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Lost Ark

Lost Ark is a 3D fantasy MMORPG with action RPG style combat and a huge world to explore. Set sail on your own ship to discover new regions and battle powerful bosses with a raid party. Lost Ark offers a feature-rich gaming experience combined with stunning visuals and skill effects.

Publisher: Smilegate
Playerbase: TBD
Release Date: 2015 (Korean Closed Beta)
Pros: +Fast paced action-RPG gameplay. +Strong emphasis on exploration. +Varied class options. +Great visual effects and attention to detail.
Cons: -Limited information available. -No Western release date announced.



Lost Ark Overview

Lost Ark is an upcoming MMORPG that combines the fast paced gameplay found in action RPGs like Diablo 3 with the sense of discovery and immersion found in open world MMORPGs. The game will feature both open world environments and instanced raids like those found in Vindictus. Players will even be able to discover unique islands in Lost Ark as they explore the World Map abroad their own ships. Lost Ark has some similarities to Lineage Eternal, another upcoming Korean MMORPG, but seems to offer a wider range of features.

Lost Ark Key Features:

  • Set Sail for Adventure – explore the world on your own Ark to discover unique areas or hunt for treasure!
  • Multiple Classes – seven classes revealed thus far with up to eighteen in total awaiting release.
  • Raid Bosses and Cinematic Dungeons – team up to defeat powerful bosses on interactive battlegrounds.
  • The Colosseum – challenge other players to combat in 1v1 or 3v3 PvP matches.
  • Tripod Skill System – mix different skill elements to perform different variants of the same base skills.
  • Mini Games – take a break at the local tavern and challenge players to a monster card game or keg drinking contest.
  • Live Your Life – mine, fish, dig for artifacts, chop trees, and practice other life skills to collect valuable resources.
  • Island Ownership – conquer and manage your own island as you see fit.

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Lost Ark Featured Video


Lost Ark Classes

Seven of the eighteen classes have been revealed thus far.

  • Battle Master - powerful female monks that specializes in unarmed melee combat. They can deliver devastating combos with speed and precision. The Battle Master uses an elemental gauge to perform her special abilities.
  • Devil Hunter - the master of arms. Devil Hunters require quick reflexes to switch between their dual pistols, shotgun, and rifle during combat. Each weapon offer a different skill set and swapping between them allows for varied combos.
  • Arcana - a ranged DPS specialist equipped with arcane magic imbued cards. A card roulette feature allows her to pull from a number of available cards to cast various skill altering effects.
  • Warlord - the heavily armored Warlord is equipped with a shield and a special lance cannon. Warlords consume their bullet gauge when using their explosive lance cannon skills.
  • Infighter - a powerful martial artists with explosive attacks that can pulverize or knock back groups of enemies. Infighters do not rely on mana, but must instead manage a combination of red and green energy.
  • Summoner - the primary caster class, Summoners call forth a variety of summons to aid them in combat. Some summons only last for a single skill use while others follow the Summoner and protect her in combat.
  • Berserker - the primary melee AoE and DPS class. Berserkers fight on the front lines and can enter a fiery rage state for up to one minute. Despite their heavy armor, Berserkers move through combat quickly.

Full Review

Lost Ark Review

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Lost Ark Screenshots


Lost Ark Videos

System Requirements

Lost Ark System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 3600+
Video Card: 512 MB VGA Card / HD 4000 / ATI Radeon HD 6850
Hard Disk Space: 10 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
CPU: Intel Core i5 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 970
Video Card: GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon 7950 or better
Hard Disk Space: 10 GB

Lost Ark has not published system requirements yet. These are estimates based on our experience. We will update the system requirements when they become available.


Lost Ark Music & Soundtrack

Coming soon...

Additional Info

Lost Ark Additional Information

Developer: Smilegate Tripod Studio

Closed Beta Date: Late 2015 (Korea)

Western Release: Mid-year 2017

Development History / Background:

Best known as the developer behind the immensely popular (at least in Asia) shooter CrossFire, Smilegate has been hard at work on a much more ambitious project. Lost Ark offers a mix of open world gameplay and instanced raid dungeons. The company has stated that Lost Ark will eventually make it to the West, but China is next in line after the Korean release schedule is finalized.

  • The G-Star 2014 trailer for Lost Ark is quite possibly the best video game trailer I've ever seen. The hype is real.

    • Fred

      3+ years later...

  • Perseus

    I wish there is no gender lock class

  • JC JC


    • Hope this wait end soon.

      • Dime Zlatanovski

        Not too soon, it's probably gonna get released around autumn season, Western release would probably be somewhere at the start of 2018, I'm guessing.

