Heroes of Arkesia,
The Voldis Wonderland Update arrives in Arkesia tomorrow. Downtime will begin on December 13 at 1AM PT (9 AM UTC) and is expected to last 5 hours. With a new continent to explore, Guardian Raid, Holiday Event, and the start of Proving Grounds Season 4, the first of our December Updates has something for every player. Find the full list of content, events, skins, and other updates below! Henry is back with an episode of “Patchnotes with Henry” for any players looking for an express video explanation and visual showcase.
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New Continent - Voldis
Voldis is a new continent with an entrance Item Level of 1520 and above. The continent of Voldis is the land of sages and alchemy, with the magnificent city of Kalinar located at the mouth of Ketsla River. The city is always bustling with tourists seeking advice from the renowned sages. The city itself has a fantastic view and is full of cute Homunculi dashing to-and-fro as they run the citizens’ errands. Voldis is home to the Sages, who delve into many secrets regarding alchemy, the body, and the mind. They are well-respected for their vast knowledge and powers, and with the Chaos Guardians returning, their aid will be more than helpful in the upcoming war.
Outside of the city, much of the continent is full of giant trees – all part of the Great Rainforest. The Rainforest holds many mysteries, with powerful monsters lurking in the shadows. Players can get help from the Raiyas, the people of the Forest, to enter the Sage’s Tower and reach the end of the story.
To experience Voldis, players will need to reach Item Level 1520, complete the following pre-requisite quests: Pleccia World Quest "Twilight Hill", Voldis Prelude Quest "Shattered Sea's Cradle", and then receive quest "Kalinar, City of Sages" at Macaboa Port in Voldis.
After the story has ended, players can complete their Adventurer’s Tome, as well as complete a brief set of epilogue quests. Notably, Voldis introduces a new Field Boss— Drakus, a 1610 Chaos Gate, and a 1610 Chaos Dungeon. Voldis will also include:
Voldis Guide Quest '[Guide] Guides: Voldis' added
Una's Task & Quests added for Voldis
5 New Rapport NPCs. Voldis Adventure quests can be accessed after completing Voldis World Quests. Prerequisite: 'A Historic Alliance' Adventure Quest completion.
4 Rapport Items added
Can exchange Voldis Rapport Item Chest from Voldis Rapport Exchange NPC 'Nada'
New Trade collectibles
3 New Emotes
27 New Achievements
7 New Titles
13 New Card Sets, 5 New Card Book Sets
9 New Jukebox Songs
Voldis Stronghold Research
Crafting Recipe: Voldis Excavation Ruins Map
Craft Method: Voldis Treasure Map Chest
Voldis Knowledge Transfer
New NPC Stronghold Skins
Voldis Wandering Merchant Ship, which includes
1 New Sail glyph
2 New Stronghold Crew
Voldis Wandering Merchant 'Gudis' Added with following items
Secret Pouch: Pouch Seeping With Magick
Reminder - Endgame Content Arrives on December 20.
After a week of exploring Voldis, encountering the new threats of the Guardian Gargadeth, Field Boss Drakus, and more, the Ivory Tower Abyssal Dungeon will release alongside Elixirs on December 20.
Gargadeth Guardian Raid
Gargadeth is a powerful Guardian who can control the weather and stormed onto the battlefields of the Chain War long ago. The thickening energy of chaos brought Gargadeth back from a long slumber. Possessed by the chaotic energy, Gargadeth now shows aggression towards all living beings— beware the fierce tempest summoned by Gargadeth. Once you get swept into the thunderous storm, you may not find your way back to reality.
Gargadeth is the second Purification I Guardian, and can be challenged by players at or above Item Level 1610 in the new Shadowed Swamp of Silence map. Players can earn honing materials, accessories, and have a chance to drop the Legendary Galewind Skill Rune can be obtained through Purification I Guardians (available to earn once per Roster). Gargadeth also brings 4 new achievements, a new title, the Gargadeth Card, and a new Card Book Set: Greed Without End.
