Data between your computer and Lost Ark’s game servers should get there and back as fast as it can… but it might not. Between your ISP, congested networks, and more, the signal might be delayed. A VPN can create a more direct connection, potentially lowering your ping.
Your school or work network shouldn’t stop you from looting every single thing on the map during your lunch break. A VPN encrypts your traffic so you can bypass network blocks and play all you like.
If a rival PVP player somehow sees your IP address, it doesn’t have to mean the end of your match. Routing your data through a VPN server means they’ll see that IP address instead, keeping your home network safe.
Some ISPs and server admins will throttle game traffic for reasons we have yet to truly comprehend. Even so, the encryption provided by a good VPN makes it impossible for them to tell what is or isn’t game traffic, so they can’t slow you down based on your activity.
Lost Ark is an ambitious game that aims to combine the best aspects of both the MMO and Action RPG genres into one massive community experience. Play alone or with friends, dive deep into dungeons, sail to a multitude of islands. Get loot.
Being an ARPG, you’ll be pretty much constantly surrounded by monsters, so combat is intense and frenetic. Really, you might want to party up with some of Lost Ark’s lively community to get through. Or, you can fight the community itself, as the game features a competitive PVP system for those players who desire in-game glory.
The game also looks good, features a wide class system with plenty of variety, and offers deep character customization. There’s also a player-driven economy, and you can collect or craft items to sell. Need something in particular to round out your build? You can probably buy it.
Let’s start with the basics. Ping is the amount of time it takes for a signal to go from your device to another computer and back. In this case, the “other computer” is a game server. The further you are away from the game server, the higher your ping, and the slower you’ll be able to react to things. A lower ping means that you’re more likely to land your skill shots.
The combat for Lost Ark is, as mentioned, very fast-paced, so you’ll need a low ping in order to be able to react quickly to everything your enemies throw at you. It’s the difference between your character’s life or death. This is especially true for the PVP mode of the game. People with lower ping generally have a much bigger advantage, with faster reaction times to everything that’s happening on screen.
A good VPN can potentially bypass problems like misconfigured ISPs, congested networks, and more in order to create a faster connection and actually reduce your ping, under the right circumstances.
PIA VPN has servers in 91 countries around the world, so all you have to do is pick a VPN server that’s close to the game server, and try it out!
If you’re looking for a VPN that will keep you safe while keeping up with the sheer amount of monster-slaying you need to do, PIA has you covered with:
With locations in 91 countries, PIA has VPN server locations everywhere that Lost Ark is playable. They’re secure, with industry-standard encryption, and you should always be able to find a server that gets you a stable connection when you need one.
PIA is a fast VPN, and our NextGen 10-Gbps server network will ensure that you never have to deal with undue lag. We’ll say it with pride: our servers can keep up with the hordes you’ll be facing, and the actions-per-minute that you’ll need to survive.
If your ISP happens to throttle game-related internet traffic, we’ve got you covered. The data that goes between your device and our servers is all encrypted, so your ISP can’t tell what it is, or selectively throttle it.
Not only will using PIA’s server network change your IP address, our servers have built-in DDoS protection so your game shouldn’t even slow down if someone tries to attack you. Game on, dominate in PVP, and do it all safely.
You’ll never have to stop exploring a cool dungeon because of some arbitrary data cap. Your subscription guarantees unlimited data for as long as you want to play, so go wild! Just don’t forget to hydrate/sleep now and then.
If you have trouble playing Lost Ark with PIA, our 24/7 Customer Support team is ready and waiting to help you out. They’re available via live chat and email, so you can get back to playing in no time.
PIA VPN is available wherever Lost Ark can be played. Right now, that’s only on PC, with Windows, or a Steam Deck type of device… with Windows. But PIA can cover all of your other gaming platforms too!
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Yes, but you’ll need a good one. Using a VPN in Lost Ark is technically against the Terms of Service, and many VPNs have been blocked entirely.
PIA’s VPN servers are secure, up to date, and get regular IP address refreshes, which makes it the best gaming VPN in town.
The latest word on the subject says no. VPNs themselves have been banned from Lost Ark, because some people use them for botting and cheating. Players who use VPNs will simply be prevented from signing in, if those VPNs are detected. However, you should be able to use a VPN to play Lost Ark just fine, in many cases.
Sign up for PIA VPN, download the app, and connect to a server in the country of your choice. The next thing you’ll need is a Steam account for the region where you want to play. It’s generally recommended to create a new Steam account entirely for this purpose.
While still connected to the VPN, download Lost Ark. When it’s done, you can disconnect from the VPN to play, and this is the safer option. Or, connect to a VPN server that’s as close as possible to the game servers to get the full benefits of using a VPN.
The short answer? You’ll need a proper gaming VPN with servers that are designed for gaming, and designed to be updated with new IPs on a regular basis. VPNs that don’t do this are likely blocked for good, and will not help you to play the game.
If you need help, the PIA Customer Support team is available to help you 24/7 via email and live chat. They can help get you back to sailing the seas, and smashing monsters in the face in no time.
You can get started for a month, and make sure that PIA and Lost Ark work for you. If you’re ready for the 3-year plan, that price goes down to per month. That means more money for cosmetics! If that’s your thing.
You can also try out any of our plans risk-free with our 30-day money-back guarantee. Make sure that PIA and Lost Ark are working for you the way they should.
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