MapleStory will soon be moving to a new method for starting the game
client. Rather than launching the game from your desktop, the game will
be launched directly from the official MapleStory website. Once the game
is patched, the icon on your desktop will now direct you to the
official MapleStory website. At the website, simply log in with your
Nexon ID, click on the large "Start Game” button and the game will
launch. It’s that easy!
Frequently Asked Questions Q: My desktop MapleStory icon now takes me directly to the MapleStory
website. How do I start MapleStory now?
A: Simple. Once you’ve arrived at the official MapleStory website, you
will see a large button that says "Start Game.” Clicking on that and
using your ID and password to log in will launch the game.
Q: What does start MapleStory from the website mean?
A: MapleStory is introducing a new method of starting the game in which
players will be directed to the official MapleStory website (
in order to start the game client rather than starting the game
directly from the desktop.
Q: Why are you switching to launching MapleStory from the website?
A: Moving to launching from the website allows us to do several things
for our players:
- It allows your game and web experience to be combined into a
single log in. You will now be logged in to all of Nexon’s websites
whenever you use Start MapleStory from Website. This should make it
easier for players to find game information, get technical support and
switch between games.
- It helps us to better communicate with our players. By placing
messages of importance on the website (in-game events, maintenance
notices, technical issues, update notifications and the like), we can be
sure of reaching you as you log in to the game.
- The website is already available when exiting the game. This
ensures that any emergency message affecting gameplay will be visible.
- It allows us to display Web-only and community event
notifications that help us enhance your MapleStory experience.
Q: Will this affect the game or how I play the game?
A: No. The only thing that is changing is how you start the game. This
does not change the game or gameplay in any way.