Events continue rampant in Lost Ark even a couple of months after its initial release in the West. The Glaivier has recently joined the classes roster, while the Destroyer arrives in May alongside a plethora of new activities. In the meantime, the Lost Ark Express Mission event is there to help you ease the leveling process to Tier 3, and the developer is adding a key feature to it. This guide explains how to change your designated character and how to make the most out of the event.
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How the Lost Ark Express Mission Event Works
In case you’ve missed it, the Express Mission event kicked off back on April 21, offering a more speedy process to get a character to Tier 3. Once you hit level 50 with a class, the grind becomes directly related to your item level. Different activities require different tiers, which means it’s going to take quite a while to get to the true end game content, including upcoming activities.
The event allows for a level 50 character that’s under item level 1,000 to do Express Missions. As such, you’re granted level 302 gear for said character to embark on said missions, with the option to also tackle a few optional missions for bonus materials.
For example, completing the Super Express Mission grants you 1,000 gold, a Relic Rapport Selection chest, 1 million silver, multiple legendary card packs, sailing coins, stones of soaring, and much more.
The Express Mission event in Lost Ark is available until June 30 at reset time, and the class of choice is up to you. That being said, there will be a way to change your designated character after the April 28 update.
How to Change your Designated Character – Lost Ark Express Mission Event
If you started the Express Mission event with a character and you’d like to change it over to a different one, a character change feature is coming. According to the developer, the feature will “allow players to change their designated event character one time in order to make a more informed decision about what character they would like to claim Express Mission Event rewards on.”
This is good news, but the benefit will depend on a case-by-case basis. If you’ve already used the honing benefit provided by the event on any Tier 2 or Tier 2 gear pieces, you won’t be able to change your Express Mission Event character. But if you haven’t, following the update, you should see a notification when attempting to hone a gear piece. If you’ve honed Tier 3 gear, you’re exempt from this and free to select a new character if you’d like.
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Lastly, in case you still have unredeemed rewards and chests, remember that they’re bound to the character you choose to open them with. Hold onto them until after the update in case you don’t want to lose them.
The update goes live on April 28 once maintenance ends, which is set to start at 12 a.m. PT/3 p.m. ET and is estimated to last up to five hours.