  • Adding Quick Play feature for the PC version. This allows you to play the prologue section while installing the game for the first time.
  • Enemies far away will now display in [Mining Base Defense] for the PC/PS4 version.
  • For the PC and PS4 version, holding down the Shift Key while selecting a Lobby Action in the Quick Menu will do opposite gender's.
  • Changed the shadow rendering method for the Vita version.
  • Added new trophies for the PS4/Vita version.
  • Changed some of the Terms of Use messages in the PS4 version.
  • Changed the design of the game launcher.
  • Changed the icon on the Radar Map for some Boss Enemies
  • Changed specifications to provide a faster timing for updates in regards to the number of participants in a quest.
  • For "chargeable objects", we made it easier to know when the charge is complete.
  • Increased the carryout limit of Casino Coins from 30,000 to 10,000,000.
  • Enabled the ability to use the Recycle Shop in Campship.
  • During Live Events, some Lobby Objects will be hidden.
  • Removed the level restrictions of selling / trading Photon Art Discs
  • The Weapon Camo [*The Merry Cannon] will now support Swords as well as Launchers.
  • Added a chance for Hero to become an equippable class with "Great Success" through weapon extending.
  • Partner cards acquired with episode 5, will apply to the entire account.

Balance Adjustments

Find all the Balance Adjustments here!

The Hero Class Preview post has been updated to cover Hero Client Orders and Skill Tree. Some information needs to be verified, please submit a comment with screenshots so that we may add the missing information as soon as possible.

Christmas 2018 Bingo

(December 5th ~ January 9th)

Bingo (Front)
  Objective Note
A-1 Defeat King Yede Lv.1+
A-2 Defeat Gulfur Lv.1+
A-3 Talk to Lachesis Main Gate
A-4 Defeat Ol Micda Lv.1+
A-5 Defeat Cyclonehda Lv.1+
B-1 Defeat Yede Lv.1+
B-2 Talk to Aru (Christmas) Shop Area
B-3 Play Mesetan Shooter Casino
B-4 Talk to Sophia Franka's Cafe
B-5 Defeat Ga Wonda Lv.1+
C-1 Clear Client Order:
A Hitsugi Christmas!
Hitsugi (Christmas)
C-2 Clear Client Order:
Kohri (Christmas)
C-4 Clear Client Order:
Aru's Relationship Plan!
Aru (Christmas)
C-5 Clear Client Order:
Defend the Eve of the Night
Hitsugi (Christmas)
D-1 Defeat Dagacha Lv.1+
D-2 Talk to Hitsugi (Christmas) Shop Area
D-3 Grind a Weapon or Unit Item Lab
D-4 Talk to Kohri (Christmas) Shop Area
D-5 Defeat Gu Wonda Lv.1+
E-1 Defeat Kuklonahda Lv.1+
E-2 Defeat Dahgash Lv.1+
E-3 Talk to Leontina Main Gate
E-4 Defeat Fangulfur Lv.1+
E-5 Defeat Malmoth Lv.1+

Bingo (Reverse)
  Objective Note
A-1 Defeat Deus Anges Lv.41+
A-2 Defeat Org Blan Lv.41+
A-3 Complete [Merry Christmas on Ice] VH+
A-4 Defeat Guar Zigmorde Lv.41+
A-5 Defeat Aratron Phemut Lv.41+
B-1 Defeat Anjhadu-lili Lv.41+
B-2 Defeat Snow Banther Lv.41+
B-3 Find the Lillipan Graffiti Casino
B-4 Defeat Rock Bear Lv.41+
B-5 Defeat Gigur Gunne-gam Lv.41+
C-1 Defeat King Mesetan in Mesetan Shooter Casino
C-2 Send a [Like] in the Fashion Catalog  
C-4 Play Black Nyack Casino
C-5 Grind a Weapon's Element Item Lab
D-1 Defeat Tranzmizer Lv.41+
D-2 Defeat Snow Banshee Lv.41+
D-3 Scratch the FUN Scratch  
D-4 Defeat Caterdra'nsa Lv.41+
D-5 Defeat Drago Deadlion Lv.41+
E-1 Defeat Zeta Guranz Lv.41+
E-2 Defeat De Malmoth Lv.41+
E-3 Clear E-Trial: Storm Gift Mr. Umblla
E-4 Defeat Codotta Idetta Lv.41+
E-5 Defeat Greuzoras Drago Lv.41+


Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

▲▲ Eastern Daylight Time ▲▲
Please [Refresh] the calendar after maintenance has ended!

