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Community Crunch 273: Summer Bash, EVO Event, and More!Jun 19, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsSummer can officially begin with the start of the upcoming Summer Bash event! Get ready to soak in some sun and have some fun with a community-favorite ARK event. From June 30th to July 14th the annual Summer Bash event will be underway. Relax by the beach with your tribemates or go on the hunt for newly released chibi pets! However you choose to spend your summer in ARK, Summer Bash is bound to cook up a lot of entertainment. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/3d103afd5a3b66a1f5b4caeea2216153a7c158bb.png -activeevent=Summer {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/51b770ce3743588fb250100ffd6173bade0c6274.png Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates. Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus Conquest: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/021d9d4c329f21ce147653901f7a21584e172bbc.png Summer Swirl Taffy {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/89552389ca3930cb765d4b8133f87a2f7b4f9b53.png Hula Dance Emote *NEW* Flip In Place Emote *NEW* Air Guitar Emote Air Drums Emote Mosh Pit Emote Archer Flex Emote Bicep Smooch Emote {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/ac5c0a7ed0b5fcaa97d3c6d01cf7b98d93681cf7.png Inflatable T-Rex costume *NEW* 3 Hawaiian Shirt patterns *NEW* 3 Swimsuit patterns *NEW* Retro Sunglasses Skin *NEW* Floppy Straw Summer Hat Skin *NEW* Angler Hat Skin *NEW* Alpha Raptor Swim Bottom Skin Alpha Raptor Swim Top Skin Crab Fest Swim Bottom Skin Crab Fest Swim Top Skin Fish Bite Swim Bottom Skin Fish Bite Swim Top Skin Floral Swim Bottom Skin Floral Swim Top Skin Giga Poop Swim Bottom Skin Giga Poop Swim Top Skin Ichthy Isles Swim Bottom Skin Ichthy Isles Swim Top Skin T-Rex Swim Bottom Skin T-Rex Swim Top Skin Bulbdog-Print Shirt Skin Gasbags-Print Shirt Skin Ice Pop-Print Shirt Skin Sea Life-Print Shirt Skin Sunglasses Skin Uncle Sam Hat Skin Dino Uncle Sam Hat Skin Grilling Spatula Skin Water Soaker Skin Flying Disc Skin Fireworks Flaregun Skin Fireworks Rocket Launcher Skin Torch Sparkler Skin {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/3e183718c1a0bb8979d68e3a4da8116f7791fdf0.png Maewing *NEW* Spacedolphin *NEW* Voidwyrm *NEW* Deal With It Dodo *NEW* Straw Hat Otter *NEW* Manta Ammonite Cnidaria Plesiosaur Astrocetus {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/675588b91ebef9daa2ae087aa002e2124f12a71b.png Dino Dark Blue Red White Dino Light Blue Dark Red Blue Light Grey Cream Cammo Orange MediumTeal DarkBlue LemonLime Peach Coral {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jp...Community Crunch 272: Plushie Giveaway Winners, EVO Event, and More!Jun 11, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsThe entire team has been having a blast and enjoying all the Genesis 2 content you've been sharing. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! As the team continues to iterate on some bugs from the latest launch, we wanted to take this time and talk about something we've seen across the minds of the survivor community: {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/c55cf174672d3d4be2caadd37a4ab283c3a18525.png Though Genesis 2 marks the end of the journey and the end of paid content for ARK 1, in terms of new content and new experiences: there is much more in the works! ARK's thriving community is full of talent and we'll be tapping into that talent for another community map to bring into the official fold later in the year. In addition to new maps, we're continuing to support the live-game with quality-of-life additions, TLC patches, updates, and fixes to pesky bugs. New experiences will continue to roll in with community events and in-game holiday events. Summer Bash anyone 😉? Even though Genesis 2 concludes an epic journey we all embarked on, we are looking forward to the next one! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/882c36f8936270739cdb1a4bcf7e444d68495aff.png Exo-mek Egg Incubator Maewing Federation Crop Plot Shadowmane Shadowmane (Widescreen) Loadout Mannequin Canoe Noglin Minigun TEK Hoversail Ammo Box TEK Phase Pistol TEK Bow Carniflora Stryder Astrodelphis Biome Variants Net Projectile TEK Surveillance Console Voidwyrm Jar Of Pitch TEK Exo-Armor Genesis 2 Key Art {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/1acfaa1b85b4da5a09c1f0b63f85957761c6182e.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/6583930b51190e6b54de9b6223d0ef6fca82a9b0.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/65c7b0b8407a9ba9934ab2c4c4dc4e825560d66d.png If you haven't gotten a Genesis 2 Nogin or Dodo plushie, keep an eye out on Twitter and the #Ark2GenPlush hashtag for a chance to receive a limited-edition plushie. The winners for our tweet giveaway are: @theclclcclcl @OscarHS_ @alexmavsfan @RRapture19 @SeegzyGaming @JosueDV9 @drachenlily @AllenOLantern @CtrlChris @rexzilla411 We'll be contacting you on Twitter with a code for your requested plushie! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg An ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is active on all platforms from now through June 14th, with the following EVO perks: 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation) 2X Taming 2X Harvesting 2X XP {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fda81d10ad207588683a3fb23db8194e258daa65.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/29ceeb00d79ba1e9c6d9e820f14f1e0dc388aec1.png Creator: captain fatdog Last week we showed you how to tame a Maewing, but it might help to learn how to trap one. The trap master, captain fatdog, is back at it! Creator: CHipZz - Ark Builds After you've trapped and tamed Maewing, what's next? Building a perfect hatchery! Creator: Evolution Curios What a ride it's been! Take a look at a journey through ARK! