PSO2 JP: Episode 3 Patch (8/27/2014)

Episode 3 is finally upon us! This maintenance will occur nine hours earlier than usual.

August 27th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 8/27/2014 @ 1:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 8/26/2014 @ 12:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

August 27th Patch

  • Launcher: Version 03.00.00
  • Client: ver. 3.0001.0
  • Patch Size: 4 GB (PC) / 4841 MB (Vita)
  • If Pre-Patched: 1.1 GB
  • PSO2es Patch by Synth

Be sure to enter the secret phrase みんなおめたろう from the livestream before maintenance for your Dudu items!

  • Dudu Sandbag (Room Item)
  • Dudu Chain (Accessory)
  • Grind Skip (→7)

These items will be distributed after an unspecified maintenance.

PSO2 Character Song CD Festival

The PSO2 Character Song CD will be released on the 27th, and will include these item codes:

  • *シンガー・マイク  Singer Mic
  • CDパッケージマット CD Package Mat
  • 男性ゲッテムハルトボイス Gettemhart Voice
  • 男性Cゲッテムハルトボイス Gettemhart  C Voice
  • 女性リサボイス Risa Voice
  • 女性Cリサボイス Risa C Voice
  • FUN500獲得チケット 500 FUN Ticket

PSNova Improvements

  • Players were dissatisfied with the process of making the ring fields, and the character movement speed in Phantasy Star Nova. They plan to improve upon these features in the future.

Episode 3 Update

New Class

  • Added a new class, Bouncer.

New Class Skill

  • Added new skill to each class.
  • An [All Skill Tree Reset Pass] was distributed in accordance with this update.

New Weapon Category

Added new weapon categories:

  • Dual Blades
  • Jet Boots

New Photon Arts

  • Added new photon arts for Dual Blades and Jet Boots.

Craft System

  • The level cap for Timed Ability installations has risen to 40.
  • New Craft Recipes and Achievements were added.
  • Equipment Extensions are available to Dual Blades and Jet Boots.

 

Casino Area

New Lobby

  • Added the “Casino Area”

New Casino Game

  • Added Mesetan Shooter and Rappy Slot

 

Shironia

New Planet and Field

  • Added a new planet, ハルコタン Halcotan.
  • Added a new field, 白ノ領域 Shironia
  • Shironia is available after clearing Koffee’s Client Order “Exploration Request I”

New Enemies

  • Added an assortment of new enemies for Planet Halcotan.

 

Klotho 1

Limited-Time Client Orders

  • Some Client Orders for Klotho are available for a limited time.  (August 27th ~ October 8th)

Klotho Client Orders

  • Extended the time frame a Time Attack Client Order can be re-accepted. (166 hours)
  • Increased the rewards of Klotho’s Time Attack Client Orders.
  • Added new Client Orders unrelated to Time Attack Quests.

Daily Orders

  • Daily Order rewards will increase to provide another means of acquiring lots of meseta outside of Time Attack Quests.
  • Some Daily Orders on ‘Normal Difficulty’ will have increased EXP and Meseta rewards.

New Client Orders

  • Added new Client Orders, Daily Orders, and Team Orders.
  • Added new client order NPCs.

Featured Quests Added

  • A different free-field is chosen each day, available to everyone even if they haven’t unlocked it yet.
  • Upon starting the quest, a list of related client orders will be available for selection.
  • Some Daily Orders will apply a “Daily Boost” as a reward, this applies a similar effect to that of a Triboost.

Story Quest

  • Episode 3: Chapter 1

New Partner Cards

  • Added partner cards for Matoi, Saga, and Katori.

New Limited Quests

  • アークスGP2014本戦 (Arks GP 2014 Semi-Finals)
  • アークスGP2014決勝 (Arks GP 2014 Finals)
  • These quests are available until October 8th.

Class Skills

  • Hunter class skill “Absorption” will now display the amount of HP recovered.
  • Super Treatment will no longer display its effect in decimal point notation; the effect will remain exactly the same.
  • Wand Lovers can now be turned ON/OFF.
  • Class skill descriptions will clearly specify what triggers a specific skill. In addition, it will clearly indicate whether a skill requires a main class.

Photon Art / Technics

  • Animation effects for these photon arts and technics have been adjusted, since they were deemed too bright or overbearing. These effects will appear less intense to players when others activate them nearby.
    • Sacred Skewer, Satellite Cannon, Ra Megid, and Zanverse
    • The effect that displays when an attack hits an enemy.
    • The effect that displays when an attack hits the elemental weakness.
  • In regards to Shifta and Deband, when the duration of the effect is extended by anyone using the same technic, the system has changed to let it extend the effect rather than override the more powerful one.

