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CBT: All You Need to Know

The wait is finally over! Join the Closed Beta Test and be one of the first to explore numerous worlds with friends, and experience unparalleled action combat and character customization!

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Welcome to Oracle, recruits! The Closed Beta Test for one of Japan’s biggest online RPGs, Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSO2), is about to start. For those who signed up via the Xbox Insider Hub, your never-ending quest starts Friday, February 7th, 5 PM (PST). Check the schedule below for more information!

 

CLOSED BETA TEST SCHEDULE

Starts: Friday, February 7th, 5 PM (PST)

Ends: Saturday, February 8th, 11:59 PM (PST)

Extended: Additional period from Sunday, February 9th, 5:00 PM (PST) to 12:00 AM (PST)

Pre-Load: Started Monday, February 3rdDownload it once: you can update the existing client for the upcoming Open Beta Test and Launch without having to redownload the game.


 




TAKE ON URGENT QUESTS

Join forces with up to eleven other operatives and experience unforgettable boss battles in special events called Urgent Quests. These challenges happen at specific times throughout the day, so make sure to check the schedule below so you don’t miss out on obtaining unique rewards during the Closed Beta Test!


February 8th

Time (PST)

Urgent Quest

0:00 – 0:30am

Cradle of Darkness (New)

2:00 – 2:30am

Giant Automata: The Awakening (New)

7:00 – 7:30am

Cradle of Darkness 

10:00 – 10:30am

Giant Automata: The Awakening (New)

12:00 – 12:30pm

Cradle of Darkness (New)

3:00 – 3:30pm

Giant Automata: The Awakening (New)

5:00 – 5:30pm

Cradle of Darkness

8:30 – 9:00pm

The Raging Obsidian Arm

9:00 – 9:30pm

Elder of the Unfathomable Abyss


February 9th Extended Schedule

Attention: Servers will shut down Sunday, 12:00 AM (PST)

Time (PST)

Urgent Quest

12:00am (midnight) – 5:00pm

Server Maintenance (Users won't be able to log in)

5:00pm

Servers Open (Start of Extended Period)

8:00 – 8:30pm

Giant Automata: The Awakening

10:00 – 10:30pm

Elder of the Unfathomable Abyss

12:00am, February 10th

Server Shutdown (End of the Closed Beta Test)

*Users will not be able to download the client after 11:00 PM (PST) on Sunday, February 9th. 


 

OBTAIN SPECIAL REWARDS

Beta Testers will retain their progress and have a chance to claim special rewards for either logging in or for participating in Urgent Quests. Make sure to check the requirements below to maximize your chances of obtaining them all!

 

Immediate Rewards

Players will receive these rewards immediately after logging in during the Closed Beta Test.

Requirement

Rewards

First Log in

Photon Halo B (Accessory)
 Beauty Salon Free Pass (Consumable)

Daily Rewards

EXP Boost +50% (x3), Rare Drop Boost +50% (x3), Meseta Boost +50% (x3), Triboost +100% (x3), Casino Coin Pass (x5) (Consumables)

 

Special Rewards

Players will receive these rewards when the game officially launches (release date TBA).

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)

*Rewards are limited per account, even if requirements are met with multiple characters.
**Even though some Urgent Quests can be completed multiple times during their allotted time, only one completion per time slot will count towards the Special Rewards.

 


 

 

WATCH CONCERTS LIVE

Meet Quna, Oracle’s favorite music idol! Gather your friends during the Closed Beta Test and watch her perform live in the Ship’s Shopping Plaza. Concert-goes will not only have a great time but also receive multiple buffs afterward! It’s a unique experience that you will not want to miss!

Date

Time (PST)

Songs

Buffs

February 8th

8:00 – 8:15pm

Our Fighting, Eternal Encore

Rare Drop Rate Increase, Meseta Drop Rate Increase, and Experience Points Rate Increase

 *Make sure to type "Encore" during Quna's inaugural performance to motivate her into coming back for a second song, "Eternal Encore"! 





WHAT'S NEXT?

Thank you for participating in this Closed Beta Test and getting a first glimpse of what is in store for you in 2020! We will continue to create content for the website in anticipation of what lies ahead. Please share your thoughts with us on social media! We cannot wait to hear about your first experiences as ARKS Operatives!

For those anxious to get back to the world of Phantasy Star Online 2, remember; the Closed Beta Test is just the beginning! We hope to see you recruits soon in the Open Beta Test (DATES TBA) and beyond!


- The PSO2 Team

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