Published on December 7, 2019
Updated on August 27, 2022

Justice Online (逆水寒) - How to Download, Install & Play the Chinese MMORPG

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!

Downloading the Justice Online Client

How to Download the Justice Online Client

As a first step, you will have to visit the official site, 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:

How to Install Justice Online

After you have downloaded the .exe file above, simply launch it, and after authorizing UAC, you will meet this screen:

Setup Launcher for Justice Online

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!

How to Create A Justice Online Account

In order to setup your Justice account, click on the top right of the launcher, as shown in the image below:

Justice Online Account Creation

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.

You are also going to need a VPN that supports Chinese servers like NordVPN, or ExitLag if you also want to boost your PING.

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 <>).

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!

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Babalon, Mother of Abominations

16-hours / day in front of the screen entrepreneur, of which 6+ are spent on gaming. MMOs, CCGs, RPGs and many more, Steam-addict & achievement-w***e. Currently wasting life on BDO & Gacha Games.


62 responses to “Justice Online (逆水寒) – How to Download, Install & Play the Chinese MMORPG”

  1. Makayla says:

    that was perfect

  2. Euspifide says:

    Upps previous Comment was in Spanisch :p I spend hours trying to get the SMS valid code done with no luck. i cant get a webb service that can provide the code in 30 secs as the game required. Any ideas??

  3. Ezekiel says:

    Hi there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if
    you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment
    form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      That’s off-topic indeed Ezekiel, feel free to email us with any similar questions!

      We are using Google Captcha, there’s tons of ways to implement it depending on your installation!

  4. Krysti Martinez says:

    I guess I came late to the game because they’re not even letting gmail accounts register, it gives me an error and I’ve tried to do it with @live and @yahoo and the same error. I guess I missed out on the chance to play this beautiful mmo T_T

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      That’s unfortunate Krysti, maybe if you tried to get a free email account with a popular Chinese provider?

      Unfortunately, I’m really not sure how much has China moved forward with enforcing total surveillance over their citizens, as I suspect that the signup process in the game is also a way to verify you as an entity recognized by the Chinese government, and restricting you accordingly.

      Oh well, I do hope we get a global release sooner than later!

    • AJ says:

      Worked perfectly fine for me, registered gmail and my lithuanian number

      • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

        That’s awesome to hear AJ!

        I’m glad someone can confirm this method is still working as of 2021-03-17!

    • Brent says:

      you gotta use the internet explore or mircsoft browser to work

  5. Arbaz Alam says:

    I made an email, I got everything right but the download wont start! its stuck at 0 and the download speed is 0b/s,
    Help please!!!

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      I would try a PC restart, and then a full uninstall and re-install of the client!

  6. sandro says:

    bonjour je vient vers vous car j’ai réussi a faire mon compte et installer le jeux mais impossible de faire la mis a jour pour jouer au jeux

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      Hey Sandro,

      My french is not up to speed, but I’m sure you can find a solution by digging in the rest of the comments, as most difficulties have been solved there!

  7. Some Guy says:

    just go to and create a free Chinese email and you wont even have to register. when it ask for phone number verification on creating the email select us +1 it wont show that it changed but it did. just enter in your phone number and hit next and you should receive a verification text. once done boom just use the email to login into the game launcher to start downloading and play the game. Do not try and register to justice online with the the new email you don’t have to. Just login into the launcher with the email and password you created.

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      Thanks for the tips Some Guy!

      I haven’t personally tested this, but sounds 100% safe & legit!

    • Remi says:

      it works, but duno how long it take to start download

      • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

        Thanks for verifying Remi!

        Well, the download is around 40GB if I’m not mistaken, and the launcher does bug out occasionally.

  8. Sìthiche says:

    Every time I try to install the game on the client, it keeps telling me it doesn’t have the resource or something? I don’t have much detail since I’m using Google Translate, so I have no idea what’s going on…

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      Hey Sithiche,

      Did you try to completely uninstall and start the process again? I’ve seen a few users solving this “resource missing” problem this way!

      I also suggest to let it do a complete download, before you start trying to login etc.

  9. Icy says:

    Hey I tried putting in my phone but there was no option to click for an international number. I hope they didn’t remove it.

