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  1. Hello Survivors, we'd like to bring you a few updates regarding Extinction. We are working on a fix right now for a server crash occurring on PC servers and this should be available relatively soon/in the next few hours. This crash does affect our official network. We are working closely with our partner Abstraction to solve server crashes related to Extinction content on PS4. We believe we have properly identified the source of the crash and will have a temporary fix for it very soon that will involved disabling some Extinction content. Temporary fix has been deployed to servers. Primitive Plus servers are currently having issues on both platforms. We are testing fixes currently on both platforms and will continue to iterate on this further to solve the crashing issue. The Linux and Mac version of Extinction are still actively being worked on and we hope to produce a viable build as soon as possible. Max and Linux is now available for download. The Windows 10 version of Extinction unfortunately did not pass its initial cert process but has been resubmitted to cert again with these issues fixed. We will provide a more accurate ETA on these as soon as we have them. The Japan version of Extinction is still in the certification process. We will provide a more accurate ETA on when it will be available for our Japanese survivors when we have more information. We appreciate your patience with us during this time.
  2. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our recently released Conquest Servers, we have decided to release a new Conquest Cluster this weekend for PC! There will be 42 new game instances that breakdown as follows: 10 for Extinction 10 for Aberration 10 for Ragnarok 4 for Scorched Earth 4 for The Center 4 for The Island Transfer Ruleset: - These servers will be fully open to transfer between each other. - Extinction and Aberration servers are character transfer in only and items can only be transferred out (standard ruleset for these maps). Rates: 3x for 25 days after launch and then 2x going forward After 25 days, the new cluster will merge with the already existing cluster at which point rates will be reduced from 3x to 2x and transfers will be enabled. We can’t wait to bring you more of this great gameplay mode! Be sure to read our previous post for more details on Conquest servers. Enjoy Survivors!
  3. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our recently released Conquest Servers, we have decided to release a new Conquest Cluster this weekend for PC! There will be 42 new game instances that breakdown as follows: 10 for Extinction 10 for Aberration 10 for Ragnarok 4 for Scorched Earth 4 for The Center 4 for The Island Transfer Ruleset: - These servers will be fully open to transfer between each other. - Extinction and Aberration servers are character transfer in only and items can only be transferred out (standard ruleset for these maps). Rates: 3x for 25 days after launch and then 2x going forward After 25 days, the new cluster will merge with the already existing cluster at which point rates will be reduced from 3x to 2x and transfers will be enabled. We can’t wait to bring you more of this great gameplay mode! Be sure to read our previous post for more details on Conquest servers. Enjoy Survivors! View full article
  4. Extinction Server Information - Console! ARK: Extinction will be launching tomorrow on November 13th at 10am PST on Xbox and PS4! We are expecting the Xbox download to be approximately 20gb download for the base game and 9gb for expansion pack. We do not currently have a PS4 estimate, but they are typically quite a bit smaller than Xbox patch sizes. On launch you'll be able to transfer your existing character from your current server into Extinction. You will not be able to transfer items or tames. You can however transfer characters, items, and tames out of Extinction onto other maps. If you were around for the release of Scorched Earth or Aberration this is the exact same process those servers underwent. There are no disabled engrams in Extinction like there was at Aberration's launch, meaning things such as Tek Teleporters are allowed. Creatures like flyers are also enabled on Extinction. We will be releasing an initial start batch of servers, and bringing more servers online as needed so please be patient for us during this period. The servers will be the standard 70-player cap. Extinction will be included in all CrossARK clusters (except 'TheHundred'), as well as Small Tribes servers. Extinction will not be supported in Primitive Plus on launch, but it is something we will consider looking into at a later date. Extinction will also not have NoTek/NTek-NoTaming, Primitive, or TheHundred servers for those currently playing on those subsets of gamemodes. The legacy network will get a few servers, however they will be in small supply. Stay tuned to our Twitter account for the most up-to-date information on Extinction official servers going live, but they will start to be available around the time the expansion pack is available for download. Please be aware that PS4 will go online first, with Xbox following closely after. Important note: PS4 single-player will launch with an element vein bug that can cause structures to be removed when built in the area of a vein. This is planned to be patched out on Wednesday. Other modes/consoles will not be affected. Console and PS4 build remain one week behind PC, which means they will not launch with any changes that were made in v286.103. The Windows 10 version may be slightly delayed, but we will provide further info on that as we have it. Extinction Launch Day Stream! Josh and Jen will