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TLC Pass 2: Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaur, & Triceratops!

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Patch v279 finds its way charge through the ARK with new some tender loving care for some old friends! The Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaur, and Triceratops find themselves receiving varied gameplay and visual upgrades! 

Here's a breakdown of the six creatures that received improvements in this TLC pass:

Dino TLC - The Argentavis!

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- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Can carry two creatures
        C - grabs/releases creatures with beak
        Right Click - grabs/releases creatures with claws
- Health regen buff from consuming corpses
- Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station
- Reduced the weight of various resources by up to 50% (Obsidian, Metal, Metal Ingot, Polymer, and Stone)

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Dino TLC - The Parasaur!

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- Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities:
- Alarm mode
        Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats
        Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present
- Scare small creatures
        C when ridden - scares away small/mid creatures
        Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it
- Scan
        Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden
        Scans for nearby threats
        Notifies you visually when threats are present

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Dino TLC - The Raptor!

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- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Pounce
        press right click to pounce on a target
        pins small targets to ground for short period
        press left click to attack repeatedly
- Pack Buff
       Activates with C key when 2 Raptors (with a max pack size of 6) are together
        Increases damage resistance
        Increases movement speed
        Increases attack speed
        Lasts 15s

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Dino TLC - The Sarcosuchus!

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- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Idles with mouth open now
- Death roll
        Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them
- Lunge
        Can lunge towards a target in front of it
- 180 attack
        Can spin in place to attack foes behind it
- Walkable
        Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back
        Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft
- Swimming depth
        Maintains its current depth when swimming
        Can lurk just below the surface
- Piranhas Flee
        Piranhas flee when they encounter a Sarcosuchus
        Includes nearby ally Sarcos for players

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Dino TLC - The Spinosaur!

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- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Water buff
        Given when in water
        Bonus movement speed
        Bonus turning radius
        Bonus attack damage
        Bonus healing
        Persists for short period after leaving the water
- Added Biped/Quadruped toggled with right-click
    Biped
        Stronger attacks
        Can turn in place
 Quadruped
        Faster movement speed
- Prefers prime fish for taming

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Dino TLC - The Triceratops!

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- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Ram
        Charge up for short period
        Longer it's charged, the faster it goes
        Cripples target when hit
        Knocks small dinos away while charging (charge a group of dodos to see)
- Rivalry buff
        Given buff when nearby to large carnivores
        Increases damage output slightly
        Decreases damage taken slightly
        Increases health by 10%

Miscellaneous notes for v279!

- Ragnarok update
    Streaming bounds fix to help with memory
    Fixed multiple holes, bugged beacons, and floating foliage.
    Better lighting around LL dungeon
- Hole fixes for
    Aberration
    The Center
    The Island
- Fixed an issue where Griffin feather colours appeared to be default in single player.
- Opened up transfers for the non-aberrant version of creatures to be transferred onto Aberration. For example, both Paracer and Aberrant Paracer can exist on Aberration.

Going forward!

That's it for this update guys! We hope you enjoy the new changes and we can't wait to see your feedback. As mentioned previously, we're targetting a console release for this update in mid-April and will keep you posted about more accurate release dates once we get closer to submitting the patch. We'll need a bit more time to work on Primitive+, it'll have the missing engrams for the DLC as well as the latest Dino TLC content in an upcoming patch!

Now that TLC #2 has been released we will be turning our focus more directly on to bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements for the core game in the weeks ahead. Going forward, we'll be consolidating the patching process on PC. We will be leaning heavily on regular Tuesday (or Wednesday if needed) deployments unless critical fixes require patches outside of that regular patch day. These will become collective weekly bug and quality-of-life patching updates. 

PS4 North America Sale!

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ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!

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Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 23rd of March at 1 PM EST until Monday at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

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

Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST!

Community Crunch 123!

If you hadn't seen, we posted our latest Community Crunch yesterday, so check it out to see the latest from our Mod Community Manager, Zen Rowe and the most recent community contest winners and fan features!

That's it for this announcement guys! We hope you enjoy the new update! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:

Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark

All the best,
Studio Wildcard

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3 minutes ago, Flakz said:

*Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST!*
Does that mean it's 3x or smthing till Wednesday?

No it just means the current 2x is still running until Wednesday. The new 2x event is at the weekend.

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Just now, Migol said:

Is this live now?    /stuckatwork

Wondering if hard numbers are available for the Spino abilities, IE how much the buffs gain, how long it lasts out of water, etc.

 

Yes it is live now. It is approx 12.3Gb in size.

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1 minute ago, Mavrick said:

"Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend!"

How is it special, its just normal 2x we have every weekend, not really special anymore. :P

We just like to give ya guys special treats often! Mind you, it's not every weekend :P

*Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST!*
Does that mean it's 3x or smthing till Wednesday?

TLC looks absolutely amazing! Cant wait to see the new argies

 

2x until tomorrow, and then again on through the weekend.

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