Are you looking to play Lost Ark in South East Asia (SEA)?
Are you living in Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, or another country in Asia?
Lost Ark is only available in 4 regions—North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania.
According to Lost Ark, Amazon does not have the right to publish the game in any other regions.
However, there is a way to bypass the region block that allows you to play the game anywhere.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to download and play Lost Ark in South East Asia (SEA).
Is Lost Ark coming to SEA?
According to Lost Ark’s official Twitter account, they have no plans to add dedicated servers for OCE or SEA.
In another tweet, they said that Amazon does not have the right to publish the game in any other regions.
Hence, if you’re living in SEA, you won’t be able to download the game without a VPN.
Since there isn’t an OCE or SEA server, players in those regions have a very high ping.
Here’s a tweet by @xXHELIUM, “250 ping makes PvP and end game content substantially more difficult”.
Here’s a tweet by @Kolossus92, “Sounds like a poor decision—not maximizing your reach”.
How to play Lost Ark in South East Asia
To play Lost Ark in South East Asia, you need to use a free VPN like ProtonVPN.
Using a VPN allows you to bypass the region block and download Lost Ark.
You just need to connect to a region where the game is available in.
Lost Ark is available in the United States, so you can connect to a free United States VPN.
After you’ve downloaded the game, it will be located in your Steam library.
Step 1: Use a free VPN (e.g. ProtonVPN)
- Download a free VPN like Proton VPN: https://protonvpn.com/download.
- Open Proton VPN and create a new account.
- Connect to a VPN where Lost Ark is available in (e.g. US-FREE#1).
Proton VPN has multiple free VPNs that you can connect to.
Lost Ark is available in the United States, so connecting to a US VPN is highly recommended.
You can also connect to a Europe VPN.
Step 2: Get the game on the store.steampowered.com
- Go to store.steampowered.com.
- Search for “Lost Ark”.
- Click on “Play Game” or purchase the game.
If you’re connected to a VPN where Lost Ark is available in, you’ll be able to view and download it.
Keep in mind that you can only use the browser version of Steam (store.steampowered.com) for this.
This is because a VPN does not work on the Steam desktop app.
Step 3: Click on “Yes, Steam is installed”
After you’ve clicked on “Play Game”, a pop-up will open.
The pop-up contains two options including “Yes, Steam is installed” and “No, I need Steam”.
Click on “Yes, Steam is installed” if you’ve already installed the Steam desktop app.
Otherwise, you need to download it and sign in to your account.
Step 4: Install the game and play it
After you’ve clicked on “Yes, Steam is installed”, an installation pop-up will open.
Now, you need to install Lost Ark by following the on-screen instructions.
Once you’ve installed the game, it will be located in your Steam library.
You can play the game while you’re connected to the VPN.
Since the game has dedicated US servers, you need to stay connected to a US VPN to play it.
You’ve successfully learned how to play Lost Ark in SEA on Steam!