- Get ready for the introduction of PSE Burst Encores, coming in the April 6 update for PSO2 NGS!
- Challenge yourself by learning new photonic arts and composite techniques!
- Recruit others to join your leveling party, as the maximum player level has been increased to 45, using the new party recruitment system!
As I am fervently spending the Season Points earned during the Spring Event on Star Gem tickets so that I can get an N-Bunny Suit from the latest SG Scratch Ticket collection, I can’t help but think of all the great content coming up for Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis. This game continues to evolve, with new features, abilities, quests, and more on the content roadmap for 2022. April 6 is just one stop on the journey, with a list of things that deserve further scrutiny; an increase in the level cap (to 45), new photon arts for weapons and the introduction of compound techniques, new ranges for combat sectors, a new series of weapons inspired by DOLLS, some long-awaited quality of life features , and the list goes on. If you’re already playing, read on to find out more about what’s in store for you. If you’re not playing, you’ll want to be by the end of this article!
What’s better than removing the DOLLS? Doing it faster firing them with even greater firepower. And if you weren’t lucky enough (or wealthy) to get a Relik and haven’t saved your Photon Scales to upgrade your Cinque weapon’s Potential, you can still increase your Battle Power by gaining a few levels. This shouldn’t be too difficult, as there’s a new round of limited missions and a new range of combat sectors, as well as a new DOLLS-inspired 5-star rare weapon series. The Kukuhroziat series of weapons (weapons are much easier to handle than their name suggests) was inspired by the look of DOLLS and has unique weapon potential that will be useful for future content in the game. Oh, and did I mention that there is a form of color variant?
Assuming you’re adept at executing Photon Arts or successfully releasing Techniques, you’ll be able to dispatch DOLLS with greater finesse. ARKS instructors have been hard at work refining new photon arts for all weapons and creating composite techniques for those capable of handling photons directly. I’ve been raining down on my enemies as a gunner (ie using PA Aimless Rain) for quite some time, but with the release of Infinite Ricochet, I may soon be spraying Photon Bullets with it. Or I’ll switch to the Force class and combine elements to destroy the bad guys with Barantsion or another compound technique. Although since you can wield all weapons and play as any class on the same character, I’ll probably do both. Heck, I can even try the Fighter class and slice and dice with Twin Daggers so I can use the Limber Figure Photon Art, because nothing says danger like a whirlwind of blades. And having an area of effect ability will be very useful because there are also new enemies, called Equalizer enemies. With the ability to defensively buff nearby enemies, it’s a good idea to focus fire on them, and there’s no better way to do that than with a powerful new Photon Art or Technique!
PSE bursts are just one of my favorite things about NGS, because nothing says enemy panic compares to a horde of enemies because you’re destroying them too fast. if you played PSO2 then you know the real joy of hearing Cross Burst or One More, which would signal a second The PSE Burst event happens, in which you could happily continue killing enemies and harvesting loot and Exp. I’m happy to say that the DOLLS of SNG are taking this tactic from the field, and will be buzzing with enemies after the April 6 update. You can really take advantage of this new development by farming PSE bursts in the new rank 3 combat sectors, which are also included in this update.
The above are just some of the new content included in this update, but other changes are coming as well. The community has asked for an easier way to recruit party members, and Sega has complied with the party recruitment system. Recruit players from the same lobby using the Communications menu to set your party’s purpose and requirements to join. Others will be able to identify that you are recruiting by the special icon that appears above your character and can then select the appropriate Nearby Characters option in the Communications Menu. Not only that, but for those who just need to capture a picturesque moment while exploring, there’s now a Photo Room feature so they can get rid of the photo-bombing DOLLS and take the perfect shot. You can even change the time of day or the weather to suit your artistic vision. Perhaps most notable for content creators, this update includes a Streamer mode, which will disable chat while sharing your screen. For fashionistas, there is now an option to show or hide your underwear. So if you want to equip a skin-baring underwear but only have full coverage underwear, your fashion problem will not be noticed.
There’s a ton more included in this update, so the best way to learn more is to play Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis – free – by visiting the Xbox store and downloading the game for PC or Xbox.
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis
Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, the latest chapter in the Phantasy Star Online 2 series, is finally here! It’s time to launch into adventures beyond imagination! This new adventure takes place in a vast open field! Up to 32 people can enjoy the adventure in a new world with beautiful evolved graphics! The simple and intuitive controls developed in the series so far have also evolved! A new dimension of battle awaits you with a variety of powerful enemies! New Photon Dash and Photon Glide actions let you traverse the vast open field with ease! Of course, the latest in character creation has also evolved. Create your own main character who will be unique in the whole world and go on a new adventure!・The main game is Free-to-Play, but there is some paid content that can be purchased.・The Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis game that can be downloaded with this content is the same as that included in other editions. You do not need to download it if it is already installed.・Continuing the game in Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis will allow you to play Phantasy Star Online 2. ・Please log in with an administrator account to play this game.