It’s summer, and that means it’s time for the Lost Ark Summer Festival event. This guide details everything you need to know to participate!
With the release of Lost Ark’s “Wrath of the Covetous Legion” update, comes the Summer Festival event taking place on Heartbeat Island. Similar to the old Event Islands, Heartbeat Island Tasks consist of Co-op Quests and Daily Quests that allow you to earn Tokens. However, unlike previous events, there seem to be fewer alternate ways to earn the event currency, Summer Festival Coins.
How to Participate in the Lost Ark Summer Festival
To participate in the Lost Ark Summer Festival event, you must have at least one character level 50 or higher. To access the content for this event, you need to head to Heartbeat Island, which is just west of the Annika continent.
Wherever you connect, just take a steamer to Annika and you’ll be a short distance away. Once you have visited the island once with a character, you can take the Ocean Liner directly to the island later.
Once on the island, you will need to complete the simple quest called “[Event] getting hotter and hotter” which you can accept from the event NPC, Jollus. This quest has a few simple steps to complete:
- Play the Song of Valor for Jollus.
- Perform the Dance, Umarka, or Sway emote for Jollus.
- Perform the Cheer emote while Jollus is dancing.
Once completed, you will gain access to the rest of the event content, while earning 50 Summer Festival Coins. The rest of the event content consists of three daily quests, two co-op quests, and access to the event store.
Summer Festival Daily Quests
Prepare to stretch, have a snack, or relax while you complete these quests. Although there are three daily quests, these daily quests are all exactly the same. Unfortunately, they’re also exceptionally annoying, requiring you to stand in three different areas for 30 seconds each.
Completing each of these will reward you with 100 Summer Festival Coins, for a total of 300 Summer Festival Coins. The absolute best way to incorporate them into attending an event is to do them between the two events, during that 10-minute window.
Summer Festival Co-op Quests
The Heartbeat Island Summer Festival features two separate co-op quests, which become active at 50 minutes per hour (XX:50), every hour; and every hour on the hour (XX:00).
This first of these, which sits at 50 minutes per hour, is a co-op Emote quest, which asks you to participate with 2 different dance emotes. Participants must front, dance and Umarka emotes a total of 20 times each for a total of 40 emotes.
From this Emotes loop, you can simply choose a side and use the emote to participate. It’s usually faster to do one side then the other as a group. It can take as little as 2 minutes if everyone contributes correctly. Completion rewards you with 100 Summer Festival Coins with the minimum silver stake.
Glowstick Boss Coop
This second co-op quest that starts on time is a “boss” fight, where you fight a boss with a glow stick. Each amount of health the boss loses, the boss will award everyone in the arena 4-8 Summer Festival Coins.
This seems like a drop every ~100 health, and with the boss having 4000 health, players get around 250 per boss defeated. The quest lasts long enough that a decent sized group of players can defeat 2 bosses within the time limit.
As mentioned, to deal damage to this boss, you’ll need to grab a Glowstick, which can be found to the left and right of the arena. Once collected, you’ll only have one basic attack to work with, but the Glowstick also has two abilities that heal and damage you; Increased attack speed and increased movement speed.
The attack speed boost increases your attack speed from around 1.5 hits per second to around 3 per second, doubling your attack speed. Due to scaling attack speed with your own attack speed stat, classes that stack up quickness may gain a bit of extra coins.
Unlike the previous Wild Wing Island Chicking Boss, this boss can actually stun, as its attack appears to deal a percentage of your health, with attacks ranging from 20% to 90%. This makes movement speed important for quickly returning to range after dodging AoE attacks.
Completing this event earns you 450 silver. You don’t get any additional completion bonuses, so you must actively hit the boss to get the most out of this quest.
Earn Summer Festival Coins
Unlike past events, Co-op Quest and Daily Quests are the only way to earn Summer Festival Coins. As such, the short list of ways to earn Summer Festival Coins is as follows:
- Daily Quests – Up to 300 per day.
- Dance Co-op – 100+ every hour.
- Glowstick Co-op – 400+ every hour.
