Lost Ark Update Patch Notes and Server Maintenance Today (March 24) (2024)

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The next Lost Ark update launches this week with a special inclusion for gamers on Steam.

UPDATE: Today’s Lost Ark update is out now and the full patch notes can be found listed at the bottom of this article.

ORIGINAL: Fans waiting for some added competition will be pleased to hear that the Competitive Proving Grounds Season 1 will launch on March 24. That means this week’s Lost Ark could be slightly chunkier than usual, with mew competitive PvP content set to make its debut after server downtime.

Here’s what we know is launching this week as part of the March 24 Lost Ark update and server maintenance period.

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Lost Ark Update And Server Maintenance Latest

Developers Smilegate has confirmed that a new Lost Ark update is launching on Thursday, March 24. The support team has revealed that Lost Ark server downtime has been scheduled to start at 12am PDT later today, with the game set to be down for eight hours. This will mean that gamers will not be able to log back in until 8am PDT, or 3pm GMT on March 24.

A message from Smilegate adds: “In the letter, we released with Smilegate RPG last week, we communicated some upcoming adjustments to honing materials, new events, and the start of Competitive Proving Grounds Season 1. These all arrive in this week’s update, releasing on March 24! Downtime will begin at 12AM PT (5AM UTC) on March 24, with an expected downtime of 8 hours.”

As mentioned above, Smilegate has provided plenty of news on what to expect following downtime, with Lost Ark PvP Season One set to launch. As revealed by the support team, players will be able to queue solo for the ‘Team Deathmatch’ mode, battling each other for prestige and rewards.

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Competitive Proving Grounds Season 1 launches this week. The competition starts on March 24th as part of the weekly update!

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Players will be able to track their progress using the ‘Competitive Match Average Score’, with your rank is determined by your score, as are the rewards you receive when the season ends. To participate, players will need to reach Tier 1 in Proving Grounds, with the first season lasting around six months. A message from Smilegate adds: “While you’ll receive some items based on your final rank, the majority of PvP rewards will be earned through accumulating coins through Proving Grounds gameplay, which can be spent at a new vendor located in major cities.

“The vendor will have a mix of weekly rewards and season-long specific rewards. The weekly rewards include honing materials and XP potions, while the season-long rewards include cosmetic and functional items, like mounts, titles, and more. Players will be rewarded for progressing through grades and tiers with access to additional weekly honing materials and other vendor items.”

Lost Ark Patch Notes – March 24

Enjoy Guardian Raids in a more casual way! Relax, play, and get honing rewards. ‘Scale of Balance’ is applied to change the character’s stats to match the Guardian’s level, and the difficulty is adjusted according to the number of participants in the raid. Players will be able to challenge Helgaia, Frost Helgaia, Lumerus, Ur’Nil, Vertus, Chromanium, Nacrasena, Dark Legoros, Icy Legoros, Calventus, and Levanos! This event will last for roughly a month, and players with item level 250 or above will be able to participate.

Similar to the Grand Prix, you can enter once a day (per roster) and earn event specific coins to spend on rewards at a new vendor. Completing the Raid during the week will grant 200 coins, and a weekend win will grant 300 coins. This vendor can be found in major cities beside the entrance to this new activity, and will be fully stocked with Tier 1, 2, & 3 honing material chests, Metallurgy & Tailoring Books (used to increase honing rates), and a T3 Gem chest— available to be nabbed every week until the event ends.

COMPETITIVE PROVING GROUNDS SEASON 1

Competitive Proving Grounds Season 1 will begin after the March 24 downtime for the weekly update. Players will be able to queue solo for the ‘Team Deathmatch’ mode, battling each other for prestige and rewards. As you win or lose Competitive matches throughout the season, you can track your ‘Competitive Match Average Score’. Your rank is determined by your score, as are the rewards you receive when the season ends. If you’re eager for more details before the update, please visit ourCompetitive Season 1 article.

