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Lost Ark is an upcoming MMO ARPG from developers Smilegate RPG and published by Amazon. It has been fully released in Korea since 2018 with a follow-up release in Russia and Japan. The western release is a highly-anticipated launch. The game hit almost 250,000 concurrent players in the Korean region alone during its summer 2021 update.

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So what is Lost Ark? It's an ARPG mixed with an MMO. Diablo meets Path of Exile, meets World of Craft, meets New World, and pretty much every other MMO ever released. It has everything: fishing, crafting, raids, PvP, PvE, alt characters, a huge world, mounts, pets, and even a Clash of Clans-style island-building mini-game. This hub guide page covers everything you need to know about the game ahead of its release.

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Lost Ark Release Date News And FAQs

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  • What is the release date for Lost Ark In North America? Lost Ark is due to be released in North America and other selected regions on February 11, 2022. Early Access is available from February 8, 2022. This has been brought forward from March and means the game arrives in a very, very busy month for games.
  • Will my country be included in the full release? Up until recently, Latin America and Australia would not have access to the game at launch, but this has changed. Latin America and Australia will be able to play Lost Ark, but will not have dedicated servers in the region.
  • Does Lost Ark require a subscription? No, Lost Ark is free-to-play. There is a Premium Membership Subscription available, as well as Founder's Packs. Check out our full Founder's Pack guide here.
  • Are there microtransactions in Lost Ark? Yes, though Amazon has stated that they want to bring the game's microtransactions more in line with "western expectations" - hopefully eliminating pay-to-win purchases.
  • Does Lost Ark have a Battle Pass? Yes, in the Korean version of the game there is a Battle Pass split between three tiers: free, paid, and premium. According to the pricing for KR, the tiers cost nothing, $20, and $50. The top tier is all cosmetic items.
  • Is Lost Ark available on consoles? Lost Ark is currently only available on PC, via Steam.

What Classes Are Available In The Game At Launch?

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The classes for the NA/EU launch are going to be slightly different from the Korean and Russian versions. Below is a table list of all the available classes for the Western launch.

Class Advanced Class
Warrior
  • Berserker
  • Paladin
  • Gunlancer
Martial Artist
  • Striker
  • Wardancer
  • Scrapper
  • Soulfist
Gunner
  • Gunslinger
  • Artillerist
  • Deadeye
  • Sharpshooter
Mage
  • Bard
  • Sorceress
Assassin
  • Shadowhunter
  • Deathblade

Both the new class, Artist, and the older class, Summoner, will not be available at launch in NA/EU.

Lost Ark Guides

This section will be expanded on during the closed beta and ahead of the game's full release. It will include class guides, build guides, PvE guides, and more.

Lost Ark Class Guides

Here is our growing collection of Lost Ark class guides, supplemented with Build guides for each of the unique sub-classes. We will expand on these closer to the game's launch and have them updated for the full release.

Lost Ark Coverage

This section covers our news coverage and features in the build-up to the full release of Lost Ark.

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