[Elsword Japan] How and To Play at Elsword Japan

How and To Play At Elsword Japan

A Project that dedicated to assist Elsword Player that curious about Elsword Japan Server. Here you can read about registration, things to keep in mind, Elsword Client, and Elsword Manual Patch.
If you need something don’t hesitate to drop a message, will do supporting your request as best I can do.

Quick Links : Tutorial | Elsword Japan Client Project | FAQ . . . たぶん | Elsword Japan Issue


Just straight tutorial [lazy to write too long :laugh: ]
Basic Need
1. Japan VPN
2. Japan IME [Must !]
Only that :laugh:
Elsword Japan Website URL : http://elsword.hangame.co.jp
Dont know any Japanese text ? Use Chrome > Right Click > Translate to English
For Captcha Registration use http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/hiragana.htm

Kuri Note : Beware for Pickup your VPN IP for Registering and Play


~ Japan VPN Section ~

Update : I wouldn’t recommend using free vpn server, due recent mass ban on some Game on Japan Server *Not limited to Elsword only*. So becarefull about it

It’s up to you how you can get any Japan VPN, but I will point free and paid service
Free : VPN Gate [http://www.vpngate.net/en/] Academic Research from Tsukuba University Japan. Tutorial : http://www.vpngate.net/en/howto_softether.aspx or Tsunagarumon
+ Free
– Rely on Volunteer sometimes unrealible [But not all, I got VPN from VPN Gate that reliable until now 1 Month+]
Paid : Just google Japan VPN, its many like Vpyr VPN, Express VPN, etc etc

Elsword Japan Client Project by Kurisutaru

Hello こちら Kurisutaru です!
Yup this project initiated by Me, because many people told me to to help other player for Playing at Elsword Japan

~ Elsword Japan Client [Update Code : 5th Anniversary ~

Yep I’m kindly enough to upload Elsword Japan client that you can use after initializing the installer from Elsword Japan web plugin
Patched, Packed, Uploaded, and QCed by Kurisutaru ~

Kurisutaru : Hosted on Mega.co.nz nofile.io Global-Files.net

Just login @ Elsword Hangame > Install Plugin > Start Game > Waiting until installer were downloaded > Specify path > When patcher start downloading files just cancel > Extract files from archive > Start Game > Viola you got latest version
Note : I will update the base client every major patch but i wont keep it as promise.

Manual Patch


Cummulative Patch From Fourth Class 3rd Line Preparation -> 20180502

Currently Hiatus – busy with game backlog

~ Contribute ~

Want to contribute ? Yes you can contribute to Me on these things [Just contact Me if you want to contribute, Note : I’m poor you know :laugh: ]

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FAQ . . . たぶん

Things that you DO/N’T IT at Elsword Japan

1. PVP : Ping yourself to Google.co.jp see your latency when connected on VPN, if higher than 150ms please dont force to Arena just for [email protected]#$ sake. Beware Elsword Japan got official Twitter Arena for reporting any player that abusing [Lag/Farming]
2. Language : Dont be dumb, we already crossing the line from IP Country Restriction, so dont [email protected]#$ to chat in public beside Japanese Language. Dont know Japanese Language ? Just shut up.
3. Dungeon : Be nice with random party people with say よろ/よろしく/よろです/よろしくお願いします in the dungeon start and おつ/おつかれ/おつかれさま/おつかれさまでした at end of Dungeon. Cant write it ? Keep silent or just shut up. I saw some Foreigner Player [English] idiot for saying Hello when dungeon start and Thx at dungeon end. I dont know If Hangame privacy policy and agreement that allowed language beside Japanese, but In Elsword Korea you would got banned for sure.
~ Additional ~
1. Love Me <3
2. Be Nice with any player [Like say what I write on point number 3 above, usually keep quiet just OK, but better you learn a simple greetings like よろしく or おつかれ would be great]
3. Keep Low profile and dont make unnecessary attention
4. Install Japanese IME [Optional but recommended for looking item on Market Board]
1. Hate Me </3
2. PVP [150ms] or Dungeon Party Search [200ms] f you’re got high Latency [more than that were unacceptable !] [Because I got once that a Japanese player ask the party who’s the lagger, that time was Me :laugh: ]
3. Chat your language on public, Japanese Language is a Must for Speaking on Public [Unless they know your language, keep it PM / Whipser] [I hear a story that some Japanese people that really really hate foreigner on PSO2]
Personal Note : Please dont do anything stupid on Elsword Japan, We already have a chance to play at wonderful server, so if you not serious playing at this server just leave this server alone !