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a4a694d355897308d82c...Steam Global Top Sellers for the Week ending 6 June 2021Jun 5, 2021 - SteamDB * Going Medieval; * ARK: Genesis Season Pass; * Sea of Thieves; * Necromunda: Hired Gun; * ARK: Survival Evolved; * Valve Index VR Kit; * Grand Theft Auto V; * Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition; * Battlefield V; * No Man's Sky; View more information and data on SteamDBCommunity Crunch 271: Genesis 2 Launch, Plushie Giveaways, and More!Jun 4, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/594039e8a9e5e99d08a9c86a4c5cca87e92de62f.jpg The Studio Wildcard team is thrilled to finally complete the ARK saga with the release of ARK: Genesis Part 2. We've been watching, sharing, and enjoying the content you've been posting across social media platforms. We're already working through several tweaks and bug fixes based on player reports and feedback. We’ll keep you updated with the progress through our normal social channels. Thanks to Ark’s passionate community and a love for new content that fits its mold, what were once straightforward plans have become so much more. Through in-game events, free DLC maps, and continued game updates, we’re also polishing, addressing player feedback and fixing issues to make it a better game for everyone. So, what’s next? Not TEK, that's for sure 😏. As we look forward to a primarily primitive-themed ARK 2, we'll continue to provide meaningful updates and experiences to our ARK 1 survivors. We’re forever grateful for our community which helps us grow, shape, and push the Ark franchise to new heights! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/882c36f8936270739cdb1a4bcf7e444d68495aff.png Exo-mek Egg Incubator Maewing Federation Crop Plot Shadowmane Shadowmane (Widescreen) Loadout Mannequin Canoe Noglin Minigun TEK Hoversail Ammo Box TEK Phase Pistol TEK Bow Carniflora Stryder Astrodelphis Biome Variants Net Projectile TEK Surveillance Console Voidwyrm Jar Of Pitch TEK Exo-Armor Genesis 2 Key Art {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/1acfaa1b85b4da5a09c1f0b63f85957761c6182e.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/6583930b51190e6b54de9b6223d0ef6fca82a9b0.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/65c7b0b8407a9ba9934ab2c4c4dc4e825560d66d.png If you're on Twitter, make sure you're keeping an eye on #ARKGen2Plush hashtag. Some of our amazing community content creators will be handing out codes to redeem a free plushie! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/3043e17900991f147fe10ef495208b1a3027779d.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/f6e9ee5534951c50bcac91ddb93ca17e06503f9e.jpg ARK is on Sale!! If you haven't had a chance to experience everything the ARK franchise has to offer, check out the ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition. ARK: The Ultimate Survivor Edition includes ARK: Survival Evolved, along with these expansion packs: Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction, and Genesis Parts 1 & 2. https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/21105/ARK_Ultimate_Survivor_Edition/ {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg There will be no EVO event this weekend. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fda81d10ad207588683a3fb23db8194e258daa65.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/29ceeb00d79ba1e9c6d9e820f14f1e0dc388aec1.png Creator: nooblets.com Looking for a quick guide for taming the loveable Maewing? We have you covered! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qTdS_MZ2p0 Creator: Sven P & Séfiro If you'd rather scout for potential base locations on Youtube, Sven P & Séfiro check out some of the pr...Ark: Survival Evolved's final expansion has arrivedJun 4, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunHover-surfboards, flying platypus-like creatures, and Vin Diesel falling out of a wet pod - I already didn't fully understand Ark: Survival Evolved, but I can't deny its new expansion has piqued my interest. Out now, Ark: Genesis Part 2 invites players to jump into the game's final chapter, and play through the storyline that'll lead into its sequel. Oh, and David Tennant is in it too. Read more ARK: Genesis Part 2!Jun 3, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsARK: Genesis Part 2 completes the eons-spanning story of ARK: Survival Evolved! Everything that your tribe has built, tamed, and fought for has led to this final challenge. With your faithful artificial companion HLN-A by your side, you’ve emerged from the Genesis simulation to find yourself aboard a gigantic starship being overtaken by a familiar threat from the distant past. In Genesis Part 2, you’ll explore a vast new world teeming with strange biomes and exotic creatures, while engaging in story-oriented missions that test your mettle, ingenuity, and survival skills. Wielding an array of powerful new tames, items, weapons, and structures, you’ll journey from idyllic fields through twilit phantasmagoric realms, all the way into a hellish heart of darkness. Thousands of years and trillions of miles away from where your story began, you’ll challenge series-villain Rockwell in a final confrontation to determine the fate of humanity. The future is in your hands, Survivor -- one last time! NEW STORY-ORIENTED MISSIONS A holographic guide, HLN-A, offers a wide array of engaging new story-oriented missions at varying difficulty levels, as you build strength to confront Rockwell in a final battle for the ages. Completing missions earns you new map-wide bonuses and Hexagons, which you can spend for extra resources, additional Engram Points, TEK items, travel between environments, and more. Discover Explorer Notes and environmental cues along the way to learn even more about the history of the ARK saga. EXPANSIVE WORLDS TO CONQUER In ARK: Genesis 2, you’ll emerge from the simulation into a gargantuan starship filled with unique biomes, including beautiful elysian fields, an exotic twilight realm of highly evolved lifeforms, the depths of outer-space, and even the innards of the ever-expanding Rockwell himself. Whether it’s sentient alien plants, Rockwell’s digestive fluids, or asteroids warping in from