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    Welcome to the ARK, PS4 Survivors!

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    PlayStation Survivors! This is it! This is where your open-world dinosaur survival fantasy finally comes to life. ARK: Survival Evolved and its expansions are now available for download from the PlayStation Network store. For those of you who are new to the community and the game, here’s an initial visual primer on what ARK's all about:

     

    ARK: Survivor’s Pack will be available for purchase in many regions across the globe. This bundled offering includes both the base game, ARK: Survival Evolved, and the massive desert-themed expansion, ARK: Scorched Earth together! Survivors based in the American region will have to wait a wee bit longer as the game will become available for you on the 6th of December at approximately 11AM Eastern Time! 

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    The ARK: Survivor’s Pack gives PS4 players an up-to-date version of ARK: Survival Evolved that includes the previously released content, plus Scorched Earth -- ARK’s first Expansion Pack. The Survivor’s Pack adds extra PS4 content including a Bionic Giganotosaurus skin plus an entire Manticore armour set for male and female characters. 

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    PS4 ARK players can expect to receive a constant stream of major updates between today and our ultimate “content complete” point next Spring. We plan on adding many more creatures, weapons, armour, game mechanics, as well as plenty lifestyle improvements (UI Update anyone? ;) )! Please keep in mind that by joining ARK, you’re joining a work-in-progress game with a passionate community of players, and true to its namesake the game will continue to “Evolve” over its long lifetime.

    In fact, if you’ve been keeping an eye on ARK’s social platforms you may have noticed your first patch is already on the way! Primitive+ and a bundle of fixes will be rolling out starting Tuesday through the end of the week across all regions. It took a little longer for it to get through certification, sorry about that hehe ::ARKLove::

    Though that’s not all, in the weeks and months ahead you can expect to see some awesome new additions to the ARK, including new features as well as a tonne of new content. The ARK will be undergoing a complete redesign and expansion of its underground cave systems; a whole new tier of weapons, structures and items dubbed the TEK Tier; further increased game performance and optimization; per-pixel canvas painting; infinite customizable Procedurally Generated ARKs; new systems such as hair customization and the “Ascension” end-game cycle; limited-time holiday events, and of course you cannot forget an expanded menagerie of wondrous creatures.

    One feature we’re incredibly excited to bring to PS4 and Xbox survivors early next year is the concept of player-run, PC-hosted dedicated servers. These servers will have higher maximum player counts and a good deal of customizable settings, for hardcore server administrators to tune everything to their liking. We’re working on it, and so far it’s looking very promising! Optional cross-play, including PS4, should come along shortly thereafter!

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    To celebrate welcome PlayStation 4 Survivors and the opening of the PS4 Official Survivors, Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk! Starting from Tuesday the 6th of December at 12PM EST until Monday the 12th at 12PM EST all Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change:


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


    So hop on, meet new friends and enjoy the game together with our ever-growing band of survivors! We hope you’re as excited as we are, it’s going to be a wild adventure, filled with content-packed months, and we want every one of our Survivors along with us! After all, evolution is best served by genetic diversity, and life finds a way… ;)

    All the best,

    Wildcard Jat & The Studio Wildcard Team

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    2 hours ago, Jam128 said:

    You'll have to do something to get it like we did the Rex. You'll probably have to collect all the dossiers etc. 

    ty

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    2 hours ago, TedyBearOfDeath said:

    They are working on a Windows 10 version of the game that will be a "play anywhere" game. meaning you can buy it once on either and play on both windows 10 pc and xbox one. When that project is finished they want to enable cross play between the 2 along with w10 pc player hosted servers for xbox. 

    They also have said they want to make the ps4 cross playable with the steam version of the game but havent mentioned any purchase encentives or hosting info.

