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 v256, ETA: March 29

  • New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding
  • New Dino: Equus!
  • New Dino: Leedsichthys!
  • New Dino: Ichthyornis!
  • New Dino: Iguanodon!
  • New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
  • New Structure: TEK Teleporter
  • New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle
  • New Structure: Tek Power Generator
  • New TEK Cave

[MORE NOTES TO COME!]

Xbox v751.0, ETA: TBD

[MORE NOTES TO COME!]

PS4 v505.0, ETA: TBD

[MORE NOTES TO COME!]

SotF v???

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Ark Primal Survival ETA: Late February

  • Players can play, live, and breed as Ark's creatures
  • As dinos you can make packs, and constructing primtive dens

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 - 255.1

Released - February 26, 2017

  • Fixed issue seeing the tooltip for Fertilized Eggs
  • Fixed issue with MaxPersonalTamedDinos value not decrementing when Unclaiming Dinos that were loaded from save data.


Xbox - 750.0

Released - February 14, 2017

  • All PC equivalent content up & functionality through v254.x including:
    • 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: Basilosaurus!
    • New Dino: Baryonyx!
    • New Dino: Purlovia!
    • New Item: Lance (for jousting of course!), and you can now also use a Shield when Weapon-Riding (provided you are using an appropriate Weapon).
  • TheCenter Mega Update
  • Third person mode, accessed by holding down the Map button and then selecting third person.
  • Additional Server Host and Single Player Settings (Deleting Save & Maximum Difficulty)
  • Major Distance Field Shadow Memory Improvements
  • Valentines Holiday Event, details here.


PS4 - 504.0

Released - February 16, 2017

  • All PC equivalent content up & functionality through v254.93 including:
    • 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: Basilosaurus!
    • New Dino: Baryonyx!
    • New Dino: Purlovia!
    • New Item: Lance (for jousting of course!), and you can now also use a Shield when Weapon-Riding (provided you are using an appropriate Weapon).
  • TheCenter Mega Update
  • Third person mode, accessed by holding down the Map button and then selecting third person.
  • Additional Server Host and Single Player Settings (Deleting Save & Maximum Difficulty)
  • Major Distance Field Shadow Memory Improvements
  • Valentines Holiday Event, details here.


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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