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Community Crunch #71, Extra Life Wrap, and more!

Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

PC Gamer TEK Tier Reveal!


In case you missed it, check out this early review of our upcoming TEK Tier system from PCGamer by clicking the link below!

ARK: TEK Tier Reveal

For a complete preview of what’s coming next, be sure to check out the December issue of PC Gamer!

Extra Life!


We at Studio Wildcard are incredibly excited and gracious to our community for joining us during our Extra Life livestream on Twitch and for donating to our campaign. Over the course of 35 hours, the Extra Life Tribe was able to raise more than we did last year! Over $25,000 was raised to help sick kids through Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Every ARK Survivor should be very proud, congratulations! :)

The event was hosted in our Seattle Office by Forest Rapczak and Twitch streamer X3BelleX3 aka Belle who were joined by many members of the development team in person or over the phone. Many community members and Twitch streamers were also present to hang out and play games with the dev team on our ARK servers. Thanks for everyone that joined in!


Thanks to our generous community we were able to reach the list of Top Fundraisers! 

There was tons of fun to be had. There were many games played including “Narcoberry Eating Contest”, “The Birthday Game”, “Wild West Nerf Gun Duel”, “Flip Cup”, “Pin The Tail On The Dino”, as well as in-ARK games like ARK Pictionary, The Building Game, Hangman, Tribe Wars, and of course, Survival of the Fittest.

Alongside these games was plenty of reveals from the ARK development team. We showed off upcoming creatures, new caves, new Survival of the Fittest Scorched Earth map, Primitive Plus upcoming features, and the grand reveal: ARK on Playstation 4 (coming soon in December).

If you didn’t tune into the marathon but want to take a look back on what happened, you can watch the entire VOD or specific highlighted moments on our Twitch channel:

Extra Life Stream
Extra Life Highlights

It’s still not too late to offer some support for Extra Life! If you’d like to donate to the cause, just click here and follow the steps!

Thank you everyone for tuning into the stream and for all the support you’ve shown so far! We truly appreciate it and we’re so grateful for having such a caring community!


ARK: Turkey Trial!


The ARK: Turkey Trial 2 event begins soon!

Survivors will be given the opportunity to participate in the turkey-hunt of their lives. ARK: Turkey Trial 2 will throw survivors into a large-scale scavenger hunt and allow them to carve up the rare “Super-Turkeys” unleashed across the ARK! By harvesting sufficient Super Turkey Wishbones from these bloodthirsty, genetically-modified creatures, players can craft their very own stylish “Chieftain” Hat, or choose to summon the devastating DodoRex creature to do their bidding for a limited period of time. Brand new to this years event, you will also be able to earn custom event-themed Emotes!

The event will be on all Official maps: Scorched Earth, The Center, and The Island. It all begins November 16th on Xbox and November 23rd on PC!

ARK: SotF – October Survivor League Championship!


The ARK: Survival of the Fittest October Survivor League Championship matches will take place from 11 am EST to 2 pm EST on Saturday, 19th of November, with a bounty of more than $65,000 in prizes to the winners!

The Survivors who have qualified for the event are listed here:

The championship games will be shoutcasted by typeForced! We invite all ARK fans, and the newly curious, to come watch the epic battles at that time on our Twitch channel:


To those competing: may fortune smile upon you, brave Survivors! And may the fittest survivor be victorious!

Hope we have an awesome Championship and get to see some great games!

Evolution Event Weekend!


Through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be affected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate

So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can! The event will end at 12PM EDT on Monday the 14th of November.

Player Procedurally Generated Maps!


The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let’s check out the entries for this weeks contest!

It’s a tie!

Rocky Lands by KishK0!


and if you’d like to run this map yourself, here are the necessary PGM settings!

PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=365;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=1.012074;Mountains Frequency=12.88525;Mountains Slope=0.978277;MountainsHeight=0.847633;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.2;JungleGrassDensity=0.04;ErosionIterations=200000;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.365831;RWBiomeSize=0.179932;MountainBiomeStart=-0.509294;MountainsTreeDensity=0.03;JungleBiomeStart=-0.628567;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.2;MountainGrassDensity=0.07;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.02;TreeDensity=0.008;JungleTreeDensity=0.8;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.2;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.12;ShoreTreeDensity=0.04;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.003;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)

and our second winner…

Spino’s Land by EXFIB0!


And the seed if you’d like to run this map:

PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=745;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=6.171719;Mountains Frequency=15.056612;Mountains Slope=1.63423;MountainsHeight=0.924892;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.258437;RWBiomeSize=0.147708;MountainBiomeStart=-0.641244;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.553406;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)

Congratulations to our winners! Looking forward to the next set! We’ll be creating a new thread for the next contest which will be running immediately – so get generating! ;)

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!

You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes

Super Resolution!


Soulyouth – Hostile


EXFIB0 – The Volcano


Soulyouth – Evolved


Soulyouth – Soar!


Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Dodowyvern vs Manticore


EXFIB0 – Face to Face


EXFIB0 – The Cave


EXFIB0 – We Fight Back


KISHK0 – Barrel Roll


KISHK0 – Dragon vs Gorilla


KISHK0 – Gorilla


KISHK0 – Mirror Fight


Soulyouth – Beat Down!


Soulyouth – Bionic


Soulyouth – Kimberly’s Dinozord


Steven Bongers – Center


Wolf Angelus – Thousand Peaks


Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Soulyouth – Homecoming


Soulyouth – Escape


Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Manticore


EXFIB0 – Skeletal Wyvern


KISHK0 – King Of The Island


KISHK0 – Lake Paradise


Soulyouth – Air 2 Air




Soulyouth – Dino Riders


Honourable Mention!

KISHK0 – Hunting Diplos


Community Contests!


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!

And without further ado, the ARKitect for Community Crunch 71 is… a tie!

Floating base under rock arch (PvE official server) by Sitharias!


Be sure to check out more screenshots of this impressive build here: http://imgur.com/a/PTAhj

… and Ark Pinball by Valoule!


Be sure to check out more screenshots of this impressive build here: https://imgur.com/a/4aFFC


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 71 is…

The Oldest World in 4K – ARK Workshop Map Showcase [Cinematic] by KISHKO!

This beautiful 4k video takes us on a tour of the map “The Oldest World” created by Tjoepapke.

Fan Feature!

ARK – PvP Highlights From Official Server 200 [6 Minutes Of Killing People] by Yocimir 

ARK: Survival Evolved PvP Compilation [Official Server 200] by EXFIB0

MODDED ARK: Survival Evolved (Center Map) Hayesville!!!!!!! by StoneyDragon 

RUNNING DRY – ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions 

HOW TO SUMMON A DEMON! – Ark: Survival Evolved (Ark: Fear Evolved) by ThickFreedom

ATTACK OF THE ACHATINA! – ARK Bites by Lame Wolf Productions

CAN YOU SOLVE THIS? TERRIFYING GIANT MAZE EVENT – Ark: Survival Evolved (Ark: Fear Evolved) by ThickFreedom




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