Welcome to the July Cosmetics Update, our first major content update for ARK: Survival Evolved on iOS & Android. This update delivers a wide range of new cosmetic items alongside various bug & stability fixes. You can download the update now from Google Play or the App Store, and keep reading for a more detailed overview.
All cosmetic items in this update are obtained through the in-game store, and abide by the following rule sets;
- Free Engrams come with an Ancient Amber requirement to craft, and items crafted from it can be lost & destroyed.
- Paid Engrams do not have an Ancient Amber requirement to craft, and items crafted from it can be lost & destroyed.
- Purchasable Items are bought with Ancient Amber, do not have any crafting requirements, and will be returned to your inventory when lost or destroyed.
The Analog Clock and Digital Clock are both purchasable items that can be set to display either the current time on the ARK or the time in the real world. The Analog Clock hangs on a wall, whereas the Digital Clock must be placed on a flat surface.
Simple Curtains are purchasable items sold in packs of 4. These patterned curtains can be placed on any window frame and set to open or closed. You can also pick your favorite dye and paint them whatever color you like!
Our elegant furniture series offers a variety of pieces that can be used to spruce up any base. The Elegant Lamp is a fully functional purchasable item, while the Elegant Bed, Elegant Table, Elegant Bench and Elegant Chair are all available as free engrams. All of these items work just as you would expect, and the elegant bed even acts as a respawn point with half the cooldown time of a bunk bed.
The Weapon Mounts and Armor Stand are a great way to display your finest gear when not in use. The Weapon Mount (Small), Weapon Mount (Large) and Armor Stand are all purchasable items with inventories. When you would like to display a weapon, tool or armor piece, simply open the inventory of the mount or stand and drag your item into its inventory. These items will be removed from your inventory when placed on display, and will even carry over your custom paint jobs & skins!
This update includes 5 different creature skin rugs - the Dire Bear Rug, Dodo Rug, Sabertooth Rug, Gigantopithecus Rug and the Titanoboa Rug. These purchasable rugs are all proportionate to the creature's actual size and can be placed on any flat surface, including the ground (Hello Dodo welcome mat!).
In addition to making nice decorations, these rugs can also display the attributes of your previously tamed creatures. Insert any Creature Implant from one of these creatures into the corresponding rug's inventory and both your tamed creature's name and color scheme will be displayed for all to see!
Our Woven Rugs and Elegant Rugs are all available as purchasable items. Both rugs are available in round and rectangular sizes. All rugs will be made placeable on walls in a future update.
These life-sized statues are made of obsidian and serve as great markers of previous accomplishments or warnings to invading enemy tribes. At launch, you can purchase the Carnotaurus Statue, Pteranodon Statue, Kairuku Statue, Spinosaur Statue, Tusoteuthis Statue and Giganotosaurus Statue. All statues can be switched between a variety of different poses, in addition to being paintable and letting you swap between left and right poses.
All flourishing gardens need a water source. Introducing the Water Fountain, available as a free engram. This unique variety of water reservoir fills when it rains and requires no electricity or pipes to run.
When it's time to plant seeds, why not try out the new Stone Planter, Ceramic Pot, Stone Pot, or Ceramic Planter. These fully functional planters are available as free engrams and can take any seed except for Plant Species X.
We thought you might like some new seeds to plant, so we are introducing 4 new types of flowers along with the very unique Snake Plant Seeds. All 5 varieties are available as purchasable items and have the ability to generate more of the same seed and even filter Potent Dust out of the air. When visiting the Garden section of the store, you will find Papaver Seeds (Poppy Flowers), Aconitum Seeds (Monkshood Flowers), Leucanthemum Seeds (Shasta Daisies), and Hemerocallis Seeds (Daylilies).
We are also rolling out a selection of three different types of hedges. The Round Hedge, Cone Hedge, and Box Hedge are all available as purchasable engrams. You can snap these cleanly in a row to define your garden, and you may even notice that they make a great hiding spot when wearing a certain type of armor...
The pavers are a wonderful way to define walkways around your garden, or even create pathways between structures at your base. All players will find the Gravel Paver engram in the Store free-of-charge, with the remaining pavers available as purchasable engrams. These include the Gravel Half Paver, Brick Paver, Brick Half Paver, Marble Paver, Marble Half Paver, Rock Paver, and Rock Half Paver.
Rounding out the Garden Collection is the Trellis Archway, Trellis Fence, Stone Steps, Crop Bed (Round), and Crop Bed (Square). All of these are available as purchasable engrams. You can even stack the Trellis Fence pieces, and use the Stone Steps to replace your ramps!
But wait! There's one more item available in the Garden Collection, and we're not quite sure what it does. These Gnomes are sold as purchasable items in packs of 5, and while you can use them to decorate your garden, surely they must have a mysterious property of some sort.
These player skins are all available as purchasable items and can only be purchased once per server or in Single Player. These skins cannot be lost and will be returned to your inventory upon death. Right now in the Store, you will find the Chieftan Hat, Captains Hat, DodoRex Mask, and Werewolf Mask.
This update also brings some additional quality-of-life improvements and community-requested features to the game. We have increased the player expiration timer from 3 days to 7 days to help out those players who are not able to login to the game as frequently as others. Additionally, the server browser will now highlight the most recent server that you played on so you can easily get right back into the action. We are also making improvements to server lag with daily server maintenance from 4:00am - 5:00am local time each day.
Finally, we have also fixed some bugs for our PvP players. You will now notice that Auto Turrets properly target incoming Rocket Propelled Grenades, and highlights on enemy tribe tames are now working as intended.
FULL PATCH NOTES
v1.0.86 (iOS) & v1.0.87 (Android)
- New cosmetic items have been added to the store! Adorn your base with elegant furniture, weapon & armor mounts. Decorate your base with statues & rugs of your favorite ARK creatures. Build a relaxing garden outside & wear some fancy new accessories!
- Fixed issues where survivors would lose tamed creatures
- Server browser highlights most recent server you played on
- Improvements to server lag with daily server maintenance at 4-5 AM
- Increased player expiration timer from 3 to 7 days
- Fixed structure building bugs that were causing inconsistent building
- Fix for auto turrets targeting rockets
- Fixed dung beetle AI
- Fixed bug where two grenades were being consumed
- Titanosaur can now be fed in single player
- Fixed fishing whilst using on-screen buttons
- Fixed enemy tribe tame highlights on PvP servers
- Fixed misc collision issues
- Stability fixes