The heavily anticipated Lost Ark Closed Beta is almost upon us, kicking off on November 4 and running for a whole week until November 11. To get us further excited for the game, SmileGate has now released a full list of closed beta details – let’s take a look!

Lost Ark Closed Beta Updates

We’re in for an absolute treat in the upcoming Lost Ark beta, with a ton of new content being added to the game for us to test. There’s too much to list here, so we’ll just highlight some of the most important changes and you can check out the full list below.

Some of the biggest changes include a new prologue, increased level and expedition cap, second awakening skills, the full story, dungeons up to Phantom Palace, new Guardian Raids, new zones, the Striker class, mounts, pets, Life Skills, and much, much more!

You can find the full Lost Ark Closed Beta feature list below: 

Full List of Lost Ark Closed Beta Features


  • The unique prologue per class has been replaced with one streamlined prologue.
  • Adventurers will start at level 10 and progress though the Forgotten Land Of Trua after selecting their subclass. On top of a new story, it will teach the basic controls and battle techniques of Lost Ark.
  • Increased the level cap from 50 in Closed Alpha to 55.
  • Increased Expedition level cap from 55 in Closed Alpha to 100.
  • 2nd Awakening Skill & Quest added for all classes.
  • All content up to Rohendel will be unlocked, including:
    • Main Story Quests.
    • Field Boss (Magmadon).
    • Rohendel Chaos Dungeons.
  • All dungeon content up to Phantom Palace will be unlocked.
    • Abyss Dungeon – Phantom Palace (Twisted Monarch’s Hall).
    • Abyss Dungeon – Phantom Palace (Hildebrandt Palace).
  • New Guardian Raids
    • T2 Chromanium added.
    • T2 Nacrasena added.
    • T2 Flame Fox Yoho added.
    • T2 Tytalos added.
  • Vern Chaos Gate added.
  • Shadespire Tower (Floors 1 – 50) added.
    • Can be accessed via any major city.
  • Cube Dungeons (Normal) added.
    • Can be accessed via any major city.
  • Farms and Caves:
    • Can be unlocked by completing “Small Island: Discover Uninhabited Island” Stronghold research. Quests unlocked after completing.
    • This is a small island within your Stronghold which has many gatherable resources which regenerate daily.
  • We are opening up 70 islands for Closed Beta participants to discover and explore.
    • Zone: Gienah
    • Zone: Procyon
  • Similar to Closed Alpha, we will be running an attendance event for the duration of Closed Beta. Adventurers will be able to claim various rewards each day they log in.


  • Added font size adjustments.
  • Added additional hairstyles within character creation.
  • Updated guild menu UI.
  • Moderation:
    • In support of Player Safety, a new system has been implemented, allowing Adventurers to report behavior that is against the Code of Conduct.
  • Language Filtering:
    • Added in support for filtering out obscene language across all supported locales.
  • Currency Exchange:
    • We are working to improve the UI of the Currency Exchange, but the Currency Exchange will be disabled in the Closed Beta. Updated Currency Exchange will be available at Launch.
  • Powerpass / Adventurers Path:
    • Given the short test period, A Powerpass will be provided to Adventurers in Closed Beta. This is to aid fast progression for alt characters so that the users can enjoy the contents with the various classes.
      • When the player completes the Main Quest (Ealyn’s Gift) from North Vern, a single Vern Powerpass Token will be provided via in-game mail.
      • Only one Powerpass will be provided per account.
      • Adventurers Path can be started immediately after consuming the Powerpass on an alternate character.
        • This feature compresses the level 10 – 50 segment for an alt character and is a story told by Beatrice.
        • It will guide you on the essentials and progression, specific to your class, allowing you to re-live the content through that character.
        • Completing the Adventurers Path quest chain will equip your character with the gear appropriate for Vern content.
  • We’ve made it so that Strongholds are unlocked sooner, giving adventurers the ability to have a home and decorate earlier in their journey.


  • The Closed Beta will include the new Striker class.
  • Added color blind filters.
  • Voice over language selection – Note that this only change VO and will not affect text.
  • Text to speech (TTS) accessibility is live. Improvements will be made from now to Launch.
    • In order to use, you have to activate the Windows Narrator, and it will read the text that you type.
  • Added Room Of Growth – Accessible after completing the Northern Bern World Quest “Afterimage of the Rift”. A feature that allows you to experience and learn functions that Lost Ark has to offer:
    • Mounts
    • Pets
    • Crafting
    • Engraving
    • Disassembling
    • Refining
  • Procyon’s Compass Added:
    • Adventurers will find a menu accessible through a Widget that showcases active Field Bosses, Ghost Ships, Chaos Gates, and the current Adventure Islands.
    • Adventure Island Added – This is a new feature that directs users to islands that are only available during certain times. Once on the island, you’ll be given a Co-Op quest and must face a boss in order to receive a variety of rewards.
  • Custom PvP matches and spectating has been added.