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 v257, ETA: April 30

  • New Dino: Giant Bee!
  • New Dino: Daeodon!
  • New Dino: Liopleurodon!
  • New Dino: Kentrosaurus!
  • New Structure: Tek Cloning Chamber
  • New Structure: Tek Megalodon Saddle
  • New Structure: Tek Turret
  • New Weapon: Tek Grenade
  • TEK Cave & Volcano[1]
  • "Ascension" Game Progression
  • More UI overhauls
  • New Hairstyle and Facial Hair
  • Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes
  • 15 new music tracks, per-biome and situational


Xbox v753.0, ETA: April 24

  • 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 Structures: TEK Teleporter
  • New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle
  • New Structure: Tek Power Generator
  • Total Inventory Menu redesign (other UI's coming soon!)
  • Flyer Nerf
  • Reduced Vault Size
  • Limited one C4 attached per dino
  • Sheep now have a "Slaughter" option when you have a club, sword, hatchet etc equipped, also works on PvE
  • 1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (male and female variants)
  • 20+ new Explorer Notes

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

PS4 v506.0, ETA: April 24

  • 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
  • Total Inventory Menu redesign (other UI's coming soon!)
  • Flyer Nerf
  • Reduced Vault Size
  • Limited one C4 attached per dino
  • Sheep now have a "Slaughter" option when you have a club, sword, hatchet etc equipped, also works on PvE
  • 1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (male and female variants)
  • 20+ new Explorer Notes

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

SotF v???

Development is on hiatus [2]

[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 constructing primtive 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

[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 - 256.6

Released - 24 April, 2017

  • Fixed issue with gun usage under high latency scenarios. Highly recommend servers upgrade to this version! And clients are required to have at least this version on Officials!


Xbox - 752.0

Released - 23 March, 2017

  • Controller shut down no longer kills application
  • Player Dedicated and Non-Dedicated Servers should list more than one at a time.
  • Servers are will now list correctly on the Servers Cluster Session List under the Travel to another ARK option for character transfers.
  • Fixed a problem where Inviting to or Joining (via invite) a Password Protected Player Dedi Server would fail
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't successfully Invite/Join game into an Official Server


PS4 - 505.0

Released - March 17, 2017

  • All PC equivalent content & functionality up through v255.5 including:
    • New Dino: Electrophorus!
    • New Dino: Microraptor!
    • New Dino: Ammonite!
    • New Dino: Thylacoleo!
    • New Structure: Tek Forcefield
    • New Structures: Tek Tileset & Tek Doors
    • New additional head hairstyle and additional facial hairstyle
    • 30 new Explorer Notes
  • Optimised Task Graph threading & RHI systems (latest Unreal) resulting in approximate 15% performance gain (maximise GPU-usage time)
  • Numerous fixes made to TEK Equipment in regular play and split-screen mode.
  • Greenhouse Structures are better optimized


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. https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/173771-volcano-update/
  2. https://twitter.com/Jatheish/status/852262654274138112