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  1. Hey Survivors! We have so much on the horizon for the ARK universe and we don’t want to keep our community waiting any longer so let’s skip the preamble and jump right in! We are currently working on our expansive sequel with all our might! But we have postponed the release date to 2023 in order to create an adventure that will be unforgettable for everyone, respectful of our team’s health, realize the potential of upgrading to Unreal 5, and to introduce revolutionary full mod support for console players! ARK 2 will launch in 2023, simultaneously on Steam Early Access and as a console launch exclusive for Xbox Series X|S and with Xbox and PC Game Pass on Game Preview. We believe that ARK 2 will be the ultimate primal survival experience and want to devote the resources needed to bring that to fruition. When you finally take your first steps onto the beautiful and dangerous new world of Arat in 2023, we intend that it’ll have been worth the time to get there. You can now wishlist ARK 2 on Steam here! Suddenly awakened on a strange primal world filled with dinosaurs and humans struggling for dominance; you must piece together the history of how you arrived there, team-up with legendary heroes, and confront powerful dark forces seeking to control the fate of all life. Saddle up, and join the definitive next-generation survival experience with ARK 2! Every aspect of the ARK series has been rethought and redesigned in this sequel. Here's a sampling of the new features that ARK 2 will contain upon its initial Early Access and Game Preview release: Starring Vin Diesel ("Fast Franchise") as legendary ARK hero Santiago, experience an epoch-spanning adventure as he seeks to protect his daughter Meeka -- voiced by Auli'i Cravalho ("Moana") -- from the ghosts of the ancient past and visions of a new future. Fully stackable, user-created Mods for new creatures, items, gameplay features, and maps are now distributed across all platforms -- including onto Xbox -- and support for modded servers enabled through official mod support by mod.io! Here’s a little bit more information about this new technology partnership: "mod.io is a cross-platform UGC solution, supporting 11 game systems and stores. By partnering with mod.io, we are connecting ARK 2 with a complete ecosystem in which mods can exist, be presented, and accessed in-game. We’re excited to see our vision for Mods powered by proven tech, and deliver the best possible experience for players, everywhere they can play ARK 2." Advanced character traversal mechanics like mantling, free-climbing, parkour, sliding, and swinging! Target-lock, blocks, dodges, combos, staggers, special attacks, emphasizing player-skill-based action. Explore a mysterious, chaotic world where native flora and fauna are being overrun by invasive primeval creatures from an extinct Earth! Construct your weapons and tools from a range of distinct modules to customize their look and functionality -- millions of possible combinations enable you to craft your own unique gear! The specific materials you choose will further affect the appearance of your items, with multiple options of resources found in unique regions of the world. Natural and unnatural occurrences are always happening across the game world, independent of your presence! Your choices in deciding whether to interact with these events will yield rewards or challenges. Hostile 'Aratai' hunt & attack you riding their own tamed creatures, as they seek to drive human interlopers from their world. Instanced rendering and network-streaming enable much higher client and server performance for large, player-built structures, and a longer draw distance! Survivors can set up and save their own preferred building templates, share them, and place prospective template layouts in the world to then build them out as a team. No omnipresent radar -- animals now track and hunt by sight, sound, and smell! Hide from predators with visual camouflage and environmental obstructions, and learn to mask your scent! Dynamic pathfinding enables creatures to intelligently maneuver around obstacles and player-built structures. Gain both experience points from gameplay, and knowledge points by accomplishing key objectives and overcoming unique challenges, to progress along a massive skill tree filled with new active abilities, perks, and passive benefits. See foliage react convincingly to passing wildlife, water flow downstream around obstacles, volumetric stormclouds, localized weather systems, smoke and particles affected by physical forces, and much more! Fundamental advancement of lighting systems enables a more photorealistic day-night cycle, generating real-time ambient lighting & shadows within both natural and player-constructed environments! As we journey into the next evolution of ARK, Jesse and Jeremy reflected on the time they’ve spent creating ARK and wanted to include a personal message about ARK 2 to the community. The future of survival games begins with ARK 2 When we first released ARK: Survival Evolved in 2015, we had no idea how big it would eventually become. It was beyond our wildest expectations that 7 years later we’d be developing an eons-spanning narrative across multiple games, a TV