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  1. It’s been a year! We know -- we already wrapped up (pardon the pun) with our end of year post and event but we’ve opted to throw one more Holiday treat in for our awesome community: A New Year’s Eve mini-event. At midnight EST on Dec 31st and midday EST Jan 1st, our Official Networks will be bombarded with raining gifts in a hail of fireworks to mark the end of 2020. These gifts will contain a collection of your favourite skins from past events that are currently unavailable and a chibi bonanza! And by bonanza, we mean, the drop rate of Rare, Very Rare and Legendary chibis will be dialled t
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  2. Our Tender Loving Care 3 update approaches on November 7th and, aside from the dedicated reworks of the Stego and Mammoth, we’ve added a bunch of Quality of Life changes to make your time on the ARK more enjoyable. We’re particularly excited about introducing insect and wyvern breeding to the game and look forward to players getting their new breedlines goin!. We’re aware these creatures may need some balance once breedlines get underway and we’ll monitor and adjust as necessary. New Breedable Creatures The insects and creatures that can now be bred are: Spider, Onyc, Mo
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  3. Happy Holidays from Studio Wildcard As 2020 winds up--a year that has been eventful and challenging for all of us--we wanted to take pause and extend our heartfelt gratitude to the ARK community for the tremendous support you've shown us throughout the years. ARK is a community-driven game and you continue to put your dedication and passion on display daily. We pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. We embrace that passion so that we can continue creating epic entertainment for our players. Irrespective of who you are or where you’re located—if you’re a part of our evo
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  4. Turkey Trial 4 From Tuesday, November 24th through Tuesday, December 8th grab your tribe and flock over for Turkey Trial 4. Go on the hunt for the unforgiving “Super-Turkeys” and harvest wishbones to gain new chibis, cosmetic items, event-themed skins, and all new emotes! Event Details This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=TurkeyTrial Dates November 24th to December 8th Rates 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 2X XP 2X Harvesting 2X Taming Event Creatures Su
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  5. Dear Survivors, We at Studio Wildcard would like to give our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful ARK community for participating in our latest 24 hour ExtraLife charity event! With the help of our community and ExtraLife team, we placed Top 3 globally and raised over $180,000 for sick children and beat all of our past records by a significant amount, including last year's jaw dropping $112,206.35! We couldn't have done this without the help of our generous community, our amazing sponsors, and our dedicated community who signed up to join our team. As with prior ExtraLife events, we
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  6. We’ve had our heads down as we push to get ARK: Genesis Part 2 across the finish line, and we’d like to take pause and touch base with an update for our community. Firstly, here’s the reveal of the ARK Genesis 2 Main Theme Music, and Key Art -- which contains an important message that’s further explained below: Download image in full resolution This final chapter of the ARK: Survival Evolved story is by far the most intricate and ambitious expansion we’ve yet created! We’re so excited to share it with you and proud of the team’s immense efforts, creativity, and pas
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  7. Download in high resolution Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! In the lead-up to the release of the Lost Island, a free DLC map coming later this year, we've been engaging the community and seeing what creatures you'd like to see on the upcoming release. During the first-ever official community vote, we saw a heated race as we narrowed down which creature would be one of the 3 new creatures that release with Lost Island. Although Dinopithecus emerged as the clear winner, today we may have an addition that's fairly familiar to the community and the final creatur
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  8. Summer can officially begin with the start of the upcoming Summer Bash event! Get ready to soak in some sun and have some fun with a community-favorite ARK event. From June 30th to July 14th the annual Summer Bash event will be underway. Relax by the beach with your tribemates or go on the hunt for newly released chibi pets! However you choose to spend your summer in ARK, Summer Bash is bound to cook up a lot of entertainment. -activeevent=Summer Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates. Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesti
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  9. The entire team has been having a blast and enjoying all the Genesis 2 content you've been sharing. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! As the team continues to iterate on some bugs from the latest launch, we wanted to take this time and talk about something we've seen across the minds of the survivor community: Though Genesis 2 marks the end of the journey and the end of paid content for ARK 1, in terms of new content and new experiences: there is much more in the works! ARK's thriving community is full of talent and we'll be tapping into that talent for another commu
