Update Notes 2.0.0

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Welcome to our 1.5 Year Anniversary update notes! Hello, this is the "Project SEKAI" development team.

Version 2.0.0, our first major update in a while, will mainly implement a new way to play, the "Rank Match."

"Rank Match" implementation and pre-season[edit | edit source]

Since its release, "Project SEKAI" has regularly held competitions such as "Proseka CS" (Project SEKAI Championship). We believe that the connection between the rhythm game part of Proseka and the competition scene is one that we would like to continue to strengthen, so we have decided to add a game mode that allows players to demonstrate their skills in an environment comparable to official competitions.

About "Rank Match"[edit | edit source]

"Rank Match" is a competitive rhythm game mode where players compete one-on-one to achieve a higher rank during a season. Rank Match is added a single game mode, not as an event. This means that it can be played alongside any event.

How to participate in Rank Matches[edit | edit source]

Because Rank Match is a more challenging mode, it will only be available to players have 10 more full combos on EXPERT and MASTER difficulties.

Rules for Rank Match and music difficulty[edit | edit source]

Rank Matches have special rules with two conditions:

  • The strength of party does not affect the score. Skills do not activate.
  • Score calculations are based on the note judgement results.
Score calculations
Judgement Score

In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined based on the following values, in ascending priority:

  1. Number of PERFECTs
  2. Maximum combo
  3. Remaining life

The match will count as a tie if all 3 values are also the same for both players.

In addition, rewards such as Live Rewards, Song Rewards, various types of EXP, event points and badges can be earned in Ranked Matches. The score that determines these rewards is calculated as if it were a Solo Live. Live bonus is also applied.

About music selection[edit | edit source]

In the competition, songs are selected based on one's rank. The difficulty levels of the songs selected are as follows:

Rank Difficulty range
Beginner rank 22-24
Bronze rank 23-26
Silver rank 25-28
Gold rank 27-30
Platinum rank 29-32
Diamond rank 30-34
Master rank 31-36

The difficulty levels are after the changed are applied in the "Increase in maximum song difficulty and difficulty revision for some songs" section, described later in these notes. Please read this section for more details.

About Ranked Match ranks and seasons[edit | edit source]

About starting ranks[edit | edit source]

In order to determine starting rank in a Rank Match, 3 preliminary matches will be held to gauge the skill of the player. In these matches, players will be matched with other players of similar abilities. This is based on past live performances. Your starting rank will be determined based on the results of these 3 matches and your past live performances.

About rank[edit | edit source]

To advance in rank, you must accumulate "rank points." You earn one rank point by winning a live performance. You will be promoted to a higher rank by accumulating 5 rank points. However, if you lose a live performance, you lose a rank point. If you currently have 0 rank points and lose a live performance, you will be demoted to a lower rank.

About rank point bonus[edit | edit source]

There is a rank point bonus, which increased rank points by one rank point for every 100 rank points accumulated. This rank point bonus is increased or decreased depending on the live results. During the preseason, the conditions are as follows, but this may change in the future.

Condition Bonus
Defeating a higher ranked player +10
End with 0 life -30

The "ALL PERFECT" and "FULL COMBO" point bonuses do not overlap.

Season[edit | edit source]

The Rank Match is a season-long competition in which players compete to reach as high of a rank as they can within a certain period of time. The rank at the end of the season is the final score and a season rank is awarded as a title. When the next season starts, your rank will be reset and you still start from the starting rank. The final ranks of the past seasons are recorded and can be viewed at any time from the Rank Match screen.

About the pre-season[edit | edit source]

A pre-season will be held for Rank Match before the first season. During this pre-season, data will be collected and checked to ensure that the first season can be held in a proper state, with rebalancing to ensure that the number of players within a rank is not overly concentrated. Additionally, this will serve to check the server load and check for any serious problems that may arise while playing the match.

In order to ensure stable matchmaking across all ranks, the queue hours during the pre-season will be limited from 18:00 to 24:59 JST. If we confirm that the matchmaking is stable, we will consider expanding the queue hours during the pre-season period.

Unlike an normal season, the pre-season will only reward players with a small amount of coins at the end of the season, and the results will not be recorded. We hope that players will use the pre-season as a warm-up for the normal season and to try out the Rank Match game mode.

We will announce the timing of the pre-season in a separate in-game announcement.

