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Tutorial: How To Register/Lottery

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The time of the entrance lottery is announced on the official Twitter account and occurs almost daily.

  • English translations of the lottery information can be found on Himeuta Channel.
  • If you're unable to participate in any of the lotteries, you can request help here.

Finding Lottery Info

Lottery Tweet

You need to look for a message on KanColle STAFF Twitter that's similar to this:

Twitter @KanColle_STAFF [1]

開放日時:【3/14(土曜日) 17:00】開放開始予定

開放サーバ:計7~8サーバ群投入予定 ※調整中
  • The first line is usually a greeting and intro statement.
  • The usual second line: 開放日時 is the date and time
    • 【3/14(土曜日) 17:00】 means March 14 (Saturday) 17:00 (JST)
  • The usual third line: 開放方式 is the method of entry
    • 【抽選】 means Lottery
    • 【無抽選着任モード】 means there's no lottery! (rare)
  • The usual fourth line: 開放規模 is the number of players that can enter today
    • 【約10,000名】 means around 10,000 slots for new players

Other Announcements

If the lottery time for the specific day is not yet available, you will need to look for something similar to this:

Twitter @KanColle_STAFF [2]

開放規模:新規【約10,000名】規模予定 ※調整中

開放サーバ:複数サーバ群投入予定 ※調整中
  • 朝 = morning
  • 昼 = afternoon
  • 夕方 = evening
  • 夜 = night
  • 調整中 = Time adjustment in progress

Entering the Lottery

Navigate to the game website at the specified time to enter the lottery.

Here are tips from the staff to facilitate your lottery attempt:

  • Before connecting to the site, clear your browser cache.
  • Set your PC timezone to JST (UTC+09:00. 5 minutes time deviation is fine).
  • Set your browser cache to at least 1024MB (not mandatory, but recommended).
    • Windows Chrome: create another shortcut to Chrome (go to the program folder) and append its "Target" path (right click > Properties) with this at the end:
      chrome.exe" --disk-cache-size=1073741824
    • Mac Chrome: create a .command file with the following command (Replace /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome with your app location):
#!/bin/sh /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --disk-cache-size=1073741824 &
  • Remember to close your Chrome browser (Mac users must make sure it has quit) before restarting if you are changing your disk cache size.
  • To verify the current disk cache size of your Chrome browser, go to this address:
    • chrome://net-internals/#httpCache
    • Look for Max size. It should now be 1073741824.
  • Once you reach the cat waiting screen (refer to top-left image below), refresh at the interval specified in each lottery post (Example, listing 3-5 minutes as the advised refresh interval); if none is provided, every 5-10 minutes is recommended.
    • 5分 (5 minutes); 10分 (10 minutes).

Lottery FAQ

Are there people who are willing to help newbies who are unable to enter the lottery?

  • Check Kancolle forum for lottery help as there are people out there who will help make an account for those who did not manage to get in.

I got (or stuck) into the lottery process, although the lottery hasn't started/has ended already.

  • Set your timezone to Japan/JST.

When I connected to the game all the servers were full, what do I do?

  • You missed the lottery process. Follow the lottery process to get into the game, and if you fail, try again in another lottery.

NOTE: If you receive the screen with the servers list and they appear full you may still have gotten a place; click on all the servers to make sure. Only servers showing "満" are actually full.

What time does the Lottery start?

Why is it so hard to get in? I have been trying for a few days!

  • You are competing with thousands of other users for spots. Keep trying and don't give up hope.
  • Don't be impatient and refresh more often than recommended, as it will lower your chances.

Do I have to do this every time I want to play?

  • No, you only have to win the lottery once.