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An easy way to speed up Lost Ark.

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Lost Ark, like most other MMOARPGs suffers problems with rendering environments and elements of the game. Even launching the game can take several minutes even on faster drives and decent configurations. The fundamental problem behind the delayed load and rendering times is the Unreal Engine’s coordination with the game. However, there is a splendid solution to this problem.

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Lost Ark usually uses Texture Streaming by default. It’s a process by which the Unreal Engine increases or decreases the resolution of each texture in the game. While this is usually a suitable setting to have enabled by default, Unreal Engine 3 and 4 are incompatible with it. This becomes a problem for games like Lost Ark. In fact, disabling Texture Streaming will decrease the load times significantly.

Follow these simple steps to disable Texture Streaming.

  • Right click on the game from your Steam Library.
  • Select Properties and go to the General tab.
  • You will see Launch Options and a place to type the codes underneath it.
  • Type ‘-notexturestreaming’ without the quotes.

This will disable Texture Streaming and hopefully give you much faster load times. You can also add ‘-novsync’ and ‘-useallavailablecores’ to further enhance your user experience with the game. The ‘novsync’ will improve the graphical aspect of the game by disabling vertical sync and enabling the game to show frames not as per your monitor’s refresh rate but the system’s capability. The ‘useallavailablecores’ code will force the game to use all the CPU cores to increase the performance of the game.

That’s everything you need to know about speeding your load times in Lost Ark and making the game experience better.