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  • ARK: Aberration Expansion Pack!

    Hello Survivors!

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


    Steam on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS:

    Microsoft on Xbox One, & Xbox One X, and soon Play Anywhere:

    Sony's PlayStation Network:


    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!



    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.




    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!




    New tools are on-hand to survive in 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, 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!




    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!


    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?


    Working on Aberration has been a challenging and exciting time for us here at Studio Wildcard. Aberration is filled with new world building techniques and new mechanics that have never been seen in ARK before. We hope that you all enjoy playing in this new expansion pack, and we look forward to seeing your reactions, posts, videos, streams, artwork, and feedback as you explore the world of Aberration.

    Thank you for your continued support, we would not be where we are today without you!


    Best of luck conquering Aberration!



    ARK is currently on sale!

    Steam base game for 60% off: http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110/ARK_Survival_Evolved/
    Steam Season Pass for 33% off: http://store.steampowered.com/app/696680/ARK_Survival_Evolved_Season_Pass/

    Xbox base game for 40% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-survival-evolved/bnblc4zgfnkb
    Xbox Scorched Earth for 40% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-scorched-earth/c38qj88199vp
    Xbox Season Pass for 30% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-survival-evolved-season-pass/brz8b5rstkcg
    Xbox Explorer’s Edition for 35% off: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-survival-evolved-explorers-edition/bpp79rsdn892

    Much love,
    Studio Wildcard


    User Feedback

    On 12/16/2017 at 10:28 AM, ArkiTeQ said:

    Technically, Ragnarok is a MOD and not their baby first and foremost. I know they’ve adopted it due to its playability and high success. My only point is not that I don’t agree that it should not have focus in terms of priority, but rather that it may not be highest on the list. 

    I know they are taking feedback seriously based on complaints about New Content over addressing known issues, bugs, exploits, etc. I am sure they are going to kick it down a notch on content and work out some of the core issues with the game for awhile, or at least I hope so. They have the funding, now they need to invest that money back into the core product or they are going to start losing what player base they have. Hope you guys are reading because I’ve seen online petitions and plenty of complaints that have gone unanswered, and I know you folks at WC have seen these. Please put some time into the core product to address the major concerns out there today rather than anything for new expansions etc. Fix taming, clan ownership issues (leave your own clan and lose all right)Fix more bugs, open Ragnarok, fix more bugs, optimization’s, server stability, server quantity due to over population, more bugs...Fix’em. Please. 

    I do love your your game as many others do and you guys have so much going for you, but remember people only show up to the diner because the food is good AND the service is good, change one of those and you will see less customers. Less customers means less data for you to fix these issues. Take advantage of it. Fix it. Please. 

    To add a bit, my boyfriend and his friends have recently closed their servers down permanently due to the constant crashing, massive lag, and the seemingly shortened tether. I'm sincerely hoping the tether wasn't shortened. Also, the "update" to the Griffin... Not too thrilled about that. We've decided that until we've seen a lot more playability, we won't be purchasing Abberation. 

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    Is Aberration out in Asia region PS4? can't see it on the PsStore. Tried through the game and it says content not available. Anyone have any info on this? Whats gping on? When is the release date for ps4 asia?

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    2 minutes ago, Gabey said:

    Is Aberration our in Asia region PS4? can't see it on the PsStore. Tried through the game and it says content not available. Anyone have any info on this? Whats gping on? When is the release date for ps4 asia?


    Edited by Gabey

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    Ark aberration won’t even render in ground textures, or basically the whole map for me, just shows Dino’s our base and water where the ground should be on Windows 10. It worked fine yesterday and had update today so I’m assuming the update messed up, loaded in the island just fine too.

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