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  • Community Crunch 224: Anniversary Event, Crystal Isles Launch, New Dino & More!

    Greetings Survivors!

    June 2020 will mark the 5th Anniversary of ARK: Survival Evolved, and what an amazing five years it’s been! We have some special treats planned to commemorate the occasion with our fantastic community!

    We’ll be celebrating this momentous milestone with multi-week long revelries which will include a special birthday in-game event, the arrival of a new dinosaur, and the initial rollout of the one-of-a-kind experience of the expansive Official “ISO: Crystal Isles” map!

    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

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    Here’s a little teaser of our new real-world dinosaur primed to make its dizzying mark upon the skies on June the 4th across all platforms! Can you guess what it is??!

    Crystal Isles

    Crystal Isles is a stunning, other-worldly map filled with a vibrant display of teeming life scattered amidst its varied landscapes, awe-inspiring floating islands, and breathtaking biomes. 

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    Ever since Crystal Isles launched as a mod in 2016, its fantasy appeal has secured its place as one of the most popular maps within the ARK community and we’re thrilled to bring it to players as a fully supported free DLC.

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    Crystal Isles will initially launch for PC on June the 4th, with an Xbox and PS4 launch coming later this summer as the team continues to hunker down and iterate on the console version.

    We hear you on the Crystal Wyverns and they’ll certainly be making their tameable appearance on the Isles! ;)

    Anniversary Event!

    And finally, we’ll be donning our party hats and celebrating with a time-honored in-game event commencing on all platforms on June 4, featuring Party Dodos, interactive cakes, new chibis & surprises, and dazzling unicorns frolicking on rainbows. Yes, really! 

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    It’s been an incredible journey over the last 5 years filled with so many unforgettable memories and we can’t wait to celebrate with you once more! 

    Eggcellent Adventure Winners!

    There were so many amazing entries we found it hard to choose just one winner from each category so we’ve decided to award more prizes. 

    Grand Prize: 100$, plus a copy of the Genesis Season Pass and a special ARK Goodie bag!

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    Congratulations, what an epic creation!

    Winners: 100$ prize each!

    DodoPandora

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    AlannahJay101

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    Mitharen

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    Runners up: 50$ prize each!

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    MagmaMage
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    Thank you for all your creative entries!


    Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off)

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    Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK?  Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs.

    Go grab your copy now!


    EVO Event

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    As mentioned in an earlier post, we've enabled 2x XP, taming, breeding, and harvest. We'll continue to run these rates for the time being as a gesture towards our community as we all deal with the isolation and stress during these tough times.

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    We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past five years and we couldn’t have done it without your love and support.
    Thank you! Stay safe and take care!

    Studio Wildcard 


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    maybe they should not allow flyers in the floating islands, i mean maybe they should allow ravagers only. KEEP THE ROCK DRAKES!! valguero had no rock drakes even though there was an aberration system. PLEAS WILDCARD, KEEP THE ROCKDRAKES PLEEEAAAASSSSSEEEEE!!!!! 🥺

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    wow i cant wait for crystal isles to release as a official map onto consoles and pc reeeeee and keep up the amazing @Wildcard and take al the time you need to make the map stable as possible

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    That new Dinosaur looks awesome, I would love to tame one, I'm so excited.

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    4 hours ago, Dragongamer69 said:

    I want to know whats in the goodie bag!

    Same! I’ll post it online somehow when it arrives.

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    Some people love this announcement but I hate it. I feel like I have stood up for wildcard again and again when people where mad at them. I understand delaying a map for console but not even releasing it within the same timespan hurts me. I love Ark. I love wildcard. I’m frustrated because this map was ALREADY available for pc. And they are acting like they are releasing a map on the 4th when really it won’t even be close to that. 

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    Just to provide some clarity surrounding the new creature. It'll be found on Crystal Isles on PC, and on Console it will be available on the other maps (list TBD). Once we've released Crystal Isles on Consoles, we'll be adjusting its spawn so it's found there instead. Whilst the map needs some additional time to get it ready on console, the creature will be ready and we didn't want to hold it back. Plus with the launch of CI, we'll still get some new Wyvern variants which'll be fresh at the time.

