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  1. Hey Survivors! Just wanted to pick your brains, what kind of creatures would you like to see make its home on the ARK? We usually get a lot of messages across all platforms asking us to add XYZ - just thought I'd make a quick mega-thread to see what you guys are thinking :). Feel free to include names, images, cool-facts -- what you think they could do on the ARK, anything really! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share.
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    Structure Decay Changes

    Survivors, First and foremost, thank you! Since our announcement post yesterday, we've received an incredible amount of feedback and have decided that we are not going to be rolling out the structural changes this week. We've decided to step back and reevaluate our solution, taking into account the feedback you’ve provided. Our intent behind the change remains the same. We want to address structure spamming issues (pillar/foundation spam) which often takes place when players attempt to claim or grief different areas of the map in both PVE and PVP. However, we understand that there is legitimate gameplay uses for these mechanics. We want to make sure that the inevitable change we make recognises and can differentiate between illegitimate and legitimate cases. We want to ensure that our change is a step forward for the game overall. We anticipate that this could be a significant change for the game, which is why we need the extra time to step back and reconsider all possible options. We remain vigilant and dedicated to addressing issues that affect survivors the most and want to be cautious that changes like these benefit players overall without causing more harm than good. Stay tuned, as we’re hoping to have more details on the update in the future, as well as the ability to work with you directly in determining the best solution.
  3. Update 3 [10th of January] Thank you to everyone who has submitted reports. Microsoft now has an internal repro of the problem and is working on getting us more information. We still do not know what is causing it, but Microsoft is on it! We'll update you as we learn more. ~ Jesse Update 2 [8th of January] For anyone who is having the close-on-launch issue, can you please do the following and send the results to [email protected] so we can work with Microsoft on the issue: Attempt to launch the Microsoft Store version of ARK: Survival Evolved. Observe that the game closes automatically at the splash screen. Open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd.exe) Type eventvwr Navigate to Windows Logs > System Right-click on any Errors you see from the time you launched the game, and choose Save Selected Events... Type cd %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp Type licensingdiag Type wscollect Gather all of the files generated in the directory in step 7 by the commends in steps 8 and 9, and put them in a .RAR file (or renamed .ZIP file). Thanks, this will hopefully help us solve this problem more quickly! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Update one: After further investigation, we've found that there is a communication issue with Microsoft's DCOM Server. Other games have had a similar issue, for instance, Forza 7: https://forums.forzamotorsport.net/turn10_postst110840_Unable-to-start-DCOM-Server-error-starting-Forza-7.aspx We managed to sort out the issue by installing DLC over the base game. If you are experiencing the crash, you can try reinstalling a DLC or the base game. We've reached out to Microsoft for further direction on how we can avoid this situation going forward. Other players have reported success installing smaller products, and then attempting to launch ARK. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hey Survivors, I'm looking into an issue where the Windows 10 / Play Anywhere version of the game is immediately closing on startup for PC. For anyone experiencing the issue, could you please try the following: Firstly, please check that you're running the latest version of Windows 10? You can see if your PC has downloaded the most recent updates by clicking here and selecting "Check for updates now": https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4027667/windows-update-windows-10 Afterwards, please ensure that the store is up to date. You can do so by clicking on "..." next to your profile on the top right, select "Downloads and updates", and then "Get updates". Once complete, please check the ARK Store page to see if you meet the minimum specification required to play the game. If everything checks out, please launch the game and see if your issue is solved. If it's still closing out, please press the 'start' key on your windows, search for "dxdiag", run it, press the "Save all information.." button and paste the contents of that onto a www.pastebin.com which you can share with me here. Also, it would be good to also try this: Thanks!
  4. Hey guys, As many of you saw from the Sony Blog, we are indeed delaying Survival of the Fittest for console in order to focus our efforts on upcoming Survival Evolved and PC SotF development. We will have a more detailed update on the status of the SotF projects shortly as well, and you can expect to see that later this month. We apologise about the delay, and appreciate & thank you for your patience regarding SotF. :). The upcoming announcement will clear up a lot more. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/04/21/ark-survival-of-the-fittest-coming-to-ps4-on-july-19/ All the best, Wildcard Jat
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    Announcing: ARKaeology Event!

