Have a question about Wizard101? You can find answers to many of your questions about logging in to Wizard101, billing for Wizard101 and game questions about Wizard101 right here on this page!
Wizard101 Game Questions
Wizard101 is an online game that you download and play with other people in a virtual world.
To play Wizard101, follow these steps:
Register on Wizard101.com with a user name and a valid email address
Click Play on Wizard101.com to download and install the game on your computer.
Click the Wizard101 icon on your computer desktop to start the game.
Follow the instructions to create your Wizard and be taught the first steps of playing Wizard101.
Continue to adventure, talking to other residents of the world and dueling creatures in the game.
If you are new to online gaming, you may want to print out our Quick Guide for easy reference to the basics such as how to move, how to chat and what to do in Wizard101.
If you want more in depth information, you may want to look at our Players Guide.
In order to maintain a fun and safe virtual world experience for everyone Wizard 101 has 4 communication options.
1) Menu Chat: Players can use predetermined phrases to talk with other players. This option is available to everyone.
2) Text Chat: Players can type phrases to talk with other players. Words that are NOT in the Wizard101 dictionary will be displayed as "…". This option is available to all over 13 and under 13 with parent permission.
3) Open Chat: Members who are over the age of 18, and have a valid credit card on file with us, can enable the 18+ Open Chat. This chat will be filtered for Profanity, but will allow numbers and names.
4) True Friends Chat: Players can exchange a code with someone they know in real life, and you can talk more openly with real friends. This chat is still filtered for profanity and inappropriate language and is available for Members only.
Examples of disallowed words are; profanity, numbers, and real world locations.
If you are unable to use the chat function, it is possible that your account does not have Text Chat enabled. Accounts set up as over 13 players are able to use the Text Chat.
You may also simply have the Chat Bubbles turned off. You can turn the chat bubbles on and off by pressing the letter O on your keyboard.
If you have an account that is over 13 and still cannot chat you might need to enable the feature. To enable you must login to Wizard101.com and select "My Accounts". Under the "Account Management" section login to your parental controls and click on the 'enable' button located next to the 'filtered text' option.
Text Chat for players with under 13 accounts can only be turned on by a parent/guardian over age 18. The parent/guardian must validate his/her age by buying a Membership or Crowns with a valid credit card.
If you have previously been able to use Text Chat and no longer can access it, it is possible that you have been reported for harassment or other misconduct. Please contact Customer Support using the "Ask a Question" button on the Help & Support page.
Members who are over the age of 18, and have a valid credit card on file with us, can enable the 18+ Open Chat. Gift Cards cannot be used to unlock Open Chat.
Open Chat allows players a more open communication environment with other 18+ players.
This chat will be filtered for profanity. In this channel, when players type their text they will see 3 colors in the chat window: white means 13+ can see it, yellow means only 18+ can see it, and red is completely filtered.
This chat feature is in response to our community's requests. To ensure the highest level of safety, we have chosen to provide this for our active credit card Member community only.
Please note that this option is off by default, and you must actively select this option under Account Management.
Our terms for in-game communication with other players will remain the same. Violent and abusive behavior, as well as the exchange of personal information is still not acceptable.
Currently Active Accounts must be verified as 18+ through a valid credit card on file with Wizard101.
18+ Open Chat will expire when the Membership expires.
Wizard101 has several Realms for our players to enjoy. All the Realms are identical so if you're in the Greyrose Realm and your friend is in the Wu Realm, you can be standing in exactly the same place and not see each other.
There are two ways to find your friend.
1. Agree on a Realm to meet in before you log in.
You can switch between Realms easily when you're not in a duel. Simply press Esc and select the very last top on the tab with the above icon - and you will see a list of Realms to choose from.
CTRL - M is the shortcut key to bring up this section of your journal.
2. If you know your friend in real life, you can give him a True Friend Code - this will allow you to teleport directly to each others location. To learn about True Friend codes, please visit this page: https://www.wizard101.com/game/truefriendcode
You will receive one training point every 4 levels till 20.
After level 20, you will receive one training point every 5 levels. You can also receive training points through certain quests.
These training points can be used to learn spells from outside your school of focus.
