Amazon warns Lost Ark players not to 'expend valuable time or resources' on broken Tytalos raid

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Amazon Games has warned Lost Ark players to not waste their time on the Tytalos raid right now after a recent patch broke some things, making the guardian "extremely difficult" to defeat.

Though Tytalos is already meant to be a solidly difficult boss, it's proven to be a little too difficult. It's damn near impossible to defeat at the recommended item level within the 20-minute time frame, with players even a couple of hundred item levels higher having a tough time with it (thanks, Eurogamer). There have been debates going on in Reddit and the Lost Ark forums for a few days, arguing whether or not the whole thing was supposed to be so intentionally rough. With how little information Guardian Raids can offer on mechanics or strategies, it makes sense that people weren't too sure what was going on.

Now, a forum post has confirmed that the fight is indeed broken, with a hotfix set to be pushed out sometime later today (March 14). "We are aware of an issue within the Tytalos Guardian Raid that makes defeating Tytalos in the time frame allotted extremely difficult for the powerlevel required to participate in the Guardian Raid, creating a blocker for progression," the post read. "For the time being, we strongly suggest avoiding the Tytalos Guardian Raid so you do not expend valuable time or resources on an encounter that is currently not performing correctly."

It's not super clear what exactly is wrong, though players are theorising that some of the boss's mechanics aren't working correctly in a group format. Many are reporting that things are smooth-sailing when going solo, however.

The post also said it may be putting together some form of compensation for those who've attempted to tackle Tytalos while it's been a bit bugged. There are no specifics on what that compensation could look like though, with Amazon saying it'll "share more information" down the line.

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.