    It will run automatically throughout 6/15 to 7/15. If you have a mod map however, you should run the aforementioned commandline. You can also run the event after the desginated date with the commandline, and if you want to opt-out you can run this: -ActiveEvent=None
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  7. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Code of Conduct Updates! Earlier in April, our Enforcement Team announced some changes made to the Official ARK Code of Conduct, as well as how players can make reports on PC. Thanks to your reports, we have been able to take action consistently against rule breakers and cheaters on our Official Servers. Today we would like to announce some changes to the ruleset, we'll be listing the specific changes beneath but it's recommended you check out the entire code here. Hacking and Exploiting Revision Exploiting - examples are not limited to but can include attacking and living in unintended game-zones (under the mesh or above the map), duplication of tames, items and characters, unintended building mechanics (such as floating structures, using the world barrier as a snap point), building a box around your quetzal (or other platform creatures) to completely prevent it from taking damage, modifying your game files to remove key graphical components (water, fog, etc), attacking or blocking players through the terrain with dinosaurs, and intentionally crashing users or servers (through DDoS or otherwise). PvE Specific Griefing Additional rule Intentionally using wild creatures to destroy a player's assets when not in a tribe war. Player, Steam, and Tribe Names Revision Impersonate - pretending to be someone else with intent to impersonate Game Masters ("GM") or Studio Wildcard employees. Mod Community Updates! We have another Wildcard Workshop tutorial for you today. We're going to cover cooking and uploading your mods as well as managing and protecting your workshop linkages in the ARK Dev Kit. Don't forget that the submission period for the current Mod Tutorial Contest closes on Thursday (31st)! The award increase went into effect for the current contest and beyond, so make sure to get your submissions to me before then. ARK: Evolution Event! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the Friday the 1st of June at 3 PM EST until Monday the 4th of June 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 Maturation Rates 2x Mating and Egg Hatching Rates 2x EXP Rates The Great Migration #3: ETA June 12th! Just a reminder that there are just under 2 weeks left for the next stage of our Legacy migration. Here is a quick breakdown on how this process works: Taking Down Low Pop Servers With calculations based on sustained player-count as well as the popularity of game mode, we will be removing lower population legacy servers, most of which retain a 0-1 player concurrent population. These servers will be taken offline on June 12th. Any existing server that is not considered a low pop server and is not taken down at this time will still exist on the Legacy network. Legacy servers will continue to remain on a separate cluster from the new cluster, which means you will not be able to transfer anything between Legacy servers and the new servers. Servers Up for Deprecation Below is a complete list of the LEGACY servers that will be deprecated come June 12th. You have from now until then to move your belongings onto a server not present on this list. Please click one of the links below. They are separated by platform (PC, Xbox, and PS4). Most Popular Servers To avoid players having to move again in future, we're publishing the most popular servers across all platforms. These servers are the top 30 most active Legacy servers on each platform and are ones most likely to be safe from any future server removals. PC: Xbox: PS4: How To Move Servers If you are unfamiliar with the process, you are able to upload your items, creatures, and player through the Obelisk terminal, supply drops, as well as the Tek Transmitter. Survivors are advised to use Cross-ARK immediately to relocate their belongings onto a server that is not included in our take-down list above. Allocation of New Servers Our new method of onlining new servers has been through what we call "FRESH" servers. These servers are added to the main network but have downloads disabled for a period of 60 days. After 60 days that restraint is removed and they are officially joined to the main network. We plan to online set of Fresh servers on a monthly basis for all platforms so stay tuned for more information on when new ones will be added if you're looking for a fresh start. Server Saves of Deleted Servers We will make the save files available as soon as we can. We will host the PC files which anyone can download and then you are welcome to re-host the save file for your own use. We'll include a link to where you can download server saves in this post when they are available. Nitrado will also be able to provide the saves for use on Nitrado servers for console, as they have done in the past. Community Livestream #2 Round up! On May 24th we had our second Community Livestream. Thank you to all of those who attended and participated! The community team had a lot of fun and we hope you did as well. If you weren't able to catch the stream you can watch the video-on-demand on our Twitch page or by clicking on the video below. This week Mod Community Manager ZenRowe showcased Saddle Emporium and Crystal Isles. These mods are part of the Sponsored Mod Program and are definitely worth checking out! Saddle Emporium redesigns the ARK saddles and adds multiple variants to them. Crystal Isles is a massive original map by ISO that features