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  1. Welcome to another edition of FanARK Friday! We regularly showcase some of the incredible fanart and creations from the community in this weekly series. You can view the artwork in a short video format on our social media accounts along-side this post, which servers get a closer look at these works of AR(K)! Want to see your video, art, screenshot, etc, featured here? Tweet it at us and use #FanARKFriday and you could be here next week! In-Game Screenshots Fatality Source: @AgtMorganCreed Ferox in Lava Biome Source: @PicturesofArk Frosty Spider Source: @bluedragonark Thank You. Now I Can Clean My Screen Again Source: @AgtMorganCreed I Think I Just Made Art! Source: @THEmrMEOLA Beautiful Crystal Wyverns Source: @bluedragonark Bog Biome Base Source: @sitharias Volcano Biome Source: @2HcSfCWaRJGthBv Virtual Art Baby Poison Wyvern Source: @OlgaSW X-Argent Sketch Source: @NuggetZPRO TEK Raptor Source: @RadiantGhost ... Or Draw 25 Source: @Scutal Other Crochet Reaper King Source: @ShadowOrder7
  2. Welcome to another edition of FanARK Friday! We regularly showcase some of the incredible fanart and creations from the community in this weekly series. You can view the artwork in a short video format on our social media accounts along-side this post, which servers get a closer look at these works of AR(K)! Want to see your video, art, screenshot, etc, featured here? Tweet it at us and use #FanARKFriday and you could be here next week! In-Game Screenshots Fatality Source: @AgtMorganCreed Ferox in Lava Biome Source: @PicturesofArk Frosty Spider Source: @bluedragonark Thank You. Now I Can Clean My Screen Again Source: @AgtMorganCreed I Think I Just Made Art! Source: @THEmrMEOLA Beautiful Crystal Wyverns Source: @bluedragonark Bog Biome Base Source: @sitharias Volcano Biome Source: @2HcSfCWaRJGthBv Virtual Art Baby Poison Wyvern Source: @OlgaSW X-Argent Sketch Source: @NuggetZPRO TEK Raptor Source: @RadiantGhost ... Or Draw 25 Source: @Scutal Other Crochet Reaper King Source: @ShadowOrder7 View full article
  3. In an effort to maintain a healthy playing environment, we will be doing active enforcement on the servers listed below. These servers will be down for a few hours while this initiative is ongoing. NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland38 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland13 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero538 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero539 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland327 EU-PVP-Official-Extinction475 NA-PVP-Official-Valguero567 NA-PVP-Official-GenOne616 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland3 NA-PVP-Official-GenOne627 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero536 OC-PVP-Official-Extinction490 NA-PVP-Official-Extinction452 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland170 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero535 NA-PVP-Official-Valguero571 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland6 NA-PVP-Official-Extinction449 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero542 NA-PVP-Official-Extinction450 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero528 EU-PVP-Official-Valguero537 OC-PVP-Official-Extinction488 NA-PVP-Official-GenOne627 NA-PVP-Official-Aberration306 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland20 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland401 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland185 NA-PVP-Official-Aberration299 NA-PVP-Official-Valguero565 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland422 NA-PVP-Official-ScorchedEarth52 NA-PVP-Official-Aberration279 EU-PVP-Official-Aberration241 OC-PVP-Official-Extinction490 EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland6 EU-PVP-Official-Aberration377b EU-PVP-Official-TheIsland398 NA-PVP-Official-ScorchedEarth89 NA-PVP-Official-ScorchedEarth370 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland40 NA-PVP-Official-TheIsland30 EU-PVP-Official-GenOne671 OC-PVP-Official-TheCenter95
  4. On Saturday, March 21st, the machine running the following servers experienced a critical hardware failure that corrupted the save files. EU-PVP-Aberration-PrimPlusCrossArk3 EU-OfflineRaidProtection-Aberration-CrossArk10 Unfortunately, the earliest backups that we have available are from March 17th 2020. What this means for you: This server will be rolled back approximately 4 days. Our deepest apologies to our survivors on these servers. This is a rare occurrence and we will work to prevent these disruptions in the future.
