Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch!
We are excited to announce the next map to land on the Offical Network. This free map will be available for PC on June 18th 10AM PST and available on console in July. We are excited to partner with our amazing modding community to bring free content to all ARK fans. We know you will likely have lots of questions about the map if you haven't had the opportunity to play it. We've taken the liberty of compiling some frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the map size for Valguero?
Approximately 60 km2 (24 sq mi) in size
(In comparison The Island is 48 km2 (19 sq mi), Ragnarok is 98 km2 (38 sq mi)
What engrams will be allowed on Valguero?
The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration engrams will be allowed on Valguero.
What unique biomes will I find in the Valguero?
The White Cliffs Biome - From sprawling green flatlands encompassed by massive white rocks, to narrow canyons and tall plateaus, the White Cliffs are the perfect location for building your base.
Tundra Biome - Dry and arid foliage covers the rolling hills of dying grass and desolate fir trees in this biome. A cold and unforgiving place, the Tundra is a place to tread lightly.
Savannah Biome - Nestled adjacent to the Jungle biome a top a cliffside, the Savannah is a cozy starting location to build in relative safety amongst its dry and open fields.
Aberration Biome - The first official mod map to include a massive fertile chamber unique to Valguero! This massive cave is a great location to find some of your favorite Aberration dinos, and find a safe place to call home underground.
What unique creatures will I find on Valguero?
While exploring Valguero, Ark players will run into our newest dinosaur yet, the Deinonychus! The Deinonychus is fiercely territorial in the wild. They will protect their nests against any who dare to trespass.
Where can I locate the Deinonychus on Valguero?
The Deinonychus can be found primarily in the White Cliffs biome with some packs moving into the Jungle and Savannah biome.
Will cryopods and cryo-fridges work on Valguero?
Will transfers be allowed when the map launches?
Similar to past DLC launches, transfers will be disabled.
Will Customer Service offer compensation for lost dinos at launch?
Similar to past DLC launches, Customer Service will not be offering compensation (On Valguero specifically) for lost items until further notice.
Is the Deinonychus tameable/breedable/ridable?
Tameable: No Breedable: Yes Ridable: Yes
What is the estimated size for PC?
When will this update reach console?
What types of servers should we expect to see?
- PVE & PVP: NA, EU, OC
- PVE & PVP: NA, EU, OC
- Classic PVP
- Arkpocalypse (Short "Season")
Included in the Valguero patch tomorrow, we'll be addressing some much-needed exploit fixes and balance changes:
- Fixed an exploit with Gasbags
- Plant Z's weight is now 21
- Fixed an exploit with feeding Plant Y seeds.
- Cryopod and Cryofridge engrams are now available on all maps (edited)
For modders, we've included some enhancements to the Dev Kit.
- Added Git Plugin
- Added JSON object library.
- Added blueprint interface for anonymous communication between mods.
- Added helper functions for:
- Searching for creatures by ID.
- Retrieving filtered class lists.
Thank you for expressing your feedback about ARK and sharing your experiences with the team. Our community is very active in social media and contribute to our successes. Because of that, we want to make sure that we are getting feedback on specifics in addition to the Suggestions Forum and your general feedback on social media. Be on the lookout for your opportunity to weigh in!
Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 21st of June at 1 PM EST until Monday the 24th of June 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
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All the best,