How to download Maplestory 2 in SEA region (with picture guides)

by Sammy Chan

Maplestory 2 finally came out last week! Published by Nexon, the game is currently only available in selected regions including North and South America, Oceania and Europe. If you happen to live outside of these areas, you won’t be able to download the game altogether. Since there isn’t any news on a South East Asia release, here’s a way to skip the wait and start playing now. Here’s a guide on how to download Maplestory 2 in SEA by using VPN! You’re going to have downloaded several things so follow the steps closely.
UPDATE: If you ever get “Wrong credentials” please take your own initiative to check VPN Book for the new password, they change it every other week. You can get the new password here.
Disclaimer: Do this at your own risk! We’re only showing you what works for us, we are not to be held responsible should you experience technical difficulties.
RELATED: How to update Maplestory 2 in SEA

How to download Maplestory 2 in SEA

Follow the steps closely! We’re skipping right ahead to the technical stuff so make sure you already have a Nexon account before attempting the following steps.

Downloading the basic things you need:

  • Download and install the Nexon launcher.
  • Go to OpenVPN, click on SEE DETAILS, scroll down and select Windows Installer. Refer to picture below.

Screengrab via OpenVPN

  • Follow the installation wizard and install the VPN.
  • Open up your launcher for the first time, let it update. Once it’s done, close it. Don’t sign-in or anything.
    • *IMPORTANT*: Make sure you completely exit the launcher. Check your system tray, right-click on the Nexon icon and Exit.

Setting up the VPN:

  • Go to VPNBook and select Free VPN from the header menu.

Screengrab via VPNBook

  • From the OpenVPN list, select US1 OpenVPN Certificate Bundle and download it.

Screengrab via VPNBook

  • Open the zip file (you’ll need an unzipper for this if you don’t have one, click on the highlighted word to download WinRAR). Don’t extract the files just yet.
  • Now go to your C drive and locate the OpenVPN folder.
    • This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > OpenVPN > config
  • Select all four of the files from the zip file and drag them over to your config folder. It should look like this:

Files screengrab

Downloading Maplestory 2 SEA:

Now, your VPN is ready! These next few steps are important to make the download work so follow closely!

  • Go back to your desktop (or Start menu) and start OpenVPN GUI.
  • Check your system tray to make sure it’s running. If you see a PC icon with a lock on it, like this, then it’s running.
  • Right-click on the OpenVPN GUI icon and connect to vpnbook-us1-tcp443.
  • Updated:
    • username: vpnbook
      password: 283swrn
  • Login with the details above and remember to check Save Password so you don’t have to do it every time.
  • Once you’ve successfully connected, open up the Nexon Launcher, log in with your Nexon account and if your VPN is working, the Download button should be green.
  • Click on the Download button (and wait approximately 84 years), select your installation folder.

Screengrab via Nexon Launcher

  • Let it Verify the download, once it shows 0% (or any numerical percentage), go back to your system tray. Right-click on OpenVPN GUI and select Disconnect.

RELATED: How to play Maplestory 2 in SEA
The VPN speed is extremely slow and will probably take forever for the download to complete if you don’t disconnect and use your actual connection. So make sure you follow the steps closely and do that. Once your download is complete, head on over to this article on how to launch and play Maplestory 2 SEA. If you have any problem, leave a comment and we’ll try to help.

You may also like


How to play Maplestory 2 in SEA region (with picture guides) - Best In Slot 15/10/2018 - 5:29 pm

[…] How to download Maplestory 2 SEA (with picture guides) […]

Ramon Ozaeta 16/10/2018 - 10:40 am

I love it! You are a savior! Been trying to gain access to this game since it came out. Will finally try this game out and will surely tell my friends about it.

Eri Gaito 16/10/2018 - 11:51 am

No problem! Remember to share it with your friends ๐Ÿ˜€

Ramon Ozaeta 16/10/2018 - 7:34 pm

Tried. Works 100%. See you guys in game!