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  10. We're at the home stretch for the Genesis 2 launch and we're sharing the last few things before you get to hop in and experience it for yourself. Check out our latest post for an update to the Genesis 2 release, and take a first listen at the main theme! Genesis Part 2: Art, Music and June 2 Delay Join us on Thursday at 5/27, at 9:30 AM PST as we go live on twitchgaming for The Weekly show. Come hang out as we chat about Genesis 2 and hang out with the community. Oh, and we'll be sharing something you haven't seen before . And now, onto some things that yo
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  11. ARK II ARK II, Sequel to the Multi-Platinum Dinosaur Franchise has been announced with major moves to expand the iconic survival universe! We’re so excited to share the trailer with you! ARK II thrusts players into a brutal new world of primitive survival against both beast and man, facing down the ever-present threats of hyper-realistic intelligent dinosaurs, aggressive alien fauna, and the exotic environments of an unearthly planet. Survivors will continue ARK's dramatic eons-spanning story of humankind's evolution, in this next-generation sandbox survival expe
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  12. Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! This week we rolled out the optimized Dedicated Storage change to PlayStation. We're working on rolling those changes out to XBOX next week. Take a look at some community content from this week as we prep for a action-packed end of the year! An ARK Evolution Event is active until Monday the 27th with the following EVO perks on all Official Servers! 3X Taming 3X Harvesting 3X XP Creator: UpFromTheDepths Check out a teaser for the upcoming episode to the Pal
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  13. Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! This week, initially on PC, we rolled out a refactored version of the dedicated storage structure. Our impetus for doing so was optimization and performance improvements for dedicated servers. Previously, Dedicated Storages used to hold up to 1800 stacks of a single item. On a typical popular server, there are usually thousands of dedicated storage boxes across an entire save, many of which are filled with stacks. On some of our most populated Official Servers, we see save files with over 65,000 dedicated storages -- many of them f
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  14. Behind the scenes, we've been busy with the upcoming Lost Island map, new creatures, stability patches, and much more. With the live-game, we've identified an issue that results in a crash when releasing tames from cryopods on Player Dedicated and clients on Win10. We are working on a resolution and hope to have more news early next week! The recent voting process for the Lost Island creature submission was not only fun and engaging for the community, we engaged and had fun with it internally as well. With that said, we'd love to do it again! If you missed your chance to partic
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  15. ARK: Genesis Part 2 completes the eons-spanning story of ARK: Survival Evolved! Everything that your tribe has built, tamed, and fought for has led to this final challenge. With your faithful artificial companion HLN-A by your side, you’ve emerged from the Genesis simulation to find yourself aboard a gigantic starship being overtaken by a familiar threat from the distant past. In Genesis Part 2, you’ll explore a vast new world teeming with strange biomes and exotic creatures, while engaging in story-oriented missions that test your mettle, ingenuity, and survival skills. Wielding an array
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  16. We're heading right into the launch of Genesis II on May 26th, and we know you are eager to see what's in store. Well we are eager to share some of what we've been working on! Maewing Download in high resolution Engineered to be the ultimate interstellar wet nurse and surrogate parent, in addition to automatically taking care of your babies, the Maewing can steal enemy offspring by luring their young in for an irresistible suckle! Egg Incubation Device Download in high resolution No need to fiddle around finding the right conditions for an egg
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  17. Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! We hope everyone is getting ready for another Eggcellent Adventure! Be on the lookout for the event details in the next Community Crunch. We've been overwhelmed with the amazing content that's been shared by ARK content creators. We're always on the lookout for community content, so in addition to sharing and tagging your content on Twitter (#ARKArt, #playARK), be sure to check out our Discord where we have dedicated channels for community content. Join the ARK Discord EVO Event There will be no EVO event th
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  18. Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Love Evolved is live from February 11th - February 18th, and packs new skins, chibis, 3x rates and more! Check out the post below for more information. Playstation Update: We have set the event rates live on our Official Playstation network, and, we're eager to get the Love Evolved Event content into our Playstation Community's hands. The build is good and currently going through the publishing process. We hope to be able to set that live for you today. Apologies for the delay in deploying the update. We'll keep you posted!
