PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (3/25/2020)


Counter the Photoner Assault in this week's update!
Incase you missed it, check out our PSO2 Station!+ #5 Recap.

PSO2 Maintenance

  • 3/25/2020 @ 11:00 ~ 17:00 JST
  • 3/24/2020 @ 10:00 PM ~ 4:00 AM EDT

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 3/25/2020 @ 2:00 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 3/24/2020 @ 1:00 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

March 25th's Update

  • Game Launcher: Version 06.00.04
  • Game Client: Ver.6.0801.0
  • Patch Size: 2.9GB (PC) / 648MB (Vita)


Patch Notes

Weapon Updates

New Complex Photon Arts

  • Added Fatal Knockout to Knuckles for Fighter
  • Added Calamity Bullet to Twin Machineguns for Gunner


  • Added a new recipe

Event Lobbies

Sakura Lobby

  • Implemented the Sakura Lobby and the Sakura Cafe

New Quest Type: Divide Quest

Photon Assault (Divide Quest)

  • Ultra Hard: Lv.85/85+

New Special ARKS Missions

  • Implemented Limited-Time Arks Missions (March 25th ~ May 13th)

New Enemy: Grav Execour

Partial New Item Listing

PSO2es Collab Event (March 25th ~ May 13th)

Gene and Khorshid

  • Find these gals in the Shop Area
  • Accept Client Orders to earn badges for Khorshid's Limited-Time Shop
  • They leave on May 13th's Maintenance!

Battle Arena Update

Weapon Availability

  • Forest Arena: Sword, Rifle, Rod, Boots
  • Volcano Arena: Daggers, Knuckles, Dual Blades, TMGs, Talis
  • Volcano (Night) Arena: Sword , Dual Blades, Rifle, Rod
  • Tokyo Arena: Sword, Rifle, Bow, Talis

Other Changes

  • Emblem Fever will no longer occur
  • Reduced the Time Required to expand the Rank Range for Matchmaking
  • Removed Arks BT2019 Qualifiers from Password Matches
  • Added new Items to the Ranked Matches' Reward Scratches
  • Eased the Ranking Demotion upon Rank Resets

System Updates

Special Ability Transplant

  • [Special Ability Transplant] has been added to the Item Lab
  • We'll have a guide later explaining this feature!
  • Note: Ultimate Buster does not work on ★13+ Weapons

Quest Updates

  • All Ships will now receive the same random EQ at the same time.
  • The Boss [Varuna] will no longer be affected by suction.
  • Energy Crystals in all Mining Base Quests will be automatically picked up as you approach them.

Pyroxene Removal Update

  • In accordance with removing the Pyroxene drops, shops with the stone material items will be updated.
  • You can visit the Recycle Shop 2 to exchange your material items for Photon Boosters.
  • The Photon Booster Exchange will receive items similar to what the Pyroxene Exchange had.
  • Exchange Shops with items which required Pyroxenes will be adjusted.

Skill Ring Shop

  • Added items to the [Left Ring Shop]

Casino Coin Shop

  • Updated the Limited Exchange product listing

Medal Exchange Shop

  • Added the Divide Medal Exchange
  • Updated the product listing for Prize Medal Exchange

Recycle Shop

  • Added [Limited Class Excube Exchange]


  • I need a better name for this thing instead of just typing Zieg everytime.
  • Added Items the the Sage's Crest Exchange and the Limited Crest Exchange
  • Added Puras and Stil Weapons to the Weapon Upgrades

My Room Shop

  • Updated the shop's product listing.

Treasure Shop

  • Updated the product listing

Battle Coin Shop

  • Added new items to the product listing

Other Changes

  • Increased the Maximum Damage Numbers to 7-Digits.
  • Adjusted the order of menu items in the Item Lab


Balance Adjustments

See all the Balance Adjustments Here



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Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

Please Note:

  • The Emergency Quest schedule will update during maintenance.
  • 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.
  • You can see the Emergency Quest schedule on your phone by subscribing to the Google Calendar.


New Campaigns

AC Shop Bargains

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

Period Date: Until April 1st's Maintenance

Item Package Contents Price
50 Scratches Set 2
AC Scratch Ticket (x50)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] (x2)
Bonus Key Magatsu [Gold] (x2)
Bonus Key Rappy F (x2)
9,000 AC
Starter Set 4
Item Pack Expansion +10
Mag Ticket
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
500 AC
Character Storage Expansion + Bonus
Character Storage Expansion +50
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
600 AC
EXP Booster Set 1
+150% EXP Booster (x10)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] (x2)
2,000 AC
EXP & RDR Booster Set 4
+150% EXP Booster (x3)
+400% RDR Booster (x5)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] (x3)
4,900 AC

※Each bundle is limited once per account.


Multi-Platform Play Campaign

During the Campaign Period, login each Month on two different Platforms to earn rewards at a later date.

