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    Patch Notes Round-Up


    Much has happened since our last edition of the Patch Notes Round-Up.  Since then, we've launched Genesis: Part 1 and introduced several improvements and bug fixes that have been circulating in the community.  With close to 300 improvements, changes, and tweaks since the release of Genesis, we figure it might be a good time to summarize them and get you caught up to speed!


     - Completed a full pass on Loot Crates to improve loot variation and quality
     - Unofficials can now use flying creatures by adding the following setting to your GameUserSettings.ini under the [ServerSettings] section: bForceCanRideFliers=True
     - Building is now enabled in mission areas by default on Unofficial Servers (no longer need to use the aforementioned ini to change it)
     - Increased the reliability of repairing glitches
     - Added a debuff to reduce damage to tames, players, structures for a short duration of time after releasing from cryo.
     - Increased the placement radius check for ocean platforms to prevent them from being placed next to enemy foundations/platforms
     - Added an optional visual indicator for the TEK trough radius
     - Added a "Grind All" function added to grinders


     - Basilisks can now be tamed on Fertilized Magmasaur Eggs
     - Magmasaur now requires metal ingots to shoot projectiles
     - Magmasaur projectile speed and gravity adjusted for proper turret targeting in low FPS conditions
     - Ambergris weight now scales by 0.5 in Magmasaur to help with raising babies

    Snow Owl

     - Players recover 50% faster from the frozen state left by the Snow Owl dive
     - Removed the Snow Owl heal effect on enemy players and enemy-tamed creatures (wild creatures are still affected)
     - Snow Owl dive slow has been reduced to 2.5 seconds


     - Pistol Damage versus Tamed Creatures reduced by 30%
     - MEK Rocket Boost (tapping/holding space) should no longer damage tamed creatures or players.
     - Reduce MEK movement speed by 20% when shield is up
     - Sword Damage versus Tamed Creatures and Players reduced by 25%


     - Adjusted Ferox knockback distance for PvE scenarios in which it could move other tribes tames
     - Ferox can no longer be trapped with a bola


     - Reduced the range at which it can grapple an enemy to just slightly below maximum auto turret range (5800 units)
     - Reduced mobility for BloodStalker while over-encumbered
     - Improved the overall feel and appearance when webbed by BloodStalker


     - Polymer weight reduced by 80% when in Pelagornis inventory
     - Increased polymer harvesting by approximately 30%


     - Decreased the maximum damage scale from 12.5x to 8x when charging
     - Increased the time/distance it takes to charge up to max by 20% (so it'll take longer to hit that 8x)
     - Rhinos are now affected by Plant Y crowd control

    Cluster Grenades

     - Cluster fragments if shot by a turret will now detonate all other fragments from the same originating grenade


     - Can now craft the TEK Replicator (TEK Replicator has been removed from Loot Crates in Genesis)

    TEK Suits

     - Increased TEK Suit repair costs by approximately 20%
     - Wearing a full TEK suit will prevent you from being targeted by bees when opening a beehive
     - Capped TEK Suit durability at 1500
     - TEK Suit repair costs now scale with quality


     - Improved the accuracy of HLNA cardinal direction when teleporting
     - HLNA teleportation logic now tries to avoid turrets, non-allied players, and hostile dinos
     - Improved reliability of HLNA teleportation when traveling with tames
     - Improved HLNA performance when crafting a large number of items


     - Improved several visual components of the mission UI (difficulty text, leaderboards, item lists, mission notifications)
     - Increase to timers on various beta and alpha race missions
     - Improved navigation issues on Escort Missions
     - Removed mission requirement for additional players when entering the final boss with a player who has the requirements.
     - Added a HUD notification during the VR Boss fight to indicate you've reached the limit
     - Creatures can no longer attack through the barrier while on Gauntlet missions

    Creatures (Misc)

