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!
Steam on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS:
Microsoft on Xbox One, & Xbox One X, and soon Play Anywhere:
Sony’s PlayStation Network:
First of all, a huge wholehearted thank you from everyone here at Studio Wildcard to the ARK Community! Since Aberration released we have received a number of kind messages of support for the game and our team. We appreciate each and every one of you; your feedback, creations, videos, live streams, drawings, screenshots, they mean everything to us and we will be forever grateful to the love you show our game.
Aberration has been available for a few days now and it has been an absolute blast. Seeing the game do so well on each platform, with so much fan support behind it is incredible. We’re looking forward to the weeks ahead and can’t wait to experience more of your Aberration stories!
In honour of Aberration’s release, it’s time to offer a bounty!
BOUNTY: ALPHA ABERRATION ENDBOSS
We’re awarding $2000 to the first person who provides video proof of them defeating the Alpha Aberration Endboss on an Official Aberration server! Remember to include proof that this has taken place on an Official Server, you can do so by showing us the main menu which will indicate the server you’re on!
Dino TLC Preview
Now that Aberration has been released the question on your mind might be: what’s in-store next for ARK?
Today we’re excited to share with you the first few images of our Dino TLC update that is currently being worked on. These images are still work-in-progress and are therefore subject to change before final release, but here are the updated Rex, Ape, and Dire Wolf models.
Studio Wildcard started out as a small studio and as we’ve progressed through ARKs development, we’ve grown tremendously! We’ve been able to bring on very talented animators and character artists to work on the project.
You’ve seen some of their work in our more recent creatures and expansion packs, and now they’ll be taking their abilities and showing some love to some of the original creatures we launched with. We’re excited to see where these creatures go with the new advanced techniques and can’t wait to show you how they turn out!
These three are not the only models that are planned to be upgraded. We have more coming as well but that’ll have to remain a Mysterious Mystery for now!
Consoles Patches & Play Anywhere Update
We’ve figured out the networking-retail specific issue we ran into with Microsoft! The Windows 10 release accordingly with Play Anywhere and Crossplay will be available on 19th of December! We’ve cleared the date with Microsoft!
We also have a console update in cert at the moment, it’ll fix some bugs which were reported as well as adjust some numbers based on the balance feedback we’ve received for! You can check out the patch notes here: PS4 Patch Notes / Xbox Patch Notes.
Ragnarok Fans! We’ve got some exciting news regarding the map and its development! In the coming week, Ragnarok will be approximately 100% complete internally, and we’ll be releasing a PC update to add in the latest part of the map. We are expecting to deploy this update on Wednesday the 20th of December. The previous Ragnarok update will be making its way to console around the new year, We don’t have a precise date as we’re not sure on console Cert availability, but once we do we’ll let you know.
ARK: Super Fan Edition!
The Collector’s Edition of ARK: Survival Evolved is now available for purchase without the game or seasons pass included, for those who already own the game. Thanks for your patience on this, and we’re excited to finally get those items out to you guys:
– HANDCRAFTED, LEATHER-BOUND EXPLORER’S NOTEBOOK: featuring the Dossiers of every creature you’ll encounter in “ARK: Survival Evolved”, with tips on capturing, taming and training them. With 100+ creatures in the game currently, there’s plenty to read up on in this fantastic tome.
– THE OFFICIAL ARK LOGO NECKLACE: to show your dedication to being a Survivor.
– A CLOTH MAP OF THE ARK ISLAND: so you’ll always know where you are!
– COLLECTOR’S EDITION CHEST: All of this Ark-themed booty comes packed in a faux-wooden chest that will impress your friends and fellow players!
– A POSTER FEATURING THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM BEHIND ARK
– ARK OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK CD
You can purchase it world-wide today on our website: playark.com
Xbox Game Sale!
ARK: Survival Evolved and its counterparts are currently on sale in the Xbox Store! You can pick up the game for its discounted price at the links below:
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 18th at 6 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
THIS IS ABERRATION | ARK: Survival Evolved | Epic Cinematic by MAVE
ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED – ABERRATION – WTF IS THIS SPAWN POINT?! by SSundee
ARK – NOS RAIDEA UN CANGREJO GIGANTE… XDDD #2 – ABERRATION by Nexxuz
THE LARGEST ARK UPDATE EVER – ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED ABERRATION EXPANSION #1 by JeromeASF
ARK – HOW TO TAME A ROCK DRAKE In Aberration by Nooblets
THIS IS ABERRATION ( New ARK DLC ) – ARK Duo Survival Series – Aberration #1 by faceless GAMING
EVERY NEW CREATURE IN ABERRATION! ROCK DRAKE, REAPER QUEEN & KARKINOS! by Syntac
🦀ARK EASY KARKINOS TAMING + ALL ABILITIES!! Ark Aberration How To Tame Giant Crab by Fresonis
ARK: Survival Evolved – NEW DINOSAUR WORLD!! (ARK Aberration, Episode 1) by Typical Gamer
— Mika / Hiroshark🦈 (@Hiroshark) December 13, 2017
— Olivar (@NekoNova) December 12, 2017
— Kristen (@katamarikitty) December 11, 2017
RockDrake Drawing by * Fluffy * ( Fr )’s Artwork
DoDo. by * Fluffy * ( Fr )’s Artwork
Magic Egg by * Fluffy * ( Fr )’s Artwork
Bulbdog Derp by Ivymaire
Aberrant Diplodocus by ⚡Shockal be sleep⚡
Chibi Marble by PirateReaper
Sanic by fufightr
Deinonycanis by milokamilo’
That’s it for this post guys!
All the best,