48vs48 PvP warfare and a new class that feels like an aggro Bob Ross...
Lost Ark 2023 Roadmap Highlights: The Witcher, Epic Scale PvP, and a Paintbrush-Wielding Maestro
The Christmas spirit abounds in the chaotic world of Lost Ark following the "Wreck the Halls" December update, which introduced the Summoner Advanced Class and a smattering of seasonal events. But, although we've yet to celebrate Christmas Day itself, there are those that are already itching to see what's in store for the new year. Thus, the Lost Ark 2023 roadmap has landed.
The most exciting Lost Ark 2023 content is the arrival of The Witcher collaboration event in January. An interdimensional vortex on a brand new island will see players coming face-to-face with some of The Witcher's most iconic characters. The crossover will see themed cosmetics, new character customization scars, Cards, Stronghold structures, and Emojis introduced to Arkesia.
February, meanwhile, marks one year since the release of Lost Ark in the west. Celebrations befitting such a milestone are headlined by the Rowen continent. This land west of Shushire is rich in valuable crimson jewels. It is also beset by a factional war between the order-seeking Preigeli and liberty-loving Libertaine factions. At the end of Rowen's world quest, players must pick a side, and prepare to engage in some PvP.
In March, a tumultuous 48v48 PvP mode arrives - the Tulubik Battlefield. Matches, which will be held at specified times throughout the week, will include base-capturing and secondary objectives in addition to the bread-and-butter chaos of warfare. March will also bring the third Arkpass to players.
The next Advanced Class to arrive is the brush-wielding Artist in April - the latest class to prove that the sky's the limit when it comes to Arkesian weaponry. The Artist, unsurprisingly, boasts pretty minimal attack power, but is a real boon as a support class, buffing and healing through the power of painting. A veritable Bob Ross war machine.
April will also introduce a Brelshaza Hard Mode, and the brand new Hanumatan Guardian Raid. This hulking primate is an important figure in Anikka - though after resolving that humans are the true enemies of Arkesia they have become a danger to all life and must be quelled. Good luck!
Suffice to say, Lost Ark won't be slowing down in 2023, and we're looking forward to the continued deluge of content to come.