Enter a world of magic and mystery in MapleStory, the original side-scrolling MMORPG. Choose from over 40 classes and join the millennia-long battle against the evil Black Mage.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (58) - 53% of the 58 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (5,038) - 68% of the 5,038 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 9, 2012

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June 15

Sunny Fever Weekend Events

Sunny Sunday
Join us on Sunday (UTC) for some special perks!

Event Times:
PDT (UTC -7): Saturday, June 16, 2018 5:00 PM – Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:59 PM
-4): Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:00 PM – Sunday, June 17, 2018 7:59 PM
CEST (UTC +2): Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:00 AM – Monday, June 18, 2018 1:59 AM
AEST (UTC +10): Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:00 AM – Monday, June 18, 2018 9:59 AM 

All day long, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Receive 2x the Arcane Symbols from the Arcane River daily quests (Vanishing Journey, Hungry Muto).
  • Recieve 2x Coins from Arcane River daily content (Dream Defender, Spirit Savior).
  • The Spirit Savior daily coin limit is doubled!
  • The Mega Character Burninator perk has been removed from the Sunny Sunday event on June 17 to avoid overlapping with the upcoming Mega Burning events. We will be moving this Sunny Sunday event perk to a future Sunny Sunday event to space out the Mega Burning events. This will avoid issues where players are not able to use the Mega Character Burninator due to having too many active Mega Burning events.
Make sure to log in and take advantage of these perks!

Spell Trace Fever Time
Get ready to upgrade your equipment during the Spell Trace Fever Time Event! While Spell Trace Fever Time is active, all Spell Traces used on your equips have increased rates of success!

  • Check the top of the screen for the Spell Trace Fever Time notifier.
  • This event is available in non-Reboot worlds only.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • PDT (UTC -7): 1:00 AM – 3:00 AM & 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • EDT (UTC -4): 4:00 AM – 6:00 AM & 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM & 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM (June 17)
  • CEST (UTC +2): 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM & 4:00 AM – 6:00 AM (June 17)
  • AEST (UTC +10): 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM & 4:00 AM – 6:00 AM (June 17) & 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (June 17)
Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • PDT (UTC -7): 1:00 AM – 3:00 AM & 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • EDT (UTC -4): 4:00 AM – 6:00 AM & 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM & 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM (June 18)
  • CEST (UTC +2): 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM & 4:00 AM – 6:00 AM (June 18)
  • AEST (UTC +10): 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM & 4:00 AM – 6:00 AM (June 18) & 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (June 18)
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June 13

v.196 – Ark Update Preview

Meet new character, Ark, and harness the power of the abyss as you switch between Flora and Specter States! Improve your game with V Care, earning Matrix Points to aid your 5th Job. Complete daily quests faster and earn more rewards. Relive the story in a new episode of Grand Athenaeum, Shadow Alchemist. Explore Esfera in Arcane River while you search for Tana, and then practice your combat skills with the new Captain Vaga content. Earn tons of Ark Coins in the Discovery Events, and spend them on great items in the Ark Coin Shop. The Mega Burning event returns too! All this and more is coming your way in MapleStory: Ark!

Meet brand-new character Ark, a boy who is half-Flora and half-Specter. He is branded a traitor after trying to escape the military during the Flora civil war. While in captivity, he is taken over by a Specter and loses his memory. Ark’s story begins in the desert ruin of Verdel, where he is discovered by a traveling caravan wandering the desert. Ark uses Pirate equipment, and his main stat is Strength. He carries powerful Knuckles to knock his enemies into submission, and utilizes an Abyssal Path to harness the power of darkness. Because of his fusion with the Specter, Ark can switch between Flora State (uses the magical abilities of the Flora) and Specter State (gathers power from the abyss). Store up Spectra while in the Flora State and unleash it to trigger Specter State. While in Specter State, Ark has many powerful skills which channel dark energy to devastate his enemies.

Make your 5th Job faster as the wait time for Arcane Stones to activate will be removed! Fill up the stones with EXP to activate them immediately. Then enhance your 5th Job skills with the addition of Matrix Points! Earn 1 Matrix Point with every level-up after your 5th Job advancement. These points enhance your Node Slots and increase the skill level of Nodes placed there. Use enhanced Nodes to enhance other Nodes, and you’ll get to keep all of the Nodes’ EXP. All equipped Nodes will be un-equipped during the game update so that you can start fresh. If you’re desperate to get your hands on additional Node Slots, you’ll be able to spend mesos to unlock up to 2 Node Slots early!

We’re bringing lots of improvements to the game to help your experience! You will be able to complete daily quests in Arcane River faster with decreased requirement times and fewer stages. Arcane Symbols will be easier to earn, and Dream Defender and Spirit Savior will grant more coin rewards as well. Golden Wyverns will appear more frequently in Legion raids. You can make up lost time after a maintenance, since you'll be able to enter higher stages in Burning Fields and earn more EXP once the game opens.

The new Arcane Catalyst item will let you move Arcane Symbols to a different character in the same world. This item can be found by visiting the Maple Legion shop in non-Reboot worlds only. Another new item, the Ark Innocence Scroll, will reset an item’s stats (except for Potential, Star Force, and Bonus Stats). You will be able to access it by using Spell Traces.

When you face an Elite Boss, or monsters in Pollo & Fritto bounty hunts, their HP will now be based on the HP of other monsters in the map. You will only be able to use Pollo and Fritto Entry Tickets in maps where there are monsters within your level range (20 levels below/above). Monsters will appear faster and in greater numbers during the mission ‘Pollo’s Castle Walls’, and Pollo will have a new mission! Join him and try to catch a Stormwing from a map full of monsters.