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    3 minutes ago, Jatheish said:

    Just to provide some clarity surrounding the new creature. It'll be found on Crystal Isles on PC, and on Console it will be available on the other maps. Once we've released Crystal Isles on Consoles, we'll be adjusting its spawn so it's found there instead. Whilst the map needs some additional time to get it ready on console, the creature will be ready and we didn't want to hold it back. Plus with the launch of CI, we'll still get some new wyvern variants which'll be fresh at the time.

    Hi just wondering how the Winners for the egg contest Are going to receive their prize. Thanks!

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    48 minutes ago, butwhytho said:

    Hi just wondering how the Winners for the egg contest Are going to receive their prize. Thanks!

    We'll be in touch via the email you used to register the account with.

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    Thanks for the reply!

    1 hour ago, Jatheish said:

    We'll be in touch via the email you used to register the account with.

     

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    17 hours ago, Kodking194 said:

    anyone else see the gun on its back, well, here comes another pvp destroying flyer, this time, with guns on its back.

    Yeah it will be awesome for a week, then the pvp crybabys will start and by week 2 it will be nerfed. 

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    4 hours ago, Jatheish said:

    Just to provide some clarity surrounding the new creature. It'll be found on Crystal Isles on PC, and on Console it will be available on the other maps (list TBD). Once we've released Crystal Isles on Consoles, we'll be adjusting its spawn so it's found there instead. Whilst the map needs some additional time to get it ready on console, the creature will be ready and we didn't want to hold it back. Plus with the launch of CI, we'll still get some new Wyvern variants which'll be fresh at the time.

    Thanks for the clarity! :Jerblove:

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    8 hours ago, Ty5 said:

    That new Dinosaur looks awesome, I would love to tame one, I'm so excited.

    You can't tame it. It tames you.

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    Ornithocheirus is the New Dino inn the sky, but ! wil it be painfully slow like they ahve done to EVERYTHING that can fly so far. stay tuned for this and more . Survive the ARK, and remember, We hate you !

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    im just wondering if this mod is already on PC. then it shouldn't take long for console. maybe just getting all the security approval from Xbox and sony 

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    32 minutes ago, XxsidwinderxX said:

    im just wondering if this mod is already on PC. then it shouldn't take long for console. maybe just getting all the security approval from Xbox and sony 

    Isolde who made the map did a lot of work on Atlas so there's not been many major updates to Crystal Isles in nearly 2 years, last update was October last year and that just fixed a few bugs and added owls, gasbags & gachas, last time the map was updated was July 18, there's a couple of biomes that needed to be completed plus the stuff WC will want removing, it also needs a lot of optimising as it melts cpu's, Eldritch Isle kills my PC with all the effects going on so god knows what'll it'll do to base PS4's 😂

    So no, it wasn't ready on PC and just needs certification for the consoles

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    On 5/9/2020 at 12:21 PM, Kodking194 said:

    anyone else see the gun on its back, well, here comes another pvp destroying flyer, this time, with guns on its back.

    that will get nefted to oblivion so it'll be pointless to use in pve yep sounds about right and just like the Managarmr

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    Bello il fatto di avere una nuova creatura preistorica. Però io mi aspettavo un dinosauro nuovo e non un rettile volante...🤨 Comunque pazienza spero almeno che non leverete questa volta il drago di roccia come  avete fatto su valguero...😔 e che ci siano tutte le creature mods della mappa crystal isles.🤔

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    On 5/8/2020 at 11:16 PM, Lenn753 said:

    This new dino looks like Ornithocheirus or Tropeognathus.

    I agree. It looks like either one but don’t ask me how to say the names lol 😂  

    Edit   It said dizzying so another spin attack Dino? Or can turn like a tape?

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    On 5/9/2020 at 5:04 PM, butwhytho said:

    Same! I’ll post it online somehow when it arrives.

    I’m guessing ark action figures and a map/poster of the island or something. Btw what did you make your model out of?

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    Are we getting a rainbow of colored dinos for the Anniversary event? Would like to see every color of the rainbow out there for a week.

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