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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!
     

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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?

    I think the chest busters become those mongrel things

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    This is very cool, but will there ever be endgame for Scorched Earth and Rag? When you "beat" the Island, you're transported to another ark, are we gonna beat a new observer for each map or disrupt some kind of mechanism that will eventually lead to an end of these experiments? (if they are experiments and not just a big zoo) 

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    1 hour ago, Rondubu said:

    This is very cool, but will there ever be endgame for Scorched Earth and Rag? When you "beat" the Island, you're transported to another ark, are we gonna beat a new observer for each map or disrupt some kind of mechanism that will eventually lead to an end of these experiments? (if they are experiments and not just a big zoo) 

    Well it's all in the name.  Ark is a vessel that preserves/saves/etc.. you can see holographs of earth right before the tek boss.. looks like pangea (all continents mushed together),  current earth,  and a post apocalypse earth that looks like a barren wasteland.. so you have 3 seperate time periods depicted and could easily assume that the arks were made to preserve earth life after the devastation, and maybe while earth gets terraformed if you want to theory craft further.. the arks could be experimental like you said, gathering data on the best balance for biomes and differing  species and their impacts on the ecology and such..

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    On ‎9‎/‎7‎/‎2017 at 1:01 AM, Thuza said:

    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. 

    i didnt though, its easy to outrun everything on a ptera

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    i hope since it costs money you dont have to ascend. that would suck. 

     

     

    WARNING! do not get excited. probably really comes out next year:Jerbmad::Jerbmad::Jerbcry:

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    14 hours ago, KurbbieStompp said:

    i didnt though, its easy to outrun everything on a ptera

    What do you mean? Cause I know it's easy to out run everything on a ptera that's one of the main flyer problems

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    On ‎9‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 1:25 AM, Thuza said:

    What do you mean? Cause I know it's easy to out run everything on a ptera that's one of the main flyer problems

    sky danger, there isnt any.

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    are more ark servers being killed in 2 hours as of 9-22-17.we are hearing rumors.need to know if there is any new list of servers we are not aware of?

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    29 minutes ago, Sirskull22 said:

    Is this going to be a whole new map or you adding it onto ragnarok?

    It's a whole new map developed by Wildcard, not the Ragnarok Devs.

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    On 9/1/2017 at 11:53 AM, Hekete said:

    i dont even play on offical servers so that is mute =/

    you dont need to log in at all to play ark what you talking about?

    also the new DLC is going to be 20$ , the people that prepaid/payed for access did we get anything for that yet?, still waiting for our BIG Gift for doing that. if its only two new animals and a bigger map for RO, if that is it. thats a slap in the face. im sorry....i payed 23$ for other games and the rewards were over 100$ worth in compensations!

    THOUGH that new DLC is very beautiful! dont get me wrong!

    ITs new content like all expansion packs it has a cost dont be such a cheap arse

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    So all this has gone very hush hush 

    Has it been cancelled yet charged for lol 

    I want an approximate date and 2017 isn't an answer lol 

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    21 minutes ago, The1trueGodMe said:

    So all this has gone very hush hush 

    Has it been cancelled yet charged for lol 

    I want an approximate date and 2017 isn't an answer lol 

    The approximate date is October 2017.

    It hasn't been hush hush, they've been revealing images of Aberration creatures each week.

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    15 minutes ago, GP said:

    The approximate date is October 2017.

    It hasn't been hush hush, they've been revealing images of Aberration creatures each week.

    October is't a release date it's a month lol

    Though after everything that Ragnorak's epic launch failure i can see why release is actually hush hush and images don't mean much to me show me actual game play clips running through official servers so i can see how lagy or smooth the game runs that's what would interest me and not a screen shot that probably took 20 attempts to get crystal clear :)

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    31 minutes ago, The1trueGodMe said:

    October is't a release date it's a month lol

    Though after everything that Ragnorak's epic launch failure i can see why release is actually hush hush and images don't mean much to me show me actual game play clips running through official servers so i can see how lagy or smooth the game runs that's what would interest me and not a screen shot that probably took 20 attempts to get crystal clear :)

    The fact you asked for an approximate date then 1st - 31st October is your approximate date, i.e. October 2017.

    You'll have to settle for the official trailer for now, that's all the video content there is and likely that will be all there is before release just like previous DLC releases. Showing too much will spoil some of the mystery of Aberration.

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    On 20/09/2017 at 2:59 PM, Rondubu said:

    This is very cool, but will there ever be endgame for Scorched Earth and Rag? When you "beat" the Island, you're transported to another ark, are we gonna beat a new observer for each map or disrupt some kind of mechanism that will eventually lead to an end of these experiments? (if they are experiments and not just a big zoo) 

    Ragnarok will have an end-game. The developers have mentioned in a stream that they will.

    Not sure about Scorched Earth though

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    On ‎9‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 5:36 AM, HoganRyan01 said:

    I'm pretty sure flyers are disabled on this map.

    we were refering to base game and yes theres a type of dino that makes you invis and can glide very well and climb walls. op if you ask me

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    On 2017/9/27 at 3:04 PM, Frozenhole said:

    ITs new content like all expansion packs it has a cost dont be such a cheap arse

    how is being annoyed that buying the game early didn't give anything special to owners of early access buyers. the games 60$ ! i'm not being a cheap arse. i want what we all paid for. fk what if the DLC turns out to be . . . oh i don't know, 60$! you going to pay that!? basically buying the game twice?

    far i know.  only thing we got was playing early nothing else was given. . . the game still got bugs and glitches D: for 60$ sorry but no worth the current price

    if they only keep adding tek gear. as new items. whats the point? still waiting on new building types. hell only way for players that don't own SE to get a Phoenix is to spawn that in.

     

    i keep asking what we get for early access. no one will ever answer with a serious answer instead its all childish BS responses

    the devs said were would get something for early access still waiting on what that is

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