Lost Ark Under the Arkesian Sun Update: Release Date, Patch Notes, New Features & More

Lost Ark’s next big patch, aptly titled “Under the Arkesian Sun,” is almost here to wrap up the summer season.

Now Amazon Games has detailed what players can expect from the August patch, which this time focuses on pets.

Below, fans can find the release date for the “Under the Arkesian Sun” patch, as well as all the new features coming to Lost Ark.

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Publication date

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The Under the Arkesian Sun patch is just part of the Lost Ark summer content.

According to the official Lost Ark blog post, the “Under the Arkesian Sun” patch will be released on August 24th2022.

Players can expect the update to drop after the weekly maintenance and reset that players in their specific time zone can find below:

  • North America East – 05:00 EST
  • North America Western 2 hours PST
  • EU Central & EU West – 10am GMT / 11am CET
  • South America – 07:00 BRT

New functions

This update brings the Pet Ranch and the introduction of Legendary Pets.

The Pet Ranch is a place where “Pets can play, become more helpful companions, and help you earn valuable rewards.”

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Players can relax and play with their pets at the Pet Ranch.

In addition, pets can create “jam cookies” that can be exchanged for rewards and earn “pet expertise” to level up and unlock new skills.

While Pets has always been helpful in Lost Ark, it looks like the Pet Ranch will expand Pet’s roles further than ever before.

Details of the animal farm

The Pet Ranch is a new location in the Stronghold where players can train their pets to become stronger and generate valuable resources.

The Pet Ranch is divided into the Cookie Workshop and the Ranch.

It looks like this facility will be heavily dependent on resources and time management.

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This machine produces Jam Cookies at the Pet Ranch.

For example, in the Ranch, pets regain morale; however, working in the Cookie Workshop will lower a pet’s morale.

A pet with no morals can no longer produce Jam Cookies, meaning players can’t exchange them for items such as Vitameows, Arcane Batteries, and other useful Ranch items.

Additionally, the amount of Jam Cookies produced depends on the pet’s rank, and increases as the pet upgrades from Rare to Epic to Legendary.

Patch Notes

The full patch notes for Lost Ark’s “Under the Arkesian Sun” can be found below, detailing everything players need to know before setting up their Pet Ranch.

The August “Under the Arkesian Sun” update arrives next week on August 24 after the weekly maintenance and reset, including the Pet Ranch and Legendary Pets. The Pet Ranch is a new location in the Stronghold where pets can play, become more helpful companions and help you earn valuable rewards. The cute and precious pets helping adventurers across Arkesia are ready to advance their worthy leaders by making jam cookies and earning pet expertise to level up and unlock new abilities.

OVERVIEW PET RANCH

In the Pet Ranch, your pets train to become stronger while generating valuable resources. Pets earn pet expertise to level up, while producing jam cookies that you can exchange for rewards. But Pets can’t continue to earn expertise and produce jam biscuits without a well-deserved break. To balance your pet’s morale, the Pet Ranch is divided into two parts; the Cookie Workshop and the Ranch.

WORKSHOP RANCH & COOKIE

At the Ranch, pets regain morale while relaxing and playing with other pets. Pets can be placed in the Ranch or the Cookie Workshop if they regain morale or spend them while making Jam Cookies, but not both at the same time. Working in the Cookie Workshop will lower a pet’s morale and a pet without morale will no longer be able to make jam cookies.

Pets earn both Expertise and Jam Cookies at the same time in the Cookie Workshop, and when the Pet’s Expertise reaches its maximum, it can be upgraded. You can unlock additional Cookie Workshop slots through Stronghold research to place more pets and increase your output. The amount of Jam Cookies produced depends on the pet’s grade and increases as the pet upgrades from Rare to Epic to Legendary. Before we get into the items and rewards you can redeem Jam Cookies for, let’s take a look at why you want to earn pet expertise: upgrading your pets to legendary.