This allows you to earn a minimum of 1000 Summer Festival Coins in a single visit. You can also earn another 500 or more per visit to the island.
Summer Festival Coin Exchange
You can redeem your Summer Festival Coins on Heartbeat Island, as well as any main town in the game. This is done by talking to the Exchange NPC in a given area.
The Summer Festival Coin Exchange has the usual assortment of nice items to pick up, from card packs to break-in materials. Curiously, Pheons seems to be missing from the rewards list for this event. Below is a full list of event rewards as offered through the exchange.
Specials have your assortment of mostly non-break-in related items. Everything from Map Packs, Report Chests, Event Cosmetics, and even Sharpening Support Books, which go all the way up to Item Level 1370.
The front page contains our Event Cosmetics, Legendary Card Packs, Report Chest, and Full Una Instant Tickets.
Cards and Rapport are useful for horizontal progression, with card sets being a long-term goal, and Rapport helping to unlock various collectibles like Giant’s Hearts.
To buy this page from the exchange shop, it will cost you 2560 coins. Once the cosmetic and legendary card packs are purchased, it becomes only 560 coins per week. This will require 3 daily visits to the island in a week for the first time, then a single day thereafter
The second page contains the Weekly Card Packs, Card XP, Silver Chests, and even Powder of Sage.
All of this is helpful to late-game progression in a variety of ways. Cards tend to be a long-term goal while Powder of Sage helps improve your skill tripods.
We have guides available for the Card Collecting System and the Skill Tripod System. These guides cover the basics of these systems and offer helpful tips.
To buy this page from the exchange shop, it will cost you 660 coins. This will only require one daily visit to the island in a week.
The third page begins our sharpening support books, containing the sharpening books for levels 1 and 2, as well as one for level 3.
Honing Support Books is a great way to help build a new character quickly. Just make sure they get used to it before the event ends!
To buy this page from the exchange shop, it will cost you 550 coins. This will only require one daily visit to the island in a week.
The last page of the Special Exchange contains the rest of the Tier 3 Break-In Assist Books.
Legendary books work up to item level 1370, which can help bring characters up to the item level required to take on the Argos Abyss raid.
To buy this page from the exchange shop, it will cost you 750 coins. This will only require one daily visit to the island in a week.
Buying this entire section of the shop will cost 4520 coins for the first week, then 2520 for the following weeks. This means 5 days of organizing the event to get everything the first week, then only 3 the following weeks.
The magazine section houses the rest of the break-in materials, including the remaining support items.
The first page contains our item XP shards and Leapstones for levels 1 and 2.
Item XP shards aren’t too often a doorway to level 3 sharpening gear, but often are for level 1 and 2 for new characters. Leapstones are always a doorway to all levels of progression. Take what you need, leave what you don’t.
To buy this page from the exchange shop, it will cost you 720 coins. This will only require one daily visit to the island in a week.
The second page features Tier 3 Leapstones and the start of Sharpening Support items.
Honing support items are great for helping to hone with less main materials used. Typically, you’ll want to use these when you get closer to
To buy this page from the exchange shop, it will cost you 965 coins. This will only require one daily visit to the island in a week.
This page completes the Sharpening Support Materials as well as all of our Destruction Stone variants.
Sharpening support materials are always good to store, whether you need them right away or not. They are always useful, just when and how you use them is the important part of having them.
To buy this page from the exchange shop, it will cost you 950 coins. This will only require one daily visit to the island in a week.
This last page presents our various guardian stones, completing the sharpening equipment shop.
Like most honing materials, these always take what you need and leave what you don’t.
To buy this page from the exchange shop, it will cost you 600 coins. This will only require one daily visit to the island in a week.
Purchasing the entire Break-in Material section will cost 3,235 coins. This would require four days of daily runs.
To redeem the entire store, it will cost you 7,485 Coins the first week, then 5,485 the following weeks. This means that just doing daily groceries will get you through the event fairly easily, as there’s no immediate need to buy the cosmetics or cards that increase the price for the first week.
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