Jump to content

BarkyArkPlayer

DLCs on the Switch might be coming soon (Ark Nintendo Switch DLC, Tek railgun)

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

if you go in Creative mode (GCM) using console commands and type "gfi Sniper 1 1 0" you will be given the TekGram for a Tek Railgun. i play on the switch with 0 DLCs and this railgun is only on Aberration. it is currently unusable even with "learnengrams" on. try this for yourselves and see what i mean. this 100% hints to a new boss and/or new Tekgrams. Have a nice day and thanks for reading :) also 

Edited by BarkyArkPlayer
nothing much just a little re-wording
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here’s the thing, when they were porting Ark: Survival Evolved to Switch, they had to keep all of the DLCs in or the game would not function properly. Basically Ragnarok, the Center, Aberration, and Scorched Earth are basically what make Ark work on Switch. If let’s say Scorched Earth is removed out of the files, the game won’t function properly because there was many patches for Scorched Earth that affected also too other maps in the game. What Studio Abstraction Games did was they minimized all of the meshes and even removed a ton of models but not the assets or coding that makes it function. I attempted to see if you can go into the DLC maps in Ark on Switch and the result is you cannot. The game will freeze and lead you back into the Island map. You see, the maps are actually in the game but the models are removed. You may ask; “why did they remove the models and keep all of the assets in the game?”. Simple answer, Nintendo. Nintendo’s cartridges are super expensive and they would’ve ported the entire game and it’s DLCs but a 32gb SD card is super expensive so they did not port it on that, instead they did it on a cheaper 16gb SD card and we’re going to port the DLCs soon after the game launches.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Firstly, there are more than a few games that offer partial download in conjunction with a game card. Capcom has done this & rumor suggests Witcher Switch will do the same

Secondly, Scorched Earth is paid for dlc, not free & not an asset use for basic Ark on any of the other consoles...same with Abberration & any of the other paid for DLC's with seperate memory cache.

Thirdly you are just as likely trying to access a DLC socket that has nothing written in it yet as its not purchased.( as far as land mass goes) I appreciate your interest & speculation but advise you not try to pass it off as expertise

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is quite a shame that this thread started in April and now that the year is starting to come to an end there is still no news. The switch version was my first real foray into Ark, even though I was already interested in it, and that fact that it really went nowhere is kind of mind boggling. Especially since the announcement of Genesis. It has nearly been an entire year, a new DLC for all the other platforms, and various updates later and still nothing to even start bringing the Switch up to speed. Even my profile here does not have a place to mark that I own the Switch version, I checked today even, but there is certainly a place to check for the mobile version.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...