This is a summary of the contents for the upcoming closed beta testing phase.
we finally get to see more of this beautiful game. The Registration for the second CBT started and a lot of new content will be available during the testing phase. In the article below you will get a quick glimpse over the upcoming CBT.
Accounts from the first beta will automatically have access to CBT2 upon applying. If you didn´t get in last time or bought your game later, but before the teaser site started you have to re – enter a phone number in the survey, but it should work with any random number.
Beta Registration is from the 25th of August until the 8th of September.
The Beta itself will start on the 15th of September and will last until the 24th
The Level Cap will be Level 50
The updated Map
The new main addition to the game is the Sailing feature
On Lutheran East End lies the Mane Wave Harbor. From there you´ll be able to start your journey across the ocean. As you travel across the sea you will encounter storms, reefs, unknown islands and undiscovered continents.
To find them you will be able to choose between four different vessels in this Beta.
The Divine Wind
The Avon`s Wounds
On your journey through the world you´ll come across sailors/survivors you can hire on your ship and they will help you navigate through rough sea, but you will have to find them first. You´ll be able to choose from 41 different sailors from all over the world. All of which have their own personality.
On the ocean you will find different kinds of small and even smaller islands. You can even find special islands if you dare sailing into the storms or hurricanes you come across.
The Secret Base Islands
The Island of Nautilus
Starlight Lighthouse Islands
The „new“ Classes
The summoner is a ranged class that is able to summon various ancient spirits that serve as auxiliary damage dealers or tanks
Due to its low physical strength and defense it is recommended to stay as far away from the enemies as possible. If you master the class, no situation will be a threat for you.
The classes gains energy by consuming minor spirits which allows it to summon major spririts for battle.
The arcana is a big threat to physical and defense weaknesses. While its attacks on itself aren´t that strong, it´s the stacking of magic effects that do the major work by cursing the enemies. It´s most useful in medium range where its fast-paced movements make her a hard-to-hit target.
Its weapon is its Card Deck from which it draws a random card that enhance its skills. But due to its rng you never know what effect you are going to get. It is sheer luck how your battle will end up just by drawing a single card.
The destroyer is, surprise, surprise, a close-range melee class. While it lacks the maneuverability of an arcana its damage makes the weakness up by inflicting massive damage with its gravity hammer.
The gravity core in the hammer gets slowly filled up when attacking the enemy and when it is filled up it activates a gravity gauge wich weakens and slows strong enemies near him.
Life Skill Equipment
When in battle you wear combat equipment, but apparently they added life skill equipment, which support you in those areas of the game. They can be obtained in Adventure Quests, Secret Dungeons and on explorable Islands you can find in the new sailing feature and help you get even better in your life skills.
Magician Starting Area
In the last Beta, when you were able to play the bard, you started at level 10 and skipped the starting area of the magician. You are now able to play the magician starting area called Rohandel, which is ruled by the queens Cyrin, Isanas and Ajana.
Apparently you are preparing for some kind of ceremony but you get choosen by the old soul of an mighty wizard.
First sights of Rohandel
Heart of Keuratereu
This is the new big dungeon in the beta. A player group must invade a secret base hidden in the mechanical city of Ardetain. You must stop an army of evolved machine soldiers, that threaten the area, by stealing an Heavy Walker and destroy the Soldiers.
After reaching Level 50, the level cap in this beta, you will be able to obtain one of Esther´s weapons. It is a powerful ancient weapon, similar to the weapon system in Blade&Soul, which is upgradable and is also changing appearance after each step.
For the infighter
Character changes in the main storyline
At one point of the main story you will take control of Aman, the priest we got to know in the first beta already. He traveled to the wind cliffs where the Sacred Crane Brotherhood is trying to seize control over the ordinary people there.
Your goal as Aman is to save the poor people and destroy the brotherhood. Your skills like the „sacred light“ to blind your enemies or „Shield of the angel“ the shield your allies will help you to accomplish that.
Hunting and Archeology
In the Beta there are two new life skills playable: Hunting and archeology. In the Hunting Life Skill you will be able to hunt the wild life all around the game world and enhance your skills through collecting the bodies of your prey. The better your tracking skills the better your prey will be.
Archeology is a high-risk, high-cost life skill, but you can find out the lores and secrets behind the world of Lost Ark. Occasionally, you’ll even dig up treasure!
Through interactions with NPCs by for example gifting them an item or playing an instrument you will be able to increase the sympathy they have for you and will be able to unlock hidden quests or even get a gift from them too.
Miscellaneous Additions to the new CBT
- 9 new dungeons
- Revised Adventure- and Medal quests
- PVP Rewards
- Revised Tripod System
- New Score
- A new secret dungeon
- 10 new field bosses
- A new PVP Mode
As you can see there is a hell of a lot to do in this beta. It looks pretty good so far and I can for sure say that atleast we at the LostArkDB Team are pumped for the beta and are looking forward to it already.
Since this is my first article here on this site I´d be thankful for any useful criticism you can write down in comments.