PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (1/24/2018)

Slay the evil black dragon in this week's update.

January 24th Maintenance Ended!

  • 1/24/2018 @ 11:00 ~ 21:30 JST
  • 1/23/2018 @ 9:00 PM ~ 7:30 EST
  • ※ Click the above link to convert to your timezone.

January 24th's maintenance has been extended due to an issue preventing the release of the PS4 patch.

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 1/24/2018 @ 9:30 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 1/23/2018 @ 7:30 PM ~ 3:30 AM EST

January 24th Update

  • Launcher: Version 05.00.03
  • Client: Ver.5.0401.1
  • Patch Size: 61MB (PC) / xx (PS4) / 34 MB (Vita)

Patch Notes

New Emergency Quest

Quest Difficulty Level Req.
The Dark Demolisher
Extra Hard Lv.80/80

※ [Crimson Castle Crusher] must be cleared on XH to access this quest.
※ This quest can only be cleared once per ship.

Other Changes

The following skills and potentials have changed so that they refer to the element changed by the effect of [Jet Boots Gear] and [L/Wand E Change]:

  • Force’s Skill: [Element Conversion]
  • Bouncer’s Skill: [Elemental PP Restorate Field]
  • Skill Ring: [R/ EPPR Field]
  • Potential: [古の誓い]
  • Potential: [観理眼]
  • Potential: [新世の誓い]
  • Potential: [属性追従・炎雷]
  • Potenital: [属性追従・炎風]


Late March Client Order Changes

Starting late March, they are changing the conditions for certain quests to make them easier to unlock. Due to these changes, certain client orders from Koffie will be removed from the game. The complete list of Koffie's client orders affected will be listed in a table below. In addition, the unlocking conditions of client orders from various NPCs will be updated to reflect these changes.


New Quest Unlocking Conditions

Target Quest New Unlocking Condition
※Clear The Following Quest.
Dragonkin Ecological Survey 「Forest Exploration」
Kartargot Extermination 「Forest Exploration」
Subdue Caterdra'n 「Forest Exploration」
Volcanic Cave Exploration 「Forest Exploration」
Mech Power Survey: Desert 「Volcanic Cave Exploration」
Cargo Recovery: Desert 「Volcanic Cave Exploration」
Rare Ore Mining 「Volcanic Cave Exploration」
Desert Exploration 「Volcanic Cave Exploration」
Tundra Regional Survey 「Desert Exploration」
ARKS Search: Tundra 「Desert Exploration」
Subdue De Malmoth 「Desert Exploration」
Tundra Exploration 「Desert Exploration」
Mech Power Survey: Tunnels 「Tundra Exploration」
Distress Signal Investigation 「Tundra Exploration」
Transformer Takedown 「Tundra Exploration」
Subterranean Tunnels Exploration 「Tundra Exploration」
Berserk Dragon Suppression 「Subterranean Tunnels Exploration」
Specimen Collection: Skyscape 「Subterranean Tunnels Exploration」
Subdue Caterdra'nsa 「Subterranean Tunnels Exploration」
Skyscape Exploration 「Subterranean Tunnels Exploration」
Ruins Infestation Survey 「Skyscape Exploration」
Polluter Destruction 「Skyscape Exploration」
Wolgahda Extermination 「Skyscape Exploration」
Ruins Exploration 「Skyscape Exploration」
Sanctum Suppression 「Skyscape Exploration」
Subdue Sol Dirandal 「Skyscape Exploration」
Subdue Goronzoran 「Skyscape Exploration」
Sanctum Exploration 「Skyscape Exploration」
Coastal Ecological Survey 「Volcanic Cave Exploration」
Coastal Conservation 「Volcanic Cave Exploration」
Subdue Org Blan 「Volcanic Cave Exploration」
Coast Exploration 「Volcanic Cave Exploration」
Mech Power Survey: Quarry 「Coast Exploration」
Lillipan Colony Defense 「Coast Exploration」
Mobile Fortress Destruction 「Coast Exploration」
Quarry Exploration 「Coast Exploration」
Seabed Ecological Survey 「Quarry Exploration」
Wopal Rescue Team 「Quarry Exploration」
Subdue Decol Malluda 「Quarry Exploration」
Seabed Exploration 「Quarry Exploration」
Kuronite Suppression 「Coast Exploration」
Anjhadu-lili Demolition 「Coast Exploration」
Shironia Exploration 「Coast Exploration」
Facility Exploration 「Shironia Exploration」
Rheo Madullard 「Shironia Exploration」
Facility Exploration 「Shironia Exploration」
Kuronite Investigation 「Facility Exploration」
Codotta Idetta Subjugation 「Facility Exploration」
Kuron Exploration 「Facility Exploration」
Phantom Repulsion: Tokyo 「Shironia Exploration」
Train Ghidoran Suppression 「Shironia Exploration」
Tokyo Exploration 「Shironia Exploration」
Las Vegas Exploration 「Tokyo Exploration」

※These changes will be applied in the update in Late March.


