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Lost Ark is exploding in popularity right now, which means there are some massive queues. One NA East server had a clue close to 10,000 people long on launch day and the game isn't even out for those who didn't purchase a Founder's Pack. timer.

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Unlike other MMOs that might require you to hold down your W key with a tapping bird, Lost Ark does come with an option to set your own AFK Here's a short guide on how to adjust your AFK timer in the game.

Updated June 6, 2022: We've updated this article to include a video that shows you exactly how to set your AFK timer in Lost Ark.

How To Increase Your AFK Timer

Here's how to increase your AFK timer from 15 minutes to one hour.

  • Open your Main Menu.
  • Hit Settings.
  • Go to Gameplay.
  • Controls And Display.
  • You can set your AFK timer to max out at 60 minutes.


Gameplay and Controls/Display

This will prevent you from getting kicked before your hour is up, perfect for avoiding another two hours in the queue. A lot of players faced some problems when trying to load the game via Steam, so it's possible that launch day traffic might even exceed the Founder's Pack players. Make sure to set your AFK timer as soon as you log in if you're settling in for a long session!

You can also adjust other important settings in your menu, including changing your mouse controls. Or you can play with a controller instead.

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