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  1. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Dino TLC Preview #2! At the end of last year, we were very excited to share with you the early progress of our Dino TLC update. We know it's something you guys have been looking forward to for a long time, so here we are with another update! The plan is for the Dino TLC pass to role out in multiple phases. Throughout the next few months, some creatures will receive visual changes, as well as functional/gameplay changes. We are targeting the release of Phase 1 to take place during the week of February the 18th on PC. In addition to Dino TLC Phase 1, we will also be rolling out our turret limit to all Official Servers. Today, we'd like to share some more screenshots and provide some insight into what we're planning for Phase 1 of the TLC pass. We've been reading all your feedback and suggestions regarding the creatures; our artists and gameplay team have found it to be beneficial in the decision-making process. Something to keep in mind is that not all creatures will receive a visual update, but we will cover ones we feel (with your feedback) need it. Sometimes there may be function gameplay changes which weaken certain aspects of creatures; however, if we take anything away, we always plan to add to it through another dimension. Please remember that these are still works-in-progress (especially the fur!) and are therefore subject to change before final release, which includes both visual redesigns, as well as gameplay changes. Anywho, without further ado! The Direbear! We believe the Direbear is in relatively secure place at the moment. Though, we're still planning on making a few changes to it! When riding a Direbear, players will be immune to bees. They won't be able to knock you off your bear, and they will target focus the bear instead of the player. In addition to this change, the bear will also be able to harvest honey from wild beehives without attracting bees or hurting the hive. Plus the amount of honey it receives will be 2x the standard amount. The Procoptodon! Right now, if you're using The Procoptopdon, it's primarily for transportation. We don't see it as a highly combative mount, more so a utility creature with its fantastic jump, and ability to carry a second person. Here's what we're planning: The Procotopdon will take reduced fall damage; its carry weight will be noticeably increased, and it will gain the new ability to carry baby dinos and small creatures in its pouch. We figure that puts the creature in a decent spot, and the suggestion of using the pouch to carry babies was excellent, thanks /r/playARK! Ah, we've forgotten something... Oh yeah! We're going to give it a kick! It'll be a pretty tough, and even be able to knock back some significantly large creatures! The Gigantopithecus A.K.A Bigfoot! We had quite a few ideas pop into our heads when coming up with some additional abilities for the Bigfoot. Did it need more strength and fighting abilities? What about how well it moves? Could we provide it with some new features? Ultimately, here's what we've settled on: The Bigfoot will receive an armour-degrading attack; this means when it fights, it'll do more damage to your armour's durability. It is important to note that the armour-degrading attack will not affect the Yeti creatures found in the game. Its movement needed some work! So we'll be giving it the ability to jump, which is kinda critical, considering it will need to know how to hop on and off all the zip-lines it's going to climb! Yup, that's right. It'll be able to use zip-lines! In addition to those changes, we'll also be improving it's throwing ability, so it's more accurate (similarly to the Crab) and providing it with the ability to carry (on its shoulder) small creatures and throw them! The Direwolf! It's a wolf.. and what are wolves good for? Hunting. Now if you're a wolf, and you're hunting, what exactly are you going to rely on the most? Your nose! In Phase 1 of the update, we'll be introducing a new ability, a passive buff, as well as changing how it's howl and pack buff currently work. First of all, the howl will activate the pack buff for a duration of time (we're thinking 5 minutes right now). This means it won't be active all the time, but to compensate, we'll be strengthing the buff to make the wolves stronger. As a little bonus is that when the Alpha Wolf howls, so will all the others! We're also planning for this mechanic play out with wild wolves too. As for its nose, we're doing two things. We're providing it with a passive buff which allows it to sniff out people or creatures with less than 50% health, and this will be indicated via an icon. Think of it like the hunter's instinct. Secondly, we'll be giving it a 'Sniff' tertiary ability to indicate nearby explorer notes, as well as detect stealth or buried creatures. and finally... The Tyrannosaurus Rex! It's in a pretty strong place at the moment; it's considered one of the top-tier creatures. It is used continuously to fight bosses, as well as often seen in PVP. So we didn't want to give it too many changes to avoid making it overpowered, here's what our plan is: We're going to improve it's movement/climbing ability so that it doesn't get stuck behind small rocks and can climb up steeper slopes. We're also planning to change the Roar. When targetting an enemy and using the roar, the enemy will be forced to poop. There will be a cooldown on both the Rex and people who have recently pooped, so you can't pooplock them with 10 Rexes. That pretty much covers it for Phase 1 of the TLC-pass, let us know what you think, whether we're missing anything glaringly obvious! We're also planning (not definite!) on carrying out more visual changes to the following creatures: Spino, Sarco, Carno, Raptor, Female Megaloceros, Plesio, and Argie. Let us know what you'd like to see improved with those, as well as any other creatures you think may need some love that we're overlooking. Ragnarok! Console Ragnarok Fans! We are expecting to deploy the 99% completed version of the map to PS4 the week of January 15th. The Xbox patch for Ragnarok is currently in the certification process. We don't have a precise date for Xbox as we're not sure on console Cert availability, but once we do we'll let you know. NVIDIA Freestyle! Check out the latest Nvidia GeForce® Experience™ and GameReady driver for exciting new ways to customize the look of your ARK with NVIDIA Freestyle! There are 15 available filters, 38 different settings, and many possible combinations, enabling you to create a truly unique look for your gameplay with just a few clicks! Check out this articles for all the latest details and how to use the Freestyle filters on your ARK! New Freestyle Contest! We'll also be introducing a new category to our Nvidia Ansel contests for all Freestyle entries! You can submit images or a video (up to 1 minute long) using the new awesome filters for a chance to win 200$ (double our normal Ansel reward). Check out our contest submission thread for all the details: ARK Sales! For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a huge host of discounts across various platforms and regions! The discounts and sale length may vary so please continue reading for further sales information! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Season Pass ARK will be participating in this year's PlayStation 4 Winter Sale! Discounts may vary based on region, so please double check to ensure you can get it in time! