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Community Crunch #125: Rideable Moschops, Sponsored Mod Program Update & More!

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!

Rideable Moschops Returns!

By popular demand (and some discussion by our gameplay team) the ridable Moschops makes its return! For those who missed out, during the TLC 2 update we encountered an unintended mechanic which allowed the Moschops to be ridable. After receiving feedback from players regarding the creature and its new founded ability, we decided we wanted to make it so, but do it properly! So stay tuned for a ridable Moschops coming soon to an ARK near you! ;)

Official PC Legacy PVE Savefiles!

Download ’em here!

Attention PC PvE Legacy Survivors! We’ve made the current Legacy PC PVE Savefiles available to download. This has been a community request for some time from our player base as some of you have expressed interest in moving on to your own dedicated servers. The snapshot was taken on the 3rd of April 2018 and we’re going to see if we can also make console PVE legacy saves available. Please keep in mind that we won’t be offering this on our regular Official Network or PvP Legacy servers.

Sponsored Mod Program Update & New Wildcard Workshop Tutorials!

Hey everybody! Zen here with your dose of modding news!

I’m excited to announce a new addition to the Sponsored Mod Program this month. The joy of the hunt was always a significant aspect of ARK for me, and as far as I was concerned, taming was as much a part of that experience as the actual battle with a beast. I am delighted to see that someone has taken the mantle of modding that aspect with some significant changes. I am pleased to announce that the Immersive Taming mod will be joining our roster this month!

Using this mod, you will find that taming has been changed from a battle to protect an unconscious creature while you tried to keep it drugged and stocked with food suppositories to the gauntlet of gaining a creatures trust and trying to tame it in a way that imitates life a bit more.

Eggcellent Adventure Returns!

Until April 10th, 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.

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

ARK is on Sale for PS4 & Xbox!

ARK is available on sale in the PS4 Europe region with discounts across all titles!

ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Scorched Earth

ARK: Aberration

ARK: Explorer’s Edition

ARK: Season pass

ARK is currently on sale in the Xbox Digital Store until 9th of April 2018!

ARK: Survival Evolved – 40% off

Explorer’s Edition – 40% off

and later on in Spring there will be some more awesome Xbox sales available!

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 6th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 9th at 3 PM. 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:

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 – Baby Bunny

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Color Run

BlueDragon – Easter Colors

BlueDragon – Time for Candy

EXFIB0 – Beautiful Wings

roguewolf91 – Turbulent Skies

Valoule – Threat

Wolf Amaterasu – Along the Surface

Wolf Amaterasu – Easter Rex

Wolf Amaterasu – Water Runner



pitsmat – Creator of Storms

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Easter Chicks

BlueDragon – Everybody likes Easter Candy

BlueDragon – March of the Dodos

EXFIB0 – Abstract

pitsmat – Boiluminous

pitsmat – Ripple

pitsmat – Storm Scars

pitsmat – Heart of Fire

roguewolf91 – Routine Checkup

Valoule – Leap of faith

Wolf Amaterasu – Retro Easter Bunny

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


roguewolf91 – Above the Blazing Sands

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Egg World

EXFIB0 – Cave

EXFIB0 – Destination Ragnarok

EXFIB0 – From Above

EXFIB0 – Glidin’

EXFIB0 – Red Drop

EXFIB0 – Rock Drake

Valoule – Wyvern nest

Wolf Amaterasu – Easter Bunny Orchard

Wolf Amaterasu – Easter Gathering

Wolf Amaterasu – Swampy Lagoon



Wolf Amaterasu – Split Picture


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 125 is…

Gingie and their EcoTek HQ Build!

Fan Feature!

Easter Egg by Hosscat!

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1349922907

Reaper Queen doodle by Pappa John

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1344452883

Manticore by |L.F|❃FLUFFY❃✯Fr✯

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1347763945

Red Macaw Argentavis by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343180812

Egyptian Vulture Argentavis by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343157745

Yoshi by Morgengrau

ARK Survival Evolved

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1347662255

Mad Max Titan by Lilm!

You can check out the rest of their pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/zWMIz

Penguin Pen by iAMcha0s!

You can check out the rest of their pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/bf349

The Fortnite Bus by Valoule!

Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Nuralagus! by Nokryn

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1346785808

Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Aurochs! by Nokryn

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1350259935

Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Llama! by Nokryn

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343351054

That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard


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