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Community Crunch 342: The Survival of the Fittest and More!


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Survival of the Fittest is making a triumphant return!  

Initially launched in 2016 as an intro into the competitive gaming space, Survival of the Fittest pits combatants in an action-packed struggle for survival where players assemble their Dino armies towards an epic final showdown in which one tribe makes it out alive.  SotF, even in its infancy stage, received tremendous support from the community with several valiant attempts by the modding community to revive the game mode.  We are excited to reintroduce The Survival of the Fittest - a Multiplayer Online Survival Arena in the ARK universe!

While the core goal of SotF remains the same, we’ve gone back to the drawing board to streamline the gameplay mechanics and provide a fast-paced, engaging, and compelling experience.  The Survival of the Fittest will make its PC (Steam) debut on December 23rd, with news on the cross-play console releases early in the upcoming year.

As always, we’re looking forward to seeing your community-created content, collecting your feedback, and participating in the action as well!  With fast-paced gameplay and intense combat focused on large-scale creature battles, The Survival of the Fittest is the ultimate test of skill and strategy! We’ll see you out there on its primal battlefield! 

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The ARK: Expanded Story Content free update is available on PC, XBOX, and Playstation now!

The ARK: Expanded Story Content Update introduces brand new narrative story content - featuring actors Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprising their respective roles as Helena Walker, a paleontologist from Australia, and Sir Edmund Rockwell as a 19th-century London chemist. 

The actors voiced all of Helena’s and Rockwell’s Dossiers and Explorer Notes, including the epic confrontation versus Rockwell on ARK Aberration.  The highly requested Scorched Earth ascension also makes its debut!


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The ARK: Aberration Expansion Pack releases for Nintendo Switch on December 26!

Prepare to test the limits of survival on Dec. 26th with an elaborate underground biome system.  Survivors will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures that await within the mysterious depths.






Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event as part of Winter Wonderland! It will be active from Wednesday the 14th of Dec until  Wednesday the 5th of Jan. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates. 

  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Conquest: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus




Creator: Cantex

Tune in for ARK 1's final race held by the popular dino battler, Cantex!

Creator: ClutchOutlaw

Check out an epic build tour of CluthOutlaw's best ARK base!


Eerie Spino Remake (Blender) by N4STYR4BBiT


Ark - Kaprosuchus Race by BeanieCapPrints


Untitled by DoodlePalace#1035


Santa Ferox and Reindeer Shinehorn by @sarekoube1


Giganotosaurus by TheVintageBookWolf


First Drawing of the Carcha by ivan govnov#6676


ARK: Tropical Wyvern by MayDrXe











Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays!
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The new cutscenes are amazing, and the voice overs are exceptionally well done.

The only problem is that I can't hear the explorer notes. They're too quiet, and their volume is based on the SFX slider so all the other noises drown them out.

And the new dossiers don't actually unlock when they open. Please fix this so we can get 100% complete.

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Enfin le dlc Aberration de Ark sur Nintendo Switch j'ai tellement hâte de voir ce que ça donne vu que j'ai acheté le pass de saison édition ultimate,je suis déjà chaud pour le 26 décembre 2022 d'ailleurs c'est le jour après Noël c'est à dire le 25 décembre 2022 une date de sortie bien mixé StudioWildCard commence à faire du Potentiel et en espérant qu'ils mettront le Carcharodontosaurus sur Ark sur Nintendo Switch en Janvier 2023 d'après ce que dit GP😁😁😁😁🤔

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15 hours ago, Cyberra said:

We need to be able to craft the chibis. The drop rates for the higher tiers is far too low given the sheer number of commons there are now.

Also, the same goes for the number of drops itself on the larger maps. I play single player Genesis 2 with no Tek unlocked.. I have no chance of getting to the gift drops most of the nights because he's either at the other end of the dome, in space or in the other dome. Would be nice if he was "locked" to a set max radius to your character when in single player. Like, not riddiculously close to you, but not unreasonably far away. Same goes for normal drops on SP Gen 2.... Those mechanics are absolutely not coded nor tweaked for maps larger than The Island.

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17 hours ago, hbomb1972 said:

Can we please have, as a last parting gift, transferable dino tributes, and griffin mating?!?

And how about if uv conquered a boss on a map you can transfer element in and out? Let us all spread out across maps more, not just hunker down on the ones where it's easier to get element.

Dunno if any of this is a good idea or not mind, could regret suggesting this if it makes things too easy.

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