Community Crunch 274: Introducing Lost Island, Amargasaurus, and More!
Explore new heights and hidden depths in this expansive 150 sq. kilometer map where Survivors will encounter new biomes, challenges, and mysterious ruins! Whether it's exploring the valley of waterfalls, setting up your treehouse home in the Redwood Forests, getting down and dirty in the vast swamps, diving deep underwater, climbing snowy mountains, or caving, there's something for every Survivor out there! Arriving with the map will be 3 brand new real-world creatures, including the Amargasaurus and one chosen explicitly by the ARK community!
Lost Island and its creatures will be a free DLC coming to Steam, Epic, Xbox, PlayStation later this year!
Of all the creatures in the sauropod family, Amargasaurus titanicus is likely the most unique looking. It sports two parallel rows of dorsal spines down the length of its neck, back, and tail--though the neck spines are significantly longer than the back or tail spines. These spines are a remarkable adaptation, giving Amargasaurus unmatched control of its body temperature. Made even more incredible by their time on ARKs, these spines store both extreme heat AND extreme cold, effectively allowing Amargasaurus to live comfortably in any environment. Its sails also make it an abnormally capable swimmer, for a sauropod.
Unlike most sauropods, Amargasaurus is very prone to violence, attacking most predators (and humans!) on sight. I suspect this behavior developed alongside the dangerous spines it uses as weapons.
Once finally tamed, it's no surprise that Amargasaurus' spines are its best feature. If removed early, their thermal storage becomes erratic, which is perfect for catalyzing sap development in many trees.
Some tribes, of course, adapted this thermal quirk for combat. By having Amargasaurus eject a spine before it sheds naturally, the freezing/warming waves that emanate from the spike play havoc with armor in the area. Interestingly, simple armor is barely affected, while more complex armor is more heavily affected.
Do you have your own idea for what prehistoric creature should be added to Lost Island? We're looking for your input! Check out the thread below for guidelines!
We're excited to share more information with you before Lost Island releases later this year.
An update has been made to the Code of Conduct:
Blocking access to important resources (ie. charge nodes, Extinction City Terminals, Orbital supply crates on Extinction, or Mission Terminals and etc)
Blocking access to important resources (ie. charge nodes, Extinction City Terminals, Orbital supply crates on Extinction, Teleporters, Dispatchers, or Mission Terminals and etc)
Keep up to date with the Code of Conduct: here.
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An ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is active on all platforms from now through June 28th, with the following EVO perks:
- 2X Breeding (egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation)
- 2X Taming
- 2X Harvesting
- 2X XP
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See you next week!