series, and starring none other than Vin Diesel as key ARK hero Santiago. And yet here we are, together with our wonderful players who have stuck with the ARK universe through thick (RAGNAROK!!) and thin (FLYER NERF??), now having a canvas far bigger than ever before. That’s what ARK 2 is – the biggest canvas ever for primal survival experiences, a next-generation framework to play out your own survival stories. ARK 2’s main narrative tells the story of a father and a daughter (“Meeka” played by Auli'i Cravalho!), of betrayal & broken promises, and the strength of the family bond – and of course, it’s a story of badass giant dinosaurs. But even more importantly, this is about players’ own stories – like any good persistent-world online survival game, ‘Survivors’ in ARK 2 each have their own unique path through the game, as they form their own tribe, make their own friends, and attempt to build their own creature-aided civilization. With ARK 2, we’re seeking not only to enhance the game’s narrative and world-building, but also retouch and improve on all aspects of what constitutes an ARK game. Foremost among these redesigns are the core player mechanics. In the sequel, which is third-person-only, controls and movement for both players and creatures have been completely redesigned. Taking inspiration from game systems like Assassin’s Creed’s automatic parkour and Breath of the Wild’s climbing, player characters can now clamber over the environment in a more realistic and freeform manner. With a focus on primitive-era combat (Santiago and Tek have a ‘complicated’ relationship…), ARK 2 draws heavily from Souls-like action for its human-scale combat: an emphasis on dodges, blocks, light and heavy attacks, combos, and player-reflex skill – a rarity for the PvP survival genre. For creature-scale combat, suffice it to say for now that when you attack something with your T-Rex in ARK 2, the results are visceral: the animation of the attack actually hard-impacts on the target (not “passing through” it), the victim’s flesh is torn, and the target physically reacts at that location to the hit – all to convey the feeling of the raw power of such a ferocious creature! Another area that we’re particularly excited about is the World Event system. Rather than simply having a more-or-less static environment with easily predictable or repetitive occurrences ala ARK 1, the new World Event system is designed to ensure that unique things are always happening around the world, whether you are there or not. Events include procedurally-dynamic scenarios like watering hole gatherings, wounded creatures, tracking the signs of advanced prey, stampedes, herds, defending endangered creatures to earn their trust, finding dens of parent creatures and their young, and more. Whether you choose to engage with these events is up to you, and each can yield unique rewards and challenges. There are too many other areas of fundamental changes in ARK 2, whether it’s the new opposing-force ‘Aratai’ who have their own tames, the new Creature Management & proper World Map systems, the advanced component-based item crafting that enables players to choose exactly what their gear looks and functions like from millions of potential combinations, or the revamped build system which provides innumerable more building options and enables saving & sharing of build templates – or, or…well, there’s just too much to go over here! You’ll get your first preview of the ARK 2 gameplay down the road, and we think you’ll like what you see. Finally, saving perhaps the best for last, ARK 2 adds a revolutionary new feature for console players: fully stackable, user-created mods, including on unofficial servers, for the Xbox version of the game enabled through official mod support by mod.io! This means that players who create mods using the PC version will be able to upload them to the cloud and make them available for all console players to enjoy as well. With this, as we’ve seen with ARK 1 on PC, everything in the game can effectively be changed, improved, and redesigned: new creatures, new game types, new maps, new weapons & items, and mechanics (yes modders can re-add First Person mode ). With the power of Unreal Engine 5, the only limit will be the imagination of the content creators themselves. We’re super stoked to witness the mind-blowing additions that players will no doubt create in their mods and maps – and we believe that having all such user generated content playable on console in ARK 2, with complete cross-platform server integration, is going to change the nature of the genre forever. Put simply: with ARK 2, our goal is to make the game that we all wanted ARK 1 to be – now that we’ve had the time, resources, and knowledge to do it right. So in 2023 on Xbox & PC Game Pass, we’ll look forward to seeing you all in this new world of primeval creatures and legendary heroes. Just keep an eye out for Vin – he likes to play on his Series X more than you might expect, and his skill at wrangling a Giga is unequaled… Yours truly, Jeremy Stieglitz, Jesse Rapczak and the Wildcard team. ARK’s development has always benefited from external teams providing their expertise for ARK’s myriad of content and game systems. Whether it be Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, or