Play Shards of Britannia

Shards of Britannia is a free to play Windows game and it is easy to create an account and start playing. Follow the instructions below to get started.

See you in Britannia!


Create or Manage Account

Steam Users: Steam accounts are not supported for Shards of Britannia. If you are new or coming back to the game after a break or from Legends of Aria Classic, please create a new account, we are unable to recover Steam accounts at this time

Please note: when creating an account, you will be redirected to the 'Legends of Aria' website that is used to manage accounts for all community servers, including Shards of Britannia. Please avoid downloading the game from that website, instead use the "Download the latest launcher" green button below.

Create New Account Manage Existing Account


Installing the game

New Installations: Players installing the game for the first time may need to restart the computer after installation to resolve issues with logging in immediately

We've developed our own custom game launcher application called the Shards of Britannia Launcher to simplify setup. Make sure to always run the game using only the Shards of Britannia launcher.

Download the latest launcher

Setup instructions

  1. Download the launcher (link above)
  2. Create a folder that you'd like the game files to be in (eg C:\Games\Shards of Britannia). We suggest not using a folder inside "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" to avoid any complications with file permissions.
  3. Copy SoB_Launcher.exe from your Downloads folder to the newly created folder above, then run the launcher.
  4. On the first run, the launcher will update any required files. This will take some time depending on your internet connection
  5. Go to Running the Game below

Alternative installation method

If you have issues using our launcher to download game files, or any other general issue getting up and running, you can download the full client using the links below. Please download BOTH files, then run "SoB-Client.exe" to install the game.


Running the game

Always start the game using the Shards of Britannia Launcher app (if you do not do this, the client will freeze on startup or login and you will not be able to play)

Our installer will create a shortcut for you, or you can double click SoB_Launcher.exe in the game folder.

  1. Open the SoB Launcher from the shortcut or SoB Launcher.exe
  2. Select the server you want to connect to. The live server will be selected by default (highlighted in brown), or you can select Test Center if needed
  3. Wait for the continue button to appear after the various checks and click continue
  4. The launcher will then download any additional files that might be needed, and then the continue button will change to 'Launch'
  5. 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

  1. Enter your email address/account ID and password to log in
  2. After connecting you will be able to create a character or select one of your existing characters
  3. Complete character creation -or- selection your character then click Enter World
  4. If this is your first time logging in, the game will download the custom artwork files at this time, it may take a few minutes, please wait
  5. After the custom assets load, you should arrive in Britannia! Welcome home!

Multiboxing: The Shards of Britannia launcher stays running in the background. To run additional copies of the client/log in to additional accounts, 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?

New Installations: Players installing the game for the first time may need to restart the computer after installation to resolve issues with logging in immediately

Check out the Help Page for common issues and troubleshooting tips.


Shards of Britannia is a Windows game, and is not supported on any other OS, below are the system requirements:

Required PC Specs

Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
CPU: Core i3 2 series or higher CPU: Core i5 3 series or better
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 16 GB
Video Card: DirectX 11 Compatible NVIDIA 960 / AMD 560 Video Card: DirectX 11 Compatible NVIDIA 960 / AMD 560
Dedicated Video RAM: 2048 MB Dedicated Video RAM: 2048 MB
Pixel Shader: 5.1 Pixel Shader: 5.1
Vertex Shader: 5.1 Vertex Shader: 5.1
OS: Windows 7 or newer OS: Windows 7 64 bit or newer
Free Disk Space: 12 GB Free Disk Space: 12 GB