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! Let’s get started with some news.
Upcoming Volcano Changes (Xbox One/PS4)!
This is a reminder for our console Survivors that in the next console update, the volcano will be receiving an active remodeling which will delete everything in the vicinity outlined in the screenshot above. You are highly recommended to move out of the area immediately if you have not already done so.
Your ARK Story!
Workshop Wednesday: Issue #2
A few days ago Cedric posted another blog-style article based on the ARK Workshop, featuring information about making maps! The article features a brief interview with Damien, Environment Director, Navin, a Senior Producer, and the map makers from the Sponsored Mod Program. Check it out!
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 15th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
1.5x Harvesting Rate
1.5x Taming Rate
1.5x EXP Rate
Reminder: this 1.5x bonus is on top of the 2x rates that are now standard on our official servers!
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! This week’s contest winner is… Kovko!
NVidia Ansel Photography Contest
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:
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
Pollti – Thieving bears caught by bees
BlueDragon – Impaled
Wolf Angelus – Monsoon Season
F1r3fly – Raíña Queen of the Grove
BlueDragon – Teleport
FataL1ty – Strange Land
Mr Thunder – Rushing into the brave knight
TiMoAgE – TMC-Class ARK Destroyer Outside
FataL1ty – Ruby Forest
BlueDragon – TEK Sphere
Kovko – Pillars
BlueDragon – Another World
Roguewolf91 – Rise above
Wolf Angelus – Plantation Shoreline
TiMoAgE – TMC-Class ARK Control Terminal
BlueDragon – A new home
FataL1ty – I believe I can fly!
Kovko – Connected
FataL1ty – Imminent Cleansing
Kovko – Utopia
BlueDragon – The Gate
FataL1ty – Pahoehoe Island
AsH – Ascension Mystery
Mr Thunder – Bad Blood
Roguewolf91 – Late Night Snack
Mantikoa – Sunlight Views
Wolf Angelus – Plantation House
F1r3fly – All Hail Queen Raíña
GG Fizz – A Bugs Life
BlueDragon – Entrance
Mantikoa – Sunlight Views
Mr Thunder – Best Buddies
Norlinri – Ruins
GG Fizz – The Megatherium Attack
Kovko – Broken Bridge
Wolf Angelus – Plantation
AsH – Road to Ascension
StateofMynd42 – Impending Doom
Kovko – Two Worlds
Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!
Wolf Angelus – Plantation Center
Kovko – Stream
BlueDragon – Top of the world
EXFIB0 – TEK Cave!
FataL1ty – Bone Hungry
Wolf Angelus – Plantation Day View
Roguewolf91 – Gone Spelunking
BlueDragon – Crystal Ice Cave
Wolf Angelus – Farm Day
FataL1ty – Don’t Look Back
Wolf Angelus – Farm Night
EXFIB0 – Bubbles
Wolf Angelus – Plantation Night
Kovko – Vacation
FataL1ty – Endor
EXFIB0 – Lavafall
BlueDragon – Terminal
EXFIB0 – Volcano
FataL1ty – Subtle Greens!
BlueDragon – Into the depths
F1r3fly – Troo Colours
Cheb – Out from the depths
Valoule – Mario kARK
Kana – Charlie the Unicorn
Starwolf23 – Magical Liopleurodon!
Wolf Angelus – ARK Rangers – Dino Thunder
Mantikoa – Acceptable
EXFIB0 – Neon
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 92 is…
Ark Survival Evolved Cartoon – Tek Tier by Green Man Cartoons!
We would also like to announce a runner up this week…
HAPPY CAMPERS! – ARK Cinematic Skits by Lame Wolf Productions!
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 ARKitects for Community Crunch 92 are…
Mario KARK (Delfino square) by Valoule!
… and Spongebob 3D Sculpture & Base by Wolf Angelus!
We would also like to announce two runners up this week as well!
ARK PYRAMID BUILD! EGYPTIAN THEMED TOWN! by TagBackTV!
…and Empire State Building by Kogadins!
