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 v258.0, ETA: May 30

  • New Weapon: Harpoon Gun
  • New Dino: Hyaenodon
  • New Dino: Hesperornis
  • New Dino: Megatherium
  • New Dino: Megalania
  • New Dino: Yutyrannus
  • New Structure: Interactive Toilet[1]
  • New Vehicle: Motorboat[2]
  • 2 New Hairstyles
  • Optimizations!!!!!!!!!!!!! Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization, and performance gains via GPU and CPU utilization & threading improvements.
  • Various bug fixes TBA
  • Greater Achievement set, with various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Xbox v755.0, ETA: TBD

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

PS4 v508.0, ETA: TBD

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

SotF v???

Development is on hiatus [3]

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Ark Primal Survival ETA: TBD

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

[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!
  • "Boss Wars"
  • DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf
  • Specific Representative "on-ground" meshes for all dropped items
  • Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky
  • Splitscreen support [4]

[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 - 257.56

Released - 21 May, 2017

  • Changed animation data format to use compression.


Xbox - 754.0

Released - May 17, 2017


PS4 - 507.0

Released - May 17, 2017


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)


References

  1. Poop: The Most Important Thing In Ark: Survival Evolved - Kotaku.com
  2. [1]
  3. https://twitter.com/Jatheish/status/852262654274138112
  4. https://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/856673454816460800/