PLAYER GIFTS

As mentioned in,Lost Arkfans around the world are celebrating all the new players now enjoying the game they love. Players in Korea received gifts to commemorate the western launch of the game, and we wanted everyone to be included. We’re so grateful for all of you who have joined us on the start of this adventure and we’re excited about the long future ahead! To help you on this journey with us, enjoy a gift full of fun cosmetics and useful materials. The gift includes:

  • New Animal Skin 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 Card Pack Selection Chest x2

While we’ve decided to hold off on the Jukebox songs announced last week (as that content has not yet made its way to the western version ofLostArk), alongside the items listed above, we’re excited to announce an additional gift for players focused on honing!

When opening each chest, players can choose between the options listed below it.

  • 5 Leapstone Selection Chests
    • Harmony Leapstone x50
    • Life Leapstone x50
    • Honor Leapstone x30
  • 6 Guardian Stone Selection Chests
    • Guardian Stone Fragment x1000
    • Guardian Stone x1000
    • Guardian Stone Crystal x200
  • 2 Destruction Stone Selection Chests
    • Destruction Stone Fragment x1000
    • Destruction Stone x1000
    • Destruction Stone Crystal x200
  • 1 Honing Special Material Selection Chest
    • T1 Metallurgy Book x2 & Tailoring Book x10
    • T2 Metallurgy Book x2 & Tailoring Book x10
  • 2 Fusion Material Selection Chests
    • Caldarr Fusion Material x50
    • Simple Oreha Fusion Material x25

These gifts will show up in your Product Inventory after the weekly update! Players who join us in the near future will also be granted these gifts on their first log-in, and we’ll communicate the end-date when it begins to draw near. Thanks again for joining us on the start of this adventure.

GENERAL UPDATES & FIXES

ARKESIA GRAND PRIX REWARD ADJUSTMENTS

  • Added Metallurgy & Tailoring Books (used to increase honing rates) to the weekly reward table.
  • Increased quantities of weekly honing materials to ensure players are rewarded for participation.
    • Destruction Stone Crystal (Bound) is now in bundles of 50 and can be redeemed up to 10 times.
    • Guardian Stone Crystal (Bound) is now in bundles of 150 and can be redeemed up to 10 times.
  • Increased coins earned to make purchasing the new items and snagging the rewards you want easier. Chaos Dungeons and Guardian raids now grant 125 coins (instead of 100) for the first two daily completions per character. The Grand Prix itself can now award up to 888 coins for a daily completion, up from 800.

NEW FRAUD & BOT PREVENTION SYSTEM

We are continuing to listen to player concerns and take a hard stance against bots. In this update, we’ve included a new prevention system to crack down on bots and fraudulent purchases. Players who have a Steam account in good standing and have met the small purchase requirement needed to use Steam’s social systems shouldn’t be impacted. Players who have not met this ‘Trusted’ status through Steam orLost Arkwill have reduced access to a small number of social and economic systems. Specifically, these accounts will have smaller daily Steam purchase limits than ‘Trusted’ players and be prevented from:

  • Initiating player-to-player trades (requests can still be received)
  • Sending in-game gifts
  • Exchanging Royal Crystals for Gold
  • Sending in-game mail with attachments

Our goal is for players to always enjoy their time inLost Ark, safe from users engaging in fraudulent purchases or the negative impact bots have on both the economy and player experience. The only dangers in Arkesia should be the Demonic hordes, voracious wildlife, and colossal Guardians. We strive to remain both flexible and transparent, listen to feedback, and create the best experience possible. Please remember that real-money transactions (RMT) such as buying or selling Gold or other in-game items (to players or on secondary marketplaces) is prohibited under our Code of Conduct and will result in disciplinary action.

Additional improvements to our anti-cheat programs have also been enabled in this update to help prevent cheaters and bots, alongside a few more changes we’ve developed with Smilegate RPG behind the scenes. We can’t spill all our secrets, or those engaging in these activities would catch wind. We know this won’t solve everything, and we will continue cracking down on users engaging in fraudulent purchases and bots. If you have any feedback for our teams after experiencing these changes firsthand after the weekly update, we’d love to hear your thoughts on ourofficial forums.

MESSAGING UPDATES

  • Added clearer messaging on failed purchases.
  • Updated and improved localization and in-game translations.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to accept the quest “Off to the Races” without being level 50.
  • Fixed voice chat related issues in the South America region.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Adventure Island rewards to only be claimable once during the weekend.
  • Fixed an issue with the World Boss Achievement. Players that earned this achievement previously will now see it completed.

