過去と未来、繋がりし時 is an update released on March 3rd, 2021.
Graphics Engine Update
Character Creator Overhaul
Experience the evolution of the ultimate character creator with the addition of new features from NGS! Create even more detailed and varied characters with more editable parts and relaxed accessory limits. Race-specific features like pointed ears and horns are unlocked for all to use regardless of their chosen race. The edit menu has been reworked for further accessibility and intuitiveness. Those less skilled at creating unique characters can rely on an updated selection of presets. Some character creation options will only be available when using a costume or face type from New Genesis.
Expanded Graphics Options
Additional options for higher quality graphics will be available in the PC and PS4 versions of the game. Enjoy more beautifully rendered characters, quests, and more.
New Scratch System
The new AC Scratch design makes its debut! An additional visual cue will display when receiving a particularly rare item from the scratch.
Following Valentine's Day in February, the White Day Lobby will be available in March! The ARKS Lobby has a cute makeover with a blue ribbon and a heart-shaped object! In the Shop Area, a White Day box with white chocolate and "Lovely Rappy" hidden inside will appear! When you open all the boxes, you can see a cute production with hearts flying around! Enjoy White Day in the treasure hunting ARKS Lobby!
Rare enemies "Lovely Rappy" and "Lovely Emperappy" are back! The blue hair and cute ribbon that are unique to White Day are characteristic! If you defeat it, you may drop rare items, so be sure to find it!
PSO 20th Anniversary
The Mop-Up Operation: Endless Nightmare Limited Quest will be released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Phantasy Star Online! Up to 12 players can join in and battle to the nostalgic tune of classic PSO songs. The quest is split up into two halves, with either the Forest or Volcanic Caves appearing in the first, and Sub Tunnels or Ruins in the second. Traverse these areas and defeat the bosses lurking deep within while under threat of a time limit. A Dark Falz awaits at the very end of the quest.
Ash, Kireek, and Rico will make guest appearances in the lobby as NPCs! Complete their client orders for partner cards and weapon camos.
Xie will serve as your guide for the event, offering a wide selection of goods in exchange for Weapons Badge 2021. Collect badges via quest drops and client orders to get new camos, the Divine Eyestone Graeae material, and the ★15 Rinzer weapon series. Some cosmetics from past events will also appear in her shop.
A WEB Event will also be held, with Ability Transfer Passes and Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow] up for grabs. Various boosts will also take place during the event.
An environment for setting up and taking screenshots will be implemented as a new Quest Type. Nearly any map you can think of from the game's various lobbies and story events will have a dedicated field. The weather can be customized from the Studio Terminal. Party leaders can access the Salon from within the quest. A total of 12 players can join a session.
Emergency Quest: ARKS Ship Fire Swirl
The long-dormant Burning Rangers themed Emergency Quest blazes again, with an added Ultra Hard difficulty! Fires have broken out across the urban sector, threatening the lives of its many denizens. Head out and extinguish the flames while battling mobs of fiery foes. One of three variations of the Burning Hearts theme will play during the quest.
Slice your adversaries asunder in style with the quest's new weapon camo drop.
Elephant Rappies have finally escaped the long-gone SEA version and are stampeding into PSO2 JP!
AC Scratch: Oracle Renew Collection
Updated versions of select starting outfits will be released that support the finger movement and color syncing features of NGS costumes! Put your freed digits to work with new Lobby Actions.
※The finger movement of the new Lobby Actions will only take effect when wearing an NGS costume.
AC Scratch: Gurhal Memorial Collection
AC Scratch: Nova Memorial Collection
SG Scratch: Thaw! Support Item Selection
Mission Pass: Season 5
Earn your Stars and get an assortment of additional weapon camos and a Dark Emper Rappy themed Mag Evolution Device.