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Lost Ark Release Date Delayed to Early 2022

Lost Ark, Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games' upcoming MMOARPG, is set to release in the European and North American regions in early 2022.
Lost Ark, Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games' upcoming MMOARPG, is set to release in the European and North American regions in early 2022. / Photo courtesy of Smilegate

The Lost Ark release date has been delayed to early 2022, Smilegate RPG and Amazon games announced Wednesday.

Originally released on Korean servers in 2018, plenty of European and North American MMOARPG fans remain waiting for the free-to-play game to finally launch in the west. Here's the latest release date information for Lost Ark.

Spearheaded by the efforts of developer Smilegate RPG and publisher Amazon Games, Lost Ark was originally set to release in the west on PC in Fall 2021.

However, after going over an extensive amount of feedback from the Lost Ark Closed Technical Alpha Test in June, and reviewing recent changes to the Korean version of the game that they want to incorporate on day one as well, it seemed a delay was needed to be made.

"As players have been waiting for so long," the Lost Ark Twitter post read, "we want to take the time to do it right while also ensuring we look after the wellness of our hardworking Amazon Games and Smilegate teams."

Nevertheless, those who haven't yet had a chance to play Lost Ark won't have to wait much longer.

Taking place over the span of one week from Nov. 4 to Nov. 9 this fall, the Lost Ark Closed beta will be accessible to those who have purchased the Lost Ark Founder's pack available on PC (via Steam and Amazon). Interested players can also sign up for a chance to receive an invite to the Closed Beta Test for free by entering their information on the Lost Ark tester sign-up page.

A very popular MMOARPG among Korean players over the years, Lost Ark is often lauded for its extensive amount of in-game content.

From the get-go, new players can choose from 14 hero classes that each come with their own set of weapons, abilities, and more. The game is centered around the search for the Lost Ark throughout the land of Arkesia.

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