PSO2 JP: EPISODE 5 Maintenance and Patch (7/26/2017)

Journey to the parallel world of Omega and become a Hero in PSO2’s Episode 5 update!

Episode 5 Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 7/26/2017 @ 1:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 7/25/2017 @ 12:55 PM ~ 4:00 AM EDT

Episode 5 Patch

  • Launcher: Version 05.00.00
  • Client: ver. 5.0001.0
  • Patch Size: 3.1 GB (PC) / x.xx (PS4) / 11GB (Vita)

PlayStation Vita players may find themselves with insufficient space when downloading the Episode 5 patch. To circumvent this issue, the PSO2 application must be deleted and redownloaded from the Playstation Store.

Discover which outfits will be eligible for the upcoming Beach Wars PSE Bonus at our new Summer Costumes page.

 

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Patch Notes

Class & Weapon Update

  • New Class Added: Hero
  • New Photon Arts for Sword, Twin Machine Guns, and Talis when playing Hero.

 

~ Summer Lobby (July 26th – September 6th) ~

World

  • Added a new world: Omega

Limited Time Emergency Quest

  • Available until September 6th.
Quest Name Field Difficulty Lv. Req.
Beach Wars 2017! Coast Normal Lv.1+
Hard Lv.20+
Very Hard Lv.40+
Super Hard Lv.50+
Extra Hard Lv.70+

*The quest has a special PSE called “Costume Bonus” when wearing the qualify costumes. Check Summer Costumes for costumes that qualify.

Client Orders

  • Updated Client Orders
  • Added Limted Time Client Orders to Xie (Summer 2017).
  • Added Client Orders to current and new NPCs
  • Changed the area that unlocks with Koffie’s Client Order [適正能力審査試練・白ノ領域]. Clearing the order will now unlock Floating Facility and Tokyo Area
  • Changed the unlocking conditions for Tiea’s and Alis’ Client Orders
  • Changed the color of the icon for items requested by NPCs for the following characters:
    • Kressida
    • Franca
    • Faina

Bingo Card

  • Added New Bingo Card: Summer 2017 Bingo

Collection File

  • Added New Collection File: Beach 2017 Collection

Training Quest

  • Added New Training Quest: Hero Basics

Interrupt Event

  • Added a new Interrupt Event

Partner Cards

  • Added a new Partner Card: Stratos

 

Partial New Item Listing

 

Story Update

  • Added Episode 5 Prologue and Chapter 1
  • You can switch between Ep4 and Ep5 at Xiera

Class Counter

  • Increased the amount of My Sets you can have to 15.
  • Added Recommended Skill Tree to each Class.

Quest Counter

  • Quests which require a subclass level, will use the main class level as reference for Hero
  • You can now match up with players across multiple blocks

Quest Types

  • Added Main Quest [Ep5]
  • Added Omnibus Quest [Ep1~3]

*Only Episode 1 of Omnibus Quest will be added this update.

ARKS Road

  • Removed some lessons and added new ones. Changed some of the reward items.

ARKS Lobby

  • Altered the Lobby and changed the location of certain NPCs
  • Added a catapult to the Main Gate Area.
  • The Character List on the Lobby Map will now show “Name / Title”.
  • The order of the Character List will be in Japanese alphabetical order.

Character Creations and Makeover Salon

  • Updated the accessory slider for a more precise placement of accessories.
  • Added the ability to use the same accessory more than once.
  • Using a fashion-related ticket on two characters will enable that product for all of your characters.

*If the condition is met before maintenance it’ll be registered to all your characters. Characters that used the ticket and were deleted do NOT count towards the condition.

Storage Unit

  • Changed the design of icons on some storage units.
  • Added a new Storage Box: Material Storage
  • Only items classified as “Order Item/Material” will be allowed to be stored in it.

Potential  Abilities

  • Added new potentials

AC Shop

  • Added Material Storage (30 Days)
  • Added Material Storage (90 Days)

AC Scratch

  • Added [Scratch Exchange Ticket] for an item you wish to have from the AC Scratch.

Badge & Memory Exchange Shop

  • Added Weapono! Memory Exchange Shop
  • Added Episode Zero Memory Exchange Shop
  • Added 5th Anniversary Exchange Shop – Second Half (Until August 9th)

Recycle Shop

  • Added new items

Class Excube Exchange Shop

  • Added new items

My Room Shop

  • Updated product list

Pyroxene / Spellstone Exchange Shop

  • The shops will be combined, and shop list organized to fit.
  • The Shop Clerk will change based on if you are in a odd or even block
    • Even: [ノートブルガ]
    • Odd: [ラインブルガ]

Treasure Shop

  • Updated product list

Skill Ring Shop

  • Added new item

Casino Prize Counter

  • Added items to the limited Prize List at the Casino Counter.