Removed Koffie's Client Orders

探索許可申請試練・Ⅰ 探索許可申請試練・Ⅱ
探索許可申請試練・Ⅲ 探索許可申請試練・Ⅳ
探索許可申請試練・Ⅴ 探索許可申請試練・Ⅵ
適性能力審査試練・海岸 適性能力審査試練・採掘場跡
適性能力審査試練・白ノ領域 適性能力審査試練・浮上施設
適性能力審査試練・東京 自由探索許可申請・森林
自由探索許可申請・火山洞窟 自由探索許可申請・砂漠
自由探索許可申請・凍土 自由探索許可申請・地下坑道
自由探索許可申請・浮遊大陸 自由探索許可申請・遺跡
自由探索許可申請・龍祭壇 自由探索許可申請・海岸
自由探索許可申請・採掘場跡 自由探索許可申請・海底
自由探索許可申請・白ノ領域 自由探索許可申請・浮上施設
自由探索許可申請・黒ノ領域 自由探索許可申請・東京

※These [Exploration Request], [Ability Review Trial], and [Free Exploration Request] client orders will be removed in the update in Late March.




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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.



Best Scene General Election

To commemorate the release of the Omnibus Quest, PSO2 is holding a Best Scene general election. You may vote on a scene from any episode up to to two times a day. The scene with the highest votes will have an item created in their honor.

Best Scene Election Rundown

  • Press the green [投票する] button to vote for a scene.
  • You may vote for a scene up to two times a day.
  • Voting privileges will reset at 00:00 JST each day.
  • Items will be created based on the scene(s) with the highest % of votes.
  • Voting Period Ends: February 7th @ 16:00 JST
  • Voting Site: Scene General Election


Press the green [投票する] button underneath the scenes you wish to vote. Press the [はい] button on the left within the submenu to cast your vote.


AC Shop Bargains

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

Period Date: Until January 28th @ 23:59 JST

Item Package Contents Price
Half-Priced AC Scratch Ticket
AC Scratch Ticket (x1) 100 AC
Premium Set + Bonus
30 Day Premium Set
AC Scratch Ticket
Scape Doll (x2)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
1,700 AC
Useful Set + Bonus
AC Scratch Ticket
Character Storage Expansion +50
Mag Ticket
+300% Rare Drop Booster (x3)
+150% Tribooster
2,100 AC



Spend AC, Get Items


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

Campaign Period

  • January 24th ~ January 28th @ 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:

  • 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.

Prize Pickup Period

  • Available instantly but expires March 1st, 2018


Login Campaign

This year's login campaign is slightly different from normal. Players will be given the opportunity to vote for the types of items they wish to receive when they login. After the voting period has ended, the group with the highest votes will be distributed as rewards based on the day you log in.

Login Campaign Rundown

  • You can vote once per day.
  • Voting privileges will reset at 00:00 JST each day.
  • Voting Period Ends: January 28th @ 23:59 JST
  • Voting Results: January 31st
  • Login Campaign Period: February 1st ~ February 6th
  • Voting Site: Login Campaign


Press the green 投票する button underneath the group to vote. Press the [はい] button on the left within the submenu to cast your vote.

Group 1

  • Feb 1 Bonus Key Tokyo Gold
  • Feb 2 +100% EXP Booster
  • Feb 3 15,000 EXP Ticket
  • Feb 4 +250% Rare Drop Booster
  • Feb 5 +100% ribooster
  • Feb 6 Bonus Key Rappy F

Group 2

  • Feb 1 Grind Skip ( →5)
  • Feb 2 +30% Ability Affixing Success
  • Feb 3 Grind Success (100%)
  • Feb 4 Grind Great Success Rate +50%
  • Feb 5 Grind Success (100%)
  • Feb 6 +40% Ability Affixing Success

Group 3

  • Feb 1 20 Star Gem Ticket
  • Feb 2 Bonus Key Rappy F
  • Feb 3 +30% Ability Affixing Success
  • Feb 4 Half Doll
  • Feb 5 Grind Great Success Rate +50%
  • Feb 6 Color Change Pass

The login campaign will begin February 1st.


PSO2 Vita Surpasses 1.5 Mil Downloads

PSO2 will be holding a Special Campaign to celebrate the Vita version reaching 1.5 Million Downloads

Special Campaign Boost Event (All Quests)

January 29th ~ February 7th

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

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