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Luck be a lady, for Arks! Read this article to learn about the exciting things in store for the PSO2 Independence Day Event–coming on 6/24!
When you think about it, ARKS stands for freedom; freedom from certain destruction by the Falspawn, that is. The shield that brave ARKS Operatives provide with their actions is what makes life possible for countless civilians living amongst the Ships. Their courage should be celebrated, and so ARKS HQ has decided to hold a brand new event for Phantasy Star Online 2; the INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENT will be coming to North America on June 24th and staying until July 22nd!
To acknowledge the strength and fortitude of ARKS Operatives, the Independence Day Event will bring exciting changes to the Ships. Seasonal Client Orders, new Urgent Quests, changing décor in certain areas of the Ship, and more can be expected with the start of the Independence Day Event!
One of the most exciting things to note (besides the displays in the Gate Area and Shopping Plaza) is that part of the Event will feature an Independence Day Boost that will enhance the learning capability and efficiency of those on quests. Keep reading to learn about this Boost and the rest of the features in the Independence Day Event!
INDEPENDENCE DAY BOOST
If you’re looking for an item upgrade or faster experience gain, then now is the time to pack your calendar with missions and quests!
Begins: 7/01, 1:00 AM (PDT)
Ends: 7/07 (beginning of maintenance)
EXP Earned +50%
Rare Item Drop Rate +50%
Meseta Earned +50%
*Rates of Boost Effects may change per orders from ARKS HQ.
DÉCOR THEME: LIBERTY
Begins: 6/24 (after the maintenance)
Ends: 7/22 (at the beginning of maintenance)
There are a few changes you may notice on the Ship, and they are all great for taking pictures with! Naturally, the crowning feature will be Lady Liberty, so be sure to see her for yourself! Also, keep an eye out for a Fireworks display!
THE OTHER NEW LADY IN TOWN
Xia will be making an appearance, and she has some tasks for operatives to perform (naturally in the form of Client Orders.) The currency she provides upon completion of her tasks will be of particular interest to operatives, as it can then be used to purchase special items from her for a limited time! GLORY BADGE 2020 is the name of that special currency, so make sure to keep an eye out for it so you can purchase one of the items shown below!
Uncle Sam Suit| Outfit, All Male Races
Roller Diner | Outfit, All Female Races
Uncle Sam Hat | Accessory
Diner Visor | Accessory
Old Glory | Accessory
Berry Pie (10 minute Triboost +50% effect!)
... and MORE!
ARKS HQ wants to make sure that operatives remain in top form, even during this celebratory event. To aid that goal, they will be activating a recently-created VR simulation (very similar to environments that will be encountered in Episode 4) that will test an operative’s ability to utilize their environment, employ new modes of travel, and develop new strategies to battle enemies they’ve never encountered. The sirens will announce when a new simulation is beginning, so be sure to test your mettle against the unknown, Arks! Running this Urgent Quest, Virtual Planet Battle Practice, may reward operatives with one of the items below.
Snow Camellia | ★ 13 Sword
Hyoutenka | ★ 13 Assault Rifle
Paraselene| ★ 13 Rod
* Charleville1776| Weapon Camo
ARKS Operatives are responsible for the freedom with which civilians can go about their daily lives, and the Independence Day Event will honor them (and others who performed a similar feat for their civilization.) So enjoy a slice of Berry Pie and see where the next quest takes you! Happy Independence Day, Arks!
- The PSO2 Team
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