intergalactic space travel, each biome presents unique hazards, but also opportunities to acquire new resources and creatures -- including the powerful new ‘Mutagen’ that enables you to further evolve your existing tames! STRANGE NEW CREATURES Throughout the vast expanses of Genesis Part 2’s world, you’ll find the brain-controlling Noglins, elegant high-tech Stryders, the cuddly mobile-nursery Maewing, and even the laser-shooting, bomb-blasting, barrel-rolling Astrodelphis starfighter -- among other fantastical new creatures and evolved R-Variants of old favorites! You’ll need all the help you can tame, as both Genesis expansions present you with challenging new bosses and minibosses that will take all of your skills to conquer. POWERFUL NEW GEAR As you brave the many dangers of this new world, you’ll gain access to powerful new tools to aid you. You’ll learn how to place remote cameras, pull off tricks with a floating skateboard-like Hoversail, take care of your eggs with the high-tech Incubator, shoot arrows made of pure energy with the Tek Bow, even eng...There's officially too much going on in the Ark: Genesis - Part 2 launch trailerJun 3, 2021 - PC GamerDinosaur survival game Ark: Survival Evolved has been on a long and eventful six-year journey, growing from a rough-around-the-edges Early Access game to one of the most successful survival games ever... Read more.Steam Global Top Sellers for the Week ending 30 May 2021May 29, 2021 - SteamDB * BIOMUTANT Pre-Order; * BIOMUTANT; * Sea of Thieves; * Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition; * Days Gone; * Valve Index VR Kit; * Grand Theft Auto V; * ARK: Survival Evolved; * The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition; * Rust; View more information and data on SteamDBCommunity Crunch 270:May 28, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsThe team is busy preparing for the Genesis 2 launch on June 2nd. Thursday we appeared on the TwitchGaming Weekly show and dropped a few unseen Genesis 2 teasers: https://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/announcements/detail/3021332002070399137 We'll follow up next week with more information on the Genesis 2 rollout across all platforms and regions! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/882c36f8936270739cdb1a4bcf7e444d68495aff.png Exo-mek Egg Incubator Maewing Federation Crop Plot Shadowmane Shadowmane (Widescreen) Loadout Mannequin Canoe Noglin Minigun TEK Hoversail Ammo Box TEK Phase Pistol TEK Bow Carniflora Stryder Astrodelphis Biome Variants Net Projectile TEK Surveillance Console Voidwyrm Jar Of Pitch TEK Exo-Armor Genesis 2 Key Art {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg An ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is active from now through 1PM Pacific June 1st, with  2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation)  2X Taming  2X Harvesting  2X XP  1.5 Hexagon Bonus {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fda81d10ad207588683a3fb23db8194e258daa65.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a4a694d355897308d82ca4b9a2ad21dc36180aa7.png @IhanamakiRiina - Deinonychus {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/c955ab4290aede20ae42f6e54754323cd4d3f887.jpg EmilyStepp - TEK Rhino Concept for @niceguysrage {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/61d0fd5903fa1aff247039c5b9c0cb3210f51d4d.jpg @HallOfFlameSs1 - Fate of the Cosmos {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/d185c4fe461e1064bbe13a124f06b95478f3db12.jpg @dianyland - #ARKeanos {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/e38c3b38e7ef3de48f7a37d47a1d80e7216c0ff0.jpg @dodemo_kensyou - Astro Family {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fe3fd48f7277f32525895865a64471fec833e8ef.jpg @hiremewildcard - Lost and Confused {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/762741921930e5a78357abc372bb7c60ab1666e1.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/3f3b4963002ba3a9216004b4d469c80d8013e0fb.png @NaturalCauzes {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/1b07d491280c186b056c464b14fea9b371a2fe76.jpg @bry_shel {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/9c621a130967ce67622fc034a921d1477473fe75.jpg We can't wait to get Genesis 2 in your hands next week! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivethearkA Recap on the TwitchGaming Weekly Show!May 27, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsToday we stopped by The Weekly TwitchGaming show and talked about ARK and Genesis 2 development. We didn't want you to miss out on all the action, so here's everything you may have missed: {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/68dec5ada1989bd1f1ad8d7a6cc09ae959d40b5d.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/ca33f010b931c6bc78993e9ea8a2b0b733235168.jpg Download in high resolution Some old friends will be making a reappearance in Genesis Part 2 -- here's an early look at our GEN-R variants, which include new versions of many previous expansions' creatures! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/0b865c3395c03836b991df0a524c438fc02b77f8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/2626f705b1f5e0a067853f3a1ddd66d875e20383.jpg Download in high resolution When a normal bola isn't doing the job, in comes the net projectile. Using the net projectile with a harpoon, you'll be able to net larger creatures. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/40687d99966094929495f321e00a68e7bb8cf9fd.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8ca6cd1739c846de3838f735265f925fddae1a4d.jpg Download in high resolution Secure your base in Genesis Part 2 with the Remote Camera Security System. Issue commands, view, and communicate all from a remote location. You can even use them to spy-on and communicate with your enemies! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/6d991b4abb26e98a36b61674616af6658ef92936.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/819d834cc7707e21012ef7306a62c1d9bb4288e1.jpg Download in high resolution The silhouette might read as a wyvern but these mechanical sentries are nothing of the sort. Be careful when you're out exploring, Voidwyrm does not take well to interlopers! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/2066b2e7f223ca9189d2f078c70c58bc4aae5d84.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/ea9f214efd6701f0cb96dfc3a40d9745e87d244b.jpg Download in high resolution If you're going on a siege, you'll definitely want something that can leave an impact. The Jar of Pitch allows you to do just that by leaving an impact area covered in flames. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/e7e3eacc854fd64c27e2e2496ae1fbce5b512bd2.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/77d0bc63a0ef1031c3ee7361519a2a16d93da539.jpg Download in high resolution {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/e8bd54c2178e8fb53c53b7f7c1497e7cf8243a35.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/2d20d88df1be47a4da69f5c8ec714c2f65fb2de1.jpg ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition is now available! We're running sales on all platforms with discounts up to 80% off! Start your quest for survival and experience everything the ARK franchise has to offer in the definitive Ultimate Survivor Edition. The full soundtrack is also available for users on Steam. Get ARK for up to 80% off! We're excited to get Genesis 2 in your hands on June 2nd! See you then! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivethearkCommunity Crunch 269: Astrodelphis, TwitchGaming Weekly Show, and More!May 21, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsWe're at the home stretch for the Genesis 2 launch and we're sharing the last few things before you get to hop in and experience it yourself. Check out our latest post for an update to the Genesis 2 release, and a first listen at the main theme! Genesis Part 2: Art, Music and June 2 Delay Have no fear! There are still a few things we still haven't shown you. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/ca8b49af2fb3e192c48905cd7f61d8f6bbd4b7a9.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/25597a12bb84ee6dac4359b18748b863d719ba63.png Join us on Thursday at 5/27, at 9:30 AM PST as we go live on twitchgaming for The Weekly show. Come hang out as we chat about Genesis 2 and hang out with the community. Oh, and we'll be sharing something you haven't seen before 😉. And now, onto some things that you may have seen! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/7bb22713c080370ba161e2ba4a72efa89362720b.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/3d6275362f198cb88291031b8547e27253c83284.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper You'll have to summon some real courage if you're seen by this watchful guard. Perhaps it's better to just run {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/f6b90942d8990c28f6b0e615da25df0b9c032c5e.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/15886d913f1dfca8f8cabc65e0a112a1204adc58.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Curious and inquisitive, the swift Astrodelphis may look like the cetaceans that once swam in Earth's oceans but this variation had loftier dreams and made an interstellar home amongst the stars, evolving unique traits. Equip a Starwing Saddle, and you have a sentient spacecraft capable of blasting targets into oblivion. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/467020e6c43e030639789d518d4ddd347c82af71.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/594039e8a9e5e99d08a9c86a4c5cca87e92de62f.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/384720198aa42aebf1588e6704dc30d94dfb3550.png Exo-mek Egg Incubator Maewing Federation Crop Plot Shadowmane Shadowmane (Widescreen) Loadout Mannequin Canoe Noglin Minigun TEK Hoversail Ammo Box TEK Phase Pistol TEK Bow Carniflora Stryder {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg An ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is active from now through May 24th, with  2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation)  2X Taming  2X Harvesting  2X XP  1.5 Hexagon Bonus {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fda81d10ad207588683a3fb23db8194e258daa65.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/29ceeb00d79ba1e9c6d9e820f14f1e0dc388aec1.png Creator: The AxeMan Captain Fatdog shows off the Millennium Falcon, built on Xbox with ThirdEchelon for the ARKitects #MayThe4thBeWithYou https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svK6x3v0h8A {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a4a694d355897308d82ca4b9a2ad21dc36180aa7.png life-k - Trike {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/3609938e884a2747a893e4d4577e8743f4805e1c.jpg DraukaRalh - Baryonyx Morning {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/d97cb15356566955bc18049bfd2118baf3454a9a.jpg Darken-Si - Helmsdeep my brachi {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/52ba1fcc1c821eae103a0462c...Genesis Part 2: Art, Music and June 2 DelayMay 20, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsWe’ve had our heads down as we push to get ARK: Genesis Part 2 across the finish line, and we’d like to take pause and touch base with an update for our community. Firstly, here’s the reveal of the ARK: Genesis Part 2 Main Theme Music, and Key Art -- which contains an important message that’s further explained below: Download image in full resolution This final chapter of the ARK: Survival Evolved story is by far the most intricate and ambitious expansion we’ve yet created! We’re so excited to share it with you and proud of the team’s immense efforts, creativity, and passion. We truly believe Genesis 2 will be something special, and a fitting story conclusion to the journey you’ve taken with us in ARK over the past 6 years, and hope our players will feel likewise! As many of you are aware, we transitioned to a fully-remote working environment at the beginning of last year. Shifting from a collaborative in-office workflow to remote comes with unique challenges. The massive scope of Genesis Part 2, and our personally set