Smilegate, ‘Lost Ark’ finished large-scale closed test in North America, Europe, South America and Australia with favorable reviews | Ruri Web

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– The maximum number of concurrent viewers of ‘Twitch’ on the first day of CBT is 260,000… Cumulative viewing time exceeded 3.15 million hours on the first day

– Over 95% of ‘overwhelmingly positive’ users in over 5600 Steam reviews

– Despite the closed technical test, the number of concurrent users was 88,000, achieving 7th place on the Steam chart.

Smilegate RPG, Korea’s leading MMORPG developer (CEO Jiwon Ji-gil) and global company Amazon closed a large-scale closed test of Smilegate RPG’s flagship ‘Lost Arc’ in ‘North America’, ‘Europe’, ‘South America’ and ‘Australia’. It was announced on the 19th (Fri) that the Beta Test (hereinafter referred to as CBT) was completed with favorable reviews.

This CBT was held for a total of 7 days from November 4 to 11 in North America through the global game platform Steam.

The passionate interest in Lost Ark started from the first day of the test. On November 4, the first day of the test (based on North America), the maximum number of simultaneous viewers who watched ‘Lost Ark’ content on the global broadcasting platform ‘Twitch’ exceeded 260,000, ranking third in all categories. On this day, the cumulative viewing time of viewers around the world who watched Lost Ark related content exceeded 3,152,700 hours. In addition, on the weekend of November 5 and 6, the number of simultaneous viewers of more than 110,000 was steadily recorded, proving the continued expectation of global users.

In addition, the test platform ‘Steam’ also received favorable reviews from users who actually played Lost Ark. Over 5,600 reviews were registered, and more than 95% of users gave a positive evaluation, recording the highest ‘overwhelmingly positive’ among Steam user reviews. Since the first alpha test conducted in June, users have responded positively, confirming the high interest in the market. In particular, this beta test ranked 7th on the Steam chart by recording a maximum of 88,000 concurrent users, despite the fact that only a limited number of people were able to participate to check the stability of the technology. Free-to play)’ ranked first in the category.

On the other hand, Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games plan to officially introduce Lost Arc in ‘North America’, ‘Europe’, ‘South America’ and ‘Australia’ in early 2022 after quenching based on the feedback of this large-scale closed test. As the service area is greatly expanded to South America and Australia, including North America and Europe, which account for more than 50% of the global game market, it is expected that a full-fledged step to become an IP loved around the world will begin.

Jiwon Ji-gil, CEO of Smilegate RPG, said, “We will do our best to prepare before the official service so that Lost Ark can publicize the status of a domestic MMORPG to the world. We ask for a lot of support and encouragement from domestic MMORPG fans.”

For more information about Lost Ark, visit the Lost Ark official website ( can be checked.

By Kim Young-hoon, staff reporter [email protected]