Other Changes

  • Adding Quick Play feature for the PC version. This allows you to play the prologue section while installing the game for the first time.
  • Enemies far away will now display in [Mining Base Defense] for the PC/PS4 version.
  • For the PC and PS4 version, holding down the Shift Key while selecting a Lobby Action in the Quick Menu will do opposite gender’s.
  • Changed the shadow rendering method for the Vita version.
  • Added new trophies for the PS4/Vita version.
  • Changed some of the Terms of Use messages in the PS4 version.
  • Changed the design of the game launcher.
  • Changed the icon on the Radar Map for some Boss Enemies
  • Changed specifications to provide a faster timing for updates in regards to the number of participants in a quest.
  • For “chargeable objects”, we made it easier to know when the charge is complete.
  • Increased the carryout limit of Casino Coins from 30,000 to 10,000,000.
  • Enabled the ability to use the Recycle Shop in Campship.
  • During Live Events, some Lobby Objects will be hidden.
  • Removed the level restrictions of selling / trading Photon Art Discs
  • The Weapon Camo [*The Merry Cannon] will now support Swords as well as Launchers.
  • Added a chance for Hero to become an equippable class with “Great Success” through weapon extending.
  • Partner cards acquired with episode 5, will apply to the entire account.

Balance Adjustments

Find all the Balance Adjustments here!

The Hero Class Preview post has been updated to cover Hero Client Orders and Skill Tree. Some information needs to be verified, please submit a comment with screenshots so that we may add the missing information as soon as possible.


Summer 2017 Bingo
  Objective Note
A-1 Talk to Stratos Main Gate
A-2 Defeat Enemy: Doluahda Lv.1+
A-3 Clear Client Order:
[エネミーあふれるイベント?] 

Xie

A-4 Play Mesetan Shooter Casino
A-5 Clear Client Order:
[サマーイベント計画、始動!] 
Xie
B-1  Defeat Enemy: Seglez’n Lv.1+
B-2  Talk to Shirona Main Gate
B-3  Drink any drink Action 
B-4  Go Fishing  Action
B-5  Clear Client Order:
[難易度制限解放訓練・Ⅰ] 

Koffie

C-1  Clear Quest: [Beach Wars 2017!] Quest
C-2

 Clear Client Order:
[イベントに待ったをかけたのは?] 

Xie
C-4  Defeat Enemy Varadinan Lv.1+
C-5  Send a Good Job to a Player Action
D-1  Defeat Enemy Tarvolpus Lv.1+
D-2  Talk to Astarte Main Gate
D-3  Talk to Lachesis Main Gate
D-4  Talk to Alma Bridge
D-5 Clear Client Order:
[イベント予定地に近寄る不穏な影]
Xie
E-1 Clear Client Order:
[マグライセンス授与申請試練] 
Koffie
E-2 Clear Client Order:
[探索許可申請試練・Ⅰ]
Koffie
E-3 Defeat Enemy Strahda Lv.1+
E-4  Clear Client Order:
[イベントの準備をしたいのに!]
Xie
E-5  Talk to Sophia  Franka’s Cafe

Contribution by Lostbob117

 

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 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.

Become A Hero Campaign

Clear the following Client Orders during the campaign period to win several prizes!

Campaign Period

  • July 26th ~ August 23rd Maintenance

Client Order Conditions

(1) Clear the following Client Order:

(2) Clear the following Client Order:

Campaign Rewards

Campaign Reward for Condition (1)

  • 100 Star Gem Ticket
  • +100% Tribooster
  • Bonus Key Rappy F

Campaign Reward for Condition (2)

  • Color Change Pass
  • +100% Tribooster
  • +40% Ability Affixing Success

Prize Expiration Date

  • Available instantly but expires September 23rd.

 

Episode 5 Login Campaign

Login on the specified days to claim rewards from the Visiphone.

Login Day Present
July 27
ボーナスキー東京【銀】
Bonus Key Tokyo [Silver] ×1
July 28
レアドロップ倍率+250%
+250% Rare Drop Booster ×1
July 29
経験値獲得15000
15000 EXP Ticket × 3
July 30
ハーフドール】
Half Doll ×1
July 31
エステ無料パス
Free Salon Pass× 1
Aug 1
ボーナスキー東京【金】
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] ×1

You have until 23:59 JST on the appointed day to claim your item!

