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  • Extra Life 2020! Livestream Reveals

    Dear Survivors,

    We at Studio Wildcard would like to give our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful ARK community for participating in our latest 24 hour ExtraLife charity event! 

    With the help of our community and ExtraLife team, we placed Top 3 globally and raised over $180,000 for sick children and beat all of our past records by a significant amount, including last year's jaw dropping $112,206.35! We couldn't have done this without the help of our generous community, our amazing sponsors, and our dedicated community who signed up to join our team. 

    As with prior ExtraLife events, we take this as an opportunity to share sneak peeks at upcoming content. In true tradition, we shared visuals from the upcoming Genesis Part 2 DLC including the big reveal of the teaser trailer featuring the talented David Tennant and Madeleine Madden voicing Rockwell and HLNA respectively! We also revealed a bunch of what we have in store for our players in genesis Part 2 including: Creatures, Items, Structures, and the Environment/Biome which we'll go through in this post!

    We're excited to take you on a journey into the dark mind of the villainous Rockwell as he strives towards godhood and we very much look forward to sharing more unseen Genesis Part 2 content!  

    Special Thanks:
    Syntac (Raised over $22,800), RoyaleWithCheese (Raised over $7,300), MTSArk (Raised over $6000), RoycePlayers (Raised Over $5000), EliteARK (Raised over $2500), Lilmonsterr (Raised over $2,300), Telmo Sampaio (Raised over $2200), PaceyAU (Raised over $1500), Belle (Raised over $1200), Shockist (Raised over $1100), Project Tiamat (Raised over $1000), KoolKyleLive (Raised over $1000) and so many more (cant name em all!)

    Thanks to our sponsors: Blue Microphones, Nvidia, Nitrado, Grove Street Games, Apex Gaming PCs

     

    Special rates

    As a further thank you to our community, we will be implementing 2x rates right through to Tuesday 12 PM Pacific/3 PM Eastern. 

     

    New Creatures

    Noglin

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    The Noglin may look cute but don't be fooled! There's a mind-bending surprise in store when it wraps around the noggin of a target -- it enables you to temporarily take control of enemy creatures, tames, or even other humans!

    Shadowmane

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    This chimerical prowler has powerful group-cloaking abilities for all your sneaking-needs, while also making use of a lightning fast chain-teleport-strike that can decimate groups of targets. By the time its victims are aware of its presence, it's often already too late!

    Stryder

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    Better brush up on your hacking skills to claim one of these giant mechanical Stryders! Patrolling the colony ship, they are outfitted with a variety of randomized individual components across their body, which gives each Stryder a different potential set of unique skills whether in defense, offense, or utility!

    Astrodelphis

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    This curious extraterrestrial creature may look like the cetaceans that once swam in Earth's oceans, but they seem to be at home in the interstellar medium, far from any planet's surface. Place the versatile Tekwing saddle on them, and they're a veritable fighter spacecraft capable of blasting targets out of the sky with lasers or homing charges or bombing them into oblivion. And yes, they can do a shot-repelling barrel roll!

    GEN-X Variants

    Some old friends will be making a reappearance in Genesis Part 2 -- here's an early look at our GEN-X variants, which include new versions of many previous expansions' creatures!

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    New Items

    Hoversail

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    You've never really traveled until you've tried hoversailing! There's no better way to get yourself across the ring than jumping on one of these hi-tek boards and surfing the air currents, and no better feeling than skimming the skies to find the perfect tailwind while nailing flashy tricks to boost your speed!

    TEK Bow

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    Run into trouble aboard the ship? The Federation issue TEK bow materializes arrows of any type on the fly and uses electromagnetism to shoot them at blinding velocities.

    TEK Federation Suit

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    Suit up, survivor! You'll find this to be an upgrade from what you experienced wearing inside the Genesis simulation. This sleek, hi-tek exo-armor should protect you in a variety of otherwise lethal situations -- and best of all, on Genesis Part 2, this suit has unlimited jetpack power without the need for Element -- and Flyers are also fully supported this time around!

    Canoe

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    Not simply just for recreation, you can pick your canoe up and place it down again in any body of water. With multiple rowers working in tandem, the canoe can travel exceptionally fast. Fishing from a canoe is especially convenient, as is the built-in cooking pot!

    Minigun

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    Need a massive barrage of bullets to keep your enemies under pressure? What this Minigun lacks in accuracy and tendency to overheat, it makes up for in sheer firepower. Place it in stationary mode to improve its accuracy and clear targets around corners!

    TEK Pistol

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    Each crew member will be issued a Federation phase pistol, equipped with multiple lethality settings. Take care not to aim one of these in the vicinity of any crewmate or shipboard fauna, unless it is set to healing or stun mode

    New Structures

     

    Egg Incubator

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    Who needs to fuss with eggs when you can use the fantastical mechanical egg incubation device to cook them to perfection? This device lets you view all the statistics and mutations of eggs and incubate them at an optimal temperature while hatching them at your convenience!