crystals and floating islands unlike anything seen before. Our special guest this week was JayEx23 who gave us some PVP tips on the PS4 Pro. From base design to dino choices, we talked about how you can make it as a new PVP player or a player in a smaller tribe in the great big PVP universe. A reminder for next stream, we are accepting bases for a Base Tour section! If you want to show off your base please send some screenshots to the email below and include your server name/number. Unofficial server bases are also accepted as long as your server admin will allow us to come tour on your server. All platforms are welcome to participate. We look forward to seeing all of your base designs! We are still accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, June the 7th! We hope to see you there Upcoming New Speciality Servers! Speciality servers are alternate game modes for ARK that last for a short period of time. Each new theme will bring on a new set of challenges different from that of servers currently available. However, these seasonal servers will wipe and change theme after a determined period of time. We're looking for input from you today. We've set up a thread and we'd appreciate if you could drop your suggestions into the separate thread below. Changes will revolve around edits that can be made to the existing config. These types of changes can include many things such as: tribe/alliance size, anything related to dino stats and taming, server rates, etc. If you have a game mode that you think would be fun to play be sure to leave your comment in the thread: We're hoping to launch our first set of Speciality Servers in June! So definitely chime in and let us know what you're thinking before we finalise our first batch. That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  8. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! Code of Conduct Updates! Earlier in April, our Enforcement Team announced some changes made to the Official ARK Code of Conduct, as well as how players can make reports on PC. Thanks to your reports, we have been able to take action consistently against rule breakers and cheaters on our Official Servers. Today we would like to announce some changes to the ruleset, we'll be listing the specific changes beneath but it's recommended you check out the entire code here. Hacking and Exploiting Revision Exploiting - examples are not limited to but can include attacking and living in unintended game-zones (under the mesh or above the map), duplication of tames, items and characters, unintended building mechanics (such as floating structures, using the world barrier as a snap point), building a box around your quetzal (or other platform creatures) to completely prevent it from taking damage, modifying your game files to remove key graphical components (water, fog, etc), attacking or blocking players through the terrain with dinosaurs, and intentionally crashing users or servers (through DDoS or otherwise). PvE Specific Griefing Additional rule Intentionally using wild creatures to destroy a player's assets when not in a tribe war. Player, Steam, and Tribe Names Revision Impersonate - pretending to be someone else with intent to impersonate Game Masters ("GM") or Studio Wildcard employees. Mod Community Updates! We have another Wildcard Workshop tutorial for you today. We're going to cover cooking and uploading your mods as well as managing and protecting your workshop linkages in the ARK Dev Kit. Don't forget that the submission period for the current Mod Tutorial Contest closes on Thursday (31st)! The award increase went into effect for the current contest and beyond, so make sure to get your submissions to me before then. ARK: Evolution Event! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the Friday the 1st of June at 3 PM EST until Monday the 4th of June 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 Maturation Rates 2x Mating and Egg Hatching Rates 2x EXP Rates The Great Migration #3: ETA June 12th! Just a reminder that there are just under 2 weeks left for the next stage of our Legacy migration. Here is a quick breakdown on how this process works: Taking Down Low Pop Servers With calculations based on sustained player-count as well as the popularity of game mode, we will be removing lower population legacy servers, most of which retain a 0-1 player concurrent population. These servers will be taken offline on June 12th. Any existing server that is not considered a low pop server and is not taken down at this time will still exist on the Legacy network. Legacy servers will continue to remain on a separate cluster from the new cluster, which means you will not be able to transfer anything between Legacy servers and the new servers. Servers Up for Deprecation Below is a complete list of the LEGACY servers that will be deprecated come June 12th. You have from now until then to move your belongings onto a server not present on this list. Please click one of the links below. They are separated by platform (PC, Xbox, and PS4). Most Popular Servers To avoid players having to move again in future, we're publishing the most popular servers across all platforms. These servers are the top 30 most active Legacy servers on each platform and are ones most likely to be safe from any future server removals. PC: Xbox: PS4: How To Move Servers If you are unfamiliar with the process, you are able to upload your items, creatures, and player through the Obelisk terminal, supply drops, as well as the Tek Transmitter. Survivors are advised to use Cross-ARK immediately to relocate their belongings onto a server that is not included in our take-down list above. Allocation of New Servers Our new method of onlining new