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    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

    PC Gamer TEK Tier Reveal!


    In case you missed it, check out this early review of our upcoming TEK Tier system from PCGamer by clicking the link below!

    ARK: TEK Tier Reveal

    For a complete preview of what's coming next, be sure to check out the December issue of PC Gamer!

    Extra Life!


    We at Studio Wildcard are incredibly excited and gracious to our community for joining us during our Extra Life livestream on Twitch and for donating to our campaign. Over the course of 35 hours, the Extra Life Tribe was able to raise more than we did last year! Over $25,000 was raised to help sick kids through Extra Life and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Every ARK Survivor should be very proud, congratulations! :)

    The event was hosted in our Seattle Office by Forest Rapczak and Twitch streamer X3BelleX3 aka Belle who were joined by many members of the development team in person or over the phone. Many community members and Twitch streamers were also present to hang out and play games with the dev team on our ARK servers. Thanks for everyone that joined in!

    Thanks to our generous community we were able to reach the list of Top Fundraisers! 

    There was tons of fun to be had. There were many games played including "Narcoberry Eating Contest", "The Birthday Game", "Wild West Nerf Gun Duel", "Flip Cup", "Pin The Tail On The Dino", as well as in-ARK games like ARK Pictionary, The Building Game, Hangman, Tribe Wars, and of course, Survival of the Fittest.

    Alongside these games was plenty of reveals from the ARK development team. We showed off upcoming creatures, new caves, new Survival of the Fittest Scorched Earth map, Primitive Plus upcoming features, and the grand reveal: ARK on Playstation 4 (coming soon in December). 

    If you didn’t tune into the marathon but want to take a look back on what happened, you can watch the entire VOD or specific highlighted moments on our Twitch channel:  

    Extra Life Stream
    Extra Life Highlights 

    It’s still not too late to offer some support for Extra Life! If you’d like to donate to the cause, just click here and follow the steps! 

    Thank you everyone for tuning into the stream and for all the support you’ve shown so far! We truly appreciate it and we’re so grateful for having such a caring community! 


    ARK: Turkey Trial!


    The ARK: Turkey Trial 2 event begins soon!

    Survivors will be given the opportunity to participate in the turkey-hunt of their lives. ARK: Turkey Trial 2 will throw survivors into a large-scale scavenger hunt and allow them to carve up the rare “Super-Turkeys” unleashed across the ARK! By harvesting sufficient Super Turkey Wishbones from these bloodthirsty, genetically-modified creatures, players can craft their very own stylish "Chieftain" Hat, or choose to summon the devastating DodoRex creature to do their bidding for a limited period of time. Brand new to this years event, you will also be able to earn custom event-themed Emotes!

    The event will be on all Official maps: Scorched Earth, The Center, and The Island. It all begins November 16th on Xbox and November 23rd on PC!

    ARK: SotF - October Survivor League Championship!


    The ARK: Survival of the Fittest October Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, 19th of November, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners! 

    The Survivors who have qualified for the event are listed here: 

    The championship games will be shoutcasted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel: 


    To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious! 

    Hope we have an awesome Championship and get to see some great games!

    Evolution Event Weekend!


    Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses:

    2x Harvesting Rate
    2x Taming Rate
    2x EXP Rate

    So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! The event will end at 12PM EDT on Monday the 14th of November.

    Player Procedurally Generated Maps!


    The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let's check out the entries for this weeks contest!

    It's a tie!

    Rocky Lands by KishK0!


    and if you'd like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings!

    PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=365;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=1.012074;Mountains Frequency=12.88525;Mountains Slope=0.978277;MountainsHeight=0.847633;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.2;JungleGrassDensity=0.04;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.365831;RWBiomeSize=0.179932;MountainBiomeStart=-0.509294;MountainsTreeDensity=0.03;JungleBiomeStart=-0.628567;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.2;MountainGrassDensity=0.07;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.02;TreeDensity=0.008;JungleTreeDensity=0.8;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.2;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.12;ShoreTreeDensity=0.04;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.003;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)

    and our second winner...

    Spino's Land by EXFIB0!


