Today is a pretty big day for Phantasy Star Online 2 as the game is releasing its big episode 4 update, bringing new quests and new monsters, an all-new PvP battle arena, and the addition of Bonus Quests which can offer up huge XP, Mesata, and item rewards, though those quests can only be accessed by using a key that’s rewarded by clearing Recommended Quests at Rank A or higher.
Today’s update also has a number of events, such as a bundle of free goodies for lapsed players returning to the game, a number of summer-themed events including a new beachside Urgent Quest, and, of course, a variety of other Urgent Quests posted on the latest schedule.
Last but certainly not least, today also marks the game’s arrival to Steam, bringing players who arrive on the platform a whole bunch of free stuff. The patch should just be going live by the time you’re reading this, so it’s time to get busy.
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Tokyo, August 5, 2020 – SEGA announced Phantasy Star Online 2 comes to Steam on PC today, August 5. Visit the Steam page now. In addition, the first big content update for Phantasy Star Online 2, Episode 4, is also now available on Xbox One and PC (Win10/Steam).
Episode 4, announced earlier this summer, launches today as a free update for Xbox One and PC, including Steam. Watch as the interstellar battle between good and evil enters a familiar new dimension in the official trailer.
Alongside the Steam launch, Phantasy Star Online 2 will become available in 33 new regions on both Xbox One and PC, bringing service to a total of 35 regions worldwide!
Current PSO2 players will be able to link their accounts to Steam and enjoy cross-platform play by taking the following steps at the first login, outlined here.
The Phantasy Star Online 2 story continues in Episode 4 as players wake from a long sleep to find that there has been an internal invasion of fake ARKS members, mysterious enemies called “Phantasms” appear, and a new planet has been discovered in another dimension – Earth. ARKS will be able to unlock a new level cap and travel to new locations like Tokyo and Las Vegas in the pursuit of solving the mystery of the black shadow and purge the planet of the most powerful enemies encountered yet, including the mysterious organization called Mother Corps.
Phantasy Star Online 2 players are invited to join together online 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.
The North American version of Phantasy Star Online 2 includes fully localized text and character voices in English. In addition to the immersive original PSO2 story, the NA version also features the most-up-to-date balancing and quality-of-life improvements from the Japanese service. Players can take a break from questing by playing one of the many Casino mini-games, chilling in the Alliance Quarters, competing in the new ARKS League or attending all-new live stage events. And they will be able to do all of this with friends on PC and Xbox One thanks to cross-platform play.