Wizard101 has several Realms for our players to enjoy. All the Realms are identical and you can switch between Realms easily when you're not in a duel. Simply press the Esc key on your keyboard, and the tab on the very far right is your Realms tab. There you can select a different Realm or a different Area of the Realm you are already within.
Why switch Realms?
If you are meeting a friend in game you want to make sure you meet on the same realm so you can find each other!
Players may choose to switch between Realms that are more or less populated based on their play style. If you are looking for players to adventure with, you may wish to switch to a Realm with a higher population.
Yes, courtesy character transfers can occur if:
a) both accounts are linked in a single Family of Accounts
b) both accounts pass our security checks
c) the destination account has an active membership
d) both accounts have had no significant sanctions
If your situation meet these conditions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. the Source Account
2. the Destination Account,
3. the name of the character(s) to be transferred
Remember character transfers are a courtesy and subject to approval.
All decisions are final when it comes to character transfer requests.
Note that additional information may be required in some circumstances.
The first thing you should try is turning off your Quest Helper. You can do this by pressing ‘T’ on your keyboard. If that doesn’t help try going into your Options menu during game play and changing the resolution, graphics detail, and turning the Full Screen option to off.
True Friend codes allow you to chat with people you know in Real Life. For more information on True Friend codes, please click on this link: True Friend Codes.
Your Wizard is safely stored at Ravenwood School of Magical Arts. Even if you uninstall Wizard101 from your computer, your Wizard, all the belongings and experience earned is still safe.
When you reinstall, it may look like your Wizard is still wearing his/her starter outfit, but they're not, it just takes a little time for your computer to download all images of the clothing and items that you're wearing, so don't panic! You can verify that your Wizard is still wearing their higher level clothing by looking at it in your backpack.
If you are logged off in a Member area, and your Membership expires, you will be returned to Ravenwood Commons and you can continue to play in the Free to Play areas of Wizard101.
If you decide you no longer wish you keep a Wizard, you can delete them yourself at the Wizard selection screen by selecting the Wizard you wish to delete and pressing the Delete button. You will be prompted to enter a code to verify that you want to delete that Wizard.
If you accidentally deleted the wrong Wizard, contact customer support through the Contact Us link on the Help & Support page.
Before you panic and yell at poor Mr Lincoln, please make sure you've thoroughly checked your BANK and SHARED BANK for items you cannot locate on your character.
If your backpack is full, items you acquire through quests or duels are placed in your BANK.
The trade of items between different account logins will not be added to Wizard101. We feel that an economy of item trading is not appropriate for our game. KingsIsle Entertainment has developed Wizard101 to be an exciting and fun online experience for people of all ages. We believe that an important part of delivering online entertainment is to provide a safe environment for all players, and that’s a responsibility we take seriously. Introducing an in-game item trading economy does not fit with our values and vision for Wizard101.
The only items that can be traded between two different account logins are non-enchanted Treasure Cards.
Items that you want to place in the Shared Bank can be moved between Wizards on the same account. If you can't use the item, sell it to the Bazaar, and if it is marked No Auction, you can sell it at the regular shopkeeps throughout the Spiral.
If you arrive at your Castle or Dorm and all your items have been mysteriously replaced with crates, don't worry, the movers are not hauling your items away.
If you only see crates at your house, relax, it just means that those items are still being downloaded, and they will 'pop' back to their normal appearance once you've downloaded the information.
During this process, your housing button may appear grey, which means you will have to wait until everything in your house has downloaded before you can start redecorating.
Merle is at it again!
Merle seems to be back to some bad habits of calling Wizards to his side when they level, and then not having anything for them when they arrive. Unless Merle has a symbol over his head, he's just checking to make sure you're paying attention to your studies!
Wizard101 Technical Questions
If you forgot your Wizard101 password, simply go to Wizard101.com and click the word Forgot?
You will be asked to enter your username and a new temporary password will be sent to you.
Please follow the instructions in the email carefully.
If you forgot your Wizard101 Username, simply go to Wizard101.com and click the word Forgot?
You will be asked to enter your email address and your Username will be emailed to you.
To reset your parental password you need to
1. Login to the Wizard101.com the website
2. Once logged in go to My Accounts.
3. There you will be prompted to enter your parental password.
4. Below the login box there will be button labeled "Forgot Password".
5. An email will then be sent to your parental controls email that you had set up previously.
6. Use the temporary password in the email to login to the Parental Controls.
If you need to reinstall Wizard101, or are installing Wizard101 on a different computer, you do not need to sign up for a new account, you can use your existing account.
