Upcoming Features

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This is a list of known features that are going to be coming to ARK: Survival Evolved.

Note to Editors: Only post new features with a reference to the source (link to dev-post etc). Otherwise they will be deleted.

Items

  • Gaslight lanterns[1]
  • Indoor lighting[2]
  • Some light tier between standing torch/lamppost[2]
  • Flashlight[3]
  • Reinforced Stone Box[4]
  • Hitching Posts and Leashes (maybe)[5]
  • Tek Tier[5]
    • Surveillance equipment[6]
    • Cloaking Devices[5]
    • Multi-HUD Visor (magnifying glass for the distance, maybe with more stat-infos)[7]
  • Wall banners (Flags hanging from walls) [8]

Tools

Weapons

Armor / Clothing

  • Dinosaur armor[9]
    • Dino mounted cannons for primitive[12]
    • More dino mounted plasma weapons for Tek Tier[12]
  • The ability to add armor to the Training Dummy[15]

Structures

  • Half-walls[1]
  • Colorization pass on older structures[10]
  • Flipping Sloped Walls Upside Down[12]
  • Wall mounted coel for base decoration[16]
  • Refrigerated feeding trough (Tek Tier)[17]
  • Dynamic-Length Bridges (first announced for v245 but then deferred)

Consumables

Vehicles

Environment

  • More underwater harvestables[16]
  • More seeds, and making seeds only appear in certain biomes[6]

Map

  • Additional caverns and biome development for The Center[13]
  • Sunken Obelisk with underwater boss[16]

Weather

  • Hail, thunderstorms and other weather cycles[1]
  • Maybe a rough sea[4]

Game mechanics

  • Mechanized transportation system[10]
  • Potential airships/airship bases[10]
  • Naming items[19]
  • Carrying weapon and torch together[13]
  • Tribe-leveling[9]
  • Alliance chat (already in game) and rankings/privileges[13]
  • Localized injuries and bleeding (and bandages)[20]
  • Hold breath while in scope function[18]
  • Ability to stop babies from growing(Tek Tier)[18]
  • Craft from remote-inventories (i.e. using resources of a storagebox directly instead of transfer them first)[21]
  • Auto Flight/Run key[17]
  • Hide learned engrams option[17]
  • More creature tracking options[22]
  • Use of map/GPS while mounted on water creatures[22]

Behavior

  • Carnivores more active at dusk and dawn[2]
  • A fix to Pteranodon's spazzy nature[2]
  • The Carbonemys will have the ability to retract into their shells[6]
  • Possible sibling boost[18]
  • Alarm Trap can cycle aggression on nearby dinos[18]
  • Vertical water leaps on some creatures[18]
  • Possible breeding stat[16]
  • Dino support of arbitrary gear[22]

Scope

  • Roaring feature for all dinosaurs[2]
  • Skewering attack for Trike[12]
  • Sound pass[23]

Appearance

  • Footprints[9]
  • Different sounds for walking on different surfaces[6]

Creatures

For specific creatures see the section of Unreleased Creatures at the Dino Dossiers.

  • Alpha herbivores[9]
  • More cold-climate creatures revealed[13]

UI

  • A skittish command for creatures[6]
  • Improved server browser[10]
  • Separate use key while mounted[22]

Other

References

[2] [1] [9] [6] [3] [4] [18] [21] [5] [19] [8] [20] [11] [10] [12] [24] [16] [13] [23] [14] [17] [15] [22] [25] [7]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ark Digest 13
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Ark Digest 10
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ark Digest 17
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Ark Digest 18
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Ark Digest 22
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Ark Digest 15
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 ARK Digest 40
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Ark Digest 25
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Ark Digest 14
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Ark Digest 28
  11. 11.0 11.1 Ark Digest 27
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Ark Digest 29
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 Ark Digest 32
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Ark Digest 34
  15. 15.0 15.1 Ark Digest 37
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Ark Digest 30
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Ark Digest 35
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 Ark Digest 19
  19. 19.0 19.1 Ark Digest 23
  20. 20.0 20.1 Ark Digest 26
  21. 21.0 21.1 Ark Digest 20
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 Ark Digest 38
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Ark Digest 33
  24. Reddit thread on water resources
  25. ARK Digest 39