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer’s Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 15th of January at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate 2x Mating 2x Maturation Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! SgtWest - Inside the Cave Runners-up! BlueDragon - Speed Pollti – Glowtails have a clear view EXFIB0 - Majestic StateofMynd - The New Bat-Signal Wolf Angelus - Call of the Mantis Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - A new dawn BlueDragon - Aberration Mystery BlueDragon - Different kind of prey BlueDragon - Hauntingly beautiful BlueDragon - Island hopping BlueDragon - Mysterious warning BlueDragon - Rex vs Reaper BlueDragon - Safe, for the moment BlueDragon - This little light of mine Domino - Here We Are EXFIB0 - Let's go for a ride! Jamie Weaver - Ragnarock Landscape Norlinri - Artifact Norlinri - Blue path Norlinri - Buried Reaper Queen Norlinri - Cave light Norlinri - Crab Norlinri - Dark alley Norlinri - Gas vein Norlinri - Plant Species Z Norlinri - Reaper Queen Norlinri - Reaper Queen and Waterfall Norlinri - Reflexion Norlinri - Rock Drake Nest Norlinri - Seeker Norlinri - Surface obelisk Pollti – Aberrant Stegosaurus Pollti – Aberration Cave Pollti – Aberration Flowers Pollti – Flying Featherlight Pollti – Glowbug Pollti – Rock Drake Nest roguewolf91 - Unseen Peril SgtWest - The Nameless SgtWest - The Ruins StateofMynd - A Peaceful Spot StateofMynd - Flight Of The Navigator StateofMynd - The Danger Zone Valoule - They follow us Wolf Angelus - Ancient Fortress Wolf Angelus - Arabian Nights Wolf Angelus - Soaring Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! EXFIB0 - Zip Line Fun Runners-up! roguewolf91 - The Road Ahead BlueDragon - Going with the tide Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Blue Paradise EXFIB0 - Dropping EXFIB0 - Pink Rivers EXFIB0 - Which Way StateofMynd - Surrounded by Serenity Valoule - Xylobones Wolf Angelus - Adventurers Guild Main Hall Wolf Angelus - Desert Home Pier Wolf Angelus - Dividing Bridge Wolf Angelus - Marshes of Aberration Freeform! Winner! BlueDragon - Planet ARK - Freeform Runner-up! F1r3fly - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Aberration Honorable Mentions! BlueDragon - Ragnarok Estates Listing EXFIB0 - Retro Valoule - Seasons Wolf Angelus - ARK Travel Agency ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 114 is... ARK: Survival Evolved | Aberration | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari and we'd also like to announce a runner-up... REAPER QUEEN WON'T PAY CHILD SUPPORT by Lame Wolf Productions! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 114 is… Wolfy Tail: Adventurers Guild by Wolf Angelus! and we'd also like to announce two runners-up... Ark Survival Evolved Ragnarok Castle/Bridge Build Part 1 by Tlc138 If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! THE EGG THAT RUINED CHRISTMAS - ARK Cinematic Skits by Lame Wolf Productions Aberration comes to Ragnarok! by ArkPS4 ARK Aberration EPIC Reaper King tame and Reaper Queen Battles by Siduris Aberration PvE Cliff Platform Base by Sitharias TOWN OF THE DAMNED - Rise of the Achatina (Ep. 5) by Lame Wolf Productions Ark Survival Evolved - Oh Deer by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl Rebuild of Hotel ParARKdise by Valoule Rock Drake Painting by HellaHezz http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1264176708 Reaper by WYF http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1247860601 aberration otter and sabertoothed salmon by Lethifold http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1264483379 Ravager by Klutz http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1262666443 ARK: Dream by Shockal http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1257161832 Compy Close Up by Trickle Down Snekonomics http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1253689002 Rock Drake by Naito http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1251784754 Quetz attack by Naito http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1258236644 "Say hello to my feathered friend!" by Naito http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1258217333 Bulbdog by Fletjek http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1250101056 A battle of two dragons by Shockal http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1244657080 Ghillie 'n Galli by Naito http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1258234745 Steggy the Derpasaurus by Ninja Bunn3h http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1259018013 Hellhound Ravager by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1262006860 Forest Camo Ravager by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1261912168 Giant Jaguar preview by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1265935543 Dracorex preview by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1263368789 That's it for this post guys! 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
  2. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Dino TLC Preview #2! At the end of last year, we were very excited to share with you the early progress of our Dino TLC update. We know it's something you guys have been looking forward to for a long time, so here we are with another update! The plan is for the Dino TLC pass to role out in multiple phases. Throughout the next few months, some creatures will receive visual changes, as well as functional/gameplay changes. We are targeting the release of Phase 1 to take place during the week of February the 18th on PC. In addition to Dino TLC Phase 1, we will also be rolling out our turret limit to all Official Servers. Today, we'd like to share some more screenshots and provide some insight into what we're planning for Phase 1 of the TLC pass. We've been reading all your feedback and suggestions regarding the creatures; our artists and gameplay team have found it to be beneficial in the decision-making process. Something to keep in mind is that not all creatures will receive a visual update, but we will cover ones we feel (with your feedback) need it. Sometimes there may be function gameplay changes which weaken certain aspects of creatures; however, if we take anything away, we always plan to add to it through another dimension. Please remember that these are still works-in-progress (especially the fur!) and are therefore subject to change before final release, which includes both visual redesigns, as well as gameplay changes. Anywho, without further ado! The Direbear! We believe the Direbear is in relatively secure place at the moment. Though, we're still planning on making a few changes to it! When riding a Direbear, players will be immune to bees. They won't be able to knock you off your bear, and they will target focus the bear instead of the player. In addition to this change, the bear will also be able to harvest honey from wild beehives without attracting bees or hurting the hive. Plus the amount of honey it receives will be 2x the standard amount. The Procoptodon! Right now, if you're using The Procoptopdon, it's primarily for transportation. We don't see it as a highly combative mount, more so a utility creature with its fantastic jump, and ability to carry a second person. Here's what we're planning: The Procotopdon will take reduced fall damage; its carry weight will be noticeably increased, and it will gain the new ability to carry baby dinos and small creatures in its pouch. We figure that puts the creature in a decent spot, and the suggestion of using the pouch to carry babies was excellent, thanks /r/playARK! Ah, we've forgotten something... Oh yeah! We're going to give it a kick! It'll be a pretty tough, and even be able to knock back some significantly large creatures! The Gigantopithecus A.K.A Bigfoot! We had quite a few ideas pop into our heads when coming up with some additional abilities for the Bigfoot. Did it need more strength and fighting abilities? What about how well it moves? Could we provide it with some new features? Ultimately, here's what we've settled on: The Bigfoot will receive an armour-degrading attack; this means when it fights, it'll do more damage to your armour's durability. It is important to note that the armour-degrading attack will not affect the Yeti creatures found in the game. Its movement needed some work! So we'll be giving it the ability to jump, which is kinda critical, considering it will need to know how to hop on and off all the zip-lines it's going to climb! Yup, that's right. It'll be able to use zip-lines! In addition to those changes, we'll also be improving it's throwing ability, so it's more accurate (similarly to the Crab) and providing it with the ability to carry (on its shoulder) small creatures and throw