servers has been through what we call "FRESH" servers. These servers are added to the main network but have downloads disabled for a period of 60 days. After 60 days that restraint is removed and they are officially joined to the main network. We plan to online set of Fresh servers on a monthly basis for all platforms so stay tuned for more information on when new ones will be added if you're looking for a fresh start. Server Saves of Deleted Servers We will make the save files available as soon as we can. We will host the PC files which anyone can download and then you are welcome to re-host the save file for your own use. We'll include a link to where you can download server saves in this post when they are available. Nitrado will also be able to provide the saves for use on Nitrado servers for console, as they have done in the past. Community Livestream #2 Round up! On May 24th we had our second Community Livestream. Thank you to all of those who attended and participated! The community team had a lot of fun and we hope you did as well. If you weren't able to catch the stream you can watch the video-on-demand on our Twitch page or by clicking on the video below. This week Mod Community Manager ZenRowe showcased Saddle Emporium and Crystal Isles. These mods are part of the Sponsored Mod Program and are definitely worth checking out! Saddle Emporium redesigns the ARK saddles and adds multiple variants to them. Crystal Isles is a massive original map by ISO that features crystals and floating islands unlike anything seen before. Our special guest this week was JayEx23 who gave us some PVP tips on the PS4 Pro. From base design to dino choices, we talked about how you can make it as a new PVP player or a player in a smaller tribe in the great big PVP universe. A reminder for next stream, we are accepting bases for a Base Tour section! If you want to show off your base please send some screenshots to the email below and include your server name/number. Unofficial server bases are also accepted as long as your server admin will allow us to come tour on your server. All platforms are welcome to participate. We look forward to seeing all of your base designs! We are still accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related! You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected] Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, June the 7th! We hope to see you there Upcoming New Speciality Servers! Speciality servers are alternate game modes for ARK that last for a short period of time. Each new theme will bring on a new set of challenges different from that of servers currently available. However, these seasonal servers will wipe and change theme after a determined period of time. We're looking for input from you today. We've set up a thread and we'd appreciate if you could drop your suggestions into the separate thread below. Changes will revolve around edits that can be made to the existing config. These types of changes can include many things such as: tribe/alliance size, anything related to dino stats and taming, server rates, etc. If you have a game mode that you think would be fun to play be sure to leave your comment in the thread: We're hoping to launch our first set of Speciality Servers in June! So definitely chime in and let us know what you're thinking before we finalise our first batch. That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at: 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 All the best, Studio Wildcard
  9. We're excited to announce today that ARK: Survival Evolved will be stomping its way onto the Nintendo Switch in the Fall of 2018! ARK: Survival Evolved on Switch includes the complete contents and features of the original game; from the massive and mysterious ARK island to the more than 100 prehistoric- and fantasy-inspired creatures such as the T-Rex, Giganotosaurus, Rock Drake and Reaper. Hundreds of hours of exploring, crafting, survival and combat await players as they go it alone, or group up with thousands of other Survivors to explore the island and solve the mysteries of the ARK. The Nintendo Switch version of ARK will be developed by our partner studio Abstraction Games (handlers of the PS4 port), and we can't wait for it! The handheld mode provides a fantastic new capability for survivors who want to immerse themselves in the vast worlds of ARK fully! With this new version, Switch players can go directly from hunting and tame while sitting on the couch, to forming online tribes and searching out new conquests when on the bus, waiting in line, or wherever they happen to be. During the Epic Games’ “State of Unreal” keynote at GDC 2018, we were able to show off an early demo of the game on Switch. You can check out the full reveal here: That's it for this announcement guys! We can't wait to welcome you to the family, Nintendo Fans! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  10. We're excited to announce today that ARK: Survival Evolved will be stomping its way onto the Nintendo Switch in the Fall of 2018! ARK: Survival Evolved on Switch includes the complete contents and features of the original game; from the massive and mysterious ARK island to the more than 100 prehistoric- and fantasy-inspired creatures such as the T-Rex, Giganotosaurus, Rock Drake and Reaper. Hundreds of hours of exploring, crafting, survival and combat await players as they go it alone, or group up with thousands of other Survivors to explore the island and solve the mysteries of the ARK. The Nintendo Switch version of ARK will be developed by our partner studio Abstraction Games (handlers of the PS4 port), and we can't wait for it! The handheld mode provides a fantastic new capability for survivors who want to immerse themselves in the vast worlds of ARK fully! With this new version, Switch players can go directly from hunting and tame while sitting on the couch, to forming online tribes and searching out new conquests when on the bus, waiting in line, or wherever they happen to be. During the Epic Games’ “State of Unreal” keynote at GDC 2018, we were able to show off an early demo of the game on Switch. You can check out the full reveal here: That's it for this announcement guys! We can't wait to welcome you to the family, Nintendo Fans! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard
  11. Survivors! The wait is finally over, ARK has officially launched on the Windows 10 platform, and from 8 AM PST will be available to purchase on the Microsoft Store! It includes the base game along with 'Primitive+', 'The Center', and 'Ragnarok', and additionally currently available are the two story-telling expansion packs 'Scorched Earth' and 'Aberration'! As the game was already available for Xbox One and Xbox One X enhanced, it is now an Xbox Play Anywhere title, so this will allow Survivors who've purchased the game digitally on Xbox to download an play on both platforms at no additional cost. You can pick up the Windows 10 Version of the game here: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration Everything is tied to your Microsoft/Live account! This means that you can pick up your adventure wherever you left off, switching between your Xbox One and PC while dynamically taking your saved progress, Gamerscore, DLC, and achievements with you. With the release of Windows 10, comes a new exciting feature: CrossPlay (cross-platform online multiplayer)! Whether it's playing on Xbox from the comfort of your sofa with a controller in hand, or at your Windows 10 Gaming Desktop, survivors with this Play Anywhere title can take advantage of CrossPlay and live on the ARK with their tribe across both platforms. You'll be able to tame, harvest, and dominate with each other! For those wanting to jump into the CrossPlay experience immediately, you can do so by browsing our Official Server network for matches titles 'CrossPlay'. We've launched 24 servers, a mixture of PvE and PvP, clustered by region available to play right now! (All Official Servers will become CrossPlay enabled in the future once BattlEye, or an equivalent Microsoft anti-cheat system, functions on the Windows 10 Store.) Also, you'll currently find a large quantity of player-hosted Dedicated & Non-Dedicated CrossPlay sessions to join! CrossPlay is enabled by default for anyone hosting a server via their consoles. You can disable it, by just unchecking the 'Enable CrossPlay' option when hosting a session! It'll appear in a dialogue box, after beginning to host a server. For those using a Nitrado PC server, CrossPlay is disabled by default. You can enable the setting, by logging onto your administration panel, select the 'General' tab under 'Settings', checking the 'CrossPlay' checkbox, save the changes and restart your server! The launch of the Windows 10 version also brings the single player & non-dedicated split-screen to PC! Over time we'll be working on incorporating the same feature onto the Steam version of the game. You will be able to host a 70 player dedicated server using the Windows 10 version of the game! At present, hosting a Windows 10 Player Dedicated can be graphically intensive on the computers, as you're pretty much running the game. In the near future, we are going to see if there's a way we can make it similar to hosting a graphicless dedicated PC server. You will not be able to edit the "game.ini" or "gameusersettings.ini" server files, as those are locked behind the Windows 10 platform, though, you still have the Host Settings user interface available to you, similarly to the Xbox game. Keep in mind you would need an additional account with a copy of the game in order to host a dedicated server on Windows 10 while simultaneously playing on Xbox. Edit: Microsoft has informed of us of a potential way to host and player on a server without needing an additional copy, we've yet to confirm as we're looking into cross-platform player dedicated invites with them at the moment, but here's what they recommend: On your Windows 10 PC… 1. Launch and sign into the Microsoft Store using your Xbox Live Gold account 2. Download and install ARK 3. Launch the Xbox App and sign-in (or create as needed) an Xbox Live Silver account 4. Launch ARK 5. When the Xbox Account picker comes up select the Silver account 6. In ARK, set up your dedicated server On your Xbox One… 1. Login to your Gold account 2. Download and install ARK 3. Launch ARK using Gold account as identity 4. Use Server Browser to find and connect to the dedicated instance you set up on your PC Mods will not be available through the Windows 10 version of the game, due to the current lack of a User Generated Content storage and cloud delivery pipeline equivalent to Steam Workshop. If this changes in the future in terms of Windows & Xbox features, we'll be at the ready to support it. If you want to experience a modded ARK right now, the best way to do so would be through the Steam version of the game. The Non-Dedicated tether range has been increased by 50% for the Windows 10 version of the game. However, as we enter the new year we'll be removing the limit altogether in single player split-screen, and a slider will be made available for Windows non-dedicated sessions (which in-turn will be enjoyed by any Xbox Clients playing on a Win 10 Non-Dedicated session). In addition to the upcoming tether changes, we'll be working on bringing Truesky entirely to the Windows 10 version of the game. Welcome to the big ARK Tribe, Windows 10 Survivors! We're very excited to get ARK out on this new platform at last with cross-platform online multiplayer, and cannot wait for you to join us on this wild & crazy dinosaur sci-fi journey! All the best, The ARK: Survival Evolved Team View full article