    Ammobox

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    This handy new structure will automatically fill all nearby turrets with all the varieties of ammunition, while its floating HUD shows you its total ammo stats without the need to open the inventory (and also reflected visually with the ammunition models displayed on it).

    Remote Camera Security System

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    Secure your base in Genesis Part 2 with the Remote Camera Security System. Issue commands, view, and communicate all from a remote location. You can even use them to spy-on and communicate with your enemies!

    Loadout Mannequin

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    No need to scream "who moved my kit from my vault?" at your tribe mates again while your turrets are soaked and you run in circles. Kit up quick and get to those griefers by storing your loadouts on trusty Loadout Mannequins, which also visualize your gear and hotbar items, for a single-press full equipment swap!

    TEK Crop Plot

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    Want to take up gardening aboard ship? Crew members can make use of this hi-tek crop plot to efficiently raise harvestable plants just about anywhere!

    New Environment

    Genesis Ship

    Welcome to your new home, survivor! You've been returned to life aboard this immense vessel representing the pinnacle of mankind's ingenuity... What could have motivated so desperate a measure, to cast all of nature itself adrift in this interstellar lifeboat?

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    Biome 01

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    The idyllic sunlit meadows and rolling hills of this tranquil biome show little to indicate what's in store under the influence of Rockwell's insanity.

    Biome 02

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    Enjoying this view, survivor? Perhaps you'd fancy a stroll along this promenade? Don't be shy -- those bridges are spacious enough for any beast you've tamed, and its observation towers offer the best vantage of the sprawling artificial gardens you see before you.

    Biome 03

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    Creation is an exhilarating undertaking, one of the incomparable perquisites of godhood. I'm afraid you won't find much in the way of creature comforts here. This garden isn't meant for you, after all...

    Biome 04

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    "How foolish you are, to have scurried into my inner sanctum. Did you truly expect to evade my notice here? I am this place now. And you're merely a parasite."


     

    And of course, this isn't everything there is to see about Genesis Part 2! We have so much more in store and can't for you to check it out in March 2021! Thank you once again for tuning in this weekend and for all your fundraising efforts to help sick kids! We couldn't be more proud of our community.

     

     

    All the best!
    Studio Wildcard

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    I really am excited for this pack it makes me feel like I am actually in space. I just wish I knew what those floating eyeball demogorgon squid things are. Right know after writing that name I feel like how Helena felt with the Seekers in her Aberration explorer notes. It would be interesting to come up with a fan name for them. If anyone has ideas for them wrote them somewhere here. My current guess are F.E.D.S Floating Eyball Demogorgon Squids.

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    Since the corruption is a hive mind and the noglin takes over the mind of others, could the noglin take over?

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    4 hours ago, Sandertje said:

    Breedable wyverns were a poop idea fir everyone who wasted weeks in scars getting event eggs. And making basilisks breedable makes all event basilisks worthless. U might as well make phoenix, reaper, griffin, rock drake and everything else breedable and worthless then. The only people who want stuff like that to happen, are people who havent been out for weeks, months looking for high lvl events to tame. Or people who havent stayed up till 4am to tame a phoenix cuz heatwaves dont exist

    been playing forever and have done all of the sorts of things you mentioned.  Them adding easier ways to accomplish tasks that i struggled to do does not bother me, it does not diminish my accomplishments.  This is what progress looks like, accomplishing tasks you used to struggle with easier.  It's like if the first settlers were to get angry that we have airplanes and modern cars because it took them months to travel across the country.

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    6 hours ago, Sandertje said:

    Breedable wyverns were a poop idea fir everyone who wasted weeks in scars getting event eggs. And making basilisks breedable makes all event basilisks worthless. U might as well make phoenix, reaper, griffin, rock drake and everything else breedable and worthless then. The only people who want stuff like that to happen, are people who havent been out for weeks, months looking for high lvl events to tame. Or people who havent stayed up till 4am to tame a phoenix cuz heatwaves dont exist

    Their streamlining the game to make it less grindy I know seeing your grinding being effectively null also breeding wyverns will still probs be hard as to still have to get the milk and raise them nevermind mutations are actually rare it doesn't make event dinos bad because you can still get them for colors so you don't have to grind for mutations in turn of stats

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    4 hours ago, ArkFAN2020 said:

    I really am excited for this pack it makes me feel like I am actually in space. I just wish I knew what those floating eyeball demogorgon squid things are. Right know after writing that name I feel like how Helena felt with the Seekers in her Aberration explorer notes. It would be interesting to come up with a fan name for them. If anyone has ideas for them wrote them somewhere here. My current guess are F.E.D.S Floating Eyball Demogorgon Squids.

