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The First Descendant
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Does The First Descendant Require a NEXON Account? – Answered

What about the drops?

The First Descendant is the latest multiplayer title from NEXON, and it’s their take on the looter-shooter genre. Like many multiplayer and even single-player games, additional accounts are often required for functionality and additional features. However, does The First Descendant require a NEXON account? Here is everything you need to know.

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Does The First Descendant Require a NEXON Account?

You don’t need a NEXON account to play The First Descendant, but a NEXON account is required for cross-progression and Twitch drops.

A NEXON account is also not required if you want to make use of the game’s crossplay features. The account is strictly required for cross-saves/progression and access to Twitch drops.

How to Link Nexon Account with The First Descendant

Linking the account is pretty simple. From the game’s settings, head into the last tab called Account, and select the Link button next to Link Account.

This will open another screen with a Link Nexon Account button, which will open a link in the external browser with sign-in details and instructions to link the account.

Alternatively, you can link your account by simply visiting the NEXON login page. After you have created a NEXON account, head into Settings followed by Linked Accounts, and then Link/Delink Account under EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS.

The First Descendant Twitch Drops

Twitch Drops for the title are also live, and you will need to link your NEXON account to Twitch. You can link the account directly from this page and earn the following drops by watching streams for specific durations.

ItemTotal watched minutes required
“Delicious Pizza” Chest Attachment15 minutes
15,000 Gold and 1,500 Kuiper Shards30 minutes
“Gloomy” Emote60 minutes
“Twitch Color” Paints90 minutes
“X-Ray” Back Attachment120 minutes

The Twitch Drops are available from 00:00 Tuesday, July 2, 2024 to 00:00 Monday, July 29, 2024 (PDT).

While there are definitely some benefits to linking The First Descendant to a NEXON account, if you aren’t interested in cross-saves or the Twitch drops above, you can keep playing with just your regular account.

If you’re on the PC version, here is how you can fix the DirectX 12 error and any controller issues. For more on The First Descendant, make sure to check out our dedicated section.

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Ali Hashmi
Ali has been writing about video games for the past six years and is always on the lookout for the next indie game to obsess over and recommend to everyone in sight. When he isn't spending an unhealthy amount of time in Slay the Spire, he's probably trying out yet another retro-shooter or playing Dark Souls for the 50th time.