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Terms of Use

Step 0


This is an important step. We run a clean server and have an active GM staff that WILL take action against your account if you violate our rules. There are no warnings for severe offenses. Both your Forum and Character names should abide by our naming policy. Notably, we do not allow multiboxing or botting in any form, which will usually result in a wipe of your account, and possibly a permanent ban from the server.
Terms of Use


Set up your account

Step 1


Playing on Return of Reckoning is easy! First thing you should do is register an account if you haven't done so already.

Step 2


In order to finish your registration, you will need to confirm your email address by clicking on the activation link sent to your email address. Check your mail, and don't forget to look inside your spam folder.

You should have received something like this:

After activation, your account is ready to play. All you have to do next is set up your game client..

Did you know?
Registering an account instantly creates a forum account AND a game account.


Download/Install the game client

Step 3


In order to play Return of Reckoning you will need a copy of the game client patched to 1.4.8 as shown below.
This is the last official Warhammer Online game client version.

If you have already have the game client installed and patched up to 1.4.8, you may skip to step 6. However, it is recommended to follow our process

Warhammer Online CD Game client will not work.
If you have an original Warhammer Online CD, you'll have to download the 1.4.8 client.

Step 4


Currently torrent download is our supported process.
DHT must be enabled for the torrent to find peers to download from. Most torrent clients enable this by default. If it is not starting or seeding, you may need to find and enable DHT in the options of your torrent client.

You may also need to add some trackers to the torrent. These two are used most commonly. You will need to figure out how to add them based on your specific Torrent client.
udp:// udp://

For more download options, please check this topic on the forum.

Step 5


After the torrent has finished downloading, be sure to stop the torrent and move the downloaded files OUT of your download location. Copy the entire folder if you wish to support the torrent and leave it running.

After you have moved the folder, right click the WAR folder, open Properties, and uncheck Read-Only. Apply to all files.
Some users may need to follow this process if they do not have full access. Document folders marked read only

Step 6


DirectX 9.0c is required for Warhammer to run correctly. This step is important for players running Windows 10 as it is not installed by default, although some older games may have it installed already.
Download DirectX 9.0c from the Microsoft website here: DirectX End-User Runtimes, and install it.


Download/Install the launcher

Step 7


Once your game client download finished, download our Return of Reckoning Launcher.

1. Unzip the files from "Warhammer Online - Return of Reckoning launcher.rar" into your game client directory (near WAR.exe), overwrite any existing files.
2. Right click the RoRLauncher, go to Properties, General tab, and click Unblock, you may wish to do this to other files downloaded.
3. While still in Properties, go to the Compatibility tab and check "Run this program as an administrator"
4. Use the RoRLauncher.exe to launch the game. DO NOT use War.exe or Warpatcher.exe as they will not work.
5. Use your forum credentials to log in, and click "Connect".

Problems or question regarding the launcher or game install? Take look over here where we conveniently have collected all the common issues that may occur.

You're now ready to kick some asses!

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