Details about the October update at Lost Ark
10/26/2022 - The October update "Mystics and Desolation" came to Arkesia yesterday. Celebrate spring and the spooky season with new costumes, a new Harvest Festival event, and a horrifying gauntlet of powerful enemies. For those looking for a challenge, there will be three events.
SPOTLIGHT - NEW RAIDS
MYSTIC ABYSS RAID EVENT
The Guardian Mystic - formerly known as the Herald of Vairgrys and Bearer of the Ark - has begun casting dangerous mists from the imbued chaos and must be defeated in this new, timed Abyss Raid.
The event consists of three portals that players must fight through. Once the raid is successfully completed, players will be rewarded with Event Tokens. Mystic event tokens can be exchanged for a variety of rewards and items at an NPC exchange in each town. In addition to event rewards, there are also a number of achievements to earn. Mystic can be challenged once per weekand squad.
During the Abyss Raid event, "Equalization" is applied, which adjusts the character stats to the guardian's level. Item level 1302 or higher is required to compete against Mystic, and runs for three weeks from October 26 to November 16.
VYKAS' LEGION RAID - HELLISH DIFFICULTY LEVEL
"Hellish" is the most difficult version of the Legion Raids. You'll have to prove that you're one of the very best in Arkesia and earn your glory hard. Instead of normal rewards like equipment, materials, and everything else you usually get in a Legion Raid, "Inferno" rewards your victory with titles, achievements, fortress buildings, and more! "Equalization" works, and the Book of Coordination must be used for the raid. Thus, the equipment of all participants will be equalized to the level of your Legion Commander opponent. To face the Vykas' Legion Raid (Hellish difficulty), an item level of 1460 is required.
ACHATES GUARDIAN EXAM
The Achates Guardian Trial raid is a challenge similar to the Hellish difficulty of the Legion raids, and can only be entered after you have created your build using the Book of Coordination. In the event of victory, the defeated group will receive a prestigious reward in the form of achievements and a Legendary Title to celebrate their hard-fought victory. The first team to complete the raid in a region will also receive a special title.
The Achates Exam Raid features the first completion in the region and the fastest completion time. With inevitable competition brewing for the coveted spots, we will open the raid simultaneously at a more friendly time for all regions, Saturday, October 29 at 7pm UTC (9pm CEST), to allow as many players as possible to compete fairly.
THE ALDEBARAN HARVEST FESTIVAL
The Aldebaran Harvest Festival is a traditional Arkesian celebration commemorating the time when Aldebaran (the God of Life) first brought life to Earth. On this day, when the largest moon rises, it is customary for the people of Arkesia to eat food made from the harvested grain and pray for the health of others. The Aldebaran Festival is held on Mokomoko Night Market Island. Talk to Morimototo in the towns to travel to Mokomoko Night Market Island. The overseas steamer will sail to the island during the live event. A new island heart and a new Unas task have been added to Mokomoko Night Market Island.
In a new limited-time event, there are rewards for those who participate in the festival. Once a short, one-time quest series is completed, daily quests can be completed to earn food-themed items (tokens) that can be combined into gift sets. These gift sets can then be used to purchase items including map packs, reinforcement material selection chests, and more. This event will run throughout the fall season until December 7.
COMPETITIVE EXAM ARENA SEASON 2.
Competitive play ratings have been compressed and adjusted based on performance from previous seasons.
- If a player participated in a previous season, their rating will be compressed and adjusted based on the previous season's rating.
- If a player did not participate in the previous season, their rating will start at 1150.
This season, we have analyzed past ratings of competitive play and adjusted various rating criteria to help you achieve a rank that better matches your skills.
The complete changelogs can be read on the game's official website. Among them are also some minor bug fixes and features. Also in the store, mainly Halloween-related items (outfits, companions, etc.) have been added with this update.
Source: Official website