  5. We have now implemented the wipe of these items across the entirety of our Official PC and Xbox PvP Networks. It will be coming to PS4 with our next console update. There was some deliberation internally during the decision making process as we’re aware this measure will affect those who acquired these items in a legitimate way. Whilst we’re sympathetic towards this, those of you who continued to play fair were also subject to unfair gameplay when attacking or defending against those Tribes who took advantage of game exploits. It was a difficult choice but we’re confident it is the right one for the long term health of Official PvP. We’ll be using this “soft reset” in order to further improve PvP balance via continued tweaks and adjustments along with collecting further data on those we suspect may have used exploits to their advantage. This measure, along with the previous bolster to our Mesh Detection Systems are just some of the ways we will continue to make ARK Official PvP more optimal for our PvP community. Sincerely, The Wildcard Team
  6. IMPORTANT: Active Enforcement Initiative In an effort to maintain a healthy playing environment, we will be doing active enforcement on the servers listed below. These servers will be down for a few hours while this initiative is ongoing. Asia-PVP-TheIsland140 Asia-PVP-ScorchedEarth153 Asia-PVP-Ragnarok109 NA-PVP-PS4Official-Extinction1021 EU-PVP-Official-Extinction477 Asia-PVP-PS4Official-TheCenter542 NA-PVP-PS4Official-Extinction1039 EU-PVP-Official-ScorchedEarth-SmallTribes50 EU-PVP-PS4Official-Valguero-SmallTribes97 EU-PVP-PS4Official-TheIsland-SmallTribes17 EU-PVP-PS4Official-ScorchedEarth92 EU-PVP-PS4Official-TheIsland250 Asia-PVP-PS4Official-TheIsland541 EU-PVP-Official-ScorchedEarth-SmallTribes50 EU-PVP-Official-TheCenter-SmallTribes36 EU-PVP-PS4Official-Aberration653 NA-PVP-XboxOfficial-TheCenter944 NA-PVP-XboxOfficial-TheCenter48 EU-PVP-XboxOfficial-Extinction988 EU-PVP-XboxOfficial-Extinction1007 EU-PVP-XboxOfficial-Extinction1000 EU-PVP-XboxOfficial-Aberration669 EU-PVP-XboxOfficial-Extinction988
  7. Conquest Servers Return! Classic PvP was a Snail Games initiative to shake up the current PvP meta. Conquest servers offer a similar player experience which focuses on large-scale PvP that may be appealing for those looking for an alternative to the popular mega-tribe meta. Conquest servers are being re-introduced by Snail Games and to kick-start this initiative, our existing Classic PvP servers will be wiped and re-purposed for isolated Classic PvP clusters on Thursday 3/19 at 1PM EST. Conquest servers will launch with transfers enabled but Extinction transfers will be disabled for 30 days following the launch (items & dinos). Conquest Breakdown Experience gain, taming, gathering, breeding, hatching, and raising rates have been doubled compared to our standard Official Servers (2x). Tribes are set to 25 players max. Tribe alliances are disabled, though informal alliances are allowed. Servers have a maximum player count of 100. There will be 32 servers in total on the Conquest cluster. Server transfers are enabled. Conquest servers are unaffected by Evolution Events. Included Maps (Per Region NA/EU) 3 Island 3 Center 3 Ragnarok 3 Valguero 1 Scorched 1 Aberration 1 Extinction 1 Genesis As we reintroduce Conquest servers, we'll be looking for your valuable input throughout the duration. As these servers exist to shake up the PvP playstyle, it's possible that they may undergo change and seasonal wipes as the mode matures. View full article
  8. Conquest Servers Return! Classic PvP was a Snail Games initiative to shake up the current PvP meta. Conquest servers offer a similar player experience which focuses on large-scale PvP that may be appealing for those looking for an alternative to the popular mega-tribe meta. Conquest servers are being re-introduced by Snail Games and to kick-start this initiative, our existing Classic PvP servers will be wiped and re-purposed for isolated Classic PvP clusters on Thursday 3/19 at 1PM EST. Conquest servers will launch with transfers enabled but Extinction transfers will be disabled for 30 days following the launch (items & dinos). Conquest Breakdown Experience gain, taming, gathering, breeding, hatching, and raising rates have been doubled compared to our standard Official Servers (2x). Tribes are set to 25 players max. Tribe alliances are disabled, though informal alliances are allowed. Servers have a maximum player count of 100. There will be 32 servers in total on the Conquest cluster. Server transfers are enabled. Conquest servers are unaffected by Evolution Events. Included Maps (Per Region NA/EU) 3 Island 3 Center 3 Ragnarok 3 Valguero 1 Scorched 1 Aberration 1 Extinction 1 Genesis As we reintroduce Conquest servers, we'll be looking for your valuable input throughout the duration. As these servers exist to shake up the PvP playstyle, it's possible that they may undergo change and seasonal wipes as the mode matures.