challenge of ending ARK 1 with a bang, was compounded by the team having to work from home all the way through the forthcoming release. We have made the decision to delay the launch by one week, until June the 2nd. Just in time for the 6th Anniversary of ARK! This was a difficult decision for us, since we’re as eager to get Genesis 2 into your hands as you are to play it--but ultimately we feel it’s the right decision to get the new content to our players in the best way on launch day, simultaneously across Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox, and PlayStation. We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play Genesis Part 2 and take the first steps to the end -- or a new beginning? -- that you will agree the wait will have been worth it! As HLN-A would say, “Hang in there, Survivors!” -- we’re almost home. - The Studio Wildcard Team P.S. Astrodelphis! (AKA Space Dolphins!) {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/15886d913f1dfca8f8cabc65e0a112a1204adc58.jpg Curious and inquisitive, the swift Astrodelphis may look like the cetaceans that once swam in Earth's oceans but this variation had loftier dreams and made an interstellar home amongst the stars, evolving unique traits. Equip a Starwing Saddle, and you have a sentient spacecraft capable of blasting targets into oblivion.Community Crunch 268: Stryder, TEK Bow, and More!May 14, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsThe Genesis II reveals continue following the Canoe, Noglin, and the Minigun. This week we take at a few items that were hot topics during the original reveal in our charity stream. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/38ac9c432d2f88818b73140c814210fd45322b7d.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/90ee14e8391e6e100d26bc0f6e49e3c9044c5a50.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Gone are the days of remembering to bring every arrow type for the hunt. Including a unique explosive arrow, the Federation issue TEK bow materializes any arrow instantly and uses electromagnetism to shoot them at blinding velocities. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/38c2305f482d9b6b56c2c3607e90eff9adde83c5.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/6bd6672abd79583dc7a1a9de859eccf25e39564c.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Be careful when you're taking in the beauty of the landscapes and fauna around you. Some things like the Carniflora want to take you in and get a closer look too! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/9723c6897724aa8bd8321b57f28d4bd6f40bfe39.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/109134a3ccce9370f08f95730e51edd2a3d7d5f5.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Stryders can be found patrolling the colony ship with a variety of components offering defense, offense, and utility. Just make sure your hacking skills are up to par before trying to claim one of these giant mechanical marvels. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/384720198aa42aebf1588e6704dc30d94dfb3550.png Exo-mek Egg Incubator Maewing Federation Crop Plot Shadowmane Shadowmane (Widescreen) Loadout Mannequin Canoe Noglin Minigun {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8e51f795e1bf41c4c6b251f64490b92d626be1b8.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg An ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is active from now through May 17th, with  2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, imprint, and maturation)  2X Taming  2X Harvesting  2X XP  1.5 Hexagon Bonus {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fda81d10ad207588683a3fb23db8194e258daa65.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/29ceeb00d79ba1e9c6d9e820f14f1e0dc388aec1.png Creator: The AxeMan Do you agree with The AxeMan's ranking of ARK's carnivores? Hop in and check out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5Uj-D3MhvI Creator: Raasclark On a similar note, do you agree with Raasclark's community-ranked DLC countdowns? Let us know! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrW4veULVx0 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a4a694d355897308d82ca4b9a2ad21dc36180aa7.png @GMFoxyArt - Inktober {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a9cbd709012a9894eeb74e6ae1526f6ce86570ab.png DraukaRalh - Mourning Rider {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/56195c31b83ea81b3969d0cdd355b7b3f7e2d251.jpg @Schneekauzi - ARK Survivor Notebook {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/942dcb3b6f161e493935242897028f70b7c6968e.jpg Dead Nitr0th3Edg3l0rd - Anomalocaris Dossier {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/87a056f47a93b94dcf1d28d0e3e85435c2ca0388.jpg @_Rosefinch - Fully Inked {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/16c356157136c202a98efa26c9dd732c85d92a2e.jpg @MEIPARK75263284 - Gasbags and Nikes {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/7dea9a1e2bac91e4a53bbab23b7dfcdda1440e72.jpg {S...Community Crunch 267: TEK Pistol, TEK Hoversail, ARKitekts and More!May 7, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsThe Genesis II reveals continue following the Canoe, Noglin, and the Minigun. This week we take at a few items that were hot topics during the original reveal in our charity stream. TEK Hoversail {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/24f171644c0e3d48b56c45e2e8c6ab4a30903193.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper There's no better feeling than skimming the skies to find the perfect tailwind to surf. Reach your destination in style while landing flashy tricks to improve your speed!! Ammo Box {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/83cd39dd0d96f00df845d2dfd530b4b82579fd2b.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Complete with a floating HUD that displays the total ammo stats, the Ammo Box will automatically fill all nearby turrets with all varieties of ammunition! TEK Phase Pistol {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/1cc16eef0a8b7c78f5de7f7876dd0e2392e83736.