Things that I Don’t know until now at Elsword Japan

1. How to Recharge Hancoin :laugh: If anyone know, please tell me. Need those B Slot :laugh: Seems impossible unless you ask Japanese Player to send via gift to you

CURRENT ISSUE – IP Address Security Lock

Just a tips, better you don’t change your IP too much since it can trigger Account Security Lock
As far as I can understand with their Customer Service, there was a System that automatically lock your account based on Unfarmiliar IP Address (Especially that you dont have any long-term-VPN)
Image just like this

How to Unlock ? Inquiry at Hangame Elsword Inquiry page



Some of My Guildmate got permanent Ban Trade [New Character Ban trade already expired], simply they can trade / search board / enter market. I already open support ticket with errrr somewhat google-translated Japanese (sorry but I just know the basic grammar fundamental) and still no reply from Hangame.
If you know something about this please comment at this page with Opening “[HOT] CURRENT ISSUE – PERMANENT BAN TRADE” Any help will be useful for anyone that play at Elsword Japan [Since KR already moving to cleaning non-Korean People play there]
*Not sure If this one permanent or not
Trade / Market Lock already issued by Hangame, If your ID still got Trade / Market lock please send support inquiry on Hangame Inquiry page !
Update : WATCH-OUT TRADE / MARKET LOCK STILL EXIST, seems they filter by IP Address !
Update : I already got explanation from Hangame Customer Service, they said there is a bug on their system that prevent player from trade / market / search board. The suggestion from Hangame Customer Service just wait. Dunno if they got Market Revamp @ 12 March, [since they already posted here something about premium service shop that changed to 15 Slot *like a Market Revamp right ?*].
Since I got the lock too on 26 Feb 2014 Maintenance
Already fixed on My ID



    Feb 22, 2015 11:57 AM

    How would I be able to cash ingame? All I really want is a B-slot for one character.

    • Varenchinusu

      Feb 22, 2015 12:56 PM

      Japan Identity Registration for allowing your account buy cash


      Feb 23, 2015 4:50 AM

      Is it not possible to fake it?

    • Varenchinusu

      Feb 23, 2015 7:47 AM

      Nope, unless you want to get your account permanently locked because false / fake information

      The Identity registration needed for account recovery beside allowing the account it self buy a cash


    Mar 15, 2015 8:32 AM

    I got into the game but im trying to invite a friend to a party yet every time it just says “You have denied the party invite” when I didn’t and she never even got the invite, what do I do? D:


    Mar 15, 2015 8:32 AM

    I got into the game but I’m trying to invite a friend to a party yet every time it just says “You have denied the party invite” when I didn’t and she never even got the invite, what do I do? D:


      Mar 15, 2015 8:33 AM

      sorry didn’t mean to post twice I didn’t realize it already posted and I wanted to fix a little error XD

    • Varenchinusu

      Mar 15, 2015 10:03 AM

      On the option > Uncheck denied Party Invitation


    Apr 10, 2015 5:34 AM

    Hey, for some reason GameGuard isn’t letting me launch the game and gives me an error. I launched the game fine before this update.


    Apr 10, 2015 5:36 AM

    Hey, for some reason the GameGuard gives me an error and I can’t launch the game. Before this update it worked fine before.

    • Varenchinusu

      Apr 10, 2015 6:59 AM

      Try to disable your Antivirus ? Got no problem at Mine


      Apr 10, 2015 10:26 PM

      I’m surprised that was the problem since I disabled it but this time I uninstalled it. Thank you so much anyways.

    • Varenchinusu

      Apr 10, 2015 10:29 PM



    Apr 22, 2015 11:29 PM

    I’ve played JP 2 years and earning ed in this game is hard, so i want to buy some card(hancoin) to get my characters better.
    but i dont know how to buy card from japan

    • Varenchinusu

      Apr 23, 2015 12:57 AM

      2 years play, but dont know you can’t recharge hancoin unless you have Japanese residential ?

      Unless you have legit Japanese mobile number simply you cant


    Apr 23, 2015 11:47 PM

    what’s your guild? i want to join 🙂

    • Varenchinusu

      Apr 24, 2015 7:35 AM

      Eluminos, PM Me on facebook to get invitation

      Note : Currently no one active beside Me


    May 10, 2015 6:01 AM

    i dont know how to do captcha if u can help thanks also plz do a tutorial of ho to register nico nico or nexonthanks

    • Varenchinusu

      May 10, 2015 7:27 AM

      I dont know about nico nico and nexon one, but for nico nico you can regis the ID using their english site


    May 19, 2016 8:01 PM

    Thanks for the guide Kuris,

    May I ask what is your prefered vpn or proxy settings you are using today?
    Could we play this game by direct connection like dc the vpn as the game client starts?

