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  • Community Crunch 414: Club ARK, Conquest Servers and More!

    As we gear up for our Mighty Arrival this Monday, we're excited to share some additional thrilling news with you. Let us introduce...













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    We’ve long envisioned a place in ARK where players can converge, chat, relax, and have fun, irrespective of their tribe or whether they play PvP or PvE. A true social hub for all Survivors.



    Now, that vision is becoming a reality. Saddle up and mosey on over to Club ARK, our brand-new social hotspot, riding into action next week! Dive into a stampede of ever-growing mini-games and missions, earning prizes, including items and dinos that you can take back “home” with you.



    Additionally, starting with the June 17 update ‘Custom Cosmetic’ mods – including costumes, items, and even functional structures – will automatically be dynamically-downloaded in the background while you play, so you’ll soon see the worlds of ARK get a lot larger. This is toggleable option, of course!



    Stay tuned and keep your ear to the ground for more on June 17th!







    Give yourself a glow-up with Custom Cosmetic Mods in Club ARK! Shout out to two mods created by Cliffan featured here, Tactical Bunny Outfit & Sci-fi Wardrobe.

















    Conquest servers are being introduced to ARK: Survival Ascended by Snail Games. Conquest is a new PvP player experience for PC players which focuses on large-scale PvP while avoiding the problem of mega tribes. Increased rates will allow tribes to set up and establish themselves quickly and enable them to rebuild after potential losses instead of being wiped completely. The official Conquest servers start today on PC, Xbox and, Playstation!



    If you need any support during the Conquest season, join the Conquest Enforcement's Discord.







    5x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation)


    0.5x Mating Interval


    Tribes are set to 50 players max


    Tribe alliances are allowed


    Servers have a maximum player count of 75


    No cave building or rat holes


    Server transfers will be off for the first week

    They will be activated on June 20th



    Enabled Tek:

    Sloped Tek Roof


    Sloped Tek Wall Left


    Sloped Tek Wall Right


    Tek Catwalk


    Tek Ceiling


    Tek Fence Foundation


    Tek Foundation


    Tek Ladder


    Tek Pillar


    Tek Railing


    Tek Ramp


    Tek Replicator


    Tek Staircase


    Tek Triangle Ceiling


    Tek Triangle Foundation


    Tek Triangle Roof


    Tek Turret


    Tek Wall


    Tek Dinosaur Gate


    Tek Dinosaur Gateway


    Tek Door


    Tek Doorframe


    Tek Generator


    Tek Hatch Frame


    Tek Trapdoor


    Tek Trough


    Tek Window


    Tek Window Frame


    Behemoth Tek Gate


    Behemoth Tek Gateway


    Cloning Chamber


    Tek Dedicated Storage


    Tek Double Door


    Tek Double Doorframe


    Tek Fence Support


    Tek Forcefield


    Tek Stairs


    Tek Teleporter


    Tek Transmitter


    Vacuum Compartment


    Vacuum Compartment Moonpool



    Disabled Tek:

    Tek Boots


    Tek Gauntlets


    Tek Helmet


    Tek Leggings


    Tek Chest piece


    Tek Rifle


    Tek grenade


    Tapejara Tek saddle


    Megalodon Tek saddle


    Mosasaur Tek saddle


    Rex Tek saddle



    Note: Tek Forcefield will be disabled when transfers open.



























    Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-bowser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!



    This video features:




    Deimos Cosmetics: Cyberfrog by SurviveDeimos




    Day Indicator by Snappin




    Additional Handheld Lights by Snappin




    Reclamation Ditetriceras by AmalgamaniacGaming




    Eerie Dinos by AmalgamaniacGaming















    Deimos Cosmetics: Cyberfrog by SurviveDeimos

























    This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving Pride Month bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, June 17.



    PVP/PVE: 3x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding


    Small Tribes: 5.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 5x Breeding


    ARKpocalypse: 6x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding





    DarkViolet


    Orange


    Red


    Light Yellow


    Mint


    Glacial


    LightPink


    DeepPink


    MediumLavender


    Unofficial servers can use this by adding the arg "-PrideColors" to the server commandline.














    Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form










    Creator: Gingarella



    In this video, Gingarella shares how her tribe defeated the Gamma boss fight on the Center on Official. She includes stats, strategies, and equipment.













    Creator: Sanyxs



    Sanyxs, a seasoned ARK veteran but a modded newbie, dives headfirst into Omega Ascended on KingDaddyDmac's server—what could possibly go wrong?
















    Chibi-Stegosaurus by @cairoFifi










    After the King Titan was slain by penguinlover583










    Deep Sea Encounter by ole










    Pyro by @falco_luna










    Tusoteuthis by @MexiiCringe










    Non-binary flag Tapejara by @Isopod22










    We aren't meant to live forever... But I will find you again, old friend. by @artofnezuyu













    Photo Mode by theograna










    A monster in the underworld by jurassiccomedy










    Designed a little pirate ship to get started on Ark by @BeefaroniJones










    Some nat geo shots by yococoloco16










    Photo Mode by ash4resh










    Enjoy your weekend! Studio Wildcard



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  • Community Crunch 413: A Mighty Arrival, Pride Event and More!

