Phantasy Star Online 2 Xbox open beta starts today – pre-download it now

By Sam Quirke,
If you're itching to make a start on Phantasy Star Online 2, the 2012 fantasy MMO that's finally heading to Xbox, you can get the pre-download for the Open Beta started right now. The download size will set you back almost 70GB, so it's probably worth making a start now before the Beta kicks off later today. We have the PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 Achievements list, so there's a fair chance that these might start unlocking from today too.


The Free-to-Play online RPG PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 has arrived on Xbox One! As the player, you'll join the ARKS task force of Oracle, an interplanetary fleet composed of 4 different races, and head out on an adventure to explore unknown worlds. With procedurally generated environments, unexpected events, and raid quests that a maximum of 12 players can take on at once, PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 aims to provide a never-ending adventure that is always filled with fresh surprises. The action in this game is highly customizable, with jumps added to the series staple simple controls. Use one of gaming's most powerful character creators to design and customize your own character, sign up as an ARKS Operative, and begin your PSO2 adventure on the Xbox One! ·To play PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 online, subscription to Xbox Live Gold is required. ·PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 will be available on March 17, 2020 at 18:00 (PDT). ·The core game is Free-to-Play, but there is certain paid content that can be purchased. ·The included downloadable content PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2, is the same content as those included in other editions. No re-download will occur if already installed.

The download size on the Xbox Store is listed as 68GB, so make sure you have cleared some space. The final game will be free-to-play on release. The open beta is scheduled to start at 18:00 Pacific time today, March 17th.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.