Proving Grounds Season 4
Season 4 of Competitive Proving Grounds PvP arrives. Prove you’re one of the best warriors in Arkesia to earn season ranks, rewards, and prestige. In Season 4, MMR Values will undergo a soft reset at launch, and the requirements for different ranks has been adjusted. the new values are:
Silver: 1100 - 1250
Gold: 1250 - 1400
Platinum: 1400 - 1550
Diamond: 1550 - 1800
Master: 1800+ & Rank 50 - 11
Grand Master: Rank 1 - 10
The end date for Season 4 has not yet been determined, and will continue for the foreseeable future. Good luck on the battlefield!
The Event Guardian Raids will draw to end with this update.
The Daily Playtime Rewards will continue for another month with this update.
Freja Island Event
A new seasonal event arrives. Have you been good this year? Find out as you traverse the Naughty and Nice Maze on Freja Island to earn rewards. You can enter every even hour (2PM, 4PM, etc.), and once per roster per day, or earn tokens from clearing Chaos Dungeons and Guardian Raids. Tokens from Freja Island can be spent at the event shop, which has a variety of valuable items and holiday-themed rewards that can be earned! Special event feast items will also be available during the event. Freja Island will last until the February Update, with new activities arriving in January.
Embrace the holiday spirit with two special, holiday inspired cosmetic collections. Find both showcased below!
Starry Galaxy Cosmetic Collection
Festive and Eve Cosmetic Collection
Royal Guard Ark Pass
The newest Ark Pass arrives and adds new ways for players to earn impactful rewards just by playing Lost Ark. Players can complete missions to progress through 30 Ark Pass levels, and with each level reached, new rewards will be unlocked and earned. The regular Ark Pass is completely free and grants a variety of helpful rewards, such honing material selection chests, battle items, rapport items, and even a Legendary Card Pack! Ark Pass progress is earned across your entire roster, and the rewards are roster bound.
While all players will have access to the free Ark Pass, those interested in more rewards and cosmetics can exchange Royal Crystals for two premium reward tracks (Premium & Super Premium) which each layer in additional rewards to the leveling track. The Premium Ark Pass adds rewards at all 30 levels earned alongside the free rewards. Examples include more honing material selection chests, battle items, rapport chests, and more! On top of the Regular & Premium rewards, the Super Premium Ark Pass weaves the Royal Guard cosmetic collection, Pheons, and a Legendary Card Pack throughout the Ark Pass.
The Premium and Super Premium tiers will be available in exchange for Royal Crystals until February 7, 2024 and players will be able to earn XP and rewards on all tracks until February 28, 2024.
Find the cosmetics showcased below.
Max-cap extended and rewards added for Mokoko Seeds, World Tree Leaves, Omnium Stars, Sea Bounties, and Ignea Tokens.
Ebony Cube 5th Forbiddance Added. Tickets can be earned in the 1610 Chaos Dungeon introduced with Voldis, or in the new Sage Entrance Ticket Chest available in exchange for Bloodstones.
With the release of Voldis, content that rewards Legendary Card Packs II will be replaced with Legendary Card Packs III. This includes:
Endgame Content: Transmuted Reward Chest
Challenge Abyssal Dungeon
Awakening Skills will no longer require Awakening: Chaos Shards.
Awakening: Chaos Shard items will be removed from quests, powerpass rewards, the Codex, the General Merchant NPC.
The item name will change to Chaos Shard due to the changes of its usage.
Awakening: Chaos Shards purchased from an NPC within 102 days but not used yet will be auto-exchanged with silver. The shards obtained through event rewards or trade is not subject to this policy. For these shards, players can receive Silver by selling their items to the General Merchant NPC manually.
Added a Chaos Gate Matching Improvement which slightly shortens the time after matching for Chaos Gate entry.
Notable Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue with Specialist face presets not displaying correctly.