Heroes of Arkesia,
While we launched just a few short weeks ago, fans of Lost Ark know that there is a wealth of content present in the Korean version that has yet to make its way to the western shores of Arkesia. We’ll be working closely with Smilegate RPG to infuse content into the western version at a steady cadence— starting in March!
Today we’re revealing some of the key features releasing in March, and in the near future we’ll share a roadmap that covers the top additions coming to Arkesia over the next few months.
Please note the following features are not a complete list of content included in the March Update. Additional changes and fixes are in progress, and we’ll share comprehensive release notes closer to when the update launches.
Story Episode - Kadan (includes Isteri & Illusion Bamboo Islands)
Experience a new storyline, complete with its own quests, new islands, and cinematic moments. These quests will include a cast of new and returning characters as you learn more about the Sidereals and search for the legendary Kadan, the first Guardian slayer, in your journey to find the final Ark. Players will need to have completed Feiton, alongside comepleting the following quests: ‘Yorn - Let There Be Light’, ‘Whispering Islet - Start of Our Story’, and ‘Illusion Bamboo Island - End of the Trials’ as a prerequisite before embarking on the new end-game questlines. Both Isteri & Illusion Bamboo islands are recommended for players at item level 1100.
Abyss Raid - Argos
Encounter an entirely new end-game activity: Abyss Raids. Similar to Guardian Raids, players will need to work together to defeat a Guardian before the time expires, with a limited number of revives available to the party. Abyss Raids will pit eight players against a Guardian- but these are bigger, badder, and much more difficult than your average Guardian.
Players will need to progress through three distinct phases as they work together to vanquish their titanic foe. In the three phases, the Guardian will grow more powerful with different mechanics and attack patterns. Each phase has its own rewards (collectable once a week), and different item level requirements for players to participate.
Argos will be available through the Abyss Raid Statue in major cities.
This isn’t all the content that will be included in the March Update - stay tuned for the full release notes, including details on additional changes and bug fixes. We’ll share more (including the date and planned downtime) closer to when the update is ready. Make sure you’re following our social channels and playlostark.com to see upcoming news, not to mention our roadmap reveal.
Thanks for your support - we’ll see you in Arkesia!