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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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    Edited by Jen




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    10 minutes ago, Eli said:

    You can enable it on private servers using the command line -ActiveEvent=Arkaeology

    It will run automatically throughout 6/15 to 7/15. If you have a mod map however, you should run the aforementioned commandline. You can also run the event after the desginated date with the commandline, and if you want to opt-out you can run this:

    -ActiveEvent=None

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    I think it'll be good for the game although maybe the tek Rex's would be a little bit better than most things but nothing they cant fix and what do you all expect even if they didn't add in Dino's this update they're saying there's more coming soon as in later in the month so dont drop the game just yet

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    Well I am bummed out that we dont get new dinos but I am still excited to play ark some more.  Happy three years of Ark Wildcard!  You all have come a long way from what it used to be.  Ignore the haters and keep plugging away!

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    So not only do you make us wait so long just to get skins, but u also decided to tease us with a Jurassic World quote.  

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    Just now, RenobandStit said:

    Hey so is the Tek Rex just a skin or is it actually the tek saddle as well?

    The Tek Rex is it's own creature.

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    WOW.Beyond disappointed in this. Thanks for getting my hopes up to crush them with a lame event. 

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    is the event working on nitrado servers? I havent seen any mounds yet. Also kinda disappointing that the countdown was to some event like all that build for nothing. Where the raptor is Structures+ and the fixes to Prim+?

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    4 minutes ago, imperator1822 said:

    can we use tek rexes in boss fights?

    it would make sense as they are their own dino and are gonna be wild and tameable

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    imma give wildcard some time i have a feeling this isnt the only thing they have planned personally but at the moment im not impressed

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    Thanks a lot for this I would have been way more happy if you just removed the countdown and released the event as any typical update, we try constantly to defend this game but it’s practically impossible to defend such horrible devs, you better have something better this month coming up or I have lost all faith in you WC.

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    7 minutes ago, steve8pie said:

    This game stresses me out more than my job.

    Then you're Probably not qualified to be in the work force

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    Be on the lookout for hidden mysteries!

    Possible extinction leaks? Probably just thinking too much.  Stll disappointed 

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    Is single player on console included in this event?  Or is it excluded like most (if not all) events that happen?!

    If single player is excluded, could someone please explain why?!  I still have to download the updates!

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    This is a cool idea that was marketed incorrectly. Wild Card needs new marketers. I graduate soon in digital marketing.

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    Just now, D3COY said:

    Is single player on console included in this event?  Or is it excluded like most (if not all) events that happen?!

    If single player is excluded, could someone please explain why?!  I still have to download the updates!

    It will run automatically from 6/15 to 7/15

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    I personally would agree with the possibility that WildCard still has a trick up its sleeve for this event, I just hope its something that will benefit all players, we all know the devs are focusing on mobile right now but they still need to remember to take care of the remaining players on other platforms. I really hope they have a trick up their sleeve ><

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    Do those extra levels on Tek Rexes even matter if there is a cap of 450 still?

     

    Fortitude rework... its nice and all but what it really needed to do to become relevant is to shorten debuff timers or debuff effect scale, imo. And i mean all debuffs (bolas, various fires, poisons, megarabies, stuns, shocks etc.)

     

    Everything else in the "news" is just a fluff.

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    Unbelievable that you would do a 15 day buildup timer for some stupid poop like this.  Its like you love when your fans hate you because we cant do anything about your idiotic decisions.  You dont add any dinos, you dont even tease a new expansion, yet you put some big 15 day countdown on your main page of the website like somthing interesting is happening? How raptoring disappointing.  Nobody gives a single poop about skins.

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