To download Wizard101, log in to Wizard101.com the website.
Click the Play button above your name, you'll be taken to a page where you can re-download the game.
Alternately, you can re-download the game from this link: https://www.wizard101.com/downloadGame/OtherDownload
If you are having trouble connecting to Wizard101 there could be a few things that could cause this. To troubleshoot follow the below steps:
1) Check your Internet Connection. If it isn't working neither will the game!
2) Make sure the Game is online. Sometimes we need to bring Wizard101 down to make repairs. Announcements about these downtimes can be found on the window that appears when you run Wizard101.
3) Make sure that your anti-virus/internet security programs are not blocking Wizard101. If they are add Wizard101 to the allowed list or lower the access settings.
4) If none of these steps work, contact Mr Lincoln at the bottom of the Help & Support page. Click the "Contact Us" tab and Mr. Lincoln will follow up to troubleshoot the issue further.
If you received an error message when you tried to log in and play Wizard101 the game, read the instructions on that error message which will direct you to possible reasons you received the message.
If you need more information, try searching our Knowledge Base by going to the Help & Support page and clicking on Mr Lincoln.
For Windows Users
Internet: Internet Connection Required
Operating System: Windows XP or newer versions
DirectX: 9.0c or newer
Processor: 1GHz Intel Processor
RAM Space: 512 Megabytes
Video Card: Best results with GeForce 2 or equivalent (standard in most PCs)
Disk Space: 5 Gigabytes
Game Download: The game automatically initiates a download in the background when you log in to play for the first time. The process is transparent to the player. No special installation process is required. You must, however, be connected to the internet.
For Mac Users
Internet: Internet Connection Required
Intel-based Macintosh system running Mac OS X
(note: Wizard101 will not run on iPads, iPhones, Android devices, or PowerPC systems)
Operating System:: Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or newer
Disk Space: 5 GB of free disk space
RAM Space: 512 MB of RAM
Mouse: minimum two-button mouse or trackpad
Think of Wizard101 like a downloadable virtual world video game that can be conveniently downloaded from the internet rather than purchased at a store. Wizard101 is a perfect blend of a sophisticated, 3D video game (like a Playstation or Xbox game) set in an ever-expanding online virtual world. To experience 3D graphics and good game play speed, the initial game must be downloaded to your computer. To experience the ever-expanding and changing worlds and to socialize with other players, your computer download must also be connected to the internet.
You will be able to start playing the game within about two minutes of logging in the first time only. The rest of the game will continue to download in the background and will be transparent to you.
Wizard Graphical Client is a file that you download as part of Wizard101. It contains the 'graphics' of the game, including what your clothes look like, the color of your pet, the books in Ambrose's office and other information about your Wizards and the world.
Sometimes this file can seem to take a bit longer to download than the others, particularly if you've reinstalled Wizard101 recently.
A DxDiag is a utility designed to display the specifications of the user's hardware, as well as to test DirectX software, including sound and video. If you are asked for this information in an email, it helps the support group relate your gaming issue to your personal computer.
To create a dxdiag.txt just go to Start -> Run (or Search in Vista) and enter dxdiag and click OK. Once the program has run its course, click "Save all Information" and it will output a txt file that you can attach to your reply email.
It's quite easy to send a WizardClient.log file.
If you received a request from Support through email, reply to the email and attach the file.
Navigate to your Wizard101 Folder (usually Program Files/KingsIsle Entertainment/Wizard101) then go to the Bin Folder then select "WizardClient.Log". Then just drag the file into the body of the email.
If this is too large for your email server to attach or send, then open the game folder, go to the the bin folder again and locate the WizardClient.log. Right click on the log file and select Save as Zip (or similar wording - will vary depending on your specific operating system). Then, go back to your email and attach the newly zipped wizardclient.log.zip file.
Wizard101 Billing Questions
Wizard101 has a Free Trial that you may sign up for and play immediately at no cost to you. The Free Trial content allows you to play through a small part of the Wizard City world.