    This week, we released The Center map and the first of our ARK Fantastic Tames, the Pyromane! We're thrilled to see players enjoying the remastered map and taming their fiery kitties. Thank you for your feedback—we have a slew of fixes on the way. In the meantime, we have so much more in store for you coming really soon...







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    Mark your calendars for June 17th as a mighty arrival makes its way into ARK: Survival Ascended!













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    It's Pride Month, and we're excited to unleash a spectrum of vibrant creature colors for the rest of June! Enjoy 3x rates every weekend through June, including breeding, so you can give your breedlines a dazzling rainbow glow-up!



    Keep your eyes peeled for:



    DarkViolet


    Orange


    Red


    Light Yellow


    Mint


    Glacial


    LightPink


    DeepPink


    MediumLavender


    Unofficial severs can use this by adding the arg "-PrideColors" to the server commandline.



    We believe everyone deserves the right to be proud of who they are. Embrace your true self and celebrate your individuality.



    Happy Pride 2024!




















    Be sure to grab a friend and explore the wondrous ARK of The Center. While you are there, navigate to the volcanic island to encounter ARK Fantastic Tames' first creature, the fierce Pyromane! You can read the full post here!



    We understand that there is still some confusion about how to obtain the Pyromane. To help, we have put together a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to assist you in purchasing ARK Fantastic Tames: Pyromane.



    Click the appropriate Store Link:


    PC Steam


    Xbox


    PlayStation



    Complete the Purchase: Follow the payment instructions to buy ARK Fantastic Tames: Pyromane.


    No Download and Installation needed!


    Launch ARK Survival Ascended


    Find and Tame Pyromane!




















    We are currently working on a major update for The Center, which includes numerous fixes for visual issues, polish, level design, and bugs, such as an issue with Pyromane Breeding on servers, the inability to build in some spots around the map, and the unsupported items issue.



    Many of these fixes have been queued up in advance, but due to maintaining cross-platform compatibility and certification requirements, we had to wait to release them. Now that the release is out the door, we’ll be working on getting this patch out next week.



    “Cannot Download. 3 Unsupported Items.” - If you're experiencing this issue, we have a quick workaround available until the patch is released:



    Download your character from the cloud onto an Island


    Transfer your character directly to The Center server of your choice


    Note: This issue can occur when going via the cloud, so make sure you’re doing a direct transfer.



    We’ll be monitoring reports for new issues and solving them as they come in! And, as always, we will continue to monitor official server capacity with a view to adding new servers if needed.



    Thanks again for all your support. We hope you enjoy the new content!

















    Conquest servers are being introduced to ARK: Survival Ascended by Snail Games. Conquest is a new PvP player experience for PC players which focuses on large-scale PvP while avoiding the problem of mega tribes. Increased rates will allow tribes to set up and establish themselves quickly and enable them to rebuild after potential losses instead of being wiped completely. The official Conquest servers will start on June 13th!



    If you need any support during the Conquest season, join the Conquest Enforcement's Discord.







    5x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation)


    0.5x Mating Interval


    Tribes are set to 50 players max


    Tribe alliances are allowed


    Servers have a maximum player count of 75



























    Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-bowser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!



    This video features:




    Extra QOL Items: Fishing by Myrmecoleontidae




    Zytharian Tek Creatures by Zytharia




    Vanilla+ Saddle costumes by MMAXSS_ARK




    MSCVV_Tents by Deckard




    Runic Wyverns by Wolfofthenyght




    Fantasy World Structures by LeanedTV

























    This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, June 10th.



    PVP/PVE: 3x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding


    Small Tribes: 5.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 5x Breeding


    ARKpocalypse: 6x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding













    Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form










    Creator: Cjthecheesedj



    Here's a quick and easy guide to taming the new Pyromane!













    Creator: Schwalbe



    Join Schwalbe and his friends on The Center for some penguin shenanigans!
















    ARK – Xiphactinus by @SoupAscended










    A pick off in the dust of Scorched Earth by @SirDripstein










    ARK Primal Planet poster! by @StudiosGoji










    Zekra and Thaniel by Nyxlaika










    Sunny days by Sunfloroj










    Jurassic Sunset by GeneralGibby










    Thylacoleo/Marsupial Lion by 20CMills02













    Found this cutey at carno island by nesv0g










    𝔻𝕚𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕠𝕤𝕒𝕦𝕣𝕦𝕤 by @Muni_ark










    Bridge from Herbie Island to the mainland. by @CBreeze27










    Where are the demons? by @AoiShibafu_ARK










    Here kitty kitty kitty !! by bluejay9675










    Enjoy your weekend! Studio Wildcard



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  • ARK Fantastic Tames and The Center Ascended are Live!

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    ARK Fantastic Tames is a new paid DLC to introduce new fantasy creatures into the world of ARK: Survival Ascended, which will be found in biome-appropriate locations of all Official Maps except for The Island and is transferrable. We're excited to launch this series with the Pyromane. This fiery friend will light the way on your journey. Whether it takes the form of a majestic predator or a loyal shoulder mount, the Pyromane will make a scorching addition to your army of powerful tames!



    We recognize that a solo paid creature is new territory for ARK, and the Fantastic Tames series helps support the development and operation of ARK: Survival Ascended. Thank you for being open to us trying new things, and most importantly, for your community participation! Your passion keeps us going, and we're excited to continue this journey with you over the years to come.