Partners

  • Some partner characters now have subclasses.
  • Added technics and photon arts for the support partner to use.
  • Theodore’s class setup has changed to Techer as his main class, and Force as his subclass.

Enemy

  • Adjusted the damage of each attack for Bal Rodos and Bal Dominus
  • TIPS will display whenever a player becomes incapacitated by Persona.
  • TIPS will display whenever a player becomes incapacitated by Biol Meduna during the [Seabed Shivers] story quest.

Quest

  • Relaxed the unlocking conditions or each field.
  • Party Bonus effects have risen to a maximum of +40% EXP when you form a party with other players.
  • The system has changed to let you advance towards the new route if you haven’t cleared the diverging route in [The Long Awaited Tomorrow] story quest.
  • Changed the unlocking conditions for these story quests: “Things Hidden in the Sand,” “Things Entrusted to Dragons,” and “Darker Assault.”
  • Level 70 enemies can appear when players are abducted during Super Hard Time Attack quests.
  • Area 1 for existing Emergency Quests have turned into Multi-Party Areas.
  • [The Oncoming Abyss] and [Urban Mop-Up Operation] have merged into a new [Urban Recovery] Emergency Quest.
  • [The Oncoming Abyss] and [Urban Mop-Up Operation] will no longer appear in the future.
  • New Partner Characters will appear in Emergency Trials.
  • Henrietta has been added as a new Operator during Emergency Trials and such.
  • PSE Omens are now easier to understand. The frequency in which they appear has been adjusted.
  • The design of the Catapult’s jump trajectory line is now thinner.

Client Order / Daily Order / Team Orders

  • Client Order unlocking conditions have changed to match the order in which the fields and planets are unlocked.
  • The achievement conditions for some Client and Daily Orders have changed.
  • Some Daily Orders have been discontinued.
  • Koffee’s [Level Cap Trial II] client order will now increase the level cap to 70.
  • The unlocking conditions for Afin’s Client Orders [Setting Photon Arts?] [How do you Set Technics?] has changed.
  • Franka, Hans, Kressida, and Revelle’s client orders are now grouped in a sequential order.
  • The text for some client orders has changed due to the adjustments made with this update.
  • Clearing Koffee’s [Free Exploration: Forest] client order will now unlock Daily Orders.
  • All team orders will have a specific enemy as its target and EXP rewards.

Quest Counter

  • Featured Quests have been added to the Quest Counter.
  • Emergency Quests will appear in the top position in the Quest Type menu.
  • The icon designs for solo, single, and multi-party quests have changed.
  • A guide icon will now display in the recommended area, for client orders that apply to all areas.
  • Parties will use the [Quest Name + Difficulty] naming scheme if the party name was not filled in at the time of its creation. (This can be changed in Options.)

Rare Enemy Trigger Added

  • Forces a rare enemy to spawn in Area 1.
  • Rare Enemy Triggers can be obtained from the Casino area.

Matter Board

  • Changed some of the rewards you can acquire from the Matter Board.
  • Each Matter Board is categorized into episodes.
  • Added a “Start” point on the Matter Board. As you clear nodes, your progress is displayed as a light connecting each node.
  • “Item Matter” nodes are unlocked, all the way up until the next “Event Matter” node.
  • Matterboard items no longer disappear from the field after inspecting an event tablet.
  • Event Tablet matter board nodes can be cleared on the spot without having to return to the city.

Team

  • Players may acquire Team Orders after waiting 24 hours upon joining or creating a Team.
  • Regular members and visitors can now inspect the contents of the [Team/Team Room] features at the Team Counter.
  • Changed the sorting order of the entries at the Team Counter to make Team Orders easier to use.

Class Counter

  • Fighter, Gunner, and Techer are available from the start at the Class Counter.
  • New ‘My Set’ entry was added to the Class Counter to make it easy to access preset equipment while switching classes.

Character Customization Features

  • A 4th Accessory Slot was added. Team Accessories will now use the 4th slot.
  • A new face type variation was added.
  • You can now adjust the placement of accessories.
  • Costumes will no longer come off when editing your character’s proportions.
  • The word “blend” was removed from the body and face morphing entries from the Makeover counter. It will now say [Height/Body Morphing] and [Face Morphing] instead.

