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Community Crunch #140: Extinction Chronicles II, & ARKaeology Ending Tomorrow!

Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

Extinction Chronicles II

Tomorrow there will be a client and server side update that will bring Extinction Chronicles II to survivors on PC, Xbox, and PS4.

Leading up to the release of Extinction there will be monthly drops of Extinction-related Explorer Notes on The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration. Once collected these notes will unlock new Extinction-related skins!

There will also be the appearance of more powerful Tek-themed Dinosaur variants within the ARKs each month. These Tek Dinos are permanent additions (meaning they will continue to spawn even after the event is over), with a new one beginning to appear each month. In Extinction Chronicles Iwe released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Helmet and the Tek Rex. Tomorrow we’re excited to bring you three new Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Boots and a new Tek creature, the Tek Stego!

In addition, special colored dinos will be populating the ARKs. You’ll be able to find creatures sporting purple, black, grey, and dark blue for the next week beginning tomorrow. Be sure to take advantage of these special colors before they’re extinct!

Patch Notes!

Here are the full fixes and notes coming in tomorrows Extinction Chronicles update.


– Extinction Chronicles
– Increased Player and Dino Level Cap by 1
– Added 3 new Explorer Notes
– Added Corrupted Boots unlockable
– Fixed Corrupted Helmet colorization
– Tek Stego
– New breeding line
– 5% chance to spawns
– 20% higher base level
– Colors
– Be on the lookout for Purple, Blue, Black, and Grey dinos for the next week!
– Addressed map exploit
– The Center bosses now yield more Element (30, 83, and 184 for Easy, Medium and Hard respectively)
– Scorched Earth
– Electric Storm only affects tek weapons, tek turrets, tek saddles, and tek shield generators
– Electric Storm duration bumped to 8 minutes
– General
– Riot shield can now be crafted from the fabricator
– Crop plots now correctly grow when out range
– Added admin commands
– RainDinos
– RainDanger
– RefillStats
– GiveArmorSet
– GiveWeaponSet
– GiveItemSet
– ClearMyBuffs

You can read the console-specific notes in their respective patch notes thread below:

Upcoming Server Maintenance!

At 2am Eastern on July 18th we will be taking down some of our EU servers for maintenance on PS4 and Xbox. Check the post below to see which servers will be affected:

Community Livestream Update

Last week we announced there would be a community stream this week, however this weeks stream has been postponed. We’ll resume the community streams on August the 2nd. See you then!

We are still accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related!

You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: arkfans@studiowildcard.com

Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don’t miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark

ARKaeology Event Ends Tomorrow!

There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will end on Official Servers on July 17th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes.

During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it!

Be sure to take advantage of the last day of this event before it’s over!

ARK: Evolution Event!

Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 20th of July at 1 PM ESTuntil Monday the 23rd of July at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rates
2x Taming Rates
2x EXP Rates

That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard

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