ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 194.0 – Patchnotes

These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Patch 194.0, grouped into categories for clarity. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from the relevant Steam Thread.

Official Servers

  • Moving most servers to new faster host! Better official server framerates, woot!

Dino Changes

  • Only Female Dinos lay eggs now 😉
  • You can no longer mount a dino if you’re snared in a Bear Trap
  • Alpha predators now give 4x the regular amount of resources and nothing but prime meat!
  • Added Alpha versions of Carnotaurus and Utahraptor — they buff less than the Alpha Rex, however.
  • Picking up your own Tamed Dinos’ eggs no longer aggros Wild Dinos of that species 😉
  • Titanboa now has damage overlay
  • Sarco tail has proper IK [Inverse Kinematics -Ed] again

Game Changes

  • Activating the Flare Gun when riding a Dino will now automatically shoot the Flare upwards
  • Your selected Survivor Spawn Region is now remembered when reconnecting your client
  • Barricades (Metal and Wooden) can now be painted
  • You can now eat/drink when caught in a Bear Trap
  • Can no longer ride a dino that is snared in a Bear Trap… gotta free it first.
  • You can no longer mount a dino if you’re snared in a Bear Trap

Server Features

  • Server Admins can now disable Taming on a per-Dino basis via their config
  • PvE server admins can now enable building in Caves via their config
  • New Server’s “GameUserSettings.ini” values:


  • And in Server’s “Game.ini”, to prevent Taming of specific Dino’s:

    . [You can find those ID’s on our List of Dinosaurs, -Ed]


  • Fix for bodies sinking into floors upon reconnecting/reloading
  • Fix for one last case of possibly erroneously entering Spectator mode
  • Harvested resources now properly respawn in singleplayer/non-dedicated host!

(Original Announcement on Steam)

Here are the patchnotes of the previous patch (193.1)

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