2024 Server Merge Details

March 4, 2024

Heroes of Arkesia,

We have two waves of server merges planned over the next two weeks to enhance the group gameplay experience in the open world of Arkesia. The first round will take place during downtime on March 6, and the second round will take place during downtime on March 13.

We’re excited to see the new friendships forged in the battlefields of Arkesia, and for players to have more companions as they venture throughout the many seas and continents in Lost Ark. Server merges will be straightforward for players who have a roster of characters on one of the servers (they’ll just need to log-in to the new server), but players who have a roster on both servers will have their rosters combined. If you’re one of these players, find our plan for combining your rosters below the list of planned merges.

Our teams at Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games are working to optimize the merge process and shorten the amount of downtime, but the process is complex and will take additional time. We are currently expecting that each weekly downtime with server merges will take up to 16 hours. Update: Downtime will now begin at 11PM Pacific (7AM UTC). For ongoing updates on downtime and server status, make sure to follow the Lost Ark Game Status Twitter / X account, or join the Official Lost Ark Discord.

March 6 Server Merges

Central Europe

  • Antares merges into Neria

  • Slen merges into Kadan

  • Calvasus merges into Ealyn

  • Mokoko merges into Kayangel

  • Lazenith merges into Thirain

  • Ezrebet merges into Zinnervale

  • Trixion merges into Asta

  • Armen merges into Wei

  • Evergrace merges into Nia

North America - East

  • Aldebaran merges into Azena

  • Zosma merges into Una

  • Vykas merges into Azakiel

  • Danube merges into Regulus

  • Elzowin merges into Avesta

  • Kharmine merges into Galatur

  • Adrinne merges into Karta

  • Sasha merges into Ladon

North America - West

  • Bergstrom merges into Mari

  • Enviska merges into Valtan

  • Shandi merges into Rohendel

  • Akkan merges into Lauriel

South America

  • Kazeros merges into Elgacia

  • Blackfang merges into Arthetine

March 13 Server Merges

Central Europe

  • Neria will be renamed Ortuus

  • Wei merges with Kadan, renamed Elpon

  • Asta merges with Zinnervale, renamed Ratik

  • Nia merges with Ealyn, renamed Arcturus

  • Thirain merges with Kayangel, renamed Gienah

North America - East

  • Galatur merges with Azena, renamed Luterra

  • Ladon merges with Una, renamed Balthorr

  • Karta merges with Azakiel, renamed Inanna

  • Avesta merges with Regulus, renamed Nineveh

North America - West

  • Rohendel merges with Mari, renamed Thaemine

  • Valtan merges with Lauriel, renamed Brelshaza

South America

  • Arthetine merges with Elgacia, renamed Vairgrys

Roster Merge FAQ

For players who have rosters on more than one server merging into each other, here’s how we plan on handling items, progression, and rosters together. With some exceptions, the majority of items and systems can be categorized by the following policies:

  • Max - The items/system are set to the highest value found on either roster.

  • Min - The items/system are set to the lowest value found on either roster.

  • Sum - Both roster’s values are added together.

  • Union - The items/system are added together, with duplicates being removed.

  • Reset - The system is reconfigured to the default value.

With that key for reference, let’s dive into how each system will function.

Character Level Systems

  • Characters and Character Slots

    • All characters will be sent to Universal Character Storage. Upon entering the character selection screen, a pop-up guide to the Universal Character Storage will be displayed. Universal Character Storage can permanently store characters, and you will be able to move your characters in and out of this storage space freely.

    • Character slots will reset to the default 6. Additional character slots that have been purchased will be returned to the player as Character Slot Extension Tickets.

  • Main Character

    • Content displaying main characters (Stronghold, Proving Grounds, etc.) will be adjusted to show the character with the highest Item Level across both merged servers. Once a player manually selects a main character, the screen will be adjusted to follow this designation.

  • Character Designation from Universal Character Storage for Gold Acquisition

    • When a character from Universal Character Storage is moved to the Roster and designated for an activity that includes Gold acquisition, this character will become “bound” for use once this activity is complete and the Gold has been acquired.

