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  1. Eggcellent Adventure 5 Beginning Tuesday April 7th until April 21st, survivors will be able to experience our annual Eggcellent Adventure event on PC, Xbox, and PS4! While much of the world is at home, we wanted to give you some new adventures to hunt down. During Eggcellent Adventure 5, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's. These Bunny Eggs can be painted or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft new holiday-themed item skins such as the Spear and C4 skin, as well as 10 returning skins. Similar to past Eggcellent Adventure events, Bunny Oviraptor's will drop festive Dino Candy. Collect the candy and feed it to your tames for a special festive effect! To top it all off, wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves sporting some eggcellent colors! For those that are looking to expand their chibi collection, you're in luck! You'll be able to collect the past chibi's we've introduced with the addition of 6 new chibi pets by placing and cracking event-themed eggs from wild bunny dodos. Event Details Rate Boosts 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 2X Player XP 2X Harvesting 2X Taming New Chibi's Megalodon Karkinos Beelzebufo Basilisk Seeker Bunny New Emotes Bunny Hop Dance Skins New Content Easter-themed C4 with easter-themed explosion VFX Chocolate Egg Easter Hat Easter-themed Spear Existing Content Bunny Ears Skin Bunny Ears Skin Procoptodon Bunny Costume Dino Easter Chick Hat Dino Easter Egg Hat Easter Chick Hat Easter Egg Hat Marshmallow Hat Skin Dino Marshmallow Hat Skin Chocolate Rabbit Club Skin Items Existing Content Festive Dino Candy Event-colored Wild Creatures Magenta Light Green Light Yellow Light Orange Light Red Dino Light Brown Dino Dark Brown Yellow Cyan Green Dino Medium Blue Turquoise LightPink DeepPink Peach Mint Teal PowderBlue Cream Eggcellent Painting Contest Want to show off your creative side? Similar to last year, we are bringing back the community egg-painting competition. After you've found a Dodo egg, place the egg down on the ground and take out your paintbrush and dyes. You'll be able to paint select regions on the egg as well as free-hand paint it with the brush to paint any design on it. Have fun and get creative! There will be three competitions with a prize for the winner of $100! In-Game Painting Real-life Egg Painting For the in-game egg painting, players are expected to paint their own designs and downloading templates or images to use is not allowed. For the real-life egg painting, we're looking for you and your tribemates to get together and paint some eggs in real life that somehow reflect the world of ARK! Screenshot or photo quality won't be taken into consideration but try to get a picture that best shows off your egg. The entries will be judged by our community team. Submissions are limited to three eggs per survivor, so choose your best egg. You'll have the month of April to enter, with April 30th being the final day to enter. Submit your images in the comments below, and we look forward to seeing your creativity! Click here for examples of entries from last year Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off) Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs. Go grab your copy now! EVO Event Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 3rd of Apr at 1 PM EST until Monday the 6th of Apr at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 3.5x Harvesting Rates 3.5x Breeding 3.5x Taming Rates 3.5x 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
  2. Eggcellent Adventure 5 Beginning Tuesday April 7th until April 21st, survivors will be able to experience our annual Eggcellent Adventure event on PC, Xbox, and PS4! While much of the world is at home, we wanted to give you some new adventures to hunt down. During Eggcellent Adventure 5, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's. These Bunny Eggs can be painted or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft new holiday-themed item skins such as the Spear and C4 skin, as well as 10 returning skins. Similar to past Eggcellent Adventure events, Bunny Oviraptor's will drop festive Dino Candy. Collect the candy and feed it to your tames for a special festive effect! To top it all off, wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves sporting some eggcellent colors! For those that are looking to expand their chibi collection, you're in luck! You'll be able to collect the past chibi's we've introduced with the addition of 6 new chibi pets by placing and cracking event-themed eggs from wild bunny dodos. Event Details Rate Boosts 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 2X Player XP 2X Harvesting 2X Taming New Chibi's Megalodon Karkinos Beelzebufo Basilisk Seeker Bunny New Emotes Bunny Hop Dance Skins New Content Easter-themed C4 with easter-themed explosion VFX Chocolate Egg Easter Hat Easter-themed Spear Existing Content Bunny Ears Skin Bunny Ears Skin Procoptodon Bunny Costume Dino Easter Chick Hat Dino Easter Egg Hat Easter Chick Hat Easter Egg Hat Marshmallow Hat Skin Dino Marshmallow Hat Skin Chocolate Rabbit Club Skin Items Existing Content Festive Dino Candy Event-colored Wild Creatures Magenta Light Green Light Yellow Light Orange Light Red Dino Light Brown Dino Dark Brown Yellow Cyan Green Dino Medium Blue Turquoise LightPink DeepPink Peach Mint Teal PowderBlue Cream Eggcellent Painting Contest Want to show off your creative side? Similar to last year, we are bringing back the community egg-painting competition. After you've found a Dodo egg, place the egg down on the ground and take out your paintbrush and dyes. You'll be able to paint select regions on the egg as well as free-hand paint it with the brush to paint any design on it. Have fun and get creative! There will be three competitions with a prize for the winner of $100! In-Game Painting Real-life Egg Painting For the in-game egg painting, players are expected to paint their own designs and downloading templates or images to use is not allowed. For the real-life egg painting, we're looking for you and your tribemates to get together and paint some eggs in real life that somehow reflect the world of ARK! Screenshot or photo quality won't be taken into consideration but try to get a picture that best shows off your egg. The entries will be judged by our community team. Submissions are limited to three eggs per survivor, so choose your best egg. You'll have the month of April to enter, with April 30th being the final day to enter. Submit your images in the comments below, and we look forward to seeing your creativity! Click here for examples of entries from last year Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off) Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs. Go grab your copy now! EVO Event Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 3rd of Apr at 1 PM EST until Monday the 6th of Apr at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 3.5x Harvesting Rates 3.5x Breeding 3.5x Taming Rates 3.5x 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.
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