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    Welcome to The Center Ascended, an expansive, hand-crafted map that nearly doubles the size of The Island’s landscape. With its rich, Tolkien-esque design, this map invites you to journey through stunning biomes and discover hidden secrets.










    The Center Ascended features a vast array of climates and geological wonders. Head west to find the colossal floating island surrounded by perilous swamps. To the north lies a volatile volcanic island teeming with lava flows and formidable predators.



    Scattered throughout the map are islands blanketed in jungles, tropical beaches, towering mountains, and ancient ruins, each offering unique challenges and rewards. Delve deep into the subterranean world inspired by Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, or explore the underwater domes perfect for constructing your underwater haven.










    Among the many wonders of The Center Ascended is the Shastasaurus, a curious giant of the sea. This creature, despite its intimidating size, often approaches humans out of intrigue. It uses ultrasonic chirps for echolocation, which can be weaponized to disorient prey or create concussive waves to scatter schools of fish. Taming a Shastasaurus is a rewarding endeavor as it becomes a formidable ally in deep waters. Some tribes have even outfitted their Shastasaurus with advanced gear like periscopes, torpedo bays, and cargo holds, transforming them into incredible underwater vessels.



    The Center Ascended isn’t just a map; it’s an entire world waiting for you to explore. Embark on this grand adventure and discover a new dimension to your ARK: Survival Ascended experience!
  • Community Crunch 412: Server Transfers, Mods Spotlight, and More!

    Hey Survivors!



    We’ve got some quick updates for you as we prepare for the upcoming launch of The Center and Shastasaurus! Most importantly, we’re still on schedule. The new and remastered content will be coming your way on June 4th with the trailer, and we’ll keep you posted as we get closer to go time!



    We’re really excited about the launch; The Center was the first non-canonical map added to ARK: Survival Evolved, and it holds a special place in our history and our hearts. But... needless to say, it had a look that only a mother, or in this case, evilmrfrank, could love. So, the team and evilmrfrank have been giving it the glow-up it deserves, and we can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction next week!







    So obviously, word’s gotten around about a poll. Let’s dive into that first.



    Server Transfers, yep. When are we opening Scorched Earth server transfers? Here’s the thing: we had initially planned for a 60-day period (a long, long time ago)... But as we drew closer to that timeframe, we realized, "Hey, it’s pretty close to The Center,” and we know a lot of you really love a fresh new map experience, so we’re deciding to push it back. Not a lot, just a little bit. And that’s what this poll is about. We’re going to give you two dates and let you vote on Twitter (yeah we still call it that) to decide which day we’ll enable complete Server Transfers onto Scorched Earth.



    Click here to vote!



    Your options are either June 14th or June 28th. Pick one! The date with the most votes by Monday wins!










    Good News EVERYONE! It’s finally cleared certification! This means that we’ll be able to get it in your hands next week with the launch of The Center on June 4th. We’ll have more modding updates to share in the future, but we’re really excited to get this out there for all platforms, and needless to say, we’ll be opening up the Official Premium Mod servers for PlayStation Players, too!






















    On April 8th, we deployed a new type of server across the network (for the various game types) that we refer to as "Expire" (which is what you can search for in the session filter).



    These servers will be online until 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on June 1st. We're preemptively using our allocation for The Center to host some additional sessions that players can travel onto to farm, tame, and experience the Scorched Earth Gameplay. The same transfer restrictions apply in that you are only able to download your character, but you can freely take anything off. This is to help reduce load off some of the other servers, or provide players an option for those who just want to jump onto Scorched Earth temporarily.



    Please note that these servers will no longer exist after 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on June 1st, so if you intend to use them, remember to transfer your items/creatures/characters off before that date, as nothing will be saved beyond that time period.



    For the full list of the Expire servers, click here.




























    Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-bowser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!



    This video features:




    Seven Deadly Ascended by TheNokosa (premium)




    ARK Bionic by GaiaStudios




    Tristan’s Wyvern Tweaks by Tristans_Modding




    Khal’s Composites by Khalahad_




    J-Prefabs: Chinese Temples by GaiaStudios




    Dark Age 2 Weapons by leanedtv

























    This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, June 3rd.



    PVP/PVE: 2x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding


    Small Tribes: 4.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 4x Breeding


    ARKpocalypse: 5x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding













    Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form










    Creator: iSyzen



    iSyzen attempted to complete Primal Chaos in Ark Survival Ascended in 100 days. When he took on this challenge, he didn't know what he was signing up for, but now he knows it was an ambitious yet ridiculously difficult challenge.













    Creator: TBFGaming



    TBFGaming is back on Ark Survival Ascended with the incredible Omega Mod, on the Forglar Map!
















    Fan Art by @mexiicringe










    Run Play by @falco_luna










    Part 10 of Drawing Every Dino Dossier. by cascadingcaramel










    Therizinosaurus chibi by @cairoFifi










    Fjordur X-Spino by TheN4STYR4BBiT










    Need For Speed by VoodooHorde










    Successful hunt - Sinomacrops by VaalkyArt

















    Photo Mode by ohnooo0oo0










    Photo Mode by strides993










    I'm very proud of this build so I hope you guys all like it! by @CharliSpirit










    My newly mutated Evo Tyrannosaurs! by @Dom1n8torG










    Photo Mode by sioquejosin










    Enjoy your weekend! Studio Wildcard



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  • Community Crunch 411: An Update on Shastasauraus and More!

