Lost Ark Update ‘Battle for the Throne of Chaos’ Launches Today

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Amazon Games announced that the April Lost Ark update titled Battle for the Throne of Chaos will be available later today. Server downtime began at 12 AM Pacific Time (8 AM UTC) and is expected to last around 8 hours.

Lost Ark is getting the new Glaivier advanced class and the new continent of South Vern, alongside a flurry of general updates. But arguably the most important change is the addition of the Ark Pass, which includes both a free and a paid track.

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NEW ADVANCED CLASS - GLAIVIER

Practicing an artistic and deadly form of martial arts, the Glaivier slices her way through the battlefield, weaving together attacks with her spear and glaive. The Glaivier has two distinct skill sets which can be swapped between— Focus and Flurry— with each stance and skill set represented by one of her two weapons.

NEW CONTINENT - SOUTH VERN

Discover and explore a new region of Arkesia with the introduction of South Vern. The settlers of South Vern borrowed technology from many different races to turn this once-barren land into a place of abundant waters and green pastures.

ARK PASS

The Ark Pass adds new ways for players to earn meaningful rewards just by playing Lost Ark. With the Ark Pass, players can complete missions to progress their Ark Pass levels— and with each level you reach, you’ll earn rewards. The regular Ark Pass is completely free, and grants a variety of helpful rewards, such as honing material selection chests, pirate coins, and even a mount! In addition to the regular, free Ark Pass, players can purchase two additional levels— Premium & Super Premium— that add additional rewards to the rewards track. Ark Pass progress is roster wide.

The Premium Ark Pass will add additional rewards at every level that players will earn alongside the free rewards. Some examples include more honing material selection chests, gems, rapport chests, and a Vertus Pet! On top of the Regular & Premium rewards, the Super Premium Ark Pass layers in selection chests for the Noble Banquet skin collection, the Noble Banquet Wallpaper, and some legendary rapport chests throughout the 30 levels of the Ark Pass.

The Premium pass can be acquired in exchange for 1,500 Royal Crystals, and the Super Premium (all rewards + Noble Banquet skins) for 3,000 Royal Crystals. The Premium and Super Premium Ark Passes will be available in the in-game store until June 18, and progress can be earned until July 14.

GENERAL UPDATES

  • Added a 25-day track of new daily log-in rewards.

  • Improved co-op party play for Secret Maps. Now all four members can submit a map to get rewards with one run. No more worrying about someone dropping from your group after you used your map!

  • Chat tab changes will now be shared across your roster.

  • Modified voice chat volume settings to stay within a medium range of volume outputs.

  • Updated the server selection screen background.

  • Increased available character slots from 12 to 18.

  • Fixed an issue where skill tree info is not shown when viewing PvP skill info from Book Of Coordination while in a Custom Lobby.

  • Improved Book of Coordination settings. Players can now set up skill presets, tripod levels, skill runes, gems, item set effects, etc.

  • Updated text to better detail certain Welcome Challenges.

  • Adjusted rewards drop location for Naruna Hot Springs.

  • Added additional controller settings allowing users to tweak the pointer speed and thumbstick deadzone.

  • Added a new button in Custom PvP Lobbies allowing users to view all players’ active Book of Coordination presets.

  • Added an option to clear all text within the active chat tab when right-clicking.

  • Added a new setting allowing players to disable the virtual keyboard while using a controller.

Next month, Lost Ark should get another advanced class (the Destroyer), Trial Guardian raids, and more.

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