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Upcoming legion commander Echidna in Lost Ark
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Is Lost Ark down? Here’s how to check Lost Ark’s server status

Slowly now.

Lost Ark is a live-service MMO, which means it is consistently updated with new content and has a regular patch cycle. This is great because it lets you keep playing and enjoy new classes and storylines.

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However, it also means frequent bugs and server downtimes. In saying that, however, the servers can also go down outside the regularly scheduled maintenance periods due to gamebreaking problems or if patches need to be deployed. Thankfully, there are a few ways to check to see if the Lost Ark‘s servers are down.

How to check if Lost Ark’s servers are down

Trial Guardian Hanumatan in Lost Ark
Trial Guardian Hanumatan was added in May 22’s Chaos Rising update. Image via Smilegate.

There are four ways you can check to see if Lost Ark’s servers are down:

  1. Check for planned maintenance.
    • Lost Ark’s servers go down for maintenance every week during the reset and when major updates launch. These downtimes typically last three to five hours, depending on the size of the update or how extensive the maintenance is.
  2. Check Lost Ark’s official server status page.
    • Lost Ark has a dedicated webpage with the status of all active servers. If you are receiving an error message when trying to log in or if you can’t log in at all, check the server status page.
  3. Check Lost Ark’s community pages.
    • Whenever the servers go down, community members often respond the fastest. Players who cannot log into the game quickly go to community hubs like Reddit or alternative sources like servicesdown.com
  4. Check Lost Ark’s official social media accounts.

If you’ve checked all of these Lost Ark sources and there are no planned, unplanned, or reported server issues, it’s a good idea to check your internet connection, as this can often cause connection issues.

Unfortunately, the last thing you can do if you’ve noticed Lost Ark’s servers are down and nothing’s worked is just wait—things will be fixed soon.


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