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!
Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????
What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?
Xbox Play Anywhere!
A small update: the Xbox Play Anywhere patch has officially entered the certification process. In addition to the Aberration update, barring any cert issues that could arise, Xbox will receive the Play Anywhere update on December 12th. This update will allow crossplay between the Windows 10 version of ARK and the Xbox version. Survivors will be able to choose to allow crossplay on their unofficial servers or non-dedicated sessions with a simple checkbox on the host menu.
ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!
Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 4th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
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!
BlueDragon - A Dance of Fire
Ego - Touch and run - Super Resolution
Christopher Warburton - The Hunt
Joe Lally - Unfortunate
Norlinri - Howling at the moon
BlueDragon - Bullies
BlueDragon - Extra Crispy
BlueDragon - The ants go marching
BlueDragon - The Hunt
BlueDragon - Turkey 1, Survivor 0
BlueDragon - Turkey Assault
BlueDragon - Turkey Life
Christopher Warburton - Canyon
Christopher Warburton - Earth Vs Fire 1
Christopher Warburton - Hidden Temple
Christopher Warburton - Target Spotted
Christopher Warburton - The Desert Sun
Christopher Warburton - Wing Blast
Joe Lally - Buzzing
Joe Lally - Microraptor
Maxib - Highest Peak
Norlinri - I command it
Norlinri - Power of the artifact
Norlinri - Red obelisk
Norlinri - Sense of freedom
Norlinri - The bear
Norlinri - Underwater cave
StateofMynd42 - He Sees You
StateofMynd42 - Sandy Claws
The Pilgrim - Digi giga spiral Tek
The Pilgrim - Think Tek
Vakarian - Catch the Stone
Vakarian - Draconis Mantis
Vakarian - Grab the Stone
Vakarian - I said NO!
Vakarian - The wild hunt
Vakarian - Unicorn in the Sunlight
Vakarian - Water Jug Bug
Vakarian - Way to Home
Valoule - Good sleep
Wolf Angelus - Angry Bird
Wolf Angelus - Magical Haze
Wolf Angelus - Yutyrannus in Japan
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!
Vakarian - Inseparable
Wolf Angelus - Lost Eden Bath 2
BlueDragon - A giga's paradise
BlueDragon - After the Feast
Vakarian - BOOOOOM!
Vakarian - Draconis vipera vs Colossus petram
Vakarian - Sunset in the desert
Vakarian - Under the Stone
Vakarian - Unicorn Ride on the beach
Valoule - ARKladdin
Wolf Angelus - Lost Eden
Wolf Angelus - Lost Eden Bath
Wolf Angelus - Lost Eden Center Night
Wolf Angelus - Rock Climbers View
Starwolf23 - What's In Your Backyard
Valoule - GTARK
Wolf Angelus - PIRATES of the CARRIBEAN SURVIVOR BOB TELLS NO TALES
BatmanTDKR - Guardian Of Fire
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 110 is...
Dozan the Dodo Man by Dax and Tag vs the World!
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 110 is…
Chessboard by Rockz!
The Pilgrim-Tek Skyscraper-ARKitect
Pirate Galleon, PvE Base by Sitharias!
If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:
A shorter than normal crunch this week, we'll be getting back to the extended ones soon but right now the team is all hands on deck for the upcoming release of Aberration! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:
All the best,