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What is ARK: Survival Evolved?

As a man or woman stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on the unforgiving shores of a mysterious island called ARK, use your skill and cunning to kill or tame and ride the plethora of leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. Hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements and store valuables, all while teaming up with (or preying upon) hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

The game is currently in 'Early Access' on Steam, the Xbox Live Marketplace, and PlayStation 4 with continually new updates in the open-world dinosaur survival game.
ARK Game Features
DLC

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Scorched Earth is a DLC Expansion Map available for $20 on Steam

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Primitive Plus is a free DLC Expansion available on Steam and Xbox One.

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The Center is a free DLC Expansion Map available on Steam and Xbox One.
Survival of the Fittest
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Survival of the Fittest is ARK's Multiplayer Online Survival Arena (MOSA) available on Steam. It comes bundled with the base game.
Tournament History: SotF Tournaments
Current Version: 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)


Official Tweets

Recently Released Creatures

142 creatures are announced, 127 of them released and 15 yet to be released.

Current Patch Notes

PC and Linux

Version: 255.7
Released - 25 March, 2017

  • Potentially fixed a case of disappearing Dinos (not retroactive)
  • Added Tribe Log when a Dino starves to death (going forward be sure to look for this if your Dino isn't around!)


Last major release: 255.0

Xbox One

Version: 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


Playstation 4

Version: 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 headhead 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



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