PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance and Patch (12/19/2018)

Emergency Maintenance Over

Sega sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the downtime. They are also considering some sort of compensation for those who could not clear Ultimate Quest [Remnants of Other Worlds] due the Emergency Maintenance. Details about this compensation will be revealed in the future.

Compensation for Emergency Maintenance 12/19

  • +100% Tribooster (x1)

Compensation for the bug related to the DF Persona Title

  • +100% Tribooster (x5)
  • 50 Star Gem Ticket (x1)
  • King's Crest (x250)

Emergency Quest Rescheduling

The cancelled Emergency Quests have been rescheduled. In addition, they have added three more instances of [Specter Of Destruction]. The new schedule will be updated into the Google calendar.


Pre-Maintenance December 19th Patch

  • Game Launcher: Version 05.00.05
  • Game Client: Ver.5.1101.0
  • Patch Size: 1.6GB (PC) / XX (PS4) / 481MB (Vita)


Upcoming Broadcasts



Patch Notes

Class Level

  • Level Cap increased to 90 for every class!

Pet Rarity

  • Added ★14 Redran

New Class Skills

  • Added new class skills to Hero
Quest Difficulty Req.
The Specter of Destruction
Normal Lv.20+
Hard Lv.40+
Very Hard Lv.55+
Super Hard Lv.70+
Extra Hard Lv.80/80+

~ New Enemy ~
~ Dark Falz [Persona] ~


Partial New Item listing

Limited Time Battle Arena Ruleset Option

  • Added Ruleset: [Arks BT 2019 Qualification]

Battle Arena – Weapon Listing

Forest Arena Knuckle Dual Blade Talis
Rainy Forest Arena Sword, Assault Rifle, Bullet Bow, Rod, Jet Boots
Volcano Arena Partizan, Assault Rifle, Jet Boots
Night Volcano Arena Sword, Twin Machine Gun, Bullet Bow, Rod
Tokyo Arena Sword, TMGs, Jet Boots

System Updates

Class Update

  • Updated Recommended Skill Trees
  • Redesigned Hero Gear's gauge display

Skill Rings

  • When equipped with [L/Wand E Change], adjusted the effect to change element when using [Na Megid]
  • Added Compound Ring exchange to the following places:
    • Franka's Cafe [Skill Ring Shop]
    • Campship [Gathering Terminal]

Quest Changes

  • In Ultimate Quest: [Area Survey: Remnants of Other Worlds], changed the starting position when returning to the field after clearing the quest.
  • To reduce the load, the display of some objects will be adjusted in Buster Quests and their EQs.


  • For Multiblock Matching, it will now ignore the option "Enter a room without Support Partners" for some quests.

Beauty Salon

  • Premium Players will be able to re-edit their color for 60 minutes after using a color change pass.

Badge & Memory Shop

  • Update the items at the TCG Memory Exchange Shop
  • Added [PSZERO Memory Exchange Shop] and [Comic Memory Exchange Shop]

NPC Character: Zieg

  • You'll now be able to select the base weapon for upgrades that have multiple weapon materials.
  • Added the following to Zieg:
    • Lightstream Xion Weapon Type Change
    • Atlas EX Weapon Type Change
    • Celestial Xion Series Upgrades
    • Profound Xion Series Upgrades
    • Profound Xion Series Exchange
    • Atlas Series Upgrades
    • Austere Series Upgrades

Excube Exchange Shop

  • Added items to the exchange shop
  • Adjusted the exchange rate of [Lambda Grinder]

Certified Net Cafe Counter

  • Added [PSZERO Memory] to the product list.

Treasure Shop

  • Updated the product listing

Battle Coin Exchange Shop

  • Updated the product listing

Recycle Shop

  • Updated the product listing
  • Added [PSZERO Memory]

Casino Exchange Shop

  • Updated the product listing

Battle Arena

  • Rematching is now possible with password matches.
  • Added a message pack at the start which lists the weapons that can be used on that map.
  • Imposed a frame rate limit of 60.

Other Changes

  • Added the [Easy Login] feature for the PS4 version.
  • Cloud Service will now begin for the PC version.
  • Added [Play On the Cloud] to the launcher of the PC version.
  • For PC, PS4, and Cloud, changed the [Notification] screen to:
    • Expand banner to display 3 frames
  • Added [Idola Point Exchange]
  • The Emergency Quest: [Crimson Castle Crusher] will now appear randomly
  • In Custom Lighting 1 ~ 3, the custom light icons will be invisible if the shader quality is not "High Quality"
  • Made the following changes to the game launcher:
    • The download and notification window will display a title bar allowing you to move the window.
    • PSO2 will be shown in the Windows taskbar during the launcher update.
    • When the Launcher has finished updating the game, the notification window will appear at the front of the desktop


Balance Adjustments

Technic: Re Fomelgia

  • Increased the Attack Range
  • Added invulnerability time when casted
  • Reduced PP Consumption during Rush
  • Relaxed cancellation timing after use

Pet: Redran

  • Redran Lasers PA
    • Increased Range
    • Increased Speed
    • Improved Homing Performance
  • Redran Mine PA
    • Increased Speed

