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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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    ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Explorer's Edition

    ARK: Season Pass

    ARK: Scorched Earth

    ARK: Aberration

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    ARK: Survival Evolved

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    ARK: Season Pass

    ARK: Scorched Earth

    ARK: Aberration

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    ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Explorer's Edition

    ARK: Season Pass

    ARK: Scorched Earth

    ARK: Aberration

    ARK: Complete Your Season Pass

    Edited by Jen




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    Ok so they can do this but they can't make NA SmallTribe Abberation servers. Only in ARK.... They seriously need to make more an NA server for it

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    There is already a new timer up, this event is a run up to what comes next.  You bunch of crybabies are sounding pretty ridiculous.  You got a new dino, some skins, some surprises and clues to dig up for the next thing.  I could care less about skins either, but nobody told you the countdown was for Extinction or the dino outlines would be new types.  You decided that on your own and are now hurt in the rear like somebody promised it to you.  I would say their event is not going how they hoped, but all the dramatics are just silly.

    Edited by BoboOfTheFriendlies

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    There is a new countdown and it looks like Extinction. Don't tell me that this count down for crap was a troll to do a countdown to something spectacular. I learned to keep my expectations low, but I hope for steampunk style added to prim+, Prim+ fixes, Structure+ added, and Ragnarok finished. If they can squeeze in some more skins I'm down but they aren't needed

     

    P.S. Is ps4 just going to be screwed out of time on this event since you already started the new timer before ps4 became ready

    Edited by HectorHellious
    Forgot to ask is ps4 was getting screwed or not

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    If the new timer end we will get the new skins for trees as we all wished for a long time ago.

    And iam so happy that we got these new rexes. bionic skin and tek saddle was not enough, this new wild tek rex was exactly what we need. This will bring back the oldscool charme to ark from the first days.

    Edited by KingScor

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    So dumb. Tek rex's can only breed with other tek rex's. Lol they do nothing other than look like a bionic skin and really can't breed with another trex. No point in these things

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    I’m playing single player on Xbox. Do I need to put the admin command in to participate in the event or does it automatically start? Also how will I know the admin command worked? Never partook in an event so I’m new to this.

    I put in -AcitveEvent=ARKaeology as the admin command but I’m not sure if it worked or if it’s even necessary. 

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    @Jen @Jatheish

    URGENT !!!

    You have broken beginner servers !!!

    Loot that is impossible to get with the regular level cap, please fix or this is the DEATH OF BEGINNER SERVERS !!

     

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    Just now, Lockjaw said:

    @Eli @Jatheish

    Do I need to use the admin command to activate it if I'm using the immersive taming mod in my single player game?

    For singleplayer you go through Steam > ARK > Properties > General > Set Launch Options and paste in -ActiveEvent=Arkaeology

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    1 minute ago, Eli said:

    For singleplayer you go through Steam > ARK > Properties > General > Set Launch Options and paste in -ActiveEvent=Arkaeology

    How do you contact devs to report critical issues?

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    well us over on our private server are excited about it. you have me intrigued by this not all has been listed stuff in the comments. 

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    Anyone else’s game crashing since installing the update? Game just freezes and shuts down before even getting out of the menus

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    ignore my last comment i see it isn't out yet on CONSOLE!

     

    Edited by BeastKing

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    Still no PS4 update, and it's 10pm.  And no word on when to expect it.  Before you say "All Platforms" you need to make sure the update is actually available for all platforms.

     

     

     

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    can we please have a response for the ps4 users? I e put off my playing all day bc I didn’t want to be interrupted by an update and loose my poop somewhere but I’d like to play sometime today sincerely it’s my only day off so can we please have a time for the update for ps4

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    8 minutes ago, BeastKing said:

    ignore my last comment i see it isn't out yet on CONSOLE!

     

    Xbox has it 

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    Pleaaase make this actual creatures and not just skins. They don’t need to have different abilities, you could just alter the stats a little bit or/and alter their behavior and that’s it. Please make it happen, we would all love you for it

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