After a total of seven years in development, Lost Ark has finally entered the Beta phase. The bad news is that it is only available to players from South Korea. Fortunately, there are ways that you may try to go around this restriction and test the game yourself. Check them out in the article below.
Requirements to Play Lost Ark Beta
We already established that the beta version is only playable in South Korea and not available in any other country. Actually, it is officially not available. If we want to see how to get around the system and bypass this restriction to play Lost Ark, we need to see what are the requirements for the beta.
There are three things that you will need:
- KSSN – Korean Social Security Number
- iPin – an easy way to identify yourself when using online services in Korea. Alternatively, postpaid Korean phone number can be used
- VPN – this is not technically a condition that the developers require, but it is essential to fake your IP address so that the server thinks you are from Korea
Now, let’s go step by step and explain how you can acquire these three things.
How to Obtain a Korean Social Security Number?
Believe it or not, this one can be doable, but you will need to apply some serious online searching skills. The first thing to do is pick a search engine – it can be Yahoo or Bing, but we selected Google. We suggest you use the link provided as we already typed how you search for “KSSN” in the Korean language. Once you open the link, make sure to change the “830617” section. This one actually marks for the date of birth you are searching for and you may need to experiment a bit until you find a valid social security number.
Once you do some searching, you will come across something like 830617-3541254. The first part marks the DOB and the rest is the actual KSSN. So, the first section has six and the last seven numbers and that is the information you were looking for. Try to identify the name of that person as it should be right before the KSSN as you may need it during registration.
Alternatively, you may try one of the fake KSSN generators online, but it is essentially a random number generator that may or may not work.
How to Acquire iPin?
This one is going to be pretty hard if not impossible. You need to head to the iPin registration website to obtain this pin number. It is a unique code used to shop online and register for Korean services, including a Lost Ark gaming account. Now, the foreigners located in Korea may register for an iPin.
All you need to do is to enter your name, choose a username and password to use and complete the registration process. The trick, however, is that you may need to use VPN so that you can trick the website you are from Korea. In some cases, it may even ask you a special bank confirmation to verify you are a resident, which is a condition that is hard to meet.
It is precisely why you should go with an alternative – using a postpaid phone telephone number registered in Korea. It is in a format XXXX-XX-XXXX and you may have a shot at finding them online.
Where to Purchase Lost Ark Key / Account?
Since Lost Ark is available only in Korea, you will need a valid Korean gaming account. One of the solutions may be going through the painful process of findings KSSN and iPin, but even then, your registration may not work. So, what if we tell you that there is a simpler way?
You can purchase a verified Lost Ark account online. There are several websites that sell these accounts and we figured out that OBT Game gives an excellent rate of $30. Alternatively, you can try at MMOPlayStore, which offers an even cheaper price ($24.99), but they don’t always have accounts in stock.
The process is fairly simple – there are numerous payment methods you can utilize to purchase a Lost Ark account, such as PayPal, Bitcoin, or Qiwi. While this should be a reliable method of purchase, nobody can guarantee you 100% that the account provided will work.
In fact, the chances are that the bought account will function, but a bigger question is for how long. For example, OBT emphasizes that accounts cannot be reverified. So, if you get deactivated once, that account becomes completely unusable. They do agree to offer you at least 15 days of playing Lost Ark. If you get less than that, they will refund you 70% of the purchase price, which is fair from them.
There are two other things they emphasize. The first one that invalid login for once or twice implies that you won’t be able to log in at all and you shouldn’t force it. The next one is that you should give the providers seven days to secure you the account. The fact that it takes a week to deliver seems a tad long, especially if you consider that you may end up playing for less than two weeks, but it is still better than nothing.
Ultimately, there doesn’t seem to be a 100% reliable way of getting a key or account for Lost Ark. We listed several methods that you can try and they may function for a while. The truth is that the best option may be to wait for the beta to be available to the rest of the world.
However, considering that it took seven years for them to enter the beta status, we can only imagine how long it can take to include the entire globe into playing. So, perhaps you want to test these methods after all. Just don’t forget to use VPN during the process! And if you manage to obtain a Lost Ark valid Korean account, we wish you the best luck in raiding islands and tackling bosses!