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      I think you just have to manually type the country extension in the field, the country picker is no longer there!

  10. Nis says:

    It seems my comment was deleted. But I am unable to create the account because there isnt an option to switch the phone number to an international phone number now. And because I am not from China, I cant get past this stage
    Is there a solution for this?

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      I know Nis, sadly the only solution is to get a Chinese phone number to pass through the verification.

      • ViolentNightmaer says:

        I was able to do it with my US phone #

        • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

          Same for me and UK number. I’m not sure even if they removed the country picker, if you can still just type your phone like +44XXX and get it approved. Definitely worth the attempt!

  11. Kate says:

    I can’t pass through phone sms verification step, can’t put international phone. Any advice? Thanks.

  12. Chloe says:

    I completed all the steps but I was unable to choose the “international” phone number option as there isnt one.
    What do i do now?

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      I’m afraid the only thing you can do now Chloe, is get your hands on a Chinese SIM. Be quite careful though, because it will be easy to get scammed!

  13. ashley says:

    I don’t have the option to set it to international phone number

  14. Sophia says:

    I can not even register because the international numbers button is not present, although it was there a couple of days ago. Did they change it? Please help.

  15. Dobbs says:

    The phone number page doesn’t show an option to change to international, did they patch this up?

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:


    • Raven says:

      Hi. I was make the registration and started the game. Even use a fals ID to play. (Cous it’s only accept a chinese one) But now the game is dont let me in, cous about the new childe protect law or something. Is any way I can play somehow? Or any hope it gat a western server or anything? Unfortunatly a can’t play a lot whit it, but it’s a butifull game and a raly want to continue gaming.

  16. Kassui says:

    i regiser an account i get into the game and it seys i have only 55 mins for play and it ask for real name and some sort of identification number. i don’t know what to do

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      If you check the comments, there is a relevant discussion with Marley. You just need to generate a Chinese ID by following the link!

  17. Fuatcan Ülgen says:

    when this game come out in english ???

  18. ConnorBlack says:

    it doesnt run on a 64-bit pc ?

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      It does! I’m on a 64-bit Windows Installation. What kind of problem you’re facing?

  19. Marijoana says:

    Hi, is the game itself in Chinese too? Or is it possible to set it in English?

  20. Aphelios says:

    I tried to register an acc but i never got an email even when I click on send again. I tried 2 different email adresses and nothing happened.

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      Did you make sure it didn’t end up in the Spam folder?

      That’s what happened for me, since well.. I don’t receive many Chinese emails occasionally. ?

  21. wUnp says:

    Everything worked for me except download… iam stuck at 0% all the time…

  22. Viper says:

    is there a way to change language ?

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      Nop. English localization will probably take years – unless they realize how much we want the game in the West! ?

  23. Mada says:

    It is possible to change the language?

  24. Marley says:

    For me this did not work, could not register an account.

    Here is a vid with the up to date process and a few more pitfalls explained

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      Thanks for sharing Lazy Peon’s video Marley. It’s definitely the best option for those that prefer video tutorials instead of written ones.

      Would you mind sharing which step failed for you?

      A great tip from Lazy Peon, is to use this site in order to generate a Chinese ID that you can use in-game, and bypass the requirement.

  25. Sammi says:

    I can’t seem to register a account, i made an email, a password, did the gacha but whenever i click the next step button its pops up with this red font that I had translated and it said ‘this account is not in the master hand book’ or it said ‘this account is not registered’ which is why I’m on the the registration page so I’m just not sure what I’m doing wrong

    • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

      Hmm, haven’t seen that error before Sammi. Did you follow the correct registration link?

      Both of the errors you are witnessing, indicate that you are trying to login, and not register a new account! You can never be sure with Chinese, so I also suggest using the Google Translate app on your phone, which will let you point the camera on the screen, and make sense of what’s going on!

      • John Tran says:

        I had the same issues too but only when I’m trying to use my yahoo account. It’s probably because there was an underscore in it. It was fine when I type in my gmail account.

        • Avatar photo Babalon, Mother of Abominations says:

          That sounds weird! I think it’s more probable they don’t allow yahoo account for some reason, than the underscore affecting this.

  26. WinniepoohBP says:

    Hi is it possible to download on Windows 10?

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