Smilegate has swung the doors open for South Korean fans of Lost Ark as it has entered its open beta phase of testing. The project has been in the works for the past seven years with the game being built using the Unreal 3 Engine. Several new and updated features have been added for today's open beta launch including new story components and quality of life improvements alongside technical adjustments. Most of the changes came as a result of CBT tester feedback.
From our earlier coverage of the game:
Developers said that many of the changes being prepared for the November open beta launch came directly from player feedback during closed beta testing.
According to MMOCulture, the game's cash shop "will sell mostly cosmetic and convenience items, such as avatars, mounts, appearance changes, player housing decorations, resurrection feather, pets, warehouse storage and time-saving items".
At this time, there is no news about Lost Ark's release date in other regions.
If you've never seen the game in action, be sure to check out the 10+ minutes of action in the video below.
As of this writing, we do not know when Lost Ark will be making its way westward, but we'll be keeping a close ear to the ground for further updates.