them! The Direwolf! It's a wolf.. and what are wolves good for? Hunting. Now if you're a wolf, and you're hunting, what exactly are you going to rely on the most? Your nose! In Phase 1 of the update, we'll be introducing a new ability, a passive buff, as well as changing how it's howl and pack buff currently work. First of all, the howl will activate the pack buff for a duration of time (we're thinking 5 minutes right now). This means it won't be active all the time, but to compensate, we'll be strengthing the buff to make the wolves stronger. As a little bonus is that when the Alpha Wolf howls, so will all the others! We're also planning for this mechanic play out with wild wolves too. As for its nose, we're doing two things. We're providing it with a passive buff which allows it to sniff out people or creatures with less than 50% health, and this will be indicated via an icon. Think of it like the hunter's instinct. Secondly, we'll be giving it a 'Sniff' tertiary ability to indicate nearby explorer notes, as well as detect stealth or buried creatures. and finally... The Tyrannosaurus Rex! It's in a pretty strong place at the moment; it's considered one of the top-tier creatures. It is used continuously to fight bosses, as well as often seen in PVP. So we didn't want to give it too many changes to avoid making it overpowered, here's what our plan is: We're going to improve it's movement/climbing ability so that it doesn't get stuck behind small rocks and can climb up steeper slopes. We're also planning to change the Roar. When targetting an enemy and using the roar, the enemy will be forced to poop. There will be a cooldown on both the Rex and people who have recently pooped, so you can't pooplock them with 10 Rexes. That pretty much covers it for Phase 1 of the TLC-pass, let us know what you think, whether we're missing anything glaringly obvious! We're also planning (not definite!) on carrying out more visual changes to the following creatures: Spino, Sarco, Carno, Raptor, Female Megaloceros, Plesio, and Argie. Let us know what you'd like to see improved with those, as well as any other creatures you think may need some love that we're overlooking. Ragnarok! Console Ragnarok Fans! We are expecting to deploy the 99% completed version of the map to PS4 the week of January 15th. The Xbox patch for Ragnarok is currently in the certification process. We don't have a precise date for Xbox as we're not sure on console Cert availability, but once we do we'll let you know. NVIDIA Freestyle! Check out the latest Nvidia GeForce® Experience™ and GameReady driver for exciting new ways to customize the look of your ARK with NVIDIA Freestyle! There are 15 available filters, 38 different settings, and many possible combinations, enabling you to create a truly unique look for your gameplay with just a few clicks! Check out this articles for all the latest details and how to use the Freestyle filters on your ARK! New Freestyle Contest! We'll also be introducing a new category to our Nvidia Ansel contests for all Freestyle entries! You can submit images or a video (up to 1 minute long) using the new awesome filters for a chance to win 200$ (double our normal Ansel reward). Check out our contest submission thread for all the details: ARK Sales! For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a huge host of discounts across various platforms and regions! The discounts and sale length may vary so please continue reading for further sales information! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Season Pass ARK will be participating in this year's PlayStation 4 Winter Sale! Discounts may vary based on region, so please double check to ensure you can get it in time! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer’s Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 15th of January at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate 2x Mating 2x Maturation Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! SgtWest - Inside the Cave Runners-up! BlueDragon - Speed Pollti – Glowtails have a clear view EXFIB0 - Majestic StateofMynd - The New Bat-Signal Wolf Angelus - Call of the Mantis Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - A new dawn BlueDragon - Aberration Mystery BlueDragon - Different kind of prey BlueDragon - Hauntingly beautiful BlueDragon - Island hopping BlueDragon - Mysterious warning BlueDragon - Rex vs Reaper BlueDragon - Safe, for the moment BlueDragon - This little light of mine Domino - Here We Are EXFIB0 - Let's go for a ride! Jamie Weaver - Ragnarock Landscape Norlinri - Artifact Norlinri - Blue path Norlinri - Buried Reaper Queen Norlinri - Cave light Norlinri - Crab Norlinri - Dark alley Norlinri - Gas vein Norlinri - Plant Species Z Norlinri - Reaper Queen Norlinri - Reaper Queen and Waterfall Norlinri - Reflexion Norlinri - Rock Drake Nest Norlinri - Seeker Norlinri - Surface obelisk Pollti – Aberrant Stegosaurus Pollti – Aberration Cave Pollti – Aberration Flowers Pollti – Flying Featherlight Pollti – Glowbug Pollti – Rock Drake Nest roguewolf91 - Unseen Peril SgtWest - The Nameless SgtWest - The Ruins StateofMynd - A Peaceful Spot StateofMynd - Flight Of The Navigator StateofMynd - The Danger Zone Valoule - They follow us Wolf Angelus - Ancient Fortress Wolf Angelus - Arabian Nights Wolf Angelus - Soaring Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! EXFIB0 - Zip Line Fun Runners-up! roguewolf91 - The Road Ahead BlueDragon - Going with the tide Honourable Mentions! EXFIB0 - Blue Paradise EXFIB0 - Dropping EXFIB0 - Pink Rivers EXFIB0 - Which Way StateofMynd - Surrounded by Serenity Valoule - Xylobones Wolf Angelus - Adventurers Guild Main Hall Wolf Angelus - Desert Home Pier Wolf Angelus - Dividing Bridge Wolf Angelus - Marshes of Aberration Freeform! Winner! BlueDragon - Planet ARK - Freeform Runner-up! F1r3fly - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Aberration Honorable Mentions! BlueDragon - Ragnarok Estates Listing EXFIB0 - Retro Valoule - Seasons Wolf Angelus - ARK Travel Agency ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 114 is... ARK: Survival Evolved | Aberration | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari and we'd also like to announce a runner-up... REAPER QUEEN WON'T PAY CHILD SUPPORT by Lame Wolf Productions! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 114 is… Wolfy Tail: Adventurers Guild by Wolf Angelus! and we'd also like to announce two runners-up... Ark Survival Evolved Ragnarok Castle/Bridge Build Part 1 by Tlc138 If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! THE EGG THAT RUINED CHRISTMAS - ARK Cinematic Skits by Lame Wolf Productions Aberration comes to Ragnarok! by ArkPS4 ARK Aberration EPIC Reaper King tame and Reaper Queen Battles by Siduris Aberration PvE Cliff Platform Base by Sitharias TOWN OF THE DAMNED - Rise of the Achatina (Ep. 5) by Lame Wolf Productions Ark Survival Evolved - Oh Deer by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl Rebuild of Hotel ParARKdise by Valoule Rock Drake Painting by HellaHezz http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1264176708 Reaper by WYF http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1247860601 aberration otter and sabertoothed salmon by Lethifold http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1264483379 Ravager by Klutz http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1262666443 ARK: Dream by Shockal http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1257161832 Compy Close Up by Trickle Down Snekonomics http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1253689002 Rock Drake by Naito http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1251784754 Quetz attack by Naito http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1258236644 "Say hello to my feathered friend!" by Naito http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1258217333 Bulbdog by Fletjek http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1250101056 A battle of two dragons by Shockal http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1244657080 Ghillie 'n Galli by Naito http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1258234745 Steggy the Derpasaurus by Ninja Bunn3h http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1259018013 Hellhound Ravager by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1262006860 Forest Camo Ravager by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1261912168 Giant Jaguar preview by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1265935543 Dracorex preview by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1263368789 That's it for this post guys! 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
