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  • Community Crunch 166: Console Patch, Server Maintenance, and Wildcard Workshop 21!

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

    Upcoming Console Patch!

    Xbox and PS4 will both be receiving a patch to fix a number of issues. The patch includes several optimizations for memory and lots of changes from the v289.100 PC patch. We'll have more details on the date soon. NOTE: The patch will be a large download! Patch notes for this upcoming patch are below.


    Texture Streaming

    • Apply pool size changes immediately to save memory


    • Fix Tek saddles


    • Fix ability to toggle third person


    • Structures now block dive damage
    • Fixed issue with dive damage not being reduced by armor
    • Ice breath should no longer go through Managarmr when aiming backwards and aiming for the opposite side


    • Fix for exploit involving chairs
    • Fix for exploit involving ladders
    • Fix for exploit involving Tapejara
    • Fix for exploit involving Karkinos


    • Can no longer place C4 on platform saddles

    Tek Bridge

    • Fixed issue with placement where bridge incorrectly identified other structures as enemy


    • Fix for players getting disconnected when accessing a terminal with too much in their tribute inventory (achievement rewards)


    • Fix turret damage calculation so that damage is consistent at low frame-rate


    • Can now double tap X'(on Xbox) or Square (on PS4) to turn on crosshair while equipped


    • Adding whistle land flyers command into the keybindings options so that it can be bound

    Server Stability

    • Fix for rare crash

    Horde Mode

    • Fix for some corrupt dinos stuck in attack in place after the crate is completed/destroyed


    • Fix scout being destroyed by your own turret on spawn


    • Breath FX on low stamina only


    • Enable hit pause on low fps swings
    • Fix for meks consuming Element Dust


    • Improved placement of health bar for Ice and Forest titans
    • Saddle physics improvements


    • Fix formatting of Names with embedded URLs


    • Improved tribe log report


    • Fix for Ascension skipping cinematics for saved games
    • Fixed spawning below world in Crater Forest
    • Fix for dome transition issue on reload
    • Plugged numerous holes
    • Updated Forbidden Zone spawners
    • Structure prevention volume updated to allow building in the City Trench eastern sewer pipe/building
    • Prevent flyers in Desert Cave
    • Floating foliage deleted
    • Fixed multiple places where players could get stuck
    • Fixed erroneous Wasteland debuffs
    • Updated placement of kill barrier in a few places
    • Fixed erroneous undermesh teleport spots
    • Removed unnecessary meshes under Crater Forest

