While Lost Ark has been available in both Russia and Korea for a few years now, the worldwide release of the MMO hasn’t been without its share of issues. Developer Smilegate has been sharing updates since launch regarding server stability and queues, even opening new servers altogether to help with the influx of players. If you’re planning a marathon ahead of time and want to make sure there isn’t a Lost Ark hotfix scheduled, this guide explains when the next server maintenance is taking place.
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When Is the Next Lost Ark Server Maintenance? – Lost Ark Hotfix
Last updated: February 16, 2022 at 10:59 a.m. PT/1:59 p.m. ET
A new downtime is planned for all servers. The Lost Ark hotfix is happening on February 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT/2:59 a.m. ET and will take approximately 3 hours.
As announced by Smilegate, the following issues are being addressed:
- Fixed an issue where Royal Crystal refunds can get stuck pending when using the currency Exchange.
- Fixed an issue where Procyon’s Compass schedule could show an incorrect time for Adventure Islands.
- Fixed an issue where dyeing the Northern Lawmaker skin on any Warrior sub-class would prevent the skin from displaying properly.
- Fixed an issue where emoticons would be displayed as text when two players with different language settings were chatting.
- Fixed an issue with DX11 where the UI Scale becomes offset for after changing from native resolutions while in Full Screen.
- Fixed an issue where players were getting booted from the game while playing in the Central Europe region.
- Implemented the groundwork for a new region to host servers in Europe, called “Europe West.” While you will be able to see this region selection tab after the maintenance is complete, these servers will not be available to players immediately.
Past Lost Ark Maintenance Schedule
February 15, 2022
A new restart was planned to address “reports of players still experiencing problems with server Calvasus – Central Europe”. The Lost Ark restart took place on February 16 at 10:50 a.m. PT/1:50 p.m. ET and lasted approximately 10 minutes.
A new hotfix was planned to address the “server instability issues on the EU region” due to the large influx of problems that arose during February 14’s hotfix. The Lost Ark hotfix happened on February 15 at 9 p.m. PT/11:59 p.m. ET and took approximately 2 hours.
February 14, 2022
The Lost Ark hotfix, which took place on 2/14/2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT/02:59 a.m. ET, is now completed. That being said, there were Lost Ark server restarts which started at 1:30p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET, with Thirain and Trixion as the first affected. These lasted for 30 minutes each, and aimed at fixing “server issues that impact player experience,” as told by the developer.
An hour later, there was another notice regarding the following Lost Ark servers: Nineveh, Brelshaza, Procyon, Beatrice, Thaemine, Sceptrum, Slen, Antares, and Wei. The servers underwent a period of inactivity of 30 minutes.
This was followed by the Lost Ark Valtan, Mari, Una, and Alakkir servers seemingly being inaccessible for some players, but the developer did not officially announced a downtime for them. If they follow today’s prior schedules, the downtime should last for 30 minutes. Some players encountered a “duplicate login detected” error saying that their account was already logged in, which may be have been related to the server restart.
Announced on February 14 at 7:29 p.m. PT/10:29 p.m. ET, the developer first shared the news on Twitter. The hotfix focused on the following:
- Added stability improvements for EU Central servers
- Fixed issue when dying Northern Lawmaker skin on any Warrior sub-class, it would prevent skin from displaying properly
The Lost Ark server maintenance downtime took around three hours. Considering the chosen schedule, it’s likely that most players were offline, which means it wasn’t as abrupt as a maintenance during the day. Still, this may have varied depending on your timezone, but at the very least the servers are back up and running.
The developer also shared an update on current Lost Ark top issues, addressing priorities and explaining the next steps. The list is as follows:
- Missing Premium Content and Store: A client patch is currently being built by Smilegate and is expected to be included in the next update for the coming week.
- The Galatur issues from Head Start: If you had a character in the Galutar server that stopped receiving Main Story Quests, Smilegate is working on a fix. Since this is a manual process, it’s taking a significant amount of time, but the developer is actively working on, “in-game compensation for the players who have been stuck in this state.” More details will be shared in the coming days.
- Queues within the EU region: Queues are still present, but the developer is opening a new EU region called EU West soon.
- Collecting all bugs and issues: Expect to see a Lost Ark hotfix every now and then as the team continues to tackle reported issues.
That is all there is to know about Lost Ark for the time being. Alongside the announced plans, the developer commented on the possibility of having servers for Australia and other countries in the Oceania region, saying that, “at this time there are no plans to set up servers” for those regions. In the meantime, we wish you the best of luck in not getting stuck in a queue of a different server.