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Lost Ark PC system requirements and file size

Find out if your gaming rig has what it takes with the minimum and recommended PC system requirements (specs) for Lost Ark.
Lost Ark PC system requirements and file size
Co-developed by Tripod Studio and Smilegate RPG, and published by Amazon Game Studios, Lost Ark is a free-to-play title that pairs the "best of ARPG combat and MMO depth" to create the vast, vibrant world Arkesia. The world undoubtedly looks beautiful, and players are diving in with one of Lost Ark's exciting classes. Some PC gamers, however, do want to know if their gaming rig meets the system requirements (specs) of Lost Ark.

If you want to know if your gaming rig is up to the task, we've got you covered with the detailed Lost Ark PC system requirements and file size.

Lost Ark PC system requirements

First off, Lost Ark requires PC gamers to have a 64-bit processor and operating system. Windows 10 64-bit is the minimum. In terms of network requirements, players will need a "Broadband Internet connection" to enjoy Lost Ark.

Lost Ark PC system requirements specs minimum recommended 4k file size
Lost Ark can look absolutely beautiful with the right hardware. (Picture: Amazon Game Studios)

The developers have gone into quite a bit of detail with the Lost Ark recommended system requirements, noting what players will need for different resolutions, all the way up to 4K and Ultra settings.

Lost Ark recommended specs:

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 / AMD Ryzen 5
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • 1080P FHD

    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660

    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050

    • AMD® Radeon RX560 2G

  • 1440P QHD

    • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070

    • AMD® Radeon RX5700XT

  • Ultra Specs (4K, UHD)

    • NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080

    • AMD® Radeon RX 6800

  • DirectX: 9.0c or higher (2010 June)

Lost Ark minimum specs:

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 / AMD® Ryzen™ 3
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 460
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c or higher (2010 June)

As you can see, the minimum hardware barrier for playing Lost Ark is quite low, which is a good thing for a free-to-play title that relies on microtransactions or those who purchase a Founder's Pack.

Lost Ark file size on Steam

Lost Ark PC system requirements specs minimum recommended 4k file size
You will need at least 50 GB of free space to install Lost Ark. (Picture: Amazon Game Studios)

Lost Ark requires roughly 50 GB of free space to install on Steam.

The file size for Lost Ark might be a bit smaller after the installation process is complete. The updated specs do, however, note 50 GB+ as we will likely see game updates increase the file size, especially when new content becomes available. 

If you don't meet the PC system requirements for Lost Ark but want to jump into the mammoth world of Arkesia with decent performance, we might have to suggest looking into some upgrades.

 

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Featured image courtesy of Amazon Game Studios.