To connect to a shard, you must download the required pre launch utility tool. This ensures that you are playing with the most up-to-date method of connecting. Expansion selecting is required before executing the UO client and must be done so in order to connect to a shard specific to that expansion [era].
Browse active and in-development shards. Each shard is unique and seperate. No two are alike. The Sosaria Online Network (SON) utilizes a syncrnoized accounting database to ensure that each one of your avatars (characters) are playable through one account. Players can choose different servers called Shards that are uniquely specific to different Ultima Online expansions.