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 v260.0, ETA: June 26

  • New TEK Trough, new Sabertooth, & moar bug fixes, optimizations, and rebalances![1]

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Xbox v756 ETA: TBD

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

PS4 v508.0, ETA: June 13th

  • Per-pixel painting, including Human & Dino Warpaint
  • New Weapon: Harpoon Gun (& Tranq Bolts for the Harpoon Gun)
  • New Dino: Hyaenodon
  • New Dino: Hesperornis
  • New Dino: Megatherium
  • New Dino: Megalania
  • New Dino: Yutyrannus
  • New Vehicle: Gas-powered speedy Motorboat
  • New Structure: Interactive Toilet
  • Viking Hair and Facial Hairstyles
  • Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization.
  • Tek Projectiles now will not do any damage if they collide with a Structure after 5000 units distance (to balance against Auto-Turrets)
  • Achievement set now includes various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements.
  • New client Options to disable giving cosmetics on respawn, and to disable menu music tracks.
  • Re-added the ATV vehicle as work-in-progress "easter egg" for singleplayer and custom servers: Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Vehicles/VH_Buggy/Blueprint/PrimalItemVHBuggy.PrimalItemVHBuggy'
  • Fixed various gameplay exploits and edge cases.
  • Direwolf now has pack logic with pack buff
  • Fixed bug where Alpha Wild creatures were sometimes improperly buffing enemy (tamed) creatures
  • Updated various new UI's to the new style
  • 66 new Explorer Notes! (between The Island and ScorchedEarth)
  • Ballista/Harpoon Bolt now has significant piercing properties akin to the Composite Arrow
  • Redid The Island's ambient sounds and various gameplay sound effects
  • Explorer Notes subtitle option button, Explorer Notes translations are WIP (https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/ark-translation-project)
  • Various misc Island map fixes
  • Massive update to Primitive+:
  • All tamed dinos with projectiles now support "Turret" AI mode
  • Official PvE changed to use Offline Raid Protection
  • Made Alpha Leeds more common on The Island, and made them give 5 Blubber items rather than just 1. Also made Alpha Megalodon slightly more common.
  • Fixed particle systems not appearing at large world coordinates

SotF v???

Development is on hiatus [2]

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 v1.6, ETA: TBD

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Patch Notes: 1.0 • 1.1 • 1.2 • 1.3 • 1.4 • 1.5

A Little Further Out

  • "Boss Wars"
  • More Creatures, Gear, Armors, Weapons, & Structures!
  • DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf
  • Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky
  • GPU & CPU rendering optimizations

[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 - 259.35

Released - June 23, 2017


Xbox - 755.0

Released - June 19, 2017

  • New Weapon: Harpoon Gun (& Tranq Bolts for the Harpoon Gun)
  • New Dino: Hyaenodon
  • New Dino: Hesperornis
  • New Dino: Megatherium
  • New Dino: Megalania
  • New Dino: Yutyrannus
  • New Vehicle: Gas-powered speedy Motorboat
  • New Structure: Interactive Toilet
  • Viking Hair and Facial Hairstyles
  • Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization.
  • Tek Projectiles now will not do any damage if they collide with a Structure after 5000 units distance (to balance against Auto-Turrets)
  • Achievement set now includes various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements.
  • New client Options to disable giving cosmetics on respawn, and to disable menu music tracks.
  • Re-added the ATV vehicle as work-in-progress "easter egg" for singleplayer and custom servers: Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Vehicles/VH_Buggy/Blueprint/PrimalItemVHBuggy.PrimalItemVHBuggy'
  • Fixed various gameplay exploits and edge cases.
  • Direwolf now has pack logic with pack buff
  • Fixed bug where Alpha Wild creatures were sometimes improperly buffing enemy (tamed) creatures
  • Updated various new UI's to the new style
  • 66 new Explorer Notes! (between The Island and ScorchedEarth)
  • Ballista/Harpoon Bolt now has significant piercing properties akin to the Composite Arrow
  • Redid The Island's ambient sounds and various gameplay sound effects
  • Explorer Notes subtitle option button, Explorer Notes translations are WIP (https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/ark-translation-project)
  • Various misc Island map fixes
  • Massive update to Primitive+:
  • All tamed dinos with projectiles now support "Turret" AI mode
  • Official PvE changed to use Offline Raid Protection
  • Made Alpha Leeds more common on The Island, and made them give 5 Blubber items rather than just 1. Also made Alpha Megalodon slightly more common.
  • Fixed particle systems not appearing at large world coordinates


PS4 - 508.0

Released - May 25, 2017

  • Fixed a memory issue related to new Audio Streaming


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://twitter.com/arkjeremy/status/878597012358385664
  2. https://twitter.com/Jatheish/status/852262654274138112