PSO 2 NGS Release Date, Closed Beta, Character Creator Benchmark

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis will be available in June 2021.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

April 22, 2021

PSO 2 NGS release date has been officially set for June 2021 during the latest stream of SEGA for the game.

It’s been long anticipation for the Phantasy Star Online fans to get their hands on the New Genesis, but today, Sega finally revealed the released date for its highly anticipated update, New Genesis.

A lot of new details shared about Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis during the official live stream of the developers that started a few hours earlier. Aside from revealing the release date, the developers also announced upcoming content to the game including new missions, new characters, and some early-access features.

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When Is the PSO 2 NGS Release Date?

As mentioned before, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis will be available in June this year on both Japanese and Worldwide servers. The update is supposed to be launched on PS4 and PC, while Nintendo Switch players can also play it using cloud servers.

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How to Play the PSO 2 NGS Closed Beta

A global closed beta phase has been planned for next month. More specifically, the PSO 2 NGS closed beta will start on May 14, 2021, at 6 pm PDT, and end on May 16, 2021, at 7 pm PDT. This beta session will only be available for PC players.

You can register for the closed beta of the game on the Xbox Insider Hub application as of now. Players who participate in the closed beta will receive some in-game rewards that you can check out below:

  • Suppressing a Boss enemy in New Genesis: Clinging Rappy Earring (x1) + Ash Handoff (x1)
  • Reaching Level 10 with 1 Class: Clinging Rappy Earring (x1) + SG 50 Ticket (x1)
  • Using the Personal Shop in New Genesis: SG 50 Ticket (x1)
  • Reaching a Battle Power of 1050 in New Genesis: SG 100 Ticket (x1)
  • Using the Metal Storage in New Genesis: Ash Handoff (x1) + SG 50 Ticket (x1)
  • Survey Reward: SG 100 Ticket (x1)

What is the New Story Content in New Genesis?

While some new characters will be available in New Genesis, the story will unfold with the protagonist arriving in a pod as a Meteorn onto a small island in West Aelio, on Planet Halfa.

Guided by ARKS locals, you make your way to Aelio Town and start your long-lasting adventure as an ARKS.

Below, you can have a look at the new characters:

  • Aina: Arks in Training
  • Mannon: Meteorn with Memories of the Past
  • Garoa: Protector of West Aelio
  • Dozer: A Skilled Instructor Full of Passion

What is Character Creator Benchmark?

Prior to the launch of New Genesis, a Character Creator Benchmark program will be available for PC players later in May 2021. This will allow players to take their time and create their beloved character for New Genesis and whenever the game launches, they will be able to use their pre-made character in the game.

The benchmark will be available both in Japan and Worldwide servers.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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