be streaming some Extinction gameplay from the Xbox One X at 12pm PST tomorrow! That will be two hours after the updates go live on PS4 and Xbox. Join us on our Twitch channel for some gameplay and casual chat with the devs! Modding Community Updates! Hello modders, I just wanted to give a heads up that it will be a while before a new devkit update is ready. Because of this some of you may be experiencing issues with your mods including crashes. Some of the core class code has had some changes that could be resulting in mismatches to cause these errors. My recommendation is to disconnect any code that is causing issues until the devkit update is ready. I also have a new modding tutorial ready for you today. We're going to cover the setup of our structures and getting them to be something physically in the game. You can check it out below! ARK on Sale! Xbox: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration Steam: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration PS4: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration Fanart of the Week! Flying with Gasbags artwork by evekajander! Header image of mom and baby Gasbags by BlueDragon. Evolution Event! Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 16th of November at 1 PM EST until Monday the 19th of November 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 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
  5. Extinction Server Information - Console! ARK: Extinction will be launching tomorrow on November 13th at 10am PST on Xbox and PS4! We are expecting the Xbox download to be approximately 20gb download for the base game and 9gb for expansion pack. We do not currently have a PS4 estimate, but they are typically quite a bit smaller than Xbox patch sizes. On launch you'll be able to transfer your existing character from your current server into Extinction. You will not be able to transfer items or tames. You can however transfer characters, items, and tames out of Extinction onto other maps. If you were around for the release of Scorched Earth or Aberration this is the exact same process those servers underwent. There are no disabled engrams in Extinction like there was at Aberration's launch, meaning things such as Tek Teleporters are allowed. Creatures like flyers are also enabled on Extinction. We will be releasing an initial start batch of servers, and bringing more servers online as needed so please be patient for us during this period. The servers will be the standard 70-player cap. Extinction will be included in all CrossARK clusters (except 'TheHundred'), as well as Small Tribes servers. Extinction will not be supported in Primitive Plus on launch, but it is something we will consider looking into at a later date. Extinction will also not have NoTek/NTek-NoTaming, Primitive, or TheHundred servers for those currently playing on those subsets of gamemodes. The legacy network will get a few servers, however they will be in small supply. Stay tuned to our Twitter account for the most up-to-date information on Extinction official servers going live, but they will start to be available around the time the expansion pack is available for download. Please be aware that PS4 will go online first, with Xbox following closely after. Important note: PS4 single-player will launch with an element vein bug that can cause structures to be removed when built in the area of a vein. This is planned to be patched out on Wednesday. Other modes/consoles will not be affected. Console and PS4 build remain one week behind PC, which means they will not launch with any changes that were made in v286.103. The Windows 10 version may be slightly delayed, but we will provide further info on that as we have it. Extinction Launch Day Stream! Josh and Jen will be streaming some Extinction gameplay from the Xbox One X at 12pm PST tomorrow! That will be two hours after the updates go live on PS4 and Xbox. Join us on our Twitch channel for some gameplay and casual chat with the devs! Modding Community Updates! Hello modders, I just wanted to give a heads up that it will be a while before a new devkit update is ready. Because of this some of you may be experiencing issues with your mods including crashes. Some of the core class code has had some changes that could be resulting in mismatches to cause these errors. My recommendation is to disconnect any code that is causing issues until the devkit update is ready. I also have a new modding tutorial ready for you today. We're going to cover the setup of our structures and getting them to be something physically in the game. You can check it out below! ARK on Sale! Xbox: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration Steam: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration PS4: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration Fanart of the Week! Flying with Gasbags artwork by evekajander! Header image of mom and baby Gasbags by BlueDragon. Evolution Event! Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 16th of November at 1 PM EST until Monday the 19th of November 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 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
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    v286.104 Element Vein Fix

