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Lost Ark Delays June Update, Cites Playerbase Concerns With Monetization And More

Coming now on June 30th

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Amazon and Smilegate RPG's next update for Lost Ark was due out tomorrow, but the team has delayed the update to the end of the month. Lost Ark's developers are citing concerns by players regarding monetization and "related systems."

In a post on the Lost Ark forums, community manager Roxx states that the June update will be delayed, launching now instead on June 30th. This delay is due in large part to the team addressing concerns the player base has over monetization and "related systems" according to the post. No further info was given as to what exactly was being worked on, though the team has promised a breakdown later on this week.

"We are still working across teams to finalize a build that addresses multiple concerns of our [player base], primarily in terms of monetization and related systems. While this won’t be ready for launch tomorrow, the June Update will go live next week on June 30th. A breakdown of the new changes will be shared in the Team Update later this week."

Additionally, the team is working hard on the problem of bots facing Lost Ark, including the recent banwave. The team states that they are working hard to fix the issue, but that the problem is still an issue that they are tackling as a "top priority." 

Lost Ark recently released their June/July roadmap, showing some of the major changes and additions coming to the MMOARPG this summer. Anthony broke down the update, giving his thoughts earlier this month about the upcoming classes and content.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore