PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance and Patch (11/11/2015)

Things are heating up in this week's update with the return of the Burning Rangers themed quest and a new 7th Dragon III Code: VFD scratch.

November 11th Maintenance (Extended)

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 11/11/2015 @ 9:55 ~ 19:30 JST
  • 11/10/2015 @ 7:55 PM ~ 5:30 AM EST

November 11th Patch

  • Launcher: Version 03.00.04
  • Client: ver. 3.0902.1
  • Patch Size: 22 MB (PC) / 26 MB (Vita)

Last Chance Reminders

  • Enter the secret phrase from the latest live broadcast before maintenance to receive prizes at a later date!
  • Be sure to visit the Visiphone on each of your characters and pick up the skill tree reset passes given out with October 14th's update.
    • The offer will expire after November 18th's maintenance begins.

Profound Darkness Reminder

  • The ship-wide ranking system that appears during the victory pose for [Progeny of the Apocalypse] has no effect over the rare drop rate.
  • The placement you receive in that quest is akin to the honor-like ranking system after each wave in Mining Base Defense.

ARKS Ceremonial Lobby
November 11th, 2015 ~ December 9th, 2015

Level Up Quest

  • 境界を砕く混沌 (Chaotic Border Break)
  • N: 8 / H: 20 / VH: 40 / SH: 60
  • November 11th ~ November 25th

Limited Challenge Quest

  • アークスGP2016予選 (Arks Grand Prix 2016 Preliminaries)
  • You will not be able to obtain Items or EXP from this quest.

Quest Difficulty Added

  • Added extra hard difficulty to [Arks Ship Fire Swirl].
    • Arks Ship Fire Swirl will become a pre-scheduled emergency quest.
  • Added super hard difficulty to [Chaotic Border Break]

Quest Adjustments

[Arks Ship Fire Swirl] has received the following adjustments:

  •  [Weapons Badge Gold] will be distributed depending on the clear result ranking on [Extra Hard] difficulty.
  • Adjusted the rewards for the Emergency Trials.

Enemy Adjustments

  • Some boss enemies appearing in Chaotic Border Break will be adjusted to have their enemy levels correspond to the quest level.

Other Changes

  • Within normal blocks, a new category known as [Limited AGP Quests] will display in the bottom-most row of the Quest Type selection screen. However, since this is a Challenge Quest, you will not be able to access this quest from outside of Challenge blocks.


Best Partner General Election

It's time to vote in the Best Partner General Election! Each day, players will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite pair of characters. After the results are in, the development team will begin working on an item themed after the winning pair!

Voting Page

Voting Period

  • November 11th @ 14:00 ~ November 25th @ 14:00 JST.

General Election Details

  • You can vote for a character pair once per day.
  • Voting resets everyday at midnight in Japan.
  • The current standings will be published midway through the voting period.
  • After the results are posted, they plan to create an item themed after the winning pair.


Vote Post
Step 1: Click the purple button to vote!
Dudu Monica
Step 2: Press 「はい」 to submit your vote!




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 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.


Buy AC Campaign #21

Buy AC Campaign 21

Purchase among the eligible amounts of AC during the campaign period to receive an all-new lineup of prizes!

Campaign Period

  • November 9th (14:00 JST) ~ December 11th (17:59 JST)

Campaign Qualifications

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

  • 1000 FUN Ticket
  • +50% Tribooster

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

  • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x3)
  • Grind Risk Reducer +2 (x5)
  • Grinder (x50)

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

  • +30% Ability Affixer Success
  • New Year Lillipa Suit

If you purchase 2000+ AC during the campaign period, you will receive (1) and (2). However, if you purchase 5000+ AC, you’ll receive all three prizes! Please be sure to login with a character on your account.

※ Purchasing [AC] or [iAC] from PSO2es will not count towards the campaign.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Late December


New Registration Campaign #23

New players can get a head start on the game by registering a PSO2 account during the campaign period.

Campaign Period

  • November 11th ~ December 9th

Campaign Qualifications

Create a new PSO2 account and create 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 March 9th, 2016.


Phantasy Star Online 2 Quiz

4 million ID campaign

Answer the questions correctly in the Phantasy Star Online 2 Quiz to receive some wonderful prizes!

Campaign Period

  • November 5th @ 0:00 ~ November 17th @ 23:59 JST.

