Note: This guide is up to date as of January 9th, 2017.
Interested in trying out the latest and greatest from NetEase Games? Perhaps you're interested in trying out Twilight Spirits when it enters Open Beta and just want to set up an account in advance. Perhaps you want to try out Fantasy Westward Journey to see what all of the fuss is about. Maybe you just want to try out Revelation Online's Assassin class before it's available in the NA/EU version of the game. Regardless of your reasons for wanting to do so, this guide will walk you through creating a NetEase account, which will also work for any of NetEase's games.
Before we get started, it is important to note that NetEase's mobile offerings generally use either your Apple or Google Play account, so this guide is only necessary if you are looking to play one of the company's PC games or the PC version of a mobile title.
To start, click here to begin the NetEase account registration process. You should see the following form.
Important note: While Google Chrome will automatically translate this page, the form will break if you attempt to fill it out while the page is translated. You will need to click the Google Translate icon in the address bar and click "Show Original" in order to fill the form out properly.
Fill out the form with the information denoted in the image above and complete the captcha. You will need to go through a verification process using your phone number. Click the blue text denoted in the image above to switch to entering an international phone number, enter your phone number, and click the blue button. The form automatically defaults to the United States when you switch to an international phone number, so you will need to click the flag with the arrow next to it and select the the country you live in if you live outside of the United States.
You will now receive a verification code by text, as in the following image.
Enter your verification code into the textbox next to the blue button that you pressed to have the code sent to you. If your verification code is correct, a checkmark in a green circle will appear next to the button and you can press submit to complete the registration process.
If you have filled out the form properly, you will be taken to a page that has a large checkmark in a green circle, letting you know that you have successfully registered a NetEase account. You can now head over to game.163.com, pick a game, and start playing!
Important note: Due to the fact that you are not using an existing email address to register your account, there is no account recovery process. Be sure to write down your account information somewhere so that you don't forget it.