  3. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays, Survivors! As this year draws to a close, we're going to end off 2017 with a little holiday-themed event! Though smaller than our previous Winter events, we hope Survivors enjoy their holiday time on the ARK. Survivors will experience Santa's Elves inhabiting the ARKs, spreading joy to all those who tame them. This holiday-themed event brings the following changes to the ARKs (available on the holidayevent branch for dedicated servers): - One-time Wild Dino respawn - 5% chance of new wild creatures being Xmas coloured - 50% chance of white-coloured Dire Bears - All hat-wearing wild dinos are wearing Santa hats and Megaloceros have been replaced with Reindeer - 12 AM through to 5 AM provides a temporary buff to live connected players which boosts loot crate quality by 40% (over base values, 15% over LioMagic values), drops more loot, and adds more cosmetics to loot crate drops. Be sure to send us all your holiday-themed screenshots, videos, and artwork as we'd love to see them! The event will begin at 12 PM ET on Saturday the 23rd of December and runs until 12 PM ET on Sunday the 1st of January. ARK Winter Sale! Happy Holidays Everyone! For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a huge host of discounts across various platforms and regions with the Winter Sale! The discounts and sale length may vary so please continue reading for further sales information! ARK will be participating in this year's Steam Winter Sale! It runs from now through the holiday until the 4th of January! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK will be participating in this year's PlayStation 4 Winter Sale! Discounts may vary based on region, so please double check to ensure you can get it in time! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer’s Edition ARK: Season pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Tuesday the 26th of December at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! Christopher Warburton - A world on fire Runners-up! Ego - Soaring flight Joe Lally - Mystery EXFIB0 - Life Honourable Mentions! Pollti – Sunken Obelisk BlueDragon - Faceoff BlueDragon - Fight or Flight BlueDragon - In the darkness there is light BlueDragon - Light it up BlueDragon - Lost BlueDragon - The edge of death BlueDragon - When titans collide Christopher Warburton - Peaceful Luminocity Christopher Warburton - Screech Ego - Encounter Ego - Flow of spirits Ego - Friends Ego - Light under the earth Ego - My little aberrant wizard EXFIB0 - Rock Drake GamerPerfection - A Survivors Best Friend Lights Up Your Life GamerPerfection - Ready To Explore Aberration Joe Lally - Aberrant Dung Beetle Joe Lally - Glowing PatrickPlays122 - Burning Memories PatrickPlays122 - Evolution PatrickPlays122 - When Worlds Collide Pollti – Aberrant Iguanodon Pollti – Alpha Basilisk & Lystro Pollti – Bulbdog Pollti – Rock Drake Pollti – Shinehorn Pollti – The Fallen Nexus Pollti – The Portal roguewolf91 - Flight of the Glowbug StateofMynd42 - Glowtail StateofMynd42 - Mushroom Hill StateofMynd42 - Uh Oh Vakarian - Attack! Vakarian - Flight in a sandstorm Vakarian - Hold on!!! Vakarian - The early dragon catches the wrum Valoule - Abberation Forrest Valoule - BARKman Training Wolf Angelus - Cavern Forests Wolf Angelus - Eternal Sonata Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! BlueDragon - Illuminating Runners-up! Vakarian - My first Flight EXFIB0 - Leaves Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Poison grin BlueDragon - Glowing springs EXFIB0 - Pink Paradise roguewolf91 - Subterranean Serenity StateofMynd42 - The Hunted Vakarian - Dragons on Center Vakarian - Ups Vakarian - Welcome on Aberration Valoule - Flower Wolf Angelus - Aberrant Waters Wolf Angelus - Divine Judgement Wolf Angelus - Land of New Beginnings Wolf Angelus - Mystical Biomes Wolf Angelus - Netherworld Wolf Angelus - Tides of Time Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Happy Aberrant Holidays! Runners-up! Valoule - SnARKpchat Honorable Mentions! Milkshake - Hidden Gems Milkshake - Beautiful Blue Morgengrau - Show me the way Morgengrau - Unknown Paths TiiaAurora - Just a normal day on Aberration Valoule - SnARKpchat ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 113 is... THIS IS ABERRATION | ARK: Survival Evolved | Epic Cinematic by MAVE! and we'd also like to announce a runner-up... HOMES IN HELL! BEST SPOTS ON ABERRATION! - ARK Cinematic Skits by Lame Wolf! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 113 is… ARK Survival: ARK Advent Calendar - 2017 Holiday Special by Wolf Angelus! and we'd also like to announce two runners-up... Fly's Base Tours: The Spire on Stegoland by Flydive! Scorched Colosseum, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Ark Survival Evolved Holiday Tour of Homes by Zadira CHRISTMAS IS HERE ⛄️ GINGER BREAD HOUSE, SANTA GIFTS, SNOW EVERYWHERE!! | ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by AxeMan Crazy Dino Mike's Used Dino Lot: Turkey Day by Tageon Ark Survival Evolved Christmas tree build on Ragnarok by Tlc138! DragonFalls by Dragonarcwar! The Pagoda - ARK Build Showcase by AwflGaming LEVEL 2 BILLION UNKILLABLE BEAST - ARK Skits by Lame Wolf! THE GREAT FALLS RESIDENCE!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 54 by RYANT1UMOfficial! THE CLIFFTOP ESTATE WINERY!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 55 by RYANT1UMOfficial! Ark Skit - Dimetrodon by Lusaka6 Ark survival evolved - Aberration by GeeKy gAMer no1 & gOOgly Owl Trilobite Taming by MonkeyManTV ARK ABERRATION: Roll Rat Taming EASY and FAST (GUIDE/TUTORIAL) by TiiaAurora UKARKSERVER | PVE ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED XBOX SERVER by RaMarcus Doghouse ! For the Reaper queen by Valoule The Redwoods Ole'Village Market by Milkshake Watercolor Yuty by Milkshake Christmas raptor on it's way to steal your presents by mateaperic51 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239889265 "Abberation Roll Rat Miner" by FollyVentures http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1235379644 Bulbdog Derp Color by Ivymaire http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1237533041 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1238168308 Spotted Prey by Nikout http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1238083364 Santa Ravager by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239604088 Santa Bulbdog by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239534272 Suprannotitan by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1236558279 Update for upcoming mod; Brachiosaurus and lore! by Kaprodonychus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239029975 That's it for this post guys! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and we'll be back at the beginning of the New Year! 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