Eri Gaito 16/10/2018 - 8:06 pm

Awesome! Happy mapling ~

Jan Michael A. Dy 16/10/2018 - 11:27 am

Just download and install ULTRASURF, then connect automatically. Then open the Nexon launcher and download the client.

Eri Gaito 16/10/2018 - 7:08 pm

Haven’t tried that, thanks for the suggestion ๐Ÿ˜€

Reyleigh 16/10/2018 - 11:22 pm

question if you finish downloading it can you close the ultrasurf while playing maple story 2 ??

Eri Gaito 17/10/2018 - 12:14 am

I’m not sure about Ultrasurf since I didn’t try out that method. I suppose you can , after you launch the client of course. I suggest following our steps in

Reyleigh 16/10/2018 - 11:23 pm

when you finish downloading it can you play maple story turning off the ultrasurlf ??

Hagane 17/10/2018 - 2:11 am

why do i always got a reactivate account message everytime i tried to log in in the nexon launcher?
i already make sure that i logged in after the connection got through..

Eri Gaito 18/10/2018 - 9:54 am

Cause the launcher detect you as a different area/person every time you turn on the VPN . To avoid this , tick the auto log in everytime option

Hagane 19/10/2018 - 7:47 pm

It helped! thanks!

acrucia 18/10/2018 - 5:54 pm

having trouble connect to vpn, it look like this Thu Oct 18 17:52:22 2018 MANAGEMENT: >STATE:1539856342,CONNECTED,ERROR,,198.7

SEAGM Editor 18/10/2018 - 9:02 pm

You may want to try other VPNs too…

Eri Gaito 18/10/2018 - 10:59 pm

Did you try the new ID and pw ? VPNBook just updated it

Shadรถw 18/10/2018 - 7:17 pm

Can I play the game on Steam in Malaysia?

SEAGM Editor 18/10/2018 - 8:46 pm

It’s also region lock on Steam. You’ll need to have VPN to play it.

Eri Gaito 18/10/2018 - 10:58 pm

Nope . Only way is via Nexon Launcher with this method

Tony Smith (@mmotony2017) 19/10/2018 - 3:45 pm

Thatโ€™s ok, but maybe these cheap mesos from could help me a lotโ€ฆ.

srknight 20/10/2018 - 2:49 pm

thank for this. But there a lil bit problem. It cant let me go in the game. the Error is 10060. Plz help, thank you

Eri Gaito 20/10/2018 - 6:59 pm

These error codes refer to your Firewall blocking a MapleStory 2 page.
To resolve this, please temporarily disable your Firewall before launching MapleStory 2. You can also add an exception to your firewall to the following page:
Should the error persist, then please adjust your Internet Options:
Open Control Panel
Locate and click on “Internet Options”
Navigate to the Advanced tab
Search through the Settings and locate a Security option for “Do not save encrypted pages to disk”
Un-check this checkbox
Click on “Apply” and “OK” to save changes

junxbyeol 21/10/2018 - 5:57 pm

i found out that once you click the download u can disconnect the vpn so you dont have to wait forever to download ๐Ÿ˜€

Eri Gaito 22/10/2018 - 9:10 am

Yeh I mentioned that in the last paragraph ๐Ÿ˜›

heisenberg 22/10/2018 - 8:52 pm

I canโ€™t seem to open neon Launcher whenever i connect with the VPN

Eri Gaito 23/10/2018 - 9:58 am

Is it your first launch ?

heisenberg 23/10/2018 - 11:00 pm

Yea it is i am using bootcamp too

Eri Gaito 24/10/2018 - 10:30 am

Okay first launch you have to do it without the VPN . Cause there’s an update and the VPN is too slow to download the first-time launch files. Once you’ve updated , close the launcher , turn on VPN and open it again . Check the guide for detailed steps , it’s mentioned up there ๐Ÿ™‚ If you still need help, do drop by our Discord , you can get a faster response there from me xD

AureliaRS 23/10/2018 - 9:32 am

If there is an update on the Maplestory client, how do we go about downloading it ?

