Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta Test Starts in February


The hugely popular Japanese online RPG, Phantasy Star Online 2, will commence its closed Beta in February on Xbox One after being announced at E3 2019.A press release on Xbox Wire details the event which is only available to people in the United States and Canada, and reveals that it starts on Friday, February 7, at 5pm PT/8pm ET. It will run for a little over 24 hours, ending the following day on Saturday, February 8 just before midnight at 11:59 pm PST.

Interested players can sign up now using the Xbox Insider Hub and they will be able to download and install the game as of Monday, February 3 to have it ready for the closed beta.Once the beta goes live, logging in will give players the Photon Halo B accessory, as well as a consumable Beauty Salon Free Pass. Daily boosts to experience, drop chances, and more are also on offer for logging in.

For the duration of the beta, specific quests called Urgent Quests are planned for certain hours of the day. Urgent Quests are set to offer challenging boss battles, and completing them will offer special rewards for when the game officially launches.

There are also in game concerts to participate in where you can watch Quna perform at the Ship’s Shopping Plaza. Viewing a concert will also grant buffs to help you in other aspects of the game.Phantasy Star Online 2 has been a success in Japan since its original PC release in 2012, although it took a few more years to make it to consoles and mobile. It also expanded into an anime series. This will mark the first time Sega has officially brought the game to the United States outside of specific events, and the full game is expected to launch in Spring 2020.

Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance writer for IGN. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.




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