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Aberration DLC.jpg This article is about a feature exclusive to the DLC: Aberration
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Release PC December 12, 2017
Release Xbox December 12, 2017
Release PS4 December 12, 2017

Aberration is a paid DLC expansion pack for ARK: Survival Evolved.

Aberration was released on December 12 2017 for PC, Xbox One and PS4 at the initial price of $19.99 USD.[1] It is also availible for purchase through the season pass.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Aberration places survivors on a damaged ARK: its internal atmosphere has leaked away, resulting in a harsh surface with intense radiation, and a plethora of lush biomes underground. With the maintenance systems of this ARK malfunctioning, the many hazards, creatures, and nature of the environment present a thrilling new world to explore and master.

The intense radiation of Aberration has led to incredible genetic mutations, resulting in new creatures with amazing abilities! Among others, clamber up walls & glide through the air on the back of a camouflaging chameleon-like ‘Rock Drake’, keep the dark at bay with a friendly ‘Bulbdog’, grab and toss multiple creatures simultaneously with a massive ‘Karkinos’, or—if you are talented enough to tame one—command the vile ‘Reaper Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster!

New tools are on-hand to survive on the world of Aberration, while opening up many possibilities for new competitive and cooperative scenarios. Traverse the ARK using cave-climbing picks, gliding wingsuits, and ziplines. Learn advanced engrams to dominate the harsh environment, protect yourself with hazmat outfits, charge lanterns, explosive rounds, batteries, glowsticks, railguns and much more. Thrive by gathering new resources, using fishing baskets, gas collectors, fortify your home within the caverns using cliff structures, and much more!

Earthquakes, radiation exposure, gas leaks, and Element chambers are among the many hazards that survivors will learn to grapple with Aberration’s varied biomes, both aboveground and below the surface. But among the greatest challenges on this ruined ARK is the hierarchy of unrelenting Nameless, requiring constant vigilance & Charge Energy to defend against!

And in the deepest depths of Aberration, their terrifying—yet somehow familiar—master awaits… will YOU be among the survivors powerful enough to face him?

The Underground Map[edit | edit source]

Taking place at the underground of a damaged ARK. Most of the features are related to underground, with new items such as Fungal Wood (Aberration).png Fungal Wood exist. Rather than being an island, the entirety of the map is situated in an enclosed underground. Radiation seeps in at specific location of the map, causing exposed players not wearing protective gears to take damage over time. Oil.png Oils are harder to get, since other than Dung Beetle.png Dung Beetle, the only other natural source of Oil is at the Surface, which requires the player to climb up.

Aberration has a unique feature. As the location is mainly underground, earth quakes often happens, and when they do, they drops random items down from the surface, including wood. In addition, Purple Beacon.png Beacons spawn only on the surface, but crates can still be found below the surface outside of artifact caves in the form of 20px Deep Sea Loot Crates.

There are specific locations where Element.png Element can be crafted in the form of Charge Node. These require resources to craft one however, and one of the main item needed is Element Ore (Aberration).png Element Ore.

Another thing to note is not to run towards the Blue or Red mushroom found across the map, or run past their spores. Blue mushroom inflicts instant Hypothermia, whereas Red mushroom inflicts hallucination, which can be deadly; side effects other than colorful vision includes uncontrollable direction change, constant defecation, and forgetfulness of breathing (better known as Suffocation, but it ignores Oxygen level of the player as it automatically registers as if the player has 0 Oxygen) which could kill unprepared players. These effect can also harm any shoulder-mounted dino, so be careful.

Regions[edit | edit source]

  • Fertile Chamber
  • Surface
  • Bioluminescence
  • Element Chamber
  • Fertile Lake
  • Mushroom Forest
  • River Valley
  • Luminous Marshlands
  • The Overlook
  • The Fallen Nexus
  • Crystalline Swamps
  • The Wilderness
  • The Spine
  • The Lost Road
  • Element Falls
  • Halls of the Reaper
  • Hope's End
  • The Grave of the Lost

Approximate Spawn Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Portal (easiest)
  • Fertile Lake 1 (easy)
  • Fertile Lake 2 (easy)
  • Fertile Lake 3 (easy)
  • Fertile Lake 4 (medium)
  • Upper Mushroomyeast Forest (medium)
  • Lower Mushroom Forest (medium)
  • Fertile River (medium)
  • The Edge 1 (hard)
  • The Edge 2 (hard)
  • The Edge 3 (hard)
  • The Edge 4 (hard)

Data Maps[edit | edit source]

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Unique Creatures[edit | edit source]

Please note that since the DLC released yesterday, not all information is likely to be correct.

Other Confirmed Spawns[edit | edit source]

Note that these are Aberrant versions (mutated to glow in the dark).

Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Artifacts
  • Artifact Of The Depths (Aberration).png
  • Artifact Of The Lost (Aberration).png
  • Artifact Of The Shadows (Aberration).png
  • Artifact Of The Stalker (Aberration).png

Trailer[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The broken ark, which is the setting for this DLC, is visible during the final boss fight of the island if one looks out the windows.
  • An Ark first, found initially in The Spine there is a flora specimen that can be farmed with Xbox: Y for organic polymer.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]