WOODEN HANGING BRIDGE MOD – ARK: Survival Evolved by VIRTUAL REALMS
Hope Ark Evolved Map – The Journey Part 1 by vwcamper
ARK How to Build a Gazebo :: Building Guide :: Gazebo Building on ARK Survival Evolved by SWChris
Ark Dragonsreach! (Skyrim)- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 7 by RYANT1UM
Ground Zero [IronMine Ragnarok]  by MonkeyMan
EQUUS RACE TRACK BUILD🐴 | ARK Survival Evolved [S3 EP29] by The AxeMan
NEW SORNA REX, GIANT VIPER KILLS TITANO WITH POISON & DINO HAIR ( Gameplay ) by Anthomnia
Polynesian Fishing Hut Ark Tutorial :: Building Guide :: House on Pillars by SWChris
Serious Farming [Madagascar Evolved Survival Plus]  by MonkeyMan
ARK: Vanilla KILLING THE HARD BROODMOTHER, UNLOCKING TEK ENGRAMS, AND SLAYING THE CHITEN CAVE by Myndmelt
ARK DON’T BRING A QUETZAL WHEN TAMING GIANT BEES! w/THE AXEMAN! HOW TO TAME GIANT BEES AND GET HONEY by Myndmelt
Ark Survival Evolved – The bribe (PART 56) by GeeKy gAMer no.1
Ark Survival Evolved – Big fish ( PART 57) by GeeKy gAMer no.1
Ark Survival Evolved Equus Taming Xbox One + PS4 by SteadyTeddy
Ark Leedsichthys Raft Defence??? by SteadyTeddy
Ark How To Solo Tame Quetzal Xbox One + PS4 After Flyer Nerf by SteadyTeddy
ARK:Survival Evolved Building w/ Fizz :: Swamp Base Build (No Mods) by GG Fizz
COLONIAL STYLE HOUSING!!- Ark Building Montage Monday EP 29 by RYANT1UM
Ark Survival Evolved Top 5 Quetzal Replacements (Flyer Nerf) by Jade Plays Games
HOW TO BUILD A TEK TIER UNDERWATER BASE – FIRST LOOK by Jade Plays Games
TOP 5 BEGINNER TAMES | ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED by The AxeMan
Ark Power Leveling 1 – 70 in 15 Minuets Xbox One + PS4 by SteadyTeddy
Ark: How To Rek The Alpha Tribe by C8sun
ARK Quetz Docking Platform and Air Base! :: ARK Building Evolved :: ARK Creative Building by SWChris
ARK Dev Kit Sneak Peek | First look at Megatherium (Giant Sloth) by GG Fizz
ARK How To Use And Spawn TEK TIER TELEPORTER by Jade Plays Games
Unicorn of Scotland by Lady Volts
Liquid Freeze by Lady Volts
Kaprosuchus vs compy by Akhoris
I find a egg! A big egg! by Akhoris
Valkyrie by Violet
swamp creature (3) by iguana12345678
terror bird by iguana12345678
Grey Bird by Chilly Wolf (Varn)
Desert Camo Moschops by Sharkcat
Snow Camo Moschops by Sharkcat
Forest Camo Moschops by Sharkcat
Sap Moschops by Sharkcat
Rare Mushroom Moschops by Sharkcat
Rare Flower Moschops by Sharkcat
Prime Meat Moschops by Sharkcat
Tapejara Warpaint by Dejvik
Sarco got a new painjob too by Dejvik
T-Rexes Warpaint by Dejvik
Scorched Earth – New Update! custom ressource map by Exhumed
Mama Naco’s floating home
Glow-Worm Dossier! by Scarecrow
Cricetinae Dossier (FAN-MADE) by Marc Munyeesa
Indominus Rex Dossier (My Version) by KeyKey
Elasmosaurus Dossier by KeyKey
Titan Cockroach Dossier by Mega
Utyrannus Dossier (Fantasy Dino) by KeyKey
Eotriceratops Dossier by Mega
Ouranosaurus Dossier by Mega
That’s it for this post guys!
Wildcard Jen & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team