ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 257.0 & 257.2


Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed Linux Dedicated Server startup crash. If your Linux Server is crashing, please update!


  • New Dino:
  •  New Structure:
    • Tek Cloning Chamber
    • Tek Megalodon Saddle
    • Tek Turret
  •  New Weapon: Tek Grenade
  • TEK Cave & Volcano
  • “Ascension” Game Progression
  • More UI overhauls
  • New Hairstyle and Facial Hair
  • Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes
  • 15 new music tracks, per-biome and situational
  • Full Gamepad input pass (i.e. console gamepad functionality)
  • New Emote
  • The Center mega-update!


  • Engram Tree REVAMP. Forced respec and Max Level set to 100 (before Ascension)! You won’t lose your levels or experience, unless you were above 105 which you’ll be reset to 100.


  • Fixed issue with Cave spawns not functioning properly in singleplayer



  • Server-side fix: Daedon saddle is now craftable at Smithy
  • Server-side fix: fixed kill volume protruding thru volcano
  • Server-side fix: fixed water physics in an under-lake area near volcano
  • Server-side fix: correct level-up number should now be indicated in pop-up text when levelling your dino.
  • Client-side fix: fixed incorrect post-process and streaming volumes near Volcano
  • Client-side fix: fixed a UI crash that could occur with certain Mods
  • Client-side fix: Modified some work-in-progress Quetz sounds

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