Amazon bans over 1 million Lost Ark bot accounts

Screenshot by Gamepur

The standard Korean MMO Action RPG Lost Ark launched to a world market final month and posed an unfamiliar problem to developer Smilegate; the record-breaking success it garnered was a shock to each Smilegate and Amazon Games franchise chief Soomin Park alike. An official discussion board publish from the crew acknowledged botting is a “growing issue” and detailed the current large-scale ban wave.

“Our team has been hard at work on crafting effective tools and methods to identify and remove bots from the game. As a result of this work, today (3/4) we will be permanently removing over a million illegitimate accounts from the game that have been determined to be running bots,” learn the publish.

Due to the dimensions of the ban, the Lost Ark crew additionally famous some harmless individuals might need been inadvertently caught within the deluge; if that is so, submitting a ticket to their assist website will remedy the difficulty.

The crew went on to reaffirm their zero tolerance angle towards dishonest. In an effort to assuage all worry, Smilegate has assured us of their continued dedication to creating Lost Ark as honest and enjoyable as potential. The game went from a constructive score to a blended score on Steam as a result of longer queue line, however current Twitter suggestions directed on the official account would counsel this drawback has improved an incredible deal.

“Looking ahead, we will continue our work on detecting and removing botting, cheating, and harmful behavior from Lost Ark at scale, which includes expanding our anti-cheat tools, improving bot identification methods, and rolling out more ban waves as frequently as is necessary.”

Lost Ark noticed a historic excessive on Steam; it turned the second-highest performed game on the platform with a concurrent participant file of 1.3 million.