Lost Ark Update Release Notes April 2023 - Lost Ark Guide - IGN (2023)

Prepare to embark on a new battle in Arkesia. This April update for Lost Ark introduces not only a new Hard Mode for the Brelshaza but the debut of a new Guardian Raid, Hanumatan the Solar Guardian. Prepare for all these new challenges by grinding for Ancient quality gear.

On this page of IGN's Lost Ark wiki guide, you can find out more about everything new coming to Lost Ark in the April 2023 update.


Lost Ark April 2023 Update Release Date

The April 2023 update for Lost Ark released on April 12, 2023 at 12 AM PDT.

Lost Ark New Brelshaza Hard Mode

Can you handle Brelshaza in this Hard Mode of the Legion Raid? This new higher difficulty not only scales the challenges but increases the rewards you can earn... including Ancient quality gear!

Brelshaza Hard Mode Requirements:

  • 8-player Legion Raid
  • Item Level 1540 for gates 1 & 2
  • Item Level 1550 for gates 3 & 4
  • Item Level 1560 for gates 5 & 6

Lost Ark New Guardian Raid: Solar Guardian Hanumatan


The Solar Guardian Hanumatan, once revered by the people of Anikka, has turned on humankind and must be stopped.

In this new Level 6 Guardian Raid, battle against the gargantuan Hanumata to earn Ancient gear and accessories. There is even a chance for the Legendary Galewind Rune to drop, but you will only be able to one of these items per Roster.

Solar Guardian Hanumata Raid Requirements:

  • Item Level 1540

The related Aberrant Mist Forest Island has been added.

Lost Ark New Ancient Quality Gear and Accessories

The following updates have been added to Lost Ark regarding the new Ancient tier of Gear and Accessories:


Lost Ark Ancient Gear

  • Ancient gear can be crafted with materials acquired from Legion Raid Phantom Legion Commander Brelshaza Hard mode. The following conditions must be met before crafting Ancient gear:
    • Reach Item Level 1540.
    • The Achievement 'Phantom Shard Remnants' level 1, earned by equipping a full 6-set of Relic gear from the Phantom Legion Commander Raid (simultaneously, and regardless of the set bonus).
  • Tier 3 Upper Relic gear can be transferred to Ancient level gear. The gear's quality and set levels are maintained when transferred, unless the new piece has a higher quality.
  • Ancient level gear can be honed up to level 25, with each additional honing level adding 5 Item Levels.
  • Ancient gear shares the same set effects and options with Relic gear.
  • Added 3 New Honing Effects. Upon reaching Ancient weapon honing level +22/+24/+25, the weapon’s effect will be updated.

Lost Ark Ancient Accessories

  • Ancient accessories have been added, and can be earned from the following activities:
    • South Vern Chaos Dungeons: Despair Level 1 & 2
    • Hanumatan Guardian Raid
    • Brelshaza Hard mode Legion Raid
    • Proving Grounds
  • Ancient accessories Engraving Effect Points:
    • First Active Engraving Effect: Max 6 – Min 4
    • Second Active Engraving Effect: Max 3 – Min 3
    • Negative Engraving Penalty Effect: Max 3 – Min 1
  • Bracelet Upgrade function added:
    • You can upgrade Relic grace bracelets to Ancient grade bracelets.
    • The Relic bracelet must already have a granted bonus before you can upgrade it.
    • When you upgrade your bracelet, the previously granted bonus will be enhanced and changed to a fixed bonus. One grant bonus slot will be created and a random bonus will be granted. The newly created and granted bonus can be changed up to 3 times, regardless of how many times you've granted a bonus before upgrading your bracelet.
      • The first time you grant a bonus after upgrading your bracelet will cost 38,000 Silver, the same cost as granting a second bonus for an Ancient bracelet.
    • Go to the Bracelet Specialist NPC in major cities to upgrade your bracelet.
      • When you upgrade your bracelet, you will need 100 Crushed Radiant Hero Bracelets, which can be obtained by dismantling Ancient bracelets.

