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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




    User Feedback




    so...  A two week countdown to....skins?     Skins.. two week countdown and we get skins...That's kinda like getting people excited and having a countdown to

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    Arbor day!!!!!  yay!!!!

     

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    useless skins that in 2 weeks time, people will be spam dropping with every death like the rest of them.

     

    the only semi ok thing here "might" be the rex, but then again its going to look out of place, and

    invalidate all the work i did breeding my current army.

     

     

    how do they keep making such huge mistakes, i DONT GET IT.

     

    it really shows this is their first game. i mean it shouldnt even technically be out of early access yet with

    the sheer number of bugs still present.

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    So do I have to wait for Nitrado to update before I can activate the event on my unofficial dedicated server?

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    1 hour ago, Grognek said:

    Really disappointed in this really was supposed to be new dinos added in not skins 

    Yeah never seen a bigger disappointed update ever... That's lame we cant tame these dino's its pretty lame to slap a countdown on this... Why not just give us skins... I never use skins anyhow..

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    @people who don't understand the fuzz over skins. well, since it's not an actual dino, you won't be seeing it in the wild. no natural habitat and no sounds, no taming of them. also, skin will probably cover the blood spatter and unique color mutations your "mannequin" may had. 

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    I just registered to tell you that I'm incredibly disappointed.

    The mysterious countdown with the new dinosaurs somehow promised more than skins, which don't interest me at all..

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    1 hour ago, Grognek said:

    Really disappointed in this really was supposed to be new dinos added in not skins 

    Yeah never seen a bigger disappointed update ever... That's lame we cant tame these dino's its pretty lame to slap a countdown on this... Why not just give us skins... I never use skins anyhow..

    Well back to CONAN EXILES 😍

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    Why are people missing the Be on the lookout for hidden mysteries? Are you all blinded by bratty disappointment that much? That last bit means that this event is a lead up to EXTINCTION!!!

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    48 minutes ago, Bradenoid said:

    I literally made this account to express my disappointment with this update. I'm sure this will be a fun event to a select few, but it seems the majority of fans (including me) believed the new dinos to be just that: new dinos. (Especially with such a long timer.) Unfortunately, I, and many others ran this countdown for over a week on our computer and dealt with the website crash thereafter to only discover that we in fact waited so long for some admittedly high quality skins and a lackluster event. And that pains me more than anything, as the simple fact that these models look so beautiful and unique makes me quite sad seeing their potential wasted as skins. This feels rushed, and this feels corporate. You used to be an open, creative, and fun team. I just hope you still can be.

     

    EDIT: Turns out I can't even play with my friends like I have been all week. Since we all play on Xbox, and our server runs on Windows 10, we can't run it at all since the update won't release. Kind of adding salt to the wound, for my personal case.

    Tell me about it.. how do you not release xbox and PC at the same time.

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    I almost lost my baby gigas due to this update. Why didn't you release this on a Tuesday when people aren't trying to raise dinos.

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    After thousands of hours and buying Ark on all platforms you have lost a long time fan today RIP ARK

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    AceVP

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    2 hours ago, DomiDarko said:

    Wow. This is very disappointing. Just skins... And a Tek-Rex that may consider normal ones useless.😕

    Btw: Who the crap uses Pachys? They are in dire need of a TLC!

    Lol i can just think of a Tek Rex Alpha that spawns shooting and wiping small people :P

    Such a lame update... I can wear my cardboard cut out of a dino i want but cant tame :P

     

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    I demand a countdown for every event now, like the Easter event why didn't we get a countdown? such a let down.

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    Screw you wildcard, you've got alot of disappointed fans to make up to. Maybe with the trailer for Extinction.

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    lol like to read all the crying over it not being what they wanted are expect to get.  Keep the crying coming. LMAO

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    The servers went down to do this and have not been able to come back online...

    Side note:

    No Cross-Ark Prim Plus Official is not okay.

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    2 hours ago, DomiDarko said:

    Wow. This is very disappointing. Just skins... And a Tek-Rex that may consider normal ones useless.😕

    Btw: Who the crap uses Pachys? They are in dire need of a TLC!

    Lol i can just think of a Tek Rex Alpha that spawns shooting and wiping small people :P

     

    I hate skins anyhow all they do is get in the inventory folder in the way always.

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    How do I put this event on my Nitrado ARK server? The command doesn't work, do mods interfere? 

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    Unlike many here I appreciate the chance to participate in a brand new event with interesting new color mutations. (pinks and purples of Easter is nice but getting old)

    I wonder what hidden surprises lie in store. Tek Dodorex? haha!

    I agree that it seemed like something bigger was coming, but that we get anything is a plus in my book. I saw nowhere in any of the announcements that we were promised new dinos. Folks assumed and now are grouchy that they assumed wrong.

    Will they actually have the Dodecs to up and leave if the game is so horrible as they say it is? We'll see.

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    my baby giga died for this update?!?!?!?!?!?! thanks for the wasted 15 hours all for nothing because you couldn't even issue the update in a timely fashion to windows users...........................................😡

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