Lost Ark completes large-scale closed tests in North America, Europe, South America and Australia

Data provided – Smilegate

Smilegate RPG (CEO Jiwon Ji-gil) and global company Amazon conducted a large-scale closed beta test (CBT) of Smilegate RPG’s flagship ‘Lost Arc’ in ‘North America’, ‘Europe’, ‘South America’ and ‘Australia’ It was announced on the 19th (Fri) that it was finished 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.

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. Also, on the weekends of November 5 and 6, the number of concurrent viewers was steadily recorded over 110,000.

In addition, over 5,600 reviews were registered on ‘Steam’, a test platform, and more than 95% of users gave a positive evaluation, recording the highest ‘overwhelmingly positive’ among users of Steam. 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. The service area will be significantly expanded to South America and Australia, including North America and Europe, which account for more than 50% of the global game market.

Jiwon Ji-gil, CEO of Smilegate RPG, said, “We will do our best to prepare for Lost Ark to publicize the status of a Korean MMORPG to the world. We ask for your support and encouragement from Korean MMORPG fans.”

For more information about Lost Ark, please visit the Lost Ark official website.