Arks Lobby

  • The Arks Lobby was given a complete makeover!
  • Made the animations more intense when Emergency Quests are announced in the Gate Area.
  • Added a lobby map that displays the location of characters and party members in the lobby.
  • Due to these changes, the number of shop staff and officials that appear in the lobby has changed.

Potentials

  • Added new potentials.
  • Added potentials to some existing weapons.
  • [Enraged Stance] and [Spirit Radiance] effects have improved.
  • [Physical Defense Stance] and [Technique Defense Stance] will now occur regularly instead of having a set chance to trigger the effect. The effect will now boost its rate of effectiveness based on the potential’s level.
  • [Crest of Carnage] and [Last Stand] has switched over from boosting S-ATK and R-ATK, to boosting damage instead.  These changes allow it to boost Tech damage as well.
  • [Raising Trap Expert] effects had to be changed because Traps are no longer used as items after this update. Instead, it will reduce the cooldown times for trap-type skills. In addition, the name of the potential has changed to [Expert Trap Master]. 

AC Shop

  • “30 Day Casino Coin Cap Unlock” has been added to the AC Shop.
  • “90 Day Casino Coin Cap Unlock” has been added to the AC Shop.
  • This item removes the restriction on the amount of Casino Coins you can carry with you when you depart for a quest.
  • [30 Day Order Cap Expansion] items are now 300 AC
  • [90 Day Order Cap Expansion] items are now 900 AC.

Recycle Shop

These items were added to the Recycle Shop:

  • CC50獲得チケット (50 Casino Coins Ticket)
  • CC450獲得チケット (450 Casino Coins Ticket)

The exchange rate for this item has changed:

  • Mag Appearance Changing Pass (3 AC Scratch Items)

Shop Update

  • The Crafting Shop, Fun Shop, and My Room Shop content has been updated.

Pyroxene Shop Update

  • The Pyroxene Shop has been split into two shops with two names.
  • [Pyroxene Exchange Shop] and [Spellstone Exchange Shop]
  • The [Spellstone Exchange Shop] is staffed by a new NPC.

Game Launcher

  • Episode 3 “Box Art” is used as the main background.
  • It will now display the download progression rate, and the time to complete the update.
  • The File Checker is now faster.

Improvements

  • In the PC version, adjusted the transparency of the background to make TIPS easier to read on the loading screen.
  • In the PC version, the chat window will display how to switch tabs in the chat window.
  • Weapons will be equipped to all the main palettes when you create a new character.
  • TIPS will display during incapacitation when certain enemies are nearby.
  • The Area Map will display members from other parties.
  • When the game starts, they removed the event that guides you through the location of the Quest Counter, and changed it to guide you through the Arks Road instead.
  • Players with low levels will have a higher chance at logging into a Beginner Block. (This can be changed in options.)
  • New players will default to displaying the zoomed out radar map on the top right side.
  • The Login Stamp will display a Present Box icon for the reward item spaces.
  • Lobby Actions are now grouped by type in the Quick Menu.
  • The Chat Log speech tabs are all numbered.
  • HP and PP bars can be selected for the character overhead display.
  • The game will save the cursor position for the Medical Center, Photon Drink, and the Weapon Appraisal Shop until the game is closed.
  • An alert for unclaimed title rewards will display when returning to the lobby from a quest.
  • Scratch content can be previewed within the Scratch content list and the My Shop interface.
  • Extreme Pass icons have changed.
  • View events yet to be unlocked from Episode 1 & 2 in the Event Chronicle.
  • Logging into Beginner Blocks takes priority based on the character’s level. (Can be turned ON/OFF in Options.)
  • Characters will no longer take off their clothes when editing the body within Character Creation as well as the Beauty Salon.
  • Order items are now sorted by client by default.
  • Episode 3’s credits have been updated.
  • Up to two Set Bonus effects can be activated based on the combination of weapons and units.
    • Example: The Vento Set mixed with the Amei Set.
  • The following weapons will acquire Set Bonus Effects with the Luther unit series.
    • ダーフフェルザ Darf Ferza (Partisan)
    • ダーフフィラル Darf Feral (Assault Rifle)
    • ダーフフェリタ Darf Ferita (Talis)
  • Added drop icons for Jet Boots and Dual Blades
  • Added 40 new parts for Symbol Arts
  • The game will remember the cursor positions for the Tekker Shop as well as the Medical Center until the game is closed.
Item Name Changes
Old Name New Name
紅桜の原石
Scarlet Ore
ハートキーの原石
Heart Key Ore
紅桜の欠片
Scarlet Fragment
ハートキーの欠片
Heart Key Fragment
真紅の原石
Crimson Ore
ブラッディムーンの原石
Bloody Moon Ore
真紅の欠片
Crimson Fragment
ブラッディムーンの欠片
Bloody Moon Fragment
蒼碧の原石
Cerulean Ore
ファントムナイトの原石
Phantom Night Ore
蒼碧の欠片
Cerulean Fragment
ファントムナイトの欠片
Phantom Night Fragment

 

Shop Counter

  • Since Traps were turned into Skills, the shop counters will no longer sell trap items.

