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Phantasy Star Online 2 NA beta starts Febuary 7th

Kendo 12 months ago

Since the original announcement of Phantasy Star Online 2 way back in 2012, fans of the series in the west have been carefully anticipating any news of a western localisation. Since then, versions of the game have been released on the Vita, the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch which gave room for news of a western release over the years.

SEGA Games announced today that “Phantasy Star Online 2”, a massively popular online action RPG game in Japan, will begin closed beta testing for the upcoming North American version on Xbox One on Friday, February 7th at 5:00pm PST (8:00pm EST) ending Sunday, February 9th at 12:00am PST (3:00am EST).

This closed beta test will introduce North American players to the PSO2 game world with fully localized text and character voices in English. Players who participate will retain their progress from the closed beta test and those who answer the call during “Urgent Quests” have a chance to obtain special in-game rewards that can be used when the game launches in Spring 2020.

Players are invited 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. 
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), Rare Drop Boost +50% (x3), Meseta Boost +50% (x3) (Consumables)  
In addition, special events called Urgent Quests are scheduled for the following times:

February 7th

Time (PST) Urgent Quest
8:00 – 8:30pm Cradle of Darkness
10:00 – 10:30pm Giant Automata: The Awakening

February 8th

Time (PST) Urgent Quest
7:00 – 7:30am Cradle of Darkness
1:00 – 1:30pm Giant Automata: The Awakening
5:00 – 5:30pm Cradle of Darkness
8:30 – 9:00pm The Raging Obsidian Arm
9:00 – 9:30pm Elder of the Unfathomable Abyss  

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

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