Phantasy Star Online 2 – North American Xbox One closed beta set for February 7 to 9

Beta testers will retain their progress when the full game launches.

Phantasy Star Online 2

The North American Xbox One closed beta test for Phantasy Star Online 2 will run from February 7 at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET to February 9 at 12:00 a.m. PT / 3:00 a.m. ET, Sega announced.

The closed beta test will feature fully localized text and character voices in English. Players who participate in the closed beta will retain their progress in the full game when it launches in North America this spring.

Players will be able to customize their own character, choosing from four unique races and nine classes, and join up with up to 11 other players to fight alongside. A special in-game concert will be held on February 8 at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET. Players can meet in the Ship’s Shopping Plaza for the performance.

For information on how to sign-up for the closed beta, see our previous coverage.

Here is a list of bonus items and time limited quests available during the closed beta:

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) (Consumable)
  • Rare Drop Boost +50% (x3) (Consumable)
  • Meseta Boost +50% (x3) (Consumable)

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

February 7

Time (PT) Urgent Quest
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cradle of Darkness
10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Giant Automata: The Awakening

February 8

Time (PT) Urgent Quest
7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Cradle of Darkness
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Giant Automata: The Awakening
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cradle of Darkness
8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Raging Obsidian Arm
9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Elder of the Unfathomable Abyss

By participating in the Urgent Quests, players will receive these special rewards when the game launches in spring 2020:

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)

The North American release of Phantasy Star Online 2 was first announced for Xbox One and Windows 10 devices at E3 2019. The free-to-play massively multiplayer online RPG is currently available for PlayStation 4, Switch, PS Vita, and PC in Japan. The PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita versions have not been confirmed for a western release.

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