Balance Adjustments

  • Adjusted the balance and skill tree arrangements of each class.
  • Two Photon Arts and Three Technics were nerfed.
  • 105 PAs and 28 Technics were buffed.
  • You can now lock-onto Rock Bear and Rogbelt’s head.
  • Reduced the difficulty of some the areas in the “Things Entrusted to Dragons” story quest.
  • Free-Field Forest, Caves, and Desert quests will have less ground traps and floating bombs.
  • Improved some of the effects for the Photon Tree.
  • Improved some Daily Order rewards.
  • Extended the timeframe in which Klotho’s client order may be repeated, and increased the rewards.
  • Adjusted the item drop rate for 4 ~ 6★ items in Extreme Quests.
  • Less crystals will appear at the same time in the [Code: Protection] Emergency Trial. In addition, they also reduced the range the crystals spawn.
  • Apos Dorios Annihilation Rate has increased to 300%!

PSE Effects Improved

  • Increased EXP
  • Increased Meseta
  • Blast Gauge Accumulation Rate Up
  • Weak Boost
  • Decreased PP Consumption
  • PP Recovery Up
  • Flame Boost
  • Ice Boost
  • Thunder Boost
  • Wind Boost
  • Light Boost
  • Dark Boost

PSE Effects Removed

A different PSE effect will be chosen for quests which have these effects:

  • Flame Bonus
  • Ice Bonus
  • Wind Bonus
  • Thunder Bonus
  • Light Bonus
  • Dark Bonus

Skill Adjustments

  • Improved the values of the stat increasing skills.
  • The following skills will be acquired upon starting the game:
    • Just Reversal
    • Just Guard
    • Just Counter
    • Step Attack
    • Trap Search
    • Extend Assist
  • Added [DEX UP 1] to Hunter, Fighter, Force, and Techer skill trees.
  • Added [HP UP 1] to the Force skill tree.

 

 Sword

Action Power PP Range Speed
Normal Atk / Step Atk UP
Rising Edge ※1 Up Down Up
Twister Fall Up Down
Nova Strike ※2 Up Down Up
Ride Slasher Up Down
Over End Up
Stun Concido Up Down
Sonic Arrow Up Down
Cruel Throw Up Down
Guilty Break ※2 Up Down Up
Sacrifice Bite Up Down

※1 Rotation speed improved when charged.
※1 Adjusted the timing to make it easier to do Just Attacks.
2 Rotation speed improved when charged.

 

 Wired Lance

Action Power PP Range Speed
Normal Atk / Step Atk ※1 Up Up
Bind Through ※2 Up Down
Grapple Charge ※2 Up Down Up
Heavenly Fall ※3 Up Down Up
Other Cyclone ※2 Up
Other Spin ※4 Up Up
Holding Current Up
Air Pocket Swing Up
Cerberus Dance Up Up
Wild Round Up
Kaizer Rise ※5 Up Down

※1 Earlier cancellations
※2 Holding Range Expanded
※3 Some invincibility when grabbing the enemy.
※4 Holding Range Expanded
※5 Changed it from a launching effect to a downing effect.

 

Partisan

Action Power PP Range Speed
Normal Atk / Step Atk ※1 Up Up
Slide Shaker ※2 Adjusted Up Up
Speed Rain ※3 Adjusted Up
Rising Flag Down Up
Pick-up Throw Up Down
Trick Rave Up
Slide End ※4 Up
Assault Buster ※4 Up
Bandersnatch Up Down Up
Sacred Skewer Up Down

※1 Reduced the Hit-Stop frames.
※2 Adjusted the power while increasing the animation speed; a buff overall.
※2
Some Hit-Stop frames reduced.
※3 Adjusted the power while increasing the animation speed; a buff overall.
※3 Cannot be interrupted by the enemy’s shield.
※4 Reduced charging times.

