Since May, the number of concurrent online users of the rapidly rising Steam version of Lost Ark has dropped sharply recently. After the operator Amazon banned script accounts on a large scale from the 15th of this month, the number of simultaneous online users quickly decreased to more than 200,000.
As of 2:00 p.m. Beijing time on June 20, the number of simultaneous online users of the Steam version of Lost Ark dropped to 273,010. You must know that the Steam version of Lost Ark exceeded 830,000 simultaneous online users on the 15th of this month. In other words, it dropped to more than 200,000 people in just five days. Moreover, on the 18th and 19th as weekends, the number of people online at the same time was more than usual, but there was still a decrease.
The Steam version of The Lost Ark has dropped so quickly in simultaneous online numbers, basically because of the massive ban on scripted accounts. As early as last month, Operator Amazon announced that it had suspended millions of accounts for using scripts. However, a larger-scale ban was initiated after some players reported accounts using scripts.
One day after the measures were taken, that is, on the 16th of this month, the number of simultaneous online users of the Steam version of Lost Ark decreased by 150,000, showing the impact of the relevant measures on the number of concurrent online users.
The scripting issue with the Steam version of Lost Ark started last month. At the end of April, the number of concurrent players online was stable at around 300,000 to 400,000, but in May, it suddenly jumped from 800,000 to 900,000. This caused trouble for regular game players, and players began to report many script accounts responsible for collecting gold coins and selling gold coins in the game.
It can be seen that the large-scale blockade measures adopted by the operators this time have achieved specific results. To this end, the operator has also banned millions of game accounts and said it is fighting against script accounts by blocking advertisements for selling gold coins and strengthening the reporting function. However, due to little success, players of regular games are dissatisfied.