Lost Ark Introduces Lance Master, The First New Class Since Korean Launch

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Smilegate has announced the latest class addition to Lost Ark. The close-range damage dealer dubbed “Lance Master” is the first class to arrive since the game’s launch in Korea back in November of 2018. The heavy-hitting, tornado summoning lance wielder is able to switch between two stances to form different styles of combos.

Lance Master will arrive and wreck havoc in the Korean servers on April 24th. Players can take part in a pre-registration event to obtain special consumables and other bonus items.

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Lost Ark Release Dates – Pre-alpha, Alpha, Beta, Live Game Launch Schedules

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Below are the known released dates for Lost Ark, the upcoming isometric action MMORPG developed by Smilegate.

StagePhaseDate
Lost Ark Korean BetasClosed Beta 1 (9,000 players)August 24, 2016
Closed Beta 2September 15, 2017
Closed Beta 3May 23, 2018
Open BetaNovember 7, 2018
Lost Ark Korean Live LaunchTBDTBD
Lost Ark Russian BetasTBDTBD
Lost Ark NA/EU English BetasTBDTBD
Lost Ark NA/EU English Live LaunchTBDTBD

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Mail.Ru Set To Publish Lost Ark In Russia – Sign Ups & Founders Packs Already Available

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Mail.Ru, the Russian Internet giant known for e-mail portals, social networks (ВКонтакте or VK), and online game publishing has been announced as the designated publisher for the new action MMO Lost Ark.

While game developer Smilegate has signed a contract with Mail.Ru, no solid dates have been announced yet as far as an actual release schedule is concerned. However, we know that closed beta testing is scheduled for 2019. Sign ups for betas and Founders Packs (Early Access Kits) are already up on the official Russian Lost Ark site.

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Lost Ark Is Launching Its Open Beta In South Korea On November 7th

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During Smilegate’s latest media conference in Seoul, South Korea, the release date for the action MMORPG Lost Ark was finally announced! The game will launch its open beta phase for South Korean gamers on November 7th.

After the initial launch, new content will be regularly released by seasons (large updates), episodes (game content based on additional story) and patches. The additional content that are currently in development includes new classes, lots of new islands and regions, visual improvements, better optimization and more.

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Lost Ark Final Closed Beta Begins On May 23rd With Graphic Improvements & New Class Combat Videos

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The third and final closed beta of Lost Ark, the upcoming isometric MMORPG will begin soon for South Korean beta testers. Testers for this phase have been chosen and announced. The test period will start on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 and end on Sunday, June 3, 2018. In celebration, Smilegate has released new combat intro videos for three of Lost Ark’s classes including the two latest classes named Hawkeye and Soulmaster.

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Lost Ark Korean CBT3 Will Bring Combat Changes & New Classes – OBT In 2018

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Our friends at LostArkDB have shared with us their translations of the final letter of LostArk‘s Community Manager Risha and it comes with some big news! Lost Ark’s Korean Closed Beta 3 is on its way and sign ups will begin on April 19th! This will be the game’s final Korean Closed Beta before it heads to open beta later this year. Now that it is one major step closer to a Western release, the hype-meter for both its native and overseas fans will surely rise.

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