This guide assumes you already have an account and the game downloaded.
Lost Ark requires a VPN with Korea servers to launch the game and connected while playing. This guide will walkthrough setting up the game with a 3-day free trial of ExitLag. If you end up preferring ExitLag as your VPN, you can use the coupon GINGIN for 15% off your subscription.
Once you’ve installed ExitLag, launch it and it’ll prompt you to login with your account.
Next you’ll want to search for and add Stove to the VPN. Lost Ark should be there automatically, but if it isn’t make sure to add it in manually too.
Now you’ll want set the game region of Stove and Lost Ark to the same KR Seoul01-6. You only need to set Stove to KR Download when there’s an update.
In this example, we’ll be using KR Seoul02.
Then for Lost Ark, press optimize to let ExitLag automically setup the best routing for you.
After it’s done optimizing it, press Apply Routes to save.
While your ExitLag is still enabled, launch the Stove launcher shortcut. You should see Lost Ark on the left tab of the launcher.
Assuming you’re all patched and ready to play, click the blue button to launch the game.
The game should start loading up with XIGNCODE3 guard, a splashscreen of a character, and then a loading screen with a message. Then you’ll get to the server selection screen.
The main English community server is 이그하람-Egharam but it is always full. If you want to play right away, you should pick an open server or one of the new servers they often add. If you really want to play with the community, sometimes they open up more slots after maintenance so try joining then. To refresh the server list, enter an open server and leave back to the server list.
To login to the Lost Ark official site, you’ll need to add your browser to ExitLag because the site is IP blocked.