Face Deus Esca Zephyros In PSO2’s April Update

~ April 19th, 2017 ~

 

Deus Esca Zephyros

Face the divine wrath of Deus Esca Zephyros in the [Phantom God of Creation] Emergency Quest! The ARKS head to the Phantom continent, which suddenly surfaced in the Pacific Ocean. There, God awaits those
who would challenge his will atop the great Yggdrasil Tree.

 

Repel the remnant forces of Adam’s angelic army and race to the top with the help of Dash Panels. Watch out for Deus’ skewering assault of spikes along your path. Quell Deus Esca in his final form and save this world from being born anew.

 

This Emergency Quest will only take place at pre-scheduled times and can be cleared only once on each ship per occurrence. A player’s main and sub class must be at least level 75 in order to play the quest on the Extra Hard difficulty.

 

Phantom God Collection

Be sure to grab one of the [Phantom God Collection] sheets before you head out to get one of the new Zeinesis series weapons. By collecting Qliphad Fuses from the quest, you can unlock a new potential or upgrade the weapons into the Qliphad series.

 

New ★14 Weapons

Additional ★14 weapons will be added to game’s drop list. As low as the drop rate may be, just think of how satisfying it’ll be when you finally get one! Not to mention, they have fairly unique potentials too. With their elemental and overlimit caps maxed out by default, you’ll be able to grind to +35 right away.

 

Battle Arena Skill System

Battle Arena is expanding with the addition of a Skill system. Three of these skills will be shown at the start of the match. Among the list, you can select only one skill for use during battle. Each skill has its own individual limit to the number of times it can be activated during the match.

 

Stun Shot スタンショット

  • Fires a projectile that stuns an enemy player.

 

Cure キュア

  • Fully recovers your HP.

 

Sprint スプリント

  • Increases character movement speed for a limited time.

 

Protection プロテクション

  • Reduces damage and applies resistance to status effects for a limited time.

 

PP Unlimited PPアンリミテッド

  • Drastically reduces PP consumption.

 

New Battle Arena Weapons

Jet Boots and Bullet Bows are making their way to the Battle Arena. These weapons can be obtained at random by mining at a Pick-Up Spot.

 

Jet Boots

Excelling at mobility, these weapons will allow you to reach high in the sky thanks to the addition of a double jumping ability. This weapon will feature one of two photon arts; [Strike Gust], which turns a vertical roundhouse kick into a drop kick through the shift action, or [Gran Wave] which pummels the enemy with high speed kicks allowing you to float away with the shift action.

 

Bullet Bows

A ranged weapon that plays an active part in mid/close range combat. If you charge its basic attack, you’ll fire arrows in 3 directions simultaneously. This weapon contains [Last Nemesis], a photon art that takes some time to activate, but can heavily damage the target.

 

Battle Arena Client Orders

Head to Klotho to pick up some Battle Arena client orders! You can unlock them by clearing [A Trial of Precious Time]. These client orders will task you with speaking to Koffie after you’ve won Ranked Matches.

 

4 vs 4 Ruleset: [ARKS BT 2017 Preliminaries]

A new ruleset will be available for a limited time to help players prepare for the ARKS Battle Tournament 2017. Limited to Password Matches, this ruleset will encompass the new weapons and skills added along with this update. ARKS who are interested in participating in the offline tournament, should use this quest to polish their skills!

 

Style Catalog

Introducing the Style Catalog, a new system where you can view, evaluate, and save the fashion choices of other characters! With this feature, your character can register a [Style] comprised of costumes, layered wear, and accessories. Prior to completing the process, you’ll have the choice of selecting a genre which represents the theme of your outfit.

 

[Sexy], [Intellectual], [Wild], [Elegant], and [Cute] are just some of the genres you can choose from. In addition, you can add up to 3 [Search Tags] for your outfit. Lastly, you’ll have the option of selecting a [Lobby Action] and [Expression] to pose in the outfit.

 

You’ll be able to see other character’s fashion choices by selecting the [Style Catalog] from the main menu. These styles can be sorted into three categories; by [Most Likes!] [Most Views] and [Newest Arrivals]. You can even search for styles based on their tags, genre, race, and gender. Once you find a fashion choice that you like, you can [Bookmark] it and save it as a [My Fashion] preset.

 

Players will be given the option to [Like!] an outfit using 4 different reactions. Doing so will net you FUN Points in return.

 

★13 Rappy Pet

The formerly limited Rappy pet will become available for all to obtain! This ★13 edition of the pet is as glamorous as ever, with stats beyond that of the original ★10 version.

 

Pet Rappy Client Order!

