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  • Announcing: ARKaeology Event!

    A short while ago we announced a special countdown timer that was featured on the front page of our forums counting down to a reveal, and today is that day. We are very excited to announce we are launching a new in-game event: ARKaeology!

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    The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th. As you traverse along the ground on any of the maps (the Island, The Center, Ragnarok, Aberration or Scorched Earth) you will come across fossil mounds which you are able to excavate. Inside the mounds, you'll find a few bones and if you're lucky you'll even find extra loot inside of one (signified by a special particle effect)! After you collect enough bones you’ll be able to craft several skins with the use of a Cooking Pot.

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    There are four brand new skins to collect:

    Brachiosaurus (Brontosaurus Costume)

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    Stygimoloch (Pachycephalosaurus Costume)

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    Styracosaurus (Triceratops Costume)

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    Dilophosaurus Mask (Hat Skin) 

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    There are returning skins, the skeleton bone dino costumes: 

    • Rex Bone Costume
    • Carno Bone Costume
    • Raptor Bone Costume
    • Bronto Bone Costume
    • Stego Bone Costume
    • Trike Bone Costume
    • Giganotosaurus Bone Costume
    • Quetzalcoatlus Bone Costume
    • Jerboa Bone Costume
    • Wyvern Bone Costume

    The ARKaeology event also brings with it a bionic battle beast - the Tek Rex - for survivors to tame, ride and breed!

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    The Tek Rex is, as the name implies, a rare, specially armored wild T-Rex that can achieve a higher level than its standard brethren. Previously isolated to just a cosmetic skin, these wild creatures will be roaming the ARKs (on maps where normal Rexes are present) and are yours for the taming, if you can handle it! 

    During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black!

    Patch Notes!

    Patch Notes for PC Version: v280.114

    ARKaeology Event!
    Scavenge fossils from the various mounds that spawn on every map, be on the lookout for special mounds that contain items and use fossils to craft special skins!

    The event will run automatically from 15th of June to 15th of July on Multiplayer and Single Player. If you're using a non coredata mods, or a custom map, you can activate the event with the following commandline:

    -ActiveEvent=ARKaeology

    you can also run that commandline after the designated period to have the event continue, or opt-out using:

    -ActiveEvent=None

    The skins added to the event, are the following:
    - Brachiosaurus (Brontosaurus Skin)
    - Stygimoloch (Pachycephalosaurus Skin)
    - Styracosaurus (Triceratops Skin)
    - Dilophosaurus Mask (Hat Skin)
     
    Bone Skins!
    - Rex
    - Carno
    - Raptor
    - Bronto
    - Stego
    - Trike
    - Giganotosaurus
    - Quetzalcoatlus
    - Jerboa
    - Wyvern

    Fortitude rework[
    - The threshold for being knocked out increases with fortitude increases
    - Increased natural insulation from fortitude by 8%

    Small Tribe Server rule changes (PC ONLY)
    - 24 hr cooldown on tribe slot reuse
    - Disabled dino unclaiming
    - Disabled non-tribe pin code access to structures

    Tek Rex
    - 5% of wild Rex spawns are tex
    - 20% higher wild level
    - New breeding line

    Miscellaneous
    - Tek Tapajara saddle range reduced by 75%
    - Fix for server performance in certain situations
    - Many hole fixes across all maps
    - Ragnarok optimizations    
    - Rendering fixes
    - Fix emissive when moving the camera
    - Fix for ambient occlusion rendering issue
    - Max level has been increased by 1 to 131.

    Be on the lookout for hidden mysteries!

    ARK'S BIGGEST SALE!

    ARK and its expansion packs are currently on sale across all platforms at their lowest prices ever! Discounts may vary across regions and platforms. Check out the images and links below for more details!

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    25 minutes ago, HectorHellious said:

     

    Please stop hijacking this thread to push your bugs thread.

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    3 hours ago, GP said:

    Please stop hijacking this thread to push your bugs thread.

    Well I was just trying to tell you that the skins arnt appearing at all on prim+ in the cooking post but I have gone ignored so I shared my bug thread

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    Has anyone else noticed small thing resetting/not saving since this? things like spent engram points, order group settings. Not all my settings for me, just things I've done since the event started.

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    It was a good change but I am extremely disappointed because it added skins and not actual creatures.

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    Skins are fine with me. As a coder (And its not even complicated coding like studio wildcard has to do to make such an amazing game) I know how hard it is to make new things. Apparently these other people don't understand this and hate you because you can't release some complicated/new dinosour yet.

    PEOPLE, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAMD THAT MAKING A VIDEO GAME MAY BE HARDER THEN IT SOUNDS. IT CAN BE HARD TO MAKE EVEN A BISIC GAME SO IMAGINE WHAT STUDIO WILDCARD HAS TO DO TO MAKE SUCH AN AMAZING GAME.

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    is it will be like auto skin shows when you respown like other skins ? so i see some player they got it when they killed or respown 

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    6 minutes ago, N3DEM said:

    is it will be like auto skin shows when you respown like other skins ? so i see some player they got it when they killed or respown 

    No they are event skins and must be bad in the cooking pots even though right now no event skins appear in cooking pots on my server. The corrupted skins however will be like the other skins you earn or buy and spawn with you.

     

     

    Check out my other post

    Bugs and Issues

    My Server

    Console Mods

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    Me and my 7yr old son really enjoyed this event. The chance to dig up bones to make special skins, coupled with the chance to grab blue prints rather than getting beaten to the dessert drops or regular drops was great. Each time he found one of those glowing piles on the ground he would get quite excited at what skin he would craft next or whether he would get a really good blueprint.

    Wil you be doing anything similar in the future?

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