      • After the weekly reset, this character will become unbound and can be moved back to Universal Character Storage

      • Before the weekly reset, the character remains bound and cannot be moved back to Universal Character Storage

    • If the character was designated for Gold acquisition but didn't complete any gold acquiring activities, it will be unbound from the roster and can be moved back to Universal Character Storage prior to the weekly reset.

  • Existing Name Change Tickets, Reskin Tickets, and Character Slot Extension Tickets will not be changed, as they already function across a player’s entire account.

  • Unused Powerpasses will be summed.


  • Crystal, Gold, Silver, Pheons, Phoenix Plumes, Pirate Coins, Coin of Courage, Providence Stones, Gienah's Coin, Procyon's Coin, and Ancient Coin will all be combined across servers to grant the player the sum of their values. For example, if you have 1,000 gold on Server A and 500 gold on Server B, following the merge you will have 1,500 gold available.


  • Achievements - Max

    • Considered as complete if completed in either server. Applies the higher level if completed in both servers.

  • Overall Achievement Progression Status - Union

    • Overall Achievement progression is to be recalculated upon merge.

    • If both server's Achievement levels and progression statuses are the same, displays the time of first Achievement complete.

  • Achievement Completion Rewards - Union

    • If the reward has already been claimed on at least one server, it cannot be claimed again after the merge.

    • If the reward completed and is waiting to be claimed on one server, and is not completed and cannot be claimed on another server, the reward can be claimed on the merged server.

  • Titles and Virtue Points - Union

    • These will be added together, but any duplicates will be removed.

Engravings & Cards

  • Engraving Effect - Max & Sum

    • The higher level of engraving points will be retained.

    • If the levels are same, progress will be summed.

    • If progress exceeds the max, the surplus will be discarded (only current level is kept) Ex: World A has 15 Rare Towards Epic and World B has 10 Rare towards Epic. After Merge it would be Epic with 0 progress towards Legendary.

    • Engraving Recipes in the Roster/Stronghold Storage and Inventory are to be summed.

  • Card Deck Presets will Reset.

  • Card Deck Slot - Max

    • The Bigger Slot number between two servers remains.

      • If the removed slots have been extended with Gold, the Gold is refunded to Universal Storage.

      • If the removed slots have been extended with Crystal, the Crystal is refunded to the Product Inventory.

  • Card Book - Union

    • The Card Book will include the sum of all cards from Server A and Server B, with any duplicates removed.

    • All remaining Cards (excluding Cards that have been removed due to duplication) are moved into Universal Storage so that they can be obtained again as needed.

  • Card Enhancement - Max

    • If a card is enhanced, the highest enhanced card among merged servers will be retained and others will be removed.

    • Any card XP put toward a removed card to enhance it will be abandoned and reset to zero, so players should use up their XP before the merges. Card XP put toward a remaining card will remain. Card XP will also be lost if applied before having duplicates needed for an Awakening.

  • Card Catalog Slots - Max

    • The Bigger Slot number between two servers remains.

      • If the removed slots are extended with Gold, Gold is refunded to Universal Storage.

      • If the removed slots are extended with Crystal, Crystal is refunded to the Product Inventory.

  • Card Bookmarks and Stacks - Max

    • The value of the server with higher number of bookmarks remains, along with the value with the higher number of stacks.


  • Roster Level and XP - Max

    • The value of the Roster with the highest level and XP will remain.

  • Roster Rewards

    • Roster rewards, such as character stats, will be recalculated after the merge to reflect the highest earned values. These rewards cannot be claimed multiple times.

    • If the reward was already claimed in at least one server, it cannot be claimed again after the merge.

    • If the reward is not claimed in either servers and available in at least one server, it will remain available to claim after merge.

  • Roster Storage - Sum

    • Items in Roster Storage are sent to Universal Storage after the merge.

  • Roster Storage Slot Extension - Max

    • The bigger Storage Slot number between the two servers will remain.

    • If any slots are removed that were previously extended with Gold or Crystals, this currency will be refunded to the Product Inventory.

Adventurer's Tome

  • Main Quests, Collectibles, Cooking, Vistas, Dungeons, Monsters, Bosses, Hidden & Another Stories, Rapport, Triport, Virtue Points - Union (added, but duplicates removed)

    • Excess values above max to be discarded.

  • Adventurer's Tome Progression - Depending on a player's progression in each server, a new combined progression completion will be recalculated to provide players additional rewards.


