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Phantasy Star Online 2's Xbox One closed beta begins Feb. 7

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:

Immediate Rewards

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)

Special Rewards

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.


Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief of Mega Visions Magazine and the co-creator of SEGA Nerds. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. He's also an avid pro wrestling fan, and it's still real to him, dammit.

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