    Scorched Earth

    • Fixed multiple map holes

    The Island

    • Fixed a map hole

    Mesh Memory Optimizations

    • Aberration Club
    • Alien Loot Chest
    • Ammonite
    • Ant
    • Ant Wings
    • Argentavis
    • Arkaeology Soil Pile
    • Arthropluera
    • Smoke Grenade
    • Baryonyx
    • Basilisk
    • Beaver
    • Bigfoot
    • Bear Trap
    • Bow
    • Brachiosaurus Costume
    • Cloth Shirt
    • C4
    • C4 Detonator
    • Wooden Cage
    • Carnotaur Saddle
    • Cave Wolf
    • Cave Wolf Saddle
    • Chainsaw
    • Chemistry Bench
    • Chitin Boots
    • Chitin Gloves
    • Chitin Pants
    • Chitin Shirt
    • Nameless
    • Cluster Grenade
    • Coelacanth
    • Compy
    • Campfire
    • Corrupt Gloves
    • Corrupt Pants
    • Corrupt Shirt
    • Crossbow
    • Desert Titan
    • Dimetrodon
    • Direbear
    • Direbear Saddle
    • Direwolf
    • Doedicurus Saddle
    • Dolphin Saddle
    • Dragonfly
    • Dropped Torch
    • Dung Beetle
    • Eel
    • Extinction - Ascension Props
    • Extinction - Crater Forest Element Column
    • Extinction - Crater Forest Butte
    • Extinction - Crater Terrain
    • Extinction - Desert Butte
    • Extinction - Element Vein Ribbon
    • Extinction - Forbidden Zone Tendrils
    • Extinction - Iceland Glaciers
    • Extinction - Iceland Mountain Peaks
    • Extinction - Sinkhole
    • Extinction - Snow Cave Rock
    • Extinction - Sulfur Pools
    • Extinction - Wasteland Rocks
    • Fish Basket
    • Flamethrower
    • Flare Gun
    • Forest Titan Saddle
    • Raft
    • Fur Gloves
    • Fur Pants
    • Gacha Saddle
    • Giganotosaurus
    • Glowstick
    • GPS
    • Hesperornis
    • Homodeus Shirt Skin
    • Ichthyornis
    • King Titan Trophy Head
    • Lamprey
    • Glowtail
    • Leather Boots
    • Leather Gloves
    • Leather Pants
    • Leather Shirt
    • Liopleurodon Saddle
    • Glowbug
    • Longneck Rifle
    • Fabricated Shotgun
    • Fabricated Sniper Rifle
    • Mammoth Saddle
    • Managarmr Saddle
    • Megalodon Saddle
    • Metal Hatchet
    • Metal Roof
    • Metal Spear
    • Mole Rat Saddle
    • Harpoon
    • Orbital Supply Drop
    • Oviraptor
    • Snow Owl Saddle
    • Pachy
    • Paintbrush
    • Paracer
    • Parachute Harness
    • Parasaur Saddle
    • Pelagornis
    • Phiomia Saddle
    • Piranha
    • Simple Pistol
    • Plant Z
    • Plesiosaur
    • Procoptodon
    • Quetzal
    • Charge Lantern
    • Ragnarok - Wooden Roof
    • Raptor
    • Raptor Saddle
    • Rex
    • Longneck Rifle
    • Rock Drake
    • Rock Drake Saddle
    • Rocket Launcher
    • Bronto
    • Bronto Saddle
    • Shotgun
    • Scout Goggles
    • Ovis
    • Skull Torch
    • Slingshot
    • Sloped Thatch Roof
    • Sloped Thatch Wall
    • Sloped Wooden Wall
    • Spear
    • Plant Species X
    • Spraygun
    • Stegosaurus
    • Stone Pickaxe
    • Styracosaurus Costume
    • Large Taxidermy Platform
    • Small Taxidermy Platform
    • Tek Shield Generator
    • The Center - Ocean Trench Biolum Vine
    • The Island - Alien Tech Column
    • The Island - Element Column
    • The Island - Ice Caves
    • The Island - Icicle Wall
    • The Island - Redwood Fallen
    • The Island - Tek Runes
    • The Island - Underwater Canyon
    • The Island - Coral Reef
    • The Island - Rock Formation
    • The Island - Biolum Vine
    • Therizinosaur Saddle
    • Beelzebufo
    • Beelzebufo Saddle
    • Torch
    • Trike
    • Trilobyte
    • Tripwire Flare
    • Troodon
    • Turret
    • Carbonemys Saddle
    • Tusoteuthis
    • Default Survivor Clothing
    • Wooden Pillar
    • Wooden Roof
    • Wyvern
    • Zipline Harness

    Structures Plus (S+) & Kibble Rework Beta!


    The Structures Plus and Kibble Rework beta is still available and we're looking for additional feedback as we get closer to release of these features. We will have another update to the beta branch soon, addressing some of the feedback and suggestions from our beta participants. Thank you again to everyone that has participated thus far and provided us with their feedback. Please check out the post below for all of the information on how you can get involved in play testing this beta.

    Upcoming Server maintenance!

    Beginning at 2am CET on January 30th (8PM EST January 29th) we will be taking down some of our EU servers for maintenance. We will be performing successive hardware upgrades, therefore the affected servers will be shut down in waves across the maintenance period. A list of affected servers can be found in our linked thread below.

    Modding Community Updates!

    It's time for another ARK Devkit Tutorial! ?

