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Phantasy Star Online 2

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: SEGA
Release Date: Soring 2020

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'Phantasy Star Online 2' (ALL) Xbox One Closed Beta Next Weekend

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2020 @ 4:06 p.m. PST

Phantasy Star Online 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer action RPG set in the Year 238, the New Era of Light, where players will join a new band of Arks in the fight against mysterious D-Arkers, embarking on another epic adventure of infinite possibilities!

All stories and content, and especially the fan-favorite epic battles with their huge number of enemies, will be included in this free-to-play release.

Players of PSO2 become a member of a research expedition called "Arks," which belong to a fleet of interplanetary cruising ships, setting out to a research a variety of different planets. Visiting places for the mission (quest) always evolves into a fresh and surprising adventure, including auto-generated maps, sudden events, and a Multiplayer Party Area, where up to 12 players can play together simultaneously. 

Each planet and quest is an encounter with different characters and battles with enemies. Its easy control systems allow for intense exhilaration in battles as well as highly strategic and customizable actions.

Gigantic boss enemies are also waiting for their time to challenge you with their towering body that covers the whole screen. Team up with other players against epic bosses!

SEGA Games announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will begin closed beta testing for the upcoming North American version on Xbox One on Friday, February 7th at 5:00pm PST (8:00pm EST) ending Sunday, February 9th at 12:00am PST (3:00am EST).

This closed beta test will introduce North American players to the PSO2 game world with fully localized text and character voices in English. Players who participate will retain their progress from the closed beta test and those who answer the call during “Urgent Quests” have a chance to obtain special in-game rewards that can be used when the game launches.

Players are invited to explore numerous worlds with friends and experience PSO2’s unparalleled action combat and character customization. Choosing from four unique races and nine classes, players can join forces with up to eleven other operatives at a time to experience unforgettable battles and boss fights. 
Beta testers will also have a chance to claim the following special rewards after logging in:

  • Requirement Rewards
  • first login Photon Halo B (Accessory)
  • Beauty Salon Free Pass (Consumable)
  • daily rewards EXP Boost +50% (x3), Rare Drop Boost +50% (x3), Meseta Boost +50% (x3) (Consumables)  

In addition, special events called Urgent Quests are scheduled for the following times:

February 7th

Time (PST) Urgent Quest
8:00 – 8:30pm Cradle of Darkness
10:00 – 10:30pm Giant Automata: The Awakening

February 8th

Time (PST) Urgent Quest
7:00 – 7:30am Cradle of Darkness
1:00 – 1:30pm Giant Automata: The Awakening
5:00 – 5:30pm Cradle of Darkness
8:30 – 9:00pm The Raging Obsidian Arm
9:00 – 9:30pm Elder of the Unfathomable Abyss  

By participating in the Urgent Quests, players will receive these special rewards when the game launches:

Requirement Rewards

  • complete 1 Urgent Quest Photon Halo C (Accessory), Triboost +100% (Consumable)
  • complete 2 Urgent Quests Photon Halo A (Accessory), Triboost +100% (Consumable)
  • complete 3 Urgent Quests Mag Dreamcast (Evolution Device), Triboost +100% (Consumable)
  • complete 4 Urgent Quests Coated Edge (Weapon Camo), Triboost +100% (x10) (Consumable)  

In honor of the North American kickoff, there will be a special in-game concert featured on Saturday night, February 8th at 8:00pm PST for all players. Concertgoers can meet in the Ship’s Shopping Plaza for a memorable performance and receive multiple buffs afterwards - a community experience not to be missed!

Players can secure their spot now for the closed beta test for Xbox One. Find out how at or with the Xbox Insider Hub for Xbox One or Windows 10!

Once the app is installed, here’s how to register for the game:

  1. Launch the Xbox Insider Hub on an Xbox One or Windows 10 device
  2. From the main dashboard, select “insider content”
  3. Under “games,” select “Phantasy Star Online 2”
  4. Select “join” to register

When the PSO2 Closed Beta begins, registrants will be notified via Xbox Live message.

Create Your Own Character with the Ultimate "Character Creation"!

PSO2 lets players create their own characters in an easy and intuitive way with the "Character Creation" system.

Not only costumes, hairstyles, accessories, but also the height, body shape, and moreover, the length and thickness of arms and legs, can be customized with a morphing feature for unlimited customization and design combination.

Free to Download and Play the Game! 

The entire game will be made available as a F2P experience for players on Xbox One. There will be no limitations on game experiences such as Class Level cap or direct purchase of high-tier weapons because we want to provide all players with a fair and exciting experience. 

If players still find themselves in need of assistance for their quest, micro-transactions are there to help.

Phantasy Star Online 2 will launch in the West, debuting in North America in Spring 2020 on Xbox One.

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