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Lost Ark Update Patch Notes and Server Maintenance Today (March 24) (2024)

FAQs

How long is Lost Ark maintenance today? ›

Downtime is estimated to last up to 4 hours.

What time is maintenance for Lost Ark 24 March? ›

The weekly Lost Ark update is set to arrive on Thursday, March 24th, 2022. With the game's servers entering downtime at 12AM PT / 3AM ET / 7AM GMT / 8AM CET, as per the official Lost Ark Twitter account. Server maintenance is expected to last for around 8 hours but may be extended or shortened if necessary.

How long does weekly maintenance take Lost Ark? ›

After a server maintenance program, lost Ark's latest update will be effective on April 19, 2023. The maintenance will start at 12 AM PT and last at least four hours.

How often does Lost Ark get updates? ›

As part of Amazon Games' commitment to "regularly bring new content each month to Lost Ark players in the West", this month's update includes the fifth Warrior Advanced Class and female Berserker, The Slayer, and a heap of progression events to enable you to "quickly level up".

Are the Lost Ark servers down right now? ›

Our service is currently operating as expected at the location you provided.

What is Lost Ark 3 day waiting period? ›

Lost Ark Support. Gold purchased from the Currency Exchange is subject to a three-day withholding period where the gold has limited uses. The three-day withholding period is measured as follows: The Currency Exchange registers all gold purchases from the previous 24 hours daily at 03:00 UTC.

What time is Lost Ark available today? ›

'Lost Ark' Release Date, Time and Pre-Load in North America

The specific unlock time is 12 p.m. ET. For those in other time zones, this translates to 9 a.m. PST and 5 p.m. GMT. Like with Dying Light 2, you can start pre-loading the MMORPG beforehand, so that it's ready to play as soon as it unlocks.

What time do servers open for Lost Ark? ›

Lost Ark servers have restart times (daily, weekly, boss, event, etc.) and depend on each region. As explained by Amazon Games, these daily and weekly server restarts will be at 01:00 (or 02:00, depending on daylight savings time and regional hours for each server location) or after scheduled maintenance periods.

What time does Lost Ark become playable? ›

Lost Ark is set to launch at 9AM Pacific (5PM UTC) on February 8 for owners of the Founder's Pack, giving them a three-day head start over free-to-play users. Meanwhile, the free-to-play launch on February 11 will also kick off at 9AM Pacific (5PM UTC).

What time does Lost Ark shop reset? ›

The Lost Ark daily reset time is 10 a.m. UTC. This corresponds to 3 a.m. PT/6 a.m. ET. When the reset happens, a lot of the in-game content will refresh, adding new things for players to dig into. As far as players should be concerned, the next day doesn't start until the daily reset happens.

How long does it take to get kicked from Lost Ark inactivity? ›

By default, the Lost Ark AFK timer is only a measly 15 minutes, which is quite a short time for an MMO timer. Many others in the genre like New World, WoW, and Final Fantasy XIV all have timers that range from 25 to 30 minutes, along with warnings when you will be sent careening out of the server.

How long does it take to finish all quests in Lost Ark? ›

You can get through the story content in roughly 20 hours at a leisurely pace, while games like World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy 14 typically take 40 to 50 hours to work through each campaign.

How long does Lost Ark take to 100? ›

Insane 27.4% Retirement
PlatformPolled100%
PC511011h 30m

Is Lost Ark declining playerbase? ›

The Lost Ark player count has seen a dramatic drop on Steam in recent days, plummeting from roughly 300,000 average concurrent players to just under 100,000. But it might be good news for fans of one of the most popular free games on PC.

Why are Lost Ark servers so full? ›

Due to its popularity, many players want to join in on the fun. This makes it difficult for the servers to handle all of the players, resulting in them becoming full.

Why is Lost Ark losing so many players? ›

Why is Lost Ark losing so many players? Developer Smilegate said "This change is the direct result of a roll out of a significant number of bot account bans", something that Lost Ark players have been compalining about for nearly a year (thanks, PCGamesN).

How many people are playing Lost Ark right now? ›

285,253 Players Online

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Which server to go in Lost Ark? ›

The best server in Central Europe is Sirius Server and that in West Europe is Moonkeep Server. Vern is the most popular server in South America. In North America, there are two famous servers, the Mari Server in the West and the Azena Server in the East of North America.