    With the launch of the Center Map just around the corner on June 4th, we wanted to share some insight about the Shastasauraus and how its design evolved during the development process. The Shasta, and namely its saddle, is one of the more ambitious designs we’ve done, and the team really enjoyed the challenge!






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    Two key areas we had to resolve related to making sure the Saddle actually functioned like a submarine (i.e. keeping water out while the creature moves, etc.) and how players and creatures moved inside of the sub itself. The first challenge required both a shift in the overall design of the saddle and a tech solution, as we learned pretty quickly that having it on top of the creature wasn’t going to be viable, so we had to redesign it to be under the Shasta instead. This change allowed us to ensure that we could keep the water outside of the saddle at all times and also eliminated the edge cases relating to the submarine being partially submerged. Tackling player and creature movement was purely a technology-driven solution, we rewrote some of the basing code – the logic that relates to what characters are standing (based) on – of Unreal when in different physics modes like falling and jumping, essentially creating a new basing system specifically when based inside of the new saddle.



    This was definitely one of the more challenging creatures we've designed, so please excuse us for geeking out a little bit! So now you’ve heard the ins and outs of how we tamed the mighty Shastasaurus and its sub-aquatic saddle, it’s your turn next! We can't wait to see you all cruising the seas in Shasta-style on June 4.




























    Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-bowser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!



    This video features:




    Modern Structure Skins by Sandi_00




    Dedicated Storage Skins by KlingerMartins




    Reverence Cosmetics by Kelthezuad




    Sunken World Additions by The Sunken World Team




    J-Prefabs: Japanese Temples by GaiaStudios




    Proximity Mines by Trixt3r




    Paleo ARK Evolution - Apex Predators by Team Paleo ARK











    Reverence Cosmetics by Kelthezuad




    Modern Structure Skins by Sandi_00




    Dedicated Storage Skins by KlingerMartins




















    Dive into the depths of ARK with the incredible new Livyatan Premium mod! Available now on Steam and Xbox and coming to Playstation (with the launch of Premium Mods).



    Unleash the Livyatan: This massive toothed whale is a force to be reckoned with. We'll cover its unique abilities, from bone-crushing bites to sonic blasts, and how to make the most of them in battle.


    Master the Sound Pad: Taming a Livyatan is no easy task, but we'll guide you through the minigames and sound waves needed to win its trust. Get ready for a symphony of survival!


    Craft and Conquer: Explore the custom crafting mechanics and build powerful saddles, weapons, and armor to make your Livyatan unstoppable. Prepare for epic underwater battles!


    Face the Alpha Livyatan: Gather your Dino army and dive into the depths to face the ultimate challenge: the Alpha Livyatan boss. Claim valuable resources and unlock advanced technology!












    Conquest servers are being introduced to ARK: Survival Ascended by Snail Games. Conquest is a new PvP player experience for PC players which focuses on large-scale PvP while avoiding the problem of mega tribes. Increased rates will allow tribes to set up and establish themselves quickly and enable them to rebuild after potential losses instead of being wiped completely. The official date will be announced soon, so stay tuned!



    If you need any support during the Conquest season, join the Conquest Enforcement's Discord.







    5x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation)


    0.5x Mating Interval


    Tribes are set to 50 players max


    Tribe alliances are allowed


    Servers have a maximum player count of 75


    More details to come!





















    ARKpocalypse servers have been wiped today!



    What are ARKpocalypse?



    ARKpocalypse are monthly-wipe servers with higher than usual rates.


    Next wipe: June 21st 2024



    You can join them by searching in the server browser! Happy Surviving!





















    This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Tuesday, May 28th.



    PVP/PVE: 2x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding


    Small Tribes: 4.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 4x Breeding


    ARKpocalypse: 5x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding













    Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form










    Creator: Evo



    Evo made a comprehensive and quick beginner's guide to the Xiphactinus!













    Creator: KiahOnFire



    Watch Monarchy Season 5's finale, featuring an award ceremony, an epic battle, and a cinematic ending!
















    Part 9 of Drawing Every Dino Dossier by cascadingcaramel










    Another realistification in 3D by @SirDripstein










    I am the biggest source of gladiatrix fan art! by gman2006










    Icarus the Phoenix by penguinlover583










    Mei X Diana is the best ship ever and you can't change my mind by @laind004










    Fasolasuchus Ark by Spinogamer66










    The Reaper by vertigoxxxx













    My tribemate took me over to see an easter egg in Scorched today by beth.s










    Photo mode is a bit tricky but definitely fun once u figure it out! by skippyskiddo










    Photo Mode by meatymusty










    A frozen base for summer by @oz3ark










    Good color by @AoiShibafu_ARK










    Enjoy your weekend! Studio Wildcard



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  • ASA Cross-Platform Console Premium Mod Launch!

    Download & play new Premium content created by players, including maps, creatures, items, and game modes, now on Xbox and Windows! With nine brand-new mods, ARK: Survival Ascended becomes the first game to bring professionally created Premium Mods to consoles!



