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Extinction DLC.jpg This article is about a creature, item, or feature exclusive to the DLC: Extinction
Jesse Twitter.jpg ARK: Extinction is going to challenge and delight you in all sorts of new ways.
~ Jesse[1]
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DLC about the Corrupted Earth of ARK
Content Type Expansion Pack
Price (USD) $19.99
PC Release Date Logo Steam.png November 6th, 2018
Xbox Release Date Logo Xbox One.svg November 13th, 2018
PS4 Release Date Logo PS4.svg November 13th, 2018
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Extinction is the third paid DLC expansion pack for ARK: Survival Evolved.

Extinction was released on November 6th for PC and released on November 13th for Xbox and PS4, and is available for purchase through the Season Pass.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Extinction places survivors on an Element.png Element-infested, ravaged planet filled with fantastical creatures both organic and technological. Earth holds both the secrets of the past and the keys to its salvation.

Unique Environmental Features[edit | edit source]

  • Eclipses
  • Electromagnetic waves are present at certain locations, rendering items such as GPS.png GPS useless
  • Element.png Element eruptions
  • Geysers
  • Meteor showers
  • Element.png Orbital Supply Drops that fall from the sky and Corrupted Nodule (Extinction).png Element Nodes that rise from the ground that when activated, starts a PvE horde-styled event

The Corrupted Earth Map[edit | edit source]


The map appears as if it was laden in the future, overgrown with sci-fi and nature. A shattered moon floats high above Earth's red, swollen sky. A variety of strange, mutated plants, most red or orange, grow among the rocks of the barren wasteland. Corrupted Spires made of corrupt Element.png Element appear to be the source of the Corrupted Creatures roaming the land. A blue Obelisk floats above a snow region, surrounding it in a protective forcefield. The Overgrown City sits near the snow area, apparently made of TEK but malfunctioning. A host of Technological creatures surround the city, but organic ones can be found there as well. This is not the Earth we know.

New Features

Corrupted Earth contains several inactive structure drops known as Element.png Orbital Supply Drops and Corrupted Nodule (Extinction).png Element Nodes. This new feature requires all survivors with their tamed Creatures to fend off against waves of Corrupted Creatures to obtain the items left behind inside, in the form of PvE style raid.[2] The in parts irregular outer boundary of the map is indicated with poles bearing red lights at the top. Crossing the outer boundary of the map will, unlike in the other maps, instantly kill you and your tamed creature.

New Creatures

Corrupted Earth contains living creatures. The corruption of Element.png Element has led to turning most of the Creatures into a variant known as "Corrupted" which roam around the earth. Due to the over-exposure of the Element.png Element, their minds and bodies have become too Corrupted to be tamed like their original counterparts, and must be killed on sight since not only will they destroy anything non-corrupt in their way, their minds moves in a "hive-mentality" state which makes any previous Temperament they were known for redundant. These include creatures like the Corrupted Wyvern.png Corrupted Wyvern from Scorched Earth and the Corrupted Rock Drake.png Corrupted Rock Drake from Aberration.

Moreover, these Corrupted Creatures react to activations of Element.png Orbital Supply Drops and Corrupted Nodule (Extinction).png Element Nodes, causing them to amass against the tribes who activated them in waves and will attack not only them, but mainly the activated drop as well.

However, not all creatures mutated by the Element.png Element submit to its "hive-mentality". Some creatures, such as Gasbags.png Gasbags still retain its normal temperament, thus allowing survivors to tame them despite their state of appearance.

Several giant minibosses, known as "Titans" roam across sections of the map accessible through dungeons/caves once their following prototype Obelisks are activated. They are extremely aggressive, but survivors who managed to knock it down will be able to tame the savage beast temporarily.

Within Earth lies technologies like the Enforcer.png Enforcer and the Scout.png Scout. While these new Mechanical Creatures cannot be tamed like organic beings, they can be crafted by survivors with parts from destroyed Creatures and blueprints from Element.png Orbital Supply Drops to build them as part of their tribe.

Regions[edit | edit source]

Sulfur Fields Sweeping Spires Carver Rock Crater Pass Eroded Pass Flooded Waterway Frozen Approach Ivory Gulch Lower Spires Lowlands Runnoff Mt. Bracken Overpass Searing Springs Sludge Basin Core Crater Hideout UnderForest lowlands Treatment Runnoff Western Ramp Arid Steps Badlands Barracks Blood Hollows Bracken Institution Control Center Corrupted Den Corrupted Terminal Crater Forest Crater Runoff Crimson Falls Crystal Falls Crystal Path Crystal River Delta Tower Dome Treatment Fallen Tower Flodded Pond Forbidden Zone Frozen Grotto Frozen Lake Frozen Tundra Geiser Springs Giants Steppes Glaicer Pass Grey Fist Mountain Hulterel Plains Jagged Lookout Loose Rock Ridge Old Ruins Picholm Mountain Secluded Lake Spire Lookout Spire River Station Gallanwell Pass Grip of Torment Hopeless Ravine Narrows Outlook Ribcage UnderForest Ruins Thundering Basin Vile Straight Wasteland Beckette's Bridge Beckette's Falls Beckette's Other Bridge Control Room Desert Dome Exposed Dome Fort Nova Frozen Falls Geiser Falls Ice Tail River Relic Of The Past Snow Dome Striker's Landing Striker's Point Cassinese River Frozen Lens Underbelly Water Main Wisp Vile Ridge Santiago's Grave Camp Omega Diana Memorial Fountain Memorial Memorial Park Memorial Waterfront Obelisk Park Sanctuary Sanctuary Obelisk Sanctuary Park Sanctuary Parkway Trench
Regions of the Extinction

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    Desert Dome
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    Desert Cave

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    Snow Dome
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    Ice Cave

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    Crater Forest
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    Forest Cave
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    Forbidden Zone
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    Sulfur Fields
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    Sweeping Spires
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    King Titan Arena

Approximate Spawn Locations[edit | edit source]

Data Maps[edit | edit source]

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    Strategic Resources
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    Exploring the map
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    Creature Spawns

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Unique Creatures[edit | edit source]

Some of the creatures here can only be "tamed" through crafting from remains of said creature's part.

