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Community Crunch #124: Eggcellent Adventure Returns & ARK Sale!

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!

Eggcellent Adventure Returns!

Once our console patches clears the certification process, survivors will be able to experience the “Eggcellent Adventure” Event on all platforms!

During Eggcellent Adventure, survivors will be able to collect special “Bunny Eggs” across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo’s and Bunny Oviraptor’s. These Bunny Eggs can paint or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft holiday-themed items such as Bunny Ears, a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon, are two brand new cosmetics: the Knitted Chick Hat and Egg Shell Hat for both survivor and dino!

  • Wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves feeling eggcellent, sporting bright colours of Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue.
  • Wild Dodos are replaced by Bunny Dodos  – with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable dodo eggs and 50% Bunny eggs
  • Wild Oviraptors are replaced by Bunny Oviraptors – with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable Oviraptor eggs and 50% Bunny Eggs
  • Bunny Eggs can be placed on the ground and painted
  • Bunny Eggs will expire after approximately two weeks from inventories, and placed eggs will immediately decay once the event is turned off.
  • Run your private server with ‘-ActiveEvent=Easter’ to turn on the event
  • Running the same server without -ActiveEvent=Easter will delete all placed egg structures
  • PC players can use Steam > ARK > Properties > General > Set Launch Options and paste in -ActiveEvent=Easter to experience the event in single player/non-dedicated/player dedicated worlds. You must enable the event yourself in these modes.
  • Event is not available in Primitive Plus, or single player console worlds, non-dedicated console servers, or player dedicated console servers. Console can however spawn and use the new cosmetics with the command below.

Be on the lookout on our social media for a confirmed start and end date for the event on official servers. We’re aiming for this weekend if our console cert process is successful! PC single player and PC unofficial servers will be able to turn on the event as early as tomorrow if you so wish.


New Cosmetics:
cheat giveitem “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoChickHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoChickHat'” 1 0 0
cheat giveitem “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick.PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick'” 1 0 0
cheat giveitem “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat'” 1 0 0
cheat giveitem “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat'” 1 0 0

Existing Items:
cheat giveitem “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat'” 1 0 0
cheat giveitem “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Leather/PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat'” 1 0 0
cheat giveitem “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny.PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny'” 1 0 0
cheat giveitem “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Halloween/PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg.PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg'” 1 0 0

Modding Tutorial Contest #1 Winner!

Hello everyone, Zen here!

The winner of the first mod tutorial contest has been decided! @Garuga123 has put together an excellent tutorial for adding new creatures to ARK. He makes it easy to follow and introduces you to the different parts that need to be prepared. Check it out!

ARK is on Sale! PS4, PC, & Xbox!

ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!

Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 30th of March at 1 PM EST until Monday the 2th at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate

Fan Building Contest!

Survivors, Firespark81 & GGFizz are currently hosting a building contest for fellow PC Survivors. They are doing both a vanilla and modded contest.

If you’re a budding arkitect and interested in the competition, check out the video above. They also have a list of rules and a sign-up form if you’d like to enter.

Contest Rules & Info: https://sites.google.com/view/buildconrules/

Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaInq2jQ_i5Xe0AWQI6UN9KAK4O0RqgDH_j2eXupfk3rjpFQ/viewform

Be sure to get in touch with them if you’re interested in participating, and good luck! The contest ends this Friday.

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:

Four Categories

Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA’s new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute.

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 – Attack!


BlueDragon – Feeding time

ZoaLive – Thunderdome at night

Ego – See how I can!

Honourable Mentions!

ZoaLive – Mysterious Night

ZoaLive – Crystal Wyvern

Wolf Amaterasu – Spino-roar

Wolf Amaterasu – Para-roar

Wolf Amaterasu – Lazy Wolf

Wolf Amaterasu – Industrial

Wolf Amaterasu – GrumpyTown

Valoule – Water point

Rahthos – The Floating Isles

Rahthos – Spino’s Fury

Rahthos – Crimson Horizon

pitsmat – River King

Rahthos – Blossom

pitsmat – Light Shown Within

Norlinri – The hunt

Norlinri – Stand and fight

Norlinri – Hey there

Norlinri – Bipedal

Norlinri – Beautiful Plant Species Y

GP – Showdown

GP – Charging Meadow

GP – Bless You

EXFIB0 – Red Paradise

Ego – This is my booty

Ego – Tense moment

Ego – King of the hill!

Ego – Fly you fools!

Ego – Almost adult

BlueDragon – New Threat

BlueDragon – New Life

BlueDragon – Bye Bye Sheep



Wolf Amaterasu – World War Photo

Runner up!

pitsmat – Eyes of Power

BlueDragon – HDR Raptor

Norlinri – The chase

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Amaterasu – Old Timey Show Advertisement

Valoule – Raptor Jump

Rahthos – Tranquil

Rahthos – Sundown

Rahthos – Dinner

pitsmat – Contrast of Worlds

pitsmat – Cerebellum

Norlinri – Spino

Norlinri – Retro flowers

Norlinri – Posey

Norlinri – Impossible romance

Norlinri – Herpa derp

Norlinri – Bad injuries

Norlinri – Argentavis

GP – Lurking Predator

GP – Death Roll

F1r3fly – Council Meeting (Comic Filter)

BlueDragon – Standing tall

pitsmat – Falling of Night

pitsmat – Crystal Reef

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


EXFIB0 – Pillars

Runner up!

Wolf Amaterasu – Ruins of Eden

Honorable Mentions!

Wolf Amaterasu – Scrapyard

Wolf Amaterasu – Dino Retreat

Wolf Amaterasu – Arid Wastelands

Wolf Amaterasu – Arena Showdown

Valoule – Galeon

GP – The Lagoon

Goober1823 – Jungle Spires

EXFIB0 – Out of the blue

EXFIB0 – Lake

EXFIB0 – Darkness

BlueDragon – Clear Night



Wolf Amaterasu – Rex RWBY Anime Parody

Runner up!

GP – ARK FLU Survival Guide

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Amaterasu – Void

Wolf Amaterasu – Resonance

F1r3fly – Adjusting the camera

BlueDragon – ARK World


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 124 is…

ARK Cloud City Cinematic by Jade Plays Games!


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 124 is…

Ark The Church of the Titan Tamer/ Titan platform castle by The Pilgrim!

We’d also like to announce a runner up…

RGB Base on Aberration by Flydive!

Fan Feature!

Plant vs Dinos [Playable mini-games] by Valoule

ZF Clan Cluster Server Trailer by DigitalVagrant

Lost Oasis by Ranger1

Server PVE Base Tour by James Parker

Ark: Return To Crystal Annunki – Skyscraper Is Here by C8sun

Bulbdog Kennel – Ark How to Build by MrMcBonkers


Mistake by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl

Project Eden by MissyPrime

Ark-How to Build a Staircase with artifact pedestals on Consol by Tlc138

Jerboa Poseable Art Doll by harcsuszka5


Terror by yanakugakova


dino for growing crops by mateaperic51


wingless secreary by mateaperic51


“Giganocephalus” hybrid by milokamilo


King and Queen of Pyria: Mythos Evolved by AngelicVix3n


Dossier: Macrauchenia by Scanova the Carnotaurus


Introducing the Moa! by Nokryn


That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard



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