  12. Survivors! The wait is finally over, ARK has officially launched on the Windows 10 platform, and from 8 AM PST will be available to purchase on the Microsoft Store! It includes the base game along with 'Primitive+', 'The Center', and 'Ragnarok', and additionally currently available are the two story-telling expansion packs 'Scorched Earth' and 'Aberration'! As the game was already available for Xbox One and Xbox One X enhanced, it is now an Xbox Play Anywhere title, so this will allow Survivors who've purchased the game digitally on Xbox to download an play on both platforms at no additional cost. You can pick up the Windows 10 Version of the game here: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration Everything is tied to your Microsoft/Live account! This means that you can pick up your adventure wherever you left off, switching between your Xbox One and PC while dynamically taking your saved progress, Gamerscore, DLC, and achievements with you. With the release of Windows 10, comes a new exciting feature: CrossPlay (cross-platform online multiplayer)! Whether it's playing on Xbox from the comfort of your sofa with a controller in hand, or at your Windows 10 Gaming Desktop, survivors with this Play Anywhere title can take advantage of CrossPlay and live on the ARK with their tribe across both platforms. You'll be able to tame, harvest, and dominate with each other! For those wanting to jump into the CrossPlay experience immediately, you can do so by browsing our Official Server network for matches titles 'CrossPlay'. We've launched 24 servers, a mixture of PvE and PvP, clustered by region available to play right now! (All Official Servers will become CrossPlay enabled in the future once BattlEye, or an equivalent Microsoft anti-cheat system, functions on the Windows 10 Store.) Also, you'll currently find a large quantity of player-hosted Dedicated & Non-Dedicated CrossPlay sessions to join! CrossPlay is enabled by default for anyone hosting a server via their consoles. You can disable it, by just unchecking the 'Enable CrossPlay' option when hosting a session! It'll appear in a dialogue box, after beginning to host a server. For those using a Nitrado PC server, CrossPlay is disabled by default. You can enable the setting, by logging onto your administration panel, select the 'General' tab under 'Settings', checking the 'CrossPlay' checkbox, save the changes and restart your server! The launch of the Windows 10 version also brings the single player & non-dedicated split-screen to PC! Over time we'll be working on incorporating the same feature onto the Steam version of the game. You will be able to host a 70 player dedicated server using the Windows 10 version of the game! At present, hosting a Windows 10 Player Dedicated can be graphically intensive on the computers, as you're pretty much running the game. In the near future, we are going to see if there's a way we can make it similar to hosting a graphicless dedicated PC server. You will not be able to edit the "game.ini" or "gameusersettings.ini" server files, as those are locked behind the Windows 10 platform, though, you still have the Host Settings user interface available to you, similarly to the Xbox game. Keep in mind you would need an additional account with a copy of the game in order to host a dedicated server on Windows 10 while simultaneously playing on Xbox. Edit: Microsoft has informed of us of a potential way to host and player on a server without needing an additional copy, we've yet to confirm as we're looking into cross-platform player dedicated invites with them at the moment, but here's what they recommend: On your Windows 10 PC… 1. Launch and sign into the Microsoft Store using your Xbox Live Gold account 2. Download and install ARK 3. Launch the Xbox App and sign-in (or create as needed) an Xbox Live Silver account 4. Launch ARK 5. When the Xbox Account picker comes up select the Silver account 6. In ARK, set up your dedicated server On your Xbox One… 1. Login to your Gold account 2. Download and install ARK 3. Launch ARK using Gold account as identity 4. Use Server Browser to find and connect to the dedicated instance you set up on your PC Mods will not be available through the Windows 10 version of the game, due to the current lack of a User Generated Content storage and cloud delivery pipeline equivalent to Steam Workshop. If this changes in the future in terms of Windows & Xbox features, we'll be at the ready to support it. If you want to experience a modded ARK right now, the best way to do so would be through the Steam version of the game. The Non-Dedicated tether range has been increased by 50% for the Windows 10 version of the game. However, as we enter the new year we'll be removing the limit altogether in single player split-screen, and a slider will be made available for Windows non-dedicated sessions (which in-turn will be enjoyed by any Xbox Clients playing on a Win 10 Non-Dedicated session). In addition to the upcoming tether changes, we'll be working on bringing Truesky entirely to the Windows 10 version of the game. Welcome to the big ARK Tribe, Windows 10 Survivors! We're very excited to get ARK out on this new platform at last with cross-platform online multiplayer, and cannot wait for you to join us on this wild & crazy dinosaur sci-fi journey! All the best, The ARK: Survival Evolved Team
  13. Jatheish

    Bathroom

    From the album: Community Crunch!