another developer that’s partnered with us during the creation of ARK: Survival Evolved, we’ve always leveraged the amazing talent from external studios to create the best version of ARK for our fans. In that spirit, we’re partnering with Grove Street Games to co-develop ARK 2 and rewrite the ARK Nintendo Switch code with a full revamp of gameplay functionality, graphics, and optimization. Thomas Williamson, the Director of Grove Street, will be Development Director and Technical Director of ARK 2 with parts of the Grove Street Games team also joining ARK 2’s production in a development partnership. Jeremy and Jesse will balance their time between games and the expansion of the ARK franchise across multiple platforms and formats, with Jeremy focusing his creative efforts on the TV series and other initiatives, whilst continuing to serve as Executive Producer of ARK 2. Jesse will continue as Creative Director of ARK 2 and co-creator of the TV series. We are beyond-thrilled that Thomas and the incredibly talented team at Grove Street Games have opted to go all-in on partnering up to build the next iterations of the ARK franchise. By combining Grove Street's amazing capabilities with Studio Wildcard, we’re confident ARK 2 is going to be a mind-blowing experience! We know many of you have also been waiting expectantly for news on the Animated Series, and we’re so looking forward to being able to share more with everyone about it. The Series now has fourteen 30-minute episodes in post-production! To celebrate this milestone, we have released the first poster images of key characters from the show, available here. ARK: The Animated Series chronicles the story of a mysterious primeval land populated by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, where people from throughout human history have been resurrected. When 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker awakes on the ARK after tragedy, she must learn to survive and find new allies, or die again at the hands of ruthless warlords -- all while trying to uncover the true nature of their strange new world. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) has taken on the role of Executive Producer, Director, and Co-Showrunner, alongside ARK franchise creators Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, with the series being produced at Glendale-based Lex+Otis animation studio. Monica Bellucci (The Matrix Reloaded) and Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: The Bad Batch) have also joined the series’ talented cast. The show features an extraordinary voice cast, including Gerard Butler (300), Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once), Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time), Devery Jacobs (American Gods), Deborah Mailman (Total Control), Zahn McClarnon (Doctor Sleep), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Elliot Page (The Umbrella Academy), Ragga Ragnars (Vikings), David Tennant (Good Omens), Alan Tudyk (Rogue One), Karl Urban (The Boys), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Ron Yuan (Mulan), with Russell Crowe (Gladiator) and Vin Diesel reprising his role as franchise hero, Santiago. We look forward to sharing more news soon! In April we announced that Nintendo Switch would be receiving a completely rehauled version of ARK that will include enhancements and upgrades to bring it into line, visually and functionally, with the experience on Xbox One and PS4. Today, we’re happy to share an update on the progress and more information on ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition! ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition will introduce new story cutscenes to conclude each ARK map, featuring actors Maddy Madden (The Wheel of Time) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprising their respective roles as Helena Walker and Sir Edmund Rockwell. All of Helena’s and Rockwell’s Dossiers and Explorer Notes will also be voiced by the actors, as will survivors’ epic confrontation versus Rockwell on ARK Aberration. Madden will also voice the cheery robot-AI guide HLN-A in the "Young Explorer's Mode" that will lead players through ARK in a low-pressure, kid-friendly, dino-fact-filled adventure. We’re happy to show you what to expect in September, so Tune in at 1:30pm Pacific Monday, June 13, to /twitchgaming livestream to see the first gameplay of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition on Switch. Be sure to check out our previous post for more details on the upcoming update. Fjordur, the newest official ARK community map, released today on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia! Free to download for all ARK players, this Nordic-style, cold-weather map features four new creatures to tame and over 140 sq kilometers of new biomes, new challenges, and rewarding discoveries! If you’ve ever wanted an easy selling point to convince your friends to join you on your quest for ultimate survival, there might never be a better opportunity! Head to Steam where ARK: Survival Evolved is free-to-permanently-own for anyone who claims the game before June 19 at 10AM PDT! This is a limited-time offer, so call your aspiring survivalists, tribe up, and join in on the adventure! It’s been an amazing ride as we begin to close out ARK 1 with the release of Fjordur and the upcoming inclusion of the Carcharodontosaurus. We’re so proud of what this game has become over these past 7 years with the passionate support and inspiration from our wonderful ARK community. With ARK 2 now on the horizon, we’re energized to ascend into a new generation of gaming. Unreal Engine 5 is empowering us to make the game everything it can be. Any Homo Deus would be proud to see it in action, and we look forward to having all of you come join us in the next evolution of the ARK franchise! The Studio Wildcard Team
