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Patch Notes

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

A German translated version can be found on arkforum.de.

Upcoming Versions

PC v?, ETA: ?

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Xbox v? ETA: ?

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

PS4 v? ETA: ?

SotF v???

Development is on hiatus [1]

ARK: Primal Survival ETA: TBD

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

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

Primitive Plus v1.6, ETA: TBD

[MORE NOTES TO COME]

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

Current Patch Notes

PC - 272.2

Released - 17 October, 2017

  • Made Ragnarok Bosses grant Tek Sword & Tek Shield & Tek Light once again, as well as having the Boss Arena last 40 minutes rather than 20.


Xbox - 763.0

Released - October 10, 2017

  • New Weapon: Tek Sword (Charge-Attack and damages Metal & significantly pierces Armor when powered by Element)
  • New Armor: Tek Shield (Reflects incoming projectiles/bullets when powered by Element)
  • New Structure: Tek Light (Attaches to any surface and can be either independently powered by Element Shards in its Inventory, or traditionally powered via generators)
  • Fixed issue where clients would sometimes become disconnected after demolishing/destroying structures
  • Fixed a spawn issue with Ragnarok Lava Golem Boss.
  • Fixed the bear trap to avoid turret exploit. Bear traps only damageable by explosion now (or demolishing)
  • Reduced Flamethrower Damage from base 100 per second to 30 per second.
  • Flamethrower Direct Damage is now affected by Armour.
  • Flamethrower expensive foliage particle effects now eliminated for everyone except the local player using the weapon
  • Chainsaw not able to attack whilst running
  • Tripled the effective "ammo" of TEK armours, so they last 3x as long per element
  • Shield blocks should block whip stuns/item drops (and trigger the cooldown), and whip stun on players reduced to 1 second.
  • Implemented a new value to reduce indirect torpor (Gas grenades, tranq).
  • Fixed an issue where the Ragnarok terrain would not stream in properly.
  • Tame Units now only count for platform saddles w/ structures and rafts on PvP.
  • Chitin, Metal, Riot, and TEK Armours now reduce incoming torpor.

  Chitin: 
  *Direct Torpor Armor Mult: 0.07 (Was 0)
  *Indirect Torpor Armor Mult: 0.035 (Was 0)
  Metal: 
  *Direct Torpor Armor Mult: 0.15 (Was 0)
  *Indirect Torpor Armor Mult: 0.06 (Was 0)
  Riot: 
  *Direct Torpor Armor Mult: 0.25 (Was 0.25)
  *Indirect Torpor Armor Mult: 0.12 (Was 0)
  Tek (remember there are no Tek qualities): 
  *Direct Torpor Armor Mult: 0.7 (Was 0)
  *Indirect Torpor Armor Mult: 0.7 (Was 0)

  • Fixed an issue where explosives would have an impact on server performance
  • Fixed a bug with the Phoenix where you could set dinos alight from a far distance
  • Fixed a bug with the Phoenix where it wouldn't do damage to wild targets in PVE
  • Fixed a bug where you could unlock super speed with the TEK Jet Pack
  • Fixed a bug where setting the server fps to 2.5 would launch you across the map
  • Fixed a bug preventing players riding a Therizino from getting shot when Turrets were set to Player Only
  • Fixed an issue where you weren't able to name your character preset in character creation
  • Fixed an issue where Ankylosaurus would get stuck in the air
  • Fixed a bug where u could tame and damage Phoenix when not in Superheat


PS4 - 516.0

Released - September 29, 2017

  • New Weapon: Tek Sword (Charge-Attack and damages Metal & significantly pierces Armor when powered by Element)
  • New Armor: Tek Shield (Reflects incoming projectiles/bullets when powered by Element)
  • New Structure: Tek Light (Attaches to any surface and can be either independently powered by Element Shards in its Inventory, or traditionally powered via generators)
  • Fixed issue where clients would sometimes become disconnected after demolishing/destroying structures
  • Fixed a spawn issue with Ragnarok Lava Golem Boss.
  • Fixed the bear trap to avoid turret exploit. Bear traps only damageable by explosion now (or demolishing)
  • Reduced Flamethrower Damage from base 100 per second to 30 per second.

more...


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)


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