Lost Ark Update March 24th: Server Downtime, PvP Season 1, Free Gifts

Lost Ark’s March 24th update is here, giving players free loot and kicking off the inaugural season of the PvP Proving Grounds. Here’s everything you need to know; from maintenance times to bug fixes.

As the dust settles after an insane western launch, Smilegate RPG’s Lost Ark continues to gain strength as millions around the world immerse themselves in the spectacular world of Arkesia.

With Spring promising to be packed with content for avid heroes and heroines, the March 24th update brings the introduction of the first Proving Grounds PvP season, free loot for players, and a new event allowing casual players to pick up Guardian- Raids like Achates.

So here’s a rundown of Lost Ark’s March 24th update, along with suggested maintenance times to be aware of.


The Sorceress of the Lost Ark fights the martial artist while the warrior runs towards her
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A new PvP era has begun with Proving Grounds Season 1.

Lost Ark Update March 24th: Server Maintenance Times

Lost Ark servers will crash at 00:00 PST / 03:00 EST / 07:00 GMT / 08:00 CEST, with a downtime of approx eight hours.

New Casual Guardian Raid Event

For those who want to take on the toughest bosses but are struggling to level their gear to do so, Lost Ark has added the “Scale of Balance” system to match player levels to the boss itself. Difficulty is also adjusted based on the number of players in your party.

This event only lasts for a month, and you need one Item level of 250 take part.

Lost Ark Update March 24: Free Gift

As Korea celebrates the launch of Lost Ark in the West, Smilegate is bringing the rewards they’ve offered our Eastern counterparts to the Western servers in a vibrant explosion of color and cuteness.

With everything from a new bracket to a new one Mokoko Seed Pet, the party is just getting started – and you’re invited!

The lost ark character gazes at a tall tower while meteors rain down from the sky
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Instead of meteors, gifts rain down from the sky!

Lost Ark PvP Season 1: Proving Grounds

While the Proving Grounds has always been a place for Arkesia’s best PvP players to go head-to-head with the best, the inaugural PvP season begins on March 24th and immerses players in a competitive world like no other.

With rewards up for grabs and a coveted spot on the leaderboards, it’s your turn to write your name in the Arkesian history books.

Lost Ark Update March 24th: Patch Notes

Below are the full patch notes for Lost Ark’s March 24th update, courtesy of Amazon Game Studios.



Enjoy Guardian Raids in a more casual way! Relax, play and get rewards. “Scale of Balance” is applied to adjust the character’s stats to the Guardian’s level, and the difficulty is adjusted according to the number of participants in the raid.

Players can challenge Helgaia, Frost Helgaia, Lumerus, Ur’Nil, Vertus, Chromanium, Nacrasena, Dark Legoros, Icy Legoros, Calventus, and Levanos! This event lasts approximately one month and players with item level 250 or higher can participate.

Similar to the Grand Prix, you can participate once per day (per list) and earn event-specific coins that can be spent on rewards at a new provider. Completing the raid during the week grants 200 coins, and winning it during the weekend grants 300 coins.

This trader can be found in major cities next to the entrance to this new activity and will be fully stocked with boxes of level 1, 2 and 3 refinement materials, metallurgy and tailoring books (to increase the refinement rate) and a T3 gem chest – available, to get snagged every week until the end of the event.


Competitive Proving Grounds Season 1 begins after downtime on March 24th for the weekly update. Players can queue up alone for Team Deathmatch mode and compete against each other for prestige and rewards. As you win or lose competitive games throughout the season, you can track your Competitive Game Average Score. Your rank is determined by your score, as are the rewards you receive at the end of the season.


As mentioned in Last week’s letter from Amazon Games & Smilegate RPG, Lost Ark Fans around the world are celebrating all the new players who are now enjoying the game they love. Players in Korea received gifts to commemorate the game’s launch in the west, and we wanted everyone to be there. We are so thankful for everyone who joined us at the start of this adventure and we look forward to the long future ahead! To support you on this journey with us, enjoy a gift full of fun cosmetics and useful materials. The gift includes:

  • New Hide Selection Chest

  • Mokokon Pet Selection Chest

  • Moko Board Mount Selection Chest

  • Lost Ark United structure

  • Appearance Change Ticket

  • Pheons x132

  • Menelik’s Tome x5

  • Legendary Map Pack Selection Chest x2

Although we have decided to hold back the jukebox songs announced last week (since that content has not yet been ported to the western version of Lost ark), alongside the items listed above, we’re excited to announce an additional gift for players who focus on refining!

Upon opening each chest, players can choose between the options listed below.

  • 5 Leapstone Selection Chests

    • Harmony Jump Stone x50

    • Life Jump Stone x50

    • Honor Leapstone x30

  • 6 Watchstone Selection Chests

    • Guardian Stone Fragment x1000

    • Guardian Stone x1000

    • Guardian Stone Crystal x200

  • 2 Destruction Stone selection chests

    • Destruction Stone Fragment x1000

    • Destruction Stone x1000

    • Destruction Stone Crystal x200

  • 1 selection chest for special material in honing

    • T1 Metallurgy Book x2 & Tailoring Book x10

    • T2 Metallurgy Book x2 & Tailoring Book x10

  • 2 Fusion Material selection chests

    • Caldarr Fusion Material x50

    • Basic Oreha Fusion Material x25

These gifts will appear in your product inventory after the weekly update! Players who join us in the near future will also receive these gifts upon their first login, and we’ll announce the end date as it gets closer. Thank you again for joining us as we begin this adventure.



  • Added Metallurgy and Tailoring books (to increase refinement rate) to the weekly rewards table.

  • Increased amounts of weekly honing material to ensure players are rewarded for participating.

    • Destruction Stone Crystal (Bound) is now available in bundles of 50 and can be redeemed up to 10 times.

    • Guardian Stone Crystal (Bound) is now available in bundles of 150 and can be redeemed up to 10 times.

  • Increased coins earned to make it easier to purchase the new items and grab the desired rewards. Chaos Dungeons and Guardian Raids now award 125 coins (up from 100) for the first two daily completions per character. The Grand Prix itself can now award up to 888 coins for a daily completion, instead of 800.


We continue to listen to player concerns and take a tough stance on bots. In this update we have integrated a new prevention system to fight against bots and fraudulent purchases. Players who have a clean Steam account and have completed the small purchase requirements required to use Steam’s social systems should not be affected. Players who do not have this “Trusted” status via Steam or Lost Ark will have limited access to a small number of social and economic systems. Specifically, these accounts have lower daily Steam purchase limits than “trusted” players and are blocked from:

  • Initiate player-to-player trades (requests can still be accepted)

  • Sending in-game gifts

  • Exchange royal crystals for gold

  • Sending in-game mails with attachments

Please remember that real money transactions (RMT) such as buying or selling gold or other in-game items (to players or on secondary marketplaces) are prohibited under our Code of Conduct and will result in disciplinary action.

Additional improvements to our anti-cheat programs have also been enabled in this update to prevent cheaters and bots, along with some other changes we developed behind the scenes with Smilegate RPG.


  • Added clearer messages on failed purchases.

  • Updated and improved in-game localization and translations.


  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to accept the ‘Let’s Run’ quest without being level 50.

  • Fixed issues with voice chat in the South America region.

  • Fixed an issue that could result in Adventure Island rewards being able to be claimed only once per weekend.

  • Fixed an issue with the World Boss achievement. Players who previously earned this achievement will now see it completed. Lost Ark Update March 24th: Server Downtime, PvP Season 1, Free Gifts

Emma Bowman

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