  • Rapport Quest Completion and Rapport Dialogue - Union

    • If at least one server has a claimable reward, and the same reward has never been claimed in another, it will remain claimable after the merge.

  • Rapport Level, Rapport Points, Rapport Grade - Max


  • Island Souls, Giant’s Hearts, Masterpieces, Omnium Stars, Mokoko Seeds, Ignea Tokens, World Tree Leaves, and Sea Bounties, Sheet Music, Emotes, Pet Tricks, Emoticons, and Toys/Toy Encylopedia - Union

  • Collectible Rewards - Max

    • Newly available rewards upon recalculation can be claimed from the respective collectible rewards UI after the merge.

    • If a reward is currently available in either server, it will be claimable in the UI after the merge.


  • Ship Acquisition, Ship Level, Ship Skins, Sail Glyphs, and Crew List - Max

    • Duplicates of Ship Skins and Sail Glyphs will be removed. If these were obtained in exchange for Crystals, you can receive a refund by contacting Customer Support.

Una's Tasks

  • Reputation Level, Reputation Points, Completion Count - Max

    • For Lopang, the higher Lopang Inc. reputation value between servers is applied.

    • Rewards

      • Completed if acquired on either server.

      • Players will be able to obtain a reward if they have not previously acquired the reward from either server and have met the proper criteria.

      • Per Roster rewards, only the first character to claim them can be granted rewards. Other characters can claim character rewards only.

Proving Grounds

  • MMR & PvP Rank - Max

    • The value of the server with the higher last MMR remains if competitive matches have been played in either server.

Rowen (RVR)

  • Rank Level (Roster) - Max

    • If levels are the same, the one with higher xp will be applied.

  • Medal of Merits - same as Roster Achievements. Medals will need to be re-equipped.

  • Weekly History - Max

    • If levels are the same, the one with higher xp will be applied.

  • Weekly Faction Hall of Fame - Faction War Status & Hall of Fame - Reset

  • Escape Penalty - Most recent penalty

  • Weekly Calculation - Max

  • Faction Change Penalty - Max

World Content & Systems

  • Tower First Clear Reward - Max

    • If the first clear reward has not been claimed in either servers, it can be claimed after the merge.

  • Bifrost Slots - Slots will be recalculated based on Roster level and Ignea Tokens.

  • Bifrost Save Information - Reset

  • Content Drop Limits - Max

    • If a limited drop is obtained in either server, counts as drop completed in the merged server.

Currency Exchange

  • All transaction registrations canceled/reset.

    • Refunds Royal Crystal for canceled transactions.

    • Refunds Gold for canceled transactions.

Auction House

  • All items are to be canceled and sent via mail before merge, and can be claimed for 30 days from cancellation.

  • Deposit for canceled registration refunded via mail.

Skill Runes

  • Skill Runes - Union (duplicates from the same source will be removed)


  • Stronghold Level and Experience - Max

  • Stronghold Currencies - Sum

  • Structures - Union

    • Excess structures above the storage limit will be discarded.

  • NPC Outfits - Union

    • Removed duplicates will be refunded to the Product Inventory with Crystals.

  • Placement - dependent on the Stronghold selected based on the highest level

    • NPC placement will remain.

    • Character placement will be reset.

  • Completed Research List & Research in Progress - Union

    • Removed duplicates of Completed Research will be refunded with the Gold spent on the Research.

    • For duplicate Research in progress, the one started earlier will remain and Gold will be refunded for the removed Research.

  • Crafting List & Status - Max

    • Crafting in process in the removed Stronghold will be all canceled.

    • Gold expenses will be refunded (no material return).

  • Dispatch in Progression and Completed Dispatch List - Union

    • No Pirate Coin refunds for removed duplicates.

    • For duplicate Dispatches in progress, the one started earlier will remain.

  • Stronghold Ships - Max

    • Ships are dependent on Research, which will be retained based on the max value.

  • Stronghold Crew - Union

  • Stronghold Quests, Stronghold Farm, Pet Ranch, Interested Stronghold List - Max

  • Visitor records - Reset

  • Knowledge Transfer in progress - Reset

    • Progress canceled

    • Gold expenses refunded

  • Training Camp - Reset

    • Character Training in progress will be reset.