    • Varenchinusu

      May 19, 2016 9:40 PM

      “May I ask what is your prefered vpn or proxy settings you are using today?”

      I’m using self hosted server on Japan

      “Could we play this game by direct connection like dc the vpn as the game client starts?”


      I believe I reply via mail on accident, sorry about that


    May 24, 2016 12:11 AM

    Can i PM you ingame to get invited to the guild ? On which character you are mostly on ?

    • Varenchinusu

      May 24, 2016 6:09 AM

      Sure, I’m always use My Main Character [Varukirie]

    • Varenchinusu

      May 24, 2016 6:18 AM

      Its better that You PM Me on FB when you’re already online

      Today I will online around 9:00PM JST


    Jun 06, 2016 11:48 AM

    Thanks for the reply Kuris ^_^

    I gave it a try using freeware vpn. But none of them seems stable.

    Can I ask about you about how to set up a dedicated server in JP just like yours?

    A link to the website is ok, but it would be nice if you email me in details ^_^.

    Thank you again for this wonderful guide.

    • Varenchinusu

      Jun 06, 2016 12:19 PM

      I’m using Freeware VPN Client and Server though [Softether VPN]

      “Can I ask about you about how to set up a dedicated server in JP just like yours?”

      I’m using VPS [Virtual Private Server] not dedicated since cheaper.

      Just google “how to setup Softether VPN Server / OpenVPN VPN server on Linux*”

      *[Depend what Linux OS that you pick on your VPS / Dedicated Server]


    Jun 26, 2016 7:01 PM

    where i can find you in jp server??

    • Varenchinusu

      Jun 26, 2016 7:10 PM

      Feita Town, Sanders 3 Channel



    Jul 06, 2016 9:07 PM

    may i ask if i could join the guild

    • Varenchinusu

      Jul 06, 2016 11:13 PM

      Touch Me on Facebook

      *On the bottom of this site


    Jul 06, 2016 11:20 PM

    Sorry, this content isn’t available right now 🙁


    Jul 09, 2016 3:28 PM

    How do I download the plugin for the game when it’s not supported by chrome anymore?

    • Varenchinusu

      Jul 10, 2016 10:20 AM

      Using IETab on Chrome or just use IE11


    Aug 02, 2016 12:11 PM

    What is a japan VPN and how do I get one?

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 02, 2016 12:34 PM

      VPN that hosted on Japan region (Usually got Japan IP)

      How ? Either using the Softether Community Server or Paid Service


      Aug 02, 2016 12:59 PM

      Also, do you need VPN to PLAY JP or do you just need it to register

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 02, 2016 1:21 PM

      Register and Play aka Full VPN


    Aug 02, 2016 2:22 PM

    Oh yeah and can i join your guild

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 02, 2016 2:29 PM

      Message Me again on Facebook or here around 06:00 ~ 07:00 PM UTC+7


    Aug 04, 2016 11:18 AM

    Ok so I start elsword and its loading and so when its about to hit 100% IT GOES DOWN TO FREAKING -100% THEN IT STARTS LOADING BACK UP AGAIN XD

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 04, 2016 11:21 AM

      Isnt the Els Patcher always like that ?

      First Step they usually Checking File and set the progress full bar

      If they found something need to patch they change the text

      Downloading [filename] and the progress bar were resetted


      Aug 04, 2016 11:23 AM

      But it went back -100 just just back to 0 but lower thats normal?

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 04, 2016 11:27 AM

      If failed to download its restarted though

      And its natural if you got unstable connection


    Aug 04, 2016 3:18 PM

    OMFG ok new problem ok so everything is all loaded up so the launcher disappears usually elsword would appear but it does not for some reason

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 04, 2016 3:23 PM

      Check your IP region on whatismyip


    Aug 04, 2016 3:38 PM

    it said
    City: Tsubata
    State: Ishikawa
    Country: JP
    ISP: So-net Service

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 04, 2016 3:43 PM

      Did you start from Elsword webpage ? You can’t launch the game just with click the elsword.exe


      Aug 04, 2016 3:52 PM

      I clicked it and nothing happened…. This is very annoying T.T

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 04, 2016 4:20 PM

      Use Internet Explorer

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