UO Second Age

A classic, free to play Ultima Online shard

Are you tired of playing the same cookie cutter games that lack accomplishments, true friendships, epic battles, and a sense of free will? Now, the greatest 2D game has returned. Ultima Online, unmatched to this day in depth of mechanics and interactions. A social sandbox unlike any other. Second Age is a free Ultima Online Shard that can be accessed by anyone with UO client software, available for download in the Downloads section.

Second Age is the most accurate emulation of the UO: T2A era online today. There are no giveaways. On UO Second Age you will build your character(s) from the ground up. More information about the Ultima Online game itself, and its rich history in the MMORPG online gaming community is available here, from Wikipedia: Ultima Online.

Founded in 2007, Second Age has established itself as the preeminent T2A era free shard in operation. We have a stable and diverse base of players dedicated to enriching all aspects of this online world, and a professional staff dedicated to non-interference in the game. If you are considering joining us, please be sure to review the Shard Rules and other information, and our Frequently Asked Questions on this site.

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Since inception, the goal, vision and rationale of even creating this accurate T2A era shard has been very simple but unique:

  • We aim to replicate the T2A era as best we can and within technical limitations as a whole.
  • We do not intend to ever change any aspect of normal game play to particularly favor any play style or to protect or further expose any players to the in-game risk that was a large part of this era.
  • We will especially not pull aspects of other eras into this one, even with an overwhelming demand of players.

We believe that "proper" game play can only be achieved by taking the era as a whole and accept it for what it was. Tampering with the era in hope of achieving balance is not something that we will do, nor do we believe is achievable across all play styles. Diversity of players and play styles is a necessity of a healthy shard. Every type of play depends on another, and this is why UO is absolutely the greatest MMORPG ever crafted.

With that said, we do still continue to strive to become more correct and true to the era. Player feedback and research is a big part of this process. We don't claim to have everything perfect yet, but we do continue to actively work towards that goal.

We recommend client version, but all client versions above are supported. If you do not have your UO installation CDs, you can download a modern client from the downloads section, here. We have a guide on the forum, here, to assist you with downloading, installing, and connecting to Second Age. [Read Less]

Playing on Second Age:

We do not endorse any particular style of play on Second Age. Developed accounts are never deleted for inactivity, Second Age will always be free to play, and anyone is welcome.

The game is free and fun, yet due to its unparalleled diversity and freedom, it has a learning curve; please utilize the resources on this site and in our forums to understand the perils you might face in Britannia.

Get started on Second Age:

A step by step guide is available to help you get the software installed, and connect to the shard:

Please also see these helpful sections of this site:

Community Resources Abound:

If you're not familiar with Ultima Online play, our forums guides, Q&A Site, the "T2A Wiki" and in game help from dedicated staff are available to help you make sense of it all.

Other players are usually your best resource, talk to them in game, or connect with other players in our IRC channel.

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UOSA Shard News

Ultima Online Creator Richard Garriott Visits UOSA.

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UO Second Age

Jan 16, 2014

Ultima Online Creator Richard Garriott Visits UOSA.
Lord British vows to return to UOSA for Q&A.

Lord British's Castle, UOSA: Shortly after 11p.m ET on January 16th the creator of Ultima Online, Richard Garriott, made an unannounced return as Lord British. A shard-wide message was sent to players informing of his presence in the throne room of his castle. For a time, players were able to meet and greet with Lord British. Players quickly packed the throne room, as they gathered for their chance to see what Lord British had to say. Some of the more nefarious attendees attempted to assassinate Lord British with a trapped pouch, others tossed explosion potions wantonly killing other players. Before leaving, Richard Garriott promised to make another appearance on UOSA for a Question and Answer session.

"What new of Britannia these many seasons I have been gone?" - Richard Garriott

Lord British stated he loved to see the ostards brought by players, having never before seen one. He interacted with his subjects, asking whom amongst them has played Ultima Online the longest. Lord British also indicated that Lord Blackthorne may make an appearance at another time. Lord British cited GameMaster Mammoth for the invitation to come to Second Age.

"Founded in 2007, Second Age has established itself as the preeminent T2A era free shard in operation. We have a stable and diverse base of players dedicated to enriching all aspects of this online world, and a professional staff dedicated to non-interference in the game." http://www.uosecondage.com/
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Cranky Christmas 2016

Get ready to get cranky this Christmas at Second Age's Cranky Christmas Event!

This year marks the third year of Cranky Christmas and as expected, you can expect new twists to be revealed as the holiday seasons approach.

In 2014, players were encouraged to hunt down the holiday Cranksters whom were terrorizing the countryside.

In 2015, the Cranksters teamed up with good old Heftimus McPry and they held down the orc fort outside the village of Cove.

For 2016, you will be be able to battle the Cranksters on their home turf. This event will kick off on December 5th and run until the new year. During this time, reindeer and a few holiday themed monsters will spawn throughout Britannia.

For those seeking adventure, a new stomping ground awaits! During the holiday season only, Cranky Town has opened a moongate to Britain.


Cranky Town is the number one mountain getaway in all of Kos Heb East. It also happens to be the only getaway in all of Kos Heb East.

If you haven’t explored Kos Heb East, you’re not alone. The few who call it their home are the crankiest of all.




Tourists are encouraged to avoid traveling out the southern gate of Cranky Town. This frozen path leads to the Kingdom of Krampus, a place of mischievous elves and holiday decor!


Committing acts of (elf) murder around the Krampus Pole may create dangerous situations.




At the southern tip of Kos Heb East, there is a clearing in the trees with a gate to Buccaneer’s Den. A return gate can be found at the docks in Buccaneer's Den.

Cranky Town Access Points
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What can you do in Cranky Town and Kos Heb East?

Cranky Town is the home of the Christmas Cranksters. The spawn rate here is increased and the region is fairly small, meaning you’ll have a better chance to farm the holiday spawn without running and tracking. The added reward definitely brings an added risk - murderers and thieves are surely to join you on the battlefield.

On the northern end of Kos Heb East, a small village resides. You’ll find various merchants here to buy and sell goods from.

Ice Fishing
Step up and try your hand at ice fishing, it’s more fun than bobbing for apples.. and that's all we're saying for now!

The Krampus Pole
Elves! They keep appearing! Better kill them. All of them.

Cranky Loot
All of the holiday creatures have a chance of dropping a variety of loot including: silver, Cranky Christmas trophy (surfer), holiday trees, coal, and an exclusive, "Cranky Town" holiday bell.

Christmas Day
Santa will arrive in Britain on Christmas morning and remain in town until the new year. He will be staying at the Counselor’s Guild near Blackthorn’s Keep as usual. In this time, you can approach Santa and receive a gift. You can select from various items.

You’ll have to wait until Christmas day to find out what is available.

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