This week’s monthly headline video detailed several upcoming updates Fantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, including a new region set for June. Today’s update is now live, bringing some of the announced new features to Retem, social features like photo rooms, and increasing the level cap to 45.
As the level cap increases, new opportunities for rewards and challenges arise. Today’s update adds new high tier sectors to Retem, along with new urgent quests. Take your time farming PSE Bursts in these Rank 3 sectors. The new challenges involve monsters that require some new strategies to defeat them, such as the ability to buff the creatures around them. Gigantix, which goes up to level 49, also gets an additional challenge. DOLLS in both Aelio and Retem will drop new themed weapons that have unique weapon potential. There are also new photon arts for all weapons and one will be added to most weapons. Rods, wands, and tails are getting new compound techniques instead.
When it comes to social and quality of life updates, this new patch has those too. One of the most helpful might be the new party recruitment system. This will help you recruit players from the same room through the communications menu. As you set the goal and requirements for joining your party, an icon will appear over your character to indicate that you are recruiting. This allows others who want to join teams to verify that you’re the right teammate for them.
There are also new special photo rooms. This is designed as a fun social feature that allows for photos without enemies and a customizable scene that even lets you change the weather. They’re also working on adding a playlist feature to the Mag Jukebox so you can customize your game music. This update also introduces a brand new streamer mode that shows gameplay while disabling chat during the screen sharing feature. You’ll get custom notifications about rare drops and things you need to know even if you use this feature.
For more information, see the official notes at Fantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/phantasy-star-online-2-new-genesis-raises-level-cap-adds-high-rank-sectors-party-finder-and-streaming-mode-2000124740 Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis increases level cap, adds high rank sectors, party finder and streaming mode