Lost Ark March Update: Release Date, Patch Notes and More

Lost Ark March Update

Fantasy massively multiplayer online action role-playing game Lost Ark is releasing an update and we can reveal all the key information and patch notes.

Lost Ark was co-developed by Tripod Studio and Smilegate’s game development subsidiary Smilegate RPG.

It was released back in December 2019 in Asia, but the game has seen popularity increase in early 2022 as the Western World were finally treated to the full release.

Updates are key for both developers and the gaming community, as they fix any bugs whilst also adding new content to the game.

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Release Date

The Lost Ark March Update will be going live on Thursday 10th March 2022. Downtime for the update will began on March 10th at 12AM PT (8AM GMT) and is expected to last around four-five hours.


Patch Notes

The patch notes have been officially confirmed by the developers on the official Lost Ark website. The patch notes are:

SPOTLIGHT

KADAN STORY EPISODE (INCLUDES ISTERI & ILLUSION BAMBOO ISLANDS)

  • This is a new storyline, complete with its own quests, new islands, and cinematic moments

BYSS RAID: ARGOS

Players will need to work together to defeat the Guardian Argos before time expires, with a limited number of revives available to the party.

Each phase has its own table of rewards (collectable once a week), and a different item level requirement for players to participate.

  • Phase 1 – Item Level 1370
  • Phase 2 – Item Level 1385
  • Phase 3 – Item Level 1400

GENERAL UPDATES

ARKESIA GRAND PRIX

In this mode, two teams of seven players (7v7) will compete against each other, racing around a course while transformed and attempting to progress toward their goal while preventing the other team from progressing.

COMPETITIVE PROVING GROUNDS SEASON 1

The initial March update will lay the groundwork for Season 1 of Competitive Proving Grounds, and the season will begin later in the month. We’ll keep you posted on the exact time the season is set to kick-off.

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NEW SKINS

Added the Omen skin collection to the in-game store. These cosmetics will be available in exchange for Royal Crystals until the April Update releases.

NEW LOG-IN BONUSES

The March update will add a new track for players to receive daily rewards for logging and claiming on a daily basis. Rewards include a variety of helpful materials, such as honing materials, rapport selection chests, card packs, and much more! This track will have 25 daily bonuses, alongside additional rewards at the 10, 15, and 20 day thresholds. These rewards will be available until our April Update.

Europe West will be receiving modified log-in bonuses to help players who moved regions to catch up. We’ll share more information on our official forums soon for Europe West players.

NOTABLE BUG FIXES

  • Fixed a Direct X 11 related issue causing the game client to become unresponsive after switching from Windowed Mode to Fullscreen and Alt+tabbing.
  • Fixed an issue with graphical settings where sometimes the “Restore to Default” button would set the graphical settings to a higher than intended default setting.
  • Fixed a few issues with Controller Support related messaging for tutorials and other instructions.
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to unequip gems when using a controller.
  • Fixed an issue in Character Creation/Customization causing the “hello” tattoo to display backwards.
  • Fixed an issue with Stronghold’s Manor Management UI causing the AZERTY keyboard input was not properly supported.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong Guide video for the Abyssal Dungeon was being played.
  • Fixed issues causing players to sometimes be unable to hear others, speak, or leave while in Raid group chat.
  • Fixed an issue causing hotkey functionality for global chat to not work properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Weekly Battle Item Bundle stated it can be claimed 10 times. Changed it to reflect a purchase limit of once a week. While previously communicated this issue as fixed in our last update, we continued to work on resolving it and apologize for any confusion between the updates.
  • Fixed an issue in the Training Room causing the tutorial text for the Stand Up movement to disappear too quickly.
  • Fixed an issue in the “Honest Liar” quest preventing players from using mouse clicks to advance quest interactions and NPC dialogue.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Notos Orka Ship Skin Selection Chest to be limited to 1 purchase instead of 3.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Stronghold Lab UI to not display additional research slots when unlocked.
  • Fixed various other minor and backend issues.

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