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  19. Love Evolved 2 Love is in the air! From Thursday, February 11th through Thursday, February 18th ARK will be under Cupid's spell for Love Evolved 2. For the duration of the event, Valentines Coelacanth will be fishing for some love. Reel in these amorous fish and be showered in candies, chocolates and even chibi pets! Event Details This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=vday Dates 2/11 - 2/18 Activities Valentines Coelacanth can be caught for chibis, chocolates, candies Mating can randomly d
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  20. Last Week In ARK Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch survivors. In the past, the community has expressed an interest in analytics so we'd like to pilot a new segment called "Last Week In ARK" that highlights general analytics and statistics we collect on the back-end. Consider this a sample of things we might be able to provide if there is community interest. What types of things are you interested in seeing? Are there particular metrics that interest you more? Sound off and let us know! EVO Event There will be no EVO event this week
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  21. Winter Wonderland 5 Winter Wonderland will be making a triumphant return for the fifth time with new presents and goodies for ARK survivors. The winter-themed holiday event begins on December 17th at 10am PST for PC, XBOX, and PS4 and will last until Thursday, January 7th. All maps will receive Winter Wonderland and all its content including RaptorClaus and GachaClaus. Our very recognizable helper, RaptorClaus, is returning to drop off holiday gifts filled with loot, event items, mistletoe, and lumps of coal for all those naughty survivors. You'll be able to catch RaptorCla
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  22. What an eventful week it's been! We hope you had a chance to check out the Extra Life charity stream that happened this past Saturday. A tremendous thanks to the ARK community for helping us raise over $180,000 for sick children. Year after year, the ARK community continues to come together to support a great cause. Speaking of the Extra Life live stream, In case you missed it we've detailed all of the Genesis 2 reveals below. From Noglin, to the Egg Incubator, the community is having trouble identifying a favorite. During the Extra Life live stream we also revealed that we'll h
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  23. The Extra Life charity event, TLC 3 and Crystal Isles transfers on console, the community has been asking "when" and we're here to deliver! Check out your new ride! Twin ceramic rotor drives on each wheel! And these look like computer controlled anti-lock brakes! Wow, 200 horses at 12,000 RPM! Looks a bit...fishy...to us. Tune into our Extra Life event for some epic Genesis 2 reveals. High-res art link here Tender Loving Care 3 TLC 3 is getting close, Saturday, 7th November at 10 AM PST to be exact! We have much in store for our players: The Mammoth and Stego
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  24. Download in high-resolution Have you met our feisty and featherweight flier, Sinomacrops? In Community Crunch 282, we released the Sinomacrops dossier for the upcoming Lost Island free DLC map. Although our new friend may seem to mostly have its strength in traversal, Sinomacrops brings substantial utility for players of all types. A secondary inventory is available to players whilst it is shoulder-mounted and Sinomacrops packs a significant weight reduction on the items it's carrying for you! Who's ready to say hi to their new backpack buddy!? In addition to Sinomacrops, Am
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  25. ARK: Survival Evolved has launched for Stadia™ and we want to welcome our Stadia survivors to the tribe! Get ready to tame and raise dinosaurs, claim land, conquer enemies and create enormous structures seamlessly - on your PC, your laptop, on your phone, or even on your TV! With Stadia™, your progress will instantly follow you across devices as you begin to hunt, harvest, craft tools, tame creatures, and build shelters to survive. ARK on Stadia™ is launching with cross-play, enabling you to team up with thousands of PC players online or enjoy a solo Jurassic experience if you pref
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  26. Final voting for the second creature to be added to Lost Island has concluded. A few weeks ago, we created a forum where you could submit your ideas for creatures that will be added to Lost Island. From there, we narrowed it down to the top 10 up-voted submissions. Over 15,000 votes were submitted for the next Lost Island creature and only 1% difference separating the Dinopithecus and the Carcharodontosaurus! Talk about a close finish With one unannounced creature coming to Lost Island, what do you think it could be? Download in full resolution Download in fu
