Lost Ark's June Update Won't Be Out On Time Since Players Had Concerns Over Monetization

Bots were a big problem the team wanted to get a grasp on, too.

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief June 22, 2022
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Fans of Lost Ark will have an extra week to wait since the June update, originally slated for release tomorrow, will now be delayed until next week on June 30th. We'll have to wait until later this week for a more detailed explanation of the delay, but a quick tweet and forum post point vaguely to the main cluprits: bots making the dev team angry (and busy) and players having concerns with some game systems and how the monetization around those systems works.

While it is nice to see the team taking feedback, particularly feedback around money, seriously enough to delay a patch, it'll be interesting to see what type of changes a week can make as that doesn't seem like a long time for something the forum post calls "multiple concerns of our playerbase, primarily in terms of monetization and related systems."

Bots also had a field day in Lost Ark in June, reaching all time highs in the free-to-play game. The team is hoping the extra week for additional changes and the recent banning of thousands of accounts will help pave the way to improvements in this area.

We'll keep you upsted as the team provides more details on the planned changes.

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In this article: Smilegate, Lost Ark, Amazon Games.

About the Author

Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (1)

Flintstone 5 months ago
I have not sunk my teeth in yet to this game, its currently been left on the side lines, Its good to see that Lost Ark are looking at not becoming a rant infestation based on their over monetisation of player assets.
My thoughts are a game should not sell more than its worth to buy outright and if there was a shop in game that it would not allow anyone to over buy more than max of $200 in total, even that is max over.
These other game companies like BLIZZARD that are grabbing 10k, 20k, 100k, from players need to stop and get out of gaming.


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