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Released - 23 December, 2016

Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed issue with Megalosaurus crashing on client, pure client-side fix.

  • New Item: Photographic Camera. Take photos and apply them onto in-game onto Painting Canvases!
  • New Dino: Cnidaria!
  • New Dino: Troodon!
  • New Dino: Tusoteuthis!
  • New Dino: Pegomastax!
  • New Dino: Therizinosaurus!
  • 2 New Full-Scale Underwater Caves (progression-oriented with Artifacts!)
  • Winter Wonderland 2 Event! Follow Raptor Claus around The Island, Scorched Earth, and The Center as he drops items, coal, and the occasional tough-as-nails creature to keep you warm at night! Lots of cosmetics and the DodoRex make an appearance, along with new items!
  • Additional networking performance gains of approximately +15%
  • BattlEye is now enabled by default for dedicated servers, use -NoBattlEye to run your server without it
  • Various new ARK DevKit features & hooks
  • TamingSpeedMultiplier, HarvestAmountMultiplier, and XPMultiplier are now hardcoded with an extra 2x multiplier. If you wish to have your server use the same rates as before, please reduce your sever's custom values for those by 50%