PSO2’s New Extreme Quests Test The Might of Experienced Players

~ March 22nd 2018 ~

EP5: Chapter 3

Harriet and company deliberate on how to handle the future of the Verun Empire. Amid the discussion, a Devil Castle suddenly emerges in the Cuent Canyon with an army of Winged Darkers! Following the destruction of the castle, the hero is thrust into a flashback of Luther and a young Harriet.

 

Darker Busters

Gene will appear in the lobby in her Season 2 apparel to celebrate PSO2es’ 4th anniversary! Fellow Darker Busters, Bruno and Annette, will return alongside her. Assist them with their client orders to earn [Chip Fragment 2018] exchange items. Trade them in at Gene’s Exchange Shop for some new PSO2es themed items.

 

Premium Set Bonuses

A batch of new features for Premium Set users is coming in the update. Spruce up your screenshots and videos with new filters and lighting effects!

 

Screen Filter Settings

Add stunning new effects to your gameplay footage with sepia, monochrome, dot, and vintage screen filters.

※These filters are not available on the PlayStation Vita version of the game.
※PC users are required to have their Shader Settings set to [High Quality] through the Launcher in order to use this feature.

 

Custom Lighting Settings

Three Custom Lighting settings will be accessible by Premium Set users. Adjust their position, color, and intensity to illuminate your character!

※These settings are not available on the PlayStation Vita version of the game.
※PC users are required to have their Shader Settings set to [High Quality] through the Launcher in order to use this feature.

 

Premium Triboost

Premium Set users will be given an exclusive +50% Triboost effect, separate from the other boost effects available in the game. Use this to your advantage to further increase your Rare Drop, EXP, and Meseta boost percentages!

 

Premium Drink 2 Effects

Premium Drink 2 has expanded with additional effects, such as reduced PP consumption and increased PA damage. 

 

Extreme Training: Terran Phantoms

A new five-stage Extreme Quest will challenge players to prove their worth under the new Expert Player requirements. Play it solo or grab up to three other friends to carve your way through the likes of Aratron Phemut and Deus Hunas. Scape Dolls, Half Dolls, and even the Dark Blast ability will be forbidden from use during the quest. ★13 Invade-NT series weapons have a chance of dropping for skilled players who make it through.

 

Solo Training: Phanatical Phantoms

A solo version of the aforementioned Extreme Quest will be released as well, with changes to some of the spawning enemies. This highly difficulty quest is perfect for testing the strength of your characters. Like Terran Phantoms, use of Scape Dolls, Half Dolls, and Dark Blast are not permitted.

 

ARKS Handbook

The ARKS Handbook, hosted by Leontina, will guide players in learning how to efficiently level up, upgrade their equipment, and earn meseta. She will be located at the counter to the left of the main gate.

 

Early Gaming Portion Improvements

Newcomers will encounter a more streamlined experience as they travel through the early portions of the game.

  • [EP 1 ~ 3] mode will be removed, making [EP 4 ~ 5] the only mode available. Players who wish to experience Episodes 1 ~ 3 can do so via Omnibus Quests.
  • New characters will be able to start [Episode 5] mode when they head to the bridge after clearing [Forest Exploration].
  • You can now unlock new fields without needing permission from Koffie. A list of the new unlocking conditions has been provided through this page.

 

Omnibus Quest Improvements

Free Fields that are required in order to progress through Omnibus Quests are now conveniently available through the Omnibus Quest menu.

 

Accessory Ticket Improvements

A recent change allowed fashion-related items to become available to the entire account, if the player used the same ticket on two different characters. Thanks to the magic of Sega’s programmers, you can now use two iterations of the same ticket on a single character. Furthermore, in the item details field, you’ll now be able to check the usage state of a ticket.

 

Other Changes

Buster Quest Adjustments

  • Increased the number of drops for Buster Medals in Free Match
  • Buster Medals will now be able to drop in Main Match.
  • Changed the Buster Point cap from 3000 to 3500.

Due to these changes, [Main Match Advanced (Grade 3+)] will now state that it requires “3000+” Buster Points.

 

Galaxy Étoile (AC Scratch)

The latest scratch to hit PSO2’s servers is a mixed collection of dancer clothing, skeletal jackets, and blacksmith uniforms.

 

ステラメモリーズ [Ou][Ba][In] | Stella Memories
ダメージジーンズ [Ba] | Ripped Jeans
ダンサーズビキニ [In] | Dancer Bikini
コープスパーカーM [Ou] | Corpse Parka M
上なしカーゴパンツ[Ba] | Topless Cargo
ペイントタンク [In] | Painted Tanktop
スミスサロペット[Ba][In] | Smith Salopette
スミシークロース[Ba][In] | Smithy Clothes
ジオメトリウイング | Geometric Wing

 

6 thoughts on “PSO2’s New Extreme Quests Test The Might of Experienced Players

  1. it will forever be a question why they bother adding things like dark blast if they’re going to lock it out all the time.

    1. Well, for that partixular EXQuest, it’s for the challenge aspect. Think of it like how Heaven and Hell GUTS HP values for everything,

    2. “lock it out all the time”
      Haven’t seen it locked anywhere else.
      Tho I think they’ll take away dark blast when Episode 5 ends. Well, cuz Profound Darkness revives when all Dark Falzes gathered inside one host [according to Double’s words in the end of Ep3]. We’ve got Elder, Loser [in April] and seems like apprentice in June/July…

      So either Double will suck Falzes away from MC and tries to possess Harriet as host.
      or
      We get their form too in the end and Profound Darkness revives from withing MC [referring to persona being a host for PD] and we fight it again inside Akashic Records.

    3. Dark Blast is here to stay… Putting so much resources into a system to dump it at the end of the episode would be, in a word, retarded.
      The important thing to keep in mind is one of Sega’s core ideas behind making DB: It’s supposed to be something that anyone can call on in a tight situation to get them out. That’s why it has such a disgusting amount of HP, and why it charges faster the longer you’re in a quest.
      Thus, it makes sense that in a quest like this, designed to be a test of your skill as a player, they’d disable Dark Blast, a feature designed to function as something of a crutch for less-skilled players (while still having use for higher-skilled ones).

    4. The DB is only there to add a little fun in a game that becomes deeply boring. But unfortunately, it’s even more boring with the DB…

  2. So wait, 3-part costumes will now be available account-wide when used? Seriously? 😮 This could make me want to play again

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