How long does it take to get from 40 to 50 Lost Ark? ›

Casual players can reach level 50 in Lost Ark in around 25 hours. A handful of players dedicated their entire time to leveling up their character. This saw them reach level 50 in around 15 hours and a few cases in as little as 10 hours.

How long does it take to get to 60 in Lost Ark? ›

It takes hundreds of hours of gameplay to reach level 60, the maximum level in Lost Ark. The XP requirements to level up from 50 to 60 jump enormously from 1 to 50. There isn't any way to quickly level to 60 in the game, and it isn't worth prioritizing after reaching level 50 either.

Why does Lost Ark take 5 minutes to load? ›

a HDD. Players who have their game installed on a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) will notice a much longer loading time than those with the game installed on a Solid State Drive (SDD). The reason for this is that an HDD uses moving parts to load the game, while an SSD does not have these restrictions.

Does Lost Ark come out tonight? ›

Release. Lost Ark was fully released in South Korea on December 4, 2019, and in North American, South American, and European regions on February 11, 2022, with Amazon Games serving as the global publisher. Users that pre-purchased one of four founder's packs could play 3 days early on February 8, 2022.

What time can we play Lost Ark on the 8th? ›

Servers will open for Head Start access on Tuesday, February 8 at 9AM Pacific (5PM UTC).

How big is the Lost Ark installed? ›

Storage: 50 GB available space. Additional Notes: Internet connection required to play, offers in-game purchases.

How do I check my Ark server status? ›

Downdetector and ServicesDown are both wonderful sites for checking the server status for ARK: Survival Evolved.
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There are several that players can visit, such as:
  1. Reddit.
  2. Downdetector.
  3. ServicesDown.
Jun 2, 2022

What time zone is Ark servers? ›

ARK's system time is set to Australian Eastern Standard Time (the main servers are in Sydney, thus server time is Sydney Time).

Will Lost Ark merge servers? ›

To improve the overall player experience for Lost Ark, server merges begin on September 28th, 2022. If you have a roster on both servers in a merge, your rosters will be combined. Here's how we plan on handling items, progression, and rosters together.

What's better New World or Lost Ark? ›

New World offers a completely different MMORPG experience than Lost Ark, that much is obvious. It starts with the fact that the game is in third person. You aren't viewing things from a birds-eye-view, where all other players can be seen running around you. Your abilities aren't even on the lower center of your screen.

Should I sell or dismantle in Lost Ark early game? ›

The big question; Lost Ark Dismantle or Sell? Dismantle. At every point of the game you should Dismantle your excess equipment. The amount of silver is equal to selling at low levels, so you are just saving inventory space.

Are Lost Ark skills permanent? ›

If successful, the Skill Tree effect is permanently unlocked for your character.

Does Lost Ark ever get difficult? ›

Lost Ark is not designed in a way that all of the content gets to be played by all of the playerbase under different difficulty conditions (mythic/normal/LFR), but rather one very challenging difficulty setting for the hardest content.

Does Lost Ark take too much time? ›

Lost ark is very time-consuming. IF you play the game with 6 alts (which is recommended) you will take around 2h for Chaos dungeons and Guardian raids every day. People tend to play games seriously, so they try to max out the efficiency from games, and if they can't, they quit.

What is Lost Ark endgame? ›

Lost Ark's endgame is all about the grind, but it's one of the most engaging MMO grinds we've seen. Your daily tasks are all about, yes, literally completing Una's Daily Tasks, as well as honing your gear, completing some daily resets of Islands, Chaos Gates, World Bosses, and more.

Should I finish main quest Lost Ark? ›

You'll need to complete the Shushire main story quests anyways to gain access to higher tiers of content, and completing the main quest there will grant you a full set of 302 item level endgame gear that can be upgraded.

Can you skip all the side quests in Lost Ark? ›

This because some of them will unlock the end game features and some blue quests will send you to explore North Vern where you actually unlock the end game content. Don't skip every single side quests because some of them will unlock better daily quests with higher rewards.

What is the record for fastest 50 in Lost Ark? ›

The current world record for level 50 in Lost Ark is around the 10-hour mark.