  • Dime Zlatanovski

    I gotta fix your "no western release announced" Omer, cuz the devs actually said on an interview at a gaming convention that it's going to get either a global release for the West or EU and NA servers, but the certain thing is, it's going to be free to play. This game got me hyped for 2 years now and I'm still waiting.

    • Cottage Cheese :3

      OMG, thanks so much for telling us that <3

      • Dime Zlatanovski

        No problemo, I live to play this game <_< I can't w8

        • Cottage Cheese :3

          Yas XD

  • Tina

    Hilarious how this is rated so highly yet no one has actually played it.

    • Dime Zlatanovski

      It's hype rating. + there's a lot of gameplay videos from steparu and opinions on the game, so general info is available. This game gun b dope.

      • Tina

        Pure hype.

        • LordGenome

          No its not just hype, there is tons of gameplay footage allrdy out, also last cbt quite a few english speakers streamed every day, we know a sht ton of the game, and its gona be a huge hit. Also the game has/had a hillariously enormous budget.

          • Tina

            Lmao. Can't wait for people to get burned by this hype like just about every other game. People never learn.

          • Josh Hines

            smh , looks like another kiddie stayed up past its bed time to troll

          • Tina

            At least learn to use proper grammar before trying to call someone a kid/ troll just because you don't like their opinion. Come back when you gain a bit of intelligence.

          • Josh Hines

            typical kiddie response

          • Ready4myMonica16

            You mean yourself

  • yui

    Waiting for this and MU2 <3

  • Innovating Gamer

    Hey guys and girls! Anyone knows if there is an official announcement about the release day?

    • Nope, no word just yet.

      • Innovating Gamer

        Thanks mate! Having high hypes about this game! I heard it is going to be f2p model right?

  • omfg squeak

    Wow this is awesome graphics!..Reminds me of Incredible adventures of van helsing offline game.. A diablo-like gameplay with superb combat style and graphics.

  • Tina

    All MMO sites allow this. It's kinda annoying.

    • Preciel

      it makes me cringe that ragnarok journey has 4 stars when it's just a generic chinese garbage grindfest using ragnarok's ip.

  • metalshoelace

    do we have english version?

    • Not yet. It's still in CBT in Korea.

  • Zoola

    anynews on if this is even close to coming to the west.

    • Probably not for a bit. It's still in CBT in Korea, and they've been radio silent.

  • jam201984 .

    where the fuck is it

  • Ben Cohen

    Is this game going to even come out in the west?

    • George CoBhc Klmt

      it will cause Lineage Eternal the competitor will be global, but not anytime soon. first it has to be released in Korea. since the 2nd beta was released after a bit over 1 years from the 1st, i don't see official release in 2018. most likely 2019. if it doesn't do global release but do regional, it will take at least 1-2 years after 2018-2019 to come to the West

      • mrvalgard

        what the point of relase game after 5y of beta (10y of production?) mechanics become old/known form other productions...

        • George CoBhc Klmt

          i don't think there will be another game like Lost Arc that will have sailing, etc features till it's released, so it's ok

          • Jake

            And yet I'm thinking we'll still find out that after all the hype, as with every other great looking game that we've waited for years to come to the west, that they will still somehow manage to make it so unbearably P2W-or-grindfromday1 as to piss off most of their playerbase.

            God, I'm so pessimistic and cynical, but I really can't help it seeing what happened to Revelation.

          • Nikorosu

            Depends who will publish it! The problem is that every publisher that tries to keep the p2w out of their game in the end they have financial problems! Still games that have almost everything in p2w-p2progress are alive even with low playerbase since people throw thousands of $ without second thought!

            Even games that are b2p still have problems. These days with so many f2p games the only solution for a game to avoid p2w, is the p2p scenario with at least 12$/month!

          • Preciel

            there are numerous p2p games with p2w cash shop so that's not the best scenerio.

        • Preciel

          infact both lost ark and lineage eternal offers nothing special or new, they're busy ripping each other off lol. lineage eternal will do worse because they screw things up then change the head of development and hope they do better..

  • Cloud Strife

    How to download this game

  • Cloud Strife


  • Timothy Noël

    There is a bard class too!

  • Provatorian-7-

    The game is not close to be released in eu or na! And i have a suspicion that it is going to be a pay to play game in the end! Black Dessert and Albion were supposed to be f2p and now they both released in a pay to play aspect! Albion might get a f2p option but you would rather play the pay 2 play one! Hope i am wrong about this one, but even if i am the release date is far away for us...

  • George CoBhc Klmt

    i meant a game in same genre as Lost Arc and new game. not an already released one that is in a different genre

  • Jason Xvon

    fuckin speechless.. This could be the very best of the best game I'll ever play for the rest of my gaming life. So when is this going english though? lol