 

Twin Dagger

Action Power PP Range Speed
Normal Atk / Step Atk ※1 Up
Raging Waltz ※2 Up
Shoot Polka ※3 Up Down
Scar Fugue Up Down
Wild Rhapsody Up Down
Dark Scherzo Up Down
Quick March ※4 Up Down
Symphonic Drive ※5 Up Down
Orchestra Up Down
Bloody Sarabande ※6

※1 Continuously spin in the air.
※1 Quicker cancellations when spinning. 
※2 Increased elevation speed. Enemy homing distance improved.
※3 Increased attack generation speed.
※4 Increased attack generation speed. Improved gear accumulation.
※5 Enemy homing distance improved.

 

Double Saber

Action Power PP Range Speed
Normal Atk / Step Atk ※1 Up Up
Tornado Dance ※2 Adjusted Down Up
Scissor Edge ※3 Up Down Up
Rumbling Moon ※3 Up Down Up
Illusion Rave ※4 Up Down Up
Fake Capture ※3 Down Up
Surprise Dunk ※5 Up Down Up
Deadly Archer ※6
Acro Effect ※3 Up Down
Deadly Circle ※6 Up Down
Chaos Riser ※3 Up Down

※1: Gear Power, Gear Filling Rate, and Attack Range increased.
※2: Adjusted the power while increasing the animation speed.
※2: Gear accumulation rate increased.
※3: Gear accumulation rate increased.
※4: Step cancellations available after the attack.
※4: Gear accumulation rate increased.
※5: Stun effect added. Homing ability improved.
※5: Gear accumulation rate increased.
※6: Shortened the charge times. Gear accumulation rate increased.

 

 

Knuckle

Action Power PP Range Speed
Ducking Blow Up Down
Flicker Jab Up Down
Pendulum Roll  ※1 Up Down
Slide Upper Up Down
Straight Charge  ※2 Up Down
Quake Howling  ※3 Up Down Up
Surprise Knuckle Up Down
Flash Thousand  ※4 Up Up
Meteor Fist  ※5 Adjusted

※1 Invincibility time frame added.
※2 Reduced charging times.
※3 Cannot be interrupted by the enemy’s shield.
※4 Fist barrage range increased.
※5 Removed restrictions on mobility at the beginning of the charge.

 

Katana

Action Power PP Range Speed
Tsukimi-sazanka Up Down Up
Gekka-zakuro ※1 Down Up
Kanran-kikyou Up Down
Sakura-endo Up Down
Hien-tsubaki ※2 Up Down
Shunka-shunran ※3
Fudou-kuchinashi Up Down

※1 Upper attack range increased.
※2 Gear accumulation rate increased
※3 Earlier cancellations when uncharged.

 

GunSlash

Action Power PP Range Speed
(Sword)Normal Atk. Up Up
(Gun)Normal Atk. ※1 Up
Tri-Impact Up Down Up
Rage Dance Up Down Up Up
Ein Raketen Up Down Up
Serpent Air Up Down Up
Aiming Shot ※2 Up
Thrillsplosion Up Up
Slash Rave Up
Addition Bullet Up Down
Kreisenschlag Down
Regenschlag Up

 ※1 Preparation speed increased. Attack rotation speed increased.
 ※2 Shortened the motion when charging starts.

 

Assault Rifle

Action Power PP Attack Range Speed
Piercing Shell Up
Grenade Shell Up
One Point Up
Toughness Shell Up
Homing Emission Up
Impact Slider Up
Sneak Shooter Up
Glory Rain Up
Parallel Slider Up
Satellite Cannon ※1 Down

 ※1 Changed it to hit from above. 

 

Launcher

Action Power PP Range Speed
Normal Atk ※1 Up
Divine Launcher Up Down
Concentrate One Up
Cluster Bullet Up
Cracker Bullet Up
Zero Distance Up
Crazy Smash Up Down
Flame Bullet Up Down
Cosmos Breaker Down

 ※1 Normal Attack speed increases on the ground.

 

Twin Machine Gun

Action Power PP Range Speed
Aerial Shooting Up
Bullet Squall Up
Dead Approach ※1 Up Down
Infinity Fire Up
Satellite Aim Up Down
Elder Rebellion Up Down
Reverse Tap Up Down
Heal Stab Up

 ※1 Changed the effect to Stun.

 

Bullet Bow

Action Power PP Range Speed
Step Attack ※1
Master Shoot ※1
Penetrate Arrow ※2 Up Down
Torrential Arrow ※1 Up Down
Gravity Point ※1 Up Down
Sharp Bomber ※1 Up
Tritt Shooter Up
Million Storm Up Down

※1 Earlier cancellations.
※2 Earlier cancellations, shorter charge times.

