Smilegate has revealed the Lost Ark roadmap for the next couple of months. Across June and July, the ARPG-MMO hybrid is getting new Raids, a brand new Advanced Class for those of a sorcerous persuasion, and a new single-player Dungeon, plus more.
What's in the Lost Ark roadmap for June and July?
Much in the same way as the April and May Lost Ark roadmap was revealed back in early April, we're now getting a look at Smilegate and Amazon's plans for the game for June and July. First up, in June, you're getting the second Legion Raid, which will allow you to battle Commander Vykas of the Covetous Legion. You'll need an item level of 1430 for normal and 1460 for hard if you want to tackle this one. You're also getting a new Guardian Raid in the form of Kungelanium, for which you'll also need a 1460 gear average. You can take that one on solo, as a party, or in matchmaking. If you prefer to take on solo content, June is also bringing Thronespire, a new single-player dungeon with 50 floors to take on.
Moving on to July, the major new addition for next month is a brand new Advanced Class for Mages. The Arcanist imbues cards with magic power and throws them at her enemies. Each attack fills the Card Deck, and once it's full, you'll get access to a random card on the deck, which you can use "to varying degrees of devastating effect", according to Smilegate. In the roadmap post, Smilegate says it's planning to release a new Advanced Class every two months, so the next one will be in September, whatever it may be. Also coming in July is a new Inferno difficulty level for the Valtan Legion Raid, as well as weekly Challenge Abyssal Dungeons in which you can get a whole host of rewards. Be sure to take a look at the full post over on the official Lost Ark website for more info.
What is Lost Ark?
If you haven't heard of Lost Ark before, here's a quick primer. It's an MMORPG with ARPG-style combat (think Diablo or Path of Exile) in which you'll explore the land of Arkesia, taking on quests for its denizens and delving into its many dungeons. Lost Ark proved hugely popular at release and continues to enjoy a huge daily player count today. It hasn't been without its wobbles; an update in March met with negative criticism and accusations that the game was sliding into pay-to-win status. For the most part, however, Lost Ark remains immensely popular, and Amazon and Smilegate say they're planning plenty more content for the coming months, including new islands, events, and more.
If you want to see what all the fuss is about, then you can download Lost Ark for free right now on Steam. If you're just getting your bearings in Arkesia and you want to know what's what, then you might want to take a look at our Lost Ark guide hub, where you'll find information about everything from classes to combat and trade skills to leveling efficiency. Naturally, we'll bring you more on upcoming Lost Ark content as soon as we get it, so watch this space for more info.