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  27. The Summer Bash event is winding down! Be sure to capitalize on all the fun in the sun before the event ends on July 21st! You have until July 23rd to get all of your ideas in! After July 23rd, we'll round up the most liked 10 creatures and set up a poll for voting on the forums. Click here to check out the guidelines and learn how to participate! If you're looking for an opportunity to cash out on ARK Summer Bash loot, look no further. Next week we'll be drawing winners for our giveaway tweet! Reply on the tweet with your favorite Summer Bash picture or vid
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  28. Summer Bash is live on all platforms! Join in on the fun from June 30th to July 14th for boosted rates, new skins, new chibis, and more! Less than a week after announcing the creature submission vote for the upcoming free map Lost Islands and 3 new real-world creatures, we already have over a thousand submissions! You have until July 23rd to get all of your ideas in! After July 23rd, we'll round up the most liked 10 creatures and complete a vote. Click here to check out the guidelines and learn how to participate! An ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is active on all p
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  29. Explore new heights and hidden depths in this expansive 150 sq. kilometer map where Survivors will encounter new biomes, challenges, and mysterious ruins! Whether it's exploring the valley of waterfalls, setting up your treehouse home in the Redwood Forests, getting down and dirty in the vast swamps, diving deep underwater, climbing snowy mountains, or caving, there's something for every Survivor out there! Arriving with the map will be 3 brand new real-world creatures, including the Amargasaurus and one chosen explicitly by the ARK community! Lost Island and its creatures will be a fre
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  30. The Studio Wildcard team is thrilled to finally complete the ARK saga with the release of ARK: Genesis Part 2. We've been watching, sharing, and enjoying the content you've been posting across social media platforms. We're already working through several tweaks and bug fixes based on player reports and feedback. We’ll keep you updated with the progress through our normal social channels. Thanks to Ark’s passionate community and a love for new content that fits its mold, what were once straightforward plans have become so much more. Through in-game events, free DLC maps, and continued ga
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  31. The team is busy preparing for the Genesis 2 launch on June 2nd. Thursday, we appeared on the TwitchGaming Weekly show and dropped a few unseen Genesis 2 teasers: We'll follow up next week with more information on the Genesis 2 rollout across all platforms and regions! Exo-mek Egg Incubator Maewing Federation Crop Plot Shadowmane Shadowmane (Widescreen) Loadout Mannequin Canoe Noglin Minigun TEK Hoversail Ammo Box TEK Phase Pistol TEK Bow Carniflora Stryder Astrodelphis Biome
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  32. Today we stopped by The Weekly TwitchGaming show and talked about ARK and Genesis 2 development. We didn't want you to miss out on all the action, so here's everything you may have missed: Download in high resolution Some old friends will be making a reappearance in Genesis Part 2 -- here's an early look at our GEN-R variants, which include new versions of many previous expansions' creatures! Download in high resolution When a normal bola isn't doing the job, in comes the net projectile. Using the net projectile with a harpoon, you'll b
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  33. After sharing the TEK Hoversail, Ammo Box, and the TEK Phase Pistol and last week, we were excited to see the community response. We're nearing the end of the Genesis II reveals but fear not, here's another batch of teasers hot off the press! Full Resolution Wallpaper Gone are the days of remembering to bring every arrow type for the hunt. Including a unique explosive arrow, the Federation issue TEK bow materializes any arrow instantly and uses electromagnetism to shoot them at blinding velocities. Full Resolution Wallpaper Be careful when y
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  34. Fresh off the Federation Crop Plot, Shadowmane, and the Loadout Mannequin images, we're following up this week with more images of upcoming Genesis II content. Canoe Full Resolution Wallpaper Have a joy ride with the tribe or go for a relaxing fishing session. Convenience is key with a canoe that can be picked up and placed down in any body of water and is great for storing your consumables and freshly caught fish! Noglin Full Resolution Wallpaper Don't be fooled by Noglin's adorable looks. Behind that cute face is a mind-bending surprise -
