In PSO2: NGS, players can gather different Ores, however, using an Ore map can decrease gathering time.
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (PSO2: NGS) is a thrilling video game in which players can put their strategic abilities to the test. The game is based on the classic video game, Phantasy Star Online 2, and thus, you are likely to encounter common features in the games.
As NGS was released a decade after its predecessor, players can enjoy updated graphics, mechanics, and gameplay. The game is set on the fictitious planet of Halpha, approximately 1000 years after the events of Oracle.
While exploring the vast open world, you can gather resources, materials and items, including weapons and gear. A few players have created maps to make finding materials, such as ores, easier.
In the game, gathering means to gather materials from the environment. Players can gather meat, seafood, ores, fruits, and vegetables as they explore various regions. Most of these materials can be used as ingredients for Quick Food, but ores are mainly used in the Item Lab.
Keep in mind that there is no stamina system for gathering. This means that what you see in the environment is what you get. Once you have gathered material, it does not respawn until its cooldown has finished. However, meat is acquired from Tames and can thus be gathered freely.
PSO2 NGS: Ore map
There are currently 7 types of Ores in PSO2: NGS, but some Ores can only be gathered in specific locations in the game:
|Ore name||Where to obtain||Description|
|Monotite||Players can find this ore in Western and Central Retem, as well as in Central Aelio||It can be used to unlock Potentials and Limit Break items|
|Photon Scale||It can be found in Southern Retem||You can use it in a Capsule Exchange|
|Dualomite||You can gather it in Southern and Western Aelio. However, it can also be found in Central and Southern Retem||It is used to unlock Potentials and Limit Break items in the Item Lab|
|Photon Quartz||Players can gather this ore in Central, Northern, and Southern Aelio. You can also find it in Western Retem and Luf Maqaad||This ore is used to create Multi-Weapons in the Item Lab|
|Trinite||Found in Northern and Western Aelio, as well as in Central and Southern Retem||Used to unlock Potential and Limit Break items|
|Photon Chunk||Players can find this ore in Central, Northern, and Southern Aelio. You can also gather it Central and Northern Retem||You can use it to unlock Limit Break items and Potentials in the Item Lab|
|Tetracite||This ore can be procured in Western and Northern Retem, but also in Luf Maqaad||Unlocks Potentials at the Item Lab|
Since the areas are quite large in PSO2: NGS, you could spend hours gathering Ores. Fortunately, some players have created an Ore Map, which shows the exact location of each Ore. It is noteworthy that the Ore might already be gathered so you have to wait until it respawns to get it. Moreover, the Ore locations are subject to change:
All the Ores in the game serve the same purpose; to unlock Potentials and Limit Break items at the Item Lab. The Item Lab allows players to enhance their equipment in several ways:
|Item enhancement||This method allows you to feed weapons or units to the weapon or unit you want to enhance. It is one of the easiest ways to increase the strength of your weapons or units|
|Add special abilities||These are enchantments that you can add to your weapons or units to increase their statistics|
|Potential||Weapons have properties known as Potentials, which can be regarded as an additional skill for your character|
|Multi-weapon||You can combine 2 weapons to create a multi-weapon, which uses both weapons from 1 weapon palette|
|Preset Ability transfer||This allows you to transfer preset abilities from 1 piece of equipment to another|
Alternative methods to use to acquire Ores
In addition to gathering Ores, players can get them through the login-bonus and from the Mission Pass Rewards. Furthermore, you can purchase Ores from certain in-game vendors, or you can complete Trials to be rewarded with Ores.
|Ore name||Ways to obtain Ores|
A PSO2: NGS player that is known as Kosnag recently launched an online, interactive map to help players advance in the game. The map features important features and lootable materials, including red containers.
On the map, players can find cocoons, towers, Ryker Devices, minerals, ores, and urgent quests.
Players can use this map when farming a specific Ore, as they can filter the map’s settings to only show where they can find a specific ore.