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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. He was the former managing editor of Airman magazine and has written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others.
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