PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (8/10/2016)

Get a taste of the Las Vegas field and its characters in a new story update!

August 10th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 8/10/2016 @ 8:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 8/9/2016 @ 7:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

August 10th Patch

  • Launcher: Version 04.00.01
  • Client: ver. 4.0401.0
  • Patch Size: 2.5 GB (PC) / xx (PS4) / 1175 MB (Vita)

Future Adjustments

The following changes will be implemented in the August 24th update:

  • The Recycle Shop will now accept the exchange of ★10 and ★11 eggs for Lambda Grinders. The exchange rate will be 10 eggs for 1 Lambda Grinder.
  • Train Ghidoran, Type-15 Tank, and their rare counterparts will have increased drop rates for ★10 and ★11 Wanda Eggs on SH and XH.
  • Train Ghidoran, Type-15 Tank, and their rare counterparts will have decreased drop rates for ★7 and ★8 Wanda Eggs on SH and XH.

Patch Notes

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August 10th ~ September 7th


New FieldLas Vegas
New Field: Las Vegas

Las Vegas can be accessed by progressing through the Story Board. The field will be available outside of Story Quests in the August 24th update.


Partial New Enemy Listing

New Interrupt Event

  • Added a new interrupt event

Story Board

  • Added new events to the Story Board

Potential Abilities

  • Added new Potential Abilities

Live Concert Event

  • Sachiko Kobayashi will appear performing two new songs.
    • Welcome ARKS
    • Senbonzakura

Say アンコール in chat after her first performance to hear the second song.

ARKS League

  • The ARKS League is a new ranking system where players compete against each other for the highest score in a 20 person group.
  • Players within their league can score points by completing the objective listed for the event.
  • League objectives include:
    • Collecting Specific Items
    • Defeating a Specific Enemy
    • Clearing a specific Time Attack Quest with the fastest times.
  • After the event is over, players can head to ARKS League Administrator Mimi to collect their reward.
  • ARKS Leagues are typically 3 hours long.

Collection File

  • Premium Set Users can now obtain up to 5 Collection Files
  • Distribution Periods and Cooldown Times will now be displayed on the Collection Files.
  • When obtaining a Collection Sheet from Pudding, it will now display your current and maximum number of collection files.
  • A message and sound effect will occur when any of the [required items] drop.

Item Lab

  • Adjusted the ordering of features in the Item Lab for added convenience.
  • Item Lab features will now be grouped underneath a header.
  • A new feature called [Potential Switching] has been added to the item lab.
  • This feature allows you to switch to another potential if the weapon contains several potentials.
  • You can switch to the other potential by paying items like Photon Spheres and Meseta.


  • The My Fashion chat commands lets you switch to one of your My Fashion presets.
    • /myfashion# (or) /mf#
    • example: /mf3
  • The Facial Expression chat command allows you to change your facial expression.
    • /face# (or) /fc#
    • example: /fc3
  • The Camera Eyes chat command also works with facial expressions.
    • /ce# on (or) /ce#
    • example: /ce2 on
    • From this example,  their eyes will look towards the camera as they smile.
  • Cut-ins will no longer temporarily reset your character's eyes when the /ce command is active.

Recycle Shop

  • The Limited-time SG Recycle Shop is now open!
  • This shop will be available until December 14th's Maintenance.

Scratch Updates

  • Added the (12x AC Scratch Drawing), the (11x AC Scratch Gold Drawing), and the (10x SG Scratch Drawing).
  • These drawings allow you to play the AC Scratch game (x) number of times in a single session. Adequate storage space is required to play.
  • Adjusted the UI to display the remaining number of scratches to obtain a Bonus Scratch Item.

Trigger Quests

  • Established a 3-minute re-acceptance period to redo a trigger quest due to disconnections.
  • You will also be given 3 chances to retry a quest if you were disconnected.
  • The re-acceptance period does not drain if you log out or disconnect from the server.
  • The person who initiated the quest will be able to play the quest again if they satisfy all the conditions below.
    • Their re-acceptance period has not expired.
    • They have not used up all their retries.
    • They have not cleared or failed the Trigger Quest.

