Patch Notes

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This page focuses on the recent and upcoming changes for the PC, Xbox, and PS4 versions of the game. You can find the official patch notes on Steam or on the official ARK Forums.

A German translated version can be found on arkforum.de.

Upcoming Versions

PC v254, ETA: January 30

  • New Mechanic: Hairstyles & Facial Hair (with real-time growing), Hair Dye-ing, & Haircutting + Scissors
  • Tek Tier Phase 1: Tek Engram system, Element Resource system, Tek Replicator, Tek Rifle, Tek Helmet, Tek Visor, Tek Jetpack, Tek Boots, Tek Gloves, Tek Rex Saddle, Tek Transmitter, and more.
  • New Dino: Ovis Aries!
  • New Dino: Thylacoleo!
  • New Dino: Basilosaurus!
  • New Dino: Baryonyx!
  • New Dino: Purlovia!
  • New Dino: Microraptor!
  • New Dino: Ammonite!
  • New Item: Lance (for jousting of course!)
  • Alliance-Chat channel!
  • Admin Command Logs & Chat Logs file-output options
  • Troodon Scout now has an option to look for Corpses & Caches
  • Tamed Dinos now have an option to disable their resource-harvesting
  • Holding Left or Right when dismounting a Dino will now dismount you in that direction
  • Significantly increased Scorched Earth Loot Drop Quality
  • Added 5 more Player and Dino levels

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Xbox v750.0, ETA: February 14

  • All PC equivalent content up & functionality through v254.x
  • Per-Pixel Painting (Survivors, Dinos, Canvases, etc)!
  • A Super-Secret New Feature!
  • Primitive+ Mega Update

[MORE NOTES TO COME!]

PS4 v504.0, ETA: February 14

  • All PC equivalent content up & functionality through v254.x
  • Per-Pixel Painting (Survivors, Dinos, Canvases, etc)!
  • A Super-Secret New Feature!
  • Primitive+ Mega Update

[MORE NOTES TO COME!]

SotF v???

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Primitive Plus v1.5, ETA: TBD

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Patch Notes: 1.0 • 1.1 • 1.2 • 1.3 • 1.4

A Little Further Out

  • New Structure: Dynamic-Length Bridges
  • More Creatures, Gear, Armors, Weapons & Structures!
  • Underwater Dungeons, Tek Caves, "Ascension" Game Progression, "Boss Wars"
  • Aquatic and Amphibious Mating/Lifecycles
  • DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf
  • Specific Representative "on-ground" meshes for all dropped items
  • Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Upcoming Versions for The Center

Currently there is no new info.

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Upcoming Versions for Survival of the Fittest

  • SotF Dev Kit Released for Maps, Mods, and Total Conversion
  • New Official Map based on Scorched Earth map.

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Current Patch Notes

PC - 253.995

Released - January 21, 2017

  • Fixed issue with Spoiling times. Recommend server upgrade.


Xbox - 749.0

Released - 17 January 2017


PS4 - 503.0

Released - January 18, 2017

  • Added Procedurally Generated Maps mode!
  • Switched to new memory allocator for much more efficient memory usage (resolves any OOM crashes) and better performance
  • New Dino: Cnidaria!
  • New Dino: Troodon!
  • New Dino: Tusoteuthis!
  • New Dino: Pegomastax!
  • New Dino: Therizinosaurus!
  • 2 New Full-Scale Underwater Caves (progression-oriented with Artifacts!)
  • All PC equivalent content up & functionality through v253.x


SotF - 178.1

Released - September 23, 2016

  • Reduced Bronto damage by 50%
  • Doubled Ring of Death collapse size on Official 2v2 and 4v4 (to 11000 radius)


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