Campaign Qualifications

Players who answer 2 or more questions correctly will receive:

  • +100% Tribooster (x1)

Players who answer 5 or more questions correctly will receive:

  • Ragol Memory (x1)

Players who answer 10 or more questions correctly will receive:

  • Ragol Memory (x1)

Qualification Procedure

Starting November 5th, the official PSO2 Twitter Account will tweet out a question which must be answered before 23:59 JST. There will be one question per day, excluding November 11th, 2015. Players must respond to the question using the in-game chat by answering in full-width katakana.

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.

Questions from the twitter account will also be announced in-game, and must be answered prior to 23:59 JST to qualify for that day.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Late December at the Visiphone

Proposed Answers

Phantasy Star Online 2 Quiz Cheat Sheet
Answer Date
ファーレン November 5th, 2015
ニャック November 6th, 2015
レイニー November 7th, 2015
クローディア November 8th, 2015
ジョーカ November 9th, 2015
ヤスミノコフ November 10th, 2015
ウィークバスター November 12th, 2015
コスモ November 13th, 2015
ミケーラ November 14th, 2015
メギバース November 15th, 2015
ギンナガム November 16th, 2015
ティフリス November 17th, 2015

※ Please bear with us as we may not be able to post the answers in a timely manner.
※ Players must say the answer to the question through the in-game chat.


37 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance and Patch (11/11/2015)”

  1. " Purchasing [AC] or [iAC] from PSO2es will not count towards the campaign." Does that mean even if you bought AC through PSO2es and spend it in PSo2, it won't count?

    1. I wonder why they made AC from pso2es not count? D: I need to renew my premium around when the campaign ends and I usually buy through es :/

  2. everytime the updates come when it says like 20mb -100mb etc the tweaker downloads like 2 gigs. Or is the Auto update doing something wrong?

    1. Seems the tweajer foget to check or update the win32 list. delete it before the patching via tweaker.( i did this 2 weeks ago)

    2. although it says do not delete not sure if i want to try lol cuz if something happens i sure wont redownload 30+ gigs

    3. Stop using the new method and/or stop using the English patches. Generally the problem with download sizes can be are almost always either of those 2 or both.

    4. yeah seems like old method works thank you.i think i downloaded the game twice as it kept finding the same 1620 files to rehash…

    5. All the contrary here. It didn't download any new file except the Updater and files like that with no patch installed at all. Is it normal? ._.

      "Downloading Patch file #1… Done!
      Downloading Patch file #2… Done!
      Downloading Patch file #3… Done!
      Downloading Patch file #4… Done!
      You appear to have the latest data files – Running final update steps!
      Downloading version file…
      Downloaded and installed version file [OK!]
      Downloading pso2launcher.exe…
      Downloaded and installed pso2launcher.exe [OK!]
      Downloading pso2updater.exe…
      Downloaded and installed pso2updater.exe [OK!]
      Downloading pso2.exe…
      Downloaded and installed pso2.exe [OK!]"

      A little disturbing, I must say.

  3. Is there no AC scratch campaign like the Fairy Tale Fantasia campaign, where you can scratch 3 or 10 times to get a reward, only lasting throughout the 1st week?

    1. Here's the new quiz question, anyone know the answer?

      【PSO2クイズ】改良型A.I.Sが使用する、エネミーの防御力を低下させる脆弱化弾の正式名称は「○○○○○○○○」 回答はゲーム内チャット(全角カナ)で!

      [ PSO2 quiz ] improved AIS is used, the official name of weakening bullets to reduce the defense force of the enemy " ○○○○○○○○ " answer within the chat ( double-byte Kana ) game !

    2. Check back every now and then throughout the day. We will update the answers as we get them, so don't worry.

  4. Um okay there's a new problem going on. Is it just me or am I being blocked from the game again? The tweaker doesn't update the game anymore (since last year) and now trying to use the original launcher gives off a grotesque "Warning! WinHTTP Error No.: 12002! Failed to download latest version!" spam error… This also seems to resist VPN connecting too from even several other attempts trying to get back in now.

    Not only that, but also when I have the game running for at least only 30sec~3 or 12 minutes, it malfunctions entirely via a random EXE failure on its own. Any cures for these multiple bugs?

