Lost Ark Hyper Express Event Guide 2023: Release Date, Artist Punika Pass, Rewards & More

3/8/2023 4:15:10 PM

In Lost Ark, the release date of Artists has been confirmed for the 15 of March accompanied by special progression events in the March “Art of War” update. The Lost Ark Progression events are what we have been waiting for.  In this Lost Ark Hyper Express event guide, we talk about the release date, Artist Punika Powerpass, Hyper Express plus rewards, and Story Express in the March update.


Lost Ark Progression Event Release Date - Lost Ark Punika Powerpass, Hyper Express & Story Exppress 2023

The Lost Ark Progression event will contain Punika Powerpass, Hyper Express Plus, and Story Express progression events that run from March 15 to June 14. So it's in March, April, May, and June, three months long. Unlike prior progression in this update, character designation and mission period are the same. Now, let's dive into everything you need to know about the Express event in Lost Ark 2023.


1. Lost Ark Punika Powerpass 2023

In combination with the Punika Powerpass (Ark Pass), the Lost Ark Hyper Express Plus Event allows players to quickly level up a single character with an Item Level between 1340 and 1445 in exchange for sharpening materials.


Punika Powerpass Rewards

You'll receive item level 1340 gear, so just get to play straight into Punika with that. It's a little bit better than usual because usually you only get 1302.


2. Lost Ark Hyper Express Plus Event 2023

In conjunction with the Punika Powerpass, players can select one character with an Item Level between 1340 and 1445 to participate in the Hyper Express Plus Event, where they can gain sharpening materials to fast advance that character to Item Level 1445 and beyond.


Lost Ark Hyper Express Plus Rewards

Up to Item Level 1445, the selected character will get prizes like Silver, honing materials, Gems, Engravings, and even a Legendary Card Selection Pack for every 15 Item Levels reached. Unfortunately seems like it's only going to 1445 which doesn't really help us get into Brel hard but it is that's better than nothing.


How Does Hyper Express Event Plus Work In Lost Ark?

With Hyper Express Plus's new Engraving Support system, users can select four engravings to have a level-3 influence throughout the competition. Starting out is easy with these steps:

The Engraving Support button will become active once you've chosen a character in Hyper Express Plus.

Access the Engraving Support page by clicking the Engraving Support button, then pick any four Engravings you like.

To utilize their features, click the Enable Engraving Support button.

Awakening expert, heavy armor, and your artist class buff are the most common builds for creatives, but you may experiment with different builds by changing the heavy armor stats in various ways. Nonetheless, thick armor is the most convenient for backup, since you can just face tank anything without worrying about damage.


3. Lost Ark Story Express 2023

Characters may be leveled up from 1 to 1340 by completing story tasks and earning prizes in Lost Ark March update, such as Level 1340 Argos Legendary Armour. During the Story Express event, you may level up to Item Level 1340, making it easier to use Hyper Express Plus to level up a whole new character to Item Level 1445. One Story Express character is the limit per user. If you get rid of a designated character in Story Express, you can't make another one. 


How Does Story Express Work In Lost Ark?

A chosen Story Express character can be anyone who has not yet finished the "On the Border" mission from Rethamis. Using the 'Event Quest' menu, choose a Story Express character, then complete its associated story objectives to earn useful advancement resources.

Story Express Rewards

By completing the story, you will receive the Crystalline Aura for 14 days, the Epic Class Engraving Recipe Selection Pouch, the Epic Combat Engraving Recipe Selection Pouch, and more honing materials. Story Express awards cannot be earned for completing a story if tasks are skipped via a Powerpass or Knowledge Transfer.