Here's a quick rundown on several features and integrations that our server has.

Athena Integration

Project Duck uses Athena DN Launcher to implement many of our custom features. Athena was created our lead developer, Vahr. As a player you can use Athena's full suite of benefits like you would on NA or SEA servers, e.g. using unexpanded .pak mods and Eris mods

  • When you first launch Project Duck, Windows Smartscreen or Windows Defender (or any other antivirus program you have installed) may identify Project Duck and/or Athena components as suspicious or a virus. These are false alarms because Microsoft (and the other AV companies) do not have much information on these files and mark them as suspicious to be on the safe side. We recommend adding an antivirus exclusion on the Project Duck folder to prevent client corruption issues due to antivirus

Minerva Integration

  • Minerva was also created by Vahr and is used as a reference website for (almost) all things Dragon Nest. Visit it here or use the "Game Reference" link on the homepage
  • Minerva can search up items, class stat scalings, final damage and critical damage values, skills, and more


Players using AMD/ATI graphics cards will no longer suffer from transparency issues

Account Summary and Custom Character Color

If you login to the website and select "My Account" (1), you can see this page. Here you can see your account name, email, amount of Duck Credit (EC), DNP, character list, gold, guild, likes, and more (2). If you click on a character, you can see this screen.

Here you can customize your hair and eye color to almost exactly what you want it to be. There are some limits placed on it by Dragon Nest, but this is as good as it gets! The secondary hair color only applies if you have a hair style that allows secondary hair colors.

Inactive Name Reclaims

If there is a character name that you want and the character that owns it is inactive for at least 6 months, you can claim that name via the website. Instructions and additional information here

Custom Client Changes

You can change these settings on the Duck GameConfig editor or by manually editing <game folder>/Athena/gameconfig.json

Custom Zoom Settings

You can set a custom default/max camera zoom extent.

Please note that this zoom distance will be your default distance.

Have you ever wanted to play DN zoomed out like you're playing Guild Wars 2 (this is 1200)

FPS Meter

  • Built-in FPS meter available for those of you who don't want to use third party programs
FPS meter on the left, frame time graph on the right

Camera Shake Removal

If you are susceptible to motion sickness or eye strain due to camera shake, or you just prefer to not have them, you can disable them.

Borderless Fullscreen

Play fullscreen without the cancer of alt-tabbing a fullscreen game!