    These mods, crafted by game studios and talented community modders, add game-changing content like new game modes and expansive maps. With hundreds of development hours poured in, Premium Mods promise high-quality and regular updates to enhance your ARK experience.



    PlayStation users, look forward to accessing these Premium Mods later this month







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    A once thriving civilization now lies in toxic ruins. The few survivors have sought refuge in the heights of abandoned buildings, far above the lethal gas and savage beasts. But the heights have their own dangers…



    Enclave: Survival Skyward (ESS) brings a new aspect to ARK - the skies! The jungle is fuller than ever with dangerous animals and treasure, and bases are now built in tall reclaimed skyscrapers. Explore and climb these towers, build a strong base, and travel to other towers using risky ziplines or even parachute down from above!



    ESS brings a greater degree of verticality than ever before. Now, battles and treasures are not just around you, but also above and below. Gather your team, create a sky castle, and protect it from everyone.













    Forglar is a new Fantasy map with a lot of new adventures. Currently, the map is still in progress, but it is fully playable. It is 68% completed. (at 17/11/2024, the map will reach 100% completion.)













    Unlock a world of personalized alchemy with 52+ consumable potions, all customizable through our in-game admin-settings UI found in the structure radial wheel of the Gaia: Potions Cauldron. This unique feature allows you to tailor every aspect of your potions - effects, durations, strength, speed, and more, to perfectly match your playstyle.













    Reverence contains towering mountain peaks. Lush plains. Thick jungles and ruins of the old world that remain dotted on the landscape. Potentially even filled with spoils to be had. This Island was left behind, abandoned. With those ruins, caves, Caverns even there is much for you to explore. Above, and below. Now with what knowledge lies before you. Your treasures await, Survivor.













    ARK: Survive The Night transforms the ARK gameplay you know and love into a thrilling and terrifying zombie horde survival experience.



    Welcome to the Obsidian Isle; a dark and hostile world where survivors are thrust into a relentless battle for survival against hordes of horrific, zombie dinosaurs. Whether joining forces with others or braving the challenges alone, players must scavenge for resources, build fortifications and craft an arsenal of weapons and supplies to withstand the zombie threat.













    Ark Omega Ascended is a mod like no other, providing procedural edits to creatures, players, items, and more. Well over 1000 versions of every creature exist in this mod, with abilities that range from being able to create black holes that pull in enemies to being able to create a protective bubble that redirects all incoming damage done to allies directly to the spell caster / tank.













    GG SkyIslands Premium Mod offers floating island to use as base of operations. The SkyIslands are themed for different environments and scenic to add an immersive and natural feeling to it's existence. SkyIslands come in various sizes up to Epic variety and with multiple biomes. With each new DLC release multiple new SkyIslands or will be added inspired from the new DLC map.














    Svartalfheim is a dwarven inspired map for ARK developed by Nekatus, the maker of Valguero and Fjordur. 33km² landscape full of mysteries, new enemys like Dwarven Warriors, new Alpha dino variants with a more and better loot. This is a no fly map. Flyers don't even spawn.













    Within the shallows and depths of ARK's Ocean's, Anomalocaris lay in wait for their prey. A master of different hunting tactics, Anomalo utilize many strategies for attacking and debilitating their prey! Whether it's Venom, Mimicry, or Parasitic attacks, Anomalocaris will surely dispose of its' victims with ease! I wonder if there's a way to blend in and approach them?... Tamed Anomalo can invest experience into different hunting tactics. Doing so will boost the nature of these specialties, giving awesome perks and bonuses with higher investment. Increasing any of these perks to their max potential is sure to result in a truly amazing aquatic tame!
  • Community Crunch 410: An Update on The Center, ARK: Additions Integration, and More!

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    The Center is coming along nicely and will indeed be ready for launch at the beginning of June! To ensure a smooth rollout though, the release date has been adjusted by one day to June 4th. We're appreciative of player's enthusiasm for our third ARK: Survival Ascended map and look forward to getting it into your hands in just a few weeks!




























    This week, we're thrilled to unleash not one, but two of Garuga123's formidable creatures making their Official debut in ARK: the fearsome Ceratosaurus and the relentless Xiphactinus! Prepare to master these remarkable new additions! The challenge awaits—are you ready to rise to the occasion?



    Additionally, we are excited to announce that Premium Mods will be released for Xbox and Windows on Monday, May 20th! PlayStation players, the certification process is still ongoing; you can expect Premium Mods to be available on your platform within a week. Thank you for your patience as we roll out Premium Mods to all platforms.













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    Common Name: Ceratosaurus Species: Ceratosaurus Punctura Time: Late Jurassic Diet: Carnivore Temperament: Extremely Aggressive







    While I'm surprised I haven't encountered them sooner, I'd rather them just vanish all-together. Ceratosaurus is as ruthless as they are quick. While not the most damaging carnivores you'll encounter, they are certainly some of the most persistent. I've seen these creatures even exhibit a sort of... stalking behavior unlike anything else I've seen on The Island. While they may not make themselves known to you immediately, they certainly know where YOU are!







    The spines on Ceratosaurus have a very unique and powerful trait: Venom! This hemotoxin has the bizarre reaction with blood, making it incredibly nutritious to carnivores. The more intense the venom infection, the more beneficial the blood becomes. I've witnessed tribes that have managed to tame these beasts use it to great effect against larger threats, and even The Island's guardians!