 

Wand

Action Power PP Range Speed
Normal Atk ※1 Up

※1 In addition to normal attacks, tech explosion power has increased. Changed it to make tech explosion power rise by Just Attacks.

 

All Technics

Technic Power PP Range Speed
Foie Up
Gi Foie Up
Ra Foie Up Down
Sa Foie Up
Technic Power PP Range Speed
Barta Up
Gi Barta Up
Ra Barta Up
Sa Barta Up
Na Barta Up Down
Il Barta Down
Technic Power PP Range Speed
Zonde Up
Gi Zonde Up
Ra Zonde Up
Sa Zonde Up
Zondeel Up
Na Zonde Up
Il Zonde ※1

 ※1:Just Attacks become easier to connect.

 

Technic Power PP Range Speed
Gi Zan Up
Ra Zan Up
Sa Zan Up
Na Zan Up
Il Zan Up
Technic Power PP Range Speed
Grants Up
Gi Grants Up
Ra Grants Up Up
Na Grants Down
Il Grants Down
Technic Power PP Range Speed
Megid Up
Gi Megid ※1 Up
Ra Megid Up
Sa Megid Up
Il Megid Down

 ※1 : Status afflicting rate increase!

Hunter

Iron Will Invincibility time frame added.
Never Give Up Invincibility time frame added.
Massive Hunter Level Cap 5.
Lv.5 Effect: 45 seconds.
Lv.5 Recast: 90 seconds
Adjusted the effect’s values by level.
Flash Guard 1
Flash Guard 2
Flash Tech Guard
Activation rate is 100% at all levels.
Damage reduction rate increases by level.
Fury Stance Activation speed increased.
30 Minute Effect.
Recast: 5 seconds.
Nerfed: 120% Max Striking Power.
Fury S Up 1
Fury S Up 2
Level Cap 5.
Nerfed: 105% Max Striking Power/Ranged Power.
Fury Combo Up Nerfed: 10% Max Power.
Fury Critical 25% Max Power.
Guard Stance Activation speed increased.
30 Minute Effect.
Recast: 5 seconds.
No reduction in Striking and Range Power at Level 10.
War Cry 400% Hate Effect.
Partisan Gear When using Photon Arts through Gear, it grants an additional effect for +10% power. (Excluding Sacred Skewer and Volg Raptor)
Absorption Restorative values displayed.

 

Fighter

Brave Stance Faster Activation.
30 Minute Effect.
Recast: 5 seconds.
Front Power 125% at Level 10.
Rear Power 100% at Level 10.
Wise Stance Quicker Activation.
30 Minute Effect.
Recast: 5 seconds.
Rear Power 135% at level 10.
Front Power 100% at Level 10.
Brave Critical 25% Max.
Wise Critical 25% Max. Adjusted the effect’s values by level.
Adrenaline Level Cap at 1.
Adjusted the values accompanying this change.
Chase Advance Nerfed: 125% Max Power
Halfline Slayer
PP Slayer
Also covers T-ATK.
Deadline Slayer +150 Max.
Also covers T-ATK.

 

Ranger

Weak Bullet Nerfed: +255% Damage.
Weak Hit Advance 1
Weak Hit Advance 2
135% Max Power.
Bind Bullet
Mirage Shot
Panic Shot
Power Buff.
Level Cap at 5.
Adjusted the values of the effect by level.
Jellen Shot Power Increased.
15% Damage Reduction.
Stun Grenade No longer requires an item.
Level Cap at 1.
Adjusted the values accompanying this change.

The grenade’s trajectory and speed makes it easier to hit enemies.
Poison Trap
Upper Trap
No longer requires an item.
Improved trap installation time.
Power Buff.
Poison Trap Custom
Upper Trap Custom
Level Cap at 1.
Adjusted the values accompanying this change.

 

Gunner

S-Roll JA Bonus Nerf: 160% Max Power.
Chain Trigger Removed activation animation.
Showtime 45 second effect.
Removed activation animation.
Toughness Time Level Cap at 1.
Adjusted the values accompanying this change.
High Time +20% Max Power.

 

Force

Photon Flare Removed the HP penalty.
45 second effect.
Recast: 100 seconds.
Photon Flare After Burst Level Cap at 1.
Adjusted the values accompanying this change.
Photon Flare Boost 170% Max.
Freeze Ignition Recast: 30 seconds at Level 10.

