Lost Ark developers inform about future updates in transparent posts


A new – surprisingly transparent – post covering Lost Ark progress, future updates and bots has been published on the official Lost Ark news page. A pretty clear and concise summary of what’s on the horizon for the popular free-to-play MMORPG and its players, some major changes affecting both the casual gamer and the hardcore part of the base.

The vast majority of the post focuses on the first two points – progress and future updates. It has been found that a large majority of players have progressed through the content of stages one and two of the games at their own pace – exploring islands, leveling alts, farming the adventure log, collecting Makoko seeds, etc. The context provided in the post establishes that alongside challenging Tier 3 content, a lot of Early Tier content has been added to appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers alike.

However, this approach appears to have led to an unfortunate side effect. The March update released the Abyss Raid Argos, which required a high item level that only those with a lot of time or money could attain at release. This has led some to believe that players have lost Ark, which the post says is a thought the developers would like to remove.

“We made a mistake in releasing the March game update too soon after launch. Data we analyzed along with Smilegate RPG from their previous launches predicted that a larger proportion of players would have reached the required level to challenge Argos. However, we overlooked certain variables such as: B. Players are spending more time on horizontal content and the price of honing materials is increasing due to bots and real money transactions.

These factors contributed to a shortage of T3 honing materials. Together, our teams at Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG continue to collect data on gameplay patterns in the Western release to better inform our future content roadmap.”

From here, the post goes on to say that future updates will focus on taking players through already existing content and pushing them up the ranks, rather than adding more high-tier content for a smaller, ultra-dedicated slice of the playerbase. While there will still be a surplus of endgame content, new classes, islands, and continents will also be added.

new skins and classes

Additionally, the post notes that new cosmetic skins and advanced classes are much-requested additions that the community wants to see sooner rather than later. While noting that it’s difficult to bring new skins at an accelerated pace and that they’re “releasing skins faster than they originally did in Korea,” the team is keeping a close eye on feedback on this. New classes will be added faster, and some new options will be available soon.

Bots and material shortages

As briefly mentioned above, there is currently a shortage of Tier 3 materials in the game. However, this is a problem made worse by bots, leading to skyrocketing prices and rising barriers to endgame content.

To address this, additional material sources will be added as the game progresses via pre-existing sources (Guardian Raids, The Cube, etc.) and new events such as the Grand Prix and a new Event Guardian Raid, intended to be a more relaxed version of the mode . In addition, steps have been taken to combat botting through mass bans in hopes that this will lower prices and lead to a better user experience.


As a way of saying thank you to the community that sticks with the game, all players who log in during the week of March 21st will receive a care package full of goodies. These include:

  • New Hide Selection Chest
  • Mokokon Pet Selection Chest
  • Moko Board Mount Selection Chest
  • Lost Ark United structure
  • Appearance Change Ticket
  • Pheons x132
  • Menelik’s Tome x5
  • Legendary Map Pack Selection Chest x2
  • Jukebox songs provided when Jukebox content is released in the future.

All in all, this post came as a big surprise when I woke up as a Lost Ark player this morning. Acknowledging issues that are rocking the playerbase while also laying out what’s about to change is a good way to make people feel like they’re being heard. Throwing them some free stuff is obviously nice too, but more importantly, it does a lot to validate players who have stuck with Lost Ark after the launch hype has died down a bit.

For more coverage of Lost Ark, you might be interested in our latest report on the hardcore gamers mistakenly caught in an anti-cheater ban wave and the game that surpassed 20 million earlier this month. Lost Ark developers inform about future updates in transparent posts

Fry Electronics Team

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