PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance (1/6/2016)

We hope everyone had a happy New Year's day. The first scheduled maintenance of 2016 will occur two hours earlier than usual.

January 6th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 1/6/2016 @ 8:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 1/5/2016 @ 6:55 PM ~ 3:30 AM EST

Last Chance Reminders

  • The Christmas event will conclude during January 13th's maintenance. Check here for guides on the bingo and Xie's client orders.
  • Enter the secret phrase from the latest live broadcast before January 13th's maintenance to receive prizes at a later date!

Ship Transfer Sale Ending Soon!

  • Ship Transfers at the moment are priced at 350 AC as part of a limited-time offer that has been going on for several years.
  • This sale will end on January 27th's maintenance resulting in Ship Transfers being priced at the original 700 AC.

PSO2 The Animation Boost Week

  • PSO2 will be holding a boost period from January 8th ~ 13th to commemorate the airing of the anime's first episode.
  • Boost Period (1/8 @ 3:00 ~ 1/13 Maintenance)
    • +100% EXP Boost
    • +100% Rare Drop Boost
    • +100% Rare Enemy Boost


Emergency Quest Schedule

▲▲ Eastern Standard 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 in this calendar 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.


New Registration Campaign #25

New Registration Campaign 25

Prospective players can score some helpful items right away by registering a new account during the campaign period.

Campaign Period

  • January 6th ~ 27th (Maintenance)

Campaign Qualifications

Create a new PSO2 account and start your first character to receive:

  • Evo. Device / Red Puyo
  • 3000 EXP Ticket (x5)
  • リア/フレッシュオーラ ║ Rear / Fresh Aura

PSO2 accounts created prior to the start of this campaign do not qualify for the prizes. The campaign specifically targets new registrations for PSO2, not PSO2es.

Prize Pickup Expiration

  • Until maintenance on April 27th, 2016.


PSO2 The Animation Quiz!

PSO2 Animation Quiz

Players can receive presents for each question they answer correctly in the PSO2 The Animation Quiz! Questions will be announced both in-game and on Twitter each Saturday around 11:00 AM JST.

Quiz Guidelines

  • Players must say the answer to the question through the in-game chat.
  • Players will receive a +100% Tribooster for each question they answer correctly.
  • Questions will be announced each Saturday around 11:00 AM JST.

Let’s say, for example, the answer to the question was [ARKS].

Acceptable Answers
アークス Answering in Full-Width Katakana
Unacceptable Answers
あーくす Answering in Hiragana
アークス Answering in Half-Width Katakana
Arks Answering in English
ア -クス  Answering with spaces, symbols, or punctuation marks
breaking up the response.

Proposed Answers

PSO2 The Animation Quiz Cheat Sheet
Answer Deadline
イツキ 1/12 @ 23:59 JST

The first question will be announced on Saturday, January 9th around 11:00 AM JST.


Prize Distribution Date

  • During upcoming maintenances after the answering period has ended.


12 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance (1/6/2016)”

    1. Forgive me for being dense, but what is PI and PD? And what do they have to do with making ship transfers desirable?

    2. Profound Invasion (PI) is an Emergency Quest where you fight both Dark Falz Elder, followed by Dark Falz Loser. You can only do it once per Ship. People multi-run it because of Neros, higher 10*+ Rare Drops to gain more Excubes, and you also have a higher chance of getting the 13* Weapons that can drop off them (15% Power to PAs but PAs cost 30% more PP.)

      Progeny of the Apocalypse, which is [Profound Darkness] AKA PD, is the big bad of Episode 3 (also the big bad of the Phantasy Star series. It can drop Caliguas and some times Neros, which are needed to purchase Invade / Austere Weapons (both 13* weapons.)

      Invade is nice, but relies on Critical hits or DEX in order to off-set the low damage it does because of the poor Damage Variance it has. After you gather them and a lot of other materials, you can turn an Invade into an Austere, which is currently the strongest 13* series you can get your hands on.

    3. Thanks! But would that mean that people actually spend AC just to transfer ships during one of these EQs, just so they can run it an extra time? O.o

    4. PI == Profound Invasion: The EQ where Elder and Loser appear one after the other with no need to do their first phases.

      PD == Profound Darkness: The EQ where you get to fight Double and the Profound Darkness who can possibly drop some of the game's current top tier gear.

      You can only do each fight once per ship.

  1. Question: I'll receive a new PC soon and of course I'd like to re-install PSO2 in it. What's the best and safer way to do it? Official launcher of Tweaker?

    1. I don't know if it's related or not, but I had someone install using the tweaker, and his shop was broken. I've had several people install using the official launcher and that worked flawlessly.

    2. Do they use Tweaker to launch the game now or still official launcher? I've read that it wasn't that good for a non-japanese OS so that's why I'm hesitating.

    3. I've had no problem using either launcher (official or Tweaker) but the Tweaker has more options, particularly for English-speaking players, so you might want to use that, unless you're fluent in Japanese. 🙂

    4. I don't use any patch since several months now, but I may want to translate again someday… So, if I install everything from the official Launcher, then use Tweaker instead of it to launch and update the game once it's complete, is it okay? (35Gb don't take three minutes to download and install, better be sure of me x))

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