Patch Notes

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This page focuses on the recent and upcoming changes for the PC, Xbox, PS4, Mobile, and Nintendo Switch versions of the game. You can find the official patch notes on Steam or on the official ARK Forums.

Translated versions can be found in German on arkforum.de and in French on ark-france.fr

Upcoming Versions

PC v?, ETA: ?

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Xbox v? ETA: ?

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PS4 v? ETA: ?

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Mobile v? ETA: ?

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Switch v? ETA: ?

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Stopped developments

ARK: Primal Survival ETA: ???

  • Players can play, live, and breed as Ark's creatures
  • As dinos you can make packs and construct primitive dens

Primitive Plus v?

"Primitive Plus is essentially in its finished state"[1]

P+ Patch Notes: 1.0 • 1.1 • 1.2 • 1.3 • 1.4 • 1.5

Survival of the Fittest v?

"Development is on hiatus" [2]

Current Patch Notes

PC - 292.103

Released - February 15, 2019

  • Fix for unharvestable Trike
  • Disabled follow on creatures when release from cryopod


Xbox - 783.12

Released - February 12th, 2019

Valentine's Day Event!
  • Auto Activates from 2/12 - 2/18 for non-TCs
  • Run with ActiveEvent=vday to toggle manually
  • Event Rates:
    • 2x Mating/Mate boost Range
    • 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery
    • 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed
    • 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption
  • Event Details:
    • Dino color spawns: Creatures have a 20% chance to spawn with holiday themed colors
    • When mating, creatures have a 25% chance to drop an item. That item has a 50/50 chance to be one of the following:
    • Valentines Chocolate: Restore full HP, or knock 40% off a Dino's Tame Bar
    • Valentines Candy: Random dino colors
Managarmr
  • Ice Breath damage is now scaled by distance to the target
  • Improvements to situations where Managarmrs float away
  • Whistle Follow or Whistle Stop will order the Managarmr to stop their active ability and return to ground
  • Reduced Ice Breath freeze amount
  • Increased time between Freeze Debuffs
Exploits
  • Fix for exploit related to Rafts
  • Fix for exploit related to Tek Gloves
  • Fix for exploit related to Owl and babies
  • Fix for exploit related to Owl
  • Fix for exploit related to Desert Titan lightning
  • Fix for exploit related to Ladders
  • Fix for exploit related to Chairs
Extinction
  • Environment memory improvements
Ice Titan
  • Have Ice Titan consider more targets as a leapable-enemy
Desert Titan
  • Fix for Desert Titan sometimes freezing/refusing to move during boss fight
  • Fix for Desert Titan occasionally flying out of world bounds
  • Untamed Desert Titan ground targeted lightning attack will now have a variable delay
  • Removed Burning debuff that the lightning field puts on enemies
Titans
  • Reduced damage to structures from melee attacks
Mating
  • Added "Enable Mating" under Behavior dial on Dinos, wandering is no longer required to mate
  • Change dino hover UI to read "Enable Wander or Mating to Mate" instead of "Enable Wander to Mate"
UI
  • Moved chatbox down to lower left corner
Inventory
  • Increased Bullet/Arrow stack size to 100 (from 50).
Turrets
  • Reduced Auto/Heavy turret inventory size roughly 40%, to accommodate ammo stack change (results in slight increase of max # of bullets they can store)
Tribes
  • Finish increasing tribe group rank limit from 5 to 10
  • A player can not accept alliance invites unless they are tribe admin
  • Alliance invites and new tribes added or removed from alliances is now logged in the Tribe Log.
Cryopod
  • Tooltips now contain the stats of the dino
  • Mating timer now advances while in a Cryopod unless the Cryopod is transferred, then it is reset to respect the new server's MatingIntervalMultiplier
  • Baby aging is paused while in a Cryopod
  • Baby imprinting is paused while in a Cryopod
  • Baby gestation is aborted when entering a Cryopod
Air Conditioner
  • Reduced Air Conditioning SFX radius
Plant Y
  • No longer affects Quetz and Karkinos
Plant Z
  • Stun cooldown increased vs dinos, 5 seconds -> 7.5 seconds
Megalania
  • Halved torpidity decrease rate
Bola
  • You can now struggle to get out of bola faster
Experimental
  • Added [ServerSettings] ItemStackSizeMultiplier to allow increasing or decreasing item stack size
  • Added [/Script/ShooterGame.ShooterGameMode] ConfigOverrideItemMaxQuantity to allow manually overriding item stack size on a per-item basis
Mesh Memory Optimizations
  • Doedicurus
  • Parasaur Saddle
  • Rex Saddle
  • Sauropod Saddle
  • Various Particle Meshes
Particle Memory Optimizations
  • Dino Leash
Skins
  • Fixed missing Bionic skins


