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

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.

82 Comments

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  • Ramon Ozaeta
    Posted 16/10/2018 10:40 am 0Likes

    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
      Posted 16/10/2018 11:51 am 0Likes

      No problem! Remember to share it with your friends 😀

      • Ramon Ozaeta
        Posted 16/10/2018 7:34 pm 0Likes

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

      • Eri Gaito
        Posted 16/10/2018 8:06 pm 0Likes

        Awesome! Happy mapling ~

  • Jan Michael A. Dy
    Posted 16/10/2018 11:27 am 0Likes

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

    • Eri Gaito
      Posted 16/10/2018 7:08 pm 0Likes

      Haven’t tried that, thanks for the suggestion 😀

    • Reyleigh
      Posted 16/10/2018 11:22 pm 0Likes

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

      • Eri Gaito
        Posted 17/10/2018 12:14 am 0Likes

        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
    Posted 16/10/2018 11:23 pm 0Likes

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

  • Hagane
    Posted 17/10/2018 2:11 am 0Likes

    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
      Posted 18/10/2018 9:54 am 0Likes

      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
        Posted 19/10/2018 7:47 pm 0Likes

        It helped! thanks!

  • acrucia
    Posted 18/10/2018 5:54 pm 0Likes

    having trouble connect to vpn, it look like this Thu Oct 18 17:52:22 2018 MANAGEMENT: >STATE:1539856342,CONNECTED,ERROR,10.9.0.54,198.7

  • Shadöw
    Posted 18/10/2018 7:17 pm 0Likes

    Can I play the game on Steam in Malaysia?

  • Tony Smith (@mmotony2017)
    Posted 19/10/2018 3:45 pm 0Likes

    That’s ok, but maybe these cheap mesos from https://www.mmoah.com/maplestory-2 could help me a lot….

  • srknight
    Posted 20/10/2018 2:49 pm 0Likes

    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
      Posted 20/10/2018 6:59 pm 0Likes

      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: ugc.maplestory2.nexon.net
      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
    Posted 21/10/2018 5:57 pm 0Likes

    i found out that once you click the download u can disconnect the vpn so you dont have to wait forever to download 😀

  • heisenberg
    Posted 22/10/2018 8:52 pm 0Likes

    I can’t seem to open neon Launcher whenever i connect with the VPN

    • Eri Gaito
      Posted 23/10/2018 9:58 am 0Likes

      Is it your first launch ?

      • heisenberg
        Posted 23/10/2018 11:00 pm 0Likes

        Yea it is i am using bootcamp too

      • Eri Gaito
        Posted 24/10/2018 10:30 am 0Likes

        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 🙂 If you still need help, do drop by our Discord , you can get a faster response there from me xD

  • AureliaRS
    Posted 23/10/2018 9:32 am 0Likes

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

  • Satanichia
    Posted 23/10/2018 1:04 pm 0Likes

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

    • Eri Gaito
      Posted 23/10/2018 1:59 pm 0Likes

      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
    Posted 23/10/2018 3:13 pm 0Likes

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

    • Eri Gaito
      Posted 23/10/2018 3:21 pm 0Likes

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

  • niku
    Posted 23/10/2018 6:15 pm 0Likes

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

  • Leo
    Posted 24/10/2018 5:41 pm 0Likes

    Is it normal that the verify takes very long?

    • Eri Gaito
      Posted 24/10/2018 6:58 pm 0Likes

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

      • Leo
        Posted 24/10/2018 7:09 pm 0Likes

        Okay! ^-^

  • Kharan
    Posted 24/10/2018 10:40 pm 0Likes

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

  • sean lim
    Posted 25/10/2018 6:45 am 0Likes

    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

  • ChunChunMaru
    Posted 26/10/2018 1:00 am 0Likes

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

    • Eri Gaito
      Posted 26/10/2018 8:53 am 0Likes

      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 🙁 so the only way to enjoy no delay , is to wait for SEA but for now , this is all we got D:

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  • Ya Yeet
    Posted 27/10/2018 9:48 pm 0Likes

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

    • Eri Gaito
      Posted 28/10/2018 12:25 am 0Likes

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

      • Ya Yeet
        Posted 28/10/2018 10:25 am 0Likes

        Can i use windscribe for the second part?

  • Lunarical
    Posted 28/10/2018 12:45 pm 0Likes

    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 🙁
    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
      Posted 28/10/2018 10:47 pm 0Likes

      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 .

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  • ZzJun
    Posted 31/10/2018 5:22 pm 0Likes

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

  • ZzNexus
    Posted 31/10/2018 5:33 pm 0Likes

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

  • Leo
    Posted 31/10/2018 6:16 pm 0Likes

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

  • ChunChunMaru
    Posted 31/10/2018 7:35 pm 0Likes

    HELP the vpn suddenly is not working D: D;

  • lel
    Posted 02/11/2018 8:27 pm 0Likes

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

  • xzack
    Posted 02/11/2018 9:21 pm 0Likes

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

  • Reinate
    Posted 03/11/2018 5:48 am 0Likes

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

  • mstj
    Posted 04/11/2018 2:54 pm 0Likes

    Hi, i’ve followed your above steps but i still have the error code 10060 when i clicked onto the server. Advise please, thanks 🙂

    • Eri Gaito
      Posted 05/11/2018 10:41 am 0Likes

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

  • CLement
    Posted 22/11/2018 1:43 am 0Likes

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

  • Caasi
    Posted 29/11/2018 10:41 pm 0Likes

    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
      Posted 29/11/2018 11:04 pm 0Likes

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

  • Minh Hà Nhật
    Posted 14/12/2018 11:13 am 0Likes

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

  • Silas the Seal
    Posted 22/12/2018 4:40 pm 0Likes

    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! 😀

    • Eri Gaito
      Posted 22/12/2018 4:56 pm 0Likes

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

      • Silas the Seal
        Posted 22/12/2018 6:30 pm 0Likes

        Thx for the quick reply!

  • sawsoh
    Posted 31/12/2018 10:08 pm 0Likes

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

  • Brozin
    Posted 06/01/2019 5:43 pm 0Likes

    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

  • KK
    Posted 15/01/2019 12:23 am 0Likes

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

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