[JP] Official Pre-NGS Update Information: Episode 6 Part 6- Past and future, when connected

Landing Page

  • 2021/2/19EPISODE6 6th major update "Past and future, when connected" announcement page released!

The page contains various videos and screenshots of update content which was originally covered on the PSO2 Station announcement.

[March 3rd- Graphic Engine Update]

  • Graphic Settings will be upgraded.

  • Graphic Options will be expanded.

(* This is a function of the "PC" version and "PS4" version.)

  • AC Scratch will become a full on Loot Box with Casino Machine style of flashy graphics.

(* Revival scratch, SG scratch, FUN scratch, etc. will be the same as before.)

  • Character Creation will improve.

(* Some editing functions are valid only when wearing a costume or face variation compatible with "PSO2: NGS".)

  • The Accessory Cost update will be released.

  • Skin and Hair Gloss will be released.

  • The new permanent Quest Screenshot Studio will be released.

(*Contains Global's banned/censored Episode 4 Story Content of the Bathhouse Scene, as well as Hitsugi's original room design.)

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[Scratches]

  • Oracle Renew Collection AC Scratch

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Content Notice Page

I'm betting things like the newman/duman being freed up will be compatiable with PSO2 stuff but things like the different outfit coloring wi'll be excluded to NGS updated stuff.

This is confirmed only on the JP version, no info for NA yet

@Koga said in [JP] Official Pre-NGS Update Information:

This is confirmed only on the JP version, no info for NA yet

There's been talk of the devs wanting simultaneous release as an endgoal, but under current conditions there could be anywhere from a week to a month delay.

The official translation speed is relatively unknown, and is ultimately what could actually set Global back to a waiting list by the time JP gets the next NGS model AC Scratch from CBT.

Although, there was a German translation application on SEGA's site a while ago.

So we could be seeing them hire more staff for weapon translations.


Oracle Renew Scratch Official Screenshots:

(* The movement of the fingers in the lobby action is supported only when wearing the "PSO2: NGS" costume.)

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Final developer disclaimers:

  • Update titles are subject to change.

  • Updates are not implemented once, but may be implemented several times.

  • Fashion update will be the addition of scratch prizes.

  • The content of the update is limited to the one that can be released at present. We will add information as soon as it becomes available. In addition, please note that the content and implementation time may change due to circumstances.

  • The contents of "Limited Time Quest" and "Limited Time Mission" may reappear at a later date. "PSO2" will continue to implement new fields, new enemies, new systems, etc., and will continue to grow with the aim of becoming an online game that will further satisfy everyone.

[JP] March 10th

White Day lobby, 20th Anniversary event (Xia and Clients with Partner Cards), and an AC Revival Scratch containing PSO and PSU series as well as the AC Scratch Nova Memorial Collection.

(Before someone makes a "Why no Marvel Nova Corps collab" joke, Marvel and DC usually partner with Capcom. It might be possible through Epic Game Store with Fortnite, but the likelihood we see either company's property represented in a SEGA game is a very low probability.)

Anamana goes over why the JP server had to temporarily close all aspects of the Salon- video link.

[JP] Known bugs

There were issues with early March scheduled update content: Chapter 6 part 6

  • Auxiliary data relating to the Salon and Customize Equipment

  • Character Data Save and Load

  • My Fashion (Looks).

  • chat commands for changing Looks

As a result, all of these functions will be disabled until the target bug is fixed.

Official notice

It is currently unknown as to if Global could have the same bugs or issues prior or post update release, so please hold onto your Salon Passes.

[JP] PC Update Schedule Notice

  • We will notify you when the update data distribution starts.

  • If the update is not successful, restart the launcher.

  • When downloading the update data, about 9GB of free space on the hard disk drive is required.

  • If you are downloading the game for the first time, you will need about 75.6GB of free space to download the update data.

  • It may take some time to download the update data depending on the line conditions.

The download can be performed even during maintenance, so please cooperate so that you can download it as soon as possible.

  • There is no need to download update data for the "cloud" version.

[JP] PS4 Update Notice

  • The update on March 3, 2021 (Wednesday) is the application version "6.43", and the in-game version is Ver.6.1301.0.

  • If you are using the package version and download the update patch for the first time, 53.784 GB of free space is required to download the update patch.