Shadow Alchemist, the fifth episode of the Grand Athenaeum theme dungeon, will be released! Grand Athenaeum allows players Lv. 100 and above to relive important events from Maple World’s history. Enter the Dimensional Mirror and speak to NPC Skylark Rita to enter a living storybook. In this new episode, you’ll meet Fang, the friend that time forgot, when you enter Mirror World in this prequel to Zero’s story. Visit Shadowvale and witness the friendship between Fang and Eight. Become part of the story and experience the ultimate choice Fang must make. Complete the adventure to earn a special medal.

Get ready to adventure deeper into the continent of Arcane River as you travel to Esfera, Origin Sea! This brand-new region will be available to players Lv. 235 and above who have completed the questline in Morass. Esfera is a deep sea at the end of Arcane River. This area will ultimately be the start of a new world, where there are no Transcendents. When a strange black sphere appears in the sky overhead, what does it man for the future of Maple World? Explore this mysterious area, both beautiful and deadly, and search for the whereabouts of Tana. Complete the quests to receive the new Arcane Symbol: Esfera and Luminous Throne.

Get an inside look at PULSAR, the notorious organization from Stellar Detectives. As a new recruit, you must advance through the ranks of the company by battling monsters in a new type of mini-game combat. Use the mouse and keyboard to aim and shoot at oncoming enemies! Armed with weapons including a submachine gun and a flamethrower, those monsters don’t stand a chance against you. Complete missions to earn rewards such as PULSAR Coins which can be spent on tasty buff food, as well as a chair and medal.

Starting June 20, you can pre-create new character, Ark! If you pre-create your character, you will receive lots of amazing gifts when Ark becomes available to play after maintenance on June 28. Participate in new events to earn Ark Coins which you can exchange for great rewards such as the Chaos Ring, Arcane Symbol Selector Coupon, damage skins, chairs, scrolls, and more in the Ark Coin Shop. Create a brand-new character (other than Ark) during the event period, and select it to have the special “Burning” effect when the Mega Burning Project event returns. After your character reaches Lv. 10, every time that character levels up it will gain an additional two levels all the way up to Lv. 150!

Embark on adventure with new Discovery events and earn Ark Coins! Travel to special maps and earn Ark Coins and EXP just by visiting. Go fishing with other players and earn bigger and better boats the more fish you catch! Hunt monsters within your level range, take down Elite monsters and bosses, and unlock Runes to earn more coins. Join other players for a giant Bingo game or OX Quiz game, or correctly guess the hidden code of a keypad. Get yourself a parachute and take to the sky to see how far you can float, collecting flower petals on the breeze. Hunt large amounts of monsters to receive different weather buffs, which increase your stats and change the weather in the map each time.

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"MapleStory is an MMO where the mixture of cuteness and a serious RPG feel has harmoniously mixed itself into one interesting game."
"MapleStory continues to break its own records as more and more players continue to fall in love with its vibrant art style, exciting action-themed gameplay and compelling lore..."
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“MapleStory is hands down one of the best free-to-play MMORPGs of all time.”

Coming Soon: Ark!

Get ready for the Ark update coming this summer! Although there are a few weeks until Ark releases, you can participate in new events happening now! Visit the Ark site to learn more about the newest content including new character Ark, Esfera, Grand Athenaeum: Episode 5, system changes, and more! Participate in special events to earn lots of free prizes!

Learn more here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/micro-site/ark

Lifestyle of the Pink and Beany is Here!

For a limited-time the adorable monster, Pink Bean, is available for character creation! And decorate a Pink Bean-themed house in a new event! Then explore a new theme dungeon as a member of the Fox Point Rangers, and harvest Golden Leaves in the Growing Gold event. Experience a Western-style shootout in the High Noon Gunslinger event! All this and more in MapleStory: Lifestyle of the Pink and Beany!

Learn more here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/micro-site/30534
Read the Patch Notes here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/30735

About This Game

Eons ago, six brave heroes defied the Black Mage and stopped his conquest of Maple World, sealing him away for millennia. Now the fiend has awoken, and a new breed of hero must take up the call.

Choose from over 40 characters, including mages, archers, pirates, ninjas, even time travelers! Customize your hero with countless cosmetic options and craft your own play-style with robust skill trees. Explore Maple World's mountains, deserts, jungles and more, or travel to the alien world of Grandis for even more intrigue. With millions of players to meet and countless adventures to be had, MapleStory is the MMO that lets you unleash your wild side.

Key Features:

  • Customize Your Skills
    Choose from over 40 playable classes, each with distinct personalities and abilities. Level up your hero and specialize your skills for the perfect play-style. Every Maple hero has a story, and they all need players like you to guide them. What will your story be?

  • Unlimited Style
    No two Maplers are alike. Pick from hundreds of cosmetic options to craft the perfect hero. Choose from hats, cloaks, gloves and more to create a look that matches your personality. Crave substance over style? Collect weapons and armor to become the greatest warrior Maple World has ever known.

  • Fight with Friends
    MapleStory is one of the most social MMOs available. Bring along your buddies and create a guild, or make new friends as you join forces with millions of other players. Exploring Maple World is better with an ally by your side!

  • The Fun Never Stops
    MapleStory is always evolving, with new quests, new locations and new events added on a regular basis. Whether you're enjoying a new mini-game or taking on a new boss, there's always something to do, and someone to do it with.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows 7 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2.4Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.4Ghz
    • Memory:2GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8600 GH / ATI Radeon HD 3450
    • Hard Drive:At least 14GB of free space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • We recommend that you install DirectX version 9.0 or higher for the client to run smoothly
    • OS:Windows 7 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 3.0Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.0Ghz
    • Memory:at least 4GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 9600 / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or higher
    • Hard Drive:At least 14GB of free space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • We recommend that you install DirectX version 9.0 or higher for the client to run smoothly
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