  4. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays, Survivors! As this year draws to a close, we're going to end off 2017 with a little holiday-themed event! Though smaller than our previous Winter events, we hope Survivors enjoy their holiday time on the ARK. Survivors will experience Santa's Elves inhabiting the ARKs, spreading joy to all those who tame them. This holiday-themed event brings the following changes to the ARKs (available on the holidayevent branch for dedicated servers): - One-time Wild Dino respawn - 5% chance of new wild creatures being Xmas coloured - 50% chance of white-coloured Dire Bears - All hat-wearing wild dinos are wearing Santa hats and Megaloceros have been replaced with Reindeer - 12 AM through to 5 AM provides a temporary buff to live connected players which boosts loot crate quality by 40% (over base values, 15% over LioMagic values), drops more loot, and adds more cosmetics to loot crate drops. Be sure to send us all your holiday-themed screenshots, videos, and artwork as we'd love to see them! The event will begin at 12 PM ET on Saturday the 23rd of December and runs until 12 PM ET on Sunday the 1st of January. ARK Winter Sale! Happy Holidays Everyone! For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a huge host of discounts across various platforms and regions with the Winter Sale! The discounts and sale length may vary so please continue reading for further sales information! ARK will be participating in this year's Steam Winter Sale! It runs from now through the holiday until the 4th of January! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition ARK: Season Pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK will be participating in this year's PlayStation 4 Winter Sale! Discounts may vary based on region, so please double check to ensure you can get it in time! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Explorer’s Edition ARK: Season pass ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Tuesday the 26th of December at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! Christopher Warburton - A world on fire Runners-up! Ego - Soaring flight Joe Lally - Mystery EXFIB0 - Life Honourable Mentions! Pollti – Sunken Obelisk BlueDragon - Faceoff BlueDragon - Fight or Flight BlueDragon - In the darkness there is light BlueDragon - Light it up BlueDragon - Lost BlueDragon - The edge of death BlueDragon - When titans collide Christopher Warburton - Peaceful Luminocity Christopher Warburton - Screech Ego - Encounter Ego - Flow of spirits Ego - Friends Ego - Light under the earth Ego - My little aberrant wizard EXFIB0 - Rock Drake GamerPerfection - A Survivors Best Friend Lights Up Your Life GamerPerfection - Ready To Explore Aberration Joe Lally - Aberrant Dung Beetle Joe Lally - Glowing PatrickPlays122 - Burning Memories PatrickPlays122 - Evolution PatrickPlays122 - When Worlds Collide Pollti – Aberrant Iguanodon Pollti – Alpha Basilisk & Lystro Pollti – Bulbdog Pollti – Rock Drake Pollti – Shinehorn Pollti – The Fallen Nexus Pollti – The Portal roguewolf91 - Flight of the Glowbug StateofMynd42 - Glowtail StateofMynd42 - Mushroom Hill StateofMynd42 - Uh Oh Vakarian - Attack! Vakarian - Flight in a sandstorm Vakarian - Hold on!!! Vakarian - The early dragon catches the wrum Valoule - Abberation Forrest Valoule - BARKman Training Wolf Angelus - Cavern Forests Wolf Angelus - Eternal Sonata Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! BlueDragon - Illuminating Runners-up! Vakarian - My first Flight EXFIB0 - Leaves Honourable Mentions! BlueDragon - Poison grin BlueDragon - Glowing springs EXFIB0 - Pink Paradise roguewolf91 - Subterranean Serenity StateofMynd42 - The Hunted Vakarian - Dragons on Center Vakarian - Ups Vakarian - Welcome on Aberration Valoule - Flower Wolf Angelus - Aberrant Waters Wolf Angelus - Divine Judgement Wolf Angelus - Land of New Beginnings Wolf Angelus - Mystical Biomes Wolf Angelus - Netherworld Wolf Angelus - Tides of Time Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Happy Aberrant Holidays! Runners-up! Valoule - SnARKpchat Honorable Mentions! Milkshake - Hidden Gems Milkshake - Beautiful Blue Morgengrau - Show me the way Morgengrau - Unknown Paths TiiaAurora - Just a normal day on Aberration Valoule - SnARKpchat ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 113 is... THIS IS ABERRATION | ARK: Survival Evolved | Epic Cinematic by MAVE! and we'd also like to announce a runner-up... HOMES IN HELL! BEST SPOTS ON ABERRATION! - ARK Cinematic Skits by Lame Wolf! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 113 is… ARK Survival: ARK Advent Calendar - 2017 Holiday Special by Wolf Angelus! and we'd also like to announce two runners-up... Fly's Base Tours: The Spire on Stegoland by Flydive! Scorched Colosseum, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Ark Survival Evolved Holiday Tour of Homes by Zadira CHRISTMAS IS HERE ⛄️ GINGER BREAD HOUSE, SANTA GIFTS, SNOW EVERYWHERE!! | ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by AxeMan Crazy Dino Mike's Used Dino Lot: Turkey Day by Tageon Ark Survival Evolved Christmas tree build on Ragnarok by Tlc138! DragonFalls by Dragonarcwar! The Pagoda - ARK Build Showcase by AwflGaming LEVEL 2 BILLION UNKILLABLE BEAST - ARK Skits by Lame Wolf! THE GREAT FALLS RESIDENCE!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 54 by RYANT1UMOfficial! THE CLIFFTOP ESTATE WINERY!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 55 by RYANT1UMOfficial! Ark Skit - Dimetrodon by Lusaka6 Ark survival evolved - Aberration by GeeKy gAMer no1 & gOOgly Owl Trilobite Taming by MonkeyManTV ARK ABERRATION: Roll Rat Taming EASY and FAST (GUIDE/TUTORIAL) by TiiaAurora UKARKSERVER | PVE ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED XBOX SERVER by RaMarcus Doghouse ! For the Reaper queen by Valoule The Redwoods Ole'Village Market by Milkshake Watercolor Yuty by Milkshake Christmas raptor on it's way to steal your presents by mateaperic51 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239889265 "Abberation Roll Rat Miner" by FollyVentures http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1235379644 Bulbdog Derp Color by Ivymaire http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1237533041 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1238168308 Spotted Prey by Nikout http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1238083364 Santa Ravager by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239604088 Santa Bulbdog by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239534272 Suprannotitan by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1236558279 Update for upcoming mod; Brachiosaurus and lore! by Kaprodonychus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1239029975 That's it for this post guys! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and we'll be back at the beginning of the New Year! 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
  5. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, what could this be? Aberration Countdown Is On! The wait is almost over! Aberration will have a simultaneous release across all three platforms at 8 AM Pacific Time on the 12th. To help ease the pain of waiting over the next few days, feast your ears on Aberration's theme song, created by Gareth Coker. Xbox Play Anywhere Update This is not the news we had hoped to be giving our Survivors this update, but unfortunately, our Windows 10/Play Anywhere Update will not be releasing on the 12th. This is a major disappoint to us and to many of you reading as well. We do however have a new targetted release date of December 19th, which will be the first Xbox patch after the Aberration DLC on the 12th which should include Windows 10/Play Anywhere support. We apologise yet again for the delay and will do everything within our power to get this update out to you all as soon as we are able to. New Skins from Extra Life! One of our rewards for collecting donations during our Extra Life charity stream was to get a skin of your choice put into the game. Because our fundraising event was such an overwhelming success we decided to award the top four donators instead of just the top one. On December 12th, four new hat skins will be added to the game. These skins were chosen by the top fund raisers: x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, and Dakhar, and the skins are the: Cute Dino Helmet Mask, Chili Mask, Otter Mask, and Scary Skull Mask respectively. These can be earned by defeating the boss on Aberration. Thank you once again to x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, & Dakhar, and to everyone who participated in our Extra Life event! Sponsored Mod Program Update! It’s another exciting month in the Sponsored Mod Program! The mod entering the program this month is not one that we think many people are aware of. The modder, B.Cheers, has