Lost Ark

Amazon now hope to launch “in a matter of hours”

Assorted wizards facing a giant monster in a Lost Ark screenshot.

Update: A tweet on the Lost Ark Twitter account says that “all deployment issues have now been resolved” and that Lost Ark will launch at 2:15pm PT / 10:15pm GMT. This tweet was despatched at 2:15pm PT. Players have been nonetheless experiencing points with lacking characters after downloading the brand new patch, nevertheless, and so servers have been taken offline “to get this resolved.”

An earlier tweet from the Lost Ark account mentioned that as compensation for the delays they “will add 3 days of Crystalline Aura to all players who log in to the game between launch and 9 AM PT [5 PM UTC] on 2/13 as a small thank you.”

Original story:

Amazon Games had deliberate to launch Lost Ark at 5pm right this moment, formally opening the free-to-play action-RPG’s gates to all after a paid ‘head begin’ interval. Well! Mere minutes earlier than launch, Amazon introduced there’s been a hold-up. They say they hope to resolve the “deployment issues” “in a matter of hours”. We’ll see!

“Due to deployment issues the Lost Ark launch is unfortunately delayed,” Amazon introduced about quarter-hour earlier than it was as a result of go reside. “We hope to have this resolved in a matter of hours, and we appreciate your patience. We want your time in Arkesia to be a great experience and we’re working hard to get Lost Ark live as soon as possible.”

Even on the level the place folks may solely play Lost Ark by shopping for a Founder’s Pack for entry to the ‘head begin’ interval, it as one of many most-played video games on Steam. That’s loads of strain. Given the server shortages which dogged New World, you’d hope Amazon can be higher ready this time. I suppose we’ll see quickly if this delay is the one hiccup.

Originally launched by Smilegate in South Korea in 2019, Lost Ark is an action-RPG our Alice Bee will inform you is not pretty much as good as Diablo II (she’ll additionally inform you trousers are in brief provide). Amazon are bringing it over our approach, with adjustments together with making the free-to-play monetisation much less horrible.

It’ll be on Steam when it’s, y’know, truly out. For now, watch the sport’s Twitter for updates.

Ed mentioned in our Lost Ark review-in-progress, “For all its flashy combat and fun moments, the sheer grind to reach its promised endgame may prove too much for many.”

To assist get you began, if you finally can get began, our guidesgang have ranked a Lost Ark courses tier record and provide recommendations on easy methods to stage up quick.