    Perhaps this desire to devour envenomed prey can be used against them...?

















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    Common Name: Xiphactinus Species: Xiphactinus Velox Time: Late Cretaceous Diet: Carnivore Temperament: Frenzied







    Xiphactinus Velox is a frighteningly fast creature, lurking in the Islands' oceans. Most often appearing in groups, Xiphactinus can quickly overwhelm its victims. They have been observed to grab smaller prey in their terrifying jaws and thrash wildly to deplete their energy. When subdued, they will proceed to swallow the prey whole, something I have witnessed befall many unfortunate survivors.



    Beware Xiphactinus that have recently fed, as they will become frenzied from the clouds of blood they've created! For targets too large to be swallowed by its horrific maw, Xiphactinus will instead resort to tearing off a chunk of flesh, causing the target to begin bleeding out. On several occasions, I've noticed Xiphactinus will attack other ocean species such as Megalodon, and even larger threats such as Mosasaurus! Be glad that you're not their only target!







    Xiphactinus make for excellent mounts for exploring the ARK's vast ocean environments. Their powerful jaws can be utilized to grab smaller prey, while leaving a nasty bleeding wound on larger opponents. With good maneuverability and a violent nature, any tribes partaking in sea-warfare will be sure to have a shoal of there "Dire Tuna".




























    Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-browser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!



    This video features:




    Klinger Additional Skin Cosmetics Rustic Building by klingerMartin




    Deimos Cosmetics: Female Heroes by SurviveDeimos




    Arketypes: Bombardier Beetle by Snappin




    ARKOLOGY: New Encounters by DragonHeart7998




    Draconic Chronicles by Ave




    Western Decor by AaronLongstaff











    Skin Cosmetics Snow Removal Structures by klingerMartin




    Extreme Camo by AlmostNorma




    Klinger Additional Skin Cosmetics Rustic Building by klingerMartin




    Deimos Cosmetics: Female Heroes by SurviveDeimos






















    On April 8th, we deployed a new type of server across the network (for the various game types) that we refer to as "Expire" (which is what you can search for in the session filter).



    These servers will be online until 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on June 1st. We're preemptively using our allocation for The Center to host some additional sessions that players can travel onto to farm, tame, and experience the Scorched Earth Gameplay. The same transfer restrictions apply in that you are only able to download your character, but you can freely take anything off. This is to help reduce load off some of the other servers, or provide players an option for those who just want to jump onto Scorched Earth temporarily.



    Please note that these servers will no longer exist after 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on June 1st, so if you intend to use them, remember to transfer your items/creatures/characters off before that date, as nothing will be saved beyond that time period.



    For the full list of the Expire servers, click here.





















    We are pleased to announce that Genesis Part 2 is now entering submission with Nintendo and will release on Monday, July 1st alongside the Rhyniognatha, which will be found spawning around The Island.



    Pick up the Ultimate Survivor Edition or the Ultimate Survivor Upgrade for 50% off through May 27th and be ready for launch!

























    This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, May 20.



    PVP/PVE: 2x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding


    Small Tribes: 4.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 4x Breeding


    ARKpocalypse: 5x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding













    Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form










    Creator: BemoGuinness



    Bemo is going to explore the secret cave located under Scorched Earth to find a place for a new base!













    Creator: Syntac



    Syntac hatches a beautiful lightning wyvern and takes it for a ride around Scorched Earth!
















    Sunrise by @WolfTek7










    Part 8 of Drawing Every Dino Dossier by cascadingcaramel










    My ark character by @Redensi










    Draconis vipera by @MexiiCringe










    Drop Hunting by CoypuCoyote










    Shrooms by Kattona










    King Titan Reference by BettleKettle













    Lightning Wyvern by j21d1h










    Guardian of the scorched lands by maxfer4s_xt










    I'm looking forward to Xiphactinus! by @Muni_ark










    Photo Mode by cosmicman5455










    Have you seen my Casita build video from Disney's Encanto on ARK!? by @LolsAtLance










    Enjoy your weekend! Studio Wildcard



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  • Community Crunch 409: Introducing Xiphactinus from ARK:Additions!

    Remember when we announced that Ceratosaurus from ARK:Additions is being integrated into the core game in the last Community Crunch? Well, get ready, because the fearsome Xiphactinus is next! Even though we may make a few changes to the design of the creatures from ARK: Additions, these beasts are going to shake up the game in mid-May!
    Which of Garuga's creatures are you hoping to see get integrated?













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    Be wary of the open ocean, for there lurk shoals of Xiphactinus, relentlessly aggressive fish with appetites bigger than their bodies. These voracious predators will blindly attack anything in sight, so you'll need to act fast or become their next meal! They tend to become even more ferocious in packs, so stay on your toes!










    We're always eager to hear which creatures you're most excited to see from the ARK: Additions mod. You can stay directly connected to the latest updates and engage with the development process by joining Garuga's Discord server.
























    Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-bowser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!



    This video features:



    Enclave: Survival Skyward by looknorthworld



    Forglar by SnowyTrain






















    On April 8th, we deployed a new type of server across the network (for the various game types) that we refer to as "Expire" (which is what you can search for in the session filter).



