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Community Crunch # 192: Mod Contest Winners and On The Horizon

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


Mod Contest Winners

The 2019 ARK Modding Contest has come to a close and the winners decided!
For the last two months, the modding community has been preparing and working hard for a chance at the rewards of the mod contest, and the final result was left to the community.

Here are the winners of each category, as chosen by this community of survivors!


1st – Olympus by rougewolf

2nd – Faith by JasonAkaSnowy

3rd – The Chasm by Trappel22


1st – Castles, Keeps, and Forts by ExileAcid

2nd – ARK Steampunk Mod by iSpeZz

3rd – Human NPCs by ZKs

The raffles for the signed collector’s editions box sets have also been drawn:

Raffle winner (PS4 edition): AKNyx
Raffle winner (XB1 edition): KnochenKater

We’ll be reaching out to the winners soon to finalize and arrange winnings.

We would also like to state our appreciation to all of the content creators that helped the mod authors broadcast their projects and overall helped share the contest. Thank you.

Lastly, don’t forget that sponsored mod program applications are still open and will close in a week. If you are interested in sponsorship make sure to get those applications in!

Happy modding!

Valguero Transfer Timing (Consoles)


The timing for transfers into and out of Valguero has been updated to include consoles.  Check out the link below for information on timing for PC.

Console (XBOX/PS4)

  • Transfers In
    • Enabled October 29th
  • Transfers Out
    • Enabled Aug 5th


Customer Service Ticket Submissions

We’ve updated the information needed for submitting Customer Service tickets so that is more concise and clear. We’ve updated the information for filing tickets for filing regular tickets as well as ban appeals.  Be sure to look over this information before filing your ticket.  Doing so makes the process smoother and most tickets a lot faster to process.  Check out the links below for more information.

Reporting Code of Conduct Violations

Appealing an ARK Ban


On The Horizon


XBOX Dedicated Server Valguero Issue

The team is looking into the issue preventing saving on dedicated servers running the Valguero map.  This is a top priority and we expect to have updates on this soon.


Invisible Wyvern/Broodmother

The issue of invisible Wyverns and Broodmother has a potential fix that the QA team is testing.  We’ll share more information on this fix when its closer to deployment.


The team is actively engaged with the community on current exploits and diagnosing ways to counter them.  This is an ongoing process and development resources are always dedicated to addressing exploits.

Meta/Beta Changes

Our recent beta is the first of more we’d like the community to participate in.  The next round of changes will be focused around the PvP cave meta.  Share your thoughts in the thread below!


Network Maintenance

Network maintenance on Thursday from 6-7am CET (12am EST). No downtime is expected but there could be a few potential outages which may cause connection issues during that period. Affects all EU servers on all platforms.

EVO Event


Survivors on all platforms (excluding Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 2nd of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 5th of Aug 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

Until next time!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard

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