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Community Crunch 144: Extinction Chronicles III!

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Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

Extinction Chronicles III!


Tomorrow there will be a client and server side update that will bring Extinction Chronicles III to survivors on PC, Xbox, and PS4! 

Leading up to the release of Extinction there will be monthly drops of Extinction-related Explorer Notes on The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration. Once collected these notes will unlock new Extinction-related skins! 


There will also be the appearance of more powerful Tek-themed Dinosaur variants within the ARKs each month. These Tek Dinos are permanent additions (meaning they will continue to spawn even after the event is over), with a new one beginning to appear each month. In Extinction Chronicles I we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Helmet and the Tek Rex. In Extinction Chronicles II we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Boots and the Tek Stego.


And now, tomorrow we're excited to bring you three new Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Pants and a new Tek creature, the Tek Raptor!


In addition, special colored dinos will be populating the ARKs. You'll be able to find creatures sporting red, black, white, and grey for the next month beginning tomorrow. Be sure to take advantage of these special colors before they're extinct!

Patch Notes!

Here are the full fixes and notes coming in tomorrows Extinction Chronicles III update (PC).


Extinction Chronicles III:
            - Added Tek Raptor (5% spawn chance)
            - Added new color set (red, black, white, grey)
            - Added 3 new Explorer Notes and matching unlock (Corrupted Pants)
            - Increased maximum player level by 1
            - Added time out to clients who aren't responding
Aberration Balance:
            - Increased Plant-Z range by 300%
            - Enabled Tek Teleporter on Aberration
Scorched Balance:
            - Crop plots can now be grown where you'd expect (no more sunlight issues)

You can read the console-specific notes in their respective patch notes thread below:

Community Livestream #6 This Thursday!


This Thursday August 16th the community team will be doing another biweekly livestream!

During these livestreams Zen Rowe, Chris, and Jen bring you ARK news, celebrate modding, and the community as a whole every other week. We mix it up between playing ARK, showing off mods, and showing off your community creations for all to see. Survivors are invited to join us in the chat (and sometimes even in-game) to play and talk with the community team.


We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related!

You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: arkfans@studiowildcard.com

Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark

We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, August the 16th! We hope to see you there :)

ARK Digest Making A Return!


Just a quick reminder that the ARK Digest will be making a come back! Our goal is to bring the Digest back about once a month with the first being on August 20th.

If you have a question you want answered by the ARK dev team please submit your questions with the Subject "ARK Q&A" to our email address: arkfans@studiowildcard.com

Mod Community Updates!

Good day everybody! Zen here with some reminders.

I know the devkit update hasn't hit the epic launcher yet, however the devkit update that includes TLC 2 content is available for manual install.
So in case that information never crossed your path, you can get it from here:


The tutorial bounty board is starting to look pretty popular, I've already received a few submissions for things like map optimizations and chat commands, so you can look forward to a couple tutorials on that subject at the beginning of next month. If you are interested in helping make tutorials, please check out the board each month to see what bounties are available, they do have cash awards attached to them. If you are looking for some tutorials on topics for yourself but there aren't any bounties for it, you will find a form on the same page to submit a bounty request.

This system is designed to be driven by community needs but I do need your help to know what those needs are, whether it be adding new request topics or voting on existing requests to be made into bounties.

PS4 (EU) Sale!


ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Explorer's Edition

ARK: Season Pass

ARK: Scorched Earth

ARK: Aberration

ARK: Complete Your Season Pass

ARK: Evolution Event!


Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 17th of August at 1 PM EST until Monday the 20th of August at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rates
2x Taming Rates
2x EXP Rates

That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at:

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Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark
Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

All the best,
Studio Wildcard

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Guest DJRone89

Hopefully Xbox will get the Aberrant Direbear/Gigantopithecus transfer fix with this next patch. It’s only been 7 months!

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4 minutes ago, deadpool560 said:

Question, where it says you will add the Tek Raptor. it does not mention it will have a 20% higher base level. Why is that? As the Tek Stego and Rex have the 20% higher base level so why does the raptor not have it??

I suspect it may have been missed off by accident. Wouldn't make sense to not have the increase like the others.

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7 minutes ago, GP said:

I suspect it may have been missed off by accident. Wouldn't make sense to not have the increase like the others.

Another question for you and i assume it was an error most likely when they wrote it. the increased level cap the dinos and player got is 1 per chronicles. Now in these notes it says that the players will get 1 extra level and not the dino. Do you think that was an error or will it be players can go that extra level and not dinos?


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4 hours ago, VJ1989 said:

So are you not altering the life span of consumables on scorched earth? i dont see anything about it. at the moment the only thing tolerable to raise on scorched earth is wyverns, since meat spoils so fast.

It has already been changed some patches ago. If you are on console, you probably have to wait...

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I have been searching everywhere so if i missed it i apologise for this but if anyone can send me right direction or even answer for me would be appreciated 

Whats with the new update no patch notes covering xbox centre update i've heard that ps4 gets the element update but not the xbox IF this is true why and when would it happen on xbox 

again sorry if been questioned an answered  elsewhere it just seems to have been completely ignored on twitter by powers that be

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7 hours ago, TomaBasarab said:

Teleporters are 100% going to ruin Aberration on pvp servers. Be impossible to hold bases when they can build in almost unraidable locations and just teleport to a forward FOB. 


6 hours ago, Basso said:

Please no teleporters on aberration.... That ruins aberration for pvp servers..... For real...

100% right ! With broken spots as big as carno underneath the world border ceiling on abb you will never be abled to push enemys of the server because these spots are only accessable by rock drake / climbing pick —> place main fob up there along with a tp and you cant get soaked ! Same goes for bases up there that are unraidable and are propably never gonna be found !

WC not thinking about the pvp part of the game again?? ?

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Be sure to take advantage of these special colors before they're extinct!

So on one hand you're encouraging people to go tame new dinos just for cosmetic purposes on the other you don't resolve Server Cap limit issue.

Lame. sooo lame.

I play on SP so don't have again that hassle, but it's no rose garden much more fun playing with others on officials, but broken game and no help in sight. So staying on my SP Island all by my lonesome...

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