The Chinese MMORPG “Justice” (逆水寒) has officially released in June 29th 2018 in China, by the billion dollar company NetEase. It honestly looks the most promising Asian MMO since Black Desert Online, both gameplay & graphics-wise, so follow this guide in order to install & play Justice Online in your PC, whether living in Europe, USA or the rest of the world.
You won’t need any VPNs or “special software” to make this happen, the only challenge – which we’ll help you solve – is going to be navigating through the game’s Chinese site, making sure you pick the right installation options, and create the character you really want!
It’s worth mentioning that Justice is one of the few games that support Nvidia’s RTX technology at the moment, so visual enthusiasts shouldn’t skip this one!
As a first step, you will have to visit the official site n.163.com, and look for the download button as shown in the image above.
Alternatively, you can head straight to the download page for Justice.
Then, you will have the option to download the full game client (around 72GB), a toned-down version for older PCs (around 22GB), or the game’s latest patches.
The full client is the one marked on the left, while the smaller version is on its right:
You will now begin downloading an .exe setup file weighing around 100MB, that will let you open the game’s launcher, and execute the full installation / download.
Feel free to download the full client straight from this link, if you want to save yourself some time: https://nsh.gdl.netease.com/NGP/NGP_NSH_2.0.5526.exe
After you have downloaded the .exe file above, simply launch it, and after authorizing UAC, you will meet this screen:
You can simply proceed with installation by pressing the blue button, or just click on “Custom Options” in order to change your installation folder, or your shortcuts:
After you start the Installation, a short download will begin, that will then open the Justice Online launcher. There, you will have to wait until your download is complete, so while waiting, let’s create a Justice account!
Note: I tried to install a Chinese language pack on Windows 10 in order to fix the gibberish that’s not encoded correctly, but it didn’t fix it. In case you found a way to fix that, let me know in the comments!
In order to setup your Justice account, click on the top right of the launcher, as shown in the image below:
In the next screen, you can either login or sign up, so we need to sign up for a new account, by clicking on the small letters in the bottom, as shown in the image:
This link will bring you to the account creation page, where you just have to input your preferred email & password. Make sure to check the box in order to agree with the terms of service:
Now this is where it gets a bit hard! After you fill in your email & password, you will notice this box staring at you:
Fortunately, it doesn’t want your location so you won’t need a VPN, BUT it wants you to solve a Chinese Captcha 😁😁😁
I’m not joking:
Don’t panic yet! All you have to do is look carefully at the “bold” letters, and try to find them inside the image. I had to pick 3 letters out of 4 in the image above, so nailed it with the first try:
I hope you’re as lucky too!
We’re not done yet though, we also need to provide a phone number, for SMS verification:
Make sure to click the link that will let you input an international number, then good luck finding your country out of the list 😁 Once you manage to find it, just put your phone number, and click the blue button shown in the image above, to initiate the SMS. I received a 6-digit code within a matter of seconds, so just input it left of the button you just pressed, and click on confirm.
Update 10/02/2020: It looks like NetEase doesn’t really enjoy poor westerners joining their game anymore, and they no longer accept international phone numbers. 😣 I can’t really help you get your hands on a Chinese SIM unfortunately, but I’m sure that a (careful) google search can solve this for you.
That’s it! Almost.. In the next page you will be notified that you need to verify your email address, so just login to your email, and click the link inside of it.
Most probably it will end up in the spam folder, so just look for a Chinese email in there! (I hope it’s the only one you’ll have 😂 – the sender looks like this: 网易帐号中心 <[email protected]>).
Time to pat your own back! You have a Justice Online account, and are now ready to go!
Simply head back to the launcher, enter your details as explained above, and login to your account.
As soon as the download is complete, you will be able to start the game!