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Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??? & Community Crunch #105!

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

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.

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?


We have some information to share on the Xbox Play Anywhere and Rentable Servers front! First of all, Rentable Servers will be available on Xbox from October 25th, and Nitrado will supply them! In the coming days, they’ll have more information available about the process, as well as a landing page to collect interest. The delay comes from some extra loose-ends we need to tie up with Microsoft and Nitrado, and then after that, we’ll have to get through long-certification (our date takes into account the cert-time). That patch will also include our Official Xbox One X support, so you guys won’t have to wait for an update for that!

We have also decided to delay the launch of ARK on Xbox Play Anywhere and CrossPlay until November. The reason behind this is because we believe it is critical to get BattlEye functioning on Microsoft’s platform. We’re very interested in the effects of CrossPlay, but we’re cautious of enabling PC and Xbox Players to game together without having our anti-cheat ready, so it’s going to take a little longer to get that sorted, but it will ensure a much better experience overall.


Sponsored Mods Update!

Xbox Play Anywhere, Crossplay, Rentable Servers, and Xbox One X Support!

It’s the time of the month where we introduce some new and exciting mods from the community!  This month we are happy to introduce some pretty unique mods to the program.  During the course of the program, we’ve seen our share of maps, structure mods, and even a total conversion.  We get excited when we see game modes like Urban Death Match or really well thought out ideas like Zoology get published!

Urban Death Match

We’ve always thought that ARK could serve as a good foundation for a team deathmatch mod. Those that aren’t new to the modding scene might remember Tribe Wars and the pre-match that started in a team deathmatch setting.  Urban Deathmatch might be the choice for those who are looking for a similar game mode.

Spawn areas are predetermined and each spawn area has six crates that can be used to gear up your players.  Be sure to give this a look if you are looking for some fun events to host on your server.  Since the mod is a map extension, it shouldn’t affect any of your existing saves!

Be sure to check it out!


We were really impressed when we got to check out Zoology.  It’s one of those mods that just makes sense!  Zoology adds a new element of discovery to the creatures you encounter on The Island. Ultimately, it changes how they act and behave and adds new and refreshing ways of interacting with wild and tamed creatures.

There’s a lot going on in this mod but essentially, wild and tamed creatures, have a level of morale and can suffer from stress, are intelligent enough (some of them) to flee from their predators, and predators will only hunt when hungry.  It’s like a total conversion for the behavioural system of creatures!!

That’s all for this month.  We’ll continue to keep an eye out for mods that are original and creative.  We sincerely appreciate all the effort we are seeing from the modding community.

PS4 EU Flash Sale: 20% Off!

ARK Fan Kicks!

Fan Kicks are a casual footwear which features your favourite games! ARK has now been officially licenced to be part of the Fan Kicks Collection and you can pick up a pair of your favourite ARK shoes here! Here’s a video demonstrating how they work:

Swap the Top!

Multiple Uppers on the Same Shoe? WHAAAAT?

Posted by Fan Kicks – Ark: Survival Evolved on Friday, September 8, 2017

To celebrate the launch of the footwear Fan Kicks are hosting a free pair giveaway on their ARK Fan Kicks Facebook page, just head on over there, like their page and tag a friend in their post for your chance to win! They’re also offering 20% off any order over 99$ USD with the special discount code ARKSE at checkout

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 2nd 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

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!

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!


GG Fizz – Divebomb

Runners up!

StateofMynd42 – Old School Twist

Morgengrau – A Song of Ice and Fire

Ego – Will you marry me

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus – Takeoff

Wolf Angelus – Forest Adventuring

Wolf Angelus – Flying High

Wolf Angelus – Baby Photos – Raptor

Valoule – Shot fired!

stke7 – Lightning Wyvern

stke7 – Lightning Wyvern

stke7 – Lightning Wyvern

stke7 – Lightning Wyvern

stke7 – Lightning Wyvern

stke7 – Lightning Wyvern

StateofMynd42 – Shield Knight

StateofMynd42 – Cuddle Dragons

Starwolf23 – The Answer

Starwolf23 – I Got This

roguewolf91 – Hunter Becomes The Hunted

Pollti – Alpha Wyvern Attacks

Morgengrau – They’re watching us

Morgengrau – An eye for an eye

GG Fizz – The Phoenix of Dawn

EXFIB0 – Poison

EXFIB0 – Flames

EXFIB0 – Face To Face

Ego – For you my love!

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Starwolf23 – Enlightenment

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus – Vast Lands of Crystal Isles

Wolf Angelus – The Tropics of Crystal Isles

Wolf Angelus – Redwood’s River Connection

Valoule – White Walker

StateofMynd42-  Determination

roguewolf91 – Secrets of the Depths

EXFIB0 – Yellow Drop

EXFIB0 – Scorched Earth



Valoule – ArARK Attack

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus – Romeo & Juliet

F1r3fly – Life’s a beach


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 105 is…



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 105 is…

Sonic : Green Hill Zone ARK 1 by Valoule!



Fan Feature!

DYSFUNCTIONAL DIMORPHS – AKA: A Bunny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pet Shop by ranger1presents

Cliff Side base build. No mods Xbox one Ark Survival Evolved by Travis138

ARK Catamaran Design Tutorial For XBox & PS4 :: Double-Hulled Boat for ARK Rafts :: ARK Build Guide by SWChris

“Warriors” An Ark GMV by GripenxGaming

ARK: TUSOTEUTHIS CINEMATIC DOSSIER | #002 | ARK: Survival Evolved Trailer by ShipWrekt

Tag vs Ark Survival Evolved : Short Guide to Taming Queen Bees and Getting Honey by Tageon

Fall/Halloween Houses & Pens *No Mods Req’d* (Pumpkin/Cauldron/Candy Corn) by Wolf Angelus

Hatching A TON of Ice WYERN Eggs! Ragnarok On Melted Cheese Server! Ark Survival Evolved Gameplay by Myndmelt

Tek Base/Lair on Floating Tree platform. No Mods! Ragnarok Ark Survival Evolved. Xbox one by Travis138

The Best 3×2 PvP Base Design In ARK: Survival Evolved by EXFIB0

[WIP] More Saddle Options 5 by Nivea


[WIP] More Saddle Options 5c by Nivea


Dodo Griffin! by Sir Novaraptor


Dunky by milokamilo


Cute and cuddly by milokamilo


Dossier: Majungasaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus


Dossier: Kronosaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus


Dossier: Brontornis by Scanova the Carnotaurus


That’s it for this post guys! Our apologies for the missing Digest this week, Jeremy had to fly out last minute to deal with an emergency; though the segment will return next week!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard





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