     - Schools of fish no longer damage rafts and motorboats
     - Prevented itchy from stealing cryopods
     - Parasaurs no longer detect bodies that are not visible or rendered
     - Reduced cloning cost for the Giant Turtle
     - Gachas will no longer auto consume buff soup/food. This means they won't accidentally eat them when they're stored in troughs.
     - Added the ability to use the Reaper tailspin attack while using a gamepad
     - Insect swarms now give chitin instead of hide


     - Increased damage to insect swarms by Beelzebufo to 2.5x
     - Increased damage to insect swarms by Fire to 1.5x
     - Reduced health of insect swarms by 50%
     - Reduced Tek Claw damage against structures
     - Reduced AoE damage on the TEK cruise missile


     - Significantly reduced the frequency and slightly increased the duration of green rain in the bog biome
     - Reduced the number of insect swarms in Bog biome by about 25%
     - Added a cooldown between green rain insect swarm spawns.
     - Reduced the bat spawns in the main volcano within the volcano biome
     - Made several collision improvements for meshes on Aberration


     - Fixed an exploit with Magmasaur
     - Fixed an issue with Dedicated storage locking behavior on PvE (Players could withdraw items when it was "locked")
     - Fixed a bug that allowed building within the boss arena on Valguero
     - Fixed 100+ holes, terrain, and level design issues across various maps
     - Fixed a turret exploit with the Space Whale
     - Fixed multiple cases where the Bloodstalker couldn't swing around Extinction
     - Fixed some configuration issues with the dynamic rates ini on non-standard official servers
     - Fixed an issue with collision on several meshes
     - Fixed several mesh holes in various biomes
     - Fixed several missing notifications on gather, retrieve, basketball, hunt, and escort missions
     - Fixed an exploit that allowed Ferox to clip inside enemy structures
     - Fixed a bug which prevented the Moeder boss fight from initiating correctly
     - Fixed a bug which prevent players from seeing Primitive+ servers
     - Fixed an issue with crafting costs on TEK items
     - Fixed a bug which allowed players to cancel the Spinos' animation and attack twice.
     - Fixed multiple bugs related to locations showing Mission Areas when they weren't supposed to or vice versa
     - Fixed an invulnerability exploit
     - Fixed an invulnerability exploit for ferox
     - Fixed cooldown time for the mindwipe
     - Fixed various server crashes
     - Fixed a crash related to the bog spider
     - Fixed instances where the lunar buff would remain after using a TEK Teleporter
     - Fixed a rare occurrence where Ferox could jump through the mesh or get through the world barrier
     - Fixed a bug where Ferox could jump while over-encumbered
     - Fixed a bug that caused Ferox taming meter to be invisible
     - Fixed several taming effectiveness and taming multiplier bugs with BloodStalker and Giant Turtle
     - Fixed a case where Space Whale could blink behind static meshes
     - Fixed a bug with Ferox that allowed it to stay transformed by forcefeeding
     - Fixed an issue with mindwipes that caused them to have an increased cooldown timer
     - Fixed a bug with Ferox taming methods
     - Fixed an instance in which the BloodStalker's web could remain attached after teleporting with HLNA
     - Fixed a rare occurrence where the Dodo Basketball mission could not be completed after switching languages
     - Fixed several visual bugs with HLNA teleportation
     - Fixed a bug that prevented players using gamepads from using the throw attack on Karkinos
     - Fixed an issue that caused a Follow whistle command when holding 'B' on a gamepad
     - Fixed an occurrence where the mining drill sound would remain playing after mounting a dino
     - Fixed instances with damage scaling while using weapons with projectiles
     - Fixed a rare bug that caused recent mission progress to be lost after a server restart