    We have just deployed v286.104 onto our official servers and unofficials may now also update. There is also a client-side update that single-player survivors should download. An unintended issue with Element Veins being enabled caused some bases near veins to be destroyed. We will not be doing a server-wide rollback as a rollback could cause even more players to lose their progress and characters. However, we will be introducing 3x harvest rates shortly onto official PC servers to allow players to reconstruct their bases as quickly as possible over the weekend. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  7. Hello Survivors! Today, Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s third expansion pack, “Extinction”! AVAILABLE NOW! Steam on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS: https://store.steampowered.com/app/887380/ARK_Extinction__Expansion_Pack/ ARK: Extinction will be available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One starting November 13th. Finish your journey through the worlds of ARK in ‘Extinction’, where the story began and ends: on Earth itself! An Element-infested, ravaged planet filled with fantastical creatures both organic & technological, Earth holds both the secrets of the past and the keys to its salvation. As a veteran Survivor who has conquered all previous obstacles, your ultimate challenge awaits: can you defeat the gigantic roaming Titans which dominate the planet, and complete the ARK cycle to save Earth's future? ARK: Extinction is an entirely new map that promises to deliver the long-awaited climax to the ARK storyline, returning to where the story began and now ends: on Earth itself! Visit the ruined world that’s rampant with Element-corrupted creatures, scour the land for Orbital Supply Drops, tame exotic creatures, and build a Mek powerful enough to defeat the colossal, tameable Titans dominating the landscape. A PLANET IN DISTRESS Extinction brings survivors back to where the mysterious journey all started; Earth. What was once a lush and thriving home world is now a corrupt, hostile and desolate shell of its former self. Venture into the diverse landscape where ruins of a past civilization reveal clues to Earth’s demise along with the keys to reviving its future. At the heart of this bleak and foreboding terrain is an overgrown, deserted technological metropolis that rises amidst the waste. Discover and explore long abandoned micro-biospheres which served as the early prototypes for the ARKs of today. TAME NEW CREATURES Capture, tame and craft powerful and unusual organic and mechanical creature types different from anything previously seen in the ARK universe. Increase situational awareness by flying and controlling robotic surveillance drones. Harvest valuable resources by taming and feeding organic transmutation machines. Reach new heights and remote locations by climbing and teleporting with the ultimate security bot. Ensure your survival by building and piloting your own customizable battle Mek to victory! CRAFT UNIQUE ITEMS Ensure mastery on this forsaken world with many new and exotic craftable items. Keep your tames where you want them with a creature leash, use taxidermy tools to enhance your home decor with trophy mounts from your most memorable kills, span and traverse previously uncrossable gaps with a Tek bridge, store and preserve your favorite friendly creature in a portable cryopod for reuse later, utilize Tek gravity grenades to attract or repel foes to your advantage, and autonomously airlift loot back to your base with an airborne delivery crate! CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES As Element runs rampant across Earth, corrupting and mutating all that it touches, Survivors must be prepared for the unique challenges fueled from these cataclysmic events. Engage in epic battles of titanic proportions when encountering the colossal Titans that rule this hostile planet as the ultimate apex predator. Scour the wastelands for orbital supply drops and protect the precious cargo they contain while fending off an onslaught of Element-corrupted monstrosities barely resembling their former selves. Survive and shelter from environmental anomalies such as Element eruptions, eclipses and meteor showers. Return to Earth and complete your conquest of the ARK universe, gain sought after answers to advance the storyline, discover the fate of the original explorers, determine the true purpose of the ARK network, and unravel the remaining mysteries of the Homo Deus! Haven’t yet explored the thrilling world of ARK? Jump into the adventure today during ARK’s Free Weekend on Steam, where the base game ARK: Survival Evolved is available to play for free now - Sunday, Nov 11th, paired with massive discounts to own ARK and its other expansion packs, Scorched Earth and Aberration. Stay tuned to our Twitter account for the most up-to-date information on Extinction official servers going live. PSA: Mac/Linux build will not be available today. ARK on Sale! Xbox: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration Steam: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration PS4: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration
  8. Hello Survivors! Today, Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s third expansion pack, “Extinction”! AVAILABLE NOW! Steam on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS: https://store.steampowered.com/app/887380/ARK_Extinction__Expansion_Pack/ ARK: Extinction will be available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One starting November 13th. Finish your journey through the worlds of ARK in ‘Extinction’, where the story began and ends: on Earth itself! An Element-infested, ravaged planet filled with fantastical creatures both organic & technological, Earth holds both the secrets of the past and the keys to its salvation. As a veteran Survivor who has conquered all previous obstacles, your ultimate challenge awaits: can you defeat the gigantic roaming Titans which dominate the planet, and complete the ARK cycle to save Earth's future? ARK: Extinction is an entirely new map that promises to deliver the