Smilegate and Amazon’s Lost Ark has seen a ton of amazing content to date, and its April update was certainly hefty, including a brand new continent and class. The new Express Mission Event is an incredible way for fans to catch up with the game’s ever-growing content, as it enables various bonus missions and boosts with progression rewards.
Lost Ark‘s Express Mission Event enables a boost for new players with fresh accounts or veteran players hoping to level up their alt characters. It’s only accessible for characters with a Combat level 50 and less than item level 1000, and the event will conclude on June 30th, 2022.
With so many incredible boosts up for grabs, it’s no surprise Lost Ark players are itching to get started. Stick around to find out everything you need to know about the Express Mission Event in Lost Ark, how you can unlock it, how you can complete it, as well as notable factors to consider throughout the process.
Lost Ark’s Express Mission Event (Explained)
Lost Ark’s Express Mission Event is primarily occurring as a result of the latest additions to the game, which many players may be far off from reaching. It allows players to benefit from a boost in order to catch up with the game’s latest content. We’ve outlined everything you need to know about Lost Ark’s Express Mission Event, with images thanks to The Gamer and NerdStash.
The event allows players to complete the express missions to give their level 50 characters a boost while letting them skip certain activities with an alt – provided that they are below item level 1000. The game developers detailed the Express Mission Event’s inspiration and reasoning as follows:
For newer players, we hope this helps them catch up to friends while still learning Tier 1 & 2 and the game modes within them. For players already in Tier 3, this event can be used to quickly level up a new alternate character (maybe a new Glaivier?).
Lost Ark April Update Additions
The recent April update was quite a beefy one, to say the least, as the developers have added quite a few amazing new additions to the game.
Apart from a long list of tweaks and fixes like an improved co-op for secret maps, a new pass and a battle pass like feature, six more character slots, and numerous squashed bugs, major additions include the following:
The Glaivier (New Class)
The Glaivier is an amazing new class for players to enjoy, flaunting an incredibly impressive set of skills and an awesome look to match. While fans are still warming up to the new class, it’s safe to say this could be a new favorite class for many Lost Ark players!
Each of the Glaivier’s weapons will grant a different set of skills and a unique stance. According to the developers’ Lost Ark April update patch notes:
The shorter spear is used to unleash a furious barrage in the Focus stance, while the longer glaive harnesses the Flurry stance for gracefully lethal strikes and sweeping attacks.
South Vern (New Continent)
Lost Ark players have been patiently awaiting South Vern for quite some time, whether it’s been necessary for finding all the arks or for completing more missions in the game. After a seemingly endless waiting period, South Vern is finally here, ready and waiting for dedicated players to take on its newest content!
The South Vern storyline will conclude in an epic battle, with the power to shift the future of Arkesia.
It was once a barren wasteland until the settlers used tech from various regions and cultures to terraform the area into a verdant and idyllic realm. Although, things are not sitting well in South Vern, and the continent has been locked down by the senate which formed a new knightly order.
However, this continent is classified as endgame content, as players will only be able to access the area once they hit item level 1340. There will also be plenty of new endgame content in the area throughout future updates, including the South Vern Chaos Dungeons, Field Boss, and Chaos Gate.
Smilegate has been well-known for keeping a close eye on the community’s feedback on updates and patches, and they have noted the feedback from March’s update – where players felt the new endgame activity may have been more than players were ready for.
The fact that they’re holding back on these new endgame events is clearly in direct response to these criticisms. They have made the choice to space out the release of this content, choosing to release it in sections parallel to players’ progress, stating that the release of this content will only occur once more players reach the minimum item level requirement.
Express Mission Event (Guide)
Although the Express Mission Event may seem pretty straightforward in-game, there are a few factors to be aware of beforehand. Many players have felt that some conditions and details were not clearly explained and outlined in-game but rather outlined in the patch notes – which, only a select number of players would have read through.
The event itself is a pretty great way to get your character levels up and boosted overall. But, Lost Ark players should consider the following before getting started.
Who Can Participate In The Express Mission Event?
Any Lost Ark player can take part in the Express Mission Event, in theory. It’s perfect for new players who want to catch up quickly and keep up with veteran players in the future. But, that doesn’t mean experienced players have nothing to gain from the Express Mission Event.
Still, an important thing to note is that you should not use your main if you’re a seasoned player. There are a variety of reasons for this, mainly:
- Rewards are bound to the character used
- Mains may not meet the requirements
- Players need to go from item level 302 to 1100 on a character
Once you select your main, there will be no way to change the character chosen for the Express Mission Event – quite a waste of a potentially awesome event. Amazon issued the following statement with regard to this situation:
We are aware of players claiming the Express event on their mains and we are looking into the situation at the moment.
Amazon and Smilegate may be working on a way to refund this Mission for use on other characters, but there is no guarantee this will be fixed anytime soon. Make sure to use your alt in the Express Mission Event to make the most of the boosts available.
Express Mission Event Requirements
The event is only available for characters with a Combat level 50, and the character must also be under item level 1000 to start with. Once the Express Mission Event is started, the character will receive level 302 gear and access to bonus missions.
How Long Will The Express Mission Event Last?
Like the Feiton Powerpass, the Express Mission Event is running from April 21st to June 30th, 2022. This means that players will typically have enough time to grind through it and complete everything to acquire these amazing rewards and boost an alt in the process.
Where To Find The Express Mission Event Missions
The Express Mission Event has been divided into 4 sections and split into Tier 1 and Tier 2 missions, as seen below:
|Mission Tier||Express Mission Event Location|
|Tier 1||Rohendel and North Vern|
|Tier 2||Yorn and Feiton|
Express Mission Event Rewards
While the rewards provided by the Express Mission Event are character-bound, they are still incredibly advantageous overall. Simply open the Express Mission event menu and check the levels you are on and the missions you can complete, along with the rewards, as seen below:
Apart from the massive bonus reward chest given after every mission is completed, all of the rewards that players can obtain from the missions correspond with the continents found in Tier 1 and Tier 2. Players can receive the following rewards throughout the Express Mission Event’s sections and missions:
- Honing materials
- Major potions
- Card packs
- Much more!
While the devs probably could have been clearer about the event’s details and requirements in-game, the event itself is still pretty awesome for absolutely any player who wants a boost. There’s a decent timeframe to complete these fun and exciting missions and claim the relevant rewards – not to mention the fact that you can complete it on multiple alts!