  • The capacity of the update patch will be displayed during download.

  • When downloading the download version for the first time, 38.46GB + 53.784GB of free space is required.

  • You can check the application version by selecting the "Phantasy Star Online 2" icon on the home screen, pressing the OPTIONS button, and selecting [Information] from the OPTIONS menu that appears. Also, if the latest version is installed, selecting [Check for Updates] from the OPTIONS menu will display the message "The installed application is the latest version."

  • It may take some time to download the application depending on the line conditions. The download can be performed even during maintenance, so please cooperate so that you can download it as soon as possible.

@MasterDarkwingz A bit of clarifications.

"Close all aspects of the Salon" is too strong IMO, the only features going to be disabled are as follows.

  • Save Character Data, Load Character Data (in the salon)
  • Customize Ensembles within the salon
  • Manage Auxiliaries feature of the salon
  • Customize Equipment feature of auxiliary menu
  • Chat command "/myfashion" and "/mf"

Even if these features are disabled, we are likely to be able to experience the new NGS elements in the salon, and finalize the result by just go out of the salon and confirming the changes.

And about Ensmble/Look, they are very specific about the wordings, so some people expect we can still manage our Ensemble/Look through the Main Menu > Fashion > Customize Looks > Looks command, even while some of the salon features are disabled.

Also, "known bug" is a bit misleading. The bugs are what they found with the incoming update. It's rather expected bugs (and suppressed by closing some features beforehand). They can't affect global server.

The update notice for PC and PS4 are just their usual notice with the updates, they always announce these.

@Fiona-Respha Yeah, expected bugs are still known issues though.

Figured I'd label it as Known Bugs so that when it comes to Global, this sort of info would be helpful for preventing multiple complaint threads show up.

I wasn't certain if the Fashion menu would be operational on the JP server, so I thought that saying "all of these functions" would be appropriate.

People were begging for info on the PC update dates, so I slapped that on there for Global speculation's sake.

Update Notice

Natural Makeup [N] from official AC Scratch announcement page:

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Oracle Renew Scratch Collection Official Video

AC Scratch lottery list

FAQ Updated for Chapter 6 Part 6

PC Requirements

AC Scratch White Day Poster Bonus Set:

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Going from item teaser into item spoiler territory:

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[NGS Body Type Makeup and Body Paint Disclaimers]

  • Can be used only for body types with "PSO2: NGS" specifications.

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[NGS Model Basewear Disclaimer]

  • Layering wear that includes base wear and outerwear. Outerwear cannot be selected when worn.

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  • When used, the new basewear N-Close Quarter / 3 [Ba] can be selected.

South Headphones:

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[N] Viola Cap

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[Easter Egg]

Original Concept Arts of the newbie wear is hidden on the lottery list as a second picture.

Part Three of the release in video format. Updates coming up in April for Japan!

Google Translated YouTube Description:

  • Added difficulty level UH (Ultra Hard) to the emergency quest "Darkness"! (4/7 delivery)

  • "Primitive Darkness" enhanced version, emergency quest "Primitive Darkness Distorted by Hatred" is now available! (Delivery on 4/14)

  • The third new AC scratch for new specifications, "Oracle Renew Collection 3" is now available! (Delivery on 4/21)

  • On 4/7, the difficulty level UH will be added to the emergency quest "Darkness"!

Some boss enemies have been replaced with more powerful enemies, and boss enemies with shields have also appeared!

  • On 4/14, the multi-party quest "Primitive Darkness Distorted by Hatred" will be released for up to 4 people!

The enemy level of [Primitive Darkness] that appears on UH difficulty is level 200! Do your best to defeat the powerful enemy [Primitive Darkness]!

  • In addition, revival AC scratches "Scarlet Ballet" and "Essence Revival" will also be distributed! On April 21st, the third AC Scratch will deliver new costumes, hairstyles, lobby actions, and more!

  • New AC scratch "Oracle Renew Collection 3" is now available!

Popular costumes such as "Kanagi Maihime", "Kanagi Seikai", "Edelzerin", and "Oukatenkou" are now available in new specifications!

  • Furthermore, on April 28, there are plenty of fun elements such as the addition of difficulty level UH to the emergency quest "Dyeing the Underground and the Queen's Nightmare" and the implementation of the "Memorial Mission Campaign 3rd"!