This week’s patch brings many new things to Lost Ark, from the very eagerly awaited Powerpasses (with a 25% discount), 2 more purchasable growth support packs, Event Guardians, the Pet Ranch, a new event on the Summer island, as well as a store refresh including motorbike mounts, bug fixes and a lot more!
Patch Notes (Source)
Heroes of Arkesia,
The August “Under the Arkesian Sun” Update arrives in Arkesia tomorrow! Downtime for the update will begin on August 24 at 12AM PT (7AM UTC) and is expected to last 4 hours. Celebrate the summer in Lost Ark with new activities at the ongoing Maharaka festival and with your pets at the all new Pet Ranch. Under the Arkesian Sun also includes the return of Event Guardians, new cosmetics, and more! Find the full list of content, updates, and bug fixes below.
Spotlight – Events & Features
Event Guardians return to Arkesia! Enjoy a fun twist on Guardian Raids, where you’ll hunt down three Guardians (alone or with a group) in an arena with the Scale of Balance applied. To enter, you will need to be Combat Level 50 or above and Item Level 250 or above. Your goal is to attack the Event Guardian to cause it to drop buffs, which stack up to three times. The buffs will increase your damage output by a colossal amount. After defeating all three Guardians, tokens will drop in a rewards chest, which can be claimed once per day per character. Tokens from Event Guardians can be spent at an event vendor, who has a variety of valuable rewards that can be earned each week.
The Pet Ranch is a new location in the Stronghold where Pets can play, grow into more helpful companions, and help you earn valuable rewards. The cute and precious Pets aiding adventurers across Arkesia are ready to further help their worthy leaders by creating Jam Cookies and earning Pet Expertise to level up and unlock new abilities.
Pets can be upgraded to Legendary by reaching max Pet Expertise and spending Pet Growth Tokens, which can be earned by exchanging Jam Cookies. Once a Pet has been upgraded to Legendary, several features are unlocked. Legendary Pets are granted a (random) powerful skill, and at random intermittent intervals, one of 3 effects granted by the skill will be applied to you while in combat. There are 6 Pet Skills which can be randomly unlocked and switched between.
Learn more about the Pet Ranch, Legendary Pets, and the rewards you can earn in the Pet Ranch Lost Ark Academy!
Maharaka Festival – Blooming Mokokos
The leaves from the Maharaka Tree in Maharaka Paradise are known to bring good luck. Collect as many as you can during the Maharaka Festival and exchange them for valuable rewards! This month, the ongoing Maharaka festival will add a new activity— Blooming Mokokos. Taking place every other hour in Maharaka Paradise, you receive Gold by finding blooming Mokokos. The more Mokokos you find, the better your chances!
General & Store Updates
The Under the Arkesian Sun Update includes new armor and weapon skins, the Shiba Inu Pet and Special Package, mounts, and stronghold decorations.
Wingsuit Armor and Neon Weapon Skins – Available until September 28
Wingsuit Bike Selection Chest – Available until September 28
Spring Dream Weapons – Available until September 28
Shiba Inu Pet – Available until September 28
Racetrack Stronghold Decorations
Re-enabled Powerpasses that were previously available in the store. Until September 7, a 25% discount will be available on Powerpasses. If the account’s highest Item Level is updated due to a purchased Powerpass, the account will have the following restrictions applied for 72 hours:
Cannot receive Gold billing mail
Cannot send mail with gold attached
Cannot send mail with items attached
Cannot send currency during 1:1 trade
Cannot offer items during 1:1 trade
Cannot purchase or register items on the market.
Cannot purchase, bid, or register items on the Auction House
Cannot participate in a loot auction
Cannot purchase Crystals
Raised the purchase limit of the Growth Support Packs from 1 to 3 per roster.
Refreshed Special Card Packages, Growth Support Packs, and other monthly reset
Added a new daily log-in reward track.
Gold earned from Una’s Tokens no longer arrives in the form of coins.
Notable Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue that prevented new accounts from accessing Global Chat.
Fixed an issue that caused the chat mode indicator to not reflect the correct color of the respective chat.
Fixed an issue that prevented the suggested content panel from appearing as a press-able button in the Express Event menu.
Fixed an issue that prevented some objects from moving as expected in the “Tortoyk’s Heart” dungeon.
Fixed an issue that caused the supplementary Founders Pack skins to be character bound instead of Roster bound.
Fixed an issue that caused Inferno Legion Raid Achievements to not appear in the Legion Raid section.
Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect icon to be shown for a Warrior hairstyle.
Fixed an issue that caused the speech bubble shown above an NPC in South Vern to disappear too quickly.
Fixed an issue that caused expiration date and time to be displayed incorrectly on various items.
Fixed a variety of localization issues.
We hope you have fun under the Arkesian sun!