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  2. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade regarding abortion as a constitutional right in the United States. Studio Wildcard believes that bodily autonomy and reproductive rights are fundamental human rights, and this ruling heralds the erosion of American liberties. This impacts the lives of our employees, and we are committed to supporting their right to make their own choice and we are providing them with the healthcare and resources they need to support that personal decision. In spite of the Supreme Court ruling, U.S. voters can still protect reproductive freedom at the State level, and now it is up to all of us what happens next through our voices at the polls. If you are one of the vast majority of people who support a woman's right to choose, it's time to get out and vote. We have also donated to Abortion Funds (https://abortionfunds.org/). If you would like to support them, you can do so here: https://abortionfunds.org/donate. Listed below are several other organizations that you may consider. Urge: https://urge.org/ In Our Own Voice: https://blackrj.org Plan C: https://www.plancpills.org The Brigid Alliance: https://brigidalliance.org Greetings Survivors, and welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! We'd like to take a brief moment and thank the ARK community, old and new survivors, for helping us reach a monumental milestone. This past weekend we reached a record-breaking 248K CCU (concurrent players) on Steam! You continue to blow us away with your never-ending passion and support. We are extremely humbled, gracious, and energized as we embark on creating the ultimate primal survival experience. In addition to an EVO event and a look at some amazing community content, here are a few reminders to keep on your radar: On Sunday at 10am Pacific, Conquest will introduce new maps to its currently active season. Map Rollout Plan 6/26/22 - The Island, Scorched Earth, The Center 7/10/22 - Ragnarok, Aberration, Valguerro 7/24/22 - Lost Island, Crystal Isles Find out more information about conquest here, and be sure to stop by the Conquest Discord to get into direct contact with the Enforcement team for Conquest. In April this year we moved the Official ARK wiki to its new home and partner, ark.wiki.gg! Moving the ARK wiki has provided a more stable and streamlined experience for the ARK community to build its future wiki roots on. Since the move to wiki.gg the wiki team has been working hard to improve the way information can be displayed and accessed, and one of these projects is the improved interactive resource, exploration, and spawn maps! Update Your Links: Remember to help those who forget the new Official ARK Wiki home. Become an Editor: Help improve the wiki! Wiki’s are most successful when many community members contribute content and validate information. Wikis are Worldwide: ARK players come from all around the world! We encourage non-English speakers to help make the ARK Wiki an even more valuable resource by contributing to the specific language wikis! Share Your Feedback: As always, we want to hear your thoughts on the Wiki transition. Anything you want to see the wiki add in the future? ark.wiki.gg There is an ongoing EVO Event until Monday, June 27th. You can find the rates below: *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 Bonus Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, Harvesting, and Taming, 4x Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, Hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, Hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus Classic: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, Hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog”#6542 Superiority Complex#9163 Creator: Ark Solo Watch this adorable little Bulbdog embark on a perilous adventure, journeying across Aberration to find their way home. Creator: Raasclark Raasclark guides players through everything there is to know about Fjordur: Map Base Locations, Creatures, Resources, Artifact Boss Requirements, Locations & Rewards. It's all here in one place! Magmasaur by Jitser#9861 Ark Yuty go brr by 𝔗𝔬𝔎𝔲𝔫𝔤𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔖𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔬𝔟𝔦#0476 Deinonychus by @ebiflyyyy4 Our Sarcosuchus by @Fururuuun Fan art of ARK Survival Evolved by @tanituki Fenrir by KrioStaz Megalosaurus Cuddle Pile by Foxitrox Fjord Djrip (Render) by RedGear17#1277 Apples#3322 Ari the Adventurer#1243 @soapysoapp CHipZz - Ark Builds#9595 See you next week! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Official Wiki: ark.wiki.gg
