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Lost Ark patch stops EU players from being booted mid-game

Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games are also rolling out groundwork to introduce the new region to host servers in Europe

Lost Ark, Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games’ MMORPG which just launched in western regions, has so far been tremendously popular, beating peak player records of behemoths such as CS:GO and Dota 2. Naturally, that’s meant servers have been getting pretty full, and the studios have announced that they’re rolling out more to ease congestion, including a whole new region of European servers to alleviate congestion. Now, a new patch has arrived that helps lay the groundwork for this – and stops players in Central Europe from getting booted, too.

Today’s Lost Ark update, which has just gone live, has “implemented the groundwork for a new region to host servers in Europe, called ‘Europe West'”, the devs explain in the patch notes. It’s worth noting that, while the new region selection tab will show up in-game now that the patch is live, these new servers “will not be available to players immediately”.

It’s unclear exactly when they will become available to dive into, as the notes don’t detail timings. However, when the devs announced the new region of servers earlier this week, they assured players they were “working 24/7 until it’s live”. It sounds like we can expect them to open up pretty soon given the team’s progress so far.

Elsewhere, the devs have rolled out a change that fixes a bug that was causing players to get booted from the game while in the Central European region, so hopefully those of you based there will now find your adventures in Arkesia uninterrupted by random, well, bootings. Phew.

The rest of the patch addresses a range of different bugs and hiccups, and introduces some improvements, for example to “store connection and product inventory issues”. You can catch the full patch notes at that link.

If you’re after the Lost Ark server list or are new to the game and could use a Lost Ark beginner’s guide, you know where to click. We’ve also got some handy Lost Ark PvP and best Lost Ark classes for PvP and PvE guides which can help you on your way.