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    ARK: Aberration Expansion Pack Announced!

    Hello Survivors!

    Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s second expansion pack, “Aberration”! 

    Launching in October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, in “ARK: Aberration” Survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive!

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    AN ARK GONE AWRY

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    Aberration places survivors on a damaged ARK: its internal atmosphere has leaked away, resulting in a harsh surface with intense radiation, and a plethora of lush biomes underground. With the maintenance systems of this ARK malfunctioning, the many hazards, creatures, and nature of the environment present a thrilling new world to explore and master.

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    TAME NEW CREATURES

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    The intense radiation of Aberration has led to incredible genetic mutations, resulting in new creatures with amazing abilities! Among others, clamber up walls & glide through the air on the back of a camouflaging chameleon-like ‘Rock Drake’, keep the dark at bay with a friendly ‘Lantern Pug’, grab and toss multiple creatures simultaneously with a massive ‘Cave Crustacean’, or -- if you are talented enough to tame one -- command the vile ‘Nameless Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster!

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    CRAFT OVER 50 NEW ITEMS

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    New tools are on-hand to survive on the world of Aberration, while opening up many possibilities for new competitive and cooperative scenarios. Traverse the ARK using cave-climbing picks, gliding wingsuits, and ziplines. Learn advanced engrams to dominate the harsh environment, protect yourself with hazmat outfits, charge lanterns, explosive rounds, batteries, glowsticks, railguns and much more. Thrive by gathering new resources, using fishing baskets, gas collectors, fortify your home within the caverns using cliff structures, and much more!

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    CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES

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    Earthquakes, radiation exposure, gas leaks, and Element chambers are among the many hazards that survivors will learn to grapple with Aberration’s varied biomes, both aboveground and below the surface. But among the greatest challenges on this ruined ARK is the hierarchy of unrelenting Nameless, requiring constant vigilance & Charge Energy to defend against!

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    And in the deepest depths of Aberration, their terrifying -- yet somehow familiar -- master awaits… will YOU be among the survivors powerful enough to face him?

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    Season Pass

    Aberration will be available as a standalone expansion pack ($19.99) and as part of the ARK Season Pass (or the ARK: Explorers Edition). Owners of ARK Season Pass / Explorers Edition will get exclusive in-game Aberration-themed cosmetic item skins, immediately on Steam and in the coming days on Xbox One and PlayStation 4!

    The Aberration Helmet, formed from the damaged ARK's obsidian-like underground rock, creates an imposing presence for Survivors who wear it.

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    The Aberration Sword, forged from the Element Crystals that run within the deepest chambers of the ARK, emits a subtle glow to strike fear into your enemies.

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    PAX West!

    This weekend Studio Wildcard will be joined by PAX Rex and its’ new gigantic friend at PAX West in Seattle. We invite you to join us in person at the Studio Wildcard Booth in North Hall at Booth 815 or on our Twitch channel to which we will be streaming throughout the weekend to celebrate ARK’s launch and have the WC devs discuss ARK with you in real-time! So if you’re at the event, come say hello, we’d love to meet you!

    Keep up with all the latest PAX information at playark.com/pax2017/ and @survivetheark

    There will be 2 photo opportunities with giant creatures from ARK: Survival Evolved, including a full-size T-Rex and full-size Raptor, both rideable, as well as meet the real-life ARK actors behind Survivor’s Bob and Jane from the Live Action ARK Trailer:

     

    Remember to tweet us out your pictures and experiences at the ARK Booth including @SurvivetheARK and #PAXREX for a chance to win some ARK Swag!
     

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    Just now, Cucharon said:

    No.

    Why not ? 

    You wanna be able to transfert your level 100 toon will full ascendant gear and your 50th generation bred dinos then head into the Aberration boss in mere days. Basically burning thru a brand new DLC in matter of hours ?

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    2 minutes ago, powerstuck said:

    Why not ? 

    You wanna be able to transfert your level 100 toon will full ascendant gear and your 50th generation bred dinos then head into the Aberration boss in mere days. Basically burning thru a brand new DLC in matter of hours ?

