Lost Ark Twitch drops: what they are and how to get them

 Lost Ark Twitch drops
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Lost Ark Twitch drops are in-game rewards for the free-to-play MMO you can earn by watching participating streamers, usually those who are members of the Lost Ark creators program, via Twitch. (Or by having their streams open in another tab while you should be working, if that's how you roll. I'm not the boss of you.) 

Those players you've probably seen zooming around Arkesia on the top of golden electric hoverboards while accompanied by pets that look like mystical foxes earned them from earlier Twitch drops given away to celebrate Lost Ark's launch. More items have been given away regularly since.

With this guide, you'll be able to score sweet free loot just just like those high-flying fancypants. You're welcome.

What Lost Ark Twitch drops are available?

The current Twitch drop promotion began on November 1 and ends on November 28. This one lets you earn a Helgaia Pet Selection Chest, a Legendary Rapport Selection Chest, and 1,000 Amethyst Shards

Amethyst shards are a currency normally earned via achievements like winning a PvP match or accruing 50 friends, although they're also available as an Amazon Prime reward. They can be exchanged at a dedicated vendor in each main city hub.

The most popular item to buy with amethyst shards is a ship skin called the Notos orca, which turns your ship into a killer whale and should make those long sea journeys fly by. That'll set you back a cool 6,600 amethyst shards. There's also a sweet gold wolf mount to buy, though that one costs 22,000 amethyst shards. Oof.

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How to get Lost Ark Twitch drops

To activate Twitch drops, go to the Lost Ark website, sign into Twitch, link your Steam account, and finally click on the activate button. For this Twitch drop you'll need to watch four hours' worth of participating streams, though not all at once.

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To earn this Twitch drop you'll need to watch four hours of participating streamers. Those streamers are: DatModz, Plushys, BobaJenny, CuteDog_, Anhthu, and KanonXO. Hopefully a couple of them are streaming in your timezone!

Make sure to rack up your four hours before the promotion ends on November 28 at 11:59pm PT.

When you've earned a drop, you'll get a notification in Twitch. (Notifications are up top, between whispers and Prime Gaming Loot.) That'll guide you to your Twitch inventory page, where you need to claim the drop. After that, it should show up in-game within 24 hours. Access it from the product inventory next to your mail.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.