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Lost Ark: Is the New Ark Pass Worth It? | True Value of the Battle Pass

The latest update to Lost Ark includes an all-new Ark Pass which grants you rewards upon completing various conditions. But the question is: “is it worth buying?”

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If you’ve been playing Lost Ark recently after the update, then you might have already known about the Ark Pass. The pass contains 3 tiers, each with varying rewards. You have a free one that is available to all players, a premium one that is available for a certain fee, and a super premium one that is by far the most expensive among the three.

You might want to consider picking either of the two premiums, but is it actually worth it?

Is the New Ark Pass Worth It in Lost Ark?

Each tier comes with its own unique set of rewards, but in order to determine if it’s worth it or not, let’s first have a look at their pricing.

The premium tier costs 1,500 royal crystals which are roughly around 15-30 dollars/euros. However, you can’t really buy the exact amount of royal crystals in the game. Instead, you’ll have to buy bundles containing royal crystals.

For example, even if you just want the premium tier which is only 1,500 royal crystals, you’ll have to buy the 2,200 royal crystal bundle for 20 dollars/euros in order to get your hands on those crystals. The same can be said for the super premium tier, except that it’s a lot more expensive which will cost 3,000 royal crystals but the bundle for sale costs roughly around 50 dollars/euros to give you a total of 5,750 royal crystals.

Keep in mind that you’re only after the 3000 royal crystals while the rest will depend on what you want to buy or whether you want to buy one in the first place.

Now that we’ve talked about the pricing, let’s have a look at what you can actually get for each tier. If you want to spend money on the game, then the premium tier is what you should be going for. It comes with a handful of rewards that will surely give you your money’s worth.

It’s also a far better choice if you’re a beginner and want to obtain upgrade materials for your gear.

Meanwhile, if you want the added vanity stuff such as the Banquet skin collection, then the super premium tier is a good choice. You can basically get it rather cheap than buying the skin straight from the Item shop. You’ll also get the Noble Banquet wallpaper and a few legendary rapport chests.

Wrapping Things Up

By now, it should be obvious that the new Ark Pass is worth buying. The tons of rewards you can get as you play the game are pretty helpful to hasten your progression.

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GTA VI Leaks – What We Know so Far?

Rockstar Games on high alert

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Massive leaks have been spread throughout social media platforms about Grand Theft Auto 6. If you are a GTA V account owner, you may have an idea of what happened. On September 19, “teapotuberhacker,” a user from GTAForums, posted 90 videos of test builds for the upcoming game by Rockstar. The hacker revealed assets and source codes for GTA 6 on YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms. Rockstar locks down its social media accounts, and the situation may lead to investigations with the FBI, although there is no official statement from Rockstar regarding this matter.

The leaks were illegally taken from the studio’s network, leading to the conclusion that the GTA 6 hacker is not a lot but a small group working together to post the leaked data. Rockstar confirms that these leaks are legitimate, and the GTA publisher Take-Two is working on taking down confidential information about the game by using copyright rules on mainstream platforms.

The game set’s location appears to be in Vice City; thanks to groups of dedicated fans, a map was made using various tools, which is not entirely new. When GTA 5 was still under development and trailers, screenshots, and teasers were being released; GTA had a fan base that could create a map for Grand Theft Auto 5 before the game was released; the map was an almost perfect match to the official map in GTA 5. Not to mention these players also became the people who made GTA 5 modded accounts.

Introducing New Characters

Based on leaked information, Grand Theft Auto 6 would be an open-world game with male and female protagonists, Jason and Lucia. One of the videos shows the two in what appears to be an instant character switching, similar to GTA 5. Where Michael, Franklin, and Trevor’s character switch; although this time, it looks like the loading time is faster in this test run. Several screenshots show Lucia having different make-up and hairstyles, similar to Grand Theft Auto 5: Online, although customization is available for the female protagonist this time.

Smartphone System

Grand Theft Auto 4 introduced the smartphone system as a tool to contact friends, dates, and a few mission events. At the same time, Grand Theft Auto 5 added new functionalities like emails and website functionality. A parody of Facebook exists in this game called Life Invader; there may be a GTA 6 parody of Mark Zuckerberg; who knows? Aside from that, there is no information if Rockstar has updated this system.

Travel System

There are a few notable things about how players would be able to move around the map. Footage shows Jason swimming more profoundly in the water; unlike in previous games, the deepness of how far a player can swim has always been limited. For vehicles, test footage of vehicle damage where Jason shoots the floor of the boat and a fan boat on land. The subway system returns since GTA 4; we see Jason going in and out of a train car.

GTA 5 Combat

A video of Lucia fighting with NPCs was also shown, a tweaked weapon wheel, and NPCs reloading in real-time. Clips of recoil tests make everything realistic, and the latest addition in combat is for players to go prone, which is perfect for stealth-based missions.

Shooting from vehicles has been limited to small weapons; we have seen drive-bys from the test footage, allowing players to use bigger weapons. This would be great since bigger weapons would deal more damage. Switching hands while shooting is another excellent addition to combat; there are plenty of scenarios to get the proper angle on an enemy by switching the hand you are shooting from.

Vice City

The Miami-inspired city has dramatically changed since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. There are the usual elements to be found, like neon lights in nightclubs and beachfront, but Rockstar has made an effort to make the map modernized by ensuring the look and feel are authentic to the real-life locations of Florida. The level of detail from these tests is fantastic as it can be; driving real-life inspiration for locations provides an immersive experience for players.

Gas stations, bars, tennis courts, motels, the environment, and the subway system is diverse, possible even better than GTA 5s’ map. Lucia has been seen to use a gumball machine inside convenience stores, which could mean there would be more things to interact with in Vice City.

There may be more surprises in store from GTA 6, and these are just the little details that have been leaked. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released by late 2024 or early 2025.

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