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  3. Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! We are absolutely ecstatic about Fjordur launching in less than 2 days!! To help everyone get prepared for the occasion we're spending some time recapping the details of the newest free DLC map, including a new look at Fenrir, a mysterious wolf-like creature that's native to Fjordur! On June 12th at 10:00 AM PDT, get ready to traverse a fantastical multi-layered wonderland with a frosty Nordic theme! We've put together all the details that will prepare you for the launch of the free DLC map, Fjordur! All Platforms: June 12th, 2022 10:00AM PDT (17:00 UTC) PC / EGS: ~20GB XBOX: ~40GB Playstation: TBD Character Upload/Download is enabled Item/Dino Upload is enabled Item/Dino Download is disabled Please ensure to uninstall the Fjordur mod from the Steam Workshop prior to downloading Fjordur (if you already have the mod installed) Map Name: Fjordur Please ensure to wipe any servers that were previously hosting the Fjordur map as it has undergone significant changes that will impact the world. Much of what is known of Fenrir comes from tales passed down from previous Survivors but this elusive creature has managed to avoid being documented in the form of a dossier. What we do know is: Fenrir does not respond to conventional taming methods. If you are able to capture and ride Fenrir, you'll be able to freeze your enemies in their steps. Andrewsarchus makes its way to Fjordur packing an arsenal of utility! Andrewsarchus may seem sluggish while foraging for a meal, but they can move unexpectedly fast when provoked. Once tamed, its saddle will allow you to mount a minigun to the back of it! Click to view the dossier for Andrewsarchus As you might imagine, Desmodus prefers to hang out in dark places, waiting for its unsuspecting prey! If you're lucky enough to tame one, you can send Desmodus to snatch up small prey or saddle up and vanish into the darkness. Click to view the dossier for Desmodus Looking to dive right into the action, Fjordhawk can forge close bonds with humans as wholeheartedly as any canine or primate. A tamed Fjordhawk is a surprisingly playful companion that is very capable of fetching targets that you point out. A well-trained Fjordhawk can locate injured prey and communicate its find to you. Click here to view the dossier for Fjordhawk Acting as a functional weapon skin for the TEK sword, Mjolnir packs its own special powers and empowers Survivors with supernatural might. Devastate your foes with shocking ease as you exercise control over the element of lightning. However, not every survivor will pass the test and be considered worthy to obtain the mighty Mjolnir. Will you be up to the challenge? The launch of Fjordur also marks a new season of Conquest PvP. Check out the updates below before hopping into the new season on June 12th at 10AM Pacific! 6/26/22 - The Island, Scorched Earth, The Center 7/10/22 - Ragnarok, Aberration, Valguerro 7/24/22 - Lost Island, Crystal Isles Head here to be in direct contact with the Enforcement team for Conquest Season 4. Remember to be respectful to the team, this discord will remove any distracting participants. Join the Discord See the full post if you're looking for more information on Conquest PvP and the new season coming up! There is an ongoing EVO Event until Monday, June 20th. You can find the rates below: *Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates. Official Servers: 2x XP, Harvesting, Taming Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form K O K U S H I B O U#5261 Creator: NaturalCauzes What if civilizations formed in Ark? Would they create peace? War? Trades? In this video, I investigate this question by simulating human civilization in Ark with REAL players! Creator: The Outcasts Preparing for the upcoming Fjordur launch? Check out this handy guide of optimal base locations by The Outcasts. Keep in mind: This video was filmed on the mod version and some of these locations may have changed. Fenrir by @sarekoube1 My ARK inspired art by Ally#8494 Meralbayr encountering some huge creatures by @NalakBel Good night, Ferrox by @rianeko_mabi Theo the saber by @artbychloe99 Vivarium Notes - Kahuere by Ampraeh Voidwyrm by Marsgirl01#5730 Yutyrannus Fan Art by die-no-sour Orick#1225 @TheWickedNinjas ycniV#1244 ↑ED↑Rin Have a great weekend! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
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  4. Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! On June 12th at 10:00 AM PDT, get ready to traverse a fantastical multi-layered wonderland with a frosty Nordic theme! We've put together all the details that will prepare you for the launch of the free DLC map, Fjordur! All Platforms: June 12th, 2022 10:00AM PDT (5:00PM UTC) PC / EGS: ~20GB XBOX: ~40GB PS4: TBD Character Upload/Download is enabled Item/Dino Upload is enabled Item/Dino Download is disabled Please ensure to uninstall the Fjordur mod from the Steam Workshop prior to downloading Fjordur (if you already have the mod installed) Map Name: Fjordur Please ensure to wipe any servers that were previously hosting the Fjordur map as it has undergone significant changes that will impact the world. In addition to Fenrir, a creature