Lost Ark Founder's Packs: Which Should You Pick?

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Those looking to get ahead in Lost Ark will need to take a look at the game's Founder's Packs, but which one should you pick?

Lost Ark, Amazon Game's and Smilegate's MMO, has received huge success in South Korea. Now, in just a few days, it's set to officially launch in the Western market. Those looking to get a bit of a headstart in the game, and early access, might want to consider purchasing a Founder's Pack. It's worth nothing that Lost Ark is a free-to-play game, so only those lookng for some extra benefits will want to grab a Founder's Pack.

With four different versions to choose from, each with their own perks to consider, something as simple as buying a game suddenly becomes an important decision. Fortunately, we've broken down what you need to know about each pack, and which one might be right for you.

Lost Ark Founder's Packs: All Packs Detailed

Bronze Founder's Pack

Bronze Founder's Pack
Bronze Founder's Pack / Image courtesy of Smilegate RPG

First, let's take a look at the Bronze Founder's Pack. This is the cheapest pack available, sitting at $14.99 (depending on your region), and includes the following benefits:

  • Head Start - Start playing 3 days ahead of official launch.
  • Founder's Exclusive Pet - A furry friend who'll faithfully follow along on your adventures—and help you collect loot.
  • 30 Day Crystalline Aura
  • Founder's Title - an exclusive title to use in-game.

Silver Founder's Pack

Silver Founder's Pack
Silver Founder's Pack / Image courtesy of Smilegate RPG

The Silver Founder's Pack is a little bit more expensive at $24.99. This pack gives you everything included in the Bronze pack, along with a few more exclusive rewards:

  • 1,000 Royal Crystals - A premium in-game currency that can be exchanged for various in-game items.
  • Silver Supply Crate

The Silver Supply Crate is the biggest addition here, which gives you:

  • 30 Resurrection Feathers - a magical feather that brings fallen adventurers back to life.
  • 10,000 Silver - the game's basic currency.
  • Adventurer's Equipment Crate - features a number of useful items such as Flame Grenades, Sleep Bombs, and Camouflage Robes.
  • Gatherer's Tool Chest - featuring various Apprentice level tools.
  • Ascent Chests (Levels 20, 30, 40, and 50) - granting players a variety of Silver and Potions once they reach a certain level.

Gold Founder's Pack

Gold Founder's Pack
Gold Founder's Pack / Image courtesy of Smilegate RPG

The Gold Founder's Pack might seem a bit steep, but the rewards balance out the price difference between Gold and Silver packs. Sitting at $49.99, the pack contains all of the Bronze rewards and the following items:

  • 4,000 Royal Crystals
  • Gold Supply Crate
  • Founder's Exclusive Northern Lawmaker Skin
  • Character Expansion Slot

The Gold Supply Crate contains the same items as the Silver Supply Crate, but the real bonus is the 4,000 Royal Crystals available which would cost you a fair amount of real world cash just on their own.

Platinum Founder's Pack

Platinum Founder's Pack
Platinum Founder's Pack / Image courtesy of Smilegate RPG

The final pack available is the Platinum Founder's Pack. Again, this pack contains everything in the Bronze pack as well as the Founder's Exclusive Northern Lawmaker Skin, but at $99.99 there's a significant amount of extras included too:

  • 7,000 Royal Crystals
  • Platinum Supply Crate
  • Exclusive Platinum Skin - special skin exclusive to Platinum Founders
  • Founder's Exclusive Mount
  • Platinum Welcome Crate

The Platinum Supply Crate offers more items than its Silver or Gold counterparts:

  • 60 Resurrection Feathers
  • 50,000 Silver
  • Five Adventurer's Equipment Crates
  • Gatherer's Tool Chest
  • Hero's Ascent Chests (Levels 20, 30, 40, and 50)

The Platinum Welcome Crate also features the following:

  • Founder's Exclusive Wallpaper
  • Founder's Exclusive Structure
  • Legendary Rapport Gift Selection Chest
  • Launch Limited Card Pack

Lost Ark Founder's Packs: Which Should You Pick?

If you're new to the game and just looking to get some minor bonuses before you start, the Bronze Pack is a safe choice. The Gold Pack is worth the extra cost over the Silver Pack just for the amount of extra Royal Crystals you get, as well as containing all items from both the Silver and Bronze Packs.

As for the Platinum Pack, while it certainly gives you the best benefits out of all of them, it's pretty costly. Unless you're a die-hard fan, or have the money to splash, the Platinum Pack isn't a must-have.