Titans[edit | edit source]

A unique variant outclassing even the largest existing dinosaur Titanosaur.png Titanosaur and some of the bosses, these Titans roam around sections of the map of Extinction upon released from dungeons/caves and are extremely aggressive, but they can be tamed temporarily1. To confront the final boss of Extinction, these Titans must all be defeated to confront the final boss of Extinction.

1In Single Player, one Titan may be kept at a time. However, in order to summon another Titan, the tamed one must be sacrificed.

Other Spawns[edit | edit source]

Normal Creatures[edit | edit source]

Corrupted Creatures[edit | edit source]

Corrupted Creatures.png Corrupted variants can be found wandering around Earth, most notably in No Man's Land. These dino/creatures have been infected by Element.png Element to the point where their minds are under a "hive-mentality", rendering them untameable, and must be killed as they are extremely aggressive (even naturally skittish creatures).

Enraged Creatures[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

All items from the base game are available on Extinction in addition to the items below.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Extinction adds the following Resources:

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Extinction adds the following Consumables:

Trophies and Tributes[edit | edit source]

Extinction adds the following Trophies and Tributes:

Weapons, Armor, and Tools[edit | edit source]

Extinction adds the following Weapons, Armor, and Tools:

Structures[edit | edit source]

Extinction adds the following Structures:

Saddles[edit | edit source]

Extinction adds the following Saddles:

Cosmetics[edit | edit source]

Extinction adds the following Skins & Costumes:

Explorer Notes

As Extinction is part of the story of the ARKs, NoteHelena.png Explorer Notes can be found across the map. These Explorer Notes document the ARK lore. For more in-depth information, see Explorer Notes.

Dino Dossiers

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In addition to the Explorer Notes found on Extinction, NoteHelena.png Dino Dossiers can also be found, written by Helena Walker to document the research of Extinction's creatures. For more in-depth information, see Dino Dossiers.

Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Corrupted Earth, which is the setting for this DLC, is visible after the final boss fight of Aberration and after you are sent through portal frames in the Element Falls shaft.
    • It is also visible during the Overseer battle and during the Island's Ascension cut-scene, though it can only be seen from space and appears as a desert planet.
  • On the Steam page for the Season Pass, the first targeted release date was spring 2018 which was changed in December, 2017 to a general 2018 release date. It was finally released on November 6, 2018.
  • One to two hours after the ARKaeology event started, the banner time was replaced by another banner, hinting a new creature and one of the tainted areas within the map.
  • On the third day, the countdown was brought over to the Twitch channel, with an updated banner that constantly changed over time.
    • In the 4 hour mark, a dinosaur could be seen in the same banner during the countdown in twitch channel, showing a Rex within the red mist.
    • In the 3 hour mark, a small object (Possibly Scout) could be seen above the said creature's head.
    • The trailer was released on June 19th, 2018, along with the mention of the prolonged event "Extinction Chronicles" lasting through November.
  • A variant of bosses known as Titans could be seen at the end of the trailer.
  • From the start of trailer, the survivor is seen with an Alpha Ascension Implant.png Alpha Ascension Implant, when compared to previous DLC trailers where they have not ascended.
  • In the trailer a creature that seemed to be made of Element.png Element (known as the Enforcer.png Enforcer) teleported to and attacked a Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus. Based on its appearance, they may appear to be linked to Attack Drone.png Attack Drone and Defense Unit.png Defense Unit.
  • During an interview with Wildcard, they stated that they are unsure if Mechanical Creatures such as Enforcer.png Enforcers found in Extinction will be normally tamed like other Creatures, or if they will be "crafted".[3]
  • This is the first Expansion Pack to have the logo with only one glowing edge and a sharp top end. Every other Expansion, including the base game, has had three glowing edges and a blunt top end.
    • The pointed-top light on the Extinction logo also looks similar to the Specimen Implant.png Specimen Implant, implying that it could be a new Specimen Implant.png implant style obtained by doing some sort of Ascension on Extinction, as better implants have been gained in the past by ascending.
    • This is also the first (and only) expansion pack to have an event following its upcoming release (Extinction Chronicles).
  • In each of the Titan areas, an Obelisk.png Obelisk is shown implying that there could be more than three Obelisk.png Obelisk on the map.
  • A mysterious teaser video was tweeted out by Wildcard Chris, showcasing some sort of mysterious robot or mech known as a Mek.[4]
  • One of the new Extinction Chronicles notes, ??? #13 stated that the Obelisk.png Obelisks in Extinction are a “prototype”.
  • There is no large body of water in Extinction due to the fact that water has dried up on the surface of the Earth.
  • This is the first and only paid DLC that features creatures exclusive to a previous map in ARK.
  • In Extinction, Proto-ARKs dot the map. These Proto-ARKs are surrounded by a bubble and contain an Obelisk.png Obelisk.
  • At the end of the launch trailer for Extinction, a mysterious woman speaks to us. This could be ???.
  • This is the first DLC to have craft-able creatures.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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