Lost Ark New Fortunespire

Test your skills at an all-new Tower in Lost Ark... the Fortunespire. This Tier 3 Tower offers a higher difficulty of challenge, and the chance to earn higher-tier rewards from card packs, honing materials, Skill Point Potions, or even the Legendary Class Engraving Recipe Selection Chest.

Fortunespire Entry Requirements:


  • Floors 1 - 5: 1490
  • Floors 6 - 10: 1500
  • Floors 11 - 15: 1510
  • Floors 16 - 20: 1520
  • Floors 21 - 25: 1530

Fortunespire Rewards:

  • First Clear rewards per floor can be attained once per Roster, such as a new Masterpiece, Skill Point Potion, and Achievements.
  • When clearing the floors again with other characters on the same Roster, different rewards can be attained, such as honing materials. First clear rewards are Roster bound, while additional clear rewards are character bound.

The final 25 floors will open in a future update.

Lost Ark New Sidereal Weapons and Quests

Get excited for a new Gear Type in Lost Ark... Sidereal Weapons.

How do you get Sidereal Weapons in Lost Ark? Complete either the Normal or Hard Mode of the Brelshaza Legion Raid to loot an item that starts the "Sidereal: Galatur's Will" quest. You can interact with this item in your inventory once it has been picked up to trigger this quest. The following questline will introduce you to the process of leveling up your Sidereal Weapon.


  • Sidereal: Galatur's Will - Guide (purple) quest that is given after using the "Sidereal: Galatur's Will" item.
  • Sidereal Energy - Guide (purple) quest given by Balthorr after completing "Sidereal: Galatur's Will".
  • Sidereal's Story - Available after leveling Sidereal Weapon to level 5. Prerequisites:
    • All South Vern World quests
    • Visit Whispering Islet
  • Complete quest "Whispering Voice", part of Nineveh's Story
    • Complete quest "To the Sound", part of Nineveh's Story
    • Complete quest "Destiny's Whisper", part of Kadan's Story
    • Complete quest "Blue-Blazing Blade", part of Kadan's Story
  • The Mysterious Blueprint - Continuation quest after completing Sidereal's Story. Required to unlock "Sidereal Unity"
  • Call of the Illusory Bird Available after leveling Sidereal Weapon to 7.

Lost Ark Sidereal Weapon Leveling Requirements

  • Sidereal Weapons 'evolve' at a 100% probability once the required materials have been collected and applied, and the relevant prerequisite quests. The weapon's appearance changes every 2 levels.Two new upgrade materials have been added to upgrade Sidereal Weapons; Sidereal Energy and Romantic Ingredient Kits. Sidereal Energy can drop from completing Brelshaza Gate 6 (Normal or Hard) and Kakul-Saydon Gate 3. 100 'Phantom Intentions' (earned from Brelshaza Hard mode) can be exchanged for 1 'Sidereal Energy' at the 'Legion Raid Exchange'. Romantic Ingredient Kits can be crafted from Trade Skills in the Stronghold.

Level 4 Prerequisite: 'Ancient Gears':

  • Equip 6 pieces of Ancient tier gear (regardless of set level or set options).
  • 'Ancient Gears' achievement is divided into level 1 'Prima Donna', and level 2 'Endemic' after superior Ancient gear was added with Akkan Legion Raid.

Level 6 Prerequisite: 'Ancient Weapon Honer':

  • Hone an Ancient weapon to +25
  • Total ingredients needed to reach Level 6:
    • Sidereal Energy x 48
    • Romantic Ingredient Kit x 6,310
    • Phantom Intentions x 130
  • Total ingredients needed Level 6 - 8:
    • Sidereal Energy x 50
    • Romantic Ingredient Kit x 9,000
    • Phantom Intentions x 150
  • Level 6: 20 Stone of Chaos, Completing a quest “The Mysterious Blueprint”

Level 7 Prerequisite:


  • 20 Stone of Chaos

Level 8 Prerequisite:

  • 25 Stone of Chaos
  • Completing a quest ‘Call of the Illusory Bird’

Other Information:

  • Unity can be applied and checked by the button located at the bottom of the Character Profile UI.
  • Sidereal Unity Skills can be used with [Ctrl] + [V] & [Ctrl] + [B]
  • Passive Skills are auto-activated when the conditions are met.
  • Sidereal Unity Skills/Effects cannot be used in:
    • The Rowen Continent after selecting a faction.
    • Content that adjusts a player’s stats.
    • Content that involves PvP.

