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!
Console TLC 2 Patch Soon!
On April 26th we will be updating both Xbox and PS4 with the TLC 2 patch.
It is important to note that this Thursday’s console patch will be a BIG update. The base game for Xbox will be a 27gb update, Scorched Earth and Aberration will be 5gb and 8gb respectively. We don’t have a current indication as to the size of the PS4 patch but we estimate it will be a large update, however not as large as Xbox. The size of these updates is due to the fact that all of the maps in the game have been updated and therefore the files for every map must be downloaded and replaced on your console.
In addition to the TLC update the patch will also bring the following changes:
– Enabling item transfers and the vanilla-version of aberrant creatures to be moved to Aberration servers. This means that you’ll be able to take over your regular Spino to an Aberration server.
– Preventing people from building within the Ragnarok Puzzle cave, so if you store any structures or creatures down there, make use of this time to relocate them ASAP as once this update goes live on console, that will no longer be possible.
It is important to note that the Turret Update will not go live on console with this update, but instead a future one.
We have some exciting news to share with you today!
Beginning in May the community team will be doing biweekly livestreams. During these livestreams we will have Zen Rowe, Chris, and Jen bringing ARK news, and celebrating modding and the community as a whole every other week. We’ll be playing ARK, showing off mods, and showing off your community creations for all to see. Survivors are invited to join us in the chat, and sometimes even in-game, to play and chat with the community team and other developers.
At this time we’re going to begin gathering up your community creations to be displayed on stream. We are accepting any type of ARK related fanart. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related!
We will no longer be running Community Crunch contests here on the forums. The Community Crunch will transition into being our weekly news post, while the biweekly streams will become our new Community celebration initiative. We will instead be running contests on the livestreams, with a chance to win something special if your submission is the best of the bunch.
You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected]
We’ll be announcing our streaming schedule in next weeks crunch so check back in for that next Monday!
Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don’t miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark
Mod Tutorial Contest Update!
For our “whacky buffs” themed tutorial contest we got some pretty hilarious submissions. Thank you for those, I had a good laugh 9_9.
The winner of the third mod tutorial contest is RedDwarf with his ridiculous Rocket Poop buff!
We also have three additional runner-up submissions. All of these tutorials had different ways to implement these buffs and showed different information and techniques. Links to all of the tutorials can be found in the contest post below, and remember that next Monday, April 30th, is the submission deadline for the current contest for Space Day props!
Next week I will have a new Wildcard Workshop video ready for you, we will be continuing our coverage of Replication with some practical examples.
ARK: Evolution Event!
Our next Evolution Event will take place from the 27th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 30th at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:
2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
That’s it for this post guys!
All the best,