How to use your Mag in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

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Mags have several useful features that can make your time in-game much more interesting. They can be configured to locate specific items and even play music when the game's normal tracks don't suit your fantasy. Here's everything you need to know about using Mags in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.

Using your Mag

Mags have several functions that range from cosmetic alterations to efficient configurations that you can alter at your leisure:

Modifying Mag Forms

While playing Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, you'll occasionally obtain Mag Forms from active Seasons. Mag Forms are account-binding items that allow you to alter how your Mag looks. To use a Mag Form, open the Mag menu and choose the Add New Form option. This is a permanent addition that you can change freely using the Change Mag Form option in the Mag menu. You can also change the color of your Mag using the Mag Color Settings option, but you must have a Mag-specific Color Change ticket to do so. If you're into the cosmetic side of the game, this is a great way to have your Mag match that new outfit you've just designed. You can also choose not to display your Mag from the Mag menu. Note that all of this is purely cosmetic and provides no additional bonuses.

Related: How to Get Trinite in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Active Sonar Target

If you fancy a more useful function of your Mag, consider utilizing its Active Sonar. As the name suggests, your Mag is equipped with Active Sonar which allows it to scan for categorically assigned If you fancy a more useful function of your Mag, consider utilizing its Active Sonar. As the name suggests, your Mag is equipped with Active Sonar, which allows it to scan for categorically assigned items that litter the game world. The following is a brief description of each of the associated categories:

  • Minerals - Ores such as Dualomite and Trinite
  • TAMES - All non-hostile wildlife
  • Vegetables - Foods such as Rich Kvaris Carrots and Robust Aelio Turnips
  • Fruits - Foods such as Robust Aelio Bananas and Rich Retem Cherries
  • Seafood - Foods such as Crisp Aelio Crabs and Robust Aelio Lobsters
  • Item Container: Green - Common Item Crates
  • Item Container: Gold - Uncommon Item Crates
  • Item Container: Red - Rare Item Crates
  • Valuable Items - Items such as Alpha Reactors and Snoal. Sell these for instant N-Meseta.
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To enable your Mag to scan for these items, open the Active Sonar Target Settings in the Mag menu, then select your desired categories. When active, your Mag will begin to scan the immediate area. It will emit a visible and audible pulse from its frame in the direction of one of your selected items if one is nearby. Follow it until you reach the item. We recommend only selecting a few categories at a time because there is no indication of which items your Mag is actively pulsing. It may become confusing to locate what you're looking for otherwise.


Mags, additionally, has an onboard jukebox that will alter the game's music. To use it, open the Mag menu and select "Music Settings" at the bottom. There, you can play music that you've already registered, add new music to the jukebox, or create a playlist using the music you already own. You'll need music disks, found in-game, to use the jukebox. These can be obtained through the Personal Shop Market, AC/SG Scratch tickets, and the Treasure Shop. Note that music tracks from major in-game events, such as PSE Burst boss encounters, will override the jukebox. Once concluded, the jukebox will continue playing the last song as normal.

For more on Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, check out How to find cosmetics on the Personal Shop Market in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis and Phantasy Star Online 2 Comi Codes (September 2022).

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