The initial Phantasy Star Online 2 Xbox One Beta will begin on Friday, February 7, at 5pm PST and end on Saturday, February 8, at 11:59pm PST.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is a free-to-play, action RPG developed and by Sega that was initially released in Japan in 2012 on PC. Eventually, it made its way to PlayStation 4, Vita, and the Nintendo Switch, but it never made its way out of Japan. However, there were a few tricks that allowed outsiders to play, but there has been a constant demand from Westerners for their own servers and access to the game.
Players outside of Japan will finally get that chance starting with the Closed Beta that begins this afternoon. Those granted access to the Beta by signing up through the Xbox Insider Hub will have the opportunity to complete Urgent Quests and receive special rewards.
Here is the Urgent Request schedule (PST) for February 7:
- Cradle of Darkness – 8:00-8:30pm
- Giant Automata: The Awakening – 10:00-10:30pm
- Cradle of Darkness – 7:00-7:30pm
- Giant Automata: The Awakening – 1:00-1:30pm
- Cradle of Darkness – 5:00-5:30pm
- The Raging Obsidian Arm – 8:30-9:00pm
- Elder of the Unfathomable Abyss – 9:00-9:30pm
Participating in these quests will grant special rewards, such as Photon Halo accessories and Triboost consumables.
Source: Official Site