  9. Genesis Update We'd like to give a big thanks to the community for all the support you've shown during the Genesis launch! We've seen some amazing community content and enjoy hearing your experiences in the simulation. We have a busy summer coming up! Last week we announced the addition of a new map, Crystal Isles, and a new TLC patch coming this summer. Click here to read about the plans for Summer 2020. In the meantime, we have a number of tweaks we'll be deploying to Genesis in the form of bug fixes and quality of life enhancements over the coming months. We are planning for a patch Wednesday to address some of the more immediate issues following the Genesis launch. Enforcement Update The Enforcement Team has been monitoring the overall health of the Official Network and have new updates to share with the community. Recently there has been an influx of people reporting that dinos are being left in mission areas, including blocking the hoop in basketball missions. Going forward, we will be removing any dinos if they are reported to be blocking mission areas or mission objectives EVO Event Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 13th of Mar at 1 PM EST until Monday the 16th of Mar at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates Until next time! Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark View full article
  10. Genesis Update We'd like to give a big thanks to the community for all the support you've shown during the Genesis launch! We've seen some amazing community content and enjoy hearing your experiences in the simulation. We have a busy summer coming up! Last week we announced the addition of a new map, Crystal Isles, and a new TLC patch coming this summer. Click here to read about the plans for Summer 2020. In the meantime, we have a number of tweaks we'll be deploying to Genesis in the form of bug fixes and quality of life enhancements over the coming months. We are planning for a patch Wednesday to address some of the more immediate issues following the Genesis launch. Enforcement Update The Enforcement Team has been monitoring the overall health of the Official Network and have new updates to share with the community. Recently there has been an influx of people reporting that dinos are being left in mission areas, including blocking the hoop in basketball missions. Going forward, we will be removing any dinos if they are reported to be blocking mission areas or mission objectives EVO Event Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 13th of Mar at 1 PM EST until Monday the 16th of Mar at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rates 2x Taming Rates 2x EXP Rates Until next time! Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark
  11. Introducing Crystal Isles We are very excited to announce that the one-of-a kind experience of the ISO: Crystal Isles map will be coming to PC, XBOX, and PlayStation this Summer! Crystal Isles is a stunning, other-worldly map filled with a vibrant display of teeming life scattered amidst its varied landscapes, awe inspiring floating islands and breathtaking biomes. Ever since Crystal Isles launched as a mod in 2016, its fantasy appeal has secured its place as one of the most popular maps within the ARK community and we can't wait to bring it to players as a fully supported free DLC. The Crystal Isles DLC will also launch resplendent with a new real-world dinosaur to tame! What do you think the new dinosaur may be? In other news, we've been itching to share that we'll be performing a TLC Pass 3 in the Summer of 2020! This TLC pass will see some of our classic creatures get some new love via visual and functional upgrades. As we move closer to the release of the new Crystal Isles DLC and our much-awaited TLC Pass 3 we'll share more details and information with our players. New Sponsored Mods Dead Survival Tired of dinosaurs? Of course you aren’t, but sometimes we do want a little change in our diet. Dead Survival does just that, you can swap out the wildlife of the game with some … not… quite life? Zombies… I’m trying to say you can have zombies. Lots and lots of zombies. Hordes of them even. Check out the Dead Survival Mod Roleplay Additional Items RP communities have been a long time aspect of ARK, but sometimes our core structures can feel a bit insubstantial when you are trying to build a set for acting in. Roleplay Additional Items can add a lot more flourish to your locations from lighting structures and gear, to new taxidermy stations! Check out the Roleplay Additional Items Mod ArkVenture Park I’m pretty sure we have all dreamed of having our own backyard water slides and roller coasters. (Zen may have actually tried at one point, and