ARK: Survival Evolved players will be enjoying lots of holiday cheer thanks to the arrival of Winter Wonderland that begins later today. Both Raptor Claus and Gacha Claus will be tooling around the maps air-dropping gifts and goodies…and even coal….on players throughout. Gacha Claus will be collecting coal from naughty survivors in exchange for holiday-themed items. Or players can turn in mistletoe for weapons and armor.
Get ready to take dino-hunting survival action on the go now that ARK: Survival Evolved has been released for Nintendo Switch. Players will find all of the same features available for Switch that are present on other platforms including 80 dinosaurs, a plethora of enemies and the ability to build to their heart’s content.
Studio Wildcard has announced that it is preparing to launch special PvP “Conquest” servers. Up to 100 players will be able to take part and tribes will be “maxed out” at 25 Survivors. Players will also find some good reasons to play on Conquest servers with their 2X rates of taming, gathering, and experience. The Conquest Servers will be ready to go on Steam starting Friday, September 28th and at a later date for XBox One and PlayStation 4.
Modding types will be interested to hear that a new contest has been announced for ARK: Survival Evolved. This is the third modding contest sponsored by Studio Wildcard, this time with a Grand Prize of $15,000. Modders can submit their work which will be assessed by developers (70% of the final score) and, later, sent to a public vote (30% of the score).
War Drum Studios and Studio Wildcard have announced that the mobile version of ARK: Survival Evolved will be launching on June 14th. The iOS and Android game features “the same multiplayer game loved on XBox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux” and a brand new mobile interface and specialized control setup.
ARK: Survival Evolved has had the first part of the Tender Loving Care update applied to servers. TLC brings the #MateBoosted where tames have a chance to drop Chocolate Cake when they mate….um….how or from where remains unknown. These can be used to heal or advance the pet’s taming affinity bar. In addition, red, white and pink critters are roaming in the world “searching for true love’s kiss”.
Studio Wildcard has sent word that ARK: Survival Evolved will be updated today with the Aberration content expansion. Players will have a new underground biome to explore that is packed with new flora and fauna. There are new creatures to tame including a “chameleon like” Rock Drake. There are 50+ new items to craft and new challenges to defeat.