Lost Ark Sidereal Weapon Effects


  • Level 1 Effect - Successful attacks after a certain time have a chance to activate Knight's Pride. Activation chance increases with time. Upon use, increases your Strength, Dexterity, and Intelligence by 145,983 for 10s.
  • Level 2 Effect - Successful attacks after a certain time have a chance to activate Light of Daybreak. Activation chance increases with time. Upon use, for 20s party members within the range of 16m are encouraged. Self and party member Attack Power +3,946.



  • Level 1 Effect - Successful attacks after a certain time have a chance to activate Shred. Activation chance increases with time. Upon use, deals heavy damage to the opponent, along with high Stagger damage.
  • Level 2 Effect - Successful attacks after a certain time have a chance to activateEsoteric Skill. Upon use, heavy Damage is inflicted on the target. For 10s, Stagger Damage +12% for self and party members.


  • Level 1 Effect - Successful attacks after a certain time activate Elzowin's Blessing. Upon use, heals 35,500 HP for all party members. The target with the lowest current HP is healed for double the amount.
  • Level 2 Effect - A party member receiving fatal damage has a low chance to activate Elzowin's Miracle, granting invincibility for 3s and recovering 100% of HP. The target has a cooldown of 10 min.


  • Level 1 Effect - After a certain time, has a chance to trigger Arrow of Perkunas to deal Damage.
  • Level 2 Effect - Target hit by Arrow of Perkunas is inflicted with Punishing Strike and when an enemy with 3 or more stacks is hit, Punishing Strike is activated (Max 5 stacks). Upon use, deals additional Damage based on the number of stacks.


  • Level 1 Effect - Successful attacks after a certain time activate Fjorgin Defense. Upon use, Fjorgin Defense is granted to self and party members within a range of 32m for 10s, absorbing 100,000 damage.
  • Level 2 Effect - Successful attacks after a certain time have a chance to activate Galatur's Protection. Activation chance increases with time. Upon use, Push Immunity Effect is granted to self and party members for 12s.



Level 1 Effect - Successful attacks after a certain time have a chance to activate Queen's Might. Activation chance increases with time. Upon use, Ancient Spears randomly cause Damage within the range of 8m and are summoned a total of 10 times.Level 2 Effect - Number of Ancient Spears from Queen's Might x2.


  • Level 1 Effect - Successful attacks after a certain time have a chance to activate Rimeria's Secret Art. Activation chance increases with time. Upon use, existing cooldowns -15% and within 30s and the range of 10m from the user's location, a field containing Rimeria's Secret Art is created. The user's Swiftness is increased by 300. All combat resource recovery speed +100%
  • Level 2 Effect - Rimeria's Secret is enhanced to Rimeria's Secret Art: Transcendence. Remaining Cooldowns -15%, Crit +500.

Lost Ark April Update New Quests and Content

  • Added the South Vern Despair Chaos Dungeons, new achievements, and titles. Entrance Levels:
    • Despair 1: 1540
    • Despair 2: 1560
  • Added the T3 Hall of the Sun ‘Inferno’ mode Boss Rush. Requires Item Level 1540 to enter.
    • Related Stronghold Special Dispatch, achievements, and titles added.
  • A series of quests have been added that take place on Wisdom Isle. These quests forward the ongoing story of Lost Ark, and serve a prerequisite for story quests that will arrive in future updates.
    • The Infinite Darkness
    • Waiting for the Light
    • Silver Traces
    • The World’s Library
    • The Discovery
    • Tabula Rasa
  • Competitive Proving Grounds Season 2 draws to a close with this update.

