Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Hellfire Vanguard Update Now Available; New Story and Region

Developer and publisher SEGA has just officially released the third major expansion for their Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis game, which includes the brand new fourth region Stia, chapter 4 of the ARKs Chronicles story, characters, weapons, level cap increases, and more.

The volcanic region of Stia includes the harsh Dreisen Plant, Mediola Outer Area, and an ARKs base. ARKs will battle squads of Gigantix and the powerful Recon Gigants and complete a new Trial. The region is dotted with scorching Lava Pools, and dangerous Lava Bombs rain down from above; throw Lava Bombs to do significant damage, but players should be careful in holding them for too long.

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Furthermore, in Chapter 4 of the Arks Chronicles, players will be able to explore more of Halpha and meet new characters like Glen, Kanui, and more. Work with Glen and Kanui to explore the region and determine if Dark Falz lurks in Stia.

In addition, players can now level up their classes all the way to LV 70 and try out new skills, and complete new Battledias, Urgent Quests, and courses, as well as exchange the brand-new 8-star Rarity Effulgent and Kouklophis weapon series at the Item Exchange: Stia by collecting a new ore known as Infernium.

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is a new MMORPG part of the PSO2 universe but is a brand new adventure offering improved action combat and character customization, allowing for more flexibility and expression than ever before. It is considered to be a “huge-scale update” to Phantasy Star Online 2. Players will find new game systems created using a new graphics engine. The update was made to celebrate the series’s 2oth anniversary and the tenth anniversary of Phantasy Star Online 2. 

Players can choose from four unique races and eight classes, join forces with other operatives to experience unforgettable battles and boss fights in brand-new locales, emphasizing flowing, flashy mobility to conquer and explore sprawling open environments. Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, with cross-platform play and save data linking both available.

In case you missed it, check out our early impressions of the Stia region.


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