ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 248.0 & 248.1



  • You can now wield your weapons when mount-riding certain Dinos. The ARK Box Art is for reals 😉
  • New Feature: Procedurally Generated ARKs! EXPERIMENTAL INITIAL TEST!
  • New Mechanic: Explorer Notes
  • New Dino: Kaprosuchus!
  • New Dino: Diplocaulus!
  • New Dino: Chalicotherium!
  • Neuter/Spay option for Tamed Dinos (irreversible!)


  • Tree Platforms now have +70% HP and +50% resistance to explosive damage

Fixes & Improvements

  • Render batching optimization for ~20% perf in structure-heavy areas
  • Radial Wheel Menu text size now scales with number of entries (to avoid Diplodocus overload, etc)
  • Spectators can now see player-talking moving lips & hear voice chat when in range
  • Fixed player collisions onto big dino ragdolls
  • Non-Drop-In Supply Crates (Cave/Underwater crates etc) no longer have decreasing Health over time (no longer autodestroy), but they can also not accept Inventory anymore and can not be used to generate Boss Tribute Portals.
  • System to completely add/subtract/override all Map NPC Spawners via INI (highly useful for PGM spawn tweaking). Fully Mod NPC compatible as well!


  • Fixed issue with Dinos not eating or updating some parts of their AI! Requires Server Update! Highly Recommend Servers Get this Update!
  • Fixed issue with TheCenter preventing player connections

Note: Procedurally Generated ARKs currently do not work on Linux Servers, Linux Clients, or Mac Clients. We expect to have this fixed within a day or so, stay tuned!


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