Lost Ark bans over a million bot accounts, reducing server wait times • Eurogamer.net

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Amazon has banned over a million Lost Ark accounts it believes to be bots.

“Post-launch, botting has been an increasing issue for Lost Ark,” the studio said in a blog update to the official forums. “Our team has worked hard to create effective tools and methods to identify and remove bots from the game.

“As a result of this work, today (March 4) we will permanently remove over one million illegitimate accounts from the game that have been determined to be running bots.”

The message acknowledges that “in this wave of massive bans, it is possible that a small number of players may be misidentified as bots” and while he believes he has taken “every possible measure to prevent this from being the case”, it is possible that real accounts have been mislabeled as bots. If this is your case, players can appeal by submitting a ticket to the 504 support site.

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“Maintaining a fair and fun gaming experience for our players is a top priority for the team,” the post concludes. “While we intend to make a massive impact with this wave of bans, we know there is still work to be done and we want players to know that this is just one step in that direction. which will be an active and continuous process.

“Looking forward, we will continue our work on detecting and removing bots, cheats and harmful behavior from Lost Ark at scale, which includes expanding our anti-cheat tools, improving methods of identifying bots and rolling out more ban waves as frequently as necessary.”

The wave of bans has apparently had a positive impact on waiting times, as numbers of players responded to Lost Ark’s tweet, noting that since the ban, wait times have dropped significantly.

As Matt reported earlier this week, Amazon announced the first batch of new content heading to the free-to-play MMO later this month – including new end-game raids and new story quest help.

“Although we launched just a few weeks ago, fans of Lost Ark know that there is a wealth of content present in the Korean version that has yet to make its way to the western shores of Arkesia” , Amazon explained in its March update announcement. Publish. “We will be working closely with Smilegate RPG to infuse content into the western release on a steady cadence.”

Lost Ark is now the second largest concurrently played game on Steam, just behind PUBG. Bertie was also “impressed” with it, complimenting his “pretty touches” and fighting depth.

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