Eri Gaito 23/10/2018 - 9:57 am

Yea there was . Same method with the download .

Satanichia 23/10/2018 - 1:04 pm

by disconnecting your VPN and getting to play Maple Story 2 is it laggy?

Eri Gaito 23/10/2018 - 1:59 pm

My ping is typically around 200~300ms . It’s playable but there’s a noticeable delay. But ultimately, u have to dc from the VPN . Or the Maple client won’t let you select character .

jesus 23/10/2018 - 3:13 pm

is there a vpn that lets u connect to OCE instead? i got ping problems :/

Eri Gaito 23/10/2018 - 3:21 pm

Doesn’t matter what VPN you use, you can just select Oceania from the server list upon launching the game.

niku 23/10/2018 - 6:15 pm

hey hey i cant connect to the vpn??? it says vpnbook-us1-tcp443 has failed

Leo 24/10/2018 - 5:41 pm

Is it normal that the verify takes very long?

Eri Gaito 24/10/2018 - 6:58 pm

Yep! Just be patient . Cause VPN is slow , it runs on kb/s .

Leo 24/10/2018 - 7:09 pm

Okay! ^-^

Kharan 24/10/2018 - 10:40 pm

I keep getting error 10053 about 2-5 mins in the game. Any fix for this?

Eri Gaito 24/10/2018 - 10:54 pm

Where are you connecting from? Country?

sean lim 25/10/2018 - 6:45 am

i did the all steps vpn got connected and dowloaded the game but i still cant play it everytime i click play it pops out an error saying im trying to access from outside of their service ?? help ty

Eri Gaito 25/10/2018 - 9:55 am

Have you followed part 2 of the guide?

ChunChunMaru 26/10/2018 - 1:00 am

i got to play the game but my attacks are delaying. how do i solve this problem

Eri Gaito 26/10/2018 - 8:53 am

Wait for SEA server XD we’re connecting to US / OCE here . there’s no way around this . it’s just a way to get in the game and play but it’s really not meant for us since there’s no SEA server yet ๐Ÿ™ so the only way to enjoy no delay , is to wait for SEA but for now , this is all we got D:

How to update Maplestory 2 in SEA region (with picture guides) - Best In Slot 26/10/2018 - 3:09 pm

[…] How to download Maplestory 2 in SEA region (with picture guides) […]

Ya Yeet 27/10/2018 - 9:48 pm

Just asking but how long will the wait 84years part be ;-;

Eri Gaito 28/10/2018 - 12:25 am

Took me like 20 minutes with OpenVPN xD Try Windscribe, alot faster . same method

Ya Yeet 28/10/2018 - 10:25 am

Can i use windscribe for the second part?

Lunarical 28/10/2018 - 12:45 pm

Thanks for the tutorial it worked and I’ve played for a day but…the next day Nexon logged me out despite clicking the option to keep me logged in ๐Ÿ™
Nexon keeps asking me to reactivate my account but I can’t do it using a VPN. Once I turn it off I can reactivate it but then I won’t be able to launch the game. I don’t know what to do T_T I’m so sad because I already have a character.

Eri Gaito 28/10/2018 - 10:47 pm

Please check my How to update guide . I have tips on that guide on how to deal with reactivation. basically , use your phone browser or email app .

How to level fast in MapleStory 2 and reach max level quickly - Best In Slot 31/10/2018 - 4:22 pm

[…] How to download Maplestory 2 in SEA region (with picture guides) […]

ZzJun 31/10/2018 - 5:22 pm

The password for the vpn is wrong , is there a fix for it ?