     - Fixed a bug that caused the Space Whale corpse to disappear after 1 hit
     - Fixed a bug that prevented several Aberration dinos from being downloaded on Genesis
     - Fixed occurrences where Magmasaur could damage structures out of turret range
     - Fixed an exploit with Ferox
     - Fixed several performance-related crashes
     - Fixed an instance where the mining drill could dismount players
     - Fixed occurrences where players could incorrectly get inside of Gauntlet missions
     - Fixed incorrect damage for building in Arctic and Ocean biome
     - Fixed implementation of newly added Genesis configuration settings
     - Fixed an exploit with Ferox
     - Fixed a display bug with the Hexagon Shop
     - Fixed a bug where Pelas and Itchys would fly to xyz coordinates 0 0 0
     - Fixed a bug where players could attack each other with the mining drill
     - Fixed a bug where items may have received an unintended item cap
     - Fixed player emote specific to Portugese language setting
     - Fixed certain languages not finding appropriate directories
     - Fixed several mesh holes
     - Fixed a critical crash
     - Fixed space whale's display name
     - Fixed an issue where rock slides would linger after ending
     - Fixed several visual bugs with Magmasaur
     - Fixed several visual bugs with Space Whale
     - Fixed several bugs with the Ferox taming process
     - Fixed issue where insect swarms could attack through walls
     - Fixed an issue with Megachelon (turtle) taming method
     - Fixed a taming bug with the Bloodstalker
     - Fixed a crash with Extinction's horde crate and element node
     - Fixed some bugs which caused projectiles to not expire on clients
     - Fixed an issue that would prevent players connecting to OC servers
     - Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving the mission buff in specific biomes (Bog/Ocean/Arctic)
     - Fixed the increased damage multiplier in various biomes
     - Fixed an edge case that caused the player to be destroyed when mounting an Equus and equipping its saddle
     - Fixed a visual bug with the Hover Skiff rotation when restarting the server
     - Fixed an instance where players with glide suits weren't being reeled in properly by BloodStalker
     - Fixed a bug where the Giant Turtle could be tamed out of render distance
     - Fixed an instance in which tamed dinos would be launched long distances by avalanches
     - Fixed a visual bug with the Space Whale saddle that caused skins to remain on when the saddle is removed
     - Fixed a bug where Ferox Stats were being rerolled after first time transforming
     - Fixed a damage exploit with Ferox
     - Fixed a rare case where the mining drill could damage the tek sensor
     - Fixed an exploit with cruise missiles that allowed them to bypass turrets
     - Added Deinonychus saddle to the engrams list
     - Added several missing items to the HLNA Hexagon Store
     - Magamasaur no longer takes damage from lava on The Center
     - Ferox should now keep its imprint buff when in large form
     - Teleporting East in the Bog biome will no longer transport the player South East
     - Activation/deactivation settings will now save on the tek alarm
     - Activation/deactivation settings will now save on the pressure plate
     - The lava on The Island in caves and the lava in the Wyvern trench on S.E. will no longer damage Magmasaur
     - Cryopods can be accessed in the HLNA Shop again
     - Made adjustments in areas near the volcano to fix rare instances where eruptions would instantly kill players/dinos
     - Prevented Meks from being deployed in the VR Mission
     - Re-enabled configuration to prevent Reapers from being transferred to Genesis
     - Improved several areas where localization was missing or incorrectly
     - Removed the ability to give birth to Reapers while on Genesis
     - Basketball Missions rewards should now match their intended reward returns
     - Restored Extinction Horde mode data


