Lost Ark releases on Feb. 11, but players who purchased one of the Founder's Pack can participate and play Lost Ark early access on Feb. 8. The game was also made available for pre-load ahead of the early access period. But now that it is here, players are experiencing a Steam connection time out error for Lost Ark.
The Steam connection time out for Lost Ark is likely due to the large number of players trying to download the game at the same time. This is most likely causing the servers to be overwhelmed and crash. According to the official Lost Ark Twitter, the developers are aware of the issue and are working with Steam to solve it, so players will need to be patient.
Unfortunately, players will likely not be able to play Lost Ark until this issue is resolved. These kinds of problems are common, especially with popular games that are highly anticipated, such as Lost Ark. With luck, the Steam connection time out issue will be resolved quickly, and players can enjoy this MMO.