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Community Crunch #153: Extinction Chronicles V

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

Extinction Chronicles V!

Tomorrow there will be a client and server side update that will bring Extinction Chronicles V 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 I we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Helmet and the Tek Rex.
  • In Extinction Chronicles II we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Boots and the Tek Stego.
  • In Extinction Chronicles III we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Pants and the Tek Raptor.
  • In Extinction Chronicles IV we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Shirt and the Tek Parasaur.

And now, tomorrow we’re excited to bring you three new Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Gloves and a new Tek creature, the Tek Quetzal!

In addition, special colored dinos will be populating the ARKs. You’ll be able to find creatures sporting black, red, green, purple, and white up until the launch of Extinction, beginning tomorrow. Be sure to take advantage of these special colors before they’re extinct!

Last but not least: just like we did last month, you can expect to see some more extinction screenshots tomorrow here on our forums! Be sure to check back for that.

Patch Notes!

Here are the full fixes and notes coming in tomorrows Extinction Chronicles V update (PC, console notes to come).


Extinction Chronicles V
Added Tek Quetz
* New breeding line
* 5% chance to spawns
* 20% higher base level
Added new color set (black, red, green, purple, white, blue)
Added 3 new Explorer Notes and matching unlock (Corrupted Gloves)
Increased maximum player level by 1
Climbing pick meshing fixes
Better handling for low fps server dino attacking
Fix for failure to cleanup structure placers
Pre-emptive API for server structure cleanup improvement
Increased damage range for players/dinos on surface of Aberration

Community Livestream #9 Roundup!

On October 11th we had our seventh Community Livestream. Thank you to all of those who attended and participated! The community team had a lot of fun and we hope you did as well. If you weren’t able to catch the stream you can watch the video-on-demand on our Twitch page or by clicking on the video below.

This we toured a map called Fractured, a fantastical setting of floating islands far above the sea. This map created by TheAlchemist is in early access, but features many floating islands that appear to have once been joined, but torn apart by something… very large.

ARK Survival Evolved

We were also joined by special guest Zunit, a PVP player and Twitch streamer. This podcast-style discussion had us chatting about the different types of player experiences on our official network such as 6-man experience versus Conquest, as well as diving into some fond memories of times past.

We are 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

We’ll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, October the 25th at 1PM EST! We hope to see you there :)

Mod Community Updates!

Hello Survivors!

The modding contest voting period is still open! If you’ve been on the fence about what mods to vote for, we have been doing spotlights over on our Twitch channel. If you happened to miss any, they are conveniently gathered into a collection that can be viewed at any time. It’s not over though, we are only halfway through the contestants. There is still another full week of spotlights to do! So drop by and hang out while we take a dive into the mods offered up by the community.

Don’t forget to vote, mod authors spend uncountable hours creating content for others to enjoy just out of a love for the game.

I also have a new tutorial ready for you. We’re going to be starting on a full project; so the first thing we need is a design document. So let’s lay out the plans for our “Virtual Sentry System”.

ARK Digest Next Week!

We’ll be doing another ARK Digest post in the next Community Crunch! If you have a question you want answered by the ARK dev team please submit your questions with the Subject “ARK Q&A” to our email address: arkfans@studiowildcard.com

Fanart of the Week!

Amphicyon Dossier by Nokryn!

ARK: Evolution Event!

Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 19th of October at 1 PM EST until Monday the 22nd of October 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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