Through the last official post, it was confirmed that a completely new region of servers is being developed for European players. In addition, to celebrate the launch of Lost Ark, Amazon will be granting all users multiple in-game rewards.
Players who play from the time the gift is available through March 1st at 11:59pm PT (March 2nd at 8.59am CET) will be receiving the following non-tradable rewards:
- Vehicle Selection Chest (choice of either mount)
– Terpeion of the Shadow
- Midsummer Night’s Dream Instrument Skin Selection Chest
- Healing Battle Item Chest x10
- Offensive Battle Item Chest x10
- Legendary Rapport Selection Chest x3
- Weekly Trade potions Pack x3
- Phoenix Plume x20
We will make the gift available after the new region is up and running. Anyone who enters Arkesia from the time the gift is available through March 1st at 11:59pm PT (March 2nd at 8.59am CET) is eligible to receive it.
New European Region
In contrast to North American regions, during the past few days after Lost Ark Free To Play launch all European servers have had thousands, if not dozens of thousands players queueing to join the game. Amazon doubled the number of servers, but it wasn’t enough.
Heroes of Arkesia,
We’re blown away by the number of players that have joined us in Lost Ark since our launch on Friday. Arkesia is filled to the brim with eager players, so we’re working as quickly as possible to set up an entirely new region of servers in Europe. Due to the game’s architecture this is the only way to accommodate more players in Europe so it’s a joint effort between Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG. Rest assured we are working 24/7 until it’s live.
While we understand lengthy queue times may persist, we will need time to ensure everything is set up to be in top shape to help accommodate all players to get in game. We’ll share an update on exact timings as soon as possible.
Please note that this will be a distinct new region (separated from Central Europe) without cross-region play availability. This also means that region-wide features, such as your Royal Crystal and Silver balances from Central Europe will not be accessible in the new European region. The new region will be ideal for players who have not yet created their character or haven’t otherwise committed to stay on their existing server. If you plan to restart in the new region, you may wish to hold off on claiming any “per Account” items, such as the additional Founder’s Pack Redemption, until you have created a character and are able to redeem in the new region.