    1. Do not use the original PSO2 launcher, this thing was made for Japanese OS.
      It strips all NTFS rights, adds the only thing it can find like SYSTEM, but doesn't add Admin, Users and so on, cause it can't find them BY NAME on western OS.
      Hence messing up the whole installation.

      Stick to the Tweaker. Uninstall any patch, try "Troubleshoot" -> "Check for missing files" or "Outdated files".

    2. The EXE failure might be due to some sort of tablet driver; either an external Wacom or Wacom clone tablet or tablet mode for a touchscreen laptop. I and a few others had the same issue in windows 10, and the two options were to disable tablet functionality or disable the graphics card; gameguard seemed happy with either one.

      Of course if you're not on windows 10 with that particular setup then it's likely not that issue.

    3. Arala_cran it sounds like you are having alot problems, i would try making sure you have the latest verson of tweeker, then trouble shoot your game files via tweeker, or just uninstall + clean registry and do a clean download. also you dont need a VPN anymore since they unblocked majority of the banned ip addresses. sorry if that's not much help but i hope you get your game working ^^

  5. My PSO2 re-patches after I put the newest eng patch in…
    Anyone can help please?
    (yes i put it into the right location of C:\Program Files (x86)\SEGA\PHANTASYSTARONLINE2\pso2_bin\data\win32)

    1. don't use the official launcher. sega changed it to actively seek and destroy the engpatch. actually, even if you weren't patching to english, don't use the official launcher. it's a shoddy debug build complete with debug asserts. tweaker is your game updating friend.

    2. Seek and destroy English patch? I do not think you understand what yourself is talking about. Whenever a game updates, it patches over old files (Yes even Tweaker does this) It will install the Original "vanilla" files That is why after every major update a new English patch has to be created to be compatible with the new updates. There is no "Search and Destroy" protocol that the launcher initiates. Please do not feed our community false information.

    3. I do indeed understand what I'm talking about. you, on the other hand, are assuming I'm an idiot and making a fool of yourself by not understanding the discussion you're trying to chime into.

      you have always needed a new set of engpatches after an update. this was not being debated. however, sega reworked how the official launcher checks files to determine if they're correct, causing it to recognise the patched files as being altered and in need of being replaced with unaltered files. they had no reason to do this other than the engpatches. thus, your engpatches being up to date will not stop the official launcher from going "oh wait that's not how it's supposed to be" and redownloading now, where previously it would not notice them.

    4. You mean besides program security? Because as handy as the patch might be for those of you who dont speak enough Japanese to play, being able to alter clientside files is kind of a large security problem. The existance of the proxy ALSO uses a huge security loophole that, used for other purposes, could have been catastrophic.

    5. I think the problem for a lot of people, well, me at least; is to read/write japanese, not speak. So yes, the english patch is very handy and I will be eternally thankful to the guys who make the english patch , the tweaker and any kind of translation.

      The english patch is not a large security problem lol. The biggest risk you take when you "alter clientside files" is to break your software install and having to download it all again because you don't know what's broken.

      I started using the tweaker 3 years ago and never looked back: it's faster than the vanilla launcher, got all patches and troubleshooting tools integrated, link to news post from this site, is very stable, and more.

      You look terrified by the proxy, luckily you don't know about arks mod tool, radeon pro, sweetfx or nude patch… because you won't be sleeping at night then.

  6. everyone blabbering about the official launcher being "destructive" when I've used it since mid-october last year and have had no problems

    The tweaker's nice but if you get almost any real error that isn't involving patching you're gonna either not use it or spend an extensive amount of time and effort fixing it

    1. the launcher isn't "destructive". it's just slow and ineffectual because it's not a build that should be being publicly employed. you don't use a debug build of a program for day-to-day use, because it's not going to perform at the level it would if you didn't have all the debug asserts still in the code.

      the only case where updating the game with the official stuff was destructive was that one time when sega was first trying the prepatch thing, and they screwed up the script that was supposed to tell it what to delete after applying the predownloaded files. and that was like… what, a year and a half ago? just go google for "HDD BURST". but that's not a concern because they learned their lesson and make sure the scripts are correct.

    2. Lol whatever you guys talk about. Since they different files all it does is it hash check. Which is more like p2p or a torrent system …

  7. Can someone upload me the user.pso2 file, recently the players look to be kind of porting or some kind of delay. wonder if that will fix it

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