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper In your hands lies the dichotomy between giving and taking life. What will you choose when wielding the TEK Phase Pistol? Phaser, Taser, or Laser 😉 Other Genesis II Wallpapers Exo-mek Egg Incubator Maewing Federation Crop Plot Shadowmane Shadowmane (Widescreen) Loadout Mannequin Canoe Noglin Minigun Sponsored Mod Update {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/023fc04f25a0480cb4ab810cf80c98d487956230.jpg It's that time where we introduce a new project in the sponsored mod program! The ARK Sponsored Mod Program is also now accepting applications for the next selection, you will be able to apply until June 5th. Don't forget to submit your projects. New Sponsored Mod {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/f7de745b2c2344e95de053b707937bce7695caea.png Don't let the name fool you! This mod offers much more than just making a bunch of untamable creatures tameable. No Untameables takes many of the creatures in ARK that were previously untamable and goes beyond simply making them tamable. The mod offers new AI, new mechanics and abilities, and new utility for many of these creatures. If you have always hated that there was something in ARK you couldn't befriend then you should give this mod a look. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1675895024 EVO Event {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg There will be no EVO event this weekend Community Corner This past weekend, the ARKiteks held a Star Wars-themed event for the ARK community - Complete with events, builds, and most importantly tons of fun. We'd like to extend thanks to the ARKiteks for hosting an amazing event for the community. With that said, let's get into some of the builds! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/a9e8616b4eb40fe8248d64347122f72113846768.png Who are the ARKiteks? The group was founded in 2020 with the collaborative creation of their first event- Fright Fest. ARKitects aims to create immersive, interactive public events, where creators and fans can come together within the world of ark to both marvel at what has been created and to have some fun! ARKitects is not about one individual but rather, what we can do together as a team. Building f...Community Crunch 265: Minigun, Noglin, Small Tribes Update and More!Apr 30, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsFresh off the Federation Crop Plot, Shadowmane, and the Loadout Mannequin images, we're following up this week with more images of upcoming Genesis II content. Canoe {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/381ac2767215139efc764fc734324cda106b41c0.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Have a joy ride with the tribe or go for a relaxing fishing session. Convenience is key with a canoe that can be picked up and placed down in any body of water and is great for storing your consumables and freshly caught fish! Noglin {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/ac7795d0f50821272c2450202b9aee20b4a64e89.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Don't be fooled by Noglin's adorable looks. Behind that cute face is a mind-bending surprise - the ability to take control of enemy creatures, tames, or even other humans! Minigun {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/5b529277474e4a90ba830cb029e29c9d1d0d7462.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Who needs to be accurate when you're firing a massive barrage of bullets to keep your enemies under pressure. When you're not wielding it, place it in stationary mode to improve its accuracy and clear targets around corners! Other Genesis II Wallpapers Exo-mek Egg Incubator Maewing Federation Crop Plot Shadowmane Shadowmane (Widescreen) Loadout Mannequin Small Tribes Update As previously announced, the Small Tribes Rules have been updated and made more stringent to address some of the pain points you’ve experienced. Along with this comes the need for those sharing defenses to move those defenses or for some tribes to relocate altogether, depending on the location. The full rules can be found here if you’d like to go over them We’ve noticed there hasn’t been much progression in this area and we’re past the end date of April 23rd!  Because of this, we’ve decided to give players two more weeks as we’d much prefer not to have tribes wiped by enforcement. Let’s address a few questions that have come up from the community to make sure the cave/shared defenses rule is crystal clear. We’d like to take this time to clear up any misconceptions players may have gotten from the last post. Sharing Center Ice Cave is against the spirit of the rules, irrespective of the fact small and large sides can theoretically be regarded as different defenses, they are quite directly benefiting from the presence of each other in that location If a tribe hasn’t relocated (or forcefully taken both sides) by the end of the two-week extension, enforcement will opt to wipe the base on the small side. Valguero Underground entrances cannot be blocked. Images showing limits for defenses near chokes are shared below. Multiple tribes can live inside but they must not share defenses in any way. For example, a tribe in tree and a tribe on large plateau with their own unique defenses is fine. A tribe at the bottom of the tree and a tribe at the top equates to shared defenses: the defenses at the bottom must be breached to reach the tribe at the top. In this example, the tribe at the bottom would be wiped by enforcement. {STEAM_C...Here's the Fiat 500 version of Ark: Survival Evolved's Rock DrakeApr 27, 2021 - PCGamesNWe all know the noble rock drake in Ark: Survival Evolved - it's that massive camouflaged terror that seemingly appears out of nowhere to jack up your day when you make the mistake of poking around its nesting areas. Once tamed, they're the scaly Land Rovers of the sky - gracefully gliding through the air and skillfully clambering up sheer rock faces. As a mount, though, they can be a bit unwieldy - so here's a mod that reduces the size and makes them way more manoeuvrable. The aptly named Small Drake mod is just like Rock Drake, but 50% smaller. What it loses in size, it gains in swimming speed, climbing speed, gliding speed, and turn radius. Sure, you're losing some health and damage output, but you're gaining stamina - and you can still ride these little Fiat 500 Drakes straight up cliffs when the situation calls for it. A custom saddle (without a passenger seat) becomes available at level 70, and a custom Tek saddle is available at level 85 (also without a passenger seat). Just like the larger versions, you can't actually tame the Small Drakes - you have to steal an egg, and then feed the baby using venom you've obtained from knocking out one of the wild female Small Drakes. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Ark: Survival Evolved's new Conquest season launches this week Ark: Survival Evolved tool Dododex now lets you compare dino capabilities This Ark: Survival Evolved mod adds more than 500 items for a decadent home base Ark: Survival Evolved's new Conquest season launches this weekApr 26, 2021 - PCGamesNUpdate - April 26, 2021: The new Conquest season times have been confirmed If you're a fan of Ark: Survival Evolved's PvP gameplay, there's some exciting news you might want to make a note of - next week, the action-adventure game's current Classic PvP season will be drawing to a close, and on the same day a new Conquest season will be going live. That's according to an announcement post from Studio Wildcard on the dino-filled survival game's forums, in which the devs reveal that the end of the current Classic PvP season - and the launch of the new Conquest Season 3 - will both be happening on April 27 at 6pm BST / 1pm ET / 10am PT. As ever, Conquest - the mode that builds on the multiplayer game's Small Tribe offering and makes large-tribe PvP gameplay an option for PC players - brings increased rates for things like gain, taming, gathering, breeding, hatching, and raising. The next season will also see 100-player maximum caps again, with tribes allowed to be made of no more than 25 players in total. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Here's the Fiat 500 version of Ark: Survival Evolved's Rock Drake Ark: Survival Evolved tool Dododex now lets you compare dino capabilities This Ark: Survival Evolved mod adds more than 500 items for a decadent home base Community Crunch 264: Federation Crop Plot, Shadowmane, and More!Apr 23, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsLast week we began sharing new images of Maewing, Exo-mek, and the Egg Incubation Device. We're continuing the trend this week by sharing more images of upcoming Genesis II content.  Federation Crop Plot {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/b86ebe5828602d7ae6a5f0304c4a324590eff737.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Test your green thumb and expand your gardening possibilities with the Federation Crop Plot that allows you to raise harvestable plants just about anywhere! Shadowmane {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/909ebabb1c34dc39634be7c57d76f278bad59135.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Never mind its lightning-fast chain-teleport strike… By the time you're aware of the Shadowmane's presence, it's probably too late! Loadout Mannequin {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8aa1406283989da7cb3e7a87d11169a96a44c4d1.jpg Full Resolution Wallpaper Make every second count by storing your equipment on Loadout Mannequins.  Quickly visualize your gear, hotbar items,  and complete a full equipment swap! Other Genesis II Wallpapers Exo-mek Egg Incubator Maewing EVO Event {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg There will be no EVO event this weekend. Community Corner Clips/Videos Creator: Yutay Here's a take on a traditional-styled home with a dino pen - complete with a how-to guide! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APAU8YWbk4g Creator: Vindactur Vindactur continues on his quest to become one of the bigger tribes on the cluster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6i2FsigsMY Fan Art OZ Cun' - Biologist Passtime {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/13d8f226482915396f5a6b46e66fe18dd6b190a5.jpg Locke.ARK#6239 / @TekARK3 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8cea7ccfd9ea5887e3ab88de23c77da366fd41d3.jpg @sis_6193 - Easter Rock Drake {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/6648484edbfd614ef3a80681f663188d5cef9185.jpg EmilyStepp - Tactical Troodon Backpack Commission {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/4a8b870f7e5156328ade273f16bdf84f0ba7823c.jpg 대양마 - Drawing ARK-Reaper Queen {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/eb13cda5bc7ca3a2eff0c226198d698ad777128e.jpg @NAMCOOo - ヒスイワークス {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/728a949721c6ea46e41d78592973a94208f3392e.jpg In-Game Screenshots @Mgen_Gaming {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/fdb179073e12f93f503d2f34f1e41337b875c53e.jpg @PicturesofArk {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/5dbfb72df704b980f4563b368fa659e99f6fbd49.jpg KingWillrus#2876 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/d141e35eaf32f25af652598f60d2407f1b6bd1d4.jpg NaturalCauzes#0230 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/e4c449e65cec11a742d7e2c3e26c784ba4974195.jpg See you next week survivors! Studio Wildcard Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Discord: discord.com/invite/playark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110 Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark ​Inside the cold war raging between Ark: Survival Evolved's mega tribesApr 23, 2021 - PCGamesNSome people use Ark: Survival Evolved as a place to roleplay and relax - a bit bizarre given there are ferocious beasts stomping around, but it's possible. Others view it as a kind of online gladiator arena where they can prove themselves against an increasingly difficult set of obstacles. Ever since Ark first released in Early Access, though, the official PvP servers have been home to a third group of players: the mega tribes. These enormous alpha tribes are vying for dominance over one another across multiple servers and locations. For these individuals, Ark isn't just a survival game, it's an all-out war. Every day there are battles being won and lost with strategy, skill, and subterfuge. To find out more about these conflicts and life inside these mega tribes, I reached out to their members, a task that proved more difficult than expected due to the collective secrecy surrounding them. Many of those I spoke to wanted to remain quiet to avoid exposing tribe secrets or angering anyone higher up in the chain of command. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Ark: Survival Evolved's new Conquest season launches next week Ark: Survival Evolved tool Dododex now lets you compare dino capabilities This Ark: Survival Evolved mod adds more than 500 items for a decadent home base Community Crunch 263: Genesis II Reveals and More!Apr 16, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsWe're heading right into the launch of Genesis II on May 26th, and we know you are eager to see what's in store. Well we are eager to share some of what we've been working on! Maewing {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8cc406f42293409fc9cf72cd341eeb02c22a8d27.jpg Download in high resolution Engineered to be the ultimate interstellar wet nurse and surrogate parent, in addition to automatically taking care of your babies, the Maewing can steal enemy offspring by luring their young in for an irresistible suckle! Egg Incubation Device {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/acbfb1bfdcb4395114346da3fd2d599840e7d71c.jpg Download in high resolution No need to fiddle around finding the right conditions for an egg when the mechanical Egg Incubation Device can cook them to perfection and reduce the amount of attention required. Scrambled, poached or fried? Exo-mek {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/7d7b41516768773b08ffb5c4ff027ce6a0bef18a.jpg Download in high resolution With a deployment of the Exo-mek, you will be able to change the tide of battle, enjoy an aerial view or manage your base to perfection with ease - but only after you pass the ultimate test! EVO Event {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be8af67db3c63d05cfa58a77e3ef37a1966f2671.jpg Eggcellent Adventure has been extended until Monday, April 19th. There will be no EVO event while Eggcellent Adventure is live. Community Corner A new group of ARK builders called the ARKitekts, is putting out a wealth of information, videos, and how-to's on building. Be sure to check out their Twitter for more information! Clips/Videos Creator: ChipzZ Waiting for the egg incubator in Genesis II to make your life easier? In the meantime, check out this egg farm by ChipzZ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEj9-2RcwGE Creator: Kiddas Do you have some friends that are just getting into ARK? Check out these tips from Kiddas! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9uYQyQDMJI Fan Art Imperiat - Snow Owl {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/6a4e1db64ce4c03cdfa152aeb3fcfed32f2a290c.jpg CoiledDragon#3391- Quick Rock Drake Sketch {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/918c9564ddae3b2390f71d330a6b0ffd6ad36729.png N_Life93 - Snow Owl {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/e0c49eb0f5f19ee73db40187401a31d8c828a973.jpg @shezabubadino - May, Lilac, Rexxuz, Coqueta and Pikachu {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/32519b79147dd4459b12f8ffa8ddf4169b2b0a2f.jpg VAL | Alice#9411- So I Heard People Like Dodos? {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/000e5e5205a179b5dfdfffad480f41ecedb86017.jpg In-Game Screenshots Jacob {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/0f7a277c29ec4517bc2e054c71707ef6dc4ecb60.jpg @J9s_room {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/5f9b82b76be7d1c015ee172de80e5a4333bfd9d4.jpg OnFire944#7809 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/be1ddbb4eaed70cd3fae98e79a0ce0e035859560.jpg Chaotic#7548 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/feb6b701c2fd16a6e4ef1e1b1b3bd6cfb4d95cae.jpg @sarrisrainbows {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/336c5d1e038888abfb5037c009e8c9c2d61114ef.jpg Misc @FM_17_8 - Poglin {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/42e1a238798f11649af008d2d53ca3ad7a4f3f77.jpg @shezabubadino - Me...Despite Mostly Negative Reviews, 23% More People are Playing ARK Now Than One Month Ago on SteamSep 19, 2016 - GitHypAlmost one month ago on September 1, Studio Wildcard made the controversial decision to release a $19.99 expansion pack for their $29.99 early access game, ARK: Survival Evolved. And while the Scorched Earth pack has received almost 2,000 "Very Positive" reviews on Steam, the move by Wildcard has triggered a huge backlash on ARK’s primary review hub that tells a different story with close to 12,000 "Mostly Negative" recent reviews from angry players who purchased the game before the expansion. With so many negative reviews on Steam (many from users claiming that they’ll be dropping support for the game), surprisingly, ARK’s player count values have actually increased over the past month since the expansion pack launched. Looking at ARK’s weekend peaks on Saturdays over the past month, the average players per hour has gone from 36,637 players on August 20 to an average players per hour value of 47,681 most recently on September 17. [caption id="attachment_201575" align="aligncenter" width="800"]GitHyp’s ARK: Survival Evolved Player Count per Hour Data GitHyp’s ARK: Survival Evolved Player Count per Hour Data[/caption] So despite all the controversy, ARK: Survival Evolved isn’t actually losing players as it would seem based on just reading news and reviews… and the developer’s questionable decision to release more paid content while still being in early access has actually increased the game’s active playerbase by 23% on Steam.