|This article is about a feature exclusive to the DLC: Scorched Earth|
DLC for ARK with a new desert map and creatures
|Release PC||September 1, 2016|
|Release Xbox||September 1, 2016|
|Release PS4||December 6, 2016|
Scorched Earth was released on September 1, 2016 for the PC version of ARK and for Xbox One at the initial price of $19.99 USD. It was released on PS4 on December 6 for the same price.
As for the main game the theme music for Scorched Earth was composed by Gareth Coker. You can hear it on his Soundcloud account.
- 1 Overview
- 2 The Desert Map
- 3 Creatures
- 4 Items
- 5 Artifacts
- 6 Explorer Notes
- 7 Spotlight
- 8 Notes/Trivia
- 9 Gallery
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Scorched Earth adds 12 new creatures, over 50 new items, a new boss, and a whole new map.
Creatures tamed and items received can be brought to the vanilla island and used by people with and without the expansion. Items from the DLC can also be spawned manually if you don't own the expansion pack. Two of the new creatures have multiple variations, namely the Jugbug (Water and Oil) and the Wyvern (Fire, Lightning, and Poison).
Unique Environmental Features
- Super Heat, Sandstorms, and Electrical Storms.
- Extremely hot temperatures.
- Evaporation of Water in Canteens and Water Jars.
- Electrical Generators that take damage whenever used.
- Heat Stroke, which causes damage and creates a blurry effect on-screen.
- Oil and Water Veins, which can be used to produce Water and Oil, respectively.
The Desert Map
Being entirely desert rather than an island surrounded by water, heat and water collection become more challenging obstacles. Natural water sources are rare, requiring the collection of water from other sources, such as cactus, water wells, Jugbugs, or Morellatops. Heat stroke is a potential side effect of too much heat exposure, having a similar effect to being drunk. Also the naturally harsh environment damages generators and certain structures.
Scorched Earth has three unique weather patterns: Sandstorms radically reduce visibility and drain stamina, Superheat will drain your water at a much faster rate than normal heat and induce Heat Stroke fairly quickly, while electrical storms will temporarily shut down electrical devices and prevent firearms (and Tek Saddles) from firing.
Superheat can be quickly stopped if you go very close to the Oasis. Desert Goggles can be used to see better during sandstorms.
Approximate Spawn Locations
Scorched Earth adds the following creatures:
- Alpha Deathworm
- Jug Bug
- Rock Elemental
- Thorny Dragon
- Alpha Fire Wyvern
In addition to the DLC creatures, the following creatures also spawn on the map:
- Alpha Carnotaurus
- Dung Beetle
- Giant Bee
- Alpha Raptor
- Tek Rex
- Alpha Rex
- Terror Bird
Creatures that spawned only during an event:
All items from the base game are available on Scorched Earth in addition to the items below.
Scorched Earth adds the following Resources:
Scorched Earth adds the following Consumables:
- Camelsaurus Egg
- Moth Egg
- Mantis Egg
- Thorny Dragon Egg
- Vulture Egg
- Fire Wyvern Egg
- Lightning Wyvern Egg
- Poison Wyvern Egg
- Kibble (Moth Egg)
- Kibble (Mantis Egg)
- Kibble (Camelsaurus Egg)
- Kibble (Thorny Dragon Egg)
- Kibble (Vulture Egg)
- Plant Species Y Seed
- Wyvern Milk
- Cactus Sap
- Cactus Broth
Scorched Earth adds the following Trophies:
- Deathworm Horn
- Fire Talon
- Lightning Talon
- Poison Talon
- Alpha Deathworm Trophy
- Alpha Wyvern Trophy
- Manticore Flag
- Manticore Trophy
Scorched Earth adds the following Structures:
- Adobe Ceiling
- Adobe Door
- Adobe Doorframe
- Adobe Fence Foundation
- Adobe Foundation
- Adobe Wall
- Water Well
- Adobe Hatchframe
- Adobe Ladder
- Adobe Ramp
- Adobe Trapdoor
- Adobe Pillar
- Adobe Railing
- Adobe Staircase
- Sloped Adobe Roof
- Sloped Adobe Wall Left
- Sloped Adobe Wall Right
- Adobe Window
- Adobe Windowframe
- Adobe Dinosaur Gate
- Adobe Dinosaur Gateway
- Giant Adobe Hatchframe
- Giant Adobe Trapdoor
- Behemoth Adobe Dinosaur Gate
- Behemoth Adobe Dinosaur Gateway
- Wind Turbine
- Oil Pump
Weapons, Armor, & Tools
- Oil Jar
- Flame Arrow
- Desert Cloth Boots
- Desert Cloth Gloves
- Desert Cloth Pants
- Desert Cloth Shirt
- Desert Goggles and Hat
- Flamethrower Ammo
- Cluster Grenade
- Rocket Homing Missile
- Plant Species Y Trap
Scorched Earth adds the following Saddles:
- Manticore Boots Skin
- Manticore Gauntlets Skin
- Manticore Leggings Skin
- Manticore Chestpiece Skin
- Manticore Helmet Skin
- Manticore Shield Skin
- Safari Hat Skin
- Wyvern Gloves Skin
- Thorny Dragon Vagabond Saddle Skin
- Scorched Spike Skin
- Scorched Sword Skin
- Scorched Torch Skin
As Scorched Earth is part of the story of the ARKs, Explorer Notes can be found across the map. These Explorer Notes document the ARK lore. For more in-depth information, see Explorer Notes.
