The popular MMORPG by Smilegate and Amazon Game Studios Lost Ark received a major update for March 2022, including a new Story Episode, a new Raid, and a limited-time racing event. Read on for the full details.

Kadan Story Episode (Includes Isteri & Illusion Bamboo Islands)

Experience a new storyline, complete with its own quests, new islands, and cinematic moments. These quests will include a cast of new and returning characters as you learn more about the Sidereals and search for the legendary Kadan, the first Guardian slayer, in your journey to find the final Ark.

Players are required to have cleared Feiton to access this story episode. The following quests are also prerequisites: “Yorn – Let There Be Light”, “Whispering Islet – Start of Our Story”, and “Illusion Bamboo Island – End of the Trials”. Before embarking on the new end-game questlines, make sure you have cleared all of the above. Both Isteri & Illusion Bamboo Islands are recommended for players at item level 1100.

Abyss Raid: Argos

Similar to the Guardian Raids that players have encountered in their adventures across Arkesia, participants will need to work together to defeat the Guardian Argos before time expires, with a limited number of revives available to the party. As an unrelenting foe, eight players are required to face Argos.

Players need to go through three phases to slay the Guardian Argos. As the phases progress, Argos becomes more powerful, and each will have distinct mechanics and attack patterns. Each phase has its own table of rewards collectable once a week,  and a different item level requirement for players.

  • Phase 1 – Item Level 1370
  • Phase 2 – Item Level 1385
  • Phase 3 – Item Level 1400

To face Argos players must first complete the guide quest “Abyss Raid Unlocked!”. Those meeting the requirements are able to enter the encounter through the Abyss Raid Statue in major cities, where they can look for battle companions through match-making or by finding a specific group. Players can also find a group and enter the encounter using the “Find Party” button located below the mini-map.

General Updates

Arkesia Grand Prix

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Tired after a day of full wiping in Guardian and Abyss Raids? Want to compete against other players but Competitive Proving Grounds prove too tiring? Look no further, the limited-time Arkesia Grand Prix racing event is here! The races will be available for the next month. In it, two teams of seven players each will race around a course, while preventing the enemy team from progressing. Progress is counted by reaching the finish line and eating cakes!

An NPC named “Arkesia Grand Prix Manager” will arrive in every major city (other than Prideholme) to help you enter the event, granting an “[Event][Daily] Go to the Arena!” quest for players to gain entry. Players must be level 50 to enter the event. Please note there is a known issue that the messaging for this requirement is only available in English in-game.

Competitive Proving Grounds Season 1

Unlike the other content in the March Update, the initial March update will lay the groundwork for Season 1 of Competitive Proving Grounds, and the season will begin later in the month. We’ll keep you posted on the exact time the season is set to kick-off.
Time to start honing your player vs. player skills— the first season of competitive Proving Grounds is on its way; where players can battle each other for prestige and rewards. Players will be able to queue solo for the ‘Team Deathmatch’ mode. As you win and lose throughout the season, you can track your ‘Competitive Match Average Score’. Your rank is determined based on your score, as are the rewards you receive when the season ends. To participate, players will need to play Proving Grounds and reach Tier 1, so make sure to get some matches in before Season 1 begins!

New Skins

Added the Omen skin collection to the in-game store. These cosmetics will be available in exchange for Royal Crystals until the April Update releases.

New Log-in Bonuses

The Lost Ark March update will add a new track for players to receive daily rewards for logging and claiming on a daily basis. Rewards include a variety of helpful materials, such as honing materials, rapport selection chests, card packs, and much more! This track will have 25 daily bonuses, alongside additional rewards at the 10, 15, and 20 day thresholds. These rewards will be available until our April Update.
Europe West will be receiving modified log-in bonuses to help players who moved regions to catch up. We’ll share more information on our official forums soon for Europe West players.

Some bugs were also fixed this patch. The full list can be found here.

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