A new time-limited event will have you racing around a special track.
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The big Lost Ark update that dropped earlier today contains a mix of endgame nerfs and some nifty little extras. The nerfs are mainly aimed at the game's challenging Abyssal Dungeons and Guardian Raids. Today's update also adds in an Abyss Raid activity as well as the Arkesia Grand Prix racing event.

That's right, you will be able to race around a special track. You can participate once per day in the event. Just show up to the track on any even hour to participate. The event will turn you into a triceratops looking creature called a naruni. You will join one of two teams for the event. Crossing the finish line will reward you with a lot of cake.

Players will need to be at least level 50 in order to participate in the grand prix. Talk to the Arkesia Grand Prix Manager in any major city to enter.

This March update also adds in some brand new cosmetics that you can purchase from the in-game storefront. Specifically, it adds in the Omen Set, which is a blend of black, dark greys, and green accents. There is a package deal for this set which also includes a wallpaper for the character screen and a ghost horse mount.

This update also includes the Abyss Raid, which sees players facing off against a boss named Argos. Today's update also includes the next story episode, Kadan. So, if you've somehow run out of things to do already, you can now tackle this new content once you've downloaded the near 6GB update.

The full patch notes mention various fixes for bugs. This includes fixes for the client becoming unresponsive when switching to fullscreen and alt-tabbing out of the game. There is also talk about the first season of competitive PvP in the Proving Grounds, which will begin later in March. A new set of 25 daily log-in rewards has also cycled in for you to earn.

  • Fixed a Direct X 11 related issue causing the game client to become unresponsive after switching from Windowed Mode to Fullscreen and Alt+tabbing.
  • Fixed an issue with graphical settings where sometimes the “Restore to Default” button would set the graphical settings to a higher than intended default setting.
  • Fixed a few issues with Controller Support related messaging for tutorials and other instructions.
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to unequip gems when using a controller.
  • Fixed an issue in Character Creation/Customization causing the "hello" tattoo to display backwards.
  • Fixed an issue with Stronghold's Manor Management UI causing the AZERTY keyboard input was not properly supported.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong Guide video for the Abyssal Dungeon was being played.
  • Fixed issues causing players to sometimes be unable to hear others, speak, or leave while in Raid group chat.
  • Fixed an issue causing hotkey functionality for global chat to not work properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Weekly Battle Item Bundle stated it can be claimed 10 times. Changed it to reflect a purchase limit of once a week. While previously communicated this issue as fixed in our last update, we continued to work on resolving it and apologize for any confusion between the updates.
  • Fixed an issue in the Training Room causing the tutorial text for the Stand Up movement to disappear too quickly.
  • Fixed an issue in the “Honest Liar” quest preventing players from using mouse clicks to advance quest interactions and NPC dialogue.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Notos Orka Ship Skin Selection Chest to be limited to 1 purchase instead of 3.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Stronghold Lab UI to not display additional research slots when unlocked.
  • Fixed various other minor and backend issues.