What is the best class in Lost Ark? ›

Best Lost Ark classes: PvE
TierClasses
SBard, Berserker, Destroyer, Gunlancer
AArcanist, Artillerist, Deathblade, Glavier, Gunslinger, Paladin, Reaper, Sorceress, Striker, Wardancer
BScrapper, Shadowhunter, Soulfist
CDeadeye, Machinist, Sharpshooter
Apr 28, 2023

What is the highest item level in Lost Ark? ›

Items can reach up to +20 ranks before they need to be replaced, although tier thresholds occur when you reach +15. For this reason, we do not recommend that you increase an item beyond +15 unless you're already at T3.

What is the highest concurrent players for Lost Ark? ›

On February 12, Lost Ark recorded over 1.3 Million concurrent players. With this number, it overtakes CS:GO for the all-time concurrent peak and now sits in second place behind PUBG.

Are there more bots than players in Lost Ark? ›

Yes definitely more bots than players. The insatiable need for progress without effort fosters a whale milking environment that allows a bot swarm to infect lost ark and its economy.

Is Lost Ark suddenly popular? ›

Lost Ark just had its official free-to-play launch yesterday, and as a result, not only blew away its previous playercount on Steam, which was already impressive, but it has landed itself a spot in gaming history. As of yesterday, Lost Ark has the second highest concurrent playercount ever on Steam.

Will Lost Ark servers get bigger? ›

Developer Smilegate announced in a blog post spotted by Eurogamer that there is no way to increase the number of players per game world or add more servers to the region.

How long is server maintenance in Lost Ark? ›

Downtime is estimated to last up to 4 hours.

How many players can Lost Ark servers hold? ›

Calculated roughly about 20.000 players per server.

What time does Lost Ark rest? ›

The Lost Ark daily reset time is 10 a.m. UTC. This corresponds to 3 a.m. PT/6 a.m. ET. When the reset happens, a lot of the in-game content will refresh, adding new things for players to dig into.

What time is Lost Ark maintenance June 30? ›

According to Smilegate, Lost Ark servers will go under maintenance on June 30 at 12 am PT/3 am ET/7 am UTC/8 am BST/9 am CEST/5 pm AEST. The downtime will last for 4 hours, and during this period you won't have access to any online features in the game.

What time will Lost Ark be playable? ›

Lost Ark Early Access begins this February 8, 2022 at 12:00 (EST).

How long does it take to get through Lost Ark? ›

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Single-PlayerPolledAverage
Main Story2153h 55m
Main + Extras27227h 15m
Completionist21011h 30m
All PlayStyles50185h 49m

What is the max rest bonus in Lost Ark? ›

A player can hold up to 100 Rest Bonus at any given time.

How do you play efficiently Lost Ark? ›

Lost Ark Do's
  1. #1 Use flat HP pots while leveling. ...
  2. #2 Open Cards and use them. ...
  3. #3 Plan around your Stronghold Timings. ...
  4. #4 Open Chests with currency rewards. ...
  5. #5 Try out Dungeons on Hard. ...
  6. #6 Experiment with different ability combinations and how you spend your Tripod points. ...
  7. #7 If you're short on time, spam Triports to travel.
Feb 20, 2022

What time is the March update Lost Ark? ›

Thanks for playing Lost Ark and enjoy the new Artist class! The March “Art of War” Update arrives in Arkesia tomorrow. Downtime for the update will begin on March 15 at 12AM PDT (7AM UTC) and is expected to last 4 hours.

Why is Lost Ark free? ›

Lost Ark is free-to-play, relying on microtransactions for revenue. Here's everything you need to know about getting into Lost Ark. Players can download Lost Ark for free from Steam or the game's website right now, having unlocked for everyone after a brief exclusive window for Founder's Pack members.

What is Lost Ark max level? ›

That's our guide on the Lost Ark level cap, and now you know the max level for both character and Roster levels, along with a rough sense of the time it will take to achieve the coveted max level of 60.

How fast can you get to level 50 in Lost Ark? ›

Casual players can reach level 50 in Lost Ark in around 25 hours. A handful of players dedicated their entire time to leveling up their character. This saw them reach level 50 in around 15 hours and a few cases in as little as 10 hours.

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