Lost Ark Wreck The Halls Update Adds Summoner Class And Cracks Down On Bots

Lost Ark’s Wreck the Halls update is coming December 14, adding the Summoner advanced class alongside new raids and even more trade restrictions for new players in an effort to combat the game’s botting problem.

The Summoner is the latest Mage advanced class, and as their name implies, they have the ability to summon forth various spirits to aid them in battle. Their gameplay revolves around collecting a resource that is used to summon increasingly more powerful Elemental spirits.

A large chunk of the patch notes are dedicated to new ways Amazon and Smilegate RPG are looking to crack down on the MMO’s botting problem, an ongoing issue for the free-to-play game. What the developers deem “untrusted new accounts” (aka accounts that haven’t enabled Steam Guard or made a purchase in Lost Ark) won’t be able to access the in-game auction house, market, send mail, or participate in player-to-player trading. These new restrictions will only affect new accounts created after the update goes live. Amazon states that over a million bot accounts have been banned from Lost Ark in recent months and that its efforts to combat bots and their impact on the game’s economy is ongoing.

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Author: Cameron Koch