 

Techer

Territory Burst Passive Skill.
Level 1 Cap.
Shifta Advance
Deband Advance
Even if this effect gets overwritten, the higher level skill will take preference.
Shifta Critical 20% Max.
Super Treatment Level 1 Cap.
Adjusted the values accompanying this change.
Resta Advance Level 5 Cap.
Adjusted the values accompanying this change.
Rare Mastery Techer Also covers S-ATK
Wand Lovers Becomes an On/Off Skill.
140% Max Striking Power
Extend Assist Level 1 Cap.
Adjusted the values accompanying this change.

 

Braver

Average Stance Quicker Activation.
30 Minute Effect.
Recast: 5 Seconds.
115% Max Striking Power
Weak Stance Quicker Activation.
30 Minute Effect.
Recast: 5 Seconds
135% Max Power (Towards Weakness)
95% Power across all levels (Elsewhere)
Average S Critical
Weak S Critical
25% Max.
Counter Edge Boosted its attack power, firing distance and speed, as well as the Gear Gauge filling rate, when Katana Gear has activated.
Rapid Shoot Up 2 +150 Max.
Combat Escape Braver Main Class Only

 

Emergency Quest Schedule

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Eastern / Central / Mountain / Pacific / Hawaii

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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.
  • If you are using a mobile device or external application, please resync the calendar periodically to receive the latest updates, as the schedule may change at Sega’s discretion.
  • Boost Events that occur for 24 hours will appear in this calendar with their start and completion times as separate entries.
  • 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 #13

Buy AC Campaign 13

Purchasing certain amounts of AC during the campaign period will make you eligible to receive various prizes!

Campaign Period

  • August 25th @ 11:00 JST ~ September 26th @ 23:59 JST

Qualifying Amounts

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

  • 1000 FUN Ticket (x1)

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

  • +10% Ability Affixer Success (x2)
  • Grind Risk Reducer +1 (x4)
  • Grinder (x50)

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

  • White Rappy Suit (x1)

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

  • Mid-October at the Visiphone.

 

New Registration Campaign #10

New Registration Campaign 10

Register a new SEGA ID and start playing PSO2 to receive starter prizes!

Campaign Period

  • August 27th until September 24th’s maintenance.

Campaign Qualifications

Create a new SEGA ID during the campaign period to receive:

  • Evo. Device / Green Puyo
  • +50% EXP Booster (x4)
  • セレスタレイザー/ナハト Celesta Laser / Nacht

SEGA IDs created prior to the start of this campaign do not qualify for the prizes. Logging in without creating a character will not qualify you for the prizes. The campaign specifically targets new registrations for PSO2, not PSO2es. 

Completion PeriodPrize Distribution Date
1st Round8.27 ~ 9.3Mid-September
2nd Round9.3 ~ 9.10Mid-September
3rd Round9.10 ~ 9.17Late September
4th Round9.17 ~ 9.24Early October

 

Daily Login Campaign

Daily Login Campaign

Log into PSO2 each day during the campaign period to receive a special prize!

Campaign Period

  • August 28th until September 10th’s maintenance.

DayLogin Prizes
8.28+250% Rare Drop Booster
8.29+50% Tribooster (x2)
8.30Casino Coin Pass
8.31+100% Tribooster
9.1Blue ARKS Badge (x5)
9.2Half Doll
9.3+50% Rare Drop Booster (x2)
9.4+100% Tribooster
9.5Extreme Pass (x2)
9.6Liliparium S (x2)
9.7Casino Coin Pass
9.8+50% Tribooster (x2)
9.9+250 Rare Drop Booster
9.10Half Doll

You have until 23:59 JST on the appointed day to pick up your item from the Visiphone. If the item doesn’t show up, please log out and log back into the game again. Don’t forget to transfer any half doll in your inventory to storage before picking up the half doll reward from the Visiphone.

 

Create a Character and Level Up Campaign #6

Create and Level Up Campaign 6

Create a new character during the campaign period and reach certain levels to receive prizes!

Campaign Period

  • August 27th until September 24th’s maintenance.

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Create a new character and reach level 10 to receive:

  • +50% EXP Boosters (x4)

(2) Have a new character reach level 20 to receive:

  • +50% EXP Booster (x2)
  • +50% Rare Drop Booster (x2)

(3) Have a new character reach level 30 to receive:

  • +100% Tribooster
  • Half Doll

(4) Have a new character reach level 40 to receive:

  • +250% Rare Drop Booster (x2)

Characters created prior to the campaign period do not qualify for the prizes.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Mid-October at the Visiphone.

 

Client Order Campaign #62

Client Order Campaign 62

Complete specific client orders for Hans and Saga during the campaign period to earn some prizes!