▲▲ Japanese Standard Time ▲▲
Please [Refresh] the calendar after maintenance has ended!

Eastern / Central / Mountain / Arizona / Pacific

Hawaii / São Paulo / London / Berlin / Moscow

Bangkok / Philippines / Sydney / Japan

Please Note:

  • The Emergency Quest schedule will update automatically during maintenance. Please wait until after maintenance has ended to see the current schedule.
  • 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.
  • Boost Events that occur for 24 hours will appear with only their start times.
  • Boost Events that occur for several hours will use the "period" suffix in their titles. Please check the Google Calendar itself to view the event duration.
  • ARKS Leagues are typically 3 hours long. Check the event itself for details on its duration.

Become A Hero Campaign

Clear the following Client Orders during the campaign period to win several prizes!

Campaign Period

  • July 26th ~ August 23rd Maintenance

Client Order Conditions

(1) Clear the following Client Order:

(2) Clear the following Client Order:

Campaign Rewards

Campaign Reward for Condition (1)

  • 100 Star Gem Ticket
  • +100% Tribooster
  • Bonus Key Rappy F

Campaign Reward for Condition (2)

  • Color Change Pass
  • +100% Tribooster
  • +40% Ability Affixing Success

Prize Expiration Date

  • Available instantly but expires September 23rd.


Episode 5 Login Campaign

Login on the specified days to claim rewards from the Visiphone.

Login Day Present
July 27
Bonus Key Tokyo [Silver] ×1
July 28
+250% Rare Drop Booster ×1
July 29
15000 EXP Ticket × 3
July 30
Half Doll ×1
July 31
Free Salon Pass× 1
Aug 1
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] ×1

You have until 23:59 JST on the appointed day to claim your item!


AC Shop Bargains

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

Item Package Contents Price
Half-Priced AC Scratch Ticket
Half-Priced AC Scratch Ticket 100 AC
Item Pack Expansion Set
Item Pack Expansion 10 Slots (x5) 1,600 AC
Material Storage Ticket (30 Days)
Material Storage Ticket (30 Days)
*This Sale will last until 9/6 Maintenance
1,000 AC

※Each bundle is limited once per account.


Spend AC, Get Items #43

Players who spend set amounts of AC during the campaign period will receive several prizes!

Campaign Period

  • July 26th ~ July 30th

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Spend 500+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +100% Tribooster
  • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x3)

(2) Spend 2000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +100% Tribooster (x2)
  • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x5)

(3) Spend 5000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • White Rappy Suit
  • +30% Ability Affixing Success

(4) Spend 10,000 AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +150% Tribooster (x3)
  • Lambda Grinder (x2)

※AC / iAC spent in PSO2es prior to linking does not qualify for this campaign. However, any AC or iAC spent after linking will qualify for the campaign.

Ways You Can Spend AC

  • Playing Arks Scratch on PSO2 or PSO2es
  • Buying Arks Scratch Ticket Bundles
  • Buying Items in the AC Shop
  • Using a Scape Doll to revive
  • Using AC Content at the Beauty Salon
  • Spending AC to add a Skill Tree
  • Spending AC to reset a Skill Tree
  • Spending AC to buy a character
  • Transferring to another ship

Using [Arks Scratch Tickets] to play the AC Scratch does not fulfill the campaign requirements of spending AC.

Prize Pickup Period

  • Available instantly but expires August 30th.


PSO2 Day!

PSO2 Day
Aug 2nd ~ Aug 3rd @ 23:59
Boost Event:
  • 2x Earned FUN
  • +100% EXP Boost
  • +1 Login Stamp Bonus
  • +100% Rare Drop Boost
  • +100% Gathering Fever Occ. Rate
Login Presents:
  • 22 Star Gem Ticket (x2)
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]

28 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: EPISODE 5 Maintenance and Patch (7/26/2017)”

  1. Kinda curious on why Vista's patch is almost 4x the size of the PC's patch they must have to rework a lot more things in the vita version

    1. From what I read on the website, the PS4 patch is 18.3 GB.
      I suspect that the PS4 patch size is the REAL size of Episode 5, and the PC version actually diff-patches, with the only large file of note being the new opening and new dialogue snippets.
      The way they're doing Heroes means a lot less need for large animated sequences.