Other Adjustments

  • It will now display the reason why a character creation file failed to save in the PC version.
  • The PS4 version will now direct you to the SEGA ID management page if you failed to complete your usage registration upon signing on.
  • Seraphy is now located near Revelle.
  • Jozsef and Barbara have been relocated to the 2F on the eastern side.
  •  [Event Chronicle] is now listed in Xiera's menu.
  • In Episode 4 Mode, Melrondia will appear regardless of your story progression for Daily Crafts.
  • Petite Rodos' description has changed to say that it appears in the Coast Field. This description change will be reflected in its Daily Order.
  • Pet personality descriptions will be listed on page 1.
  • The maximum number of pets you can have registered is now 20.
  • You can now view the pet's change of rarity prior to rarity evolving at the Pet Lab.
  • If you're trying to purchase an item in the Treasure Shop and you do not have enough Star Gems, a window will open confirming whether you want to purchase Star Gems.
  • Improved the precision and range in displaying the guide beacon for the ARKS Road.
  • Added [Elementary Lesson: Story Board] to the ARKS Road.
  • Added a pillar of light in the vicinity of the Enemy Spawning Point.
  • Made it easier to understand the distance and direction of the Enemy Spawning Point.
  • Made adjustments to improve the visibility of the player icon in the Radar Map.
  • Added Rideroid settings in Options. Rideroids will be available after 8/24.
  • Changed the weapons and attire of NPCs appearing in Beach Wars 2016.
  • Added outfits that qualify for the Costume Bonus in Beach Wars 2016.
  • Production-type Trigger Actions from Mags will no longer occur if the player has boarded an A.I.S.
  • After disembarking from the A.I.S. the camera will return to the state it was in prior to boarding.
  • Adjusted the contents of the TA Ranking's Interrupt Ranking rewards.
  • Made adjustments to the Friend Referral system so that the player ID can also be written in full-width digits.
  • Jean's [Grind Your Favorite Items!] and [Attribute Grind Your Favorite Items!] will now work with New-Type Weapons.

Daily Order Adjustment

  • Buffed the maximum possible EXP you can acquire through [Subdue Train Ghidoran] and [Subdue Type-15 Tank].

Weaponoid Potential Adjustments

The following Weaponoid Potentials will receive buffs to their power.

  • 跳空の撃 for Kazanou
  • 巌たる闘志 for Red Scorpio
  • 烈地の撃 for Strike Brute
  • 瞬拍の烈閃 for Blade Dance and Tenimusou
  • 究極の災い for Psycho Wand
  • 封龍の咆哮 for Dragon Slayer

Limit Drive Potential Adjustments

Limit Drive will receive the following buffs:

  • Power Buff at Level 1
  • Power Buff at Level 2
  • Relaxed PP Consumption at Level 2
  • Relaxed PP Consumption at Level 3


Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

▲▲ 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.
  • ARKS Leagues are typically 3 hours long. Check the event itself for details on its duration.


AC Scratch Revival Survey

AC Scratch Revival Survey

Players can now request which items they'd like to see revived in future scratches with the AC Scratch Revival Survey. In order to participate, you'll need to send out a tweet using a specific format of the item's name in Japanese.

Tweet Example

■ITEMNAME■をもう一度スクラッチに入れてください! #PSO2リバイバル

Please substitute the phrase "ITEMNAME" with the name of the item you wish to see revived. The item's name must be in Japanese and inserted between the two blocks (■). The #PSO2リバイバル hashtag is also required for all tweets requesting a revival. Please check out this link to see some examples on Twitter.

Items which were released as part of a collaboration with another work do not qualify for the AC Scratch Revival Survey.

Survey Period

  • August 10th @ 14:00 JST ~ August 21st @ 23:59 JST.

63 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (8/10/2016)”

    1. It's still under 50 gb, which is average for modern games.
      PSO2 is pretty small for an online game.

    2. I was sure this would be a big patch but not as much. But well… Story + New fields (Two or three + Free Exp) + Live Stage two songs and more… That's credible

    3. More questionable however is why didn't they put this on a pre-patch, given the patch size.

    4. That's what I was wondering too when they added Tier6. 18Gb at once, why not making two or three pre-patches? Guess they maybe don't really care…

    5. It's their network infra that gets overloaded when everyone tries to DL that shit at once, though…

      Probably a combination of barely making the deadline and adding finished assets for future content.