Campaign Period

  • March 25th ~ August 19th

Qualifying Platforms

  • PC, PS Vita, PS4, Cloud (PC),  Cloud (Switch)

Monthly Login Periods

  • March 25th ~  April 30th
  • May 1st ~ May 31st
  • June 1st ~ June 30th
  • July 1st ~ July 31st
  • August 1st ~ August 19th

Rewards Per Login Period

  • 50 Star Gems
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]

Reward Periods

  • Early to Mid June
  • Early to Mid July
  • Early to Mid August
  • Early to Mid September
  • Early to Mid October


Vita Going Away Campaign

PSO2 for the Vita will shut down on August 19th. Before it shuts down, anyone who has played on the PS VITA version of PSO2 before March 24th will be able to earn back up to 1,000 Star Gems per monthly period during the Campaign.

Campaign Period

  • March 25th ~ August 19th

Campaign Details

  • Using AC or SG while logged into an account will earn you back Star Gems.
  • For each monthly period, you will only be able to earn back up to 1,000 Star Gems.
  • Half of the total amount of SG & AC used during each period will be converted back into Star Gems, with every 5 AC used converted to 1 SG.

The Account must have been logged in once before March 24th, 2020 on the PS Vita Version.

Monthly Periods

  • March 25th ~  April 30th
  • May 1st ~ May 31st
  • June 1st ~ June 30th
  • July 1st ~ July 31st
  • August 1st ~ August 19th


PSO2 Anime Quiz II – Ep.24

During the Campaign Period, answer the questions through the In-Game Chat System to receive +100% TRI Boosts. Each week is a new question relating to that week's PSO2 Episode.

Campaign Period

  • March 24th @ 00:00 ~ March 30th @ 23:59 JST


  • Who hacked the Monitors to ask ARKS to help save Matoi?

  • クーナ


Sage's Crest Campaign

Beat the following goals to obtain Sage's Crests. The crests can be exchanged for ★15 Weapons at Zieg!

Campaign Period

March 25th ~ April 1st

Campaign Tasks

  Goal Reward
1 Clear [Guides of Creation] Sage's Crests (x10)
2 Clear [Raging Falz Arms] Sage's Crests (x10)
3 Clear Gene's Client Order:
Sage's Crests (x10)
4 Clear Gene's Client Order:
Sage's Crests (x10)
5 Login 3 Days Sage's Crests (x10)
6 Link with PSO2es and Quick Search once Sage's Crests (x10)

※Goal 6 will be distributed at a later time.


On-Going Campaigns

PSO2 Anime Boost Day

During the days that the PSO2 Anime airs on, there will be a boost to all quests.

Campaign Period

  • February 11th ~ March 31st

Boost Period

  • Tuesdays @ 00:00 ~ 23:59 JST


  • +100% Rare Drop
  • +100% Experience


14 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (3/25/2020)”

  1. anyone knows why im unable to log in after the update?
    after entering the credentials a mini window popped out saying:

    『ファンタシースターオンライン2 es』で

    『ファンタシースターオンライン2 es』に戻って


    then i was redirected to the ship selection pare.. please help :/

    1. Just started asking around the domestic Japanese players.
      Did you try PC Cloud server? Neither?

      EKAM, "code 249" might return as a result that someone filtered packets or the port.

  2. Having connection problems too
    Some hours ago in the morning the pso2es version worked now none works
    Error code 249 in pc and the do you have internet? on mobile
    With the tweaker and the official launcher

    I'm not banned since i can access the
    Did SEGA drop support for the filthy west?

  3. "Characters created with Phantasy Star Online 2es are not linked, thus aren't playable.
    Please return to "Phantasy Star Online 2es" and finish the character linkage.
    You will be able to play once you have completed the process.
    For details, please see the online manual for PSO2es.
    By clicking the link below, a webpage will be opened."

    idk why but i already linked my pso2 account to pso2es and still cannot log in, thats message always appears when log in my account 🙁

  4. I keep getting:

    "Characters created with Phantasy Star Online 2es are
    not linked, thus aren't playable.

    Please return to "Phantasy Star Online 2es"
    and finish the character linkage. You will be able to
    play once you have completed the process.

    For details, please see the online manual for
    PSO2es. By clicking the link below, a webpage
    will be opened."

    When i try to log into a Ship. This happened after the March Update for both pso2 and es. Is anyone else having this problem? Also, all my characters are linked to PSO2es, I don't know why I am getting this message (I have been playing for years with the PSO2es app)

  5. Where do you rejected people try to connect from? North America?

    In the summer of 2014, tons of foreign users reported that they had gotten difficulties in connecting to JP servers. Some also had met "code: 249" and other errors.

    The truth is not clear, but it was rumored as following: they mostly are from Southeast Asia. PSO2 SEA version had started service since the spring. SEGA and the local admin company had agreed to separate their turf of business. So the JP server had kicked the requests from SEA domains. (*)

    Now, the North American service for Xbox One began operation commercially…

    * However, some said that it was a backlash of the countermeasures for the notorious DDoS attacks in June of that year because not a small number of non-SEA/non-JP domain people had suffered too. Some others said that was because of botch of AOL (one of the major ISPs).

    1. I am connecting from NA. Seems like an odd error message especially when every char is linked with pso2es.

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