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Lost Ark is adding more EU servers to tackle congestion

Lost Ark is adding more EU servers to tackle congestion


The Lost Ark is a bit of a hit, in case you haven’t heard of it. According to SteamDB, the new PC game hit a peak of 1,325,305 concurrent players on Valve’s storefront over the weekend, which means Lost Ark has shattered the Steam record for top players set by CS:GO and Dota 2. The number of players has caused server congestion. Lost Ark’s European servers are particularly stuffy, so Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG are setting up a whole new server area to ease the congestion.

“Because of the game’s architecture, this is the only way to accommodate more players in Europe, so this is a joint effort between Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG,” reads a statement on Lost Ark’s website. “Rest assured, we will be working 24/7 until it goes live.

“While we know queue times can be long, we need time to make sure everything is in top shape to help all players get into the game. We will share an update on the exact timing as soon as possible.”

The developer goes on to explain that the new region will be separate from the Central European data center, so if you swap, you won’t get cross-regional play. This also means that regional features like Royal Crystal and Silver Balance will also be unavailable. As such, the developers think this new area is ideal for “players who haven’t created their own character or committed yet” [staying] on their existing servers”.

If you want to start over in a new region, Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG also recommend that you hold off on picking up any “per account” items, such as the extra Founder’s Pack goodies that came with the last server expansion.

If you jump into the Lost Ark before March 1, you’ll also get a gift from the developer. Here’s what the package includes:

  • Vehicle Selection Chest – Choose Terpeion or Terpeion for the Shadow Mount
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Instrument Skin Selection Box
  • Ten Healing War Item Boxes
  • Ten Attacks Item Box
  • Three Legendary Harmony Choice Chests
  • Three-Week Trading Potion Packs
  • 20 Phoenix Feather

If you’re planning to jump into the Lost Ark yourself, you can find our Lost Ark leveling guide for some great tricks here. You can find the current list of Lost Ark servers available here.

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Kirsten Bennett
Kirsten is a passionate writer who loves games, and one day he decided to combine the two. She is now professionally writing niche articles about Consoles and hardware .