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Upcoming Features

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This is a list of features announced or mentioned by the developers to possibly come to ARK: Survival Evolved. Due to the shifting nature of development, there is no guarantee they'll be implemented.


  • Gaslight lanterns[1]
  • Indoor lighting[2]
  • Some light tier between standing torch/lamppost[2]
  • Flashlight[3]
  • Reinforced Stone Box[4]
  • Tek Tier[5]
    • Surveillance equipment[6]
    • Cloaking Devices[5]
    • Multi-HUD Visor (magnifying glass for the distance, maybe with more stat-infos)[7]
  • Wall banners (Flags hanging from walls) [8]



Armor / Clothing


  • Half-walls[1]
  • Colorization pass on older structures[10]
  • Flipping Sloped Walls Upside Down[12]
  • Wall mounted coel for base decoration[16]
  • Dynamic-Length Bridges (first announced for v245 but then deferred)




  • More underwater harvestables[16]
  • More seeds, and making seeds only appear in certain biomes[6]


  • Additional caverns and biome development for The Center[13]
  • Sunken Obelisk with underwater boss[16]


  • Hail and other weather cycles[1]
  • Maybe a rough sea[4]

Game mechanics

  • Mechanized transportation system[10]
  • Potential airships/airship bases[10]
  • Naming items[18]
  • Carrying weapon and torch together[13]
  • Tribe-leveling[9]
  • Alliance rankings/privileges[13]
  • Localized injuries and bleeding (and bandages)[19]
  • Hold breath while in scope function[17]
  • Ability to stop babies from growing(Tek Tier)[17]
  • Craft from remote-inventories (i.e. using resources of a storagebox directly instead of transfer them first)[20]
  • Auto Flight/Run key[21]
  • More creature tracking options[22]
  • Use of map/GPS while mounted on water creatures[22]


  • Carnivores more active at dusk and dawn[2]
  • A fix to Pteranodon's spazzy nature[2]
  • The Carbonemys will have the ability to retract into their shells[6]
  • Possible sibling boost[17]
  • Alarm Trap can cycle aggression on nearby dinos[17]
  • Possible breeding stat[16]
  • Dino support of arbitrary gear[22]


  • Roaring feature for all dinosaurs[2]
  • Sound pass[23]


  • Footprints[9]
  • Different sounds for walking on different surfaces[6]


For specific creatures see the section of Unreleased Creatures at the Dossiers.


  • A skittish command for creatures[6]
  • Improved server browser[10]
  • Separate use key while mounted[22]



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