Pietoro will receive a new client order for defeating enemies with your pet Rappy. Complete it to earn a ★10 Bonus Egg!

 

More [My Fashion] Preset Slots

Premium Set users will receive an additional twenty slots for My Fashion presets.

 

Timed Ability Expansion

This update will add new timed abilities covering the [Mining Base] quests.

 

Long-Term Absence Notification

A new social feature will display whether a fellow Team Member or Friend hasn’t logged in for a while.

 

EXP Weapon-NT

An [EXP Weapon-NT] item will be added to the Recycle Shop. This weapon has a special ability that provides NT Grinding experience points when used as a fodder.

 

Extra Skill Tree Reset Pass Changes

The in-game currency used to purchase Extra Skill Tree Reset Passes will be switched from AC to Star Gems.

 

Weaponoid Potentials

Weapons such as [Fubuki Toushuu] and [Whipblade Paratizel] are receiving Weaponoid potentials. You can unlock these potentials by collecting [Weaponoid Boosters] from PSO2es.

 

Other Features

  • The limit on registered pets will be raised to 25 per character.
  • Mining Base Defense: VR is now accessible through a Quest Trigger.

 

Annette Returns!

Annette will reappear, joining Gene and Bruno in the lobby until June 7th! The PSO2es trio will offer up new client orders giving you more opportunities for obtaining Chip Fragments.

 

 Animal Promenade (AC Scratch)

Transform into cute animals with the help of new zoological layered wear and CAST parts! A floral kimono and casual capri pants will also be included among the scratch’s selection of outfits.

 

 

 ※Some sections contributed by wowowpenguins

 

30 thoughts on “Face Deus Esca Zephyros In PSO2’s April Update

  1. Finally something’s added to (somewhat) keep track of inactive players. Would much prefer a precise time/date of last login for keeping track of inactive players on my list but oh well.

  2. Whoa whoa whoa does that mean the Lavis Cannon a Force weapon? I don’t think satisfying would be the right word if I got one. More like horrifying.

    1. What else could the Lavis Cannon function as? The best thing I can come up with is a Gunlash + Wand camo. At least if you like Gunslashes, then your fury has some backing.

    2. Its still not as bad as what they did to the daylight scar. used to be one of the best twin daggers in psobb but it was reduced to a week as hell wired lance here

    1. The video shows it requiring 8 AC scratch items.

      Take that with a grain of salt until the patch is live, though; it’s not set in stone.

    1. Beast face-type ticket!

      Unfortunately, it’s from the bonus scratch, meaning that it’s untradeable and unmarketable; the only way to get it is to draw the AC scratch a certain number of times.

  3. That skill tree thing seems to not be a reset, but a skill tree transfer, removing an extra skill tree from one class and giving it to another. It’s likely it could double as a reset if you switched and switched it back but that’s kind of a waste of SG…

    1. I’m pretty sure you just need to switch the skill tree from the class to itself to reset it, but this is only useful if you’re already capped on extra trees.

    2. you can transfer skill tree to the same class. Just need to have more then one. Also if you have let’s say 2 hu and 1 fi tree, you can transfer from hu to fi, and then old fi’s tree to hu and have 2 trees reset that way.

  4. Um…. Hasn’t anyone noticed how demonically evil this update is? Not to get into a religious debate or upset anyone, but Phantasy star was a christian game. PS1 had Christian churches and the whole series is based on the bible. So what’s going on here? Am I the only one upset by this?

    1. We’ve had:
      Giant mutli-armed stone war god
      Giant royal bird-knight-sorcerer-thing
      Giant multi-faced evil god
      Giant demonic toy castle
      Giant insect with phallic laser
      Giant world-destroying flower-knight God
      Evil recreation of a legendary Japanese battleship
      Giant *thing* which is the fusion of a woman and an ancient evil entity

      And only *now* you’re complaining about “demonic” stuff? :VV

    2. Ok, true. There is bad and there is BAD though I think. There is a line, and this one is just too far across it. Alot I can think of as just Japanese culture and their odd quirkiness, but not this. I just feel that there are places you don’t go, and Sega just went there.

    3. I don’t think fighting a fictional cosmic entity that takes references from The Bible counts as blasphemous, unless you feel that doing this story can chip away at your faith that is. If that’s the case then you’re free to pretend this part doesn’t exist. Besides, the SMT and Persona series have dealt with this issue more extensively and I think they never once got in a trouble.

    4. The current chapter can be taken alot of ways but i do like a good philosophical challenge but i’m not sure if its ok to talk about the story chapters in full here without giving away too much. maybe i’ll find a reedit post about the subject. i do have mixed feelings about the direction of the story but i also find it equally fascinating.

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