Is Lost Ark Pay to Win?

Is Lost Ark Pay to Win?
Is Lost Ark Pay to Win? / Photo courtesy by Smilegate

Is Lost Ark Pay to Win in the award-winning MMOARPG from Smilegate?

Amazon signed an exclusive publishing agreement for North American and Europe with Smilegate to be released on PC in 2021. The free-to-play MMORPG has exclusive Founder's Packs that can give players the resources it needs to advance in-game.

Pay to Win
Pay to Win / Photo courtesy by Smilegate

Is Lost Ark Pay to Win?

The business model of the company assures western players about it's pay-to-win concerns,

"We understand the business model is a primary concern for players in the West. In all regions, Lost Ark is a free to play game with optional in-game purchases. We want to assure players that the Western version of Lost Ark will be a fair, fun, and a great gaming experience where in-game purchases are completely optional. We think it is important that players have a path to acquire all items in our version of Lost Ark without having to make a purchase with few exceptions."


Amazon has Founder Packs that give players a great number of resources to start with but its contents do not contain weapons or abilities that will outperform others in-game. These packages are mainly currency and cosmetics that will help players on their journey; it will also give them a 3-day head start before the game is released on launch.

For more information, check the business model of Lost Ark, addressing players expectations.