    OH SH*T ITS THE F.E.D.S RUUUUUUNNNNNNNN

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    Pls nerf the tek suit if we have it immediately unlimited flight is just plain OP

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    Thank you SOOOOO much, this is like the most amazing QOL content ever(IK its a DLC) also so excited there is soooo many new creatures and items and biomes!!! Wonder if we are teleporting between biomes, or going down levels through massive staircase and stuff or.....?

    8 hours ago, DeliaHaze20 said:

    im kinda disappinted only 4 new creatures and none of them will change the meta 😟

    The trailer vid show even more creatures, like the jellyfish thing, and that panther and Noglin seam pretty game-changing. I mean a group of 6 people ambush you with noglins and they like win... 

    7 hours ago, GP said:

    No, it is a large open map like all the others.

    OH NICE!

     

    amazing content and creatures, I really can’t wait, this will prob be the first DLC I buy while it’s sill at the 30$ early acsses price.

    lasty WC please don’t debuff the creatures like Extinction...

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    also: TEK BOOOOOWWWWW!!!! YYYEESSSSS! Please tell me it’s better than a crossbow tho.(compound is bad with tranqs and I am PvE)...

     

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     Looking forward to most of the stuff here, the egg incubator especially. Is the tek plot the equivalent of a full greenhouse in terms of growing plants efficiently? If so that would be awesome. Is the tek hoversail collapsible, as able to pick it up after? Also the tek suit mk2 looks nice, especially the no element for the jetpack, have to feed mine a fair bit since the private server I'm on likes to time out on me when I'm even thinking about going to the city on Extinction.

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    5 hours ago, ArkFAN2020 said:

    I just wish I knew what those floating eyeball demogorgon squid things are. My current guess are F.E.D.S Floating Eyball Demogorgon Squids.

    Hmmm Rockminium Cinderella(ik I didn’t spell that  right)?

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    I love the concept for genesis part 2, but how will this tie into earth and the corruption on it if everything takes place on the genesis ship. Will earth be part of the story still or was it just to meet Helena. And what about Arat Prime. 

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    WORST UPDATE EVER................the crop plot isnt breedable :(

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    17 hours ago, Synnn said:

    too much tek stuff tbh it will make the game weird 

    Not true

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    this is the best update ark has ever had. A shame though, for the game to end here. Anyways, i do have a suggestion. Ark devs, i'm talking to you. Instead of making more complicated graphics, make a game that can actually handle them. Just a suggestion, though. Anyways, great new map. Peace.

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    2 hours ago, Arkanewisdom said:

     Looking forward to most of the stuff here, the egg incubator especially. Is the tek plot the equivalent of a full greenhouse in terms of growing plants efficiently? If so that would be awesome. Is the tek hoversail collapsible, as able to pick it up after? Also the tek suit mk2 looks nice, especially the no element for the jetpack, have to feed mine a fair bit since the private server I'm on likes to time out on me when I'm even thinking about going to the city on Extinction.

    I think so, that’s what the diagram was..

    54 minutes ago, Brute41 said:

    I love the concept for genesis part 2, but how will this tie into earth and the corruption on it if everything takes place on the genesis ship. Will earth be part of the story still or was it just to meet Helena. And what about Arat Prime. 

    Uhh Rockwell wants the ship, and we are nowhere near earth, some people are saying we are going to the element homeworld?

    50 minutes ago, Nikoli said:

    WORST UPDATE EVER................the crop plot isnt breedable :(

    Lol

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    9 minutes ago, NOU123 said:

    this is the best update ark has ever had. A shame though, for the game to end here. Anyways, i do have a suggestion. Ark devs, i'm talking to you. Instead of making more complicated graphics, make a game that can actually handle them. Just a suggestion, though. Anyways, great new map. Peace.

    Our survival ends here, maybe not the ark franchise though. 

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    So we are not going to get any more titans or anything like that.

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    5 minutes ago, Brute41 said:

    So we are not going to get any more titans or anything like that.

    no

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    9 hours ago, Vahilor said:

    I love all the Tek stuff, especially the Fed. Tek Armor. It looks really neat.

    Love how Rockwell mutated into the main antagonist. Really wished for it, especially after the Extinction ending.

    Also I miss Santiago. Like his character a lot.

    I'm excited to learn more about Rockwell! My biggest question is "what is he at this point?" He was clearly still a biological being in Abb, then a digital one in Gen. 1. Now, though? Has he spanned both those planes? And more to the images of the ship: What *did* bring us to this point? My initial assumption was that Earth was simply too far gone for us to repopulate and reclaim, but maybe there's something else at work here? I'm honestly pretty stoked for Gen. 2.

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    That is all very awesome... But I just want to play the game and have been waiting since the end of the event to join my server bc of prelogin lock. I've read that many other ppl are having the same issue. Please address it. Ty for everything you do and I love you all

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