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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • Carryable flags
  • Heat vision[9]
  • Shotgun beanbag ammo[10]
  • Fuel gauge
  • More instruments

Weapons[edit | edit source]

  • Equipment slots for glasses, hats etc.
  • Knives[1]
  • Battering rams, trebuchets and other siege tools
  • Colored Smoke Grenade[4]
  • Disease trap[13]
  • Tripwire doors[13]
  • Electric stun arrows
  • throw able pikes
  • Tek Tier
    • Plasma Sabers[8]
    • Laser Trip wire[13]
    • EMP-weapon to disable electrical devices[7]
  • Torpedos[14]
  • Chemical weapons such as chlorine and mustard gas[14]

Armor / Clothing[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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]
  • Ability to name turrets[18]
  • Tek Tier cloning chamber with DNA recombination[18]
  • Dynamic-Length Bridges (first announced for v245 but then deferred)

Consumables[edit | edit source]

  • Bread and Jam[9]
  • Narcotic infused food
  • Laxatives[19]
  • Coffee[16]

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

  • Speedboat and other higher-tier water transportation [3]

Environment[edit | edit source]

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

Map[edit | edit source]

  • More caves, boss arenas and ascension goals
  • Additional caverns and biome development for The Center[13]
  • Sea cave-dungeon[20]
  • Sunken Obelisk with underwater boss[16]

Weather[edit | edit source]

  • Hail, thunderstorms and other weather cycles[1]
  • Maybe a rough sea[4]
  • Drought system with resource variation

Game mechanics[edit | edit source]

  • Mechanized transportation system[10]
  • Potential airships/airship bases[10]
  • Naming items[21]
  • Carrying weapon and torch together[13]
  • Tribe-leveling[9]
  • Alliance chat and rankings/privileges[13]
  • Localized injuries and bleeding (and bandages)[22]
  • Hallucinations
  • Dino migrations
  • Hold breath while in scope function[19]
  • Ability to stop babies from growing(Tek Tier)[19]
  • Breeding for sea-based creatures[20]
  • Craft from remote-inventories (i.e. using resources of a storagebox directly instead of transfer them first)[20]
  • Crafting speed affecting item quality[13]
  • Crafting speed multiplier option[23]
  • Difficulty offset 5[23]
  • More turret targeting options[23]
  • Auto Flight/Run key[17]
  • Hide learned engrams option[17]
  • More creature tracking options[18]
  • Use of map/GPS while mounted on water creatures[18]

Behavior[edit | edit source]

  • Carnivores more active at dusk and dawn[2]
  • A fix to Pteranodon's spazzy nature[2]
  • Advanced dinosaur AI
  • More dinosaurs with sleep mode
  • Dino senses
  • Weaponize fire, making dinosaurs scared of it
  • Pheromone attractor/repeller
  • The Carbonenmys will have the ability to retract into their shells[6]
  • Possible sibling boost[19]
  • Alarm Trap can cycle aggression on nearby dinos[19]
  • Vertical water leaps on some creatures[19]
  • Icon for alpha-boosted creatures[19]
  • Possible breeding stat[16]
  • Dino support of arbitrary gear[18]

Scope[edit | edit source]

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

Appearance[edit | edit source]

  • Footprints[9]
  • Sleeping animation for players
  • Different sounds for walking on different surfaces[6]
  • able to lay on bed when online

Story[edit | edit source]

  • "Matrix like revelations"

Creatures[edit | edit source]

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

  • Alpha herbivores[9]
  • More cold-climate creatures revealed[13]
  • Alpha air creatures
  • Griffons[7]

UI[edit | edit source]

  • A "use 10" button
  • Accessory slots
  • A skittish command for creatures[6]
  • In Game Tutorials
  • Improve UX i.e. how you cook, how you build
  • Improved server browser[10]
  • Separate use key while mounted[18]

Other[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

[2] [1] [9] [6] [3] [4] [19] [20] [5] [21] [8] [22] [11] [10] [12] [24] [16] [13] [23] [14] [17] [15] [18] [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 3.2 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 7.3 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 13.8 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 38
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 Ark Digest 19
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Ark Digest 20
  21. 21.0 21.1 Ark Digest 23
  22. 22.0 22.1 Ark Digest 26
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 Ark Digest 33
  24. Reddit thread on water resources
  25. ARK Digest 39