Smilegate held a LOA ON presentation, during which they shared their upcoming plans for the Action MMORPG Lost Ark. The developers have published a roadmap with updates that will be released in the future for the Korean version of the game. Over time, most likely, they will be transferred to Russian servers.
It is worth noting that the translation below was made from Korean, so in the Russian version of the game the translation of some terms and names may differ.
New Breaker class
On December 20th, the Korean version of Lost Ark will feature a new Breaker class, which is the male version of the Dualist class. It specializes in melee combat and delivers powerful attacks, and also has a unique control system that makes it interesting for players who enjoy challenging game mechanics.
Breaker’s class skills are divided into two types. The first modifies normal attacks and movements during the action, and the second allows you to cancel attacks while using skills.
The super awakening (or third awakening) will flow from the already existing two awakenings. The mechanic is that you use awakening skills and replenish a special gauge that allows you to go into super awakening mode.
In addition, 2-3 new skills will be added for each class called Awakening Skills. They have unique effects different from existing skills and are expected to bring new changes to the character’s fighting style. Arc passives will also appear, which are divided into three types: evolution, enlightenment and jump. Evolution and enlightenment allow you to develop characteristics associated with the characteristics of the class. Jump is a system that can provide special effects or boost the stats of third awakening and awakened skills.
New continent Kurzhan
Kurzhan is the continent on which Kazeros is sealed. It is reported that the plot will feature scenes that will surpass the quality of moments in the history of South Bern, although the details are not yet known. In addition, it is expected that scenes will be added that express the unique atmosphere of the Kurzhan continent.
Raid on Echidna
Along with the release of the new continent of Kurzhan, a high-level raid on Echidna will be released. Here’s what we know about him:
- In the raid, players not only fight regular bosses, but also new creatures called Void Guardians.
- The battle takes place in larger locations with changing conditions.
- The raid has a new Ally Abilities system that can be used by the party leader.
- The fight with Echidna consists of two stages.
- Recommended equipment level for participating in the raid: 1620 for normal mode and 1630 for hardcore mode.
- New “Highest Improvement” system.
- The upgrade will require the same amount of materials as a regular upgrade.
- The new system allows you to reduce your dependence on luck when upgrading equipment.
- Reduced the difficulty of obtaining upgrade materials such as Ability Stone, Eye of Decay, and elixirs.
The launch of the raid on Echidna is expected on January 31, 2024.
Epic raid for 16 people on Behemoth
The epic Behemoth raid is available for 16 players, taking over the baton from the previous 16-player Kaischter raid. Director Jae Hak Jung shared his desire to release an exciting raid that corrects the problems of the past. Korean players will be able to evaluate the new product in March 2024.
New type of high-level raids – Assault Raid
Assault Raids are raids that take place in a specific area of the real-world continent of Akrasia, with battles taking place on familiar maps such as Lutheran Castle.
Lost Ark will have new content for solo players. We are talking about the Legionnaire Raid, which will be intended for players who prefer to play alone. They will feature new features and tricks specifically designed for single player play. In addition, there will be new content that allows players to earn inheritable materials for leveling up.
Lost Ark developers are adding a new open chat feature. It allows players to chat with other users about various topics by using hashtags to search and filter chats. To join an open chat, you simply need to enter the relevant hashtag in the search field. The innovation is expected in February 2024.
New Feature – Style Book
A new system will be added to showcase and share customization in the game. This system will allow players to customize their character’s appearance using various customization options and share the results with other users. The feature will also appear in February 2024.
New Feature – Music Sheet System
In the first half of 2024, the authors will release a system of sheet music. There will be composition tools available to help players write their own songs, as well as a “jam” system for cooperative play.
Improving quality of life – Convenience of repetitive actions
A skip function will be added to the smelting system. The ease of viewing melting results and using auxiliary materials will also be improved.
Improved quality of life – Visibility of skill effect
A new option will be added to the game settings that allows you to adjust the transparency of skill effects. However, some skills will not support this feature. This system will appear in the update on December 20, and support for all skills will be added in subsequent updates.
Improving Quality of Life – Content Matching on a Schedule
There will be improved matching of scheduled content, such as Adventure Island, to players across the server. If there is a shortage of players, conditions will change to ensure that even a small number of players can be played. Additionally, the wait time for co-op missions will be reduced from 3 minutes to 1 minute.
Events of winter 2023
Players of the Korean version of Lost Ark will be able to take part in the following events:
- Super Mokoko Express – As part of this event, players can receive support for growing equipment up to level 1580.
- Akrasia Express – You will be able to complete simple missions step by step to get rewards.
- Onslaught of Chaos – For 6 weeks, players will have access to content in which they will have to participate in battles with monsters and receive rewards.
- New Ark Pass – Will allow you to receive various rewards, including a new costume made in the style of Deran from the Kurzan region.
Gift in honor of LOA ON
If you play the Korean version of Lost Ark, you can enter a promotional code 23WinterShowcaseThankYouwhich will allow you to receive various gifts.