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Community Crunch 387: Introducing Dreadnoughtus


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The highly anticipated Dreadnoughtus dossier has finally arrived, and we're all eager to witness the epic clashes between this colossal creature and the titans of Extinction. Additionally, we're thrilled to announce an upcoming event test drive featuring a condensed version of our traditional Turkey Trial! Lastly, don't forget to save the date for the CurseForge ARK modding Town Hall on November 20th!



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Species: Dreadnoughtus recalcitrans
Time: Late Cretaceous
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Territorial


Dreadnoughtus was a newly-described fossil genus in my day, named for the idea that it was so large it must’ve had nothing to fear in its own time. The current species does its namesake proud, and may even be able to defy the Titans ruling our post-apocalyptic world.

A big believer in picking on creatures its own size, Dreadnoughtus will ignore anything smaller than a Spinosaur to focus on larger threats. It absorbs the fury of incoming attacks to charge up its uncanny, Element-disrupting bellow. Even then, this bruiser shows extraordinary patience, waiting until the last possible moment to come roaring back.


Once tamed, Dreadnoughtus will gladly shoulder your heaviest artillery and carry it -- and you -- into battle, on a platform big enough to earn that ‘dreadnought’ name. Your walking war-machine will swallow boulders (or cannonballs!) to spit back up as acid-coated ammo.

If you’re going to war with Titans, it just makes sense to recruit a titanic creature with a grudge against them. Your Dreadnoughtus ally may go down fighting, but not before softening up the adversary for a killing blow. Best of luck, and give ‘em Hell for me!










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As the aroma of Thanksgiving feasts fills the air, we're excited to share an update to our Event plans; Turkey Trial will be making a 2023 resurgence in abbreviated form! 

Although we won’t be celebrating in true Turkey Trial fashion, we’re cooking up something planned to begin after Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 28th.

While we weren't planning to unleash the Murder-Turkeys on ARK: Survival Ascended this year, we’ve pivoted in order to do an event “test run”. Our intention is to use the CurseForge Mod Delivery System for this event, which we haven't done before on a wide scale on our Official Network. The benefits of using this system allow us to make sure that Seasonal Event Mods are always accessible, even after an event has ended so players who want to run them on their servers or in single-player can do so year-round and avoid us having to update clients, but just patch the mod itself.  

Turkey Trial will still feature the same thrilling scavenger hunt, genetically-modified Murder-Turkeys, and the chance to craft your very own Turkey Costume or Ugly Sweater skin - in addition to some new Turkey Trial goodies!

We'll have more details to share in the next Community Crunch, so, stay posted for Much Ado About Stuffing (sorry)!





Hey everyone, CurseForge is excited to welcome our modding community into their ranks.
They would like to invite you all to their ARK Town Hall on Monday, November 20, 2023 8:00 PM UTC +2.


  • What is Overwolf
  • Their Vision for ARK
  • Tools Overview
  • What’s Next?
  • Q&A

There will be an open Q&A at the end so get your notebooks ready!
Meeting invite will be shared closer to the event - Click here for the meeting invite! See you soon!







This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, November 20th.

  • PVP/PVE: 1.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 1.5x Breeding
  • Small Tribes: 4x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 3.5x Breeding
  • ARKpocalypse: 4.5x Harvesting, Taming and Experience + 4.5x Breeding




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Help us discover your talent by tagging your art with #ARKPhotoMode or #ARKFanart on social media!



Creator: Aaron Longstaff

Aaron Longstaff's detailed tutorial shows how to build a house for a beginner on Ark Survival Ascended.


Creator: Game_Changer

Watch as Ragnarok's Blue Obelisk comes to life in this magnificent diorama by Game Changer!



Jamie's Glowtail trio: Peach, Tara, and Patch. by @Ares33909104



Community Voted Creature Winner by @StudiosGoji



Kahua - DTYS Ampreh by franzvanderlinde



Proto-ARK / Creature by Nalak-Bel



Companion by Shirumin



Tek Rex by HungryDragonArts



Underwater depths of the ARK by UNGERTI




Into the Redwoods by @Danurous



Simple little house tutorial by @CHipZz_Gaming



A nightly hunt...  by @Dom1n8torG



PhotoMode by @TamilPCGamer



Beautiful Scene by @SwordswiperYt



Enjoy your weekend!
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Why the Thanksgiving event after Thanksgiving? And really just asking bc I'd care more about boosted rates as a person w a full time job. I also don't understand why the "catch up rates" for console? If I played pvp I'd be pissed. If the move was to balance for pvp why not wipe or have seasons? 


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Sooo you've been working on a new dino that's not coming out for a year, and giving a Thanksgiving event to your favorite pc gamers, all while us consoles are waiting to just simply play? I thought you said everyone was working on fixing bugs and getting consoles up and running?? Obviously not if they are doing these other things. One would think getting consoles ASA would be an all hands on deck kind of thing.

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That event looks great. I should logon and play. Oh wait, I can't, it won't be out on the console until sometime next year. We're on track for August. No wait, we're on track for October. No wait, we're on track for end of October. No wait, we're on track for November 14. No wait, we're on track for end of November. No wait, we're heading into the holidays with reduced hours on the game so it will be sometime in January. It's all Xbox's fault because it can't pass cert even though we've been loading this game on Xbox for 8 years. There's no way we could know what might be an issue. Don't worry, when we finally can get Xbox to certify this game we will put the game out and give you $5 off, and you can just lose to the Steam players that have been playing for 3 months. Don't forget, to help you catch up we will give you 1.5x for a weekend.

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At this point i dont even care anymore, just saying something new like "this is what our problem area is and this is the expected timeframe to get it back in the cert process" would do. This is childish behavior for a "professional" company, grow up and learn how to communicate with your playerbase or quit trying to make games you dont have the resources and experience for. Im 100% out at this point good luck getting people back on your side after all this.

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