The next Lost Ark Update kicks off this week with a special shot for gamers on Steam.
Fans waiting for some additional competition will be pleased to know that Competitive Proving Grounds Season 1 kicks off March 24th. That means Lost Ark could be a bit chunkier than usual this week, with some competitive PvP content set to make its debut after the server goes down.
We are aware that the following will be rolling out this week as part of the March 24th Lost Ark update and server maintenance phase.
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Developer Smilegate has confirmed this that a new Lost Ark update will be released on Thursday, March 24th. The support team has announced that the Lost Ark server downtime is scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM PDT today, with the game scheduled to be down for eight hours. This means players will not be able to log back in until March 24th at 8:00am PDT or 3:00pm GMT.
A message from Smilegate adds: “In the letter we released with Smilegate RPG last week, we shared some upcoming adjustments to honing materials, new events, and the launch of Competitive Proving Grounds Season 1. These are all arriving in this week’s release on March 24th! Downtime begins March 24 at 00:00 PT (5:00 UTC) with an expected downtime of 8 hours.”
As mentioned above, Smilegate has provided plenty of news on what to expect after downtime when Lost Ark PvP Season One kicks off. As announced by the support team, players can queue alone for Team Deathmatch mode and compete against each other for prestige and rewards.
Players can track their progress using the Competitive Match Average Score, with your rank being determined by your score, as well as the rewards you receive at the end of the season. To participate, players must reach Tier 1 in Proving Grounds, with the first season lasting around six months. A message from Smilegate adds: “While you’ll get some items based on your final rank, most PvP rewards are earned by collecting coins through Proving Grounds gameplay, which can be spent at a new vendor in major cities.
“The provider will have a mix of weekly rewards and seasonal specific rewards. Weekly rewards include Refining Materials and XP Potions, while Seasonal Rewards include cosmetic and functional items like mounts, titles, and more. Players are rewarded for advancing through tiers and tiers with access to additional weekly upgrade materials and other vendor items.”
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/03/23/lost-ark-update-season-one-patch-notes-server-downtime-today/ Season 1 Patch Notes – Server Downtime Today (March 24)