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      ARK Sales!   12/20/17

      For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in! The discounts and sale length may vary (by region and platform) so please continue reading for further sales information! Humble Bundle Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Season Pass
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      Official Server Maintenance (CET: 2:00 AM to 10:00 AM | EST: 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM | PST: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM)   01/23/18

      Survivors, We will be conducting maintenance on some of our official servers. These servers will be moved to new machines and will be receiving a hardware upgrade, which will result in better performance.  They will be taken offline in batches and also brought back online in stages. It will begin at 8:00 PM EST and we expect all servers to be back online by 4:00 AM EST (CET: 2:00 AM to 10:00 AM | PST: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM). Should there be any other updates, we will keep you informed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the update, and we thank for your understanding and patience throughout the maintenance. PC PS4 XBOX  
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    Community Crunch 112 and Dino TLC Preview!

    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

    The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community!

    ARK: Aberration!


    Steam on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS:

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

    Sony's PlayStation Network:

    Aberration Roundup!


    First of all, a huge wholehearted thank you from everyone here at Studio Wildcard to the ARK Community! Since Aberration released we have received a number of kind messages of support for the game and our team. We appreciate each and every one of you; your feedback, creations, videos, live streams, drawings, screenshots, they mean everything to us and we will be forever grateful to the love you show our game.

    Aberration has been available for a few days now and it has been an absolute blast. Seeing the game do so well on each platform, with so much fan support behind it is incredible. We're looking forward to the weeks ahead and can't wait to experience more of your Aberration stories!

    In honour of Aberration's release, it's time to offer a bounty!



    We're awarding $2000 to the first person who provides video proof of them defeating the Alpha Aberration Endboss on an Official Aberration server! Remember to include proof that this has taken place on an Official Server, you can do so by showing us the main menu which will indicate the server you're on!

    You can send your entries to [email protected] or Tweet us your video here

    Dino TLC Preview


    Now that Aberration has been released the question on your mind might be: what's in-store next for ARK?

    Today we're excited to share with you the first few images of our Dino TLC update that is currently being worked on. These images are still work-in-progress and are therefore subject to change before final release, but here are the updated Rex, Ape, and Dire Wolf models.


    Studio Wildcard started out as a small studio and as we've progressed through ARKs development, we've grown tremendously! We've been able to bring on very talented animators and character artists to work on the project. 

    You've seen some of their work in our more recent creatures and expansion packs, and now they'll be taking their abilities and showing some love to some of the original creatures we launched with. We're excited to see where these creatures go with the new advanced techniques and can't wait to show you how they turn out!


    These three are not the only models that are planned to be upgraded. We have more coming as well but that'll have to remain a Mysterious Mystery for now! 

    Consoles Patches & Play Anywhere Update


    We've figured out the networking-retail specific issue we ran into with Microsoft! The Windows 10 release accordingly with Play Anywhere and Crossplay will be available on 19th of December! We've cleared the date with Microsoft! 

     We also have a console update in cert at the moment, it'll fix some bugs which were reported as well as adjust some numbers based on the balance feedback we've received for! You can check out the patch notes here: PS4 Patch Notes / Xbox Patch Notes.



    Ragnarok Fans! We've got some exciting news regarding the map and its development! In the coming week, Ragnarok will be approximately 100% complete internally, and we'll be releasing a PC update to add in the latest part of the map. We are expecting to deploy this update on Wednesday the 20th of December. The previous Ragnarok update will be making its way to console around the new year, We don't have a precise date as we're not sure on console Cert availability, but once we do we'll let you know.

    ARK: Super Fan Edition!


    The Collector's Edition of ARK: Survival Evolved is now available for purchase without the game or seasons pass included, for those who already own the game. Thanks for your patience on this, and we're excited to finally get those items out to you guys:

    - HANDCRAFTED, LEATHER-BOUND EXPLORER'S NOTEBOOK: featuring the Dossiers of every creature you'll encounter in "ARK: Survival Evolved", with tips on capturing, taming and training them. With 100+ creatures in the game currently, there's plenty to read up on in this fantastic tome.
    - THE OFFICIAL ARK LOGO NECKLACE: to show your dedication to being a Survivor.
    - A CLOTH MAP OF THE ARK ISLAND: so you'll always know where you are!
    - COLLECTOR'S EDITION CHEST: All of this Ark-themed booty comes packed in a faux-wooden chest that will impress your friends and fellow players!

    You can purchase it world-wide today on our website: playark.com

    Xbox Game Sale!


