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  • Community Crunch 410: An Update on The Center, ARK: Additions Integration, and More!

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    The Center is coming along nicely and will indeed be ready for launch at the beginning of June! To ensure a smooth rollout though, the release date has been adjusted by one day to June 4th.  We're appreciative of player's enthusiasm for our third ARK: Survival Ascended map and look forward to getting it into your hands in just a few weeks!

     


     

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    This week, we're thrilled to unleash not one, but two of Garuga123's formidable creatures making their Official debut in ARK: the fearsome Ceratosaurus and the relentless Xiphactinus! Prepare to master these remarkable new additions! The challenge awaits—are you ready to rise to the occasion?

    Additionally, we are excited to announce that Premium Mods will be released for Xbox and Windows on Monday, May 20th! PlayStation players, the certification process is still ongoing; you can expect Premium Mods to be available on your platform within a week. Thank you for your patience as we roll out Premium Mods to all platforms.

     

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    Common Name: Ceratosaurus
    Species: Ceratosaurus Punctura
    Time: Late Jurassic
    Diet: Carnivore
    Temperament: Extremely Aggressive

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    While I'm surprised I haven't encountered them sooner, I'd rather them just vanish all-together. Ceratosaurus is as ruthless as they are quick. While not the most damaging carnivores you'll encounter, they are certainly some of the most persistent. I've seen these creatures even exhibit a sort of... stalking behavior unlike anything else I've seen on The Island. While they may not make themselves known to you immediately, they certainly know where YOU are!

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    The spines on Ceratosaurus have a very unique and powerful trait: Venom! This hemotoxin has the bizarre reaction with blood, making it incredibly nutritious to carnivores. The more intense the venom infection, the more beneficial the blood becomes. I've witnessed tribes that have managed to tame these beasts use it to great effect against larger threats, and even The Island's guardians!

    Perhaps this desire to devour envenomed prey can be used against them...?

     

     

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    Common Name: Xiphactinus
    Species: Xiphactinus Velox
    Time: Late Cretaceous
    Diet: Carnivore
    Temperament: Frenzied

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    Xiphactinus Velox is a frighteningly fast creature, lurking in the Islands' oceans. Most often appearing in groups, Xiphactinus can quickly overwhelm its victims. They have been observed to grab smaller prey in their terrifying jaws and thrash wildly to deplete their energy. When subdued, they will proceed to swallow the prey whole, something I have witnessed befall many unfortunate survivors.

    Beware Xiphactinus that have recently fed, as they will become frenzied from the clouds of blood they've created! For targets too large to be swallowed by its horrific maw, Xiphactinus will instead resort to tearing off a chunk of flesh, causing the target to begin bleeding out. On several occasions, I've noticed Xiphactinus will attack other ocean species such as Megalodon, and even larger threats such as Mosasaurus! Be glad that you're not their only target!

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    Xiphactinus make for excellent mounts for exploring the ARK's vast ocean environments. Their powerful jaws can be utilized to grab smaller prey, while leaving a nasty bleeding wound on larger opponents. With good maneuverability and a violent nature, any tribes partaking  in sea-warfare will be sure to have a shoal of there "Dire Tuna". 

     


     

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    Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-browser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!

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    On April 8th, we deployed a new type of server across the network (for the various game types) that we refer to as "Expire" (which is what you can search for in the session filter). 

    These servers will be online until 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on June 1st. We're preemptively using our allocation for The Center to host some additional sessions that players can travel onto to farm, tame, and experience the Scorched Earth Gameplay. The same transfer restrictions apply in that you are only able to download your character, but you can freely take anything off. This is to help reduce load off some of the other servers, or provide players an option for those who just want to jump onto Scorched Earth temporarily.

    Please note that these servers will no longer exist after 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on June 1st, so if you intend to use them, remember to transfer your items/creatures/characters off before that date, as nothing will be saved beyond that time period.

    For the full list of the Expire servers, click here.

     


     

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    We are pleased to announce that Genesis Part 2 is now entering submission with Nintendo and will release on Monday, July 1st alongside the Rhyniognatha, which will be found spawning around The Island.

    Pick up the Ultimate Survivor Edition or the Ultimate Survivor Upgrade for 50% off through May 27th and be ready for launch!

     


     

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    This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, May 20.

    • PVP/PVE: 2x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding
    • Small Tribes: 4.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 4x Breeding
    • ARKpocalypse: 5x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding

     


     

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    Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form

     

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    Creator: BemoGuinness

    Bemo is going to explore the secret cave located under Scorched Earth to find a place for a new base!

     

    Creator: Syntac

    Syntac hatches a beautiful lightning wyvern and takes it for a ride around Scorched Earth!

