Lost Ark March 24 Update
Image Courtesy of Lost Ark

In addition to fixing problems, adding gifts, and launching Season 1 of Competitive Testing Grounds, Amazon just recently issued Lost Ark’s latest update (March 24).

Smilegate RPG and Amazon have teamed up to bring you a brand new weekly update packed with bug fixes and new content. This free-to-play MMO with more than 20 million users is still releasing updates to correct its bugs.

To make amends for the hurried release of March’s bonus content, which caused the Argos Raid to become a miserable experience for many gamers, due to the requirement of a certain minimum item power, the Casual Guardian Raid event and the Competitive Testing Grounds Season 1 were launched, as well as the promised rewards!

FREE GIFTS for Players

New Animal Skin Selection Chest
Mokokon Pet Selection Chest
Moko-board Mount Selection Chest
Lost Ark United Structure
Appearance Change Ticket
Pheons x132
Menelik’s Tome x5
Legendary Card Pack Selection Chest x2

GENERAL UPDATES & FIXES

ARKESIA GRAND PRIX REWARD ADJUSTMENTS

  • Added Metallurgy & Tailoring Books (used to increase honing rates) to the weekly reward table.

  • Increased quantities of weekly honing materials to ensure players are rewarded for participation.

    • Destruction Stone Crystal (Bound) is now in bundles of 50 and can be redeemed up to 10 times.

    • Guardian Stone Crystal (Bound) is now in bundles of 150 and can be redeemed up to 10 times.

  • Increased coins earned to make purchasing the new items and snagging the rewards you want easier. Chaos Dungeons and Guardian raids now grant 125 coins (instead of 100) for the first two daily completions per character. The Grand Prix itself can now award up to 888 coins for a daily completion, up from 800.

NEW FRAUD & BOT PREVENTION SYSTEM

We are continuing to listen to player concerns and take a hard stance against bots. In this update, we’ve included a new prevention system to crack down on bots and fraudulent purchases. Players who have a Steam account in good standing and have met the small purchase requirement needed to use Steam’s social systems shouldn’t be impacted.

Players who have not met this ‘Trusted’ status through Steam or Lost Ark will have reduced access to a small number of social and economic systems.

Specifically, these accounts will have smaller daily Steam purchase limits than ‘Trusted’ players and be prevented from:

  • Initiating player-to-player trades

  • Sending in-game gifts

  • Exchanging Royal Crystals for Gold

  • Sending in-game mail with attachments

Our goal is for players to always enjoy their time in Lost Ark, safe from users engaging in fraudulent purchases or the negative impact bots have on both the economy and player experience. The only dangers in Arkesia should be the Demonic hordes, voracious wildlife, and colossal Guardians.

We strive to remain both flexible and transparent, listen to feedback, and create the best experience possible. Please remember that real-money transactions (RMT) such as buying or selling Gold or other in-game items (to players or on secondary marketplaces) are prohibited under our Code of Conduct and will result in disciplinary action.

Lost Ark Characters
Image Courtesy of Lost Ark

Additional improvements to our anti-cheat programs have also been enabled in this update to help prevent cheaters and bots, alongside a few more changes we’ve developed with Smilegate RPG behind the scenes. We can’t spill all our secrets, or those engaging in these activities would catch the wind.

We know this won’t solve everything, and we will continue cracking down on users engaging in fraudulent purchases and bots. If you have any feedback for our teams after experiencing these changes firsthand after the weekly update, we’d love to hear your thoughts on our official forums.

LOST ARK MESSAGING UPDATES

  • Added clearer messaging on failed purchases.

  • Updated and improved localization and in-game translations.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to accept the quest “Off to the Races” without being level 50.

  • Fixed voice chat-related issues in the South America region.

  • The issue that causes Adventure Island rewards to only be claimable once during the weekend.

  • Fixed an issue with the World Boss Achievement. Players that earned this achievement previously will now see it completed.

SOURCE: Lost Ark Official Website

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