When the primary large Lost Ark replace was introduced to be coming this month, the main target was on its endgame nerfs, geared toward making a few of its Abyssal Dungeons and Guardian Raids simpler, in addition to the addition of a brand new exercise referred to as Abyss Raids. That replace has now arrived, and the 5.9GB patch additionally features a few stunning extras. Primarily, a grand prix.
Solely obtainable for the subsequent month, you possibly can enter the Arkesia Grand Prix racing occasion as soon as per day at the start of any even-numbered hour—it’s a must to be there proper on the hour to take part. The race transforms you right into a naruni, considered one of Misplaced Ark’s oddly lovely little triceratops creatures, and sends you off round a racetrack in considered one of two groups of seven gamers competing to make it to the end line and apparently eat a bunch of desserts? Yeah, I do not know both.
To take part within the grand prix you could be no less than stage 50. Speak to the Arkesia Grand Prix Supervisor in whichever main metropolis hub is nearest you to enter—they’re going to be highlighted on the map with a pink exclamation mark. Word you can solely enter as soon as per roster. No sneaking again with a distinct character, although I assume should you’ve in some way received to stage 50 on two completely different servers you possibly can enter once more that approach?
The March replace additionally provides a brand new set of skins to Misplaced Ark’s surprisingly barren cosmetics retailer, although solely the one outfit. Referred to as the Omen set, it is darkish and spooky and can make you look a bit like Reaper from Overwatch. The deluxe particular package deal model additionally features a wallpaper for the character choose display screen and a mount referred to as the ghost horse to make your Darkish Rider cosplay full. It will be obtainable for the subsequent 35 days, after which the April replace will presumably arrive
The beforehand introduced Abyss Raid, which pits gamers in opposition to a boss referred to as Argos, and the subsequent story episode, referred to as Kadan, are each included within the replace for gamers who’ve in some way made it far sufficient to expire of different issues to do already. Bug fixes talked about within the full patch notes embody fixes for the shopper changing into unresponsive after switching to fullscreen mode after which alt-tabbing, in addition to points with controller assist.
These patch notes additionally point out the primary season of aggressive play within the Proving Grounds is due later this month. Wins and losses in a Group Deathmatch mode (which you’ll queue solo for) can be tracked in your Aggressive Match Common rating, and the higher the rating the higher the rewards you get on the finish of the season. Entry can be obtainable to anybody who has reached Tier 1 within the Proving Grounds. Extra particulars, together with the date it begins, are apparently on the best way.
Lastly, a brand new set of each day log-in bonuses has arrived, with 25 rewards together with honing supplies, rapport objects, card packs and the like. No repeat of final month’s Tropical Chamkuri mount, although, so you may have my sympathies should you missed out on scoring a candy chocobo-looking hen to journey round on.