 

AC Shop Bargains

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

Item Package Contents Price
半額ACスクラッチ券
Half-Priced AC Scratch Ticket
Half-Priced AC Scratch Ticket 100 AC
アイテムパック拡張5個セット
Item Pack Expansion Set
Item Pack Expansion 10 Slots (x5) 1,600 AC
素材倉庫利用30日
Material Storage Ticket (30 Days)
Material Storage Ticket (30 Days)
*This Sale will last until 9/6 Maintenance
1,000 AC

※Each bundle is limited once per account.

 

Spend AC, Get Items #43

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

Campaign Period

  • July 26th ~ July 30th

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Spend 500+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +100% Tribooster
  • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x3)

(2) Spend 2000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +100% Tribooster (x2)
  • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x5)

(3) Spend 5000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • White Rappy Suit
  • +30% Ability Affixing Success

(4) 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 August 30th.

 

PSO2 Day!

PSO2 Day
Aug 2nd ~ Aug 3rd @ 23:59
Boost Event:
  • 2x Earned FUN
  • +100% EXP Boost
  • +1 Login Stamp Bonus
  • +100% Rare Drop Boost
  • +100% Gathering Fever Occ. Rate
Login Presents:
  • 22 Star Gem Ticket (x2)
  • Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]

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PSO2 JP: Maintenance (7/19/2017)

Notices

 

PlayStation Vita Players

  • The download version of Phantasy Star Online 2 will require a 32GB card after July 26th’s maintenance.

We’re just one week away from the launch of PSO2 Episode 5!

July 19th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 7/19/2017 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 7/18/2017 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

Boost Week

Boost Events

The following boosts will apply from now until July 26th’s maintenance.

  • +150% EXP Boost
  • +150% Meseta Boost
  • +150% Rare Drop Boost
  • +150% Rare Enemy Rate
  • +100% Challenge Mile Boost
  • +10% Old Type / Skill Ring / Unit Grinding Boost
  • +10% Ability Affixing Success Rate
  • +15% NT Grinding EXP
  • Casino Super Boost for All Casino Games
    • Check Google Calendar for Super Boost Schedule.

In addition, the Recycle Shop will experience a 20% OFF discount. This will not apply to SG Recycle / Crafting Shop / Class Excube Exchange.

Item Rewards

The following items will be distributed this maintenance:

  • Casino Coin Pass (x5)
  • Lambda Grinder (x30)
  • Photon Sphere (x30)
  • +40% Ability Affixing Success (x1)
  • 100 SG Ticket (x1)
  • 30 SG Ticket (x1)
  • 1 SG Ticket (x9)

 

Update Notes

Emergency Quest Rematch

  • 大海に顕れし鋼鉄の巨艦 (Quintessence of Steel)
  • Accessible to players who’ve cleared Magisterial Onslaught on XH.
  • Requires Main and Subclass level 80.

 

Unrelated Notice

Episode 5 will be releasing on July 26th! Due to this, some of the terminologies used in previous articles will change to match the English Patch. This will primarily affect (XofY) Hero photon arts, character names, and some Buster Quest terminology.

 

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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 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.

 

Buy Premium Set Campaign #18

Players who purchase premium set tickets will receive Bonus Keys and Casino Coin Passes.

Campaign Period

  • July 19th ~ September 6th (Maintenance)

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Purchase a 30 Day Premium Set (1,300 AC) during the campaign period to receive:

  • +100% Tribooster
  • Casino Coin Pass (x2)
  • Tokyo Bonus Key (Silver)

(2) Purchase a 90 Day Premium Set (3,300 AC) during the campaign period to receive:

  • +150% Tribooster (x3)
  • Rappy Fever Bonus Key
  • Tokyo Bonus Key (Gold)

Purchasing different premium sets during the campaign period qualifies you for each of the respective prizes.

※Premium Sets must be purchased to qualify. Using previously acquired sets will not count towards the campaign.

Prize Expiration Date

  • Available instantly but expires October 7th

 

Spend AC, Get Items #42

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

Campaign Period

  • July 19th ~ July 23rd @ 23:59

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Spend 500+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +100% Tribooster
  • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x3)

(2) Spend 2000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +100% Tribooster (x2)
  • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x5)

(3) Spend 5000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • Rappy Suit
  • +30% Ability Affixing Success

(4) 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 August 24th.

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PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (7/12/2017)

July 12th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 7/12/2017 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 7/11/2017 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

July 12th Patch

  • Launcher: Version 04.00.03
  • Client: ver. 4.1001.3
  • Patch Size: 27 MB (PC)

What’s Coming Up Next

  • Quintessence of Steel (Yamato Rematch Quest)
    • Releases July 19th, 2017
    • Can be cleared only once per session.
    • Requires Main and Subclass level 80.
    • Available to players who clear [Magisterial Onslaught] on XH.
  • 5th Anniversary Accessory & Support Item Selection
    • Scratch Releases July 19th
    • Accessories, Hairstyles, Voice, and Lobby Action Revival.

