Lost Ark is the next Diablo-style title that many dungeon crawler fans are looking forward to, so here’s everything you need to know about betas, Founders packs, and gameplay ahead of the release date.
Both the Diablo series and Path of Exile continue to prove popular amongst ARPG aficionados, there is another free-to-play title that is vying for your attention. Lost Ark is an upcoming MMO ARPG that aims to dazzle players with its grueling dungeons, beastly boss fights, and customizable character classes.
While the game has been out in South Korea since 2018, the popular action title is finally making its way to western audiences. The latest Lost Ark beta may have wrapped up, but we’ve rounded up all the information we currently know about the game ahead of its official release.
- Lost Ark release date
- How to pre-download Lost Ark
- Lost Ark Founder packs & early access
- Lost Ark trailer
- Lost Ark classes
After a series of unexpected delays, Lost Ark’s official release date was finally confirmed at The Game Awards. It will release on February 11, 2022,
On February 11, 2022 you can explore the massive world of Arkesia in an epic, free-to-play MMO action RPG!!
The demons of Kazeros will stop at nothing until Arkesia falls. Find the #LostArk to end the madness.
— Lost Ark (@playlostark) December 10, 2021
Lost Ark will be available to download a few days before the game officially releases for those who have pre-ordered. In addition to that, players who pre-purchase the game will be able to get a head start playing, as well.
Early downloads can be started on February 7, and the game’s head start will begin a day later on February 8 for players who want to get ahead of the pack.
2/7 9 AM PT [12 PM ET/ 6 PM CET]
Head Start 💅
2/8 9 AM PT [12 PM ET/ 6 PM CET]
2/11 9 AM PT [12 PM ET/ 6 PM CET]
— Lost Ark (@playlostark) January 28, 2022
For those that wish to get a head start in Lost Ark, the developers have put together a number of Founder packs you can purchase. These allow you to get a three-day head start in the game — starting February 8 — among other things.
These packs go from Bronze all the way to Platinum, with each including different items, which can be found listed below:
Launch Reveal Trailer
Gameplay Announcement Trailer
Lost Ark’s official trailer showcased a number of the game’s deadly bosses and monstrous hordes that players will have to contend with. Everything from scaly dragons to hellish demons will need to be slain in order to free the land from tyranny.
Lost Ark classes
Just like most MMO ARPGs, Lost Ark enables you to kit tailor your character around a specific playstyle. Once you’ve picked a class, you’ll be able to customize everything from skills, weapons, and armor.
Lost Ark features a total of five classes, all of which have their own distinct playstyles and advanced classes. The current roster and official description for each class can be found below.
Warriors are the powerhouses of Arkesia. They may not be the most nimble, so they stand their ground and make up for mobility with cataclysmic impact.
Warrior advanced classes:
These quick-footed fighters like to rush the enemy with combined attacks at lethal speeds that can only be described as breakneck.
Martial Artist advanced classes:
Whether wielding high-tech weapons or bows and arrows that never jam, keep an eagle eye on these sharpshooters or they may even hit you with their worst shot.
Gunner advanced classes:
These mystical conjurers tap into the ancient magic of Arkesia to cast deadly spells on evil forces, heal the wounded, or support allies.
Mage advanced classes:
These mysterious melee-makers fight demonic with demonic, channeling the dark powers in the name of the light in quick, colorful attacks.
Assassin advanced classes:
So, there you have it – everything we know about Lost Ark. Make sure you bookmark this page, as we’ll be updating it with all the latest information.
For more tips to help you out on your journey throughout Arkesia, check out our guides: