Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch!
The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Let's get started with some news.
Pre-Orders and Limited Collector’s Edition!
In case you missed our E3 news, ARK has it's official release date, August 8, 2017! Along with our official release comes the opportunity to pre-order and get yourself a limited collector's edition of ARK, which comes with a whole bunch of goodies shown in the picture above.
Read more at the link below:
ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!
It's party time! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special extended Evolution Event! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 26th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
2x Baby Mature Speed
2x Egg Hatching & Gestation Speed
2x Mating Interval (LESS!)
Steam Summer Sale!
As part of the Steam Summer Sale, ARK is 51% off and Scorched Earth is 51% off! After this sale, ARK will be receiving a price change so that we have parity with our retail release. If you or your friends haven't picked up a copy yet and want to get it before the retail price applies, now is definitely the time to do so!
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! This week's contest winner is... Wolf Angelus!
If you'd like to learn more about PGMs, please check out our quick start guide:
NVidia Ansel Photography Contest
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:
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
F1r3fly - Migrating to Ragnarok
StateofMynd42 - The Most Metal Album Cover Ever
StateofMynd42 - Everything the Light Touches
Pollti - The Four Elements
Christopher Warburton - Ahhhh!
Christopher Warburton - Enter the arena
Christopher Warburton - Manticore Arena
Christopher Warburton - Traversing the desert in style
Domino - The Shadow Road
Ego - This is a beautiful fantasy world
FataL1ty - Fishing
FataL1ty - Leap
FataL1ty - Munch!
FataL1ty - Scenic Stroll 2
FataL1ty - Shadow Bronto
Jamie Weaver - View from above
Joe Lally - Natural Habitat
Natsu - Feel the Beat
Norlinri - Is it a gorilla
Norlinri - TEK cave
Norlinri - The Cunning
Norlinri - Uh oh
Pollti - Tek Tapejaras
roguewolf91 - Combing the Beach
roguewolf91 - Mountain Majesty
roguwolf91 - Artemis Smiles Upon It
Starwolf23 - TheEntrepreneur
StateofMynd42 - Portrait of a Hyaenodon
Stevie - Battle Of The Elements
Wolf Angelus - Dino Hotsprings
Wolf Angelus - Embrace Tranquility
Wolf Angelus - Morning Pounce [Version 2]
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!
FataL1ty - Starry Night
FataL1ty - Canyon
FataL1ty - Lookout Dawn
FataL1ty - Lookout Day
FataL1ty - Lookout Dusk
FataL1ty - Piggy-back
FataL1ty - Tower View
Kovko - Guardian
Kovko - On Fire
roguewolf91 - The Forgemaster's Domain, Hephaestus
Wolf Angelus - Break of Dawn
Wolf Angelus - Hotsprings [Version 1]
Wolf Angelus - Hotsprings [Version 2]
Wolf Angelus - A NIGHTMARE ON ARK STREET
F1r3fly - Ark's Hogwarts
Cheb - Freedom
Cheb - Swing of Faith
Joe Lally - Tek Of The Skies
Kovko - Not again
Natsu - Fishing 2
StateofMynd42 - The Rescuers Down Under
Valoule - Jaws
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 97 is...
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!
The ARKitect for Community Crunch 97 is…
It's a tie! We'd like to wish a huge congratulation to...
Wolf Angelus and their Summer Retreat!
Valoule for their tARKVern!
You can check out the full album here:
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
WAR CRIMES! Rogue Two by LameWolfProductions
BOWT Tarrey Town House & Ragnarok Base Locations by SWChris
Dock and Lighthouse Building Montage by Selvalis
ARK: Dodo Cinematic Dossier | #001 | by ShipWrekt
How to Tame a Trike (Bear Grylls Intro Parody) by The Joe From Idaho Show
Building with Stevie - Lakeside Stone/Glass Greenhouse! by XxStevieLad87xX
Building with Stevie - Cliffside Cabin! by XxStevieLad87xX
Say Cheese by GeeKy gAMer
Exploring Ragnarok - Ice Cave by MonkeyManTV
Broodmother Battle by XxStevieLad87xX
Ragnarok Base Locations by AxeMan
Mini Pirate Ship by RYANT1UM
Castle Build by RYANT1UM
Log Cabin Manor by RYANT1UM
MeeMaw wants a Pony!!! by The Geeky Granny
Desert Overlook Home by Kortniechan
Megalania Mainia by Arahli
How to Tame a Yutyrannus by Violet
Thylacoleo vs Raptor by Akhoris
Help me by Кто я такой?
Cute Rex by Autu
Father's Day by Mickey
Mosa Rex by Wimble Bimble Nipple Flipple666
Ragnarok by Voltzahl
Different Perceptions by Violet
Wyvern Artwork by -Asttrox-
Sloppy Griffin by Sonne4711
Random Creature Concept by Dead Nitr0th3Edg3l0rd
Rainbow Griffin by Jameegi
Forest Camo Griffin by Sharkcat
Snow Camo Griffin by Sharkcat
That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on
All the best,
Wildcard Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team