The wait is nearly over, my fellow Phantasy Star Online 2 players! Microsoft announced that the PSO 2 Xbox One closed beta will begin at 5 p.m. PST on Feb. 7 and run until 11:59 p.m. PST on Feb. 8.
While it’s kind of a bummer it’s only going to less less than two days, those lucky enough to get into the closed beta will be able to pre-install the game beginning Feb. 3.
Participants will be able to obtain exclusive in-game rewards and be able to retain all their progress once the game finally releases. There will also be scheduled “Urgent Quests, which are listed below:
Feb. 7 Quests
- 8 to 8:30 p.m. PST – Cradle of Darkness
- 10 to 10:30 p.m. PST – Giant Automata: The Awakening
Feb. 8 Quests
- 7 to 7:30 a.m. PST – Cradle of Darkness
- 1 to 1:30 p.m. PST – Giant Automata: The Awakening
- 5 to 5:30 p.m. PST – Cradle of Darkness
- 8:30 to 9 p.m. PST – The Raging Obsidian Arm
- 9 to 9:30 p.m. PST – Elder of the Unfathomable Abyss
These are the special rewards players can earn by completing the Urgent Quests:
Players will receive these rewards immediately after logging in during the Closed Beta Test.
- First Login – Photon Halo B (Accessory) and Beauty Salon Free Pass (Consumable)
- Daily Rewards – EXP Boost +50% (x3), Rare Drop Boost +50% (x3), Meseta Boost +50% (x3) (Consumables)
Players will receive these rewards when the game officially launches (release date TBA).
- 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)
Phantasy Star Online 2 beta sign-ups are still ongoing via the Xbox Insider Hub. Go here to learn how to register. Phantasy Star Online 2 will release on the Xbox One and PC.