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Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis Increases Level Cap, Adds New Photon Arts, New Weapon Series, and More in Today's Update

Streamer Mode, Player Recruitment, and Mag Jukebox Among Highly Requested Updates
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Tokyo, April 6, 2022 – SEGA today announced that a slew of updates and new content has gone live in Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis, including a level cap increase, new Photon Arts for weapons and the introduction of Compound Techniques, new Ranks for Combat Sectors, a new DOLLS-inspired Weapon Series, some long-anticipated quality of life features, and more.

Today's update will raise the level cap to 45. ARKS instructors have been hard at work refining new Photon Arts for all weapons and creating Compound Techniques for those capable of directly wielding Photons. One Photon Art will be added to most weapons, excluding rods, tails and wands. Rods, tails, and wands will be receiving three new types of Compound Techniques, which are powerful Class Skills activated by consuming a special power gauge.

There will be many updates in the newest region, Retem. New High Ranked Sectors will be added to the Retem Alnothe Combat Sector. Players can take advantage of this new development by farming PSE Bursts in the new Rank 3 Combat Sectors. Two new Retem Urgent Quests debut in Retem's High-Rank Sectors; enemies increase the attack and defense of other enemies around them but defeating them will reward players with a large amount of Meseta and an occasional Arms Refiner drop. Gigantix will be raised to level 49 and DOLLS in Aelio and Retem will now drop DOLLS-themed Kukuhroziat weapons. The Kukuhroziat Series were inspired by the look of DOLLS and have a unique Weapon Potential that'll come in handy for future game content.

The new Party Recruitment system makes it easier than ever to find new players to play with. Recruit players from the same Room by using the Communications menu to set the purpose of your party and requirements to join. Others will be able to identify that you're recruiting by the special icon that appears above your character and then they can select the appropriate option from Nearby Characters in the Communications Menu.

Dedicated photo rooms will now let players take photos without enemies and change the weather! Playlist function is being added to the mag jukebox so players can play their favorite in-game songs one after the other automatically. Streamer Mode will help Streamers show off their gameplay, while disabling Chat during screensharing. Players can keep up to date with specific rare drops through custom notifications.

NGS Certified Creator Program – we are looking for creators who are willing to work with us to make NGS stream. Those who are appointed as certified creators and create NGS stream will receive in-game items as rewards on a regular basis. NGS Certified Creator Program will start from Apr 5th – Apr 11th. For more information and criteria please check out our special site (link:

You can learn more about today's update in the most recent NGS Headline.

Players can play nine years of content in Phantasy Star Online 2 and join the newest entry to the series, Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis. Explore Retem, the new desert region and continue the PSO2: NGS story in Chapter 2! Download and play Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis on PC and Xbox One for free today.

About Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis

PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS is a new online action RPG game by SEGA. Set 1,000 years after the events of Phantasy Star Online 2, PSO2: NGS takes place on Halpha, a planet on which ARKS (soldiers of the Oracle colony fleet in the Phantasy Star Online 2 series) are locked in a battle for dominance against the mysterious DOLLS.

PSO2: NGS features new and improved action combat and character customization, allowing for more flexibility and expression than ever before. Choosing from four unique races and seven classes, players can join forces with other operatives to experience unforgettable battles and boss fights in brand new locales, with an emphasis on flowing, flashy mobility to conquer and explore sprawling open environments. Players will be able to do all of this with friends on both PC (Steam / Windows 10 / Epic Games Store) and Xbox One thanks to cross-platform play.

The Global version of PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 NEW GENESIS includes fully localized text and character voices in English and will remain content current with the Japanese servers. Details can be found at  For additional up-to-the-minute updates, players can follow @play_PSO2 on Twitter, @PSO2Official on Facebook and @play_pso2 on Instagram.


SEGA CORPORATION is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company offers a variety of game contents for console, PC, wireless devices including planning, development, sales and operation, and amusement machine including planning, development and sales. Moreover, it provides game content developed by studios in countries around the world through global publishing bases.

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