Scorched Earth

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Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth DLC.jpg
DLC for ARK with a new desert map and creatures
DLC
Content Type Expansion Pack
Price (USD) $19.99
PC Release Date Logo Steam.png September 1st, 2016
Xbox Release Date Logo Xbox One.svg September 1st, 2016
PS4 Release Date Logo PS4.svg December 6th, 2016
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Scorched Earth is a paid DLC expansion pack for ARK: Survival Evolved.

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

The Desert Map[edit | edit source]

Underwater Central Canyons Central Dunes Central High Desert Central Mountains Eastern Badlands Eastern Low Desert Eastern Oasis Northern Canyons Northern Dunes Northern East Badlands Northern East Dunes Northern East High Desert Northern High Desert Northern Mountains Summit Northern Mountains Northern West Dunes Northern West High Desert Northern West Mountains Northern West Oasis South East Dunes Southern Dunes Southern East Badlands Southern East Canyons Southern East High Desert Southern East Low Desert Southern High Desert Southern Low Desert Southern Mountains Southern West Dunes Southern West High Desert Southern West Mountains Southern West Oasis Blasted Maw Western Dunes Western High Desert Western Mountains Oasis Dunes Waterfall Southern East Mountains Summit Eastern Dunes Ruins of Nosti World Scar Grave of the Tyrants Ruins of Nosti - Deep Well Ruins of Nosti - Descent Ruins of Nosti - Entrance Ruins of Nosti - Old City Old Tunnels
Regions of Scorched Earth

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.

Regions[edit | edit source]

  • Badlands (Scorched Earth).jpg
    Badlands
  • Canyons (Scorched Earth).jpg
    Canyons
  • Dunes (Scorched Earth).jpg
    Dunes
  • Ruins of Nosti Building ScE.jpg
    Dune Ruins
  • Grave of the Tyrants Interior ScE.jpg
    Grave Of The Tyrants
  • High Desert (Scorched Earth).jpg
    High Desert
  • Low Desert (Scorched Earth).jpg
    Low Desert
  • Manticore Arena.jpg
    Manticore Arena
  • Mountains (Scorched Earth).jpg
    Mountains
  • Oasis (Scorched Earth).jpg
    Oasis
  • Ruins of Nosti Void ScE.jpg
    Ruins Of Nosti
  • The Old Tunnels Catacomb ScE.jpg
    The Old Tunnels
  • World Scar 1 (Scorched Earth).jpg
    The World Scar

Approximate Spawn Locations[edit | edit source]

Data Maps[edit | edit source]

  • Preview Resources Map (Scorched Earth).png
    Strategic Resources
  • Preview Resources Map (Scorched Earth).png
    Explorer Map
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    Creature Spawns
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    Loot Crates

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Unique Creatures[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth adds the following creatures:

Other Spawns[edit | edit source]

In addition to the DLC creatures, the following creatures also spawn on the map:

Event Creatures[edit | edit source]

Creatures that spawned only during an event:

Items[edit | edit source]

All items from the base game are available on Scorched Earth in addition to the items below.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth adds the following Resources:

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth adds the following Consumables:

Trophies and Tributes[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth adds the following Trophies and Tributes:

Structures[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth adds the following Structures:

Weapons, Armor, and Tools[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth adds the following Weapons, Armor, and Tools:

Saddles[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth adds the following Saddles:

Cosmetics[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth adds the following Skins & Costumes:

Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Scorched Earth adds 3 new Artifacts, which are needed as part of the tribute to summon the Manticore.png Manticore.


Explorer Notes


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

Dino Dossiers


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In addition to the Explorer Notes found on Scorched Earth, NoteHelena.png 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 Dossiers.


Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.png Jerboa, Vulture.png Vulture, Thorny Dragon.png Thorny Dragon) and creatures from mythology (Deathworm.png Deathworm, Rock Elemental.png Rock Elemental, Phoenix.png Phoenix, and Wyvern.png Wyvern).
  • Many of the Scorched Earth creatures and items can be found on the Ragnarok map, except the Phoenix.png Phoenix.
  • There is a planned Ascension cutscene where it takes you to Aberration ARK, much like how defeating the Overseer.png Overseer takes you to Scorched Earth and how defeating Rockwell.png 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Webresources[edit | edit source]

  • A high quality(16K) map of Scorched Earth with resource locations and other useful info can be found at AllGameMaps.com

References[edit | edit source]