    So we need to play months just to start in the new map? No thanks xD

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    .. I hope we get to transfer our dinos because I am NOT setting foot in that horror-movie dungeon without my pets. This expansion looks so scary! xD

     

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    Well it's nice t see where all the time they should have been working on fixing their original game smd other Dlc or what ever you call the center map?

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    ok, when you guys get a crap ton of daily issues reported on every platform and endless negative feed back on steam, how the hell long will it take for you to care about your damn fans and people actually buying your broken crap over there dwindling cash?? you have countless small problems to fix and a few game breaking issues, yet you put out paid content? DILO, are you just trying to subtly tell us you only want our money and don't give a crap if your game is good? 

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    Please tell me that if we got this dlc will there also b no eu pve servers like it is for scorched earth atm and centre and also only 2 on rag and a handful for island also will u just ignore the biggest part of ur player base like u are doing now. Please tell me why i should throw more money at u when i cant even play on official servers because there's hardly any.

    Sorry but its been 4 days of waiting now to just b ignored over and over, but hay guys its okay there bringing out another paid dlc lol makes me laugh

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    46 minutes ago, Grawlish said:

    Will this map be on legacy servers also?

    Not gonna start over - so staying on legacy (+5k hours)

    No point in buying season pass if we cant play.....

    All your legacy servers will be destroyed by unknown force and will be ruined by radiation. Ground will open and you and your dinos will fall to horror of the deep. World you known will turn to Aberration World. 

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    I want a picture on a Rex and a Raptor! Ugh!  Seattle is so far away from Florida.  So jealous!  

    Loking forward to Aberration.  What a fun concept!  

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    Will this be like SE, where for the first few months you could transfer from SE to Island/ Center but couldn't bring gear to SE and then after people got established you could transfer both ways (I hope so, to encourage exploring and not an alpha just shows up and claims a server, like when Rag came out.)

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    1 hour ago, Wolfestar777 said:

    So the really important question...

    When do we get to see a video of

    the vile ‘Nameless Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster!"

    I look forward to the release of this! Thank you for your hard work, I'll need to buy the season's pass soon. And just to be super greedy: when do we get to hear about the second expansion? Will it be a similar release style to SE and Aberration? Oh... And can we raise those chest busters as cute vicious alien pets?

    Maybe the queen is the large creature behind the others in the trailer.

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    I mostly can't wait for all the new items and building materials but that map and the dinos look amazing, ragnorok will easily tide me over till this comes out 👍 

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    Ya'll really just jacked Ridley Scott's Aliens and the Falmer from Skyrim? ehh... whatever... I like em both. I don't understand how you get Falmer from a Xenomorph Queen but it still looks like epic game play!

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    It looks great but I'd rather the devs fixed all the issues with the "old" maps before hyping the release of a DLC when the game has only JUST been fully released.  

    I mean, I'll probably still buy it, so what do I know.

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    3 hours ago, UDGxKnight said:

    Well they have raptors and I don't know about you but I don't think those raptors came from Aberration 

    Lol, just cause the ark is broke doesn't mean there isn't at least an obelisk.. plus cross ark is kinda a thing.. this is how stupid rumors get started..

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    This looks great!  But I'm not getting it if it's ascension-locked.  I'll be "voting with my wallet" on that point; if I'm paying for something, I'm not using a cheatcode to access it, and I'm not jumping through hoops for it.  If it's not a normally-accessible Ark, I don't want it no matter how cool it is.

    Not that I think it will be.  The Center and Ragnarock were free, while the Scorched Earth map isn't locked and it was paid.  Hopefully the pattern will continue!

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    Wow, just wow, I feel like deja vu here. We literally just finished dealing with the drama and bull crap you git's at wildcard put us through release, not even a finished freaking product and you only need a little more then a month to finish this dlc? Was this another example of "working simultaneously" like scorched earth? Even though you kept using small studio and pushing for release as excuses for the myriad bugs and issues we dealt with, all the while you had a team off to the side making this expansion? Is this not exactly the same thing that had you ruined on steam? Literally we yelled and yelled and dropped your reviews to reflect your garbage company and still you do it again? poop at least lie, which we know you guys are good at, and say november, then release in october. Instead you just slap our faces and set a date you probably hAve no intention of keeping... I've said it at least 20x now while fighung your fan boys, you are a terrible company who made a good game. Sell the engine and go away. 

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