PS4 - 532.0

Released - February 12th, 2019

Valentine's Day Event!
  • Auto Activates from 2/12 - 2/18 for non-TCs
  • Run with ActiveEvent=vday to toggle manually
  • Event Rates:
    • 2x Mating/Mate boost Range
    • 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery
    • 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed
    • 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption
  • Event Details:
    • Dino color spawns: Creatures have a 20% chance to spawn with holiday themed colors
    • When mating, creatures have a 25% chance to drop an item. That item has a 50/50 chance to be one of the following:
    • Valentines Chocolate: Restore full HP, or knock 40% off a Dino's Tame Bar
    • Valentines Candy: Random dino colors
Managarmr
  • Ice Breath damage is now scaled by distance to the target
  • Improvements to situations where Managarmrs float away
  • Whistle Follow or Whistle Stop will order the Managarmr to stop their active ability and return to ground
  • Reduced Ice Breath freeze amount
  • Increased time between Freeze Debuffs
Exploits
  • Fix for exploit related to Rafts
  • Fix for exploit related to Tek Gloves
  • Fix for exploit related to Owl and babies
  • Fix for exploit related to Owl
  • Fix for exploit related to Desert Titan lightning
  • Fix for exploit related to Ladders
  • Fix for exploit related to Chairs
Extinction
  • Environment memory improvements
Ice Titan
  • Have Ice Titan consider more targets as a leapable-enemy
Desert Titan
  • Fix for Desert Titan sometimes freezing/refusing to move during boss fight
  • Fix for Desert Titan occasionally flying out of world bounds
  • Untamed Desert Titan ground targeted lightning attack will now have a variable delay
  • Removed Burning debuff that the lightning field puts on enemies
Titans
  • Reduced damage to structures from melee attacks
Mating
  • Added "Enable Mating" under Behavior dial on Dinos, wandering is no longer required to mate
  • Change dino hover UI to read "Enable Wander or Mating to Mate" instead of "Enable Wander to Mate"
UI
  • Moved chatbox down to lower left corner
Inventory
  • Increased Bullet/Arrow stack size to 100 (from 50).
Turrets
  • Reduced Auto/Heavy turret inventory size roughly 40%, to accommodate ammo stack change (results in slight increase of max # of bullets they can store)
Tribes
  • Finish increasing tribe group rank limit from 5 to 10
  • A player can not accept alliance invites unless they are tribe admin
  • Alliance invites and new tribes added or removed from alliances is now logged in the Tribe Log.
Cryopod
  • Tooltips now contain the stats of the dino
  • Mating timer now advances while in a Cryopod unless the Cryopod is transferred, then it is reset to respect the new server's MatingIntervalMultiplier
  • Baby aging is paused while in a Cryopod
  • Baby imprinting is paused while in a Cryopod
  • Baby gestation is aborted when entering a Cryopod
Air Conditioner
  • Reduced Air Conditioning SFX radius
Plant Y
  • No longer affects Quetz and Karkinos
Plant Z
  • Stun cooldown increased vs dinos, 5 seconds -> 7.5 seconds
Megalania
  • Halved torpidity decrease rate
Bola
  • You can now struggle to get out of bola faster
Experimental
  • Added [ServerSettings] ItemStackSizeMultiplier to allow increasing or decreasing item stack size
  • Added [/Script/ShooterGame.ShooterGameMode] ConfigOverrideItemMaxQuantity to allow manually overriding item stack size on a per-item basis
Mesh Memory Optimizations
  • Doedicurus
  • Parasaur Saddle
  • Rex Saddle
  • Sauropod Saddle
  • Various Particle Meshes
Particle Memory Optimizations
  • Dino Leash
Skins
  • Fixed missing Bionic skins


Mobile - 1.1.16

Released - January 24th, 2018

  • Dodos can now be bred for size with up to 9 new abilities
  • Spinosaur TLC: Bipedal stance, swimming buff & prime fish taming preference with an increased gathering rate
  • New Photo Mode, with fun filters to share your survivor, base & island!
  • Warning Systems added to the store (Multiplayer only)
  • Premium items/skins can be stored in storage boxes or equipped on tames!
  • Supply drops added to PvP
  • New Warpaint implant graft
  • Game fully translated into German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • Increased Crafting Station prices and their charges to help with game balancing
  • Fix for a bug granting bonus taming effectiveness when reviving creatures transferred from another server


Nintendo Switch - 600.0

Released - December 18th, 2018

  • Fix for two client lock up issues


SotF - 178.1

Released - September 23, 2016

  • Reduced Bronto damage by 50%
  • Doubled Ring of Death collapse size on Official 2v2 and 4v4 (to 11000 radius)


References