Increased Master Rank bonus values for 4☆ cards and birthday / anniversary cards[edit | edit source]

The change in event bonus introduced during the first anniversary that increased event bonus according to Master Rank did not encourage raising the Master Rank of 4☆ and birthday / anniversary cards. The bonus values will be increased as follows:

4☆ cards
Master Rank Old bonus New bonus
1 2% 10%
2 4% 11%
3 6% 12%
4 8% 13%
5 10% 15%

Birthday / anniversary cards
Master Rank Old bonus New bonus
1 1.5% 5%
2 3% 6%
3 4.5% 7%
4 6% 8%
5 7.5% 10%

Additional Kizuna Rank Combinations[edit | edit source]

The following 3 pairs will be added Kizuna Rank:

Please note that Kizuna EXP is not retroactive, so Kizuna EXP will not be earned by playing lives with these combinations before they are added. Although only 3 pairs will be added this time, we are planning to add more pairs at a faster pace in the future.

Increase in maximum song difficulty level and difficulty level revision for some songs[edit | edit source]

While there has been an increase in the number of "high difficulty songs", the difficulty of songs within the same difficulty level, especially levels 33-34, has been perceived very differently from one song to another. In order to resolve this situation, we will expand the range of difficulty levels and revise the difficulty level descriptions for some songs. The following is a list of the affected songs and their revised difficulty levels.

Song Difficulty Old level New level
the EmpErroR MASTER 34 36
EXPERT 30 31
HARD 21 23
Don't Fight The Music MASTER 34 36
HARD 21 23
Endmark ni Kibou to Namida o Soete MASTER 34 35
EXPERT 30 31
HARD 21 23
Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu MASTER 33 35
EXPERT 29 30
HARD 21 22
EXPERT 30 31
HARD 21 23
Roku-chou Nen to Ichiya Monogatari MASTER 33 34
Hatsune Miku no Gekishou EXPERT 29 30
Teo MASTER 31 32
Children Record MASTER 31 32
fixer MASTER 30 31
Lower MASTER 30 31
Glory Steady Go! MASTER 29 30
Milk Crown on Sonechka MASTER 29 30
Nijiiro Stories MASTER 28 29
Kimiiro Marine Snow EXPERT 27 28
Nikkori^^ Chousatai no Theme EXPERT 26 27
Tenshi no Clover EXPERT 26 27

Note that this adjustment only changes the description of the difficulty level, and does not change the map of the rhythm game itself.

Increase in the amount of unit EXP earned in live performances to make it easier to increase unit rank[edit | edit source]

Currently, it has been difficult for new Proseka players to obtain unit EXP needed to unlock the Main Stories. Since playing lives to unlock parts of the Main Story is an important part of getting used to playing the game, we have decided to make an adjustment that will significantly increase the amount of unit EXP earned through lives. This adjustment will be applied after the 1.5 Year Anniversary Main Story release campaign.

Discontinuation of some gachas and adjustment of their holding period[edit | edit source]

Since its release, we have offered a variety of gachas, but if has been difficult for new players to which one to pull as a result. In order to solve this problem, we will discontinue some of the gachas and adjust the time that they are held. The gachas in question and their details are as follows.

Event Member Gacha[edit | edit source]

This gacha was introduced in the early days of the game because many people did not have a single card which contributed to their event bonus. However, now it is at the end of its usefulness.

3☆ Guaranteed Ticket Gacha[edit | edit source]

This gacha was rarely pulled, therefore, it will be removed as of April 30, 2022 14:59 JST. Along with the discontinuation of this gacha, the Guaranteed 3☆ or better ticket will also be discontinued. This ticket will be turned into 300 fragments of feelings at a later date. Due to the discontinuation of this gacha, the 3☆ Guaranteed Ticket Gacha will not be held this April.

Beginner's Support Start Dash Gacha[edit | edit source]

It has been unclear to know which out of the Beginner's Support Start Dash Gacha and Beginner's Support Memorial Select Gacha to pull. Therefore, this gacha will be discontinued on April 30, 2022 14:59 JST. The Beginner's Support Memorial Select Gacha will be extended to one week, the same holding period as the Start Dash Gacha.

Beginner's Support Memorial Select Gacha[edit | edit source]

The holding period will be changed from two days to one week if the tutorial was started after April 28, 2022 13:30 JST. This time may change without notice.

Other functional additions/improvements[edit | edit source]

  • Improved functionality of Connect Live
  • Back key support for some screens on Android devices.
  • Fixed problem of no display on the screen for some bezel-less Android devices.
  • Changed the icon design of Character Ranks on the member screen.

Bug fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed some problems in the title screen.
  • Fixed a bug with the song selection screen and navigating to profile screen interaction.
  • Fixed other minor bugs

Navigation[edit | edit source]

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