Lost Ark players are gearing up for the arrival of the Brelshaza Hard mode, which will bring a host of new challenges and mechanics to the game, along with the opportunity to acquire Ancient gear. To prepare for the update, the developers have released some tips for new and returning players to upgrade their gear with the current progression events.
Brelshaza Hard mode will require players to have a minimum Item Level of 1540 for gates 1 and 2, 1550 for gates 3 and 4, and 1560 for gates 5 and 6. To acquire Ancient gear, players will need to reach Item Level 1540 and earn the “Phantom Shard Remnants” achievement by equipping a full 6-set of Relic gear from the Phantom Legion Commander Raid.
In addition to Brelshaza Hard mode, players can earn and upgrade gear through various events, such as the Punika Powerpass, Hyper Express Plus, and Engraving Support. The Story Express event also allows players to clear story missions and earn valuable progression materials.
Furthermore, the new Ark Pass Season 3 provides players with ways to earn rewards by completing missions and progressing through 30 Ark Pass levels. The pass is available for free and grants a variety of helpful rewards, but players can also exchange Royal Crystals for premium reward tracks that offer additional rewards and cosmetics.
The Brelshaza Hard mode and other progression events are set to arrive in April, so players still have time to prepare for the upcoming challenges. More updates and details about the Hanumatan Guardian Raid, which will also require an Item Level of 1540, are expected to be released soon.