ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 252.8 & 252.82


Requires Server Update.


  • Veg cakes should no longer be auto-consumed for Food by any dino except Achatina
  • Veg cakes WILL be auto-consumed by any Dino for Health if their HP is below 85% (yes, even Carnivores, though to minimal benefit on them). The Dino will consume one Veg cake every 10 seconds until it has above 85% Health again.
  • Chitin / Keratin can be placed in Feeding Troughs
  • Sauropod Tamed Health gain (leveled-up portion) reduced by 30%
  • Doedicurus and Carbonemys no longer gain Herbivore-healing from Veg Cakes
  • Veg Cake max healing amount limited to 3000 HP over 10 seconds (otherwise 15% of max HP), in addition to instant +500 (edited)
  • Herbivore Explosion Damage multiplier changed to 40% rather than 55%

Fixes & Improvements

  • You can no longer erroneously shimmy up sheer landscapes on dinos.
  • Fixed a client-side chat crash.


  • Veggie Cakes now have 10% healing of Herbis between 500 and 2500 HP over a 30 second duration, with 50% spoiling lifetime, and no longer are effective on Titanosaurus. Requires Server Update.
  • Likely fix for client-side Health Meter getting stuck at zero.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 252.7

  • Manually-used Veggie Cakes now heal 15% (over 10 seconds when manually fed) in addition to +500 HP (on Herbivores), have cooldown interval reduced to 10s, and take 4x as long to spoil
  • Herbivores now have 55% damage reduction from explosives and 62.5% damage reduction vs fire (due to their thick hides).
  • Fixed some rare crash cases.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 252.6 & 252.61


  • Ended Turkey Trial Event! (deprecated items)
  • Reintegrated PhysX 3.4 for larger performance gain. Fixed PhysX memory leak!
  • Taking various Eggs now aggro the respective species
  • Improvement to Dino movement physics accuracy when riding a Dino


  • Crash fix for servers when loading save games with certain Mods!

ARK: Survival Evolved – Release for PS4 on December 6th

The long wait has come to an end! Finally the PS4 Version will be released on December 6th!

There will be an ARK Survivor Pack, the Basic Game with the Scorched Earth expansion (with exclusive skins!) available in Europe (49.99€) and North America ($54.99). In Europe it will be possible to buy the Basic Game as a stand alone game (34.99€).




ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 252.4 & 252.5


Fixes & Improvements

  • Dedicated Server: Temporarily rolled-back PhysX version to 3.3 in order to resolve Memory Leak. Recommend upgrading to this version until 252.5 is ready which will fix the leak Requires Server Update.
  • When run with ?DestroyUnconnectedWaterPipes=true or official servers always, after two days real-time the pipes will auto-destroy if unconnected to any non-pipe (directly or indirectly) and no allied player is nearby. (edited)
    (you don’t have to test that 😉 )
  • Spam-structure building is now rate-limited to help out slow servers.
  • 80% improvement to foundation testing calculation to reduce server stalls when building on slow servers.
  • Fixed a Moschops ambient harvesting crash
  • New GM Commands:
    • TakeAllStructure: gives your tribe all the structures of the team you’re currently looking at.
    • TakeAllDino: gives your tribe all the dinos of the team you’re currently looking at.
    • GMBuff: gives you god, infinite stats, AI ignorance, and a bunch of experience.
    • GMSummon: summons a tamed dino that isn’t cheat-tamed, so still requires a saddle.
  •  “OverrideOfficialDifficulty=5.0” can now be set in [ServerSettings] INI, not only via the launch commandline (“?OverrideOfficialDifficulty=5.0”)


  • Changed Item stack size limits to Beer Barrel: 3, Catapult: 1, Wind Turbine 1

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 252.1 & 252.2 & 252.22


  • Raised proximity structure limit to 10,500 (the structure limit is actually working now with the new PhysX!). Renamed the server variable to “TheMaxStructuresInRange” so that all servers get a one-time reset to the new value: ?TheMaxStructuresInRange=10500 (or in the [ServerSettings] of GameUserSettings.ini). Requires Server Update
  • You can now put Leech Blood in your quick item slots in order to feed it to the Moschops. Requires Server Update
  • Reintegrated the Item Quantity limits for various structures that was lost in the merge from v251. Requires Server Update


  • Fixed issue with ragdolls falling thru the ground (new PhysX inverted ray trace direction on terrain heightfields :-P).  Requires Server Update
  • Fixed Megalosaurus losing its Tame Affinity whenever it wakes up due to Night-time. Requires Server Update
  • Signed additional PhysX DLL’s to help resolve some BattlEye connection issues, and removed some unnecessary PhysX DLL’s.


  • Fixed PhysX crash on TheCenter with large overlaps. Requires Server Update.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 252.0


  • ARK: Turkey Trial 2! New challenge and cosmetics! Earnable Emotes! (this system also enables Mods to add more Emotes to the game!)
  • New Dinos:
  • New Mechanic: Breeding Phase 3: Random Mutations and Family Trees. At last!!!!
  • All-new Caves on The Island, redesigned with proper shipping-quality layouts and graphics & increased challenge (ALL Cave Structures will necessarily be wiped in this version). (Still to come beyond this are the Underwater Caves & Tek Cave.)
  • 2 new mythos Explorer Notes for each character
  • Whistle Ordering Groups! Create groups by class, or specific-dino! Awwww yeah! (also Whistles to group-set Follow Ranges)
  • New Whistle Type: “Move To”, point at an arbritrary location and tell your dinos to move there!


Fixes & Improvements

  • 20% server performance increase due to massive replication & physx efficiency improvement
  • VFX indicators for whistle commands: Move To, Attack, and Group-Selected Units. ARK RTS?
  • Extra Option to “stream” in “Far” map sublevels, for large memory and performance gains (but reduced visual quality & draw distance).
  • Fixed Dinos falling thru bases/floors on client
  • Fixed server option ConfigOverrideItemCraftingCosts to work properly for inventories that have been loaded from saved game (so it works properly now ;))


ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 251.2 & 251.3


  • Made Spoil Timers retain their realtime values thru CrossARK transfers. Requires Server Update.


  • Unversioned Hotfix: Client-side changed Dino Tamed-On/Uploaded-From HUD info to only be visible on Unconscious Dinos, even if they’re your own team. Also hid that info when “Hide Server Info” option is enabled.
  • Fixed a CrossARK inventory transfer crash. Requires Server Update.
  • Made Flyers dismount in Scorched Earth caves properly. Requires Server Update.


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