ARK: Evolution Event

Starting at 00:00 EST on Saturday the 24th of September, through the weekend the Official ARK Network will be effected by an Evolution Event! Survivors playing this weekend will get to experience the following bonuses:

  • 2x Harvesting Rate
  • 2x Taming Rate
  • 2x EXP Rate

So be sure to log in and enjoy the increased rates whilst you can!

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 247.7 & 247.8 & 247.81


  • Fixed Archaeopteryx latching onto ScorchedEarth Joshua Tree. Requires Server Update.
  • Fixed Mac text input crash.


  • Fixed various misc level issues on TheCenter. Requires Server Update.
  • Fixed Pillars accidentally preventing resource spawns around them. Requires Server Update.
  • Fixed Giganotosaurus not being able to attack trees. Requires Server Update.


  • Fixed overspawning and physics/collision volume issues on TheCenter. Requires Server Update.

Dino Dossier: Giant Bee

Common Name Giant Bee
Species Apis Lithohermaea
Time Middle Miocene
Diet Floravore
Temperament Territorial
Tameable Yes
Rideable No
  • Wild: In the wild, Apis Lithohermaea Drones never stray far from their nests, which they build high in the Island’s Redwood trees or on rocky cliffsides. Apis Drones can be seen swarming around the nest in groups, but to get a look at the Queen Apis, one would need to crack open the nest itself. Speaking from experience, this is not a pleasant task, as the untameable Apis Drones are quite territorial. I probably should have that one coming, in hindsight. Take caution: Apis stings will significantly weaken any creature which suffers them, and because its stinger is not barbed, Apis can sting multiple times without its stinger being ripped away.

  • Domesticated: A tamed Apis Queen will lay new drone eggs, and construct a nest that survivors can farm for honey, so long as they remember to wear specialised bee-keeping gear. Said honey is not only sweet and delicious, but laced with scents that land mammals find irresistible. Many hunters use it to bait their traps. Apis Drones will also follow their Queen into battle, so they can be used for self-defence in a pinch. 


Base Stats and Calculator

Level Base + Lvl =

Check Giant Bee in Taming Calculator

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 247.5 & 247.51 & 247.6

Fixes & Improvements


  • Fixed a server-side crash with downloading Survivors on Unofficial Servers.
  • Fixed a crash with the List Sessions UI
  • Improved appearance of Landscape in Ansel Super Resolution captures
  • Fixed an input locking issue with IME using Chinese characters.


  • Fixed Oculus Rift support for 1.0.0 Retail SDK!


  • Fixed case where players could get themselves pushed through world geometry! Requires Server Update.
  • Fixed case where Survivors/Items could be lost on travelling between ARK’s

Procedurally Generated ARKs confirmed! Soon!

It´s still a work in progress – but with Patch 248.0 the Initial Test for Procedurally Generated ARKs will take place!

You have enough from The Island then you can explore a totally new map no one else ever experienced, it will be generated when you start a new Map for it 🙂

We´ll see what we can expect from this amazing concept!


Source: Twitter ARKJeremy

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 247.1 & 247.2 & 247.21


Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed ability to use Torches/Spyglass/etc while Riding Dinos. Requires Server Update.
  • Fixed Allosaurus Kibble requirements (uses Savoroot Veggie, not Savoroot Seed). Requires Server Update.
  • Fixed Allososaurus & Pelagornis Fertilized Eggs making respective Kibble. Requires Server Update.
  • Fixed singleplayer crash reloading with Mantis Equipment
  • Fixed Primitive+ character animations & updated Primitive+ content. We highly recommend that all Prim+ servers update to this new version!


Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed issue with Structures not colorizing.
  • Fixed issue with platform Beds not allowing spawn. Requires server update.
  • Fixed crash with equipping weapons onto Mantis in singleplayer
  • Improved TheCenter performance/RAM issue (still a remaining problem with this).
  • Fixed Primitive+ Crash. Requires server update.


  • Fixed TheCenter spawning Archaeopteryx. Requires server update.
  • Fixed crash that could occur when someone was a passenger on the Tapejara
  • Fixed edge case of aiming weapons on the Tapejara.Requires server update.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 247.0 – Soon!


Changes & Additional Options

  • Added Server Option to disable Dino Mate Boost
  • In-Menu Options to disable Bloom and Light Shafts, respectively
  • You can now name turrets and the turret name will show up in the Tribe Kill Log/HUD message.
  • PvE Greenhouse auto-demolish timers are now 25% more than Stone

Fixes & Improvements

  • Wind Turbines and Jerboa now function properly on TheCenter and TheIsland
  • 30% to 40% rendering performance improvement of Structures
  • ~300 MB memory reduction by dynamically streaming the destruction meshes
  • NVIDIA Ansel now supports TrueSky at Super Resolutions, and improved Super Resolution SSAO
  • Fixed the colorizable regions of the Wood Chair and Bench (4 of them)
  • Fixed Korean Language setting to use the Steam language value

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 246.7 & 246.71


  • Fixed invalid retaining Tent buff. Requires Server Update!
  • Fixed Molleratops & Rock Golem activations messing with the Tribe Ride/Order Rank values. Note: older servers should update to stay in sync with clients, otherwise clients will not be able to Drink / Hide respectively. Requires Server Update!
  • Fixed a server hang.
  • Added extra hang protection to server where if it hangs for more than 30 minutes at startup and 15 minutes thereafter, it will automatically shut down).


  • Fixed Morellatops and Rock Golem not showing up. Highly recommend that servers upgrade to this new version!
  • Fixed client-side crash loading TheCenter.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 246.6 & 246.61



  • Lightning Wyvern beam no longer damages structures
  • Mantis can no longer equip invalid Saddle types
  • Rock Golem now takes 50% damage from Wild Dinos, rather than 10%


  • Fixed a rocket exploit. Thank you ARK Survivor “Lawrence”! Requires Server Update!
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