Less than a month is left before the long-awaited arrival of Korean-developed MMO-ARPG Lost Ark. The game was released back in 2018, with Amazon going on to announce that it would be bringing this extremely popular game to Europe and Americas for the very first time. Lost Ark‘s localized version was first announced last June in collaboration with its original developer Smilegate. As the game gets closer to release, the developers detailed some things that players should know before launch.
One of the big details listed reveals when players can download Lost Ark before the official launch. Players will be able to pre-download the game starting on February 7 at 9 AM Pacific time, regardless of whether they bought a Founder’s Pack or not. It should be noted that there is no option for pre-period character or name reservation, as the name will only be saved when gamers get through Lost Ark‘s character customization screen.
Lost Ark‘s servers will be open before the game’s launch, with players being able to get head start access on February 8th at 9 AM Pacific time. However, players won’t be able to play through the game early unless they have a Founder’s Pack purchased. The Founder’s Pack is available for purchase in different tiers, which will provide players a variety of different benefits, such as a special title for participating in Lost Ark‘s launch or an exclusive pet companion. These packs can be bought either through Steam or Amazon. If one is purchased at any time during the Head Start, a founder will be able to play for the remainder of the period.
Servers for all regions open for launch at February 11 at 9 AM Pacific, where players will be able to play Lost Ark for free. Lost Ark includes a variety of activities that players can participate in, including hunting, fishing, and sailing across the world. This sailing allows for players to reach private island getaways, where they can then reach and build strongholds.
The developers also list when the servers for Lost Ark will be reset daily and weekly, with these periods being set for 1 AM or later depending on the regional time zone. Core content such as raids, dungeons, and PvP will all be adjusted to maintain the best local hours. The post also notes that the in-game time on the UI will display the game’s server time, and not the player’s local time. A list of servers was also available for players to view, with additional worlds possibly being opened based on population levels.
Lost Ark will launch on PC on February 11.
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