Lost Ark, the new free-to-play MMO, explodes on Steam and Twitch

lost ark, the new massively multiplayer online role-playing game from Amazon Games and Smilegate, will officially launch in North America and Europe on February 11, bringing the Korean fantasy hit to a global audience for the first time. But the fantastic free-to-play PC game is already a hit on Steam – where various Founder’s Packs that offer in-game extras and early access to the game are top sellers – and Twitch – where over a million people are. currently watching other people play lost ark.

lost ark is an isometric action RPG, similar to Blizzard’s Diablo games, only the spells are bigger, the warriors are hotter, and everything feels pushed to 11 (yes, the hero in the key art above is carrying a sacred minigun equipped with a chainsaw bayonet). lost ark features 15 playable classes – six core classes, plus nine advanced subclasses – for you to venture into the world of Arkesia, slaying demonic hordes with panache and flair along the way. You can fight with heavy artillery or be a musician ripping through monsters in lost ark. And if you’ve ever dreamed of having Dante (you know, from the Devil May Cry series) as a playable class in a Diablo game, this could be your scene.

Like the Diablo games and World of Warcraft, lost ark features gear to collect and customize, as well as skill customization and progression. Players can also participate in side activities, such as foraging, fishing, hunting, logging, archaeology, mining, crafting, and seasonal events. Players can not only customize the appearance of their characters, but also their strongholds.

In addition to a cinematic story-driven main campaign with cooperative PvE combat and numerous side quests, lost ark players can also participate in group raids, including the game’s “extremely difficult” Legion raids. There is also competitive PvP (1v1 and 3v3) in the game’s closed arena duels.

While lost ark officially launches this Friday, players can get a three-day head start by paying. Amazon Games sells four Founder’s Packs: Bronze ($14.99), Silver ($24.99), Gold ($49.99), and Platinum ($99.99). Impressively, this is the most expensive Platinum Founder’s Pack that players buy the most on Steam, followed by the cheapest.

Where does Lost Ark come from?

lost ark originally launched in South Korea in 2019 and developed by Smilegate, the company behind the hugely popular first-person shooter Crossfire — a western version of this game, Crossfire X is coming to Xbox this week. After a launch in Japan and Russia, Amazon Games has taken over lost ark for release in North America and Europe, and conducted several beta tests before launch. Amazon’s release of lost ark features written and spoken dialogue in English, French, German and Spanish.

lost ark looks like it will be another hit for Amazon Games, which first stumbled with games like Crucible and Break awaybut found success with his MMO New world Last year.

How much does Lost Ark cost?

On Steam, lost ark is free, and Amazon Games sells several Founder’s Packs filled with digital extras, including consumables, mounts, pets, in-game currency, gear, and skins. Here’s what’s included in each pack:

Bronze

  • 3 days in advance
  • Founder’s Exclusive Pet
  • Founder’s title
  • 30 Days of Crystalline Aura Benefits

Silver

  • 3 days in advance
  • 1,000 royal crystals
  • Founder’s Exclusive Pet
  • Founder’s Title
  • 30 resurrection feathers
  • 10,000 silver coins
  • Adventurer’s Equipment Crate
  • Gatherer’s Tool Chest
  • Adventurer’s Ascension Chest (Level 20)
  • Adventurer’s Ascension Chest (Level 30)
  • Adventurer’s Ascension Chest (Level 40)
  • Adventurer’s Ascension Chest (Level 50)
  • 30 Days of Crystalline Aura Benefits

Gold

  • 3 days in advance
  • 4,000 royal crystals
  • Founder’s Exclusive Pet
  • Exclusive Founder Skin
  • Character expansion slot
  • Founder’s title
  • 30 resurrection feathers
  • 10,000 silver coins
  • Adventurer’s Equipment Crate
  • Gatherer’s Tool Chest
  • Adventurer’s Ascension Chest (Level 20)
  • Adventurer’s Ascension Chest (Level 30)
  • Adventurer’s Ascension Chest (Level 40)
  • Adventurer’s Ascension Chest (Level 50)
  • 30 Days of Crystalline Aura Benefits

Platinum

  • 3 days in advance
  • 7,000 royal crystals
  • Founder’s Exclusive Mount
  • Founder’s Exclusive Pet
  • Exclusive Founder Skin
  • Founder Skin
  • Character expansion slot
  • Founder’s title
  • Founder’s Exclusive Wallpaper
  • Proprietary Founder Structure
  • Legendary Report Gift Selection Chest
  • Launch Limited Map Pack
  • 60 resurrection feathers
  • 50,000 silver
  • 5 Adventurer Equipment Crates
  • Gatherer’s Toolbox
  • Hero’s Ascension Chest (Level 20)
  • Hero’s Ascension Chest (Level 30)
  • Hero’s Ascension Chest (Level 40)
  • Hero’s Ascension Chest (Level 50)
  • 30 Days of Crystalline Aura Benefits