Lost Ark update unveils new story content and raid

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A new Lost Ark update will add new content to the popular MMORPG during March, Amazon Games and Smilegate have announced.

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Lost Ark launched last month on February 11, 2022, and quickly blew up, smashing Steam player records on PC. Originally released in Korea back in 2019, Amazon helped bring the game to a western audience. It’s worth noting that this version of Lost Ark is slightly behind the Korean version in terms of receiving new content.

That said, Amazon Games has confirmed that it is working with Smilegate to deliver new content “at a steady” cadence. Here’s a quick overview of the Lost Ark March update:

Lost Ark March Update Content

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.

Lost Ark’s promise of deep player customisation, cinematic action, an exciting multiplayer has certainly been a hit with gamers looking for a new entry to the genre. Being free-to-play has no doubt had a major impact on its popularity.

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Naturally, there will be console players wondering what all the fuss is about. Currently, there are no official plans to release Lost Ark on consoles with no version available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, or Nintendo Switch. That’s not to say this will never happen – over the years we’ve seen similar dungeon crawling games make their way to consoles include Diablo III and Path of Exile.

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