PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (4/5/2017)

Tackle Episode 4’s final main story chapter in a thrilling update for PSO2!

April 5th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 4/5/2017 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 4/4/2017 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

April 5th Patch

  • Launcher: Version 04.00.03
  • Client: ver. 4.0802.2
  • Patch Size: 447 MB (PC) / xx (PS4) / 153 MB (Vita)

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Update Notes

Easter Lobby
April 5th ~ May 10th

 

Partial New Item Listing

 

New Partner Cards

  • Hitsugi
  • Kohri
  • Enga

Story Board

  • Added new Story Board events

Treasure Shop

  • Updated the Item Listing of the Treasure Shop

 

Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

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▲▲ Japanese Standard Time ▲▲
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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.

 

PlayStation 4 Anniversary Tweet Campaign

Players who tweet from the campaign page will receive Star Gems and booster items.

Campaign Period

  • April 5th @ 14:00 ~ April 26th @ 14:00 JST

Campaign Qualifications

Log into your SEGA ID and authorize Sega to tweet a message from your twitter account!

  • 100 Star Gem Ticket (x1)
  • +100% Tribooster (x2)
  • Free Salon Pass (x1)
  • Bonus Key: Tokyo [Silver] (x1)

A SEGA ID and Twitter Account are required to participate in this campaign.
Players will only qualify if they tweet from the official campaign page.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Mid May

Important Links

 

PlayStation 4 Anniversary Avatars

PlayStation 4 Avatars are now available!

 

Story Board Campaign 3

Clear the specified Story Board nodes to receive several prizes.

Campaign Period

  • April 5th ~ April 19th (Maintenance)

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Clear Story Board piece [161-C] to receive:

  • Evolution Device / Losher
  • +100% Tribooster (x2)
  • Free Salon Pass (x1)

(2) Clear Story Board piece [172-C] to receive:

  • Klothov M 238
  • Craftsman Seal (x10)
  • 40 Star Gem Ticket (x1)

Those who have met the campaign conditions prior to the campaign period will also qualify for the prizes.

Prize Expiration

  • Available instantly but expires May 20th

 

 

24 thoughts on “PSO2 JP: Maintenance and Patch (4/5/2017)

  1. “Episode 4’s final main story chapter”

    So these empty nodes in the storyline will be filled sometime between “next patch” after this one and EP5, I guess?

    Anyway, I hope this last Story quest will be as awesome as EP2’s.

    1. I can easily imagine we’ll travel in someone (Phaleg included) story in these nodes, as we “travel in time” in EP2 last chapter…

      Erf, we’ll then cut-off our “vacations” to fill the empty nodes 😀

    2. It will surely be fun to scroll through entire hosepipe of a storyboard for minutes before finding the back end of a theoretical timetravel somewhere in 023-C

    3. Yeah… But what can I say more? It’s made for that or it’s just “holes” to “simulate” days passing between two events? But it have no sense.

    4. With the story nicely concluding itself, and brief reports on future of all survived characters, I’d rather believe the holes were punched completely at random.

    1. Time to start a war!

      Ep2Ch5 was actually the best chapter in the entire story so far.
      And Reda the named NPC with the most interesting backstory.

    2. Search for him on you mini-map, he’s on the Shop Area. He’s a Ranger Newman with pink hair and a patch in the nose.

      And he doesn’t have a PC so he’s useless, just fun to talk with but that’s all…

      … Well, I say that but I don’t hate him anyway.

  2. That was kinda underwhelming. I guess nothing can really topple EP2 climax, but at least it’s not a predictable parade of cliches like EP3.
    I like EP4 story, I think it was the right direction for the game.

    1. – Ardem is just a downgrade Luther
      – Everyone is sucking Bakatsugi’s metaphorical dick, worse than even Player-chan
      – Bakatsugi managed to talk-no-jutsu Mother and a fucking God
      – Ending is everyone is alive and happy, even former clusters

      And you said EP4 is not a parade of cliches ? It has almost every cliche known to mankind put together in one giant shitshow.

      EP3 isn’t even resolved yet since PD is actually still alive and kicking. Why do you think Xiao being a shut-in during the entirety of EP4 ?

    2. He is both Adam and Ardem, and Abe no Seimei and Paracelsus, etc etc.
      He basically has a lot of names and was a lot of people. But to the very end, no one ever figured out that he was Adam.

  3. Wow all these trolls. I bet you people are from 4chan or something. Between all the swearing and passive aggressiveness there is not a single argument towards how it is bad presented.
    EP4 is for the most part fantastic, Hitsugi is a great secondary protagonist with a lot of character development and Erdem is one of the better written villains in the recent years with clear and relatable goal but unacceptable means to reach it.

    1. What I don’t understand is how fussy and upset people get. I mean, sure you can like Phantasy Star, but man do people get rowdy. I personally enjoyed EP4 because of the Story Board system that streamlined the progression, along with the way the care they put into all the cutscenes- even the ones where they’re not doing much. I also really liked seeing the parallel between the Phantasy Star world and their version of Earth, and it was fun to play with the idea that all of us (in some whacked out meta sort of way) are taking part of something bigger, as players of PSO2 along with the pretend-Earth.

      What I will say is that it’s true that it was pretty predictable, along with a lot of stereotypical character tropes that do kind of take you out of it a little. Crazy wildcard sort of characters like Phaleg however, provide a lot of interest to the story and have chances to become more interesting in the future. I wouldn’t say that the writing was spectacular, and it was pretty darn cheesy at times, but I also wouldn’t say that I didn’t have fun playing EP4. It’s a shame that ending felt pretty lackluster though, especially with Mother having felt like a climax to the action and then the Ardem/Adam fight didn’t really exceed it. That, and you could see his betrayal coming from a lightyear away, I literally said out loud to myself he was evil the moment he first showed up in the story.

      I’m pretty sure people are just upset and want some kind of continuation or revisit to previous Phantasy Star locales and events. I know I kind of miss the room-by-room activating and switches and stuff of older Phantasy Star games instead of all these really big open areas all the time. There’s a lot of opportunities for PSO2 to bring out a mix of the old with the new that would probably turn out pretty cool, rather than making purely new story content.

      Strange how people can play games so unhappily though, given that all we can do is enjoy it for what it is and hope it gets better. Along with that, it’s not like we’re being forced to pay anything to play PSO2 either. That said, it isn’t wrong to voice an opinion and I guess some people just don’t like the direction Sega’s taking the PSO2 storyline.

      Thing is, though- the Phantasy Star story has always been full of cliches no matter which game you’re talking about. It’s the setting and events that made the Phantasy Star series as a whole interesting, if you were to ask me.

    2. Wow troll! You didn’t provide any arguments yourself you know.

      Anyway TL;DR of ep4: 1/3 of ep4 you enjoy Peeping on Shitsugi The Anime which is on par with PSO2 The Anime aka complete utter shit, 1/6 you meet old characters which is really refreshing after a long break of ep4 shittiness, 1/3 of nothing happens with Shitsugi being the focus again and 1/6 of actually something happening that you already don’t care about because 5/6 of ep4 was so.damn.fucking.good. And don’t forget the cliche bullshittery where villain appears and you can only watch because… because fuck immersion, it’s not about you enjoying the game, it’s about you watching ep4 director shitting fresh turd that you’re supposed to enjoy.

      Argument: Player-chan/kun is a secondary… no, tetriary character almost removed from the stage so that you can enjoy another season of crappy anime, now in-game version.

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