    These servers will be online until 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on June 1st. We're preemptively using our allocation for The Center to host some additional sessions that players can travel onto to farm, tame, and experience the Scorched Earth Gameplay. The same transfer restrictions apply in that you are only able to download your character, but you can freely take anything off. This is to help reduce load off some of the other servers, or provide players an option for those who just want to jump onto Scorched Earth temporarily.



    Please note that these servers will no longer exist after 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on June 1st, so if you intend to use them, remember to transfer your items/creatures/characters off before that date, as nothing will be saved beyond that time period.



    For the full list of the Expire servers, click here.





















    We are pleased to announce that Genesis Part 2 is now entering submission with Nintendo and will release on Monday, July 1st alongside the Rhyniognatha, which will be found spawning around The Island.



    Pick up the Ultimate Survivor Edition or the Ultimate Survivor Upgrade for 50% off through May 27th and be ready for launch!

























    This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, May 13.



    PVP/PVE: 2x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding


    Small Tribes: 4.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 4x Breeding


    ARKpocalypse: 5x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding













    Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form










    Creator: Sossage Party



    The Sossage Party played ARK Prop Hunt to find out who is the Dino Hide & Seek Champion!













    Creator: Phlinger Phoo



    In this episode, Phlinger adds a greenhouse and a floating wyvern landing pad to his Scorched Earth Ascended base.
















    Lethal by @WolfTek7










    Fan Art by @Regure33










    Scout, Wasp and Spinach! by @Draconiart










    Sliding in by @falco_luna










    Raising Rexes is Hard Work by @artofnezuyu










    Part 7 of Drawing Every Dino Dossier by cascadingcaramel










    The Heat is on! (Fire Wyvern) by yourmom-12













    Tapejara by ohnooo0oo0










    Photo Mode by strides993










    Howl by bootman










    Fire Wyvern by lunajiiva










    The morning sun is also insanely beautiful! by @hamubarg










    Enjoy your weekend! Studio Wildcard



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  • Community Crunch 408: Introducing Ceratosaurus from ARK: Additions

    We're thrilled to announce that we'll be bringing a taste of the popular Garuga123 mod ARK: Additions directly into the base game. These creatures may see some tweaks along the way for balance and design, but one thing's for sure: they are coming, and they are ready to shake things up!



    Get ready to encounter new formidable creatures from Garuga, starting with the vicious Ceratosaurus. Prepare to have your skills put to the test, because these beasts won't go down without a fight!













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    Lurking in the untamed jungles and sprawling grasslands, the Ceratosaurus is an aggressive predator adorned with venom-laced spines. Their attacks cause victims to erupt in bursts of blood, a sight for sore eyes (or a tactical advantage for a clever Survivor!). If you can harness this power, tamed Ceratosaurus will unleash healing bursts that revitalize themselves and your fellow carnivores. These swift creatures make for some of the fastest mounts you'll find.










    This is just the first of Garuga's fearsome creatures from ARK: Additions that we plan to introduce to ARK: Survival Ascended. We expect to launch this new creature by mid-May so get ready, sharpen those spears, and prepare to conquer this fantastic beast! Next week, we will be revealing the second creature that will be released simultaneously with Ceratosaurus!



    Keep up with the development on ARK:Additions in Garuga's Discord!


















    As we draw closer to the release of Premium Mods on console (currently going through cert), we have some updates based on feedback we’ve received from the community regarding how Unofficial Servers that used Premium Mods felt like they were too restrictive. This was definitely not the intention of the system and with our partners, Overwolf, we aim to resolve this as soon as we can. So here’s the plan:



    This summer we’re going to give UGC Creators the capability to remove the server-join restrictions on their Premium Mods. Essentially, we’re giving them the ability to create an “Unrestricted Premium Mod”.



    What this means is that, they’ll be able to create a new type of paid mod, which can be hosted on a server that does not prevent you from joining it if you do not own the mod. Instead, Creators can determine how they want to control access to the content of the mod. For example, if there’s an Unrestricted Premium Mod that adds a new set of weapons, the creator can prevent people from specifically crafting or using the weapons, or other gameplay aspects rather than preventing people from joining servers hosting it, as it currently does.



    Additionally, this system will also allow Creators to make some aspects of their mod disregard ownership so even if you do not own the mod, you can still get some of the gameplay changes.



    We believe this flexibility will allow both Creators to balance out the features in the mod, as well as ensure that they can be hosted on Unofficial Servers without preventing restriction. A huge thank you to the ARK community, your feedback is invaluable as we shape the future landscape for modding!





























    Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-bowser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!



    This video features:




    Dickinsonia by Xyphias




    Atlas Creatures: Big cats by Myrmecoleontidae




    Atlas Creatures: Felis by Myrmecoleontidae




    Better Kaprosuchus by ZCI5250




    Amissa Structures by Sicco0803 & Klinger




    Alien Drone by Survive Deimos

























    This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, May 6.



    PVP/PVE: 2x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding


    Small Tribes: 4.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 4x Breeding


    ARKpocalypse: 5x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding













    Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form



    Help us discover your talent by tagging your art with #ARKPhotoMode or #ARKFanart on social media!










    Creator: The Handyman builds



    Learn how to construct The Handyman's hatchery that is both efficient and stylish!













