Play Shards of Britannia

Shards of Britannia is free to play and it is easy to create an account and start playing. Follow the instructions below to get started. See you in Britannia!

Please read the entirety of this article so that you choose the right option for your situation

Steam Users: We do NOT support the Steam client, only the regular client that you download from the Legends of Aria dashboard. If you have not yet migrated your Steam account or been unable to for some reason, please fill in this form - we have also created a video on the Steam transfer process, which you can view below.

Steam Account Transfer Video

Create an account

If you do not already have an account, click the button below to go to the Legends of Aria account creation page Create New Account

Manage existing account

If you already have an account and need to manage it or change/reset the password, please visit the Legends of Aria account dashboard Manage Existing Account

Installing the game

Since this is a new application, your browser may state that it is 'not commonly downloaded', please choose the option to 'keep' the file

Download the latest installer

Setup instructions

Click on one of the following scenarios for details on installing the game:

  1. Download the installer (link above)
  2. Run the installer, and either accept the default installation folder, or select a folder you'd like to use. We suggest not using a folder inside "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" to avoid any complications with file permissions.
  3. The installer will download the entire game client and get it ready for you to play. This download is ~6GB so will take some time
  4. The installer will offer to start the launcher immediately on completion
  5. On the first run, the launcher will update any required files. This will take some time depending on your internet connection
  6. Go to Running the Game below
  1. Download the installer (link above)
  2. If you want to continue to be able to log into the main Legends of Aria game or other community servers, make a copy of your installer folder BEFORE running our installer. The Shards of Britannia client will NOT work with other Legends of Aria community servers.
  3. When selecting a folder, use the folder that the game client is currently installed in. Select the base folder, i.e. the one that contains "Legends of Aria.exe". If you don't know where you installed it, right click the "Legends of Aria" shortcut and select "Properties" to find it.
  4. On the next screen, choose 'I already have the Legends of Aria client installed...' from the dropdown list.
  5. When starting the launcher, it will download a few additional files and also perform a full file check. This will take some time and may appear to stall on files 245-249 - this is normal, please be patient. On subsequent launches, the verification will be skipped unless you untick the box. Note, if you updated to the latest Legends of Aria client via Citadel Studios' launcher, the download will be significantly larger and take longer, due to additional files needing to be replaced.
  6. Go to Running the Game below

If you have any issues with the installer program, you can directly download SoB_Launcher.exe and put it in the same folder as your "Legends of Aria.exe" then manually run SoB_Launcher.exe to start the game.

Running the game

Always start the game using the launcher

Our installer will create a shortcut for you, or you can double click SoB_Launcher.exe in the game folder. If you do not do this, the client will hang on startup and you will not be able to play

When opening the SoB Launcher, select the server you want to log into

The live server will be selected by default (highlighted in brown), or you can select Test Center if needed

Wait for the continue button to appear after the various checks and click continue

The launcher will then download any additional files that might be needed, and then the continue button will change to 'Launch'

Click Launch to enter the game

Logging in to Shards of Britannia

After first loading the game client you will be greeted with the login screen

Enter your email address/account ID and password to log in

After connecting you will be able to create a character or select one of your existing characters

Multiboxing: The Shards of Britannia launcher stays running in the background. To run additional copies of the client, right click "SoB Launcher" in your system tray and click "Launch" again. The system tray is the section of small icons near your clock, typically on the right hand side of your taskbar

Having issues?

Tips for common issues:

If you still have any issues installing or playing the game please contact us for assistance