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Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??? & Community Crunch #111!

What an intriguing discovery survivors, what could this be?

Aberration Countdown Is On!

The wait is almost over! Aberration will have a simultaneous release across all three platforms at 8 AM Pacific Time on the 12th.


In “ARK: Aberration” Survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive!

To help ease the pain of waiting over the next few days, feast your ears on Aberration’s theme song, created by Gareth Coker.

Xbox Play Anywhere Update

This is not the news we had hoped to be giving our Survivors this update, but unfortunately, our Windows 10/Play Anywhere Update will not be releasing on the 12th. This is a major disappoint to us and to many of you reading as well. We do however have a new targetted release date of December 19th, which will be the first Xbox patch after the Aberration DLC on the 12th which should include Windows 10/Play Anywhere support. We apologise yet again for the delay and will do everything within our power to get this update out to you all as soon as we are able to.

New Skins from Extra Life!

One of our rewards for collecting donations during our Extra Life charity stream was to get a skin of your choice put into the game. Because our fundraising event was such an overwhelming success we decided to award the top four donators instead of just the top one. On December 12th, four new hat skins will be added to the game.

These skins were chosen by the top fund raisers: x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, and Dakhar, and the skins are the: Cute Dino Helmet Mask, Chili Mask, Otter Mask, and Scary Skull Mask respectively. These can be earned by defeating the boss on Aberration. Thank you once again to x3Belle, PepperJC, windxiv, & Dakhar, and to everyone who participated in our Extra Life event!

Sponsored Mod Program Update!

It’s another exciting month in the Sponsored Mod Program!  The mod entering the program this month is not one that we think many people are aware of. The modder, B.Cheers, has been around the modding community for quite some time.  Some of you might remember some of his older work like Ark Futurism or Storage+.  Without further ado, let’s get into it.

This month we will be sponsoring ARK Futurism Final Existence.  What’s really cool about this mod is that these are all custom assets made by B.Cheers.  There’s no doubt a ton of work went into making all the content that’s in this mod.  At the moment, there’s a mostly complete structure set that uses a half wall design.  This offers more flexibility to all the ARK builders.  More importantly, there are mechs that can equip armor and weapons!  With the addition of Tek Tier, I knew someone would take it to the next level.

B.Cheers has a development tracker if you’d like to keep up to date with what he’s working on and things that are to come.  We believe this mod has a really promising future and might serve as a supplement to your Tek Tier existence.  Don’t take our word for it, be sure to check it out for yourself!

Xbox Game Awards Sale!

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 11th 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

Also, we won’t be running an Evolution Event next weekend as we’ll be taking a look at Aberration numbers and judging initial balance/feedback. Get in and take advantage of the rates whilst you can! :)

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!


Vakarian – Dominate the ARK network


Vakarian – Cold Raptor to Go

Honourable Mentions!

roguewolf91 – Brace for Impact

Joe Lally – Prowl

Joe Lally – Attack

Joe Lally – Ambush

Wolf Angelus – Tundra Behemoth

Wolf Angelus – Santa’s Pre-flight Reconnaissance

Wolf Angelus – Icy North

Wolf Angelus – Holiday Housing

Vakarian – Sunset on Center

Vakarian – Phoenix under the Obelsik

Vakarian – Phoenix on thunderstorm night

Vakarian – Hot breakfast

Vakarian – He just wants to play

Vakarian – Center in the rain

Santa in Trouble – Valoule

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


roguewolf91 – Spawning Grounds of the Brood


Vakarian – Welcome to TheCenter

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Angelus – Holiday Center

Vakarian – Travelling to another ARK

Wolf Angelus – Holiday Center Night

Wolf Angelus – Antarctica

Vakarian – Looking for breakfast

Vakarian – Kill the Bat

Vakarian – Ice in the jungle

Vakarian – Flying in thunderstorm



Wolf Angelus – Spot the Difference Holiday Edition

Runner up!

Meet the Engineer – Valoule


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 111 is…

ARK: Survival Evolved | Eco In Wonderland Mod | The Cinematic Experience by Jukari!

and we’d also like to announce a runner up…

How to Decorate Your ARK Builds for Christmas Using Mods :: ARK Christmas Building Tutorial by SWChris!


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 111 is…

Submarine Underwater Base, PvE (ARK) by Sitharias!

and we’d also like to announce a runner up…

Holiday 2017 Edition 3D Board Game (Also functions as Village) by Wolf Angelus!

If you’d like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:

Fan Feature!

Terraced Pool Showcase: Ragnarok Island Ruins + Eco’s Garden Decor Mod

How I Built the Ragnarok Desert Mansion :: Get an Inside Look Into My Creative Process

Ark survival evolved – Welcoming by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOly Owl

SantARK Sleigh by Valoule


Stargazing by Violet


Fatale – fire wyvern by Akhoris


Fluff boi Dakotaraptor by DodoRupter666


Ark Rock drake drawing by Mglogo


Christmas Otter by Sharkcat


No parking by slippermuffin


Rudolph The Reindeer Megaloceros by Sharkcat


Ark Realisitc Tyrannosaurus Rex by DinoPlayer34


Orolotitan by milokamilo


Mysterious Mysteries? by Kaprodonychus


Carnoraptor by milokamilo


That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard


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