Extinction

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~ Jesse[1]
Extinction

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DLC about the Dystopian Earth of ARK

DLC
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 6th, 2018
PS4 Release Date Logo PS4.svg November 6th, 2018
Spotlight

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Extinction is the third paid DLC expansion pack for ARK: Survival Evolved.

Extinction is scheduled to be released on November 6th, but is available for purchase through the Season Pass.

Releases In[edit | edit source]

Countdown to Extinction ends in: days, hours, minutes, seconds.


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]

  • Electromagnetic waves are present at certain locations, rendering items such as GPS.png GPS useless.
  • Meteors from the sky.

The Corrupted Earth Map[edit | edit source]

Overview

The map appears as if it was laden in the past or 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 as well. This is not the Earth we know.

New Resources

Unknown

New Features

Corrupted Earth contains features such as PvE style raids, in which players must battle off Corrupted Creatures in order to obtain the rewards.[2]

New Creatures

Corrupted Earth contains creatures, both organic and nonorganic. This introduces mechanical-category creature found around it.

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

Moreover, a certain variant of dino known as "Corrupted" roams around the earth, and due to their over-exposure of Element.png Element, have become corrupted. They will attack any base or creature/human on sight, and can potentially in a hive-mentality state, move in groups in an attempt to raid and devour stockpiles of Element.png Element harvested by survivors.

Regions[edit | edit source]

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    No Man's Land

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.

Titan[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 temporarily. To confront the final boss of Extinction, these Titans must all be defeated or tamed to confront the final boss of Extinction.

So far, two Titans have been revealed, one in the trailer known as a Blank.png Frost Titan and another, the Blank.png Forest Titan was shown in a teaser image in the background.

Other Spawns[edit | edit source]

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).

Items[edit | edit source]

All items from the base game and some items from Aberration 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[edit | edit source]

Extinction adds the following Trophies:

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

Extinction adds the following Weapons, Armor, & 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


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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 Dossier.


Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The dystopic 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.
  • One to two hours after 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 changes over time.
    • In the 4 hours mark, a dinosaur can be seen in the same banner during the countdown in twitch channel, showing a Rex within the red mist.
    • In the 3 hours mark, a small object (Possibly Scout) could be seen above the said dino's head.
    • The trailer was released June 19 2018, along with the mention of the prolonged event "Extinction Chronicles" lasting through November.
  • A variant of possible 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. This might imply you will need to ascend to access this map.
  • In the trailer a creature that seemed to be full of Element.png Element (Known as the Blank.png Enforcer) teleported to and attacked a Giganotosaurus. Based on its appearance, they may appear to be linked to Attack Drone.png Attack Drone and Defense Unit.png Defense Unit.
  • The release date for Extinction is November 6th 2018.
  • During an interview with Wildcard, they are unsure if Tek creatures such as Enforcers found in Extinction will be normally tamed like other dinosaur, or be "crafted".[3]
    • It is however confirmed that Blank.png Scout will be a craft-only tame creature.[2] This means there may be more creatures that are only "tamable" from crafting.
  • 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 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.

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