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Genesis DLC.jpg
DLC about the Genesis simulation of ARK.
Content Type Expansion Pack
Price (USD) $34.99 (Season Pass)
PC Release Date Logo Steam.png January 2020
Xbox Release Date Logo Xbox One.svg January 2020
PS4 Release Date Logo PS4.svg January 2020
Switch Release Date Logo Nintendo Switch.png Unreleased
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Genesis DLC.jpg This article is about the DLC: Genesis
Crafting Light.png This article is about content that is announced but not yet released.
To see the features that are released soon, see the Patch Notes.
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Genesis Part 1 and Genesis Part 2 are the fourth and fifth paid DLC expansion packs for ARK: Survival Evolved.


Unique Environmental Features

  • An active volcano.
  • An expansive water biome.
  • An intimidating, snow-based mountain.
  • A lunar biome with low gravity, a thin atmosphere, oxygen vents, Element fog, and solar rays that will kill the survivor if they are exposed to it.
  • A bog biome.

The Simulated Map

New Resources
New Features
New Creatures


Approximate Spawn Locations

Data Maps


Unique Creatures

Other Spawns

Biome-Specific Reskins Concept Art.jpg

Genesis will feature new variations of existing Creatures specific to the biomes they reside in. These Creatures have unique skin patterns and stat boosts.


Weapons, Armor, and Tools

Genesis adds the following Weapons, Armor, and Tools:


Genesis adds the following Structures:


Genesis adds the following Saddles:


Genesis adds the following Skins & Costumes:




  • Leading up to the release of Genesis Part 1, each month will feature a new Genesis Chronicles which introduces new Skins and Explorer Notes revealing more about Genesis.
  • Genesis Part 1 is the first Expansion Pack to have a massive focus on water.
  • Genesis Part 1 is the third Expansion Pack to have new variants of existing Creatures, the first being Aberration with Aberrant Creatures, and the second being the Corrupted Creatures in Extinction.
  • Genesis Part 1 is the first Expansion Pack to have missions.
  • Genesis is the first Expansion Pack to have 2 parts.
  • The Genesis Chronicles reveals that the Genesis simulation is connected to a place known as Arat Prime.
  • During the countdown reveal of Genesis, PlayStation accidentally allowed users to view the store page for it early and leaked the reveal a day ahead of schedule. Genesis's countdown page was humorously updated to poke fun at this by adding decodable glyphs that translated to "Unexpected PSN Data Detected".


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