    And the seed if you'd like to run this map:

    PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=745;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=6.171719;Mountains Frequency=15.056612;Mountains Slope=1.63423;MountainsHeight=0.924892;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.258437;RWBiomeSize=0.147708;MountainBiomeStart=-0.641244;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.553406;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)

    Congratulations to our winners! Looking forward to the next set! We'll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediately - so get generating! ;)

    And to learn more about PGMs and on how to get started, check out this guide here:

    NVidia Ansel Photography Contest


    Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html

    ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots.  Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. 

    Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog.

    Now let’s get to the contest!

    There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following:

    Three Categories

    Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key.

    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution,  in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display.

    Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category!

    And now without further ado, here are your entries!

    You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes 

    Super Resolution!


    Soulyouth - Hostile


    EXFIB0 - The Volcano


    Soulyouth - Evolved


    Soulyouth - Soar!


    Honourable Mentions!

    EXFIB0 - Dodowyvern vs Manticore


    EXFIB0 - Face to Face


    EXFIB0 - The Cave


    EXFIB0 - We Fight Back


    KISHK0 - Barrel Roll


    KISHK0 - Dragon vs Gorilla


    KISHK0 - Gorilla


    KISHK0 - Mirror Fight


    Soulyouth - Beat Down!


    Soulyouth - Bionic


    Soulyouth - Don't Blink


    Soulyouth - Kimberly's Dinozord


    Steven Bongers - Center


    Wolf Angelus - Thousand Peaks


    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


    Soulyouth - Homecoming


    Soulyouth - Escape


    Honourable Mentions!

    EXFIB0 - Manticore


    EXFIB0 - Skeletal Wyvern


    KISHK0 - King Of The Island


    KISHK0 - Lake Paradise


    Soulyouth - Air 2 Air




    Soulyouth - Dino Riders


    Honourable Mention!

    KISHK0 - Hunting Diplos


      Community Contests!


    This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more!

    And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 71 is… a tie!

    Floating base under rock arch (PvE official server) by Sitharias!


    Be sure to check out more screenshots of this impressive build here: http://imgur.com/a/PTAhj

    ... and Ark Pinball by Valoule!


    Be sure to check out more screenshots of this impressive build here: https://imgur.com/a/4aFFC


    This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children!

    And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 71 is...

    The Oldest World in 4K - ARK Workshop Map Showcase [Cinematic] by KISHKO!

    This beautiful 4k video takes us on a tour of the map "The Oldest World" created by Tjoepapke. 

    Thanks everyone who entered again, awesome submissions as always. You can check out the rest of the entries here:

    Fan Feature!

    ARK - PvP Highlights From Official Server 200 [6 Minutes Of Killing People] by Yocimir 

    ARK: Survival Evolved PvP Compilation [Official Server 200] by EXFIB0

    MODDED ARK: Survival Evolved (Center Map) Hayesville!!!!!!! by StoneyDragon 

    RUNNING DRY - ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions 

    HOW TO SUMMON A DEMON! - Ark: Survival Evolved (Ark: Fear Evolved) by ThickFreedom 

    ATTACK OF THE ACHATINA! - ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions

    CAN YOU SOLVE THIS? TERRIFYING GIANT MAZE EVENT - Ark: Survival Evolved (Ark: Fear Evolved) by ThickFreedom

    ARK - LADRONES DE GUANTE BLANCO - RAIDEO EPIC xD - Scorched Earth #38 by NexxuzWorld 

    BGZ - ARK Scotched Earth EP#37 อัลฟาไจเเกนผู้สยบเทพ Alpha giganotosaurus by Bon Gamerz

    DANS LA PEAU D'UN DINOSAURE ! | ARK: Survival Evolved ! by Furious Jumper 

    EL NIDO DE DRAGONES! Ark Survival SE en Español by Jaidefinichon GOTH

    Ark: Survival Evolved -Terrible Revenge by Neebs Gaming 

    sam vs rex armor in ark tek tier by dinosaurman4

    Raptor by Peep

    Me When Pachyrhinosaurus Comes Out by TheMightySaurus
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795795145

    Bye Dodo Wyvern! by Mr. Jurassic
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=794650393

    Ark : Pootis Evolved by Cobra(Finals)
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795867762

    What is it, mum? by Morgengrau
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795653500

    Reindeer with Tree by AmeliaRose

    Dermigneous Garchaeropile (Gargoyle) by kazmanian45

    Fasolasuchus Dossier by Shadlos
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=796608926

    Giant Chameleon Dossier (fanmade) by [SORNA] Spookyskull
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=795288405

    Hippogriff Dossier by Mega
    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=796323285

    That's it for this week's Crunch, thanks for tuning in guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/playark
    Imzy: https://www.imzy.com/ark

    Much love,
    Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team



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    Soooo pumped for the Tek Tier, was so glad that this game has a amazing modding community that I could use some mods to get some Tek ansels.