    ARK: Survival Evolved and its counterparts are currently on sale in the Xbox Store! You can pick up the game for its discounted price at the links below: 

    Xbox base game for 40% off
    Xbox Scorched Earth for 40% off
    Xbox Season Pass for 30% off
    Xbox Explorer’s Edition for 35% off

    ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!


    Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 18th at 6 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    2x Harvesting Rate
    2x Taming Rate
    2x EXP Rate

    Fan Feature!

    THIS IS ABERRATION | ARK: Survival Evolved | Epic Cinematic by MAVE




    ARK - HOW TO TAME A ROCK DRAKE In Aberration by Nooblets

    THIS IS ABERRATION ( New ARK DLC ) - ARK Duo Survival Series - Aberration #1 by faceless GAMING


    🦀ARK EASY KARKINOS TAMING + ALL ABILITIES!! Ark Aberration How To Tame Giant Crab by Fresonis

    ARK: Survival Evolved - NEW DINOSAUR WORLD!! (ARK Aberration, Episode 1) by Typical Gamer

    RockDrake Drawing by * Fluffy * ( Fr )'s Artwork

    DoDo. by * Fluffy * ( Fr )'s Artwork

    Magic Egg by * Fluffy * ( Fr )'s Artwork

    Bulbdog Derp by Ivymaire

    Aberrant Diplodocus by ⚡Shockal be sleep⚡

    Chibi Marble by PirateReaper

    Sanic by fufightr

    Deinonycanis by milokamilo'

    That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard


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    1 hour ago, powerstuck said:

    Will there be an XMas even on old legacy servers ? I am hoping to see Raptor Claus drop a few gifts once again this year. 

    Legacy servers receive the same events as the new ones.

    21 minutes ago, xthemikx said:

    someone know if the cross-play will be out at 0:00 on December 19th or in the morning???

    The ETA is only the 19th, there is no specific time.

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    How? I cant install on PC yet. I know play anywhere releases today but still no install on PC option! Has anyone got this to work yet or knows the time it releases? Central?


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    6 minutes ago, Rand0m5tranger said:

    How? I cant install on PC yet. I know play anywhere releases today but still no install on PC option! Has anyone got this to work yet or knows the time it releases? Central?


    As usual, it will be based on US times, meaning they just woke up over there.
    So give it more time till European evening/late night.

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    18 hours ago, invincibleqc said:

    Legacy servers receive the same events as the new ones.

    Good, now should we expect XMas event's on the 24th only or will they launch it this week and thru January 2nd like usually ?

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    I still don't like the wolves. And the saber cats are horrible looking too. I wish they could make them look more like the wolf and cat mounts in ESO.

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    Awesome job on the TLC. I love the Rex, it needed a smaller head and more variety in colors. In my opinion the spino needs TLC more than the Rex. But that’s not to say the devs don’t have an awesome model for the spino in store for us. I can’t wait!

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    Let's hope they actually update the spino and not only that but actually remodel it accurately to scientific records. The spino was larger the giga and t-rex and was a bipedal and a quadruped.

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    You guys should update the araneo texture and make it look like a real spider not like the broodmother. It would make them more appealing. 

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    On 12/16/2017 at 3:18 AM, ArkCreation said:

     The dire wolf looks Good.  It’s definitely a different choice, rather a different artist? The  T Rex looks less like a Tyrannosaurus and more like the reaper in aberration.  I do not like the new T. Rex. The other design was fine the way it was. As far as the T Rex roar I would like the original one back before it was changed during the flyer nerf. It sounded much more menacing and powerful. Right now he sounds like a pussy cat. Is there a possibility of going back to the original roar?

    I do have to disagree about the Rex's roar, I think the original roar sounded too much like an elephant. But about the "look" of the T-rex? I totally agree with you! I am an avid Tyrannosaurus rex fan (call me a fanboy if you want, but), this new model looks too dragony (I know that's not really a word). I love the Rex the way it is!!! The New Gigantopithecus looks great, but the new Direwolf model looks too much like a modern day Grey Wolf in my opinion. I'm a huge fan of ARK, no matter what! But if any devs are reading this, is there anyway the T-rex could stay the same (or at least the head), or at least let any already tamed rex's get an option to stay as the old model? Thank you for your time consideration! And whatever you end up doing, I fully support you and the entire ARK team, You all ROCK!!!!!!

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    I know the reworks add detail and what-not, but after playing the game since EA, I think I'll actually miss the old models. Any chance of them surviving somehow? Maybe as a mod or "low detail" option? I already miss the original sounds (dilos were so cute back then!) and would hate to lose the models also, though only for nostalgic reasons. The new ones do look great.

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