  1. I wonder why they didn't bother to present us with pre-patch first? This big file download approach kinda sudden

  2. Oh man well from not being a summoner I saved all my eggs that were 10 star and above. Unfortunately since the eggs were released in January I only collected about 10 eggs from hardcore farming… Well idk.. Haha hopefully have 20 eggs! Bright side is yay I get 2 grinders. I would understand 3 or 5 eggs for 1 grinder, but 10 is my whole bank space…. and my bank is full..

  3. 12497 files to be downloaded, using the newest Tweaker.

    I thought AIDA messed up the new patcher code (or I messed up somewhere myself), but a friend reported that he was downloading 12523 files using the OLD METHOD, total of 9GB.

    SEGA is causing us problems right now with this suddenly bloated patch that is DEFINITELY NOT 2.5GB.

    1. Did your friend tried the newest Tweaker first before he did proceed to Old Method?
      Because I was using the new Tweaker and it downloaded like 300+ files before I decided to cancel the process and try out old method using an older version of tweaker (and also using the same pso2 bin for those two tweakers) so I don't know if the 12k missing files via Old method is a result for trying the newest tweaker FIRST. And I am guessing your friend might have done the same.

      I don't know much about it, so yeah.

    2. The new Tweaker crashes the game for him, and the New Method from the previous versions forces a complete redownload of the whole game.

      He can only use the Old Method with a v3.0.9.1 Tweaker right now, and he hasn't touched the Quantum update system as well.

      My assumption is that SEGA's deliberately replacing a huge chunk of game files with this update.

    3. Only DLed like 2k files amounting to the listed 2.5 GB for me, though. It's something at your/his end.

  4. Hello, after trying the Tweaker's new QUANTUM SYSTEM update check, it found 12748 legacy files (11358 MB), and after it's done, I got 12,533 missing files. I'm just worried that 12,533 worth of files is kinda bit much for a 2.5gb update?

  5. yeah same numbet.
    Tweaker finds a bunch of files that it thinks that are "old and useless", and plain deletes them! now my pso2 fodder has 23gb. Tnx aida for deleting half of the game for no reason at all….now have to download 20gb again…sigh

  6. i try Quantum sys it say need 2040 file to download, but f'rgot the legacy size but its around 1200+ file

  7. I updated to tweaker v3.1.0.5, and after it brings up the prompt to download the PSO2 update, like 30 seconds later, tweaker says it can't find the previous update data, and begins the "QUANTUM SYSTEM" update check. Immediately after, i get the alert prompt that the PSO-World page and a pastebin page will be opened, yadda yadda…

    Anyone else having this issue? I see that others are able to download the files.

    Just trying to mod farm, yo.

  8. Found 130 legacy files: 478 MB.
    Couldn't find previous update data, starting from scratch.
    Found 2034 missing files.
    Redownloading missing files. about 2 GB

  9. Because you doesn't restore the story patch from the backup before.

    The quantium system DOESN'T the ENG PATCH, it only restore pso2 to vanilla mode.

  10. Download aborted for pso2download.exe! [WARNING!]
    Download aborted for pso2predownload.exe! [WARNING!]

    And my Folder are alrdy excluded. I even turned Windowds Defender Off.

  11. welp I got screwed by the quantum update so I have to downgrade in order to do a proper download of missing files unless I face doing the whole game again you fixed nothing Aida


    Updating with keeping the eng patch can make the game unstable.

    Why is too hard too be understanded, maybe buying a brain can resolve this?

    Just READ THIS: restore first english story patch and UPDATE

    More easy than this not exist.

    1. I'll have to contest to this, as I have reverted first to vanilla JP (ALL backups restored) and did a redundancy filecheck with the official launcher hours before the update was out.

      Yet I get a 9GB patch as well using Quantum system. Go figure.

      Some other people I consulted got the update normally, with Tweaker versions older than v3.0.9.x

  13. Great fucking quantum update, only 22000 files left to download after patching the game. Back to original launcher, not gonna trust tweaker with the cool new awesome feature that apparently wasn't properly tested because it'll probably screw it up again.

    1. They probably aren't lying though, I went to update my game fearing the worst based on all the comments, but it just downloaded the 2065 files needed. Its probably one of those weird things that happens to some but not everyone, just like the "new method" used to screw a lot of people up before (including me) downloading the whole game all over again.