    TL:DR

    Eventually

    PS4 crossplay with Steam

    Xbox crossplay with W10 PC

    No Xbox to PS4 crossplay or Steam to W10

    Shame, got a lot of friends on ps4 i'd like to survive with and i'm on Xbox. Wish Sony and Microsoft would just stop competing and bring all players together #AllGamersUnited

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    Very happy that it has released on PS4, having spent alot of time playing games based on surviving, i couldnt wait for this. Has everything that i want from a game, and looking forward to meeting more survivors in game.

     

     

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    After playing way too late for two nights now, up to level 17 with a 2 story wooden base with a 4 man tribe. Starting to feel like I know how not to die in the game at least. Anyone else have that feeling after dying several times in a row of "Maybe I shouldn't be in this area" or "What's going to attack me next?" or is it the opposite, "Man I cannot wait to tame one of these!"

     

    I Did have a beginner's question for PS4 in regards to the 24 hour decay limit on a PVE server. Is there one on the PVP servers and what is a PVPVE server? Our tribe would like to look at switching to PVP but wanted to get the basics under our belts in a PVE archetype first. 

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    1 hour ago, JJMCINTYRE said:

    How do I get my manticore set and giga skin?  Purchased dearest version 

    You need to do things in the game to unlock them.  Giga skin is unlocked by collecting all of the dossier entries and the manticore set is unlocked by killing the bosses.

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    13 hours ago, gaiainruin said:

    You need to do things in the game to unlock them.  Giga skin is unlocked by collecting all of the dossier entries and the manticore set is unlocked by killing the bosses.

    So we pay 40 bucks for a very unfinished beta and we still need to unlock the supposed free bonus content.....  Starting to think wild card is a rip off

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    1 hour ago, JJMCINTYRE said:

    So we pay 40 bucks for a very unfinished beta and we still need to unlock the supposed free bonus content.....  Starting to think wild card is a rip off

    No-one said exclusives would be handed out on a plate.

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    On 12/6/2016 at 7:56 AM, TedyBearOfDeath said:

    A list of things not available on console. 

    The first year of holiday events and the cosmetics/items that went with them

    Current PS4 Version: v502.0
    - Holiday Content hooks

     

    so.. what exactly are you missing on ps4? (to cosmetics)

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    23 hours ago, Zederia said:

    Current PS4 Version: v502.0
    - Holiday Content hooks

     

    so.. what exactly are you missing on ps4? (to cosmetics)

    Hadnt realized that all the holiday cosmetics are the same as last year. So in a way I guess console has had a chance to get almost all of the holiday cosmetics, although they still missed out on basically the entire Winter Wonderland event except for the cosmetics. Also we are missing the candy cane club and I torch sparkler. Wasn't there also special cosmetics for sotf? I could be wrong but I thought there was. I also consider dino painting to be cosmetic, we still don't have that either.

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    On 12/30/2016 at 9:54 PM, TedyBearOfDeath said:

    Also we are missing the candy cane club and I torch sparkler. Wasn't there also special cosmetics for sotf? I could be wrong but I thought there was. I also consider dino painting to be cosmetic, we still don't have that either.

    club idk about. the sparkler was july 4th.  and painting is not on xb1 either. I don't know why, but that is minor really

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    56 minutes ago, Zederia said:

    club idk about. the sparkler was july 4th.  and painting is not on xb1 either. I don't know why, but that is minor really

    Im talking about console vs pc not xbox vs ps4. Im a xbox player.

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    On 6/12/2016 at 8:53 AM, Jat said:

    One feature we’re incredibly excited to bring to PS4 and Xbox survivors early next year is the concept of player-run, PC-hosted dedicated servers. These servers will have higher maximum player counts and a good deal of customizable settings, for hardcore server administrators to tune everything to their liking. We’re working on it, and so far it’s looking very promising! Optional cross-play, including PS4, should come along shortly thereafter!

    any update on the ETA for server hosting for PS4?

    Public servers are not the best place for a group of friends who want to explore and conquer the Ark, since any public server i visited is fully terraformed by other players it does not give much play ability or room for new ark players

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    So its Spring no Server no Crossplay and never A Release before Winter 2017 . Just wait another year.

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