Lost Ark servers are giving players a bit of a difficult time. The ambitious MMO is available now, though not everyone is able to actually launch their new adventure. As is often the case with new MMO game servers, Lost Ark servers are struggling to handle demand, though developer Smilegate promised the issue should be resolved soon.
This guide lists all the Lost Ark servers by region and their general status. As Smilegate said, queue times will vary, and if you're not feeling particularly patient, you can always join a new, quieter server.
Once you do get started, we've got plenty of Lost Ark guides to help you on your way, including the best classes, every class you can unlock, how to level efficiently, and what the founders packs are for.
Are the Lost Ark Servers Down?
The Lost Ark servers are planned to go down for a planned hotfix at 5am PT / 1pm GMT. This is expected to take around four hours. We'll keep this section updated with the latest info.
All Lost Ark Servers
Lost Ark North America Servers
Lost Ark European Servers
Lost Ark South American Servers
Is Lost Ark Playable Yet?
It depends on where you live. Some Lost Ark servers are currently at capacity or locked down. These include:
However, you should be able to either wait for queues to thin out or start on another server to get around this issue.
The developers are looking into any reported server problems, and we'll update if the situation changes dramatically.
Which Lost Ark Server Should I Join?
It's still early days in Lost Ark - the absolute earliest, since the MMO only just launched at the time of publication - though some servers are already starting to develop an identity. Azena and Kadan are already starting to develop a reputation for being the unofficial PvP server, for example, while Galatur is the "streamer" server, and Valtan hosts a growing group of Spanish-speaking players.
And that's it for our Lost Ark servers guide. We'll be sure to keep it updated with the latest info for launch and beyond. While you're here, perhaps we can interest you in our guide to Lost Ark pets or even a breakdown of what to expect from Lost Ark bosses. Enjoy!