Increasing Lost Ark’s European Server Capacity Is “Not Possible”, Says Amazon


Lost Ark players in Europe have been facing long queues since the game went live in the EU and North America earlier this month. Last week, Amazon Games created a new region called Europe West to help ease the pressure, although it warned that Europe West servers would only “reduce, not eliminate, wait times for Europe Central”. .

Unfortunately, it seems to be about as good as it gets. in a new updatethe Lost Ark team recognized that they couldn’t do much for Europe Central itself, apparently because of the game’s underlying structure.

“The Central Europe region is at capacity and unfortunately there is no way to increase the number of players per world in Central Europe,” wrote TrevzorFTW, Amazon Game Studios Community Manager. “Adding more servers is not possible due to the complexity of all the systems that need to work together.”

The situation is further complicated by the fact that Lost Ark does not fully support server transfers. A server transfer option “just rolled out” in Korea, where Lost Ark has been running since 2019, but it’s a manual process, run weekly, and doesn’t support cross-region transfers. which means players can transfer to other servers in Europe. Central, but not to the new Western Europe servers.

“Therefore, unfortunately, it is not a viable option at this point for the Western release,” TrevzorFTW wrote. “But we won’t rest until we exhaust all options.”

The bottom line is that the Europe West region will be useful for newcomers and players who haven’t progressed very far in Lost Ark on Europe Central, but less so for players who are deep into it and don’t want to stray far from their characters. and progress. As a stopgap aid, Amazon is offering a second variation of the Lost Ark Founder’s Packs to players who purchased them so they can start new characters in the new region without losing all of the starter loot they paid for.

The update also addresses changes to improve matchmaking, reduce spam from gold sellers, prevent fraudulent purchases, and improve stability. Full details are available at


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