Last Tuesday, Lost Ark kicked off his anticipated access to the West, to welcome the players who invested in one of the Founder packs of the MMORPG. And the players have clearly answered present since the title has recorded a peak of more than 530,000 simultaneous connections on the servers and that some players face sometimes long queues of a few hours.
However, the “TRUE” Commercial Launch Free-To-Play of Lost Ark is planned for today, in principle from 18h – from the beginning of the afternoon, the MMORPG is the subject of a Maintenance aimed at preparing the reopening of the game servers. And unsurprisingly, the operator Amazon Games expects a serious influx of new players in the evening.
On the official forums, Amazon Games teams announce the opening of fifteen new servers, including six for European players (Inanna, Thaemine, Sirius, Antares, Belshaza and Nineveh). These fifteen servers are added to those already available, the 25 open to launch the anticipated access, then those added to reduce queues.
And as the first Lost Ark servers are stormed, Amazon Games now prohibits the creation of new characters. In other words, the new players who will join the MMORPG on the occasion of the Free-To-Play launch will have to create characters on the new servers and will not have access to the already overloaded “historical” servers. It is certainly binding for the players who hoped to find nearby loved ones, but the operator sees a necessity to prevent the queues to connect to longer. Note that players already having characters on the first servers will always be able to create new characters (within the limit of the number of _slots available). This limitation is nevertheless temporary and intends to apply only the time that the players’ populations of each server stabilize.
Update (18h) : As often in patch deployment, the schedules indicated are not always representative of reality. Following deployment difficulties, the free-to-play launch of Lost Ark is delayed by a few hours. We will take his trouble in patience.