It is no secret that bots are bringing down the experience of enjoying Lost Ark by a severe magnitude. And while Amazon have implemented measures before, new ones seem to be necessary.
At this moment in time, Amazon have said that they can’t share all the details, because they don’t want to help bot users more easily adapt to their tactics, but assure players that they are working closely with Easy Anti Cheat to improve their support of Lost Ark and with Smilegate RPG to improve the native bot detection system while tuning events and rewards to prevent or remove paths for bot abuse.
Additionally, they are also exploring new ways to help combat bots natively at scale.
As for the option of tools like Captcha or two-factor authentication. Amazon state that these tools would require a sizeable platform and architectural changes to implement in Lost Ark, to be viable.
Real-world account owner identification is another method used in some regions, but the global scale of the Western version of the game and varying laws in the territories where Lost Ark is beating operated, make this a less realistic solution for the game.
As such, they will likely stay true to the methods they have been employing until now, just ramped up to eleven, as well as implement the new methods being developed, that work similarly, from the game as the base, rather than third-party platforms.