Post-Launch Extinction Updates!
Hello Survivors! We don’t have much new information to share with you all in this weeks crunch, but we did still want to keep you in the loop of what we’ve been working on and what things look like going forward for us in the near future.
It’s been a whirlwind as we released Extinction on Xbox, PS4, Windows 10, and Max & Linux all last week. We had our highest number of peak players ever on PC last Sunday which we were thrilled to see. Extinction was the cumulative effort of many people and many hours, and to see the response from players about their experience on the map and with the creatures has been very rewarding for us.
There have been some concerns from the community regarding bug-related issues and balance issues. We want to let everyone know that we are absorbing as much feedback from our players as possible through our many social channels, as well as videos and streams from survivors as well.
Here are some key issues we are currently tackling:
- Primitive Plus not working on PS4 and Xbox.
- The Center map missing terrain on PS4.
- Supply drops missing on other maps.
- Meteors doing damage where they should not.
- Wyvern and Rock Drake eggs missing/not being visible.
- Tek Rock Drake Saddle missing on PC.
- Mek’s and Enforcers being re-added to PS4/crash fix.
- And many others.
We are looking to get our console players up-to-date with the PC version in the near future, and will keep you posted as we make our way through the certification process on those. It is worth taking a look at what changes have been made to the PC version of ARK to be aware of changes coming to console in the near future. As always, we appreciate all of your feedback and your patience with us during this time as we address all platforms simultaneously.
Next week we will have a Dev Diary with our lead programmer Chris, who will be chattting about some of the balance decisions that have been made on Extinction thus far and changes going forward. In the mean time, we hope you continue to enjoy the expansion! Keep on surviving!
ARK on Sale!
Fanart of the Week!
Managarmr by Shockal!
Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 23rd of November at 1 PM ESTuntil Monday the 26th of November 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,