Lost Ark: Release date, beta access, classes, Founder packs, more

James Busby
Lost Ark beta release date

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.


A screenshot of a player in Lost Ark
Players will soon be able to dive into the world of Lost Ark.

Lost Ark release date

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

How to pre-download Lost Ark

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.

Lost Ark Founder packs: How to get early access

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:

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Lost ark bronze founder Lost Ark silver founder

Lost Ark gold Founder

Lost Ark Platinum Founder
£13.20 / $14.99 £21.99 / $24.99 £43.99 / $49.99  £87.99 / $99.99
Beta Access Beta Access Beta Access Beta access
Head Start Head Start  Head Start Head Start
Founder’s Exclusive Pet 1,000 Royal Crystals 4,000 Royal Crystals 7,000 Royal Crystals
30 Day Crystalline Aura Founder’s Exclusive Pet Founder’s Exclusive Pet Founder’s Exclusive Pet
Founder’s Title 30 Day Crystalline Aura 30 Day Crystalline Aura 30 Day Crystalline Aura
Founder’s Title Founder’s Title Founder’s Title
Silver Supply Crate Gold Supply Crate Platinum Supply Crate
Founder’s Avatar Founder’s Exclusive Avatar
Character Expansion Slot Character Expansion Slot
Founder’s Avatar
Founder’s Exclusive Mount
Platinum Welcome Crate

Lost Ark trailer

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. 

Not only does combat look incredibly flashy, but there is also a huge amount of customization when it comes to creating your favored class. 

Lost Ark classes

A screenshot of all the available Lost Ark Classes
There are plenty of iconic classes and advanced classes to choose from.

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.


The Lost Ark Warrior class
Lost Ark’s Warrior class can unleash some devastatingly powerful attacks.

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:

  • Berserker 
  • Paladin 
  • Gunlancer

Martial Artist

A Martial Artist in Lost Ark
The Martial Artist Class packs many a mean punch.

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:

  • Striker 
  • Wardancer
  • Scrapper 
  • Soulfist


A screenshot of the Lost Ark Gunner class
The Gunner is Lost Ark’s archetypal ranger class.

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:

  • Gunslinger 
  • Artillerist 
  • Deadeye 
  • Sharpshooter 


A screenshot of the Mage class in Lost Ark
Lost Ark’s Mage class bombards enemies with deadly spells.

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:

  • Bard 
  • Summoner 


The deadly Assassin class in Lost Ark
Assassin is for those looking to obliterate their foes with a flurry of blades.

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:

  • Shadowhunter 
  • Deathblade 

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. 

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