[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



    May 11, 2018 2:24 AM

    Did you Facebook name have a same name like this one too?

    • Varenchinusu

      May 11, 2018 7:49 AM

      Its on the bottom on the site with facebook icon


    Aug 28, 2018 1:41 PM

    permisi numpang tanya nih aku kan sudah nginstal game elsword yang versi jpnnya.nah waktu aku buka websitenya elsword pakai vpn lewat internet explorer tulisanya itu Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage itu gimana ya? padahal aku sudah ngehapus semua history yang ada di IE tapi hasilnya tetap sama.nah kalau dibuka pakai mozilla tulisannya itu This site can’t be reached
    elsword.hangame.co.jp took too long to respond.

    Checking the connection
    Checking the proxy and the firewall
    Running Windows Network Diagnostics

    padahal jaringan wifi nggak ada gangguan dan sinyalnya juga bagus.jadi bingung oadahal sudah beberapa minggu masalahnya tetap sama

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 28, 2018 2:13 PM

      Use another browser for test


    Aug 29, 2018 1:47 PM


    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 29, 2018 1:48 PM

      Firefox ? Chrome ? Opera ?

      VPN via Internet Explorer ? Proxy maksudnya ? kalo proxy ga bisa dipake buat Elsword


    Aug 30, 2018 5:18 PM

    sudah aku coba pakai mozilla sama chrome hasilnya tetap sama.Aku punyanya sih cuma IE,Mozilla sama google aja masih belum punya opera


    Aug 30, 2018 5:34 PM

    ErrorProxy Server Access Denied.


    The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://elsword.hangame.co.jp/

    Proxy Access Denied.

    Sorry, you are not currently allowed to request http://elsword.hangame.co.jp/ from this proxy server until you have authenticated yourself.

    aku bahkan sudah mensetting di Ie lewat proxy dan sudah masukkan username sama passwordnya hasilnya tetap kayak gitu

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 30, 2018 6:45 PM

      Web proxy ga bisa dipake buat Elsword, kalaupun bisa cuma di web nya aja lewat. Client nya jg perlu IP JP saat launch

      Untuk hal2 technical bisa cek google not here



    Dec 06, 2018 10:55 PM

    Permisi, Kalau cara main Elsword KR ada tutornya kah?

    • Varenchinusu

      Dec 07, 2018 5:36 AM

      Nope, seinget gw harus pake KSN ato beli ID nya


    Feb 02, 2019 5:51 AM

    Hello Kurisutru, I’ve ran into a problem while trying to access JP servers.
    After starting the game through hangame, the game just grey screen and doesn’t respond. I’m not sure what I’m missing or doing wrong considering I have a JP VPN (Tunnelbear), have 100ms ping to google.co.jp, and I can run US Elsword just fine.
    Here’s what it looks like: https://imgur.com/a/44lhz0E
    Do I have to reinstall or something? Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Varenchinusu

      Feb 02, 2019 7:00 AM

      Basically that IP not passed for Japan IP Verification

      They very picky with IP filtering, if you want to play Elsword Japan better you rent vps (on Conoha like my server) then setup vpn there. And you will be guaranteed to play on Elsword Japan.


    Feb 02, 2019 8:17 AM

    Hm… I got the one you suggested known as ExpressVPN. The game did load this time, however I only got as far as this:
    “Moving to loading window” Is what I’m pretty sure it says.
    Following this message box popping up the game window disappears. Most likely crashing since I can’t find it in task manager anywhere.
    So uh… Is this VPN not working either or something?

    • Varenchinusu

      Feb 02, 2019 8:31 AM

      I didn’t suggest ExpressVPN, just hear from other people.

      Try to get different IP and try again, mine was VPS hosted by Japanese Company (Conoha.jp) but yeah you need to know how to manage the server and setup the vpn


    Feb 03, 2019 3:18 AM

    Kk, I’ll give it a go once I have the chance.


    Mar 27, 2019 6:31 PM

    hello… i installed jp elsword by myself (used hola vpn browser, made an account on nexon, installed elsword and used the vpn you recommended to play) but only elsword.exe opens, x2.exe doesn’t want to open at all, any sugestions? 🙁

    • Varenchinusu

      Mar 27, 2019 9:19 PM

      Launch it from website, not double click elsword.exe


    May 05, 2019 6:55 PM

    clicked the elsword start but nothing pops out.. only a message said unknown protocol hangamea not found, ps:i already downloaded the hangegame app


    Aug 15, 2019 8:14 PM

    Did indihome get blocked? Cant play stuck at launcher and says connection or something when i translate

    • Varenchinusu

      Aug 15, 2019 8:15 PM

      It need Japan IP


    Sep 19, 2019 12:25 AM

    Hi I can get into the game and all but idk the words to resell and delete things of my inventory, can you give me those kanji or the romaji to use the IME?
    Thx in advance

    • Varenchinusu

      Sep 19, 2019 7:53 AM

      Pic please, lazy to login


    Sep 19, 2019 8:19 AM

    hmmmmm I would like to but I can’t see a way to

    • Varenchinusu

      Sep 19, 2019 8:33 AM

      I just tried delete elite item, it didnt pop the confirmation. Seems confirmation removed ? prob


    Dec 30, 2019 1:54 PM

    the game need nexon id how I am make that???

    • Varenchinusu

      Dec 30, 2019 1:55 PM

      from nexon.jp

      its many gateway id tho

      Hangame : elsword.hangame.co.jp
      Nexon : (probably) elsword.nexon.jp
      Direct KOG : jp.elsword.com


    Dec 30, 2019 2:12 PM

    after I am made the id and open the game its say something like this


    • Varenchinusu

      Dec 30, 2019 2:16 PM

      Nexon ? Use internet explorer when start the game from website


    Dec 30, 2019 2:20 PM

    Yes nexon Id so I need to open the game with internet explore and not Mozilla Firefox

    • Varenchinusu

      Dec 30, 2019 2:23 PM

      Then the problem ? I don’t play Elsword JP from Nexon gateway so can’t help much


    Dec 30, 2019 3:29 PM

    Hai thank you very much.finally the game is open via ie

    • Varenchinusu

      Dec 30, 2019 3:32 PM

      O, I thought that question rather than statement


    Dec 30, 2019 11:44 PM

    Sorry to ask again its look like I want to ask the question. How you sell the equipment that can’t be sell its look like you must write something in Japanese words I dont know the words is but maybe you can help.

    • Varenchinusu

      Dec 31, 2019 7:20 AM

      Screenshot the dialog box, i already forget the kanji


    Dec 31, 2019 9:32 AM

    If i am not mistaken is say something like this 売… Its has 2 words.its look like I can’t sell that items cause I need to write in that Japanese words

    • Varenchinusu

      Dec 31, 2019 9:35 AM

      Just post the pic on imgur, I not playing Elsword anymore since this year

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