This week, Lost Ark players have noticed a significant drop in the number of concurrent users displayed on the game’s Steam stats. This decline is the result of a recent roll out of a large number of bot account bans, which used new and highly-effective tactics to target and remove bots from the game.
The recent bot ban wave in Lost Ark has had a significant impact on the number of concurrent active players in the game. According to Steam stats, the number of concurrent active players has dropped from a peak of 330,000 to 130,000 after the bans. This means that up to a third of all Lost Ark players might have been bots.
The significant decrease in the number of concurrent active players is a clear indication of the scale of the bot problem that was present in the game and the effectiveness of the ban wave in addressing it.
Bots have long been a problem for online gaming communities, and Lost Ark is no exception. These automated accounts are used to farm in-game currency, disrupt gameplay, and manipulate the in-game economy. The recent bot ban wave is a significant step towards addressing these issues and improving the overall gameplay experience for legitimate players.
Players can expect a number of positive impacts as a result of these bot bans. The most notable benefits include improved market and auction house experiences, decreased lag in heavily populated areas, and fewer bots present in the game. With fewer bots in the game, players will have a more authentic and enjoyable experience, free from the negative effects of automation.
In the coming months, Lost Ark’s developers will continue to deploy large scale bot ban waves, implementing new methods of identifying and actioning against bots en masse. The development team will keep players updated about the deployment and impacts of these ban waves as they occur.