    Eggcellent Adventure Returns Tomorrow

    Don't forget Eggcellent Adventure starts tomorrow and runs until April 21st.  Don't miss out on you opportunity to experience this annual event on PC, Xbox, and PS4!

    Click Here For Event Details



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    If you've been waiting to become a Survivor on PC, now is the time! ARK: Survival Evolved base game, Season Pass, Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction and the Explorer's Edition are now on sale on Steam!

    Grab yours at the sale price until the 24th of April!


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    Many of those fixed you listed for Xbox are not there.  Still invisible creatures in lunar biome.  No grind all feature.  Loot boxes are still unchanged.  And that is what I quickly tested on unofficial servers.

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    Holiday events have not been working on private servers since Genesis dropped. Will this event work on them?

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    please just fix transferring to other maps in single player


    I tried so, so, many times to transfer from the island to ragnarok but it kept on thinking that my character wasn't in the transfer section but but in the island's dead survivor section


    fix this raptoring glitch


    a few hours later I lost my character to these types of glitches and my argy got lost to transferring as well


    even tho my alpha rex I put in there in creative is in there, raptoring round.



    Edited by Gamergrunt

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    Where is the 50 percent off of the season pass at ?  I hope your'e not saying that the 34 dollars is half off because that is what it's always been priced at. Half off would be 15 dollars for the season pass.

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    8 hours ago, Kebster said:

    Hey man,
    Follow this link and do exactly what it says.  It worked great for me and I love it and my Tribe mates don't kill me every time I log on anymore ;)


    Doesn't work for us. The code is not in the specified file, and when we add the adjusted line, it doesn't do anything. If we go to the actual folder with that line of code and change it there, it also doesn't help. And they have not responded to the bug reports about this fox not working for some. 

    -but thank you for sharing! I just wish that it would work for all of us. 😞

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    Will you fix the saved options(all settings changed from default) that reset everytime you login on ps4, this only apparently happens with people who have genesis. But its really bugging me out now especially when everyday our server gets ddossed. Please fix this.

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    Down loaded the update now my servers not even there can someone fix it please its been heaps can u like fix it so we can play 

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    Any updates to this!? I’m experiencing the same issue. After update was downloaded it shows no servers online. 

    Any help would be appreciated 

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    5 years and Wildcard is still trying to melt my pupils... please adjust the lighting. I'm trying to play without going blind thank you :))))))

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    Hello! I just turned on Ark to do the Eggcellent adventure update and I went to my character on the island and everything is reset, did this happen to anyone else......????? Of course I am on single player too! Anyone have this problem???? 


    Please **two days later now** my engrams are gone now as well I can't even play the game! What's going on?! 

    Edited by QueenGamerGirl92

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    On 4/7/2020 at 12:07 AM, gariii said:

    So I guess we ps4 players still have our settings resetted after starting the game. 

    And I guess the many anti mesh points on abberation are still available.


    Oh so everyone stats were reset??? My character was on level 94 on the island, did the update do this???? 

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    Okay i'm confused how many blood packs do you need to tame a blood stalker because multiple websites say 2000+ for a 150 but with this new patch and as well as the 4x Taming how many blood packs would it be?

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    On 4/7/2020 at 6:07 AM, gariii said:

    So I guess we ps4 players still have our settings resetted after starting the game.


    No.  It is now fixed.

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    Pls help us. Because of corona, ark is becoming my new life. But now i feel like  a death person because of this update. My hole team cant log in since yesterday. I red that some are beeing online. That means that my stuff on pcxc hard will be gone when i‘m beeing online again. I have primal pass. I put, again, a lot of time in this game. If i going to lose everything, than i want that ark gives me Something back, for example, embers, a box with full stacks of ressources, and !!! Saddles. Its so hard to tame on hard mode. A wolf for example, because of the high lvls. If i lose i will......... dont wanna think about it. Pls help everybody, we all love this game, but now u destroy our second world/life.

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    Ragnarok 194 has crashed twice since the update for an hour and a half each time. :L Still down as of this post.

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    Oh my god why didn't you fix invisible drones at lunar god damn. Turn them off till fixed for god sake.

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    No. The grinder does not retain its purpose.  Are you repurposing the grinder to just "grind certain resources" now? Until the description omits "grinding crafted items", then the grinder in this instance is useless. Are you just a troll? The logic here is really simple lol. 
    Depends on how u see the meaning of the term crafted. Those from missions were definitely not crafted, just given to u as a reward for finishing the mission.

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    The Mountains on SE are broken I think they have the wrong Texture or Material.
    Would be nice to fix.

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    I purchased a 35 k hexagram loot crate post Easter update on 4/7/2020 after reading that the loot has been improved and all I got was some Raw Prime meat a master craft ghillie top, 10 Rare mushrooms,a green Afro hair style, 10 propellant, and 20 oil, 5 element dust, a gas grenade and 10 Gas balls and what ever that green thing is....I am on PVE and get better from doing one mission on Beta or Alpha from the doed race DO NOT waste your hexagrams use them for cyropods or materials or you will kick yourself later :/




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