Battle Arena: Knuckle Balance Adjustment

  • Increased PP Recovery on the 3rd Normal Attack
  • Super Armor is removed for on the ground normal attacks and incomplete charging of Straight Charge PA.
  • Hitstops will now also occur for the user for normal attacks.
  • Reduced the hitbox of Normal Attacks, Step Attacks, and Straight Charge
  • Reduced invincibility frames of the weapon action (Sway).
  • Natural PP recovery will stop during weapon action (Sway).
  • Adjusted cancellation timing after performing weapon action (Sway).
  • Increased PP consumption when activating Straight Charge PA.
  • Increased continuous PP consumption when charging Straight Charge PA.
  • Adjusted the timing you start to fall from the air when using Straight Charge PA.
  • Adjusted the timing of when sway, step, and attacks become possible after using Straight Charge PA.
  • HP is reduced.

Battle Arena: Bullet Bow Balance Adjustment

  • Range of charged normal attack will be shortened.
  • Power of charged normal attack will be lower.

※It will still be stronger compared to when Bullet Bow was first introduced.

Battle Arena: Talis Balance Adjustment

  • Adjusted the range of automatic guiding

Battle Arena: Protection Skill Balance Adjustment

  • Fully recovers HP at the time of activation

Potential: 終焉の呪弾 Adjustments

  • Shorten the Charge Time of PA [End Attract]
  • Made it so [Standing Snipe 1 & 2] are applied.


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+


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Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

▲▲ 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 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.
  • You can see the Emergency Quest schedule on your phone by subscribing to the Google Calendar.


AC Shop Bargains

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

Period Date: Until December 26th's Maintenance

Item Package Contents Price
50 Scratches
AC Scratch Ticket (x50)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
Bonus Key Tokyo [Silver]
Bonus Key Magatsu [Gold]
Bonus Key Magatsu [Silver]
Bonus Key Rappy F
9,000 AC
Premium Set 2 + Bonus
30 Day Premium Set
Scape Doll
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
1,600 AC
Boost Set 3 + Bonus
+400% RDR Boost (x4)
+75% EX RDR Boost
3,500 AC

※Each bundle is limited once per account.


Spend AC, Get Items

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

Campaign Period

  • Until December 24th @ 23:59 JST

Campaign Qualifications

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

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

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

  • White Rappy Suit
  • +30% Ability Affixing Success

(3) 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.


Purchase Premium Campaign

During the Campaign Period, purchase a [90 Day Premium] ticket to receive various rewards.

Campaign Period

  • December 12th, 2018 ~ January 16th, 2019 @ Maintenance


  • Head Rappy Wind Vane
  • +150% Tribooster (x3)
  • King's Crest (x50)
  • Bonus Key Kazuchi Assault


Welcome Back Campaign

During the campaign period, players who haven't logged on since October 10th's Maintenance will be rewarded with various welcome back gifts.

Campaign Period

  • November 7th, 2018 ~ January 9th, 2019

Returning Player's Gifts

  • King's Crest (x100)
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] (x5)
  • +100% Tribooster (x10)
  • Free Salon Pass

Friend of Returning Players

If you're a friend of a Returning Player by one of these dates, you'll receive gifts at a later date!

Friend's Gifts

  • King's Crest (x100)
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
  • Bonus Key Magatsu [Gold]
  • Bonus Key Rappy F

Friend by November 14th, 2018

  • Late November

Friend by December 12th, 2018

  • Late December

Friend by January 9th, 2019

  • Late January

※You can only receive the rewards once.


Boost Item Festival – Login Campaign

During the Campaign Period, login each day to receive a variety of boost items for your adventures!

Campaign Period

  • December 12th ~ December 25th @ 23:59 (JST) 


  • Monday ~ Friday
    • +100% Tribooster
    • +100% EXP Booster
    • +100% Meseta Booster
    • +250% RDR Booster
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Christmas
    • +100% Tribooster (x2)
    • +100% EXP Booster (x2)
    • +100% Meseta Booster (x2)
    • +250% RDR Booster (x2)


Quest Boosts

(December 19th ~ December 26th)

Enchanted Forest Exploration

  • +150% Rare Drop Rate

Merry Christmas on Ice 2018

  • +100% Rare Drop Rate
  • +100% EXP Boost


King's Crest Campaign (x2)

Complete the following goals to obtain King's Crests. The crests can be exchanged for ★14 Weapons at Zieg!

Campaign Period

Dec. 19th ~ Dec. 26th

Campaign Tasks

  Goal Reward
1 Clear [Enchanted Forest Exploration] x1 King’s Crests (x20)
2 Clear [Enchanted Forest Exploration] x2 King’s Crests (x20)
3 Clear [The Specter of Destruction] x1
King’s Crests (x20)
4 Clear [The Specter of Destruction] x2 King’s Crests (x20)
5 Login 3 Days King’s Crests (x20)
Link with PSO2es and Quick Search King’s Crests (x20)

※Goal 6 will be distributed on January 16th, 2019!

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