‘Lost Ark’ has been such a resounding success that they are opening a new server region for Europe

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Amazon Games has found the key with the launch of ‘Lost Ark’ in the West. The Smilegate and Tripod Studios MMORPG has broken (almost) all Steam records, reaching the second highest peak of concurrent users of the history of the platform, only surpassed by ‘PUBG: Battlegrounds’ and beating ‘CS:GO’ and ‘Dota 2’which is not saying little.

The success of the game is indisputable (although now it’s time to maintain it in the long term), but it has been overshadowed by a somewhat convulsive launch Y the huge queues what to expect to access the title. So much so that the company has announced the opening of a brand new server region in Europe to accommodate the players.

More and more servers

To get some context, you have to know how many servers there are in ‘Lost Ark’. The game allows us to access four regions: North America (West), North America (East), Central Europe and South America with seven, 15, 19 and nine servers, respectively. 50 servers in total.

The queues, however, are huge. On a personal note, on Saturday morning I had to wait for a queue of about 12,000 people to play in the morning and yesterday afternoon, at about 4:00 p.m., the queue was about 6,000 people. Y things don’t get better as time goes byas more and more people join as the day progresses.

Lost Ark

How to solve this problem that reminds us so much of what happened with the launch of ‘New World’? From Lost Ark they are clear: a new server region. This is not the same as increasing a region’s servers, ie adding servers to Central Europe, but rather opening a new region, such as “Eastern Europe” or “Central Europe 2” with its own servers.

The new region will be distinct and separate from Central Europe.

According to the studio, “based on the architecture of the game, this is the only way to accommodate more players in Europe.” This region will be distinct and separate from Central Europewithout the possibility of play between regions, they explain from the study, “this also means that the features available at the regional level, such as the balance of Royal Crystals and Silver from Central Europe, will not be available in the new European region”.

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For the moment, there is no specific date for the release of this region, which is probably geared towards accommodating new players. What is clear is that ‘Lost Ark’ has generated interest in the gaming community, amassing 1,325,305 players at its highest peak and over a million viewers on Twitch.

Amazon Games has found the key with the launch of ‘Lost Ark’ in the West. The Smilegate and Tripod Studios…

Amazon Games has found the key with the launch of ‘Lost Ark’ in the West. The Smilegate and Tripod Studios…

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