Concerning Hero Mag

  • Shougai PSO whipped up some concept art explaining Hero Mag. Take note of the stats in the before and after picture.

PSO2 Station: Phantasy Star Festa in Nagoya

 

PSO2 Station Schedule

PSO2 Station Topics

  • PSO2 Cosplay Show
  • More Episode 5 News
  • New PSO2 Merchandise Info
  • Q&A Session
  • Mini Concert (Takenobu Mitsuyoshi & Runblebee!)
  • Guest: Haruka Yoshimura (Annette’s VA)

 

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Extra Boost

Extra Boost is a new addition to the ARKS Battle Chronicle that increases a boost each time we surpass a certain amount of points. As we reach each threshold, the boost will become stronger, granting us with more EXP, meseta, and rare drop rate. The boost will apply to enemies as well, since they’ll receive more ATK and DEF.

[Enemy Boost]

  • Applies a boost to enemies on Extra Hard.

[Tri Boost]

  • Applies a boost to players on ALL difficulties.

This event will begin after maintenance and rotate to each limited quest with the following schedule.

Date Quest Name
July 12th(Post-Maint) Sp. Training : Episode1
July 13th Sp. Training : Episode2
July 14th Sp. Training : Episode3
July 15th Sp. Training : Episode4
July 16th ~ July 19th(Pre-Maint) Sp. Training : Episode1~4
July 19th(Post-Maint) Sp. Training : Episode4
July 20th Sp. Training : Episode3
July 21st Sp. Training : Episode2
July 22nd Sp. Training : Episode1
July 23rd ~ July 26th(Pre-Maint) Sp. Training : Episode1~4
July 26th(Post-Maint) Sp. Training : Episode1
Sp. Training : Episode1~4
July 27th Sp. Training : Episode2
Sp. Training : Episode1~4
July 28th Sp. Training : Episode3
Sp. Training : Episode1~4
July 29th ~ July 30th(23:59) All Limited Quests
July 31st Sp. Training : Episode4
Sp. Training : Episode1~4
Aug 1st ~ Aug 2nd(Pre-Maint) Sp. Training : Episode1
Sp. Training : Episode1~4
Aug 2nd(Post-Maint) Sp. Training : Episode2
Sp. Training : Episode1~4
Aug 3rd Sp. Training : Episode3
Sp. Training : Episode1~4
Aug 4th Sp. Training : Episode4
Sp. Training : Episode1~4
Aug 5th ~ Aug 9th(Pre-Maint) All Limited Quests

Summer 2017 Bingo
  Objective Note
A-1 Talk to Stratos Main Gate
A-2 Defeat Enemy: Doluahda Lv.1+
A-3 Clear Client Order:
[エネミーあふれるイベント?] 

Xie

A-4 Play Mesetan Shooter Casino
A-5 Clear Client Order:
[サマーイベント計画、始動!] 
Xie
B-1  Defeat Enemy: Seglez’n Lv.1+
B-2  Talk to Shirona Main Gate
B-3  Drink any drink Action 
B-4  Go Fishing  Action
B-5  Clear Client Order:
[難易度制限解放訓練・Ⅰ] 

Koffie

C-1  Clear Quest: [Beach Wars 2017!] Quest
C-2

 Clear Client Order:
[イベントに待ったをかけたのは?] 

Xie
C-4  Defeat Enemy Varadinan Lv.1+
C-5  Send a Good Job to a Player Action
D-1  Defeat Enemy Tarvolpus Lv.1+
D-2  Talk to Astarte Main Gate
D-3  Talk to Lachesis Main Gate
D-4  Talk to Alma Bridge
D-5 Clear Client Order:
[イベント予定地に近寄る不穏な影]
Xie
E-1 Clear Client Order:
[マグライセンス授与申請試練] 
Koffie
E-2 Clear Client Order:
[探索許可申請試練・Ⅰ]
Koffie
E-3 Defeat Enemy Strahda Lv.1+
E-4  Clear Client Order:
[イベントの準備をしたいのに!]
Xie
E-5  Talk to Sophia  Franka’s Cafe

Contribution by Lostbob117

contribution by Lostbob117

 

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 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.

 

Story Board Campaign #4

Campaign Period

  • July 5th ~ July 26th (Maintenance)

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Clear Story Board piece [177-C] to receive:

  • 100 Star Gem Ticket (x1)
  • Bonus Key Rappy F (x1)
  • Phantom Emblem (x1)

You can trade in the 幻創の証 (Phantom Emblem) for an Avatar Weapon Camo at Zieg’s Emblem Exchange Shop.

Prize Expiration

  • Available instantly but expires August 26th

 

 

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