ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 245.0 & 245.1 & 245.2



  • The Center mega-update! (New Biomes, New Islands, New Caves & Creature Spawns, etc)
  • New Official Total Conversion: Primitive+, optimized, ‘completed’, and packaged as Free DLC
  • New Creature: Pelagornis!
  • New Creature: Allosaurus!
  • New Item: Fishing Rod + Fishing Mechanic! (Just Sap and Leech Blood baits for now, but many more baits will be added in the next day!)
  • New Structure: Industrial Grinder: grinds items into a portion of their crafting resources, converts resources into simpler resources
  • New Structure: Spiral Staircase (Stone/Wood/Metal)
  • New Mechanic: Optional Hitmarkers for ranged attacks (server can toggle them, as well as client if the server allows it). Default enabled, “?AllowHitMarkers=false” to disable. Also, server crosshair is now enabled by default, “?ServerCrosshair=false” to disable. There are now client options to disable these effects locally as well.
  • Building Attack/Destruction TribeLogs
  • UI Option to colorize item name texts based on quality level.


  • Offline Raid Protection mode now disables PIN Locking, and Structures in Caves no longer get ORP.



  • Fixed a server crash associated with Fishing
  • Fixed issue where carried Dinosaurs couldn’t attack
  • Fixed a server performance issue


Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed Primitive+ Storage Boxes not appearing. Requires Server and Client Update, please update accordingly!

  • Fixed issue with Tamed Pelagnornis disappearing. Requires server update!


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