LEGENDARY PETS

Pets can be upgraded to Legendary by reaching maximum Pet Expertise and spending Pet Growth Tokens, which can be earned by redeeming Jam Cookies. Once a pet is upgraded to Legendary, several features are unlocked. Legendary pets are given a (random) powerful ability, and at random intervals, one of the 3 effects granted by the ability is applied to you during combat. There are 5 Pet Skills that can be unlocked randomly or between:

  • Cheers of the Heart
    • 20% chance to recover 8% of Max HP
    • 40% chance to cast a 5s Shield for 10% of Max HP
    • 40% chance to recover 3% of Max HP
  • Cheers of Serenity
    • 20% chance to reset movement and stand-up skills cooldown and reduce cooldown by 40% for 8 seconds
    • 40% chance to cast a 5s Shield for 10% of Max HP
    • 40% chance to recover 3% of Max HP
  • Cheers of Heaven
    • 20% chance of attack speed +3% for 8s
    • 40% chance to cast a 5s Shield for 10% of Max HP
    • 40% chance to recover 3% of Max HP
  • Cheers to courage
    • 20% chance of movement speed +5% for 8s
    • 40% chance to cast a 5s Shield for 10% of Max HP
    • 40% chance to recover 3% of Max HP
  • Cheers to resonance
    • 20% chance of Specialty Meter gain +10% for 8s
    • 40% chance to cast a 5s Shield for 10% of Max HP
    • 40% chance to recover 3% of Max HP

A Pet Skill can be changed at a Pet Management NPC in exchange for 20 Crystals. You can select which skill you want and it can be changed again whenever you want.

Legendary pets can also be changed in appearance to match another unlocked pet. Changing a pet’s appearance requires a pet customization potion that you can get from the cookie seller, but it only needs to be used once per pet. After that, that pet’s appearance can be changed any number of times. Finally, obtaining a Legendary Pet unlocks access to purchase another lock in the Pet Inventory for more storage space.

PET RANCH ITEMS & REWARDS

The Jam Cookie Vendor has a variety of unique rewards that can be exchanged for Jam Cookies. From pet-themed cosmetics to weekly rewards like card packs and Phoenix Plumes to Pet Ranch specific items, there are plenty of valuable rewards to earn. Some of the Pet Ranch items include:

  • Vitameow – a consumable vitamin that gives pets vitality and restores 10% of a pet’s morale.
  • Arcane Battery – a battery booster created by the Nebelhorn Lab in Arthentine. When a booster is applied, 3 additional Jam Cookies are produced in the Cookie Workshop every 10 minutes.
  • Pet Expertise Potion – a potion created by the Vern Magick Society to increase pet expertise.
  • Pet Customization Potion – a morph potion for pets, which can be used on Legendary pets to unlock the reskin feature.
  • Pet Growth Token – a mysterious enchanted token produced by the Vern Magick Society, used in pet upgrades.

PET RANCH HELPERS

There are four helpers in the Pet Ranch standing by to help you manage the Pet Ranch:

  • Totocookie is a seller and will take the Jam Cookies you obtained from the Pet Ranch and exchange them for other items.
  • Dispatched Chromarong will help you place your pets in the Ranch or the Cookie Workshop.
  • Pet guardian Minky trades Rapport Gifts for Vitameow.
  • Working Achatemeow manages pet functions; retraining, improving or changing pet skills.

TO WORK

To unlock the Pet Ranch, you must be Stronghold Level 15, have unlocked the Stronghold Farm and Cave, and have a pet. Once you’ve completed it, you can complete the “Yay, Pet Ranch!!” quest. complete, taught by Butler Adeline. If you haven’t worked on improving your Stronghold yet, now is the time, because the exclusive Achatemeow hoodie is, after all, a piece of clothing and the latest in Arkesian fashion.

There you have it! That’s all Lost Ark fans need to know about the “Under the Arkesian Sun” patch coming August 24, 2022. For more information about the game, be sure to check out our tier list for the best classes.

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