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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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    On 9/1/2017 at 2:16 PM, 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?

    IT'S THE XENOMORPHS!!!!!!!!

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    Looks good, all excites me especially the no fly mechanic. I hope it has some cool mechanics like SE that makes metal tier people more vurnable.

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    6 hours ago, RaptorQueen said:

    Hey guys, now that the game is released will you be working on primal survival?

    I doubt were see Primal Survival anytime soon unfortunately. Im sure I heard somewhere Survival of the Fittest was in their plans soon.

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    On 9/1/2017 at 0:56 PM, DemonDJ Jr said:

    OMFG I can't wait for this DLC, the hype is real 😄

    Lol ragnarok was just release and is unfinished. Why are you hyped about another map you have to pay for being broken?

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    On 9/5/2017 at 0:35 PM, Thuza said:

    Looks good, all excites me especially the no fly mechanic. I hope it has some cool mechanics like SE that makes metal tier people more vurnable.

    Flying takes away from the games over all difficulty level. What would be the point of climbing gear, ziplines, and wingsuits. If you can tame a bird? 

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    On 9/5/2017 at 8:31 AM, BrownbeardMSTK said:

    Yay another pay DLC... where are mods for consoles finally? oh wait you dont let us pay for this too? right?

    Mods arent needed and neither are admins. 

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    17 hours ago, MrDemonStu said:

    I doubt were see Primal Survival anytime soon unfortunately. Im sure I heard somewhere Survival of the Fittest was in their plans soon.

    Yeah, seems that way. They announced it so long ago, it should be first priority IMO. They know how to get my hopes up, they're just really killing me with this one. :Jerbmad:

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    4 hours ago, KurbbieStompp said:

    Flying takes away from the games over all difficulty level. What would be the point of climbing gear, ziplines, and wingsuits. If you can tame a bird? 

    Yea I totally agree that's why I'm especially excited for a no flyer map. That's why I also hope that the sky get more danger added to it in the other maps. 

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    I'm... You know this could give reason to add ability like options too in the games....  Let's say you find something that can make you fast or gather like a trike or something you feel me.  Also. Human like slaves I know you guys find this so annoying but slaves will make the world to the solo survivor or small tribes. These slaves need to be human like to give a huge winning feeling against a regular human player  .

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    Can't wait for this to come out! :)

    I've already bought the season pass (33% off if you own Scorched Earth) and the Abbarent skins look amazing! :Jerblove:

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