On Thursday, October 4th, MapleStory 2 will become available on the Steam digital distribution platform!
We still have a few i's to dot and t's to cross, but starting October 4th, players who buy Steam Founder's Packs will be able to start playing immediately during Head Start! Please note that while the contents of the packs are the same as those sold on the Nexon website (and some items cannot be given twice), you must purchase a Steam Founder's Pack to play on Steam during Head Start, and you must have purchased a standard Founder's Pack to play on Nexon Launcher during Head Start.
MapleStory 2 Steam FAQ
Q: If I have a non-Steam Founder's Pack, will I be able to play on Steam during Head Start and get my rewards?
A: Due to technical limitations, non-Steam Founder's Packs only grant access to MapleStory 2's Head Start through Nexon Launcher. After the Official Launch on October 10th, you will be able to link your Steam account to a Nexon account created with an email address and play through either platform, with the rewards properly applied to your account.
Similarly, if you purchase a Steam Founder's Pack, you will only be able to play during the Head Start via Steam. Once MapleStory 2 officially launches, linking your Steam account to an email-created Nexon account will allow you to play via either launcher without issue.
Q: What about Google and Facebook-created Nexon accounts?
A: Unfortunately, again due to technical limitations, Google and Facebook-created Nexon accounts cannot be linked to Steam accounts. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Q: Is there any difference between MapleStory 2 on Steam and Nexon Launcher?
A: Aside from the impact of the Steam overlay and how you launch the game, none! Once you're in MapleStory 2, you'll be able to play with players using both Nexon Launcher and Steam and both versions will be updated in tandem and fully supported!
Q: Can I upgrade Steam Founder's Packs?
A: No, there are no upgrade options for Steam Founder's Packs, due to Steam's sales system. Please make sure you purchase only the package you're interested in.
Q: When are Steam Founder's Packs being sold?
A: Sales begin on Thursday, October 4th and will end on Wednesday, October 10th prior to MapleStory 2's official launch.