You can also choose to Pay as you Go through Wizard101 by purchasing individual areas with Crowns, our Wizard101 Currency. Each area is purchased separately as you progress through the worlds of the Spiral, and once you purchase an area, you own it forever for all characters on that account. Click here to buy Crowns.
A Membership is a recurring fee that is billed periodically (monthly, semiyearly or yearly). A Membership allows a player access to the game during the time they are a Member.
Membership renew automatically at the end of the billing period.
Wizard101 has a Free Trial that never ends, you can play in a portion of Wizard City for as long as you like.
If you wish to explore beyond Triton Avenue, you will need to purchase a Membership or Crowns.
Wizard101 Memberships are recurring. If you purchased a monthly Membership, you will be billed monthly. If you purchased a 6 month Membership, you will be billed every 6 months. If you purchased a 12 month Membership, you will be billed every 12 months.
If you become a Member on the 15th of the month, it will renew on the 15th of each month (or whatever interval you opted for) thereafter until canceled.
i.e. monthly plan - became a Member 2/15/10, will renew on 3/15, 4/15, etc.
6 month plan - became a Member 2/15/10, will renew on 8/15/10, 2/15/11, etc.
3 IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:
1. There's usually a "float" of a day or few between a transaction being done and it showing up on a bank statement (which is what gets some folks in a jam).
2. You can cancel at ANY TIME prior to the renewal date (please don't wait until the day of) and retain full access until the end of the current paid term.
3. If you have a family group, since each account has it's own Membership, it will bill on its own date. So, if they were NOT upgraded to Membership together, you could potentially have an account billing on date X and another billing on day Y (if you need to have them all together, cancel them, then upgrade them together when they've all expired).
If you'd like to ensure only a 1 month Membership, you have a few options to implement!
1. Become a Member as you did originally, then right after receipt of the email Membership confirmation, just go back in and "cancel" - it's a pre-paid plan, so you'll retain full access through the current paid term.
2. Purchase a Wizard101 gift card & redeem it for a month's Pre-Paid Time(www.wizard101.com/giftcard) - that gets a pet too!
3. Go to the wizard101 home page & click on "gift" - you can email a gift certificate (added bonus, no chance of unexpected renewals & removes any association between billings & credits).
4. Purchase crowns & redeem them for access passes - they never, ever expire or renew!
You can easily change or update your credit card info at anytime from your account at the Wizard101 website.
Follow these steps to complete the process:
1. Go to www.Wizard101.com
2. Log in with your username/password
3. Click on "My Accounts"
4. Click "Login Master Password" in the upper right hand corner. Enter your Master Password.
5. Click "Manage"
6. Click "Manage Payment Info"
7. Here you may either edit or delete your credit card, and then save your new information.
You can also choose to not save your credit card information on the site. This will not prevent recurring charges but will prevent additional purchases being made on that account.
Crowns are one type of currency in the Wizard101. Gold is another.
Crowns are used to purchase items such as treasure cards and clothing in-game. Crowns can also be used by non-Members to purchase access to areas that are unavailable to free-to-play players.
You can purchase Crowns by logging in to Wizard101 and clicking the Buy Crowns link.
You can earn Crowns by inviting your friends to play Wizard101 with our 'Invite a Friend' button in the Friends panel of the Wizard101 game.
If you have received a code in a magazine or through a promotion, here are the steps to redeem your code:
Log in to Wizard101.com with the account you want the item placed on.
Click the "Redeem Card or Code
Log in to Wizard101 with that same account and on to the character you want to receive the item.
Click on the little present icon that appears on your screen.
A panel will appear that will allow you to redeem any of the items on the list.
If you log in with the incorrect character, do not redeem the item, simply log out and log back in with the character you want to receive the item.
Memberships are automatically renewed at the end of each purchased term. In order to cancel charges you will need to change your Membership to "End Membership" before the term ends. In order to make the change please do the following:
1. Go to www.wizard101.com 2. Login with your username & Password 3. Go to "My Accounts" 4. Login with your Master Password 5. Click Manage 6. Click the account you would like to end the Membership for 7. Click "Change Membership" on the right 8. Click "End" 9. You will be prompted with a confirmation. Press 'OK' if you want to proceed.
This will stop billing for the next term and revert your account back to a trial basis. To see when your account will be set back to trial go to My Accounts and you will see the Membership end date next to your username.
