Lost Ark is finally coming to the west in February and here are some key launch details that you need to know before diving into this highly-anticipated MMO.
Pre-download will be available starting on Monday, February 7 at 9:00 AM PT (5:00 PM UTC, 6:00 PM CET), regardless of whether or not you purchased a Founder's Pack.
There is no option for pre-period character creation or name reservation; your name will be “reserved” or locked only when you finish the character customization screen.
Head start launch
Servers will open for Head Start access on Tuesday, February 8 at 9:00 AM PT (5:00 PM UTC, 6:00 PM CET). You must purchase a Founder’s Pack to receive access to the 3-day Head Start. If you purchase a Founder’s Pack at any time during the Head Start, you will be able to play for the remainder of the Head Start period.
Servers for all regions will open for launch on Friday, February 11 at 9:00 AM PT (5:00 PM UTC, 6:00 PM CET).
Founder's Pack codes
Amazon customers will automatically be sent a key for their Founder's Pack on Monday, February 7, or (if purchased after February 7) immediately upon purchase confirmation between 9:00 AM PT on February 7 and 9:00 AM PT on February 11, which is when the account will be charged.
Server Reset Times (Daily, Weekly, Bosses, Events, etc.) are per Region. Daily and weekly resets will be done at 1:00 AM (or 2:00 AM, depending on Daylight Saving Time and the regional time where the server is located) or after any scheduled downtime is completed.
Core content such as raids, dungeons, and PvP events will maintain the best local hours by applying the following times offset calculated from each region’s 0 hour.
- US West UTC-7
- US East UTC-4
- EU Central UTC+1
- SA East UTC-3
This means that a dungeon meant to open at 7:00 PM on server time (UTC) will be open for US West 7 hours later to make it more playable/accessible for US West players. The same goes for every region using the timings listed above.