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MapleStory cover
South Korea, Global, Japan and Thailand Nexon
China Shanda
South East Asia Asiasoft
Hong Kong and Taiwan Gamania
Brazil Level Up! Games
Indonesia Lytogame
Vietnam VinaGame
Release dates
Windows April 29, 2003
Monetization Free-to-play
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Free-to-grind, Infinite spend, Loot box, Time-limited
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure, MMORPG, Platform
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Asia, China, Contemporary, Europe, Fantasy, Industrial Age, Japan, Medieval, North America, Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Steampunk
Series MapleStory
MapleStory on HowLongToBeat
MapleStory on IGDB
MapleStory guide on StrategyWiki
MapleStory on MobyGames
MapleStory on Wikipedia
MapleStory 2003
MapleStory 2 2018

MapleStory is a multiplayer side view action, adventure, MMORPG and platform game in the MapleStory series.

It was first launched in South Korea[Note 1] on April 29, 2003. The game later launched in Japan[Note 2] on December 3, 2003 followed by China[Note 3] on July 23, 2004. The game also launched in North America on May 11, 2005, and Taiwan region[Note 4] on June 1, 2005. South East Asia version was launched on June 23, 2005 followed by Thai version on August 16, 2005 and Europe region on April 12, 2007. Hong Kong version was launched on July 1, 2007 and Vietnam version[Note 5] also launched on October 15, 2008, followed by Brazil version on June 23, 2008, and Indonesia version on June 2, 2014.

As of current, Vietnam version has ceased operation on September 14, 2010, followed by Brazil version on October 12, 2011. Although Thailand version ceased operating on June 29, 2012, it was re-released on December 6, 2017 by new Nexon office in Thailand instead of Asiasoft Thailand. However the new Thailand version also ceased operation on April 1, 2020. Indonesia version also ceased operation on December 16, 2015. For Hong Kong version, it was merged with Taiwan version on February 23, 2009, while Europe version was merged with Global version on September 28, 2016.

On September 15, 2021, Korean version client has forced upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit in order to fix the memory allocation limitation which only exists in 32-bit OS and high 64-bit utilization.[1] This update was followed later by other region version as well.[2][3][4][5][6]

General information

Official MapleStory Global Forum
Steam Community Discussions (MapleStory Global only)


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website MapleStory Global (North America, Oceania and Europe)
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MapleStory Global (North America, Oceania and Europe)
Official website MapleStory Korea
Official website MapleStory Japan
Official website MapleStory China
Official website MapleStorySEA (South East Asia)
Official website MapleStory Taiwan
Official website (unavailable) MapleStory Brazil
Official website (unavailable) MapleStory Europe, currently migrated to MapleStory Global
Official website (unavailable) MapleStory Hong Kong, currently migrated to MapleStory Taiwan
Official website (unavailable) MapleStory Indonesia
Official website (unavailable) MapleStory Thailand (Asiasoft)
Official website (unavailable) MapleStory Thailand (Nexon)
Official website (unavailable) MapleStory Vietnam

Version differences

There are many map and job's differences across each and every region server. For more info please visit Strategywiki's MapleStory update history article.


Type Notes
DLC The game has 6 DLCs for Steam version, however it is no longer obtainable.
Free-to-play The game is free-to-play with microtransactions in the form of currency purchases.


Type Notes
Boost 2x EXP coupon is available in Cash Shop which grants player to obtain more experience point in-game for a limited time after activation.
Cosmetic Various costumes and text box designs are available in Cash Shop
Currency Real money is used to purchase Maple Points. Maple Points are used to purchase various items from in-game Cash Shop.
Free-to-grind Players can earn Mileage through completing daily quests, and obtaining achievements.
Infinite spend The game has no limitation on spending.
Loot box Random cosmetic items can be obtained through a gacha system using Gacha Coupon which is needed to be purchased from Cash Shop to rolls.
Time-limited There is time-limited collaboration cosmetic items available to obtain via in-game events.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
MapleStory Value Pack Steam version only. No longer available.
MapleStory Starter Pack Steam version only. No longer available.
MapleStory Beginner Pack Steam version only. No longer available.
MapleStory Pet Pack Steam version only. No longer available.
MapleStory Cosmetic Pack Steam version only. No longer available.
MapleStory Equipment Enhancement Pack Steam version only. No longer available.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 6]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/216150/pfx/[Note 7]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Save data is stored in regional server instead on Steam for MapleStory Global.


Graphical settings.
Graphical settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Max resolution of 1920x1080. Also supports 16:10 with 1920x1200.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Borderless Window is partially supported and it will be available only if the screen's resolution is the same as the game's resolution.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default; toggle-able.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)


Input settings.
Input settings.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Mouse is only used to navigate menus.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller options are limited to stick defaulting to movement and some game actions being rebindable to a button. An external application is recommended for better controller support.
Controller sensitivity
No pressure-sensitive gameplay.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Some newer cutscenes feature English speech, but most of the game is text only.
Simplified Chinese
Briefly available for MapleSEA.
Traditional Chinese
Japanese audio only available for MapleStory Japan.
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Connection types


No port information; you can edit this page to add it.
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
32-bit no longer available following MapleStory Korea update on September 15, 2021[1] and subsequently other region's servers.


Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat GameGuard, HackShield, XIGNCODE3 Removed GameGuard on Ver0.92 on April 28, 2009, replaced by HackShield and then replaced with XIGNCODE3 anti-plug-in software. Only in Chinese version?

System requirements

Game launch version

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Celeron 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) 3D acceleration compatible
Sound (audio device)
Other 56kbps Modem
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Before 64-bit update version

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 3450
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.

64-bit update version

Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 5670
Shader model 3.0 compatible
DirectX 9.0 compatible
Other ADSL or Cable connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Known as Meipeul Seutori (Korean: 메이플스토리).
  2. Known as Meipuru Sutoorii (Japanese: メイプルストーリー).
  3. Known as Mao Xian Dao (Simplified Chinese: 冒险岛).
  4. Known as Feng Zhi Gu (Traditional Chinese: 楓之谷), later renamed to Xin Feng Zhi Gu (Traditional Chinese: 新楓之谷).
  5. Known as Nấm Lùn Phiêu Lưu Ký.
  6. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  7. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/216150/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (216150) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.