    2. Probably because it's updating one or more roms. Just a guess though since they want you to re-download the entire game anyway.

    1. Why? Because it's a hyge thing to run just from Memory Card? Anyway, Vita is a techolobical miracle itself. 😀 (No really, I don't play PSO2 with but I like this machine.)

      Anyway, I hope everything will be fine. I mean, new EP = portential problems from the launching/updating, isn't it? :/

    2. Well, You look at a Vita screenshot, and you'll notice it's lower quality than even Level 1 graphics. They down sampled the graphics similar to PSO2es, and things like the video wall don't work.

      So, yes, it's a miracle, but a very sneaky one. the 11 GB is unavoidable additions. The other 7 GB the PS4 got? The Vita doesn't want, thank you.

    1. Ahem, actually, it's only 3.1 GB extra space needed.
      I'm thinking that to actually patch it… MAY need more than 3.1 GB.

    1. There are people rich enough to have servants that have servants owning every single AC and SG item in PSO2.
      How do you think it's still afloat?

  2. Tweaker claims that it's safe to update through it now, not sure about the eng patch though, i guess only time will tell

  3. I think "Omnibus" Quests should be named "Omniverse" since it deals with multiverse stuff through past Episodes and timetraveling

    1. IMO there are 2 reasons why it's called Omnibus Quest:

      1) The source text is オムニバス, which is indeed the official katakana for the word Omnibus. Omniverse would instead be spelled as オムニバース due to the elongated vowels.
      2) An Omnibus generally refers to a book consisting of a compilation of various books, which I think is a reference to Xion being some sort of a 'Librarian' (as mentioned in EP5 Chapter 1). By referring to the act of reviewing EP1~3 as a sort of omnibus, it is consistent with the current knowledge that Xion does not exist anymore, but it is still possible to look back in history a.k.a it is still possible to read books in the library even though the librarian is not here (as per the conversation between Xiera and Alma).

  4. 3GB my ass. I downloaded over 5GB and it still isn't finished yet. the wrost part is i spent almost 9 hours for these 5GB because some of my family decided to download stuff for the whole day today :/

    1. SEGA happily will tell you the PS4 est. patch size and the Vita est. patch size, but PC… they give the amount that will persist on your system.

      Some people, on first patch for Episode 5, had practically their entire installation need to be patched apparently FFS!

    1. telepipe proxy can only support 300-ish login at a time, at least from what i observed, since i never saw the most player logged in count above 300+
      if you're using telepipe so maybe that's the problem.
      if you're using seiryl or tweaker team whitelist-only proxy you probably want to ask them why, i think seiryl could be contacted from facebook while the tweaker team from discord.
      other than that maybe check your connection and/or files, maybe you can't login because there's a corrupt file, something like that.

      for people that would asking why the tweaker team have private proxy while they're claimed to developing telepipe proxy, maybe the tweaker team private proxy using similar code like seiryl use so its easier to apply, while the telepipe proxy using a different and brand new code so its still stuck in development hell. who knows though.

      personally i want proxy to connect only, i don't need the global chat thingies, since its probably the main if not one of the source of why seiryl and tweaker team proxy doing the whitelist thingy, or intergrated english patch, because the english patch already in form of plugin.

      and now i will run and pretend i never type these.

  5. i had to redownload the entirety of the game twice within 2 weeks b/c somehow the files got deleted. should i just stick with the JP launcher when it comes to big patches? lol

    1. I think you should find the reason why the files get deleted, because it's a more serious issue. For example, what is the complete path of your installation folder? Do you have administrative rights for that folder? Have you tried adding the folder in the exclusion list of your antivirus? Is there enough free space in the hard drive itself for it?

  6. Hi everyone, I'm new to this site. I just download pso2 jp 2 week ago and i can't go any futher then select the ship. I try to look for solution and found this PSO2 Tweaker and try it. But found that the ship status unknown but i still try to log in and i get the error 249.
    I try search for solution again, try few thing and only found out all the post is 2014….
    Now i still cant find any solution. Can anyone help me T.T

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