been around the modding community for quite some time. Some of you might remember some of his older work like Ark Futurism or Storage+. Without further ado, let’s get into it. This month we will be sponsoring ARK Futurism Final Existence. What’s really cool about this mod is that these are all custom assets made by B.Cheers. There’s no doubt a ton of work went into making all the content that’s in this mod. At the moment, there’s a mostly complete structure set that uses a half wall design. This offers more flexibility to all the ARK builders. More importantly, there are mechs that can equip armor and weapons! With the addition of Tek Tier, I knew someone would take it to the next level. B.Cheers has a development tracker if you’d like to keep up to date with what he’s working on and things that are to come. We believe this mod has a really promising future and might serve as a supplement to your Tek Tier existence. Don’t take our word for it, be sure to check it out for yourself! Xbox Game Awards Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved is 35% off in the Xbox Store in celebration of the Game Awards! Sale ends December 10th. Pick up your copy today! ARK: Evolution Event++ Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 11th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate 2x Maturing 2x Hatching 2x Gestation 2x Faster Mating Interval Rates Also, we won't be running an Evolution Event next weekend as we'll be taking a look at Aberration numbers and judging initial balance/feedback. Get in and take advantage of the rates whilst you can! Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! Vakarian - Dominate the ARK network Runners-up! Vakarian - Cold Raptor to Go Honourable Mentions! roguewolf91 - Brace for Impact Joe Lally - Prowl Joe Lally - Attack Joe Lally - Ambush Wolf Angelus - Tundra Behemoth Wolf Angelus - Santa's Pre-flight Reconnaissance Wolf Angelus - Icy North Wolf Angelus - Holiday Housing Vakarian - Sunset on Center Vakarian - Phoenix under the Obelsik Vakarian - Phoenix on thunderstorm night Vakarian - Hot breakfast Vakarian - He just wants to play Vakarian - Center in the rain Santa in Trouble - Valoule Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Spawning Grounds of the Brood Runners-up! Vakarian - Welcome to TheCenter Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Vakarian - Travelling to another ARK Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Night Wolf Angelus - Antarctica Vakarian - Looking for breakfast Vakarian - Kill the Bat Vakarian - Ice in the jungle Vakarian - Flying in thunderstorm Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Spot the Difference Holiday Edition Runner up! Meet the Engineer - Valoule ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 111 is... ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco In Wonderland Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... How to Decorate Your ARK Builds for Christmas Using Mods :: ARK Christmas Building Tutorial by SWChris! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 111 is… Submarine Underwater Base, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... Holiday 2017 Edition 3D Board Game (Also functions as Village) by Wolf Angelus! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Terraced Pool Showcase: Ragnarok Island Ruins + Eco's Garden Decor Mod How I Built the Ragnarok Desert Mansion :: Get an Inside Look Into My Creative Process Ark survival evolved - Welcoming by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOly Owl SantARK Sleigh by Valoule "Abberation Basilisk Warrior" by FollyVentures http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1223555071 Stargazing by Violet http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1220786396 Fatale - fire wyvern by Akhoris http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1219434756 Fluff boi Dakotaraptor by DodoRupter666 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222844824 Ark Rock drake drawing by Mglogo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1208421197 Christmas Otter by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1224372619 no parking by slippermuffin http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222657625 Rudolph The Reindeer Megaloceros by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1225487223 Ark Realisitc Tyrannosaurus Rex by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1217207920 Orolotitan by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1213590996 Mysterious Mysteries? by Kaprodonychus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1212089359 Carnoraptor by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1207288222 That's it for this post guys! 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
  6. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, what could this be? Aberration Countdown Is On! The wait is almost over! Aberration will have a simultaneous release across all three platforms at 8 AM Pacific Time on the 12th. To help ease the pain of waiting over the next few days, feast your ears on Aberration's theme song, created by Gareth Coker. Xbox Play Anywhere Update This is not the news we had hoped to be giving our Survivors this update, but unfortunately, our Windows 10/Play Anywhere Update will not be releasing on the 12th. This is a major disappoint to us and to many of you reading as well. We do however have a new targetted release date of December 19th, which will be the first Xbox patch after the Aberration DLC on the 12th which should include Windows 10/Play Anywhere support. We apologise yet again for the delay and will do everything within our power to get this update out to you all as soon as we are able to. New Skins from Extra Life! One of our rewards for collecting donations during our Extra Life charity stream was to get a skin of your choice put into the game. Because our fundraising event was such an overwhelming success we decided to award the top four donators instead of just the top one. On December 12th, four new hat skins will be added to the game. These skins were chosen by the top fund raisers: x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, and Dakhar, and the skins are the: Cute Dino Helmet Mask, Chili Mask, Otter Mask, and Scary Skull Mask respectively. These can be earned by defeating the boss on Aberration. Thank you once again to x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, & Dakhar, and to everyone who participated in our Extra Life event! Sponsored Mod Program Update! It’s another exciting month in the Sponsored Mod Program! The mod entering the program this month is not one that we think many people are aware of. The modder, B.Cheers, has been around the modding community for quite some time. Some of you might remember some of his older work like Ark Futurism or Storage+. Without further ado, let’s get into it. This month we will be sponsoring ARK Futurism Final Existence. What’s really cool about this mod is that these are all custom assets made by B.Cheers. There’s no doubt a ton of work went into making all the content that’s in this mod. At the moment, there’s a mostly complete structure set that uses a half wall design. This offers more flexibility to all the ARK builders. More importantly, there are mechs that can equip armor and weapons! With the addition of Tek Tier, I knew someone would take it to the next level. B.Cheers has a development tracker if you’d like to keep up to date with what he’s working on and things that are to come. We believe this mod has a really promising future and might serve as a supplement to your Tek Tier existence. Don’t take our word for it, be sure to check it out for yourself! Xbox Game Awards Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved is 35% off in the Xbox Store in celebration of the Game Awards! Sale ends December 10th. Pick up your copy today! ARK: Evolution Event++ Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 11th at 12 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate 2x Maturing 2x Hatching 2x Gestation 2x Faster Mating Interval Rates Also, we won't be running an Evolution Event next weekend as we'll be taking a look at Aberration numbers and judging initial balance/feedback. Get in and take advantage of the rates whilst you can! Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Three Categories Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Super Resolution! Winner! Vakarian - Dominate the ARK network Runners-up! Vakarian - Cold Raptor to Go Honourable Mentions! roguewolf91 - Brace for Impact Joe Lally - Prowl Joe Lally - Attack Joe Lally - Ambush Wolf Angelus - Tundra Behemoth Wolf Angelus - Santa's Pre-flight Reconnaissance Wolf Angelus - Icy North Wolf Angelus - Holiday Housing Vakarian - Sunset on Center Vakarian - Phoenix under the Obelsik Vakarian - Phoenix on thunderstorm night Vakarian - Hot breakfast Vakarian - He just wants to play Vakarian - Center in the rain Santa in Trouble - Valoule Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Spawning Grounds of the Brood Runners-up! Vakarian - Welcome to TheCenter Honourable Mentions! Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Vakarian - Travelling to another ARK Wolf Angelus - Holiday Center Night Wolf Angelus - Antarctica Vakarian - Looking for breakfast Vakarian - Kill the Bat Vakarian - Ice in the jungle Vakarian - Flying in thunderstorm Freeform! Winner! Wolf Angelus - Spot the Difference Holiday Edition Runner up! Meet the Engineer - Valoule ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 111 is... ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco In Wonderland Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... How to Decorate Your ARK Builds for Christmas Using Mods :: ARK Christmas Building Tutorial by SWChris! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 111 is… Submarine Underwater Base, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias! and we'd also like to announce a runner up... Holiday 2017 Edition 3D Board Game (Also functions as Village) by Wolf Angelus! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! Terraced Pool Showcase: Ragnarok Island Ruins + Eco's Garden Decor Mod How I Built the Ragnarok Desert Mansion :: Get an Inside Look Into My Creative Process Ark survival evolved - Welcoming by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOly Owl SantARK Sleigh by Valoule "Abberation Basilisk Warrior" by FollyVentures http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1223555071 Stargazing by Violet http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1220786396 Fatale - fire wyvern by Akhoris http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1219434756 Fluff boi Dakotaraptor by DodoRupter666 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222844824 Ark Rock drake drawing by Mglogo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1208421197 Christmas Otter by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1224372619 no parking by slippermuffin http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1222657625 Rudolph The Reindeer Megaloceros by Sharkcat http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1225487223 Ark Realisitc Tyrannosaurus Rex by DinoPlayer34 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1217207920 Orolotitan by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1213590996 Mysterious Mysteries? by Kaprodonychus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1212089359 Carnoraptor by milokamilo http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1207288222 That's it for this post guys! 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
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  8. Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is? Autumn Sales! Haven’t yet explored the island of ARK? Now is your chance to get in as ARK has huge discounts with Black Friday, across retail and digital for PS4, Xbox, and Steam! The discounts and sale length may vary across platforms and regions, please continue reading for further sales information at the link below! https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/announcement/71-black-friday-sales/ View full article
  9. Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is? Autumn Sales! Haven’t yet explored the island of ARK? Now is your chance to get in as ARK has huge discounts with Black Friday, across retail and digital for PS4, Xbox, and Steam! The discounts and sale length may vary across platforms and regions, please continue reading for further sales information at the link below! https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/announcement/71-black-friday-sales/
  10. Happy Tuesday, Survivors! Normally our news posts go out on Friday, but we've got some exciting and also important news to share today. Let's go! Aberration Release Date! We are excited to announce we have a release date for Aberration: December 12th of this year. All of us here at Studio Wildcard have been working diligently to progress through the Aberration workflow in anticipation of getting it into your hands. Aberration will be an ARK experience unlike anything survivors have seen so far. We hope you are all as excited as we are for its release! Update on Turrets A few days ago we announced a big change to the game wherein we would be limiting the use of turrets within a radius on our Official Servers. We have been keeping track of all the feedback, reading all the threads, and we understand that this is an important change. Therefore, we'll be making some modifications to our initial plan in order to deal with the concerns that have arisen, as well as ensure a smoother transition to the new turret system for all players. Here's what's going down: We are no longer hard-limiting turrets on the 5th of December, that timeline has changed. We still plan to hard-limit them, but it'll be pushed further out now that we'll be introducing a new kind of turret into the mix. Here's the new plan: PC players can expect the new "Heavy Turret" on the 27th, it will launch with an active server-side turret limit specifically for "Heavy Turrets". We'll take the time to monitor player feedback and our official servers to see if there's anything that we missed, so then we'll have time to consider how to fix and address those concerns. This means that if you're over the visual limit on your regular Auto Turrets, you'll be fine (for now). However, you won't be able to place the Heavy Turrets, unless you're within the limit. We recommend taking advantage of this time to slowly transition your base to using the new Heavy Turrets over the old ones. When Aberration releases on the 12th December, it will have the turret hard-limit enabled on that map from the get-go. This means that neither regular Auto Turrets or Heavy Turrets can be placed on Aberration above the limit. After some time -- likely in the latter half of December -- this change will be enabled on the other maps, however, we'll be providing 2 weeks notice beforehand so you can make any adjustments as necessary. The idea is that you can immediately use the Heavy Turrets in the meantime to prepare for the change while ensuring your base remains well-defended. Console players can expect to see the arrival of the Heavy Turret when the Aberration launches. By this time, the Heavy Turret would have gone through multiple balance passes. The reason we opted to take this route is that we want to make sure it's in a good state before it went live on the console. Unfortunately, we don't have the ability to rapidly iterate as we do on PC, due to the cert process. Console will ultimately follow the same hard-limit activation as PC, albeit several weeks after the hard-limit is activated on PC. For those who hadn't seen some of our previous dialogue on the change, you can check out this short blurb post by Senior Technical & Gameplay Designer, Kayd Hendricks (aka TheRightHand). He covers what are our current thought-processes are, as well as shares some information that we had discussed previously. Additional News! PlayStation 4 SIEA (Americas) Season Pass Skins Great news guys! Sony has enabled the skins on the backend and they should be available for players to acquire in game! As Sony marks the Season Pass bonuses as DLC, players will need to head into the PlayStation