    Creator: Crazy of the game



    *international corner* This French film takes place over the entire history of Scorched Earth with the characters, Helena, Rockwell, Raia and John. (with English subtitles!)
















    Part 6 of Drawing Every Dino Dossier by cascadingcaramel










    Unka bob by gman2006










    Fire Wyvern by strandedandstoopid










    Really proud of these last couple drawings of Scorched Earth! by @CharliSpirit










    Locke and his family thriving in the years after the story by @TekARK_01










    Mei, Xiao, and Shi running through the Luminous Marshlands! by @ewo_zaur










    Deathworm by SirDrip













    Photo Mode by toastaleenix










    Ridin' off into the sunset by donnsensei










    Photo Mode by lordarkanum










    Scorched Acro by dragonheart7998










    ARK Foosball by @GPxGP










    Enjoy your weekend! Studio Wildcard



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  • Community Crunch 407: Premium Mods, LiveOps Update, and more!

    As we approach the June release of The Center, as well as the ongoing remaster of Aberration and the future of Bob's Tall Tales, our team remains dedicated to continually improving the live game experience. While we are excited about our upcoming projects, we are also diligently working to enhance current gameplay features and content.














    We have a major version patch in certification (this means a build has been submitted to Microsoft and Sony for testing) which will enable Premium Mods on console. Along with Premium Mods, we're looking forward to a load of fixes and some balance tweaks we've added in this patch. These include an oft requested buff to black pearls and Death Worms, a nerf to the overly excited Scorched Earth weather events, a fix for Bees, a fix for Thyla jump, Fire Wyvern breath tweaks along with general game fixes and dozens more. Hang tight, the patch should drop next week if it passes cert and get ready to dive into Premium Mods!



    In the meantime, check out all our Premium Mods coming to consoles:




    Svartalfheim Premium by Nekatus_Modding




    Anomalocaris by Garuga123




    Gaia: Potions Plus by GaiaStudio




    Reverence by kelthezuad




    Survive the Night by soundsnc




    Ark Omega Ascended by HexenLord



    GG SkyIslands by ragingarcher























    Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-bowser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!



    This video features:




    Chain Link Fence Skins by Snappin




    Artifact Pedestal Skins by Alex2607




    Shanty Town Tileset by Snappin




    Deimos Cosmetics: Bunny Skin by Survive Deimos




    Tactical Bunny outfit by Cliffan




    Modern Furniture Skins by Sandi_00




    GG Sky Islands Premium by ragingarcher (Premium)




    ARK Omega Ascended by HexenLord (Premium)




    Clay’s Trike Edit by Claymore_Art




    Jumping Spider by Cyrus_Creates




















    Ark Omega Ascended is a mod like no other, providing procedural edits to creatures, players, items, and more. Well over 1000 versions of every creature exist in this mod, with abilities that range from being able to create black holes that pull in enemies to being able to create a protective bubble that redirects all incoming damage done to allies directly to the spell caster / tank.













    GG SkyIslands Premium Mod offers floating island to use as base of operations. The SkyIslands are themed for different environments and scenic to add an immersive and natural feeling to it's existence. SkyIslands come in various sizes up to Epic variety and with multiple biomes. With each new DLC release multiple new SkyIslands or will be added inspired from the new DLC map.










    New premium modded servers have been added for Ark Omega Ascended and are now online:



    NA-PVE-Modded-ArkOmega120


    NA-PVP-Modded-ArkOmega121


    EU-PVE-Modded-ArkOmega122


    EU-PVP-Modded-ArkOmega123














    Modern Furniture Skins by Sandi_00




    Tactical Bunny outfit by Cliffan




    Deimos Cosmetics: Bunny Skin by Survive Deimos




    Shanty Town Tileset by Snappin




    Artifact Pedestal Skins by Alex2607




    Chain Link Fence Skins by Snappin





















    What are ARKpocalypse?



    ARKpocalypse are monthly-wipe servers with higher than usual rates.


    Next wipe: May 24th 2024



    You can join them by searching in the server browser! Happy Surviving!

























    This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, April 29th.



    PVP/PVE: 2x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding


    Small Tribes: 4.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 4x Breeding


    ARKpocalypse: 5x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding













    Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form



    Help us discover your talent by tagging your art with #ARKPhotoMode or #ARKFanart on social media!










    Creator: Etholdir



    Etholdir teaches you how to build your own incredible Pyramid on Scorched Earth Ascended!













    Creator: TiiaAurora



    Curious about TiiaAurora's favorite tames on Scorched Earth Ascended? In this video, she will tell you all about them!
















    Scary the parasaur by gman2006










    Fan Art by b1ue7eaper










    Ark Giga doodle by @j_stocky










    Rudolph the sand ship Diamantinasaurus, along with Aura and UNT the giga chickens by fenthe










    Fun little lightning wyvern drawing by callmecarm3n










    Fan Art by darknesbrutal










    Just a heat wave by @WolfTek7













    Photo Mode by onfire944










    Photo Mode by tacticianlyra










    The Empire comes to the west by dinorex1678










    In need of some wagon Ideas on ARK? by @LolsAtLance










    Something tells me that from now on I will finish the servers by building a train by @10_Zeeko










    Enjoy your weekend! Studio Wildcard



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