Lost Ark will receive some major content updates over the next two months, including two new classes previously released in the Korean version of the game.
These two classes making their way into the western version of Lost Ark are the Glaivian, a female martial artist who wields a spear and glaive, and the Destroyer, a male warrior class who deals damage with a massive hammer. The Glaivier will be out in April, while the Destroyer will be out in May, according to an Amazon blog post outlining Lost Ark’s upcoming content roadmap.
The new DPS classes are just the tip of the content iceberg, as Amazon plans to roll out numerous other endgame activities and areas in the coming weeks. In April, players can explore the new continent of South Vern. This month will also see a number of quality of life updates, such as improvements to Secret Map settings and the Book of Coordination, along with new events, login rewards, and a Feiton Powerpass that brings a new character to 960 item level.
Looking ahead to May, Amazon plans to introduce Trial Guardian Raids as another weekly endgame activity, as well as a brand new proper Guardian Raid in the form of Deskaluda. Amazon also plans to bring the first Legion Raid, Valtan, to the western version of Lost Ark in May. Legion Raids require eight players and introduce a number of new mechanics, with Amazon describing Legion Raids as “the definitive Lost Ark Raid experience.” May will see more quality of life improvements such as UI updates, improved party finder tools, a loot dismantling update, and new hairstyle adjustments.
Amazon clarified in the blog post that the roadmap doesn’t cover all new content coming to Lost Ark over the next two months. Additionally, content like the Valtan Legion Raid and Deskaluda Guardian Raid could be delayed if their planned launch in May “created pressure within the community.” Amazon and Smilegate RPG previously said it was a “mistake” to release more endgame content so early in early March, as some players felt pressured to progress faster and spend money to experience the new content.
“Our data suggests that a sufficiently large proportion of our active players in May will be at or near the item levels required to participate in higher tier end-game content,” Amazon explained in the blog. “Our goal is to provide enjoyable content for players, even if they are at a higher level, without players feeling pressured into having to pay to keep up.”
Lost Ark broke records for concurrent players upon its release in February and is still one of the most played games on Steam. GameSpot’s Lost Ark review praised the game’s combat and endgame while also criticizing its archaic quest design and heavy reliance on microtransactions.
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