Store via their console dashboard and download them (they're free!). Xbox Play Anywhere In addition to the Aberration update, barring any cert issues, Xbox will receive the Play Anywhere update on December 12th. This update will allow crossplay between the Windows 10 version of ARK and the Xbox version. Survivors will be able to choose to allow crossplay on their unofficial servers or non-dedicated sessions with a simple checkbox on the host menu. Holiday Events! We'd like to wish all survivors out there a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that have a great weekend! As for our plans, we will not be hosting an event for Thanksgiving this year due to our efforts being focused on Aberration and getting it out in December. We apologise for the lack of event this time of year, we love hosting holiday events, but unfortunately, we just didn't have the time to do so. Though, with Christmas around the corner, you won't have to wait long for a special Christmas themed Holiday Event! Black Friday ARK Sales! With Black Friday coming up, ARK: Survival Evolved will be having multiple sales across retail and digital for all platforms! The following prices will be in effect this Friday in North America: Wal-Mart (US Stores) - $29.99 USD (a discount of $30) GameStop (US Stores) - $34.99 USD (a discount of $25) EB Games (Canadian Stores) - $39.99 CAD ARK is also currently on sale in the Xbox Digital Store until 11:00 AM GMT on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017: ARK: Survival Evolved - 25% off Scorched Earth - 35% off Explorer's Edition - 30% off Season Pass - 25% off ARK is also available on sale now with early access for PS+ members and will be on sale on the 23rd of November for everyone else until Black Friday (27/11). Please note that the discounts may vary based on your region. ARK: Survival Evolved Scorched Earth ARK: Explorer’s Edition ARK: Season pass Complete your ARK Season Pass ARK will also be participating in this year's Steam Autumn Sale! It'll run from now until 6 PM on the 28th of November! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Season pass That's it for this post guys! As always if you want to keep up with the latest news 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. Happy Tuesday, Survivors! Normally our news posts go out on Friday, but we've got some exciting and also important news to share today. Let's go! Aberration Release Date! We are excited to announce we have a release date for Aberration: December 12th of this year. All of us here at Studio Wildcard have been working diligently to progress through the Aberration workflow in anticipation of getting it into your hands. Aberration will be an ARK experience unlike anything survivors have seen so far. We hope you are all as excited as we are for its release! Update on Turrets A few days ago we announced a big change to the game wherein we would be limiting the use of turrets within a radius on our Official Servers. We have been keeping track of all the feedback, reading all the threads, and we understand that this is an important change. Therefore, we'll be making some modifications to our initial plan in order to deal with the concerns that have arisen, as well as ensure a smoother transition to the new turret system for all players. Here's what's going down: We are no longer hard-limiting turrets on the 5th of December, that timeline has changed. We still plan to hard-limit them, but it'll be pushed further out now that we'll be introducing a new kind of turret into the mix. Here's the new plan: PC players can expect the new "Heavy Turret" on the 27th, it will launch with an active server-side turret limit specifically for "Heavy Turrets". We'll take the time to monitor player feedback and our official servers to see if there's anything that we missed, so then we'll have time to consider how to fix and address those concerns. This means that if you're over the visual limit on your regular Auto Turrets, you'll be fine (for now). However, you won't be able to place the Heavy Turrets, unless you're within the limit. We recommend taking advantage of this time to slowly transition your base to using the new Heavy Turrets over the old ones. When Aberration releases on the 12th December, it will have the turret hard-limit enabled on that map from the get-go. This means that neither regular Auto Turrets or Heavy Turrets can be placed on Aberration above the limit. After some time -- likely in the latter half of December -- this change will be enabled on the other maps, however, we'll be providing 2 weeks notice beforehand so you can make any adjustments as necessary. The idea is that you can immediately use the Heavy Turrets in the meantime to prepare for the change while ensuring your base remains well-defended. Console players can expect to see the arrival of the Heavy Turret when the Aberration launches. By this time, the Heavy Turret would have gone through multiple balance passes. The reason we opted to take this route is that we want to make sure it's in a good state before it went live on the console. Unfortunately, we don't have the ability to rapidly iterate as we do on PC, due to the cert process. Console will ultimately follow the same hard-limit activation as PC, albeit several weeks after the hard-limit is activated on PC. For those who hadn't seen some of our previous dialogue on the change, you can check out this short blurb post by Senior Technical & Gameplay Designer, Kayd Hendricks (aka TheRightHand). He covers what are our current thought-processes are, as well as shares some information that we had discussed previously. Additional News! PlayStation 4 SIEA (Americas) Season Pass Skins Great news guys! Sony has enabled the skins on the backend and they should be available for players to acquire in game! As Sony marks the Season Pass bonuses as DLC, players will need to head into the PlayStation Store via their console dashboard and download them (they're free!). Xbox Play Anywhere In addition to the Aberration update, barring any cert issues, Xbox will receive the Play Anywhere update on December 12th. This update will allow crossplay between the Windows 10 version of ARK and the Xbox version. Survivors will be able to choose to allow crossplay on their unofficial servers or non-dedicated sessions with a simple checkbox on the host menu. Holiday Events! We'd like to wish all survivors out there a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that have a great weekend! As for our plans, we will not be hosting an event for Thanksgiving this year due to our efforts being focused on Aberration and getting it out in December. We apologise for the lack of event this time of year, we love hosting holiday events, but unfortunately, we just didn't have the time to do so. Though, with Christmas around the corner, you won't have to wait long for a special Christmas themed Holiday Event! Black Friday ARK Sales! With Black Friday coming up, ARK: Survival Evolved will be having multiple sales across retail and digital for all platforms! The following prices will be in effect this Friday in North America: Wal-Mart (US Stores) - $29.99 USD (a discount of $30) GameStop (US Stores) - $34.99 USD (a discount of $25) EB Games (Canadian Stores) - $39.99 CAD ARK is also currently on sale in the Xbox Digital Store until 11:00 AM GMT on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017: ARK: Survival Evolved - 25% off Scorched Earth - 35% off Explorer's Edition - 30% off Season Pass - 25% off ARK is also available on sale now with early access for PS+ members and will be on sale on the 23rd of November for everyone else until Black Friday (27/11). Please note that the discounts may vary based on your region. ARK: Survival Evolved Scorched Earth ARK: Explorer’s Edition ARK: Season pass Complete your ARK Season Pass ARK will also be participating in this year's Steam Autumn Sale! It'll run from now until 6 PM on the 28th of November! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Season pass That's it for this post guys! As always if you want to keep up with the latest news 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