failed… obviously) But now you can do just that in your base. Build that mine-cart roller-coaster that plows through your living room or a water-slide to the lava pools out back! Check out the ArkVenture Park Mod Castles, Keeps, and Forts: Remastered CKF development went dormant for a little while while the author went on a break. But it’s back, and getting a face-lift. The author is taking what they learned over the years and working on a remastered CKF (The original is still available). So far it’s looking great! Check out the Castles, Keeps, and Forts Mod On The Horizon Primitive+ Primitive+ remains a priority. We have engineering teams working on the complications from the Genesis update. We will keep you informed with any significant progress Genesis Part I Update We're continuing to work on Genesis bugs and balance and we plan to keep up with the rapid iterations. Thank you for your reports and feedback. EVO Event There will be no EVO event this upcoming weekend. Until next time! Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark View full article
  12. Genesis Launch Status Update We expect PC and PS4 players will able to begin downloading Genesis at 6.30PM PST We're in the process of getting non-Genesis Xbox servers updated and online We'll keep our Xbox players posted in regards to when publishing is complete
  13. As we prepare for launch at 4 PM PST tomorrow, we have some important news for our survivors in the Asian region. Immediately following the Genesis launch, PS4 survivors in our Asian regions will only be able to access PS4 official servers in the Asian region for a short period. We don't expect this exclusion to extend beyond 72 hours, but we will keep you updated with any future developments. You will also not be able to join any un-official servers that have updated to a Genesis build due to the content mismatch and the lack of a region-specific Genesis update.
  14. ARK: GENESIS PART 1 - AVAILABLE NOW Continue your quest for ultimate survival and unlock a whole new chapter in the saga of ARK: Survival Evolved with the ARK: Genesis Part I! Waking up within a virtual simulation, the ultimate task of survival lies ahead with challenges that have yet to be seen! ARK: Genesis represents a new, story-oriented beginning in ARK’s epic saga of survival. With HLN-A, an in-game robotic companion, you must overcome the simulation’s rigorous tests. Uncovering the secrets of this ominous landscape will be no easy task. To pass the simulations test you will need to explore, build, tame and fight but also you must adapt just as the environment around you does. EXPLORE LETHAL LANDSCAPES ARK: Genesis presents a unique challenge with diverse landscapes and deceptively beautiful biomes. Put your survival skills to the test while traversing chilling mountain peaks, treading through the imposing alien bog, drifting in low-gravity on the surface of an alien moon, or submerging yourself into deep undersea trenches. Mastering each biome requires planning, preparation, smarts, and the ability to think fast on your feet. You never know when you’ll find yourself trapped in a whirlpool, escaping a sudden avalanche, or dodging a volcanic meteor shower. The biomes you encounter aren’t just trying to kill you, they are preparing you for the challenges and missions that await. GEAR UP AND BUILD UP As you make your journey through the simulation, being equipped with the right weapons will be more important than ever. With new threats lurking in Genesis, combo-capable plasma claws and remote-guided cruise missiles will help you keep your competitive edge. Tools like the fishing net and the mining drill allow you to be efficient on-the-go while vehicles like the hover-skiff may reduce your on-the-go time. Interactive structural elements such as pressure plates, alarm systems, jump pads, and ocean platforms will be fundamental while establishing yourself in the unique habitats the biomes offer. Whether you’re a go-it-alone survivalist, a weapon-making warmonger, or a base-building architect, ARK: Genesis has a crafting project suited for you. CONQUER EVERY MISSION HLN-A will be an extra set of ears and eyes as you embark on missions within the simulation. The simulation itself isn’t perfect, so you can earn extra credit (and experience) by fixing the glitches scattered all throughout the world. Through HLN-A, you will be provided a wide array of missions at varying difficulty levels to complete at your own convenience. You may find yourself hunting and tracking powerful bosses, speeding to the finish line in dino races, tearing through swarms of enemies with the aid of power-ups, escorting vulnerable baby creatures to their parents, or playing a casual game