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Getting Started & System Requirements

Phantasy Star Online 2 can be installed via multiple methods, but for the sake of this guide, we'll only focus on 2 of them.

Please make sure that your system is capable of installing PSO2. You can do this by checking your system requirements against the minimum requirements below.

OS: 8.1/10 64bit
※As the game uses a 64bit exe, 32bit versions of Windows are no longer supported.
※Windows 7 is not officially supported and SEGA makes no guarantee that it will work on Windows 7.
Processor: Intel Core i3-4150 or better
※CPU must have the AVX instruction set or it will fail to launch PSO2.
※2nd generation Core processors (Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge-E) may work as well, but your progress may vary.
You can check to make sure that your CPU will work by running this program.
Memory: 8 GB RAM or higher
Storage: 80 GB or higher (Formatted NTFS)
Display: 1280x720 or higher
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 or better
AMD Radeon HD 5570 or better
Direct X: Direct X 11 or better
Sound Card: Direct X compatible sound card
Additional notes: A high speed broadband connection is required.
Storage and graphics requirements will change without notice.

Various Methods of Installing PSO2

# Method Description
1 Via Torrent
(Fastest)
By installing a BitTorrent client and downloading the associated .torrent file in the BitTorrent client, you can download the setup files that are used to install the game.
2 Via the Tweaker By installing or downloading the PSO2 Tweaker, an 3rd party launcher that we've created, you can allow the Tweaker to download the game for you.
3 Via the Official Launcher Installing the game via the official launcher can be done as well. This guide however, will not cover on installing the game via the official stock launcher.
4 Copying the game from a friend By copying the game's installation folder from a friend (the folder in which PSO2 is installed) on to a large enough drive (at least 60GB or more), the game can be played without having to install the game. The drive must be formatted as either exFAT or NTFS, due to file size restrictions.


As stated before, this guide will only cover the Torrent and Tweaker methods of downloading & installing the game.

Click here for the Torrent method Click here for the Tweaker method