that's native to the original Fjordur mod, Fjordur will launch with 3 brand new creatures! Will you look to tame the mobile tank first, seek out a helpful Fjordhawk companion, or stalk the night's sky to hunt your prey? Andrewsarchus makes its way to Fjordur packing an arsenal of utility! Andrewsarchus may seem sluggish while foraging for a meal, but they can move unexpectedly fast when provoked. Once tamed, its saddle will allow you to mount a minigun to the back of it! Click to view the dossier for Andrewsarchus As you might imagine, Desmodus prefers to hang out in dark places, waiting for its unsuspecting prey! If you're lucky enough to tame one, you can send Desmodus to snatch up small prey or saddle up and vanish into the darkness. Click to view the dossier for Desmodus Looking to dive right into the action, Fjordhawk can forge close bonds with humans as wholeheartedly as any canine or primate. A tamed Fjordhawk is a surprisingly playful companion that is very capable of fetching targets that you point out. A well-trained Fjordhawk can locate injured prey and communicate its find to you. Click here to view the dossier for Fjordhawk Acting as a functional weapon skin for the TEK sword, Mjolnir packs its own special powers and empowers Survivors with supernatural might. Devastate your foes with shocking ease as you exercise control over the element of lightning. However, not every survivor will pass the test and be considered worthy to obtain the mighty Mjolnir. Will you be up to the challenge? Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride Month in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held as a way of recognising the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world and the struggles faced. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969. Pride Month is important because it marks the start of change within the LGBTQ+ community, along with wider societal implications. Studio Wildcard stands in support of the LGBTQ+ community and we would like to make an addition to the ARK: Survival Evolved Official Discord with inclusion of an opt-in role for our LGBTQ+ community members and allies. Join the Discord We continue to work towards creating an ARK community where all LGBTQ+ people are included, where everyone is free to play as their authentic selves and enjoy a space that supports self-expression. It is more important than ever to recognize that systems of inequity based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, disability, and other forms of discrimination intersect and ultimately affect us all. We also support organizations that are driving change for issues that impact LGBTQ+ communities and, as such, we have made a donation to the Ali Forney Centre.Their mission is to protect LGBTQ+ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. AFC’s Founder, Carl Siciliano was named a White House Champion of Change by Barack Obama. You can learn more about them at https://www.aliforneycenter.org/ Please consider making a contribution to their efforts if you are able. You can also show them support by following them on Twitter We hope you enjoy your fancy new Unicorn Pride role and the rainbow themed dino color event we kicked off with our 7th Birthday! We look forward to continuing to celebrate Pride Month with the wonderful ARK community, and more cultural, environmental and social awareness celebrations in the months ahead! Happy 7 years of ARK! We are so grateful for our amazing community and all of your support. Looking forward to what the coming years hold in store! Help us celebrate with a hand-picked rainbow-colored event featuring a bunch of colors loved by you & 2x on all rates! This event ends on Monday, June 6th. *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 Interva and 2x Hexagon Bonus, Small Tribe Servers: 4.5X XP, Harvesting, and Taming, 4x Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, and 2x Hexagon Bonus ARKPocalypse: 5X XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, and 2x Hexagon Bonus Classic: 6X XP, Harvesting, and Taming, 5x Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, and 2x Hexagon Bonus DarkMagenta Lavender Cyan Mint DeepPink ActualBlack White Glacial DarkLavender Light Yellow Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form buffy#3451 Creator: Tiia Are there really ARK creatures that that don't like you? Tiia educates us on some creatures in ARK that we shouldn't be so trusting of! Creator: ItzYouKnow It's not every day that you go looking for inspiration to build a giant UFO-like pillar but if today is that day, you're in luck! A few sketches of Rockwell by @VELUKO1 吹雪纏う狩人 by @falco_luna マナガルムとひつじ。好き(*´ー`*人) by @rianeko_mabi The Island - Beginning of the legend by @pon_tetsu130 @Hodgaming1 KS9#4211 @DreadTamer Stevie#4778 Have a great weekend! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
