A Lost Ark roadmap was launched and quickly pulled down by several other outlets, owing to a need for Smilegate to change its content based on player progression data.
To say that Lost Ark is popular would be an understatement -- despite a launch day delay, nearly 5 million new accounts were created since the game first launched in the West a few weeks ago. Since then, the devs have revealed content for the March 2022 update. Now, it appears a roadmap for the game has leaked a bit early.
What's in the Leaked Lost Ark Roadmap?
Before we get into the leaked Lost Ark roadmap, there's an important caveat: Smilegate and Amazon Games have pulled it down after its public release for very good reasons. Anything and everything can change, so we can't say for certain what aspects of this upcoming roadmap are actually locked in.
"Please be aware are making adjustments to our upcoming content roadmap based on player progression data, so what you see may be subject to change," read a forum post from Roxx, a Community Manager (via Reddit). "We will be sharing an updated roadmap soon."
As a reflection of that stance, a link to the Lost Ark roadmap currently lands on a 404 page. Several outlets (including PCGamesN and VG247) have pulled their articles talking about the roadmap, but NME's article is still up at the time of writing and it reveals some details.
March will feature elements we've already heard about in the previously-announced update: a new Kadan Story episode and the first Abyss Raid. Furthermore, it will feature the start of PVP Season 1.
April is planned to include the launch of the Destroyer, a new advanced class for warriors. Next month is also expected to include a new Legion Raid, a new Guardian Raid, and the debut of the South Vern content.
Finally, May is expected to introduce the Arcanist advanced class for mages. And, of course, there are plans for new gameplay content in May, too, including a new Legion Raid, a new Guardian Raid, and the Thronespire dungeon experience.
While these details are certainly interesting, we also have to keep them in the context of Roxx's statement -- we can't say for certain which of these features will actually arrive in the next few months. We'll keep an eye out for the revised Lost Ark roadmap. In the meantime, there's still tons of fun to be had in the game right now -- you can play Lost Ark for free on PC via Steam right now.