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Community Crunch 378: Extinction Creature Submissions, EVO Event, and More!


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While we continue to work on ARK: Survival Ascended, we're enjoying watching how the community creature votes play out along with helping to create those creatures for our players to tame in ASA. There are a few days left to submit and vote for your favorite entries so jump on in if you'd like to contribute and see your favorite come to life in-game! 




Our next Community Creature Vote winner will land on the corrupted earth, Extinction. Prepare your submissions for what we expect will bring out the endless creativity of our amazing community and you may find your creature making its debut with the release of the Extinction map on ARK: Survival Ascended!

Please note that this creature will be released for Extinction, so make sure your real-world submissions are in theme with that map! As previously stated, we’ll add an additional real-world creature for each expansion pack map release on ARK: Survival Ascended.

Check out the Creature Submission Guidelines for more information on the submission process, and hop over to the Creature Submission Forum to see the current entries. We are looking forward to seeing your ideas come to life!

  • The entry period will end at 1 PM Pacific on September 11th.
  • The voting will begin immediately after and end on September 18th at 4PM Pacific.
  • The winner will be announced in the Crunch of September 22nd.

Make sure to check our Twitter on September 11th for the RankedVote link!

*Note that the proposed features for the creatures from the submission entry are meant to inspire their design, but certain aspects may still be modified.





ARKpocalypse servers have been wiped today!

What are ARKpocalypse and Beginner Servers?

  • ARKpocalypse are monthly-wipe servers with higher than usual rates.
  • Beginner servers are wiped periodically to help provide a fresh beginner experience for new players.

Next (and final) wipe:

  • ARKpocalypse:  September 30th 2023
  • Beginner: September 30th 2023

You can join them by searching in the server browser! Happy Surviving!






Customer Support for the official ARK: Survival Evolved networks will end on September 29, 2023, at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST, in accordance with the scheduled sunsetting of Official Servers. We appreciate your support and engagement  throughout the ARK: Survival Evolved journey. Stay tuned because we can't wait to see you surviving and thriving again in ARK: Survival Ascended!



To recap previous announcements, we have taken save games from the Official Network and have provided the files to you so that you can host your own server and continue the progress you’ve made on the Official Network.

We have already taken one snapshot and intend to take another during the week of the Official Network Shutdown in September in preparation for ASA’s October release, with more details to come at a later date!

Browse August save games here





Survivors on all platforms will be receiving an EVO Event! It will be active until the sunsetting of the servers.

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: 2x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x hexagon
Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x hexagon
ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x hexagon
Conquest: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x hexagon






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Now through September 10th, players can pick up ARK: Survival Evolved for 50% off!

ARK: Survival Evolved is now updated to the latest version of Unreal Engine 4 with improved visuals, increased performance and tons of new content! Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players to survive, dominate... and escape!
Get it on the Nintendo eShop now!




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My ARK Story series explores the world of ARK through the eyes of a survivor. Take a step back and relax as Phlinger and his pet monkey Phoo discover this new world they just stepped into.



Creator: MrMEOLA

MrMeola recaps his four latest unpublished episodes on his highly modded server where he tamed and bred the ultimate Kairuku.



Dodowyvern Icon by BonjiXwX



First thick coating in my life by @tiknreg



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Kahuere and her microraptors by @Ampraeh



Sonya Gebashe and Timber ! by @CrimzonCurlz100



Black Snow Owl by @k3zk_627



Astrocetus and Voidwyrm by @Snudoo1




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9 minutes ago, Kaiarra said:

Have you guys considered changing up the community crunch to bi-weekly and every post has some actual news? I mean c'mon you have 2 games (supposedly) in the works, one that's meant to release next month...and this is the best you can come up with? An absolute nothingburger.

More like 21-22 days, literally 3 weeks, and nothing except for changes to trees supplydrops, and buildings???? We will release new info everyother week, my ***. Explain why you guys can never tell the truth, you are seriously the greatest pathological liar of all time

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Vote on a creature that you may not ever see, or won't see til the extinction DLC comes out... 🤦‍♂️

The absolute worst way to treat the community that bought this game and supported this is to treat us like mushrooms (feed us sh!t and keep us in the dark). Disappointed doesn't even begin to say how the vast majority of this community feels

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33 minutes ago, Sinnersgrin said:

Was really hoping for even a comparison. Wanting to see a sneak peak of what you are all getting up to!

Darn well that's too bad, because they aren't getting up to squat by the looks of things. If it weren't for the creature votes, the crunches would be completely empty \_(^_^)_/

The creatures are cool and all, but they could at least talk about something else exciting rather than filling the crunch space with copy&paste content from previous crunches.

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