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We are thrilled to see the excitement around the new Custom Cosmetic System and Simple Framework. If you missed it, you can read about it in our first Community Bite. Remember Love Evolved - our Valentine's Day event starting on February 13th! Also, if you missed Garuga's Let's Build Stream, you can catch up on Session 1 now!




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Behold the queen of helicopter parenting, Gigantoraptor, soon to grace the prehistoric landscape of The Center! With a love larger than life, this majestic creature fiercely guards its brood while exuding elegance and danger with its colorful plumage and razor-sharp claws. Get ready to witness the awe-inspiring presence of Gigantoraptor with the release of The Center later this month.


Here is the dossier again, in case you missed it.


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Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-bowser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!

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Can you feel the love in the air? Love Ascended is set to sweep ARK survivors off their feet with an array of enchanting new treats and delights. This love-filled event, celebrating Valentine's Day, kicks off on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, and will continue to spread joy and affection until Tuesday, February 20, 2024, on Official Servers.  


  • Starts on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:00am PST
  • Ends on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 10:00am PST


  • Love Bugs *new*
  • Vday Coel 


  • Valentine’s Fishing Rod *new*
  • Love Bug Hearts *new*
  • Festive Dino Candy
  • Box o' Chocolates (Now also reduce mating cooldown by 20% of current time remaining)


  • Bear Hug Swimsuit
  • Odd Couple Swimsuit
  • Sauropod Heart Swimsuit
  • Cupid Couture Bottom Skin
  • Cupid Couture Top Skin
  • Halo Headband Skin
  • Heart-shaped Sunglasses Skin
  • Heart Spring Hat
  • Cuddle Rex Sweater
  • Bow & Eros Skin
  • Heart-shaped Shield Skin
  • Teddy Bear Grenade Skin
  • Love Shackles Skin
  • Heart Spring Hat *new*
  • Cuddle Rex Sweater *new*
  • Love-Bed *new*


  • Flirty Emote
  • Heart Emote
  • Self Hug Emote


  • Jade
  • PineGreen
  • SpruceGreen
  • LeafGreen
  • Dino Light Blue
  • WyvernBlue0
  • PowderBlue
  • Glacial
  • DarkViolet
  • DarkLavender
  • MediumLavender
  • Lavender
  • Dino Light Red
  • Dino Light Purple
  • LightPink
  • Magenta
  • DeepPink
  • Red
  • Dark Red
  • DragonFire
  • Dark Magenta
  • Dino Albino
  • NearWhite
  • Cream



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Thanks to everyone who participated in Garuga123's Let's Build Stream. If you missed it, you can watch the recorded video posted above to learn more about the visual aspects of modding.

Be sure to check the schedule below so you don't miss the next livestream!

  • Session 2
    • February 17th, 10 AM - 12 PM Pacific
    • Blueprinting - setting up the actual character BPs
  • Session 3
    • March 2nd, 10 AM - 12 PM Pacific
    • Going Live - getting the mod prepped, testing issues, uploading, etc.

Watch on Garuga or on SurvivetheArk's Twitch channels! 







    This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, February 12th.

    • PVP/PVE: 3x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding
    • Small Tribes: 5.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 5x Breeding
    • ARKpocalypse: 6x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding




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    Creator: Game_Changer

    Game Changer have gone full on Medieval Roleplay in their first ever modded base on Svartalfheim!


    Creator: Sanyxs

    Sanyxs plays ARK's newest mod: Super Steamboat Willie!



    Ark Wyvern-Gray Art by GrayshadowArt



    Slow and steady: aberrant by BettleKettle



    Fantasy Spinosaurus by Rebecca "DarkEdgeTV"



    Dodo Dave by Cadan R. Dale



    Allosaurus by Brón Ilves



    Model painting and Custom base Commission! by dar-k-stuff



    Welcome to ASA by @falco_luna




    Got inspiration from Skyrim's Solitude to build this, I've called it Frosthold by u/JackKerwood



    Magna Gecko is probably one of if not the cutest mod creature by u/-Swank-



    Argy mutations by flamekeeper2224



    Photo Mode by @J0K3R_GaNg



    Love Photomode by viirella



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    In the meantime, ASE server admins and players can "restore" some sort of Valentine's event with this big ini entry to add Love Evolved skins, emotes and all chibis as fishing loot: https://ark.wiki.gg/wiki/User:Alessio89#Valentine's_Fishing

    Unfortunately,chocolate boxes and valentine candies don't work since they lack of the reference in world settings (can be spawned manually by admin using the full blueprint path though but they should vanish with a server/game restart), and hearts fishes aren't in assets any-more I fear...

    -ActiveEvent=vday can be used to re-add 2023 valentine's evo wild spawns colour palette

    alternatively, ActiveEventColors=vday can be used as well in the dynamic ini for the same result (or you can use the custom option to re-create the 2022 love evolved 3 colout palette). https://ark.wiki.gg/wiki/Server_configuration#DynamicConfig



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    Hilarious Cherry Picked Stat there.  All the WIldcard Devs and anyone here has to do is look at Current Players on Steam.   You had 5k player bump as transfer opens and then as people start losing their chars you it goes BACK DOWN ot PRE TRANSFERS levels.  Hilarious honestly.  Wildcard programming is so BAD they can't even get more players AFTER TRANSFER because those people literally don't have characters anymore.  Honestly what a Joke.  WIldcard should warn people they don't care about PVP so I can get my money back or something.  Great Game Concept can't believe I wasted hundreds hours AGAIN ON THIS  GAME.  130 Char Full Note All Bosses.



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    2 hours ago, erfpsdy said:

    Wait, does that mean that the shastasaurus won't be coming with The Center ? If so that's a pretty big kick in the balls

    You’re only just hearing about this? It was confirmed to not be coming because people can’t raise without something similar to a maewing now without crying about it

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    On xbox/s there is a really bad bug, if i go out to just do anything and i'm away from my home then go back it does not save and I spend around 2 hours away from it averagely spend two hours and i lose all that progress.Or just in general cause i can save and quit and it does it's thing and then i get back onto the game it did not save though i saved and quit. point is it's unplayable until this bug is fixed and it happens all the time now matter what your doing.And it could be the dinos that are out but only 30 dinos are out.


    This bug needs to be fixed wildcard!!!!!. 

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    3 hours ago, TheTrueSpider said:

    You’re only just hearing about this? It was confirmed to not be coming because people can’t raise without something similar to a maewing now without crying about it

    Actually, it was the difficulty of creating the dinos submarine saddle that prevented them from releasing it on time with the center map.

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