    2. Cool story, just because you like the people who make the tweaker doesnt mean you have to lie for them. Have some dignity

    3. @Toshi

      lol. I don't know them, I don't care about them and I, consequently, I don't like them (nor do I dislike them, for that matter). You are either trying to troll or you're just incredibly dense, either way, have a nice day.

    4. So… Once more I didn't have the same file number as all. It downloaded 1990 files here (2.3Gb approx.). I've just logged out some minutes ago after checking the new AC and making gathering and stuff and no problem, if we except GN Field doing Phase 2 directly (And GG opening an error window but I could play without a single problem…. Stupid GG)

      Actually it seems to have a new version without all the Quantum stuff. Didn't update yet but let's guess it's a best thing to do…

    5. Don't think it's a lie. When Is started Tweaker two hours ago it told me there was a "new version" ( with a comment "Downgraded the Tweaker before Quantium, will be tested fully" blahblahblah. So I could update without a single problem.

      Not tried launching the game yet anyway, but I'll try very soon. I'm more worried about a problem with the new GN Field now…

    6. That's a cute tinfoil hat you're wearing Toshi mah boi.

      Take my word for it or don't, I don't actually *care* about your opinion so I'm not going to start posting screenshots or some shit.

    7. Not a lie, some team members got through it without problems others had varying amount of files to be redownloaded. Quantum lottery, lol.

  14. >Added a pillar of light in the vicinity of the Enemy Spawning Point.
    >Made it easier to understand the distance and direction of the Enemy Spawning Point.

    …was it really that hard to look at the minimap…? maybe sega should make minimap the default instead of the close-in radar. that mode's hardly useful anyway.

    1. Not really relevant, but I love keeping the mini map zoomed in, especially in the Earth areas, because finding the enemies based on only their general direction is like a fun game of "hide and seek then beat the crud outa them"

    2. Judging on my hundreds of TD runs, I think the PROPER question is "What percentage of the playerbase is mentally stunted".

    3. Touché; not too long ago I saw a PUG fail TD2…

      Truly a sight to make a cheerful man slit his wrists on a fine summer morning. (._.)

    4. By the way how to use this /face? I mean, what to put after? Never took time to use this kind of thing so…

      /face Imlost

      Anyway the /mf is useful.

    5. Err, sorry to disappoint you because apparently i remembered it wrong. It's /ci7 which only affect cut in and using normal expression. Sigh…i should sleep properly before posting any comment.

    6. the new system let's you use the camera eyes folllow chat command with different expressions, like joy, sad, angry, etc.
      It's similar to /ci NW but this one has the eyes tracking your camera.
      It's good for ppl that like to make movies in the game.
      Probably a whole community this game is unaware of, with ppl recreating their favorite animes/movies/shows/making up original stuff, al while using in game tech.
      There's even a block dedicated to it ^^b

  15. My friend is having issues with trying to update his PSO via Tweaker. It's error code 640 and he has done what it instructed him to do. He even tried to restore to Japanese before updating. Anyone have a solution for this?

    1. Error 640 means you have the wrong client version.
      You shoul;d update with the game's native launcher, and then apply things with the tweaker once the game is running.
      Also worth mentioning that tweaker had update issues as of late, they are fixed now though.
      good luck!

    2. Thank you so much 😀 He was able to update but is not scared of applying the English patch xD Poor guy.
      Thank you for the reply 🙂

  16. I don't attempt to spoil anyone that haven't finished the actual Storyboard but…

    Damn Matoi is finally back and the only moment she meets Hitsuji and Al is the only one we're not with them. (Fatality —)
    Curious to know if she'll search for us and'll be happy of won't care.

    1. She was visiting nostalgic places on her way to reporting to Sierra and accidentally stumbled upon them screaming. Looked like she was just released. Also, Aru had a feeling as if he saw her previously.

    2. Yes i noticed that too. But still… No matter when she was out of the Cold, she's not a prisonner. She should have five minutes to contact [Player] x) (Or she's not aware we're out too…)

  17. Uh, I was wondering… Are my ears mad or Quna have changed her voice? I don't hear her the same as before…

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