*** If there is NOT an "End Membership" button, this means the account is either already on Free Trial status or you have already ended the Membership for the account.***
Please note, as per the Terms of Service Agreement:
Wizard101 Memberships are non-refundable unless there are technical issues that prevent initial access to the game and cannot be resolved by customer service. All purchases for in-game items are non-refundable.
Refunds will not be given to players who have been banned from the game for any reason, including violating the terms and conditions of use.
If you have any further questions about canceling your account, please contact Mr. Lincoln through Contact Us located on the Help & Support page.
Authorizations occur between our billing system and your bank's billing system to ensure that the card is valid and the necessary funds are available in your account before the order is charged.
You may notice a $1.00 transaction, which is actually a pending authorization request between our billing system and the bank that issued your credit or debit card, so you won't end up paying the extra $1.00.
When you check your bank account or credit card statement, payment authorizations are often listed as "pending." These transactions might remain in your account between 1-14 business days, depending on your card-issuing bank. Please keep in mind they are authorization requests only, not actual charges.
You may contact your bank to confirm the charge for your purchase or to check on the authorization status.
Some postal codes are only four digits and our billing system requires a minimum of five digits. No worries, just place a zero in front of your four digit postal code and you'll be playing Wizard in no time.
If you were muted for an extended period of time, we chose to mute your account rather than outright ban your account from playing Wizard101.
When you were muted, you were sent an email explaining the violation and the repercussions. If you wish to appeal the mute, you can reply to the email you were sent. If you did not provide a valid email address when you registered for Wizard101, you cannot receive notifications from us regarding your account.
When you report someone, or you are reported, a message is sent directly to Mr Lincoln that includes the chat logs of everything that was said before and after that report.
Mr Lincoln then reads the log and assess the situation. He determines how bad the offense was, looks up prior offenses for the reported individual, and based on that assessment he issues sanctions such as muting or banning and sends an email to the offending account explaining the violation and the sanctions.
If the report was falsely made, that is determined as well, and the player who made the false report is investigated as to whether or not they have made previous false reports. False reports are just as egregious as valid ones, and similar sanctions can be levied against repeat offenders of false reporting.
Everything that a player enters into the chat window is logged. These larger chat logs are also routinely checked for those infractions that are not reported.
Because false reporting can be construed and/or used as harassment of other players, we’d like to take a moment to ensure you are aware of what does NOT fall under the category of a reportable offense:
“S/he falsely reported me” or reporting someone for false reporting (2 wrongs don’t make a right)
“Won’t leave my house” (pick your friends wisely and avail yourself of the non-porting option)
“Being rude” (We’re sorry, we can’t enforce good manners. Use the ignore button liberally &/or change realms. It’s wholly up to you to choose to stay around someone that’s not nice to you.)
“Chain Stunning” (admittedly, it’s not much fun for the receiving team, but it’s not a violation of the game rules).
“Scamming” (KingsIsle will NEVER ask for treasure card(s) in exchange for a code. Trading “cards for codes” is done at the players’ own risk. Codes are either fully public or one time use)
Wizard101 & Pirate101
No, Wizard101 and Pirate101 will have separate memberships. However, there are great ways to save if you play multiple games!
- If a single account has both Wizard101 and Pirate101 monthly memberships, each game will be at the $6.95 per month pricing that is currently considered “family pricing” in Wizard101. This means if you already have a 1 Month Membership for Wizard101 at $9.95 per month, you can add Pirate101 for just an additional $3.95 per month!
- If any family/linked group of accounts has two or more 1 Month Memberships regardless of which games, those will be priced at $6.95 per month as well.
- For our Crowns players, Crowns are at an account level and can be spent in both Wizard101 and Pirate101.
No. Much like you can’t play Grub Guardian and Wizard101 at the same time with the same account, you will not be able to play Wizard101 and Pirate101 at the same time on the same account. If you would like to play the games at the same time, you will need to make a new account and add it to your group of accounts so that you may transfer your crowns between accounts as necessary.
There are no plans for a shared account bank to transfer items between Wizard101 and Pirate101. Items purchased in Wizard101 or Pirate101 are for those games solely and are not transferable. Many of your wizard’s items simply wouldn’t make sense in a Pirate’s environment and vice versa, but the issue is more of a technical one than one based on game play.