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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 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!
     

    Edited by Jatheish

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    @Jat in the past I thought you guys said that cosmetic skins wood be available to everyone. So are the abberations skins going to be a timed exclusive or o lay for season pass holders

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    I might recommend doing what Overkill Studios does on their expansions.

    This basically is adding additional complementary in-game content for all players to help promote the expansion pack.
    I personally would recommend adding a bunch of skins and more blueprints/engrams to the main game.

    As of items from Scorched Earth to add to the main game, I recommend adding the Wind Turbine.

    p.s. can you fix the Linux version?  It's really bad.

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    I'm very surprised with Wildcard basically discarding all it's pre-release players, adding basically all of scorched earth to the new ragnarok map that comes with the game, and any of us how bought scorched earth before the game was released will still have to pay full price for the season pass for this and all other expansion, which I doubt This expansion will be primitive plus compatible since on full release, scorched earth still isn't... Looks like a really cool map, but in my experience no ark expansion is worth the 20$ starting price to me or any of us in our crew who have been playing ark for over two years. Should've waited till SE went 50% off. Probably will do that for Aberration..

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    22 minutes ago, GuardVarg said:

    I'm very surprised with Wildcard basically discarding all it's pre-release players, adding basically all of scorched earth to the new ragnarok map that comes with the game, and any of us how bought scorched earth before the game was released will still have to pay full price for the season pass for this and all other expansion, which I doubt This expansion will be primitive plus compatible since on full release, scorched earth still isn't... Looks like a really cool map, but in my experience no ark expansion is worth the 20$ starting price to me or any of us in our crew who have been playing ark for over two years. Should've waited till SE went 50% off. Probably will do that for Aberration..

    The season pass is discounted for everyone who bought SE.

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    On ‎02‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 4:27 AM, ciabattaroll said:

    People that own Scorched Earth receive a 33% discount to the season pass.

    I don´t see this discount on my Xbox, What do I have to do?

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    6 minutes ago, carlosgspsp said:

    I don´t see this discount on my Xbox, What do I have to do?

    It's still getting sorted out.

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    11 hours ago, AoiBlue said:

    I might recommend doing what Overkill Studios does on their expansions.

    This basically is adding additional complementary in-game content for all players to help promote the expansion pack.
    I personally would recommend adding a bunch of skins and more blueprints/engrams to the main game.

    As of items from Scorched Earth to add to the main game, I recommend adding the Wind Turbine.

    p.s. can you fix the Linux version?  It's really bad.

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    Linux version has been screwed up since ever. I doubt they have plans to fix the Linux version anytime soon. There have been many complaints about it not running or functioning properly on Linux over the past year and nothing has been done.

    Also, they don't need to add the SE engrams to the Island. You can just take your character to Scorched Earth and learn the Engrams there, then on your other ARK you can build and place the Wind Turbines normally. You just probably will have to get some of the resources from Scorched Earth beforehand. The main reason I doubt that SE engrams will make it to the Island is because it's missing a lot of the required resources. (both figuratively and literally)

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    looks great and all but i am not very motivated to buy another DLC after what happened to SE.

    Also i am trying to play since "release day" but i barely get on any server since they are all full all the time...

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    LOVE the new look! hopefully we get powers from being in the radiation on there...like...who doesnt dream of shooting something with their hands on ark? lol

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    looks good, but the Problem is that i know whats happens. The Video Looks fine but after you buyd the DLC its again a Performance Dissaster, overbloomed crap and a lot of unpolished Stuff + Bugs. Even the maingame Needs a Lot of work.

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    Lets keep this one well away from all current ark games 0 transfers 0 legacy 0 non legacy related  had massive screw up there already 

    I HOPE this DLC is 100% separate to EVERYTHING 

    If it has any connection to the other ark maps aside from story it will be as bigger F up as rag has been

    Lets get this one right. Also i look forward to playing this on scorpio It looks its looks visually outstanding looking forward to this one :) 

    @Jat 

    Release enough servers this time lol (unlike xbox 4 legacy rag maps)

    Also now this is official release game maybe consider with AB you could do a pre map release download ad release an smaller patch on official release date so EVERYONE can play it at exactly the same time release some equality in the game as this will be brand new to everyone old player an new players alike an all get on at the same time just an idea :)

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    Just a quick question. Is it possible to change the button from triangle/Y on the ps4/xbox for your shoulder mounts to the L1/B button? Double press to throw it off, hold it down for them to come back and automatically mount on your shoulder? Im fine with triangle to pick it up .I just hate when the damn this wont listen to my wistles Or I cant catch my Dimorph, I am constantly picking up rocks and berries lol Also can we get a FOX or HAWK or EAGLE as a SM? Id like to use the fox to stun my enemy at the ankle allowing me to tranq it. Also I cool concept would be to add a hawk to scout a certain type of creature. Those Dossiers you give us to find. It be cool if it was an actual book we can put into hawks or foxes inventory and they will sniff out that specific creature for you to hunt.

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    On 9/2/2017 at 1:32 PM, RoguePhoenix said:

    I want one so i can smash my foes to the ground like ants >:D

    I've been waiting for a crab for so long. Now it's here! :D

    Hopefully it will make its way into Ragnarok.

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    so when the new items released with the dlc (cave-climbing picks, wingsuits, ziplines, fishing baskets, etc), will those items also be available in the other arks?

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    On 9/1/2017 at 11:30 AM, Cucharon said:

    Since the ark is broken I wonder if we will be able to transfer characters...

    I think it is a information we should know it because it is not the same play to have a character to transfer there or not.

    The purple or pink obelisk is not destroyed

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