It was revealed in a blog post by the developer Smilegate that they are attempting to add the new region “as quickly as possible.” While it was not specified how many servers would be included in that region, the number of servers in Lost Ark’s existing regions ranged from seven to 19 servers, so you can expect a similar number in this one.
No characters or progress will be carried over, and Smilegate made it clear that the new region is primarily intended for new players and those who have not yet committed to a specific server or server cluster.
Despite the studio’s promise to work on the new region “24 hours a day, seven days a week until it goes live,” it cautioned that the addition would take time and that long queue times would likely persist until the new region was implemented.
Smilegate was forced to add more than a dozen new servers to Lost Ark even before the game’s official free-to-play launch because the MMO had amassed such a large following that it was “filled to the brim,” according to the developer.
Smilegate, on the other hand, is giving all players a gift package that includes a choice of mount, a skin selection chest, and a number of consumable item chests as a way of celebrating the launch of Lost Ark and perhaps thanking them for their patience.