    Mods I used were

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793692615 Antinode, for the grid skin on dinos

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=689838254 Tactical Tek Armor & More Ver: 21, well for the armor and buildings

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=796549655 Bionic Giga, for the giga skin 

    Give some love to the modders, even if you only use them in single player.


    @Jenalso Don't blink has the wrong picture attached should be 


    Edited by Soulyouth

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    How are people getting access to Tek Tier already o: ? I don't see the items in the engrams.

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    1 hour ago, Wolf Angelus said:

    How are people getting access to Tek Tier already o: ? I don't see the items in the engrams.

    They aren't. Some of the content in the images would be from mods.

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    2 minutes ago, eESTlane said:

    You funny. Over 80% of this shet is modded, including spawned in. Promotional stunt. Want me to submit a arkitect build? Sure, I'll get you back in half a year since I play official.

    Ansel only works in single player as it pauses the whole world and lets you move around and freecam, so most dinos and items are spawned in, but that opens it up to make some great screenshots.

    Also nothing is stopping you from jumping into single player for a hour or 2 a week and having some fun building something crazy for arkitect. I only play official for multiplayer, but once or twice a week I jump in single player and have some fun spawning stuff in and playing with new mods

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    I've never wanted an army of snails so bad.


    I love the stuff Lame Wolf makes kinda wish i was a part of it.


    Anyway that said whats the news on primal as im dying to be a raptor.

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    Had hoped the Turkey Trial wouldn't involve the same mutant turkeys xD They're insane, but they should be killable with Wyverns this year. That health regen is no joke.

    Was there for most of the stream and it was great fun! Really glad you reached your goal and got to reveal everything :) Shout out to the crazy Karl Flower and of course everyone else donating!

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    23 minutes ago, Birdskull said:

    Oh nice, my Chameleon dossier! :0

    Hell yes, so glad this got put here. I think a natural-sunblock would be epic.

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    Congratulations to all entries. 

    @Valoule how do come up with all the great ideas every week? Well done!

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    18 hours ago, Soulyouth said:

    Soooo pumped for the Tek Tier, was so glad that this game has a amazing modding community that I could use some mods to get some Tek ansels.

    Mods I used were

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793692615 Antinode, for the grid skin on dinos



    That photo is fantastic! Would it be alright with you if I included it in the mod screenshots, maybe even make it into a new preview pic for the mod?

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    1 hour ago, ZenRowe said:


    That photo is fantastic! Would it be alright with you if I included it in the mod screenshots, maybe even make it into a new preview pic for the mod?

    @ZenRowego for it man, these are all 3 http://imgur.com/a/FiC6j that I did for it, only ended up submitting the giga one

    if you want the full 15360x8640 rez ones rather then the downrez'd 1920 ones just hit me up

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    17 hours ago, Wizmattc said:

    Will the emojis be in game or on the forms for the turkey trials

    The emotes will be ingame ones, not forum ones.

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    Hi, I would love to get into ark on my computer then my xbox but the only issue is my laptop cant run it and i'm really not in the mood to get a desktop and so I was wondering if anyone knows a Gaming LAPTOP that I can use to enjoy ark survival evolved and maybe with some mods or 2?

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    When is Primal survival going to be launched on xbox? I can't wait to see what it has in store.

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    Now this currently states that ALL official servers on the island will get the turkey trial 2 event.... 

    However the same same was said for fear evolved 2 event yet all we got was pumpkins and scarecrows that did nothing and a dodorex that wasn't Kildale or tame able and no zombie dodos etc then later on it said not on primitive+...

    So I would like to know from anyone in the know" will official primitive+ servers get this event if not will we ever get any because if not I'm gonna have to look for another server as we were never told that we would never get these events...

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    I also would like to know that it mentions in the next update that PGM will be coming to the xbox... will this mean we can expect any new servers soon and depending on answer to prim+ getting events I would be interested on new official PVE prim+ and official PVE normal specifically on the island seen as the centre maps don't get anything either...

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