Note: While the Closed Beta has already ended, you can still use this guide to sign up for the pre-open and open betas which will take place at the end of June.
So you’ve heard about the upcoming closed Beta test for Phantasy Star Online 2 and want to take part. But how? Just follow this short guide to register your interest. Before you do this though, just note that doing this doesn’t automatically mean you will get into the beta, it just means you will be in the running to be chosen. So don’t get your hopes up! Credits to magicman for heads up that the signup had changed slightly.
Step 1 – Getting your browser Japanese enabled
First you’ll need to set your browser to be Japanese enabled otherwise you won’t be able to sign up. The easiest way is to do this in Internet Explorer. Go to Settings Internet Options In the General tab click the Languages button Click ‘Add’, find Japanese and press OK Now select Japanese and press ‘Move up’ There, now your IE is Japanese enabled. Once you are finished with the process simply go back and delete the Japanese language.
Step 2 – Signing up
Click this link and it should take you to the Closed Beta Signup page. The first screen should look something like this: This is just asking you to create a SEGA-ID first. Just enter your email address in the box and hit the giant blue button.
Step 3 – Validating your email
After submitting the form you should see this screen, and also receive and email at the address you entered. This is just one of those ‘please click the link in the email to validate your account’ processes, so copy and paste the link into your Japanese enabled ID and you should be at the next step.
Step 4 – Enter your details
Next page wants some details. From top to bottom: Your birthdate (YYYY/MM/DD) SEGA ID Username (has to be between 6-16 chars) Password (8-16 characters, must have a number if I’m not mistaken. If it doesn’t work include 2 numbers) Repeat Password. Security Question, not that it matters which choice you pick but here are the options:
通っていた幼稚園（保育園）の名前は？ – Name of your kindergarten
生まれた町名は？ – Town where you were born?
最初に乗った車の車種は？ – What’s your first car?
子供の頃の憧れの選手は？ – ? 初恋の人のファーストネームは？ – Name of your first love?
最初に飼ったペットの名前は？ – First pet’s name?
中学校三年生の時の担任は？ – Name of your 3rd year high school teacher?
You may need to input your answer in half-width katakana. If you need to, hit up this page on Wikipedia and just copy and paste the characters out of the table.
Security Question answer Once you are done, hit the button at the bottom.
Step 5 – Confirm details
Step 6 – SEGA ID registration done
Step 7 – Getting to the PSO2 Beta signup
You’ll see this screen next. The one you’re interested in is the PSO 2 Closed Beta. Click the grey button. *Note* More items have since been added to this page, just look for the same blue characters as in the picture below and click the grey button.