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ARKs are space stations posing as artificial, self-sustainable environments in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Currently, there are 6 official ARKs, 3 of which are canon and 3 of which are non-canon:

Extinction is not an ARK but rather, an area on the corrupted Earth, that does house Proto-ARKs.

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Lore[edit | edit source]

ARKs are space stations intended to house living organisms such as Humans, Creatures, and Plants. These ARKs were sent up prior to a global-level extinction event in which Element wiped out the Humans.

ARKs are powered by the Obelisks, and each ARK contains at least one Guardian.

When a certain signal is given from the Earth through a strange Tek machine via a Specimen Implant, this causes all ARK to slowly descend onto earth, forming a giant seed that blooms over the Earth's wasteland, turning it into a blooming environment that once was before the global-level extinction event, and eventually rid the raw, corrupt Element that had overgrown over it.

Homo Deus[edit | edit source]

Homo Deus are beings created to watch over the ARKs. These beings can rarely resurrect Humans. A noteable one, The One Who Waits, guides the survivor through The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration to Extinction.

Proto-ARKs[edit | edit source]

Proto-ARKs can be found on Extinction and are prototype ARKs. Unlike the environments that were sent up into space, Humans and Creatures can freely enter and leave the Proto-ARKs. When entering or leaving, a de-materialization effect will occur.

3 Proto-ARKs can be found throughout Extinction, two of which are operational:

The Crater Forest was a failed experiment. This underground forest was formerly an operational, forest-themed Proto-ARK but sunk into the ground.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "ARK" is a reference to Noah's Ark, a vessel that preserves life, according to theologists.
  • On the island after you defeat the last boss you enter Ascension and during the cut-scene you can see many arks while traveling ultimately reaching Scorched Earth

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