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  35. The entire development team is excited and anxious to share Genesis II with you. Over the weekend, Jeremy Stieglitz (co-founder) shared some things he's been passionately working on for Genesis II, along with a teaser of ARK: The Animated Series. Eggcellent Adventure is still live on all platforms. Time is running out to reap some eggcellent rewards. The event ends on April 14th! Check out this post for more details on the event. Classic PvP Cluster Merge On March 9th, Snail Games added a separate cluster from the existing Classic PvP servers which allowed newer pla
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  36. Eggcellent Adventure 6 From Wednesday, March 31st through Wednesday, April 14th, be on the lookout for wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's to gather Bunny Eggs for some eggcellent loot. Place down Bunny Eggs to paint on them, or use them in a Crafting Pot to craft special holiday-themed cosmetics including a new bunny tail skin, a new tail wiggle emote, and 5 new chibi's! Event Details This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=Easter Dates 3/31 - 4/14 Creatures Bunny Dodos Bunny Oviraptors Rates
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  37. We know that what you want is news on Genesis II, so let's not mince words and get straight to it: We have decided to push our final DLC release date to May 26th, for PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia. First and foremost, please accept our humble apologies. We're disappointed and have no doubt, everyone, eagerly awaiting Genesis II will feel that along with us. As we have shared before, the Studio transitioned to working remotely near the beginning of last year, presenting some particular constraints. Being entirely virtual is quite challenging for various teams with a shift from a
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  38. Behind The LiveOps Curtain Hey Survivors, we thought it might be a good time for a little Live Operations Dev Blog of sorts. We’ve been very busy behind the scenes and sometimes during that hive of activity, we may forget that our players enjoy details outside of “We’re busy with X, more info soon” etc. So let’s give you more of a glimpse behind the LiveOps curtain. LiveOps LiveOps has been er...hectic of late. Let’s get straight to it. Transfer Issues: We encountered some serious problems on our networking side that led to some players losing items and/or characters. We initially i
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  39. Classic PvP Season 4 Season 4 kicks off on Friday 2/5/21 at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST. Classic PvP is a competitive player experience for PC players that focuses on the PvP experience from the days of old. Season 3 saw the introduction of breedable Wyverns and Stegos which brought an impactful change to the meta, so this season. Each season will introduce new changes and will continue to evolve along with the base game. This week we'll be kicking off Season 4 of Classic PvP (bringing an end to the current season). If you're unfamiliar with what Classic PvP is, there's a quick breakd
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  40. We've prepared a special announcement for ARK fans that you won't want to miss. It all starts at The Game Awards on December 10th! Classic PvP Season 3 Classic PvP returns! These servers are a Snail Games initiative to shake up the current PvP meta. The aim is to create a competitive player experience for PC players which focuses on the PvP experience from the days of old. Next week we'll be kicking off Season 3 of Classic PvP (bringing an end to our Conquest season). If you're unfamiliar with what Classic PvP is, there's a quick breakdown below. Classic PvP Breakdown:
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  41. Get ready, our 24-hour Extra Life stream is approaching on November 7th at 10AM PST. We're anxious to beat or prior year record of $112,206.35 and see what good we can do for the kids through gaming and giving. We'll be coming to you live from our Seattle Studio to bring 24 hours of entertainment, giveaways, Collector’s Edition boxes, game keys, and much more! You don't want to miss out because at the top of the hour, every hour, we will be sharing juicy Genesis 2 details and teasers. If you want to know what's in store for Genesis II, be sure to tune in! Extra Life Events and
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  42. Welcome to a spooky edition of the Community Crunch and Happy Halloween! What better time to introduce you to a creepily cute new creature preparing to make its debut on the ARK for Genesis 2. Would that adorable face mean you any harm? Of course not! Stay posted for more exciting Genesis 2 reveals and teasers during our Extra Life stream! ...speaking of... We are gearing up for another year of Extra Life. The Extra Life charity stream is a 24-hour stream where all proceeds directly benefit children in need. This year's Extra Life event kicks off on November 7th at 10 AM PST!