Lost Ark April Update Sweet Sugarpetal Festival Event

From April 12, 2023 to May 10, 2023 you can find Lopang Corporation Hytino at any major city in Arkesia. Talk to Hytino to pick up an event questline.


In addition to the event quests, there will also be special event Daily Una's Tasks. Unlock free rewards from complete these quests and tasks such as:

  • Sweet Cake Headwear Selection Chest
  • Relic Rapport Selection Chest
  • Leapstones

Lost Ark April 2023 Store Updates

The following cosmetic collections have arrived in the Lost Ark Store with the April 2023 update:

Butler and Maid Cosmetics
Petranian Knight Cosmetics
Petranian Knight Weapons

Assassin Weapons

Gunner Weapons

Mage Weapons

Martial Artist Weapons

Warrior Weapons

Lost Ark April Update General and Quality of Life Changes

Lost Ark April 2023 General Updates


  • Login reward track has been updated.
  • Adjusted the rewards for the Arkesia Grand Prix event.
    • Removed:
      • [Event] Book of Enhancement: Weapon (Limited-Time)
      • [Event] Book of Enhancement: Armor (Limited-Time)
    • Added:
      • [Event] Metallurgy: Advanced Welding (Limited-Time)
      • [Event] Tailoring: Advanced Mending (Limited-Time)
      • [Event] Metallurgy: Expert Welding (Limited-Time)
      • [Event] Tailoring: Expert Mending (Limited-Time)
  • Added messaging intended to better indicate why a player received a warning or ban.
  • Added a new CVAA feature to help visually impaired users navigate Lost Ark. A new menu will be shown asking if players want to enable this feature before reaching the server selection screen. All players will see this at least once after the update releases.
  • Added Ark Pass missions for Hanumatan and the Flower Candy Festival.
  • Chests containing Ancient Accessories have been added as rewards for Challenge * Guardian Raids and Siege Events (Requires Item Level 1540).
  • Added new chests to the Sylmael Bloodstone Exchange that contain Inferno Hall of the Sun Boss Rush tickets.

Lost Ark April 2023 Update Quality of Life Adjustments

  • Improved the [Shift]+[G] quest text bypass system. You can now use [Shift]+[G] to skip quest text scripts even if you have never done the quest before. You can also now use the skip feature on Stronghold quests.
  • Triport unlock conditions are now applied across a player’s roster.
  • Docked boats will now be warped when players cannot enter a port. If you sail and try to dock at a continent that you don’t meet the entry requirement for, you will be denied entry. You will then get a pop up message with an option to teleport to another continent's port that you are able to enter.
  • Players will no longer have to restart the game to switch regions.
  • Brelshaza Gate 0 skip function added.
    • At the beginning of Brelshaza Legion Raid, the party leader can teleport the group directly from Astalgia’s Door to Nightmare Shadow.
    • Only available until all party members reach the first assembly location.
    • Only the party leader can teleport the group. Click on ‘Gate 1 Instant Teleport’ on top left of screen. A pop up window asking ‘Would you like to immediately teleport from Astalgia's Door to Nightmare Shadow?’ will appear. Click ‘OK’ to teleport.
  • The Legion Raid materials required to craft Upper Tier 3 Relic gear from Brelshaza Normal mode have been reduced. Crafting a weapon will now require 75 Phantom Horns, and armor will require 30.
  • Honor Shards honing cost requirement decreased by 40% for T3 Lv. 1340 gear from 1460 up to 1490 (+20), and T3 Lv. 1390 gear up to 1590 (+20).

Lost Ark April 2023 Update Notable Bug Fixes

  • The time zone labels have been removed from the top-left in EU-West and EU-Central as they were incorrect following the daylight savings change.
  • Fixed an issue causing items in the Product Inventory to always appear in English.
  • Fixed an issue allowing controller users to enter letters in the "Find Party" password field despite only numbers being usable with Mouse & Keyboard.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Artist's "Paint: Crane Wing" skill to only use Select Point Type 2 targeting while the tripod "Crane Ambush" is applied with a controller.

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