  14. Thanks for the feedback regarding our structure announcement folks, we appreciate it. Keep it coming.
  15. Jatheish

    BATTLEYE

    The error message indicates that there seems to be an issue with your installation of Windows. Do you think you could run a system repair or reinstall your operating system?
  16. Patch v279 finds its way charge through the ARK with new some tender loving care for some old friends! The Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaur, and Triceratops find themselves receiving varied gameplay and visual upgrades! Here's a breakdown of the six creatures that received improvements in this TLC pass: Dino TLC - The Argentavis! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Can carry two creatures C - grabs/releases creatures with beak Right Click - grabs/releases creatures with claws - Health regen buff from consuming corpses - Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station - Reduced the weight of various resources by up to 50% (Obsidian, Metal, Metal Ingot, Polymer, and Stone) Dino TLC - The Parasaur! - Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities: - Alarm mode Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present - Scare small creatures C when ridden - scares away small/mid creatures Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it - Scan Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden Scans for nearby threats Notifies you visually when threats are present Dino TLC - The Raptor! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Pounce press right click to pounce on a target pins small targets to ground for short period press left click to attack repeatedly - Pack Buff Activates with C key when 2 Raptors (with a max pack size of 6) are together Increases damage resistance Increases movement speed Increases attack speed Lasts 15s Dino TLC - The Sarcosuchus! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Idles with mouth open now - Death roll Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them - Lunge Can lunge towards a target in front of it - 180 attack Can spin in place to attack foes behind it - Walkable Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft - Swimming depth Maintains its current depth when swimming Can lurk just below the surface - Piranhas Flee Piranhas flee when they encounter a Sarcosuchus Includes nearby ally Sarcos for players Dino TLC - The Spinosaur! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Water buff Given when in water Bonus movement speed Bonus turning radius Bonus attack damage Bonus healing Persists for short period after leaving the water - Added Biped/Quadruped toggled with right-click Biped Stronger attacks Can turn in place Quadruped Faster movement speed - Prefers prime fish for taming Dino TLC - The Triceratops! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Ram Charge up for short period Longer it's charged, the faster it goes Cripples target when hit Knocks small dinos away while charging (charge a group of dodos to see) - Rivalry buff Given buff when nearby to large carnivores Increases damage output slightly Decreases damage taken slightly Increases health by 10% Miscellaneous notes for v279! - Ragnarok update Streaming bounds fix to help with memory Fixed multiple holes, bugged beacons, and floating foliage. Better lighting around LL dungeon - Hole fixes for Aberration The Center The Island - Fixed an issue where Griffin feather colours appeared to be default in single player. - Opened up transfers for the non-aberrant version of creatures to be transferred onto Aberration. For example, both Paracer and Aberrant Paracer can exist on Aberration. Going forward! That's it for this update guys! We hope you enjoy the new changes and we can't wait to see your feedback. As mentioned previously, we're targetting a console release for this update in mid-April and will keep you posted about more accurate release dates once we get closer to submitting the patch. We'll need a bit more time to work on Primitive+, it'll have the missing engrams for the DLC as well as the latest Dino TLC content in an upcoming patch! Now that TLC #2 has been released we will be turning our focus more directly on to bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements for the core game in the weeks ahead. Going forward, we'll be consolidating the patching process on PC. We will be leaning heavily on regular Tuesday (or Wednesday if needed) deployments unless critical fixes require patches outside of that regular patch day. These will become collective weekly bug and quality-of-life patching updates. PS4 North America Sale! ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 23rd of March at 1 PM EST until Monday at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST! Community Crunch 123! If you hadn't seen, we posted our latest Community Crunch yesterday, so check it out to see the latest from our Mod Community Manager, Zen Rowe and the most recent community contest winners and fan features! That's it for this announcement guys! We hope you enjoy the new update! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  17. Patch v279 finds its way charge through the ARK with new some tender loving care for some old friends! The Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaur, and Triceratops find themselves receiving varied gameplay and visual upgrades! Here's a breakdown of the six creatures that received improvements in this TLC pass: Dino TLC - The Argentavis! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Can carry two creatures C - grabs/releases creatures with beak Right Click - grabs/releases creatures with claws - Health regen buff from consuming corpses - Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station - Reduced the weight of various resources by up to 50% (Obsidian, Metal, Metal Ingot, Polymer, and Stone) Dino TLC - The Parasaur! - Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities: - Alarm mode Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present - Scare small creatures C when ridden - scares away small/mid creatures Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it - Scan Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden Scans for nearby threats Notifies you visually when threats are present Dino TLC - The Raptor! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Pounce press right click to pounce on a target pins small targets to ground for short period press left click to attack repeatedly - Pack Buff Activates with C key when 2 Raptors (with a max pack size of 6) are together Increases damage resistance Increases movement speed Increases attack speed Lasts 15s Dino TLC - The Sarcosuchus! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Idles with mouth open now - Death roll Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them - Lunge Can lunge towards a target in front of it - 180 attack Can spin in place to attack foes behind it - Walkable Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft - Swimming depth Maintains its current depth when swimming Can lurk just below the surface - Piranhas Flee Piranhas flee when they encounter a Sarcosuchus Includes nearby ally Sarcos for players Dino TLC - The Spinosaur! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Water buff Given when in water Bonus movement speed Bonus turning radius Bonus attack damage Bonus healing Persists for short period after leaving the water - Added Biped/Quadruped toggled with right-click Biped Stronger attacks Can turn in place Quadruped Faster movement speed - Prefers prime fish for taming Dino TLC - The Triceratops! - Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities: - Ram Charge up for short period Longer it's charged, the faster it goes Cripples target when hit Knocks small dinos away while charging (charge a group of dodos to see) - Rivalry buff Given buff when nearby to large carnivores Increases damage output slightly Decreases damage taken slightly Increases health by 10% Miscellaneous notes for v279! - Ragnarok update Streaming bounds fix to help with memory Fixed multiple holes, bugged beacons, and floating foliage. Better lighting around LL dungeon - Hole fixes for Aberration The Center The Island - Fixed an issue where Griffin feather colours appeared to be default in single player. - Opened up transfers for the non-aberrant version of creatures to be transferred onto Aberration. For example, both Paracer and Aberrant Paracer can exist on Aberration. Going forward! That's it for this update guys! We hope you enjoy the new changes and we can't wait to see your feedback. As mentioned previously, we're targetting a console release for this update in mid-April and will keep you posted about more accurate release dates once we get closer to submitting the patch. We'll need a bit more time to work on Primitive+, it'll have the missing engrams for the DLC as well as the latest Dino TLC content in an upcoming patch! Now that TLC #2 has been released we will be turning our focus more directly on to bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements for the core game in the weeks ahead. Going forward, we'll be consolidating the patching process on PC. We will be leaning heavily on regular Tuesday (or Wednesday if needed) deployments unless critical fixes require patches outside of that regular patch day. These will become collective weekly bug and quality-of-life patching updates. PS4 North America Sale! ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 23rd of March at 1 PM EST until Monday at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST! Community Crunch 123! If you hadn't seen, we posted our latest Community Crunch yesterday, so check it out to see the latest from our Mod Community Manager, Zen Rowe and the most recent community contest winners and fan features! That's it for this announcement guys! We hope you enjoy the new update! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard
  18. Jatheish

    Why nerf Dolphin?

    Simply put, we felt that they were reaching speeds that we weren't comfortable with and were highly effective vs underwater bases, so we made a tweak to bring them more in line. We can't really tell you for sure when something is going to change or not, the game and meta are ever-evolving. There's certainly a possibility for more changes to any creature, really.
  19. Jatheish

    OB timer resetting itself

    Just wanted to chime in and say this is something we're aware of and investigating and so far we're only aware of it affecting consumables.
  20. The lists should be viewable now, sorry about that folks.
  21. Hey Survivors, I've received some reports that some players are unable to see the Server Session List since updating their PlayStation Software to version 5.0. I'm looking to collect some information on this, so if this problem affects you, please let me know: Thanks!
  22. Aye, the base rates are still 2x what they originally were when we first released. We just resolved a technical issue that cause 2-stones when picked up (among other things).
  23. If you want to make the bosses be similar to what we have on Official Servers, crank up the difficulty slider to 1 and select maximum difficulty. Then make sure you're not running Single Player settings, that should do it.
  24. Jatheish

    [REQUEST] Permission to use arksurvivalfan.com

    As long as you're clear in your messaging that you're not directly affiliated with us but a fan website, then it'll be all good, the URL is fine too. Thanks for getting in touch!
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