long-awaited climax to the ARK storyline, returning to where the story began and now ends: on Earth itself! Visit the ruined world that’s rampant with Element-corrupted creatures, scour the land for Orbital Supply Drops, tame exotic creatures, and build a Mek powerful enough to defeat the colossal, tameable Titans dominating the landscape. A PLANET IN DISTRESS Extinction brings survivors back to where the mysterious journey all started; Earth. What was once a lush and thriving home world is now a corrupt, hostile and desolate shell of its former self. Venture into the diverse landscape where ruins of a past civilization reveal clues to Earth’s demise along with the keys to reviving its future. At the heart of this bleak and foreboding terrain is an overgrown, deserted technological metropolis that rises amidst the waste. Discover and explore long abandoned micro-biospheres which served as the early prototypes for the ARKs of today. TAME NEW CREATURES Capture, tame and craft powerful and unusual organic and mechanical creature types different from anything previously seen in the ARK universe. Increase situational awareness by flying and controlling robotic surveillance drones. Harvest valuable resources by taming and feeding organic transmutation machines. Reach new heights and remote locations by climbing and teleporting with the ultimate security bot. Ensure your survival by building and piloting your own customizable battle Mek to victory! CRAFT UNIQUE ITEMS Ensure mastery on this forsaken world with many new and exotic craftable items. Keep your tames where you want them with a creature leash, use taxidermy tools to enhance your home decor with trophy mounts from your most memorable kills, span and traverse previously uncrossable gaps with a Tek bridge, store and preserve your favorite friendly creature in a portable cryopod for reuse later, utilize Tek gravity grenades to attract or repel foes to your advantage, and autonomously airlift loot back to your base with an airborne delivery crate! CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES As Element runs rampant across Earth, corrupting and mutating all that it touches, Survivors must be prepared for the unique challenges fueled from these cataclysmic events. Engage in epic battles of titanic proportions when encountering the colossal Titans that rule this hostile planet as the ultimate apex predator. Scour the wastelands for orbital supply drops and protect the precious cargo they contain while fending off an onslaught of Element-corrupted monstrosities barely resembling their former selves. Survive and shelter from environmental anomalies such as Element eruptions, eclipses and meteor showers. Return to Earth and complete your conquest of the ARK universe, gain sought after answers to advance the storyline, discover the fate of the original explorers, determine the true purpose of the ARK network, and unravel the remaining mysteries of the Homo Deus! Haven’t yet explored the thrilling world of ARK? Jump into the adventure today during ARK’s Free Weekend on Steam, where the base game ARK: Survival Evolved is available to play for free now - Sunday, Nov 11th, paired with massive discounts to own ARK and its other expansion packs, Scorched Earth and Aberration. Stay tuned to our Twitter account for the most up-to-date information on Extinction official servers going live. PSA: Mac/Linux build will not be available today. ARK on Sale! Xbox: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration Steam: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration PS4: ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Aberration View full article
  9. Extinction Server Information! As we all know by now ARK: Extinction will be launching tomorrow on November 6th on Steam (Nov 13th for consoles). We are expecting the download to be approximately 10-20gb in size for PC. The information below pertains to PC ARK servers that will be brought online tomorrow at approximately the same time as the expansion pack becomes available. On launch you'll be able to transfer your existing character from your current server into Extinction. You will not be able to transfer items or tames. You can however transfer characters, items, and tames out of Extinction onto other maps. If you were around for the release of Scorched Earth or Aberration this is the exact same process those servers underwent. There are no disabled engrams in Extinction like there was at Aberration's launch, meaning things such as Tek Teleporters are allowed. Creatures like flyers are also enabled on Extinction. We will be introducing North American and European Extinction servers first. We will be releasing an initial start batch of servers, and bringing more servers online as needed so please be patient for us during this period. The servers will be the standard 70-player cap. Extinction will be included in all CrossARK clusters (except 'TheHundred'), as well as Conquest and Small Tribes servers. Extinction will not be supported in Primitive Plus on launch, but it is something we will consider looking into at a later date. Extinction will also not have NoTek/NTek-NoTaming, Primitive, or TheHundred servers for those currently playing on those subsets of gamemodes. The legacy network will get a few servers, however they will be in small supply. ARK: Survival Evolved will be free to play for a week, starting November 6th through November 11th! On-board your friends and family who have not experienced to give them a taste of The Island, Ragnarok, or The Center yet for no cost during those few days. And consider buying it if you enjoyed your time on the ARK to keep on surviving! Extra Life 2018! 