Eri Gaito 31/10/2018 - 6:03 pm

There’s a new password: 5bhea6u

ZzNexus 31/10/2018 - 5:33 pm

Idk if i have sent this already or not but the VPN password isnt working anymore

Eri Gaito 31/10/2018 - 6:03 pm

New password! 5bhea6u . Updated in article:)

Leo 31/10/2018 - 6:16 pm

Hey Eri! is there a discord server we could join to ask for help?

Eri Gaito 31/10/2018 - 7:26 pm

Here you go! Come to the #maplestory2 channel ๐Ÿ™‚

ChunChunMaru 31/10/2018 - 7:35 pm

HELP the vpn suddenly is not working D: D;

Eri Gaito 01/11/2018 - 12:18 am

Is it the password ? If yes theres a new one check the post , I updated ๐Ÿ™‚

lel 02/11/2018 - 8:27 pm

Right-click on the OpenVPN GUI icon and connect to vpnbook-us1-tcp443.

xzack 02/11/2018 - 9:21 pm

HELP! I have trouble logging in to the nexon launcher while my VPN is on. =(

Eri Gaito 03/11/2018 - 12:34 pm

Can you be more specific?

Reinate 03/11/2018 - 5:48 am

I’m always getting error at downloading the game, it say “content servers unreachable”. what’s that?

Eri Gaito 03/11/2018 - 12:33 pm

You possibly have weak internet connection.

Eri Gaito 07/11/2018 - 6:26 pm

You have slow internet maybe ? That’s a connection time out error .

mstj 04/11/2018 - 2:54 pm

Hi, iโ€™ve followed your above steps but i still have the error code 10060 when i clicked onto the server. Advise please, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

Eri Gaito 05/11/2018 - 10:41 am

Just try again . That error usually means either server was down for maintenance or server full.

CLement 22/11/2018 - 1:43 am

it says Wrong Credential.. when connecting to VPN. I’ve got the id and pw correct. Please advice. Thank you

Eri Gaito 22/11/2018 - 9:33 am

new pw: e2bhr63

Caasi 29/11/2018 - 10:41 pm

Helloo !! How do i connect “OpenVPN GUI icon and connect to vpnbook-us1-tcp443.” cuz i dont have the vpnbook-us1-tcp443 … help me !!!

Eri Gaito 29/11/2018 - 11:04 pm

That’s cause you didn’t download it lol . You skipped a step . Re-read the guide from Setting up the VPN .

Minh Hร  Nhแบญt 14/12/2018 - 11:13 am

The new password got wrong credentials. Please help!!!

Eri Gaito 14/12/2018 - 3:21 pm


Silas the Seal 22/12/2018 - 4:40 pm

Have you encountered any major problems when you’re playing the game using this method? Like is there a lot of lag or stuff like that (idk, sort of a beginner when it comes to this stuff :D)?
I just don’t want to go through all this stuff, when, if in the end, the gameplay itself is not so good.
– also when I’m making my Nexon account can I just select any country?
Thanks in advance! ๐Ÿ˜€

Eri Gaito 22/12/2018 - 4:56 pm

Yea lots of people stopped playing now cauze endgame too RNG base ๐Ÿ™ as for country , have to select Nexon supported ones . Basically EU or America

Silas the Seal 22/12/2018 - 6:30 pm

Thx for the quick reply!

sawsoh 31/12/2018 - 10:08 pm

Hi brother, is smthing wrong with the server ? cause it said no certificate to connect
been playing for a while then this happened

Eri Gaito 09/01/2019 - 8:56 am

Probably was on maintenance?

Brozin 06/01/2019 - 5:43 pm

I already did all the steps instructed but i still get wrong credentials error. I even check the latest password from vpnbook twitter. Still not working. Any idea why? T-T

Eri Gaito 09/01/2019 - 8:54 am

They changed again : fn7rbca

KK 15/01/2019 - 12:23 am

it say connecting to vpnbook-us1 – tcp443 has failed
I use the latest from vpnbook id and pass ady

woooglet 01/04/2019 - 3:10 pm

Hi , try this other VPN – Windscribe

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: