Lineage 2: Blood Oath PC And Android Installation Guide
Note: This guide is up to date as of January 12th, 2017.
You've seen Lineage 2: Blood Oath around the web. You've seen that it's extremely popular in China. You're probably curious about whether Snail Games actually managed to do right by the Lineage 2 IP. But setup is confusing and you have no idea where to start. Fortunately, this guide will walk you through the installation process step by step—it will even teach you how to log in.
If you don't have a Snail Games China (woniu.com) account yet, you will need to set one up. To do so, follow our guide here.
Important note: I apologize in advance to iOS users, but certain App Store restrictions make it impossible to obtain Lineage 2: Blood Oath on iOS legitimately from outside of China, as you would need to change your region to China and subsequently enter payment information that is valid in China. None of your foreign payment methods will work. I do not yet have a workaround.
Important note 2: Although there is a PC version, the PC version's login process requires you to log in through one of the mobile versions. This will be explained in further detail later, but the important thing to note at this point in the guide is, for the time being, the only way that foreigners can play the game on PC is if they also install it on their Android device of choice.
Installing Lineage 2: Blood Oath on Android
Once you have a Snail Games China account set up, navigate to Lineage 2: Blood Oath's official website on the Android device of your choice and click the Download button to begin downloading Snail Games' Free Store.
Important note: You will need approximately 600 MB of free space in order to install both the Free Store and Lineage 2: Blood Oath on Android.
Once the Free Store APK has been downloaded, install it as you would any other APK. It will ask for a lot of permissions, but it is not malicious in any way, shape, or form. It is simply Snail Games' own app store.
Once the Free Store has been installed, it will automatically begin downloading Lineage 2: Blood Oath. The download screen should look like the image below.
Once Lineage 2: Blood Oath is done downloading, install it as you would any other app. It will also ask for quite a few permissions, but as with the Free Store before it, I assure you that it is not malicious.
At some point after the download has finished, a prompt with a checkbox, one white button, and one green button will appear. The prompt asks whether you would like the Free Store to automatically keep your Free Store apps up to date or not. If you would like it to, press the green button. If not, press the white button. The checkbox asks whether you would like the app to remember your choice or not. If checked, it will remember your choice.
Important note: If you choose not to let the app automatically keep your Free Store apps up to date, they will simply update at startup.
You can now start the game. The game will be kept in the following folder, which is actually a Free Store widget. You will have to manually close said widget as you would any app, should you not want it to run in the background.
Once you've started the game—let it update if it needs to—and made it to the login screen, you must follow the following instructions in order to successfully log in.
- Hit the Start Game button (you can choose a server beforehand by clicking the bar of text above the Start Game button).
- Tap the green text at the bottom of the menu that appears to log in using an existing Snail Games China account.
- Log in using your Snail Games China username and password.
- Create your character (this process is fairly straightforward).
- Play through the extremely short mandatory prologue.
- Close the app and start it back up. Upon re-entering the game, you will be prompted to enter a Chinese ID. Copy-paste the info you copied earlier into the form as follows.
If a rabbit appears in the center of the form, you have successfully verified your account. You can close the form by pressing the back button in the red bar and begin playing Lineage 2: Blood Oath on Android.
Installing Lineage 2: Blood Oath on PC
Click here to go to the Lineage 2: Blood Oath PC download page. Download the Android client as shown in the image below.
Once downloaded, install the game as you would any other PC game. Simply hit the "(N)" button to advance the installation. The only choice you are given throughout the entire installation process is that of the folder that the game is installed to.
Once installed, pull the game up and let it patch. I have included a translated version of the patcher below.
Log into the Android version and then start the PC client. Once you have started PC client, then choose the server that you normally play on and press Start Game as you would in the Android version. A QR code like the one seen in the following image will appear.
In the Android version of the game that you are currently logged into, pull up the in-game QR scanner using the following instructions.
You now have to scan the QR code shown on screen with your phone's camera. Be quick, though, as you only get exactly two minutes to scan the QR code before you have to cancel out and start over.
If the QR code scans properly, you should be in-game within seconds.
You have now successfully learned how to install and log into Lineage 2: Blood Oath on both PC and Android.
Now that that's out of the way, here are a few important notes about the PC version.
- Its resolution is locked at 1280x720.
- There is no way to go fullscreen.
- There is no way to turn off the mobile UI, but you can use the mouse to operate it.
A basic play guide will follow in the near future.
If there's anything we've missed, be sure to let us know in the comments.