In the January Team Update, Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games shared a lot of exciting details about what content will be available in Lost Ark at launch. The team said more details would follow next week. Apparently, they couldn’t wait that long because a bunch of information just released. The launch details blog post has a list of all the Lost Ark servers available at launch, the exact time players can start playing, server reset times, and details on how and when to preload the game.
First things first, players who purchased a Founder’s Pack will receive a three-day head start. They will be able to start playing on Tuesday, February 8 at 12 PM ET. If you don’t pre-purchase a Founder’s Pack, you can purchase one at any time during the three-day head start to gain immediate access to Lost Ark. Those who don’t purchase a Founder’s Pack will be able to start playing on Friday, February 11 at 12 PM ET.
Everyone, whether you own a Founder’s Pack or not, will be able to preload Lost Ark from February 7 at 12 PM ET. However, you will not be able to create characters until launch. Presumably, this means that players with a head start will be more likely to get the names they want for their characters.
Lost Ark server details
The Lost Ark team also released a server list for all the planned options at launch in each region. However, the blog post does mention that more may be added if population levels get high enough. At launch, there will be four regions, EU Central, US East, US West, and SA East. Players in Oceania will be able to access the game, but they will not have their own server. EU Central will have nine servers. US East will have seven, with US West getting only there. And South America will have two servers.
The final detail revealed in the Lost Ark launch details post is the server reset times. Each region will have its own timings. So, US servers will reset some hours after EU ones. Server resets will take place at 1 AM ET (or 2 AM ET if Daylight Saving is in effect).