Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch!
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!
Eggcellent Adventure Returns!
Beginning Thursday March 29th until April 10th, survivors will be able to experience the "Eggcellent Adventure" Event on all platforms!
During Eggcellent Adventure, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's. These Bunny Eggs can paint or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft holiday-themed items such as Bunny Ears, a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon, are two brand new cosmetics: the Knitted Chick Hat and Egg Shell Hat for both survivor and dino!
- Wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves feeling eggcellent, sporting bright colours of Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue.
- Wild Dodos are replaced by Bunny Dodos - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable dodo eggs and 50% Bunny eggs
- Wild Oviraptors are replaced by Bunny Oviraptors - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable Oviraptor eggs and 50% Bunny Eggs
- Bunny Eggs can be placed on the ground and painted
- Bunny Eggs will expire after approximately two weeks from inventories, and placed eggs will immediately decay once the event is turned off.
- Run your private server with '-ActiveEvent=Easter' to turn on the event
- Running the same server without -ActiveEvent=Easter will delete all placed egg structures
- PC players can use Steam > ARK > Properties > General > Set Launch Options and paste in -ActiveEvent=Easter to experience the event in single player/non-dedicated/player dedicated worlds. You must enable the event yourself in these modes.
- Event is not available in Primitive Plus, or single player console worlds, non-dedicated console servers, or player dedicated console servers. Console can however spawn and use the new cosmetics with the command below.
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoChickHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoChickHat'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick.PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Leather/PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny.PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny'" 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Halloween/PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg.PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg'" 1 0 0
Modding Tutorial Contest #1 Winner!
Hello everyone, Zen here!
The winner of the first mod tutorial contest has been decided! @Garuga123 has put together an excellent tutorial for adding new creatures to ARK. He makes it easy to follow and introduces you to the different parts that need to be prepared. Check it out!
Don't forget that the second modding tutorial contest is already underway and accepting submissions. If you are interested, please take a look here:
And if you are interested in learning how to make mods, we launched the Wildcard Workshop tutorial series last week. Next week I will have a new tutorial ready for you all!
ARK is on Sale! PS4, PC, & Xbox!
ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!
Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 30th of March at 1 PM EST until Monday the 2th at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
Fan Building Contest!
Survivors, Firespark81 & GGFizz are currently hosting a building contest for fellow PC Survivors. They are doing both a vanilla and modded contest.
If you're a budding arkitect and interested in the competition, check out the video above. They also have a list of rules and a sign-up form if you'd like to enter.
Contest Rules & Info: https://sites.google.com/view/buildconrules/
Be sure to get in touch with them if you're interested in participating, and good luck! The contest ends this Friday.
NVidia Ansel Photography Contest
ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset.
Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog.
Now let’s get to the contest!
There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following:
Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute.
Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key.
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display.
Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category!
And now without further ado, here are your entries!
BlueDragon - Attack!
BlueDragon - Feeding time
ZoaLive - Thunderdome at night
Ego - See how I can!
ZoaLive - Mysterious Night
ZoaLive - Crystal Wyvern
Wolf Amaterasu - Spino-roar
Wolf Amaterasu - Para-roar
Wolf Amaterasu - Lazy Wolf
Wolf Amaterasu - Industrial
Wolf Amaterasu - GrumpyTown
Valoule - Water point
Rahthos - The Floating Isles
Rahthos - Spino's Fury
Rahthos - Crimson Horizon
pitsmat - River King
Rahthos - Blossom
pitsmat - Light Shown Within
Norlinri - The hunt
Norlinri - Stand and fight
Norlinri - Hey there
Norlinri - Bipedal
Norlinri - Beautiful Plant Species Y
GP - Showdown
GP - Charging Meadow
GP - Bless You
EXFIB0 - Red Paradise
Ego - This is my booty
Ego - Tense moment
Ego - King of the hill!
Ego - Fly you fools!
Ego - Almost adult
BlueDragon - New Threat
BlueDragon - New Life
BlueDragon - Bye Bye Sheep
Wolf Amaterasu - World War Photo
pitsmat - Eyes of Power
BlueDragon - HDR Raptor
Norlinri - The chase
Wolf Amaterasu - Old Timey Show Advertisement
Valoule - Raptor Jump
Rahthos - Tranquil
Rahthos - Sundown
Rahthos - Dinner
pitsmat - Contrast of Worlds
pitsmat - Cerebellum
Norlinri - Spino
Norlinri - Retro flowers
Norlinri - Posey
Norlinri - Impossible romance
Norlinri - Herpa derp
Norlinri - Bad injuries
Norlinri - Argentavis
GP - Lurking Predator
GP - Death Roll
F1r3fly - Council Meeting (Comic Filter)
BlueDragon - Standing tall
pitsmat - Falling of Night
pitsmat - Crystal Reef
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!
EXFIB0 - Pillars
Wolf Amaterasu - Ruins of Eden
Wolf Amaterasu - Scrapyard
Wolf Amaterasu - Dino Retreat
Wolf Amaterasu - Arid Wastelands
Wolf Amaterasu - Arena Showdown
Valoule - Galeon
GP - The Lagoon
Goober1823 - Jungle Spires
EXFIB0 - Out of the blue
EXFIB0 - Lake
EXFIB0 - Darkness
BlueDragon - Clear Night
Wolf Amaterasu - Rex RWBY Anime Parody
GP - ARK FLU Survival Guide
Wolf Amaterasu - Void
Wolf Amaterasu - Resonance
F1r3fly - Adjusting the camera
BlueDragon - ARK World
This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children!
And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 124 is...
ARK Cloud City Cinematic by Jade Plays Games!
This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more!
The ARKitect for Community Crunch 124 is…
Ark The Church of the Titan Tamer/ Titan platform castle by The Pilgrim!
We'd also like to announce a runner up...
RGB Base on Aberration by Flydive!
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
Plant vs Dinos [Playable mini-games] by Valoule
ZF Clan Cluster Server Trailer by DigitalVagrant
Lost Oasis by Ranger1
Server PVE Base Tour by James Parker
Ark: Return To Crystal Annunki - Skyscraper Is Here by C8sun
Bulbdog Kennel - Ark How to Build by MrMcBonkers
GRUMPYTOWN CINEMATIC - ARK'S MOST AMAZING MOD MAP! by Lucky by Nature
Mistake by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl
Project Eden by MissyPrime
Ark-How to Build a Staircase with artifact pedestals on Consol by Tlc138
Jerboa Poseable Art Doll by harcsuszka5
Terror by yanakugakova
dino for growing crops by mateaperic51
wingless secreary by mateaperic51
"Giganocephalus" hybrid by milokamilo
King and Queen of Pyria: Mythos Evolved by AngelicVix3n
Dossier: Macrauchenia by Scanova the Carnotaurus
Introducing the Moa! by Nokryn
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:
All the best,
Edited by Jen