Lost Ark had a wildly successful launch in the West, racking up well over 1 million concurrent players daily. However, the sheer volume of players trying to get into the MMORPG has resulted in some regions experiencing long queue times and instability. Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games were quick to respond to these issues by increasing server capacity, gifting players in-game rewards, and announcing a new region of servers. That region, Europe West, has just opened for Lost Ark players to join.
The Europe Central region was hit the worst by the long queues. So, another region on the continent will be most welcome by new players and those looking to create new characters. In the announcement of the new region opening, Smilegate and Amazon did warn that this is expected to reduce queue times on Europe Central, not eliminate them.
Lost Ark Europe West region details
If you’re already playing Lost Ark and you move to the Central Europe region, you will still have access to your Royal Crystals and Crystalline Aura. However, you will not be able to take any redeemed, claimed, or acquired items with you.
If you need more incentives, joining Europe West will score you the first 10 days of the daily login rewards. Plus, Europe West will have special daily rewards for the first 10 days after it launches. So, from today until February 27. The final gift to sweeten the Europe West deal is for those who purchased Founder’s Packs. If you move to Europe West, you will receive an additional set of the exclusive items from your Founder’s Pack. Plus, you’ll get additional Royal Crystals. You need to have redeemed your Founder’s Pack before February 14 at 3 PM ET to be eligible for this. The additional Founder’s Pack items will begin going out to players on February 19.
Lost Ark’s Europe West will launch with eight servers. However, additional servers will be added if the need arises. This will be based on the population levels. The eight Europe West servers are Rethramis, Tortoyk, Moonkeep, Stonehearth, Shadespire, Tragon, Petrania, and Punika.
If you’re already playing Lost Ark, you can check out our guides and features hub to help you on your adventures in Arkesia.