    We're finally getting down to something cool looking. We're doing a little bit of polish in this video because it has a bit of impact on how we handle the spawn/despawn controls of the mod. So there are circumstances where it might be good to take a break from the rough work and put a little bit of time into some refinement. It's good when you think it will have an impact on the overall design or if you just need a little catharsis.

    Fan Feature of the Week!


    Otter drawing by TimidFae
    Evolution Event!


    Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 1st of February at 1 PM EST until Monday the 4th of February at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    2x Harvesting Rates
    2x Taming Rates
    2x EXP Rates

    That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark
    Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

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    4 hours ago, M4gician said:

    Can anybody please explain me how the land flyer command keybinding thing work? Also the Spyglass Crosshair by doubletapping X isnt working for me.

    I play xbox official PVE

    Spyglass crosshairs are not appearing for me either (Xbox). I’m not sure but I think keybinding is for players using keyboards.

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    On 2/3/2019 at 4:10 AM, bhole said:

    Theres a bug with the new update ...

    When transfering to other maps, you loose all stuff in inventory (dont know if its an issue on official). Might be worth looking at, Wilcard.

    Items in survivor inventory do not transfer, they are dropped in a pack when the character is transferred. In order to transfer items, they must be individually uploaded to the data tab (not tribute). 

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    So, I love the changes.
    Minus one, itty bittie wee problem. 
    I'm getting stuck on rocks, and foundations, randomly-appearing-dodo's, my horses hoof... Pretty much everything. 
    In this Meshing Fix, methinks they broke a bunch more- I never had meshing issues in my singleplayer maps compared to multi (Other than the obligatory Extinction ones whenever i try to bola anything) but Now... I  get stuck literally at the drop of a hat on all maps. (Honest to God, i dropped a cloth hat and got Stuck on it's box.) 
    Can we uh get this fixed maybe? Even my Dino's are getting stuck on/in randomly appearing river rocks. ...Of which we all know are plentiful. 

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    On 1/30/2019 at 7:38 PM, AlphaDogYT said:

    It’s Ark Winston! Also, I am hyped to download it in a few days (skool)! Thanks so much Wildcard for making Ark the world’s best game!

    Maybe when it actually runs for longer than 30mins without dropping you. I spend more time on loading screen and restarting xbox one than actually playing the game!. When will Wildcard actually fix the connection issues?

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    7 hours ago, Slakkie said:

    Maybe when it actually runs for longer than 30mins without dropping you. I spend more time on loading screen and restarting xbox one than actually playing the game!. When will Wildcard actually fix the connection issues?

    Well, on my Xbox One, it runs fine. Only twice has it crashed, and both times were explainable. The first is when I spawned an army of OP compys to fight the dragon, and the second was when I tried to spawn in a reaper queen. Both have to do with things on my end. Besides the on-off mount, boss summoning, return from arena, and occasional pause, those are the only glitches I’ve seen.

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    On 2/1/2019 at 9:12 PM, Theewicked said:

    You are right it is working and now finally after two years ish meshing is decreasing . All I see is disconnects and game crashes from patched maps, I do not see the drastic decrease in meshing.

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    I have an interesting set of creatures to offer, but however this is my newest one that I want to offer up as a new TEK Dinosaur Named Electrozecaltron.

    Electro - Ze - Cal - Tron

    If you are interested in this new carnivorous TEK Killer please contact me at my Email or call me, this information is stored below.


    Cell - 1-(218) 259-2802

    please give me a call if you are interested, your website doesn’t except images from my photos. I can show you guys them in my Email or another method.

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    On 1/29/2019 at 6:17 AM, ArianaGaming said:

    Thank you for the large console attention. It was much needed. The first crunch with distinction since March 2018, almost a year.

    Only thing I do not like is another monument to a meshing tribe on the Island. Is it a triple ground mesh with a non mine able stone on top sark_questionmark.

    Can't wait to explore the Island again on a forcetamed corrupted Wyvern without crashing.

    Sailing along arr



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