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Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??? & Community Crunch #110!

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!

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

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

Xbox Play Anywhere!

A small update: the Xbox Play Anywhere patch has officially entered the certification process. In addition to the Aberration update, barring any cert issues that could arise, 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.

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 4th 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!


BlueDragon – A Dance of Fire


Ego – Touch and run – Super Resolution

Christopher Warburton – The Hunt

Joe Lally – Unfortunate

Norlinri – Howling at the moon

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Bullies

BlueDragon – Extra Crispy

BlueDragon – The ants go marching

BlueDragon – The Hunt

BlueDragon – Turkey 1, Survivor 0

BlueDragon – Turkey Assault

BlueDragon – Turkey Life

Christopher Warburton – Canyon

Christopher Warburton – Earth Vs Fire 1

Christopher Warburton – Hidden Temple

Christopher Warburton – Target Spotted

Christopher Warburton – The Desert Sun

Christopher Warburton – Wing Blast

Joe Lally – Buzzing

Joe Lally – Microraptor

Maxib – Highest Peak

Norlinri – I command it

Norlinri – Power of the artifact

Norlinri – Red obelisk

Norlinri – Sense of freedom

Norlinri – The bear

Norlinri – Underwater cave

StateofMynd42 – He Sees You

StateofMynd42 – Sandy Claws

The Pilgrim – Digi giga spiral Tek

The Pilgrim – Think Tek

Vakarian – Catch the Stone

Vakarian – Draconis Mantis

Vakarian – Grab the Stone

Vakarian – I said NO!

Vakarian – The wild hunt

Vakarian – Unicorn in the Sunlight

Vakarian – Water Jug Bug

Vakarian – Way to Home

Valoule – Good sleep

Wolf Angelus – Angry Bird

Wolf Angelus – Magical Haze

Wolf Angelus – Yutyrannus in Japan

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Vakarian – Inseparable


Wolf Angelus – Lost Eden Bath 2

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – A giga’s paradise

BlueDragon – After the Feast

Vakarian – BOOOOOM!

Vakarian – Draconis vipera vs Colossus petram

Vakarian – Sunset in the desert

Vakarian – Under the Stone

Vakarian – Unicorn Ride on the beach

Valoule – ARKladdin

Wolf Angelus – Lost Eden

Wolf Angelus – Lost Eden Bath

Wolf Angelus – Lost Eden Center Night

Wolf Angelus – Rock Climbers View



Starwolf23 – What’s In Your Backyard

Runner Up!

Valoule – GTARK

Honourable Mentions!


BatmanTDKR – Guardian Of Fire


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 110 is…

Dozan the Dodo Man by Dax and Tag vs the World!


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 110 is…

Chessboard by Rockz!


The Pilgrim-Tek Skyscraper-ARKitect


Pirate Galleon, PvE Base by Sitharias!

A shorter than normal crunch this week, we’ll be getting back to the extended ones soon but right now the team is all hands on deck for the upcoming release of Aberration!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard


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