  • Manor Status Value, Stronghold Feast Status, Stronghold Merchant Status - Max (Dependent on the selected Stronghold)F

  • Stronghold Activity Notebook- Sum

  • Stronghold Badge, Slots, and Jukebox - Union

  • Trophies - Union, arrangement reset

  • Guestbook Record - Dependent on the remaining Stronghold based on the max value.

  • Stronghold Mood - Dependent on the remaining Stronghold based on the max value.

  • Attractions - Bound to selected Max stronghold

    • Stronghold with higher level remains, therefore the Attractions area of higher level stronghold remains.

  • Gift - Sum

    • If the number is over 50, the surplus will be removed (Max of 50)

Guild Siege

  • Guild Siege and Capture Events

    • Weekly winners of the Guild Siege are eligible to hold the Capture Event on Saturday and Sunday.

    • In the week of merge, it was not able to hold the event because there would be two winning guilds for one island.

    • To compensate the Guild Siege winners, we decided to send them the same amount of Guild Gold as the previous week.

Pets & Mounts

  • Pet Collection - Sum, with duplicates allowed.

  • Mounts - Union (duplicates removed)

  • Mount Bookmark is to be summed removing duplicates

  • Removed duplicates will be compensated to Universal Storage.

    • For duplicate Founder’s Pack mounts, a Founder's Mount selection chest (Untradeable) will be provided.

    • For duplicate ‘Golden Cloud’ mount, a ‘Golden Cloud’ mount (Tradable) will be provided.

    • For other duplicate mounts, a ‘Mount Selection Chest’ (Untradeable) will be provided.


  • Universal Storage - Sum

  • Material Storage - Sum


  • Roster Friend list - Sum

    • Excess friends above max will be abandoned based on the last login date.

  • Block List - Sum

    • Excess above list cap to be abandoned based on the last login date.

  • Friend Requests, Recent Friend List, and Friend Group - Reset


  • Mokoko Challenge - Max

    • Value of the higher progression state between two servers will remain.

  • Event Shop - Integrate Event Shop purchase history

  • Valtan Extreme Gate Progress & Rewards - Max

    • World A Gate 2 (last week), World B Gate 1 (Current) will leave World A Gate 2 history.

    • If the difficulty level between the gates are different, leave the one with max count.

    • Applies the higher reward count between A and B worlds.

Trade Skills & Energy

  • Life Energy - Max

  • Leap Essence – Sum

    • Any card XP put toward a removed card to enhance it will be abandoned and reset to zero, so players should use up their XP before the merges. Card XP put toward a remaining card will remain. Card XP will also be lost if applied before having duplicates needed for an Awakening.

  • Trade Skills Level and Experience - Max

Items & Product Inventory

  • Product Inventory - Sum

    • If your Product Inventory exceeds 50 items following the server merge, you will not be able to purchase or receive any new items to your Product Inventory until it is brought below 50.

  • Purchase Count Limit - Sum

    • Purchases occurring in both servers are to be added.

  • Special Equipment (Compass, Charm, etc.) - Max

    • Regardless of being equipped or not, the higher grade one will remain. The lower grade one will be discarded. If the unequipped one in the inventory has higher grade, equipped and lower graded one will be deleted, and the one in the inventory will remain.


  • Selfie Mode Effects & Stickers - Based on Recent Create Date

    • This is based on limited time stickers such as those from the Witcher Collaboration event. If a player has it on one server or the other it will be retained.

  • Settings

    • Chat Settings (Global / Normal) / Auction House / Calendar

      • We will compare Source and Target World. The one that was most recently updated will remain.

  • Recommendations – History reset

    • In-game Recommendation in Awakening Skills, Battle Items and Skill Preset will be reset and restart collecting data after merge.

    • Recommendation will be activated the day after the merge upon 10 AM reset, based on the last day's data collection.

  • Gold Deposits - Sum

    • Selecting target for deposit: Deposits with a value of 4 days prior to the server merge date will be turned to normal gold.

    • Deposits from Day 3 to Day 1 will be summed by date.

  • Homunculus

    • When naming your Homoculus, servers A and B will be compared and the name will be updated base on the most recent name update.

We look forward to the new relationships players can forge in their merged servers. Until then, we’ll see you in Arkesia!