Heroes of Arkesia,
What a year it’s been! From the moment the gates opened on February 8, 2022 until now, our teams at Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG have been humbled and honored by the millions of players from around the globe who have joined us on this epic adventure. While we’re ecstatic that Lost Ark has had such an exciting year, it wouldn’t be the same without the passion and support from the community. We want to celebrate the dedication and participation of the millions of community members, and have planned what we hope to be a memorable first birthday party for all those who joined us along the journey.
A Year in Review
From the first Mokoko Seed found to the first Legion Raid clear to DatModz’s Brelshaza cosplay and everything in between, there have been an immeasurable number of adventures in Lost Ark and throughout the Lost Ark community. While we can’t quantify every journey that’s occurred this year, here’s a few fun ones from Lost Ark’s first year in the West!
Celebrate in Lost Ark
To celebrate Lost Ark’s birthday and thank everyone who’s joined us in Arkesia, the February update includes special events full of valuable rewards. In a new two-part event, we’ve scattered birthday cards around Arkesia— and some of them can be found in a new Hot Spring team-based event. Along with the events, there are two monthly log-in reward tracks full of birthday gifts, like the Mirror Ball Bubble Mount!
On top of all that, a special Fever-Time Event will run from February 8 - 21, with 6 rewards available to claim. Stop by to celebrate and receive special food items, Pheons, card packs, and more. You can find more details for the anniversary events (and all the other content releasing) in the First Anniversary Celebration Release Notes.
Anniversary Twitch Activities
1st Year Anniversary Twitch Drop
Continue the celebration with a special Twitch Drop accompanying the anniversary update. Members of the Lost Ark Creator Program can enable this new Twitch Drop on their channel, containing a Traditional Punikan Clothing Selection Chest, the 1st Anniversary Headband Selection Chest, along with 1,000 Amethyst Shards! Make sure to head over to Twitch and watch your favorite Lost Ark content creators before the drop ends on February 27, 2023.
The Twitch Drop is split in two tiers. Viewers will need to accumulate 4 hours of watch time in participating Lost Ark streams to claim the first Drop, which includes the 1st Anniversary Headband Selection Chest and 1,000 Amethyst Shards. Once that Drop has been claimed, the Traditional Punikan Clothing Selection Chest Drop can be earned by watching an accumulated 4 hours. Full instructions on account linking and claiming can be found on our Twitch Drops page.
Sharing the Love on Twitch
To celebrate the wonderful and talented content creators and their communities around the world, we’ll be stopping by Twitch Streams from February 8 to 18, and sub-gifting 50 streamers!
The past year has been chock full of new content, exciting moments, and rage honing— and it’s only the beginning. 2023 will feature new classes, new continents, new Legion Raids, community celebrations, and more. We’re so grateful for all of you who have joined us on the start of this adventure and we’re excited about the long future ahead!