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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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    King Titan Reference by BettleKettle

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    I'm looking forward to Xiphactinus! by @Muni_ark

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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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    So uuhhh are the ceratosaurus and xiphactinus going to be released on the center or the island ? Or are they going to be on every map 

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    I really want that jumping spider and gecko though. I really need a cute dino. "Over jerboa cuteness from ASE" 

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    3 hours ago, Nickevon said:

    So uuhhh are the ceratosaurus and xiphactinus going to be released on the center or the island ? Or are they going to be on every map 

    Ceratosaurus and Xiphactinus are already released, with Cerato on both the island and SE and Xipha on the island.

    I think that both Cerato and Xipha will be on the Center when it drops, just theorizing.

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    On 5/18/2024 at 4:23 AM, NettleCarrier said:

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

    @StudioWildcard @Jatheish @Cedric

    Apparently ALL the new Patches of the main version drastically break the interfacing with the Mods, Nitrado goes into crisis with the private Servers that crash, the Server owners go into panic because from one day to the next SUDDENLY it no longer works the Server, the players of those Servers remain out of the game and disappointed (better to say: decidedly nervous) until they slowly change the game... and all this in INDEFINITE TIMES as it happened every time after the main Patches and we had to wait several days before WildCard (and consequently also the Modders) manages to resolve things.

    It has certainly been suggested many times: IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO USE A "TEST SERVER" before launching updates that always do more harm than good?!?

     

    PS: XBox customers currently cannot join certain Mods or Maps which work on PS5, but PS5 also crashes on some Mods where the PC received Friday's Quick Patch..

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    Seen cerato dino ingame..awesome creature..have'nt seen the killer fish yet..maybe on center map when i start an alt toon there. 😊🤞

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    So May 20th Xbox players would get the premium mods, so now it's the 22th and still no premium mods for console.

    Any update on that?? or was this again a promise of nothing and it wont release for another year or so

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    Lots of stuff.. nothing intresting for me personally.

    When will AB come.. thats the REAL question!

     

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    On 5/22/2024 at 12:00 PM, JuniperPage said:

    So May 20th Xbox players would get the premium mods, so now it's the 22th and still no premium mods for console.

    Any update on that?? or was this again a promise of nothing and it wont release for another year or so

    There was a problem due to the update of the main version of the game (on Friday) which caused several disasters, so WildCard did not launch the Premium Mods on Console to be able to fix the situation, otherwise it risked making the situation even worse ( beyond any complaints from those who started buying the Mods and they probably wouldn't have worked).

    This time the delay was a wise choice.

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    Please - I hope they add Atlas fish as standard creatures - the ocean is so sad with just sharks and ceolocanth in it. the mod just makes it seem alive and real. Even if they are just fish it makes the game better.

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    On 5/17/2024 at 10:52 PM, 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 ❤️ 

    Why the heck would you want a battle pass for Ark. We have enough money-grubbing from Snail without that.

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    Yes!!! let"s go!!! I love the cerato, i cant wait for it in the real game!

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    On 5/20/2024 at 2:51 PM, Nickevon said:

    So uuhhh are the ceratosaurus and xiphactinus going to be released on the center or the island ? Or are they going to be on every map 

    I believe they said the Island. However they probably will put it on more as well, I hope.

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