     

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    Sunrise by @WolfTek7

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    Part 8 of Drawing Every Dino Dossier by cascadingcaramel

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    My ark character by @Redensi

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    Draconis vipera by @MexiiCringe

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    Drop Hunting by CoypuCoyote

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    Shrooms by Kattona

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    King Titan Reference by BettleKettle

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    Lightning Wyvern by j21d1h

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    Guardian of the scorched lands by maxfer4s_xt

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    I'm looking forward to Xiphactinus! by @Muni_ark

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    Photo Mode by cosmicman5455

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    Have you seen my Casita build video from Disney's Encanto on ARK!? by @LolsAtLance

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    Enjoy your weekend!
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    The best thing about Center Island is that it has no character

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    Held my breath opening the thread when I saw "update on the center" in the title.

    My body is ready.

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    It's so weird to tease something on social media (on platforms where not everyone is...) and be completely silent about it a few hours later, on your official website in the weekly appointment you have with the community.

    This Shasta art is pretty cool, though, not gonna lie :)

    Always happy to see Bemo featured in the Community Crunch ^_^ As for LolsAtLance, it's just a brilliant build ! The community is lucky to have that whole new crop of builders who bring their creativity and enthusiasm to ASA.

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    Excited to see the rest of ARK Additions added to base game.

    Also awesome to see my mod ARKOLOGY in the spotlight

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    Would love an update on when scorched transfers are available, this is especially important for those on expiring servers wanting to get their stuff off to another scorched server before they expire.

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    Good Cruch, gave me all the info I needed.

     

    Center is on schedule (For the most part)

    Cerato and Xiph are now in the game (at last)

    And above all Premium mods on Xbox on the 20th. (F*cking FINALLY)

     

    I've been having a pretty sh*t week, and all of this helps make up for it. Thank you.

     

     

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    Wonderful update... crashing servers with mods yet again. Are we going to lose another weekend now?

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    32 minutes ago, TwistedTears said:

    BS 2x again for official.....

    Bro what. 2x has always been the standard for evo events. You people are never happy.

    if you can’t cope with 2x every weekend and 3x events, go to unofficial 

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    26 minutes ago, ActualVixl said:

    Would love an update on when scorched transfers are available, this is especially important for those on expiring servers wanting to get their stuff off to another scorched server before they expire.

    Scorched should open June 1st, they already said 60 days so just do the maths

    if, however you are on a temporary server, if you pay real close attention, it does in fact, tell you in the server name

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    Too late. I already lost my island dinos. 

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    Integrating Ark additions just seems so unnecessary to me.

    The mods already works perfectly fine for those who want them, through the games new and well functioning mod system, and they even have their own official server variants. Why fix what isn't broken?

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    1 hour ago, Brettskii said:

    Once again you guys show up friday with another great crunch!
    this week has been great! Ceratosaurusr and Xiphactinus added to The Island HECK YEAH! some juicy new dinos!

    lets get that battle pass going! maybe a store with some great bundles! Cmon senpai, notice me!  We want it badly, give it to us ❤️ 

    Embarrassing

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    11 minutes ago, St1ckyBandit said:

    Embarrassing

    Yeah, I agree

    ASA doesn't need a digital store 

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    Hey, @WolfTek7! I love the sense of perspective you've given to that Acrocanthosaurus tail in your artwork! I thought I was looking at the jaws of another dino for a moment and then I realized it was the Acro's tail. Your foreshortening skills are stupendous!

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    When add official server arkpocalypce only console! No cheater PC!

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    3 hours ago, Emserz said:

    Integrating Ark additions just seems so unnecessary to me.

    The mods already works perfectly fine for those who want them, through the games new and well functioning mod system, and they even have their own official server variants. Why fix what isn't broken?

    Because it decreases the number of mods you have downloaded. 

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    Altri dino aggiunti ,vorrà dire che mi divertirò ad uccidere anche loro con i miei rex .

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    Bemo !!! 

    Best Ark youtuber out there 👌

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    12 hours ago, Oreochema said:

    Hey, @WolfTek7! I love the sense of perspective you've given to that Acrocanthosaurus tail in your artwork! I thought I was looking at the jaws of another dino for a moment and then I realized it was the Acro's tail. Your foreshortening skills are stupendous!

    Went back and took a second look after reading your post. It is a really cool visual trick. That particular artwork could certainly still be nice without the tail framing the bottom but it's an unexpected added touch that really takes it to the next level.

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    Your update broke Omega servers.. fix them please!

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    Can yall PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix the bed spawning glitch on scorched earth? It’s making it impossible to hide in small spaces from larger tribes on PvP. PLEASE fix the bed spawning issues. 

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    Wow! That's 3 CCs from WC in a row now that actually had some pretty good information; actually didn't have any depressing or terrible information; actually looked like it was written by a real human person; and I see that in this CC specifically they even finally fixed the typo in their Copy/Paste section that I made a joke about roughly 8 months ago, which means that they actually took the time to look this CC over before posting it!

    3 CCs ago when I saw that picture of the jumping spider as the post header I thought to myself; "Sigh, here we go again. Another CC just talking about more mods that other people have created and not saying anything about the actual game."

    But then I opened up the post and to my great surprise this assumption and typical routine turned out to not be the case!

    Is the year of **** finally over?

    Please say that it is!

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