Lost Ark is off to a fantastic start on Twitch, drawing 1.2 million concurrents only hours after its early access launch.
Lost Ark, the Korean-developed action massively multiplayer online action role-playing game (MMOARPG), has hit early access today for all users. Of course, that’s drawn out some of the most popular streamers on Twitch’s platform looking to cash in on the new hotness. Combine those popular figures with the fact that Amazon publishes Lost Ark, leading to in-game drops being enabled on Twitch? You’ve got a recipe for a record-breaking day.
The game has debuted to a jaw-dropping 1.2 million-plus viewers. And that was before the servers even opened, with several streamers stuck in queue to get in the game. This echoes the time-honored tradition of waiting queue times out seen in other MMOs like Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft.
What drops can you get for watching Lost Ark?
There are five drops available on Twitch at present for watching Lost Ark.
- LoLA Starter Item Set
- Saphia Pet Chest
- LoLA Helgaia Pet Chest
- Arkesia Paper Hat Chest
- LoLA Neugier Gold Mount
It’s worth noting that not every streamer has drops enabled. Some popular choices include CohhCarnage, Asmongold, Kripparian, and more. You can see the full list of live streamers with drops enabled here.
Why were streamers stuck in queue?
This seems to have stemmed from issues around the game download timing on Steam.
“Thank you for the reports regarding game downloads timing on Steam,” Lost Ark said on Twitter. “Steam is aware of it and is actively looking into the issue and we will update players as soon as we have additional information.”
It seems that many of the issues surrounding this have begun to clear up, as multiple streamers are live in the game as of press time.
Who streamed Lost Ark on day one?
Streamers such as Ninja, Asmongold, Summit1g, forsen, Sodapoppin, Kripparian, and others showed up in force for Lost Ark’s first day.
The support for the game has taken even Amazon aback, as Greg Henninger, Creator Relations Lead at Amazon tweeted the following:
What are people saying about Lost Ark?
The reaction to the game has been largely positive, with many noting that this could become a serious timesink in the coming months.
For example, Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez of G2 Esports noted that the success of LEC teams will be directly inverse to the amount of time teams spend playing Lost Ark.
Not only that but Ocelote also noted that he hasn’t seen this kind of hype in quite some time:
How to download Lost Ark
The game was originally released in South Korea on December 4, 2019. The game will open to all and is free to play on February 11, 2022. It’s available on Steam, where there are several founder’s tier packages available at $14.99, $29.99, and $59.99 respectively. They come with a variety of goodies that you can check out over on Lost Ark’s Steam page.
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