Lost Ark’s popularity since its launch in North America has led to many hackers and bots, now the game’s development team is getting rid of them.
Since Lost Ark launched in North America last month, the game has become extremely popular. Unfortunately, Lost Ark’s massive success and massive player count led to more than a few hackers and bots, but the team behind the game has already begun to clean that up. Lost Ark has been out in several parts of the world for a few years, and it seems like that has allowed the people behind the game to know how to work around some issues as they come up. Among those problems, it seems that players who use bots to gain certain advantages over other users. Among them, these bots can allow users to accumulate experience points and loot when they are not online.
On Friday, the Lost Ark development team announced they had carried out a massive purge of bots, removing more than a million illegal accounts. Those accounts will be permanently banned over the next few weeks and months.
“Maintaining a fair and fun playing experience for our players is a top priority for the team,” the team behind Lost Ark wrote on its official website. At the same time, they also know that there is a chance that some illegal accounts may have passed this purge. The team also admitted that it’s possible that during a major sweep like this, they could have inadvertently banned people who don’t actually use the bot.
The reps, who likely didn’t want any further backlash to Lost Ark, also laid out how anyone who was caught up in the raid without cheating or using bots could complain to them for account recovery. The company also made it clear that its staff will work to try and perfect the process of removing fraudulent accounts in the future.
The wipeout of over a million accounts is also referred to as the first step in several Lost Ark updates, all aimed at making the game much more fun. They closed their official statement by making it clear that this latest move will be followed by other purges and other “cleansing” methods of weeding out those who are doing harmful things. community in the coming weeks and months.
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