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  5. Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! As we all catch our breath from the Fjordur launch and all the ARK news this week, we can't help to be appreciative and humbled by the ARK community helping us reach a new record-breaking CCU high! We're blown away by the support and passion of the community! This past week has been full of ARK news, from ARK 2 to the ARK: The Animated TV Series, there has been a plethora of content and information to share with the hungry ARK community. Amongst upcoming ARK content, Fjordur was released on June 12th and is available on all platforms. Find out more about Fjordur and its native inhabitants here: In terms of upcoming content, ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is right around the corner! The Grove Street Games team is targeting a September release and a presentation at PAX West. Find out more information and see a demo of an early dev build here: The community has been waiting for more information on ARK: The Animated TV Series, and you were treated this week with new images of the upcoming cast. Jeremy recently shared one of Meiyin's theme songs, completed by Gareth Coker, on Twitter: If you're reading this there's probably a good chance you already own ARK on Steam but do all of your friends? Don't miss out on this unforgettable deal! You only have until Sunday at 10AM Pacific! Due to a configuration error to Fjordur SmallTribes servers at launch, some tribes were able to exceed the maximum number of players that are allowed in a tribe. The configuration error has since been fixed. The enforcement team will begin taking action on tribes that exceed the maximum number of players on Tuesday. Please plan accordingly! If you've missed any of the other news, be sure to check out our lengthy post detailing plans for ARK and ARK 2: There is an ongoing EVO Event until Monday, June 20th. You can find the rates below: *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 Bonus Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, Harvesting, and Taming, 4x Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, Hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, Hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus Classic: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, Hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x Hexagon Bonus Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form Uhvouhn#1467 Creator: Python Fjordur is now live on all platforms! What better way to get acclimated to the map than a tour from Python while gathering his first impressions! Creator: Anthomnia Will Anthomnia be mighty enough to wield the legendary Mjolnir? Check out Anthomnias latest video for more information on Fenrir and Mjolnir! Fjordhawk by @bonten_ARK Fjordur boss, Steinbjorn by TheIronWolf45#4176 Andrewsarchus vs Carno by Robinson Vronti#4113 Fenrir unbound by DINODOG#8923 Untitled by Gamer_dragon606#6745 See you later old friend... by @WolfTek7 Guilffer#6112 photoninja#6997 @Nekatus @ThePilgrimz The Poopocalypse - Multiple sources shared by the community Have a great weekend! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
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  6. We’re thrilled to share something special with our ARK Switch community! We’ve partnered up with a talented third-party developer to completely rewrite the ARK Switch code from the ground up with the latest version of Unreal Engine 4, to be released in September 2022! This new Switch experience will include enhancements and upgrades to bring it into line, visually and functionally, with the experience on Xbox One and PS4. We love how it’s shaping up, and feel confident you all will too! Prepare yourselves for a completely overhauled and updated ARK experience for Switch, with all of the features, visuals, and functionality of the other platforms! And, don’t worry, you will retain your progress and save data, it’s a win-win! And that’s not all! The epic adventure continues with the upcoming launch of ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition on Switch in September 2022! It will be priced at $49.99 and packed with hundreds of hours of content, including the relaunch of ARK: Survival Evolved and Scorched Earth with the additional massive expansion packs to follow in the months ahead! ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition will include: ARK: Survival Evolved - revamped and updated to the latest version of Unreal Engine 4 with the features, visuals, and functionality of the other platforms, while maintaining existing save data and progression. Scorched Earth Expansion Pack (launching September 2022) Additional Expansion Packs added at 2-month intervals: Aberration, Extinction, and Genesis Parts 1 & 2 New cinematic story content to further expand the narrative of ARK: Survival Evolved. Young Explorers Mode: Take a journey through the epochs in this new educational game mode that invites families and kids to learn about the fascinating prehistoric creatures that inspired the game. Young Explorers Mode is appropriate for even the smallest of survivors! Custom server support powered by Nitrado server networks. All the improvements coming to the base ARK: Survival Evolved game will, of course, be FREE for everyone who already owns ARK: Survival Evolved on Nintendo Switch. Players who own the base game can also opt to purchase the Expansion Packs if they wish. Join us on this journey as we expand the story content and ARK universe in September 2022 and finally deliver the definitive ARK experience on Nintendo Switch!
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