In addition to the Explorer Notes found on Scorched Earth, Dino Dossiers can also be found, written by Helena Walker to document the research of Scorched Earth's creatures. For more in-depth information, see Dino Dossier.
- Unlike the main game, where almost all creatures are based on extinct animals, this expansion pack added creatures inspired by non-extinct animals (e.g. Jerboa, Vulture, Thorny Dragon) and creatures from mythology ( Deathworm, Rock Elemental, Phoenix, and Wyvern).
- Many of the Scorched Earth creatures and items can be found on the Ragnarok map, except the Phoenix.
- There is a planned Ascension cutscene where it takes you to Aberration ARK, much like how defeating the Overseer takes you to Scorched Earth and how defeating Rockwell in Aberration takes you to Dead Earth in Extinction.
- In the DevKit, there is a Tek Wyvern Saddle, as well as two SE creatures that have not yet been implemented: The Hive and The Swarm.
Custom Map by PiTi (a-calc.de)
|Maps||Resource Map • Explorer Map • Creature Spawn Map|
|Regions||Badlands • Canyons • Dunes • High Desert • Low Desert • Oasis • Mountains • The World Scar|
|Caves||Grave of the Tyrants • The Old Tunnels • Ruins of Nosti|
|Adobe||Structures||Foundation • Wall (Sloped Left, Sloped Right) • Ceiling • Doorframe (Door) • Windowframe (Window) • Sloped Roof • Fence Foundation • Ladder • Pillar • Ramp • Railing • Staircase|
|Gateways||Dinosaur Gateway (Dinosaur Gate) • Behemoth Gateway (Behemoth Gate) • Hatchframe (Trapdoor) • Giant Hatchframe (Giant Trapdoor)|
|Structures||Oil Pump • Tent • Water Well • Wind Turbine|
|Furniture||Alpha Deathworm Trophy • Alpha Wyvern Trophy • Manticore Flag • Manticore Trophy • Mirror • Vessel|
|Crafting Ingredients||Raw||Cactus Sap • Raw Salt • Plant Species Y Seed • Sand • Silk • Sulfur|
|Refined||Clay • Preserving Salt • Propellant|
|Tribute Items||Deathworm Horn • Wyvern Talon (Fire, Lightning, Poison)|
|Eggs/Kibbles||Lymantria (Kibble) • Mantis (Kibble) • Morellatops (Kibble) • Thorny Dragon (Kibble) • Vulture (Kibble) • Wyvern (Fire, Lightning, Poison)|
|Other Consumables||Wyvern Milk • Cactus Broth|
|Melee Weapons||Chainsaw • Whip|
|Ranged Weapons||Boomerang • Flamethrower|
|Ammunition||Flame Arrow • Flamethrower Ammo|
|Explosives||Cluster Grenade • Rocket Homing Missile|
|Traps||Oil Jar • Plant Species Y Trap|
|Desert Cloth||Goggles and Hat • Gloves • Shirt • Pants • Boots|
|Saddles||Lymantria • Mantis • Morellatops • Rock Golem • Thorny Dragon|
Here are only the official DLCs listed. For mods see there.
|Base Game Map||The Island|
|Expansions||Scorched Earth • Aberration • Extinction|
|Maps||The Center • Ragnarok|
|Total Conversions||Primitive Plus|