TLC Pass

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TLC (Tender Love and Care) Pass are phases of refining previously released dinos into newer models, along with new nerfs and buffs to their existing state. Specific Dinos are affected per phase, either positively and negatively, and also contains changed model and dossier reflecting to their changes.

Phase 1[1][edit | edit source]

PC Release: 278.0 - 10 February 2018

PS4 Release: 520.0 - February 23, 2018

Xbox Release: 771.0 - February 28, 2018

Mobile Release: 1.0 (Only partial changes) - May 24, 2018

Switch Release: 599.0 - November 30, 2018

Affected Dinos:

Dino TLC - The Procoptodon[edit | edit source]

  • Receives a model update, animation update, sound pass, and some new abilities:
    • Will take reduced fall damage
    • Carry weight will be noticeably increased
    • Can carry small creatures and baby dinos in its pouch
    • A knockback kick which can affect significantly larger dinos
    • Added an aimed jump which can be used by holding down the Jump key
    • Carried characters in a pouch have reduced food consumption rate when carried by Mate-Boosted Female Procoptodons.
    • Babies imprinted while in a carried Procoptodon pouch receive more affinity

Dino TLC - The Gigantopithecus A.K.A Bigfoot[edit | edit source]

  • Receives a model update, animation update, new fur, sound pass and some new abilities:
    • The Bigfoot will receive an armour-degrading attack; this means when it fights, it'll do more damage to your armour's durability. It is important to note that the armour-degrading attack will not affect the Yeti creatures found in the game.
    • Added the capability to climb ziplines (but not jump between them)
    • Added a jump
    • It can now carry and throw small creatures
    • Throwing has been made more accurate, similarly to crabs with targetting cursor

Dino TLC - The Direbear[edit | edit source]

  • Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities:
    • When riding a Direbear, players will be immune to bees. They won't be able to knock you off your bear, and they will target focus the bear instead of the player.
    • The Direbear will also be able to harvest honey from wild beehives without attracting bees or hurting the hive using it's alternative attack. Plus the amount of honey it receives will be 3x the standard amount.
    • Increased swim speed

Dino TLC - The Direwolf[edit | edit source]

  • Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities:
    • Howl now activates a pack buff for 90 seconds (with a 1.5 minute cooldown). When the Alpha howls, the pack also howls. The pack buff strengthens the Alpha, as well as its pack (reduced amount vs Alpha)
    • Hunter's Instinct passive buff which will allow it to sniff out people/creatures with less than 50% health
    • Sniff tertiary ability to indicate nearby explorer notes, or to detect buried/stealth creatures

Dino TLC - The Rex[edit | edit source]

  • Receives a model update, animation update, and some new abilities:
    • Its roar should receive a Cooldown and make non-allies (under a certain dragweight) poop to act as a small stun/interrupt. There will be a cooldown on victims so that they cannot be pooplocked continuously.
    • The roar will not be able to scare anything above its level
    • Roar will cause players to poop but not stun them
    • Rex's ability to climb over small rocks and steeper slopes have been improved.


Phase 2[2][edit | edit source]

PC Release: 279.22 - March 21, 2018

PS4 Release: 772.11 - April 26, 2018

Xbox Release: 521.0 - April 26, 2018

Mobile Release: 1.0 (Only partial changes) - May 24, 2018

Switch Release: 599.0 - November 30, 2018

Affected Dinos:

Dino TLC - Argentavis![edit | edit source]

  • Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Can carry two creatures
    • C - grabs/releases creatures with beak
    • Right Click - grabs/releases creatures with claws
  • Health regen buff from consuming corpses
  • Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station
  • Reduced the weight of various resources by up to 50% (Obsidian, Metal, Metal Ingot, Polymer, and Stone)

Dino TLC - Parasaur![edit | edit source]

  • Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities:
  • Alarm mode
    • Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats
    • Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present
  • Scare small creatures
    • C when ridden - scares away small/mid creatures
    • Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it
  • Scan
    • Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden
    • Scans for nearby threats
    • Notifies you visually when threats are present

Dino TLC - Raptor![edit | edit source]

  • Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Pounce
    • Press right-click to pounce on a target
    • Pins small targets to ground for short period
    • Press left-click to attack repeatedly
  • Pack Buff
    • Activates with C key when 2 Raptors (with a max pack size of 6) are together
    • Increases damage resistance
    • Increases movement speed
    • Increases attack speed
    • Lasts 15s

Dino TLC - Sarcosuchus![edit | edit source]

  • Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Idles with mouth open now
  • Death roll
    • Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them
  • Lunge
    • Can lunge towards a target in front of it
  • 180 attack
    • Can spin in place to attack foes behind it
  • Walkable
    • Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back
    • Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft
  • Swimming depth
    • Maintains its current depth when swimming
    • Can lurk just below the surface
  • Piranhas Flee
    • Piranhas flee when they encounter a Sarcosuchus
    • Includes nearby ally Sarcos for players

Dino TLC - Spinosaur![edit | edit source]

  • Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Water buff
    • Given when in water
    • Bonus movement speed
    • Bonus turning radius
    • Bonus attack damage
    • Bonus healing
    • Persists for short period after leaving the water
  • Added Biped/Quadruped toggled with right-click
    • Biped
      • Stronger attacks
      • Can turn in place
    • Quadruped
      • Faster movement speed
  • Prefers prime fish for taming

Dino TLC - Triceratops![edit | edit source]

  • Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Ram
    • Charge up for short period
    • Longer it's charged, the faster it goes
    • Cripples target when hit
    • Knocks small dinos away while charging (charge a group of dodos to see)
  • Rivalry buff
    • Given buff when nearby to large carnivores
    • Increases damage output slightly
    • Decreases damage taken slightly
    • Increases health by 10%


Phase 3[edit | edit source]

PC Release: TBA

PS4 Release: TBA

Xbox Release: TBA

Mobile Release: TBA

Switch Release: TBA

Currently unknown..[3]

Individual TLCs[edit | edit source]

  • Sabertooth (260.0) - New Saber Model! The Saber also has increased hide and pelt harvesting capability and reduced fall damage.

Mobile-exclusive TLCs[edit | edit source]

Logo Mobile.svg This section is about a feature exclusively available on Mobile

Upcoming Creatures[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Dodo (1.1.16) - Dodos can now be bred for size with up to 9 new abilities.
  • Mammoth (1.1.17) - Enter water to drink & hold water, then spray it with a swipe up! Capacity is a breedable trait.

TLC differences[edit | edit source]

ARK: Mobile's TLC Creatures possess differences to the normal Creatures that received a TLC update. These differences include but are not limited to:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite the dossier updated with new dinosaur pictures (save for Parasaur), their head icon still utilizes the old dossier picture head as its icon.

References[edit | edit source]