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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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    On ‎12‎/‎16‎/‎2017 at 9:17 PM, GerbilRex said:

    Can you give me a link to said raptor? i haven't seen it

    It looks like the JP3 male Raptors.


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    Please make the spino bipedal, + longer neck & tail by +25%, + slash attack, and a fast swimming ability.

    Make the pteranodon actually look like a pteranodon.

    Make the Utahraptor look like a Utahraptor (body, arm, head shape), + bigger, longer feathers on arms head and tail, + pindown and latch-on attacks.

    reanimate, remodel, "re-abitilize"  the sarcosuchus, mammoth, triceratops, parasaurOLOPHUS, ankylosaurus, argentavis, "brontosaurus", turtle, dilophosaurus, beelzabufo, Dimeterdon, dodicerus, ichthyosaurus, stegosaurus, dimorphodon, lymantria, oviraptor, phiomia, plesiosaurus, titanoboa, terror bird, dire bear, and mesopithecus (so much portential in a monkey)

    Edited by SpecTimsauru5

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    On 12/16/2017 at 5:31 PM, invincibleqc said:

    Ahhh, makes sense; I was confused for a minute. Not used to call them with their... real historical name. xD

    There are far too many "Giga" and "Mega" names lol. 

    "Mega" has like 5 different creature with the prefix lmao.

    Megalodon (Shark)

    Megaloceros (Deer)

    Megalania (Wall climbing Lizard)

    Megalosaurus (Nocturnal Dino) 

    Megatherium (Ground Sloth)

    Megapithecius (Ape boss)


    WHY WC? you cause me so much confusion. (JK I still love this game)

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    Seriously? Out of the stuff that needs optimized and reworked in Ark this is what your spending time on? How about path finding? Dino ai? Collision? Or maybe for the love of God the damn dev kit already? I would genuinely pay $20 just to sit down with all you at Wild Card and play a game of What the raptor. Sorry for being salty but its seems yall dedicated to making a great game but making it as painful and irritating to play as possible. You could fix so much wonky poop with just a fraction of the time you spend pumping new content and reworking things like this. Fix your game please.

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    1 minute ago, SniperRex177 said:

    Will the TLC update be for Xbox and PlayStation too or just for PC

    It's for the base game, like pretty much all updates, so yes it will be for all platforms. It may come to PC first however.

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    On 1/6/2018 at 7:31 AM, 10,000 Jelly Doughnuts said:

    There are far too many "Giga" and "Mega" names lol. 

    "Mega" has like 5 different creature with the prefix lmao.

    Megalodon (Shark)

    Megaloceros (Deer)

    Megalania (Wall climbing Lizard)

    Megalosaurus (Nocturnal Dino) 

    Megatherium (Ground Sloth)

    Megapithecius (Ape boss)


    WHY WC? you cause me so much confusion. (JK I still love this game)

    This post concerns me.  I am no longer sure that 10,000 Jelly Doughnuts is your real name.

    Are you sure you aren't really 12,000 Jelly Doughnuts?  :D

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    Looks Realy good im especially favoring the Rex i cant wait for the new models for every thing!

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    This is awesome! I can't wait to see a T-rex with a properly-shaped face in-game.

    A few dinos I feel need model updates would be the Raptor, Gallimimus, Oviraptor and the Compys. Ever since you guys added proper feather and fur graphics to the game, these guys looked extremely out of place when compared to all of the fully feathered coelurosaurs that came since. If you were to put the troodon next to the raptor, you would immediately notice that there is hardly enough plumage on the latter, especially when you consider the fact that dromaeosaurs and troodontids are very close together in the dino family tree. This is especially bad in Oviraptor's case, who is completely butt-naked. I say that for the sake of consistency in coelurosaur designs, the Raptor, Gallimimus, Oviraptor and the Compys should be given proper feathered coats like the other guys. For a good reference, I suggest taking a look at garuga123's deinonychus mod.

    Edited by BatteryMaster

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    On 12/21/2017 at 6:32 PM, NOMMAD86 said:

    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.

    they most likely will not make it bigger than the Giga.a spino may be bigger but a rex would most likely win a fight

    Edited by THESUPERREX

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    Well i should not have looked at pictures before and after of my Rex's, Bears, Wolves. Can i ask when you decided to hire 2 year olds to your design team and then allow them to paint by numbers our dino's. I had some lovely looking Rexs and would enjoy riding past them and adding the colours to the stats. But now well i think i feel downtrodden again. Other games i play do not give me the sour taste in my mouth this one does. I understand they needed cleaning up. But really. The wolves really look like a sml child coloured them. Unlike the wild rexs that have kind of improved the wild wolves look just as silly. No shading at all.


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