Campaign Period

  • August 27th until September 3rd’s maintenance.

Qualifying Client Orders

(1) Complete Saga’s client order 「魔装脚の使い方」 Using Jet Boots to receive:

  • +50% EXP Booster (x2)
  • Grinder (x30)

(2) Complete Hans’ client order 「白ノ領域の新たな試練」 A New Shironia Trial to receive:

  • +50% Rare Drop Booster (x2)
  • Liliparium (S)

Prize Distribution Date

  • September 10th at the Visiphone after maintenance.

 

PSO2 x PSO2es Linking Campaign #3

PSO2 Linking Campaign 3

Link your PSO2 and PSO2es accounts for the first time and play each to receive prizes!

Campaign Period

  • August 27th until September 17th’s maintenance.

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Play PSO2es during the campaign period to receive this item in PSO2:

  • +100% Tribooster

(2) Play PSO2 during the campaign period to receive this item in PSO2es:

  • Fonewearl Chip

Characters with accounts linked with PSO2es prior to the campaign period will NOT qualify for this campaign.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Mid-October at the Visiphone in PSO2 and the PSO2es mailbox.

 

BIG3 Campaign

BIG3 Campaign

To celebrate the Episode 3 update, PSO2es is holding three campaigns!

Login Campaign

Earn one Rappy Medal each day you log in from August 27th @ 0:00 JST ~ September 2nd @ 23:59 JST.

Logging in every day during the campaign period will earn you three Rappy Medals on the final day, bringing your total to nine.

Experience Boost Campaign

Earn x1.5 EXP in Arks Quests from August 27th until September 3rd’s maintenance.

Buy AC / iAC Campaign

Purchase certain amounts of AC or iAC from August 27th until September 3rd’s maintenance to receive Rappy Medals.

(1) Purchase 1000 AC or iAC to receive 3 Rappy Medals.

(2) Purchase 3000 AC or iAC to receive 10 Rappy Medals.

(3) Purchase 5000 AC or iAC to receive 20 Rappy Medals.

The Rappy Medals will be distributed in mid-September.

 

37 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: Episode 3 Patch (8/27/2014)”

  1. I was really worried, is all of the pre 27th patch downloaded without using VPN( Download without VPN, but later update while connected to VPN.). Will be really working to shortened this update downloading from 4GB to 1 GB?

    Thank you for the answer.

    1. well if you use the pso2 tweaker, you shouldnt need a vpn to download the updates,
      as well as pso2proxy to play withouth having to use a vpn, like if the ddos never happened

  2. Yea, you can’t since the game itself is over 8gb and probably near 15gb with this update. So it’s best to get a 32GB vita memory card.

    1. It really isn’t though. Once the novelty of Bouncer and Harukotan wear off, the game is exactly where it was before Episode 3.

    2. Well if it’s like Episode 2, there probably will be those who choose to stick to Bouncer. xD

      I kind of wonder though, what the Casino is supposed to be like… If it uses AC or Meseta or something, and if there’s rewards or if it’s just gambling for more money. @[email protected]

    3. Well in regards to casino, you get a casino pass every day (midnight JST) and it ill give you 100 casino tokens, pretty similar to Psu voloyal casino ^^b And as for the novelty of this update wearing off..idk.. theres literally so much new stuff being added its gonna take me a week just to nick the tip of the iceberg >< All my chars are gonna get put through the makeover haha^^ 4th accesory slot, adjusting size and placement of accesoruies… this is great stuff (for a person that spends at least 20mil a week on hair/accesories/etc) being able to see things in shops before we buy, the tacos changes! TACOS! new tacos, oh geez. *nerdgasm* Been waiting for someone to plug life into poor pso2 lol. And this update should do the trick, not to mention this is just the START! There's tons of new things, liek ultimate mode…new stuff. All good. I hope servers arent throttled too badly after main ends lol!

    4. Just with faster move speed, rebalanced PAs across the board. Less bloated skill trees for more flexible builds. Benefits for playing a pure tank or support role. Rebalanced client orders.

    5. To me actually, It’ll remain since I’ve been waiting for the DBs, since TDs didn’t suit me much (Their range at least, the PA’s are cool though) , although I haven’t seen that many looking forward for the Dual Blades, but rather the Jet Boots xD , still I believe it will last quite a bit.

    6. The Dual Blades look like a lot of fun but I’m excited for the boots because they seem like they’d be amazing with Techer buffs. c:

  3. Does any one have a link to a list of error codes, or know what error 709 means? After the update, I’ve started getting that error code…

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