25-hours later, our Extra Life charity stream has come to a close and thus another chapter of our Extra Life journey does as well. There were so many great and funny moments throughout the stream. Members of the ARK dev team battled it out in several games that resulted in the loser receiving a penalty. There were wigs, there were hats, there were costumes and hair adornments. There were a special unicorn that managed to steal the show on multiple occasions as well. There were also special previews and discussions regarding our upcoming expansion pack, ARK: Extinction. We showed off taxidermy, Ice Titan taming, Cryopods, Orbital Supply Drop gameplay, and a few creatures that you'll be able to get your hands on soon. This is our fourth year participating in this event and it also happens to be the 10th anniversary for Extra Life as a whole. We were thrilled to learn that on this 10th anniversary we were able to surpass our total donations raised in the past four years to over $100,000! As an individual member (not including team member contributions) we've reached $112,246.44 and counting! As a team we have raised $188,782.75 over the last 4 years (and counting as today is still on-going!). This year was our highest ever personal amount raised. Previously our record was $23,805 and we are sitting at $45,122.27 at the time of writing this post. This was also our highest ever team goal. Previously we had raised $62,004.01 and right now we're sitting at $76,536. Our original goal when we began the stream was hoping to reach $30,000 and we more than doubled that amount, with $11,000 raised before the stream had even begun at 9AM. With all of those numbers, we're currently sitting at rank 7 globally as an individual and rank 6 globally as a team for donations to Extra Life this year! We would like to give special recognition to our top streamers and top individual donators who were a big help in assisting us to our goals this year. We could not have done this without you! Top Streamers (in order of amount raised): LazyCat Xastus the Mad King RoyaleWithCheese Ryan S. FistofTheWalrus Belle Syntac Kara_dee Top Donators: Pavan Fred316 vl_darkangel_lv Helldiver, Anthomnia SurvivalServers.com Eric K. Jerryn tribe of bozo JustPixie Pac-Man443 family KageRamen Pip, Acidic songtao ke Eric P. Jesse P. If you want to contribute to the campaign it's not too late, you can do so right here! Congratulations and thank you again to all of the survivors who joined us at any point during our stream. We'll see you again next year! Modding Community Updates! If you didn't catch it during the Extra Life stream we played some of "The Hunt", it was a ton of fun and it will be interesting to see how this mod continues development. The winners of the contest were also announced last week, with "Valguero" taking first place and securing a grand prize of $15,000! There was a ton of feedback that came out of this contest and we will be taking all of it and reviewing the system before the next one to see where we need to make adjustments. We also had two new mods enter the sponsorship program, "Malfunktion" and "ARK Additions". Lastly, I'm sure the modding community is on the edge of their seats to hear about any new mod functionality in Extinction that they will get to play with. There some goodies that I think everyone will like and I will try to cover them with new tutorials once a devkit update is ready with all of the new content. Fanart of the Week! Amazing artwork from Jamiegogo! Evolution Event Update For This Weekend! There will not be any Evolution Event on PC this weekend due to the massive rates awarded by Extra Life, the launch of Extinction, and the free week that begins tomorrow. We'll be back with more Evo very soon though! Console survivors will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 9th of November at 1 PM EST until Monday the 12th of November 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 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
  10. Extinction Server Information! As we all know by now ARK: Extinction will be launching tomorrow on November 6th on Steam (Nov 13th for consoles). We are expecting the download to be approximately 10-20gb in size for PC. The information below pertains to PC ARK servers that will be brought online tomorrow at approximately the same time as the expansion pack becomes available. On launch you'll be able to transfer your existing character from your current server into Extinction. You will not be able to transfer items or tames. You can however transfer characters, items, and tames out of Extinction onto other maps. If you were around for the release of Scorched Earth or Aberration this is the exact same process those servers underwent. There are no disabled engrams in Extinction like there was at Aberration's launch, meaning things such as Tek Teleporters are allowed. Creatures like flyers are also enabled on Extinction. We will be introducing North American and European Extinction servers first. We will be releasing an initial start batch of servers, and bringing more servers online as needed so please be patient for us during this period. The servers will be the standard 70-player cap. Extinction will be included in all CrossARK clusters (except 'TheHundred'), as well as Conquest and Small Tribes servers. Extinction will not be supported in Primitive Plus on launch, but it is something we will consider looking into at a later date. Extinction will also not have NoTek/NTek-NoTaming, Primitive, or TheHundred servers for those currently playing on those subsets of gamemodes. The legacy network will get a few servers, however they will be in small supply. ARK: Survival Evolved will be free to play for a week, starting November 6th through November 11th! On-board your friends and family who have not experienced to give them a taste of The Island, Ragnarok, or The Center yet for no cost during those few days. And consider buying it if you enjoyed your time on the ARK to keep on surviving! Extra Life 2018! 