Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta Release Date Announced for Xbox One

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The Phantasy Star Online 2 Closed Beta release date has finally been revealed, giving Xbox Insiders their first taste of one of Japan’s most popular online RPGs this February 7, 2020!

Down below is the official schedule of the Phantasy Star Online 2: Closed Beta Test as listed on the official Xbox news site. Players part of the Xbox Insider Program will be given the chance to play first, so make sure you sign-up for that right here: Xbox Insider Program

Closed Beta Test Schedule

  • Starts: Friday, February 7th, 5 PM (PST)
  • Ends: Saturday, February 8th, 11:59 PM (PST)
  • Official Website: Opens Friday, February 7th, 10 AM (PST)
  • Pre-Load: Players will be able to install the game in advance starting Monday, February 3rd.

Along with the start and end times, Microsoft has also revealed the quest lines and special rewards that would be earnable through the beta.

February 7th Quests

  • 8 to 8:30 p.m. PST – Cradle of Darkness
  • 10 to 10:30 p.m. PST – Giant Automata: The Awakening

February 8th 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

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)

If you don’t happen to get selected, worry not as there will be an open beta available. No exact date was given when that would happen, although Microsoft did state that the current client that users can download with the closed Beta will be usable on the open beta, so hopefully, that means it’ll be available soon after the closed beta test. As of now, the Beta and game will only be available on Xbox One consoles and PC here in the West with it currently available in Japan only for the PlayStation 4. No mention has been made yet whether or not the PlayStation 4 version would see a western release.