ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 254 & 254.1 & 254.2 & 254.21



  • Tek Tier Phase 1: Tek Engram system, Element Resource system, Tek Replicator, Tek Rifle, Tek Helmet, Tek Visor, Tek Jetpack, Tek Boots, Tek Gloves, Tek Rex Saddle, Tek Transmitter, and more.
  • New Dinos:
  • New Item: Lance (for jousting of course!), and you can now also use a Shield when Weapon-Riding (provided you are using an appropriate Weapon).
  • New Mechanic: Hairstyles & Facial Hair (with real-time growing), Hair Dye-ing, & Haircutting + Scissors.
    • [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] HairGrowthSpeedMultiplier=1.0
  • Alliance-Chat channel! (open with ‘Home’ or cycle thru all chat modes with Tab)
  • Admin Command Logs & Chat Logs file-output options
    Run with:
  • New Admin Cheats:
    UnlockEngram(string ItemClassName) // (for Tekgram unlocks)
    SetHeadHairPercent(float thePercent)
    SetFacialHairPercent(float thePercent)
    GetTribeIdPlayerList(int32 TribeID);
    GetSteamIDForPlayerID(int32 PlayerID);
    GetPlayerIDForSteamID(int32 SteamID);
  • ~16 more Explorer Notes


  • Troodon Scout now has an option to look for Corpses & Caches
  • Tamed Dinos now have an option to disable their resource-harvesting
  • Holding Left or Right when dismounting a Dino will now dismount you in that direction
  • Significantly increased Scorched Earth Loot Drop Quality
  • Added 5 more Player and Dino levels

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed Allosaurus spawning inside bases
  • Fixed issue with being able to clip through World Geometry
  • Fixed Supply Crates respawn logic (would previously have stopped some cave crate spawns)
  • Soups/Beers can no longer be eaten by Dinos
  • SteamOS version works properly again, and memory savings on Linux & Mac
  • Audio system is now fully streamed. Hundreds of MB saved, slight potential perf loss. If you want to use the old system (memory-intensive), launch with -oldaudio

Note: Artifacts have been deleted once, in order to ensure the new limits on carrying them take effect (only Players can carry them now).


  • Fixed BattlEye connection logic to avoid dropping players. Recommend BattlEye servers update!


  • Fixed crashing upon loading or running various Mods. Recommend all servers update!


  • Fixed crash associated with facialhair styles.

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  1. For some reason steam doesn’t seem to be able to find the update to 254.21 for me and at least 1 of my friends as well.
    It keeps saying 254.11 in the version doc and the server we usually play on is updated to 254.2 so we can’t play.
    I have tried vaildating the files, restarted steam, tried changing my download region and even uninstalling and reinstalling the game and still no luck.

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