ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 257.499 & 257.5


  • Fixed issue with Engrams not being learnable on Unofficial Servers
  • Fixed issue with downloading Survivors & Ascending on Unofficial Cluster Servers


  • Client-side: Added in support for localized Explorer Note subtitles in non-English languages. Will require actual translations being added for the Explorer Notes before you’ll see anything, though translators can use this build to experiment and see the results of their Explorer Note localizations in-game.


ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 257.49

  • Server-side: Fixed incorrect collision on TheCenter, and various other misc map issues.
  • Fixed a timing related issue with Dino Uploads on Cross ARK Transfers. Requires Server Update.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 257.42 & 257.48


Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed “Downloading” alternate Survivors behavior when travelling Cross-ARK
  • Engram Prerequisites now unlock properly
  • Fixed some small possibility of client crashes when unloading streaming levels
  • Queen Bees no longer die if you deal too much damage to smashing hives, nor do they lose affinity when taking damage.
  • Improved TrueSky and non-TrueSky lighting on TheCenter


  • Fixed issue with Turret auto-targeting

New Volcano-Design,Tec Cave and other cool new stuff!

The Volcano got a new Design and it looks amazing – the Tek-Cave entrance is on the volcano – to make it through you need a lot of patience, the Cave with his different difficulties will give you a hard challenging time to complete it.

With the Tek Cloning Chamber your very best or most loved creatures can be cloned! All the stats, appearances and levels will stay the same.

Tek Turret and Tek Grenade will make battleing more interessant and allow some new strategies for defensive and aggressive gameplay.



ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 257.22 & 257.4


  • Server-side fix: Fixed an incorrect terrain collision, please upgrade your servers to this version!
  • Server-side: Disabled “Learn Prerequisites” Engram button for now. Forced a one-time re-specdue to a prior Engram allocation issue.


Highly recommend servers upgrade to this version ASAP!

  • Server-side: Fixed incorrect collision on TheCenter, and various other misc map issues.
  • Server-side: Fixed Tek Engrams not being learned when defeating Bosses.
  • Server-side: Fixed destroying wild beehives reporting into Tribe Log.
  • Client-side: Improved Underwater TheCenter lighting
  • Client-side: Fixed gamepad input not working properly
  • Client-side: Fixed not being able to enter numbers on certain text boxes
  • Client-side: Fixed Escape not properly closing Inventory Menu after confirmation dialog
  • Client-side: Fixed Drop Torches freaking out on clients
  • You can no longer upload Bee Hive items, but now you can upload Queen Bees

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 257.0 & 257.2


Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed Linux Dedicated Server startup crash. If your Linux Server is crashing, please update!


  • New Dino:
  •  New Structure:
    • Tek Cloning Chamber
    • Tek Megalodon Saddle
    • Tek Turret
  •  New Weapon: Tek Grenade
  • TEK Cave & Volcano
  • “Ascension” Game Progression
  • More UI overhauls
  • New Hairstyle and Facial Hair
  • Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes
  • 15 new music tracks, per-biome and situational
  • Full Gamepad input pass (i.e. console gamepad functionality)
  • New Emote
  • The Center mega-update!


  • Engram Tree REVAMP. Forced respec and Max Level set to 100 (before Ascension)! You won’t lose your levels or experience, unless you were above 105 which you’ll be reset to 100.


  • Fixed issue with Cave spawns not functioning properly in singleplayer



  • Server-side fix: Daedon saddle is now craftable at Smithy
  • Server-side fix: fixed kill volume protruding thru volcano
  • Server-side fix: fixed water physics in an under-lake area near volcano
  • Server-side fix: correct level-up number should now be indicated in pop-up text when levelling your dino.
  • Client-side fix: fixed incorrect post-process and streaming volumes near Volcano
  • Client-side fix: fixed a UI crash that could occur with certain Mods
  • Client-side fix: Modified some work-in-progress Quetz sounds

Preview Patch 257 – ETA 3rd May

New Stuff

  • TEK Cave
  • Volcano remodeled

You need to move your bases out of the Volcano Region, because there will be a huge update. The volcano will be actively remodeled! The affected areas will be shown with borders with the last client Patch.

and a lot more!


ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 256.6

  • Fixed issue with gun usage under high latency scenarios. Highly recommend servers upgrade to this version! And clients are required to have at least this version on Officials!
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