PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (3/16/2016)

The [PS Festa 2016! Support Item Selection] AC Scratch will arrive after maintenance.

March 16th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 3/16/2016 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 3/15/2016 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

March 16th Patch

  • Launcher: Version 04.00.00
  • Client: ver. 4.0101.1
  • Patch Size: 26 MB (PC) / 29 MB (Vita)


Watanabe Loser Sticker
ワタナベルーサーver. (Watanabe Loser ver.)

PointOn Bonus Gift

  • Players can receive a special Watanabe Loser sticker if they trade in 2000 PointON Pons for Arks Cash. The PointOn campaign is only available to Japanese domestic residents.


Dell Themed Bonus Gifts

  • Customers who purchase an Inspiron 15 7000 series from Dell Japan receive an Arkuma Suit AW costume.
  • Customers who purchase select Alienware products from Dell Japan receive an *Alien Tact weapon camo.

Boost Week

Happy Boost Week everyone! The following boosts will apply between March 16th ~ March 23rd's maintenance.

Boost Week
+150% EXP Boost For All Quests

+150% Rare Drop  Boost For All Quests

+150% Meseta Boost For All Quests
+150% Rare Enemy Spawn for All Quests
2x Earned FUN
Login Stamp +1 Bonus
20% OFF Discount at Recycle Shop
+10% Item Grinding Boost (Weapons/Units)
+10% Ability Affixing Boost

+100% Rare Drop Rate For:

Mining Base Defense: Demise
Progeny of the Apocalypse
Ultimate Quest: Naberius
Ultimate Quest: Lillipa

※The Recycle Shop discount does not apply to items that need [1] item for exchange.
※[Excube] or [Recycle Badge] exchanges do not qualify for the discount.
※The [Craft Shop] does not qualify for the discount.


Web Panel Rewards

The following rewards are available for pickup until April 6th's maintenance. Only those who've cleared a quest for the Web Panel rewards qualify for the items listed below.

Phantasy Star Festa 2016: Web Panel Rewards (1)

  • 1000 FUN Ticket (x1)
  • Casino Coin Pass (x3)
  • Evo Device / Draco (x1)
  • +100% Tribooster (x1)
  • Free Salon Pass (x1)
  • Color Change Pass (x1)
  • *Sakura Kagura (Tact Weapon Camo) (x1)

Phantasy Star Festa 2016: Web Panel Rewards (2)

  • Lambda Grinder (x50)
  • Photon Booster (x3)
  • 100% Grind Success (x3)
  • +40% Ability Affixer Success (x1)
  • Quna Stage (Room Item) (x1)
  • Mascot Necklace (Accessory) (x1)




Emergency Quest Schedule

▲▲ 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.


PSO2 The Animation Quiz!

PSO2 Animation Quiz

Players can receive presents for each question they answer correctly in the PSO2 The Animation Quiz! Questions will be announced both in-game and on Twitter each Saturday around 11:00 AM JST.

Quiz Guidelines

  • Players must say the answer to the question through the in-game chat.
  • Players will receive a +100% Tribooster for each question they answer correctly.
  • Questions will be announced each Saturday around 11:00 AM JST.

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.

Proposed Answers

PSO2 The Animation Quiz Cheat Sheet
Answer Deadline
イツキ 1/12 @ 23:59 JST
リナ 1/19 @ 23:59 JST
ユタカ 1/26 @ 23:59 JST
コウタ 2/2 @ 23:59 JST
アイカ 2/9 @ 23:59 JST
シルバ 2/23 @ 23:59 JST
ミカ 3/1 @ 23:59 JST
キッド 3/8 @ 23:59 JST
カスラ 3/15 @ 23:59 JST
マサヤ 3/22 @ 23:59 JST

The next question will be announced on Saturdays around 11:00 AM JST.

Prize Distribution Date

  • During upcoming maintenances after the answering period has ended.


AC Shop Bargains

AC Shop Bargains March

March 16th ~ March 23rd (Maintenance)

Certain AC Shop Items will be available at a discounted rate when purchased through the bundles listed below.

Item Package Contents Price
Half-priced AC Scratch
AC Scratch Ticket (x1)
100 AC
Scratch + Extra Storage Set
AC Scratch Ticket (x12)
Extra Storage 1 – 30 Days (x1)
Extra Storage 2 – 30 Days (x1)
2,900 AC
Useful Item Set 3
+150% EXP Booster (x10)
Scape Doll (x5)
Sub-Palette Expansion Ticket (x1)
30 Day CO Cap Expansion Ticket (x1)
AC Scratch Ticket (x5)
4,500 AC

※Each item package is limited one per account. 


AC Shop Bargains List March

※These item packages will be listed in yellow at the AC Shop!



Spend AC, Get Items #20 (Extended)

Spend AC Get Items 20

Players who spend set amounts of AC during the campaign period will receive several prizes in March.

Campaign Period

  • February 10th ~ March 23rd (Maintenance)

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Spend 100+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +50% Rare Drop Booster (x2)

(2) Spend 2,000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

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

(3) Spend 5,000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • Egg Rappy Suit
  • Grind Success +30% 

※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 Distribution Date

  • Early April


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