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  43. Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! We're getting the weekend started with an EVO event and taking a look at some amazing community art! An ARK Evolution Event is active until Monday the 4th with the following EVO perks on all Official Servers! 2X Taming 2X Harvesting 2X XP Creator: The Johtunn Bandit What is an super-omni-trap? Check out this video which boasts to hold over 65 creatures! Creator: Cantex Do all ARK creatures stand a chance against the Ice Titan and Forest
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  44. Greetings Survivors! In this Crunch, we will be covering the opening of Genesis II transfers on our Official servers and a special little Evo Event including breeding and hexagon rewards! Genesis Part II Official Server Transfers On Friday, September 3rd, we will be enabling full server transfers into Genesis Part II on our Official Servers across all platforms. Once enabled, players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction! An ARK Evolution Event is active until Monday the 16th with the following EVO pe
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  45. We've rounded up the top 10 upvoted creatures from the community for the upcoming free DLC map, Lost Island. You'll have until July 30th, 00:00 UTC to cast your vote for the creature you want to see in Lost Island. Follow the link below to participate: Top 10: Lost Island Creature Voting A huge thanks to the ARK community for all the Summer Bash content that was shared over social media. We had a blast sharing all your images and videos around internally. Below are the winners from the Summer Bash Twitter giveaway. @RikerPlays @wilderbeast74 @
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  46. The Genesis II reveals continue following the Canoe, Noglin, and the Minigun. This week we take at a few items that were hot topics during the original reveal in our charity stream. TEK Hoversail Full Resolution Wallpaper There's no better feeling than skimming the skies to find the perfect tailwind to surf. Reach your destination in style while landing flashy tricks to improve your speed!! Ammo Box Full Resolution Wallpaper Complete with a floating HUD that displays the total ammo stats, the Ammo Box will automatically fill all nearby turrets with a
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  47. Last week we began sharing new images of Maewing, Exo-mek, and the Egg Incubation Device. We're continuing the trend this week by sharing more images of upcoming Genesis II content. Federation Crop Plot Full Resolution Wallpaper Test your green thumb and expand your gardening possibilities with the Federation Crop Plot that allows you to raise harvestable plants just about anywhere! Shadowmane Full Resolution Wallpaper Never mind its lightning-fast chain-teleport strike… By the time you're aware of the Shadowmane's presence, it's probably too late!
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  48. LiveOps Update Corrupted Dino Kiting on Extinction PvE We have clocked a high incidence of enforcement tickets related to players breaking the CoC by kiting corrupted dinos into other player’s bases on our Extinction servers. This is highly disruptive to player’s experience. We’ve implemented some targeted changes in the past to address the issue whilst retaining the overall game design for the Extinction gameplay loop but this compromise between technical fixes and design has allowed some ill-intentioned players to get more imaginative. We’ve come up with a technical solution
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  49. Last Week In ARK Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch! In Last Week In Ark, we've seen some changes in the Players Killed By Weapon Type. While things remained the same on XBOX, we saw slight changes in both XBOX and PC in the weapons players chose to use compared to last week. Kills By Wild Dino Type shows us the same creatures but overall deaths by these four creatures have reduced by 14.9% when compared to last week. We'll keep looking for more interesting stats to share with you! EVO Event There will be no EVO event this week Commun
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  50. ARK: Genesis Part 2 introduces a vast contiguous world filled with strange new biomes, story missions, and exotic creatures! The final confrontation between the spritely HLN-A and the villainous Sir Edmund Rockwell occurs on a gigantic colony ship traveling through deep space. Players will need to draw on all their ARK experience to succeed. ARK's largest Expansion Pack yet has game-changing additions for every kind of Survivor: whether it's taking possession of enemies via brain-controlling "Noglin" creatures, zooming around doing radical tricks on the skateboard-like Hoversail, o
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