25-hours later, our Extra Life charity stream has come to a close and thus another chapter of our Extra Life journey does as well. There were so many great and funny moments throughout the stream. Members of the ARK dev team battled it out in several games that resulted in the loser receiving a penalty. There were wigs, there were hats, there were costumes and hair adornments. There were a special unicorn that managed to steal the show on multiple occasions as well. There were also special previews and discussions regarding our upcoming expansion pack, ARK: Extinction. We showed off taxidermy, Ice Titan taming, Cryopods, Orbital Supply Drop gameplay, and a few creatures that you'll be able to get your hands on soon. This is our fourth year participating in this event and it also happens to be the 10th anniversary for Extra Life as a whole. We were thrilled to learn that on this 10th anniversary we were able to surpass our total donations raised in the past four years to over $100,000! As an individual member (not including team member contributions) we've reached $112,246.44 and counting! As a team we have raised $188,782.75 over the last 4 years (and counting as today is still on-going!). This year was our highest ever personal amount raised. Previously our record was $23,805 and we are sitting at $45,122.27 at the time of writing this post. This was also our highest ever team goal. Previously we had raised $62,004.01 and right now we're sitting at $76,536. Our original goal when we began the stream was hoping to reach $30,000 and we more than doubled that amount, with $11,000 raised before the stream had even begun at 9AM. With all of those numbers, we're currently sitting at rank 7 globally as an individual and rank 6 globally as a team for donations to Extra Life this year! We would like to give special recognition to our top streamers and top individual donators who were a big help in assisting us to our goals this year. We could not have done this without you! Top Streamers (in order of amount raised): LazyCat Xastus the Mad King RoyaleWithCheese Ryan S. FistofTheWalrus Belle Syntac Kara_dee Top Donators: Pavan Fred316 vl_darkangel_lv Helldiver, Anthomnia SurvivalServers.com Eric K. Jerryn tribe of bozo JustPixie Pac-Man443 family KageRamen Pip, Acidic songtao ke Eric P. Jesse P. If you want to contribute to the campaign it's not too late, you can do so right here! Congratulations and thank you again to all of the survivors who joined us at any point during our stream. We'll see you again next year! Modding Community Updates! If you didn't catch it during the Extra Life stream we played some of "The Hunt", it was a ton of fun and it will be interesting to see how this mod continues development. The winners of the contest were also announced last week, with "Valguero" taking first place and securing a grand prize of $15,000! There was a ton of feedback that came out of this contest and we will be taking all of it and reviewing the system before the next one to see where we need to make adjustments. We also had two new mods enter the sponsorship program, "Malfunktion" and "ARK Additions". Lastly, I'm sure the modding community is on the edge of their seats to hear about any new mod functionality in Extinction that they will get to play with. There some goodies that I think everyone will like and I will try to cover them with new tutorials once a devkit update is ready with all of the new content. Fanart of the Week! Amazing artwork from Jamiegogo! Evolution Event Update For This Weekend! There will not be any Evolution Event on PC this weekend due to the massive rates awarded by Extra Life, the launch of Extinction, and the free week that begins tomorrow. We'll be back with more Evo very soon though! Console survivors will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 9th of November at 1 PM EST until Monday the 12th of November 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 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
  11. Hello Survivors, Today we have some important news regarding the launch of ARK: Extinction on console (Xbox and PS4). After careful consideration, we have decided to move our release date for the console release of Extinction to no later than November 13th. This change does not affect the Steam release of Extinction, which will still be available for purchase on November 6th, at 10am PST. We know this news will come as a disappointment to our console survivors, but we believe that this extra time will result in an improved experience for everyone who plays Extinction on console. Thank you for all your patience and support - we know that Extinction will be worth the wait!
  12. Hello Survivors, Today we have some important news regarding the launch of ARK: Extinction on console (Xbox and PS4). After careful consideration, we have decided to move our release date for the console release of Extinction to no later than November 13th. This change does not affect the Steam release of Extinction, which will still be available for purchase on November 6th, at 10am PST. We know this news will come as a disappointment to our console survivors, but we believe that this extra time will result in an improved experience for everyone who plays Extinction on console. Thank you for all your patience and support - we know that Extinction will be worth the wait! View full article
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