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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
Switch Release Date Logo Nintendo Switch.png Unreleased
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Extinction DLC.jpg This article is about 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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Extinction is the third paid DLC expansion pack for ARK: Survival Evolved.

Extinction was released on November 6th, 2018 for PC and released on November 13th for Xbox One and PS4, and is available for purchase through the Season Pass.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Extinction places survivors on an 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 that temporarily dim the light.
  • Geysers that launch survivors and Creatures into the air.
  • Meteor showers where meteors rain down upon the land and destroy structures and kill Creatures.
  • Orbital Supply Drops that fall from the sky and Element Nodes that rise from the ground that, when activated, start PvE horde-styled events.

The Corrupted Earth Map[edit | edit source]


This map, set on Earth rather than an ARK up in space, forces players to survive an Earth unfamiliar to us: one of strange features and stranger creatures. In the center of the map lies an abandoned city, usually referred to as the Great City or Sanctuary. It is the remains of some great technologically advanced civilization, the same one that built the ARKs. Outside of the city borders, pockets of life can be hard to find among the corrupted wasteland. They are still there, however, in the protective borders of the Proto-ARKs. To the south, the desert Proto-ARK exists. To the north, the Snow Dome, a second Proto-ARK. Another exists to the northwest, called the Sunken Forest, which was supposed to be another ARK but failed when it collapsed into the ground, presumably due to there being a large sinkhole underneath it. Strangely enough, the Proto-ARKs represent past challenges the survivor has faced: the Sanctuary and Snow Dome vaguely representing The Island, the Desert Dome representing Scorched Earth, and the Sunken Forest bearing similarities to Aberration. Despite being called 'dead' this Earth may be more alive than we first thought, but with life we don't understand.

New Resources

Corrupted Earth features several new resources as well as existing ones from previous DLCs. Some of these resources, such as Blue Crystalized Sap and Silicate serve as substitutes for other resources.

New Features

Corrupted Earth contains several inactive structure drops known as Orbital Supply Drops and 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 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, 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 from Scorched Earth and the Corrupted Rock Drake from Aberration.

Moreover, these Corrupted Creatures react to activations of Orbital Supply Drops and 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 submit to its "hive-mentality". Some creatures, such as Gasbags still retain its normal temperament, thus allowing survivors to tame them despite their state of appearance.

Four 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 and the 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 Orbital Supply Drops to build them as part of their tribe.


Different from its predecessors, Extinction does not contain Supply Crates or Loot Crates that descend from the sky or appear on the ground as in Aberration. There are several ways to obtain loot items:

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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    Camp Omega
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    Diana Memorial Fountain
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    Memorial Park
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    Memorial Waterfront
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    Obelisk Park
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    Sanctuary Obelisk
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    Sanctuary Park
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    Sanctuary Parkway
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    Santiago's Grave
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    Arid Steps
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    Cassinese River
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    Desert Cave
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    Desert Dome
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    Exposed Dome
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    Geiser Falls
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    Geiser Springs
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    Thundering Basin

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    Fort Nova
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    Frozen Falls
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    Frozen Lake
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    Frozen Lens
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    Frozen Tundra
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    Gallanwell Pass
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    Grey Fist Mountain
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    Hulterel Plains
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    Ice Cave
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    Ice Tail River
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    Loose Rock Ridge
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    Picholm Mountain
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    Relic Of The Past
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    Snow Dome
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    Wisp Vile Ridge

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    Crater Forest
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    Crystal Falls
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    Crystal Path
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    Fallen Tower
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    Forest Cave
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    UnderForest Ruins

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    Beckette's Bridge
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    Beckette's Falls
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    Beckette's Other Bridge
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    Blood Hollows
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    Bracken Institution
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    Carver Rock
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    Control Center
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    Control Room
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    Corrupted Den
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    Corrupted Terminal
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    Crater Pass
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    Crater Runoff
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    Crimson Falls
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    Crystal River
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    Delta Tower
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    Dome Treatment
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    Eroded Pass
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    Flodded Pond
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    Flooded Waterway
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    Forbidden Zone
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    Frozen Approach
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    Frozen Grotto
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    Giants Steppes
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    Glaicer Pass
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    The Grip of Torment
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    Hopeless Ravine
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    Ivory Gulch
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    Jagged Lookout
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    Lower Spires
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    The Lowlands
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    Lowlands Runnoff
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    Mt. Bracken
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    Old Ruins
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    Searing Springs
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    Secluded Lake
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    Sludge Basin
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    Spire Lookout
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    Spire River
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    Striker's Landing
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    Striker's Point
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    Sulfur Fields
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    Sweeping Spires
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    Treatment Runnoff
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    Vile Straight
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    Water Main
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    Western Ramp

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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 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.

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 variants can be found wandering around Earth, most notably in the Wasteland. These dino/creatures have been infected by 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).

Event 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[edit | edit source]


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


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In addition to the Explorer Notes, NoteHelena.png Dossiers can also be found on Extinction, written by Helena Walker to document the research of Extinction's creatures. For more in-depth information, see 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.
  • Unlike the main game and the previous DLC Scorched Earth and like Aberration, this expansion pack includes mainly non-existent creatures from fantasy. (e.g: Managarmr, Velonasaur and Gacha).
  • 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 19, 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, when compared to previous DLC trailers where they have not ascended.
  • In the trailer a creature that seemed to be made of Element (known as the Enforcer) teleported to and attacked a Giganotosaurus. Based on its appearance, they may appear to be linked to Attack Drone and Defense Unit.
  • In a trailer Electromagnetic waves were show to be present at certain locations, rendering items such as GPS useless. However that never made it to the final version in the game. It may have possibly been scrapped.
  • During an interview with Wildcard, they stated that they are unsure if Mechanical Creatures such as 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, implying that it could be a new 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 is shown implying that there could be more than three 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 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 and equipments 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.
  • 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.
  • Near the Desert Dome where the barrier is, a massive crater from a previous ARK that went to space can be seen.
  • City Terminals can charge Charge Batteries.
  • ??? is the same person as The One Who Waits.
  • Both Cryopod and Cryofridge were extinction-exclusive engrams. This was changed with the release of Valguero map, allowing access to their engram in all maps.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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