of Dodo-Basketball. HUNT AND TAME NEW CREATURES The environments may be forbidding, but they’re nothing compared to the new creatures who call ARK: Genesis home. Take flight on hyperspace-capable space whale, swing from trees on a web-spinning spiderlike beast, build on sea turtles the size of islands, admire the cute-but-deadly shapeshifters, or utilize lava lizards that act as living forges - the choice is yours. Master the simulation, and test yourself against a mysterious new boss… the likes of which ARK has never seen before WILL YOU PASS THE TEST? ARK: Genesis takes your story in an all-new direction — and your skill determines your success. Everything is turned up to the highest setting: the challenges, the dangers...and the vast rewards. Only the toughest and smartest survivors will pass all of the simulation’s many tests. Will you be one of them? Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark
  15. ARK: GENESIS PART 1 - AVAILABLE NOW Continue your quest for ultimate survival and unlock a whole new chapter in the saga of ARK: Survival Evolved with the ARK: Genesis Part I! Waking up within a virtual simulation, the ultimate task of survival lies ahead with challenges that have yet to be seen! ARK: Genesis represents a new, story-oriented beginning in ARK’s epic saga of survival. With HLN-A, an in-game robotic companion, you must overcome the simulation’s rigorous tests. Uncovering the secrets of this ominous landscape will be no easy task. To pass the simulations test you will need to explore, build, tame and fight but also you must adapt just as the environment around you does. EXPLORE LETHAL LANDSCAPES ARK: Genesis presents a unique challenge with diverse landscapes and deceptively beautiful biomes. Put your survival skills to the test while traversing chilling mountain peaks, treading through the imposing alien bog, drifting in low-gravity on the surface of an alien moon, or submerging yourself into deep undersea trenches. Mastering each biome requires planning, preparation, smarts, and the ability to think fast on your feet. You never know when you’ll find yourself trapped in a whirlpool, escaping a sudden avalanche, or dodging a volcanic meteor shower. The biomes you encounter aren’t just trying to kill you, they are preparing you for the challenges and missions that await. GEAR UP AND BUILD UP As you make your journey through the simulation, being equipped with the right weapons will be more important than ever. With new threats lurking in Genesis, combo-capable plasma claws and remote-guided cruise missiles will help you keep your competitive edge. Tools like the fishing net and the mining drill allow you to be efficient on-the-go while vehicles like the hover-skiff may reduce your on-the-go time. Interactive structural elements such as pressure plates, alarm systems, jump pads, and ocean platforms will be fundamental while establishing yourself in the unique habitats the biomes offer. Whether you’re a go-it-alone survivalist, a weapon-making warmonger, or a base-building architect, ARK: Genesis has a crafting project suited for you. CONQUER EVERY MISSION HLN-A will be an extra set of ears and eyes as you embark on missions within the simulation. The simulation itself isn’t perfect, so you can earn extra credit (and experience) by fixing the glitches scattered all throughout the world. Through HLN-A, you will be provided a wide array of missions at varying difficulty levels to complete at your own convenience. You may find yourself hunting and tracking powerful bosses, speeding to the finish line in dino races, tearing through swarms of enemies with the aid of power-ups, escorting vulnerable baby creatures to their parents, or playing a casual game of Dodo-Basketball. HUNT AND TAME NEW CREATURES The environments may be forbidding, but they’re nothing compared to the new creatures who call ARK: Genesis home. Take flight on hyperspace-capable space whale, swing from trees on a web-spinning spiderlike beast, build on sea turtles the size of islands, admire the cute-but-deadly shapeshifters, or utilize lava lizards that act as living forges - the choice is yours. Master the simulation, and test yourself against a mysterious new boss… the likes of which ARK has never seen before WILL YOU PASS THE TEST? ARK: Genesis takes your story in an all-new direction — and your skill determines your success. Everything is turned up to the highest setting: the challenges, the dangers...and the vast rewards. Only the toughest and smartest survivors will pass all of the simulation’s many tests. Will you be one of them? Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark View full article
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