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Ace – How to start playing the Chinese version, where to download and how to register

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Mobile MMORPG Sword Art Online Black Swordsman: Ace is officially out, but available only in China. For this reason, some users may have difficulty downloading and registering an account. In this guide, we will explain in detail how to create an account required to log into Chinese servers and launch the game.

Step 1. Account registration

You will need a bilibili.com account to play. To create it, you need to do the following:

1. Go to the account registration page.

2. On the page you will see the following fields that must be filled in:

3. Enter your nickname (1) and password (2), containing from 6 to 16 characters.

4. In the list of countries (3) select 俄罗斯 – this is Russia. If you live in another country, or just to facilitate the process, you can translate the page into Russian through a browser (such a function is available, for example, in Google Chrome)

5. Enter your real phone number without country code (4) and click on the blue button (5).

6. Enter the received code into the field to the left of the blue button (6).

7. It remains only to check the box (7) and click on the large button below, which should turn blue (8).

8. That’s all. You will need the created account to enter the game.

Step 2. Launching the game

So, first you need to install Sword Art Online Black Swordsman: Ace. For Android users, everything is very simple – just download the Apk file (for example, from here). However, iOS device owners will need a Chinese Apple ID to download the game from the App Store.

1. After you have installed the game, launch it.

2. Accept the license agreement two times by scrolling to the very end.

3. You will be prompted to download additional files. Agree by clicking on the blue button.

4. Wait for the download to finish. Since the servers are located in China, this can take quite a long time.

5. Click on the blue circle button on the right.

6. The next window can be closed by clicking on the cross in the upper right corner.

7. Select the graphics quality (low / medium / high). The default will be the recommended setting. After you have made your selection, click on the yellow button.

8. If you need a specific server, click on the first button with a yellow icon. If this is not important, then go to the next point.

9. Press the second white button.

10. Enter the login and password of the bilibili account you created earlier. We advise you to use the phone number without the country code in the first field (for some reason, I got an error when entering a nickname).

11. Now you need the name and ID-card number. Find them at this link.

12. In the first field, enter the name in Chinese (Name), and in the second, enter the number (Chinese Id Card Number) next to the selected name. After that click on the blue button.

13. Press the white button again.

14. That’s it! Create a character and go ahead to conquer the virtual world!

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