This week’s Lost Ark update follows the one from last week in focusing on fixes and backend improvements in order to get ready for the big May update. That update has also been firmly placed on next week’s calendar, for May 19th.
There’s just one major fix in this update and it affects the PvP leaderboards. These were having an issue that prevented them from loading across all servers. So this update will patch that bug and hopefully those who are looking to rank can now follow their progress.
What should have everyone most excited though is the May update being confirmed to be coming next week. While Amazon and Smilegate RPG had initially postponed the arrival of some higher-tier content and a few progression help events have been running, last week’s update and reveal of the May update’s contents was not accompanied by complete certainty. However, they did express a belief that enough players would be properly skilled and at the right progression levels to enjoy the new content. With raids and other group content reliant upon a big enough pool for team finding, this made sense to ramp up, and it seems like it worked.
Now we’ll see the update arrive as originally scheduled. Destined for Destruction will bring the new Destroyer advanced class, a new highest weapon rarity level - Relic, a new Guardian Raid for those at level 1415 - Deskaluda, and the arrival of Lost Ark’s first Legion Raid. The latter will be added in Normal and Hard modes, requiring 1415 for Normal and 1445 for Hard. Both the Legion Raid, which has checkpoints that mark (and save) your progress and also mark rewards for you, and the Guardian Raid will help you get that new Relic level gear.
You can read the patch notes for today over at Lost Ark.