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We have decided to switch back to our Ripple infrastructure!
This means we have lots of our old features back in place, such as PP support for all gamemodes, and a much more stable experience.


  • My antivirus is blocking the switcher
  • That’s because our switcher edits the hosts file. Turn off your antivirus and run the switcher again.

  • I get “Connection failed” when I try to connect to Akatsuki
  • Click the “Inspect” button on the server switcher and make sure that all the labels are green (like this). If you still can’t solve this problem, come on our Discord and we’ll help you.

  • I get “Bancho authentication failed” (wrong password) when I try to log in, but my password is correct!

This means that your osu! is connected to either Akatsuki or Bancho (or whatever other server you were playing on), but is failing on login. This usually either means:.

A. You did not restart your osu! after switching servers Fix: Simply restart your game and try again.

B. Your switcher did not properly write to the hosts file, and you are still connected to a different server (most likely Bancho). Fix: Refer to the first FAQ in the Discord to locate your hosts file, and ensure the related lines are there. If not, add them and try again. If you cannot solve your problem, move to #help in our Discord channel.

  • I can’t download maps from osu!direct.
  • Some maps can’t be downloaded from our beatmap mirror due to technical reasons.

  • I can’t download maps when I’m in multiplayer, but I can download them from the main menu
  • Disable Automatically start osu!direct downloads from the options and try again.

  • How do I play on the normal osu! again?
  • Close osu!, run the switcher and click the Switch to osu! button

  • My switcher is off but when I open in my browser I get an error or I get redirected to Akatsuki’s website!
  • Make sure the switcher is off, then empty your browser cache and restart your browser. Google it if you don’t know how to do it.

  • I get strange errors on osu!’s website after playing on Akatsuki (beatmaps not found etc)
  • Delete s and t cookies relative to using a cookie editor. If you don’t know how to remove specific cookies, just delete all cookies from your browser settings.

  • Can I keep playing while the server is restarting because it’s updating?
  • Yes, your scores will be sent as soon as the server gets back online (usually less than a minute). Just make sure to not close the client.

  • Is there a patcher for Akatsuki?
  • No, you can change server by editing the hosts file with our switcher. Instructions here.

  • Why are osu!direct and other in-game supporter perks free?
  • We think that osu! direct is very cool and it’s a shame people have to pay to have it, that’s why we’re offering it for free on Akatsuki. If you like what we do, please consider a donation.

  • My problem is not listed here
  • Join our discord and ask your question in the #help channel of the server.