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ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 279.224 & 279.225


  • Temporarily allowed Ragnarok puzzle cave building to allow players to evacuate the area. This will last for one week in order for players to move out any creatures left here. On the 27th of March we will be disabling building, so make use of this time!
  • Fixed an issue that caused the player to be ejected from the saddle when using the Raptor pounce
  • Fixed a bug that made Moschops rideable
  • Fixed an issue that caused pre-patch Argents to lack ability to craft in their saddle
  • Fixed the looping of the Spino torpor animation


  • Added support for ARK Park dino export feature

ARK: Survival Evolved announced for Nintendo Switch! GDC 2018

The Nintendo Switch Version of ARK will be developed from Abstraction Games.

In this announcement you can see a glimpse of the early game development.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 279.22

Dino TLC – Argentavis!

  • Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Can carry two creatures
    • C – grabs/releases creatures with beak
    • Right Click – grabs/releases creatures with claws
  • Health regen buff from consuming corpses
  • Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station
  • Reduced the weight of various resources by up to 50%

Dino TLC – Parasaur!

  • Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities:
  • Alarm mode
    • Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats
    • Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present
  •  Scare small creatures
    • C when ridden – scares away small/mid creatures
    • Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it
  •  Scan
    • Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden
    • Scans for nearby threats
    • Notifies you visually when threats are present

Dino TLC – Raptor!

  • Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Pounce
    • Press right-click to pounce on a target
    • Pins small targets to ground for short period
    • Press left-click to attack repeatedly
  • Pack Buff
    • Activates with C key when 3 Raptors are together
    • Increases damage resistance
    • Increases movement speed
    • Increases attack speed
    • Lasts 45s

 Dino TLC – Sarco!

  • Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Idles with mouth open now
  • Death roll
    • Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them
  • Lunge
    • Can lunge towards a target in front of it
  •  180 attack
    • Can spin in place to attack foes behind it
  •  Walkable
    • Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back
      Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft
  •  Swimming depth
    • Maintains its current depth when swimming
    • Can lurk just below the surface
  • Piranhas Flee
    • Piranhas flee when they encounter a Sarcosuchus
    • Includes nearby ally Sarcos for players

 Dino TLC – Spino!

  • Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Water buff
    • Given when in water
    • Bonus movement speed
    • Bonus turning radius
    • Bonus attack damage
    • Bonus healing
    • Persists for short period after leaving the water
  • Added Biped/Quadruped toggle C
    • Biped
    • Stronger attacks
    • Can turn in place
    • Quadruped
    • Faster movement speed
  •  Prefers prime fish for taming

Dino TLC – Trike!

  • Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
  • Ram
    • Charge up for short period
    • Longer it’s charged, the faster it goes
    • Crippels target when hit
    • Knocks small dinos away while charging (charge a group of dodos to see)
  • Rivalry buff
    • Given buff when nearby to large carnivores
    • Increases damage output slightly
    • Decreases damage taken slightly
    • Increases health by 10%

Ragnarok update

  • Streaming bounds fix to help with memory
  • Fixed multiple holes, bugged beacons, and floating foliage.
  • Better lighting around LL dungeon
  • Hole fixes for
    • Aberration
    • The Center
    • The Island
  •  Fixed an issue where Griffin feather colors appeared to be default in single player.

ARK: Survival Evolved on Mobile!

The time has come in spring 2018! The popular dino game is released in the closed beta for iOS and Android phones. There you can also play the massive multiplayer survival game free-to-play! It was designed and developed by War Drum Studios (known for GTA, Auralux and Bully for mobile devices).

Just like on the PC and console versions, there will be a lot to discover on an island. More than 80 dinosaurs and prehistoric animals can be trained and tamed as usual, as well as the tribal mechanics, buildings and crafting will be there.

Up to 50 players can play simultaneously on one server or explore the world as usual in a single player mode. The graphics have probably been scaled down so that it can be played smoothly on the handheld devices.


ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 278.73

  • Fixed bug that prevented tribe renaming
  • Separated C4 into their own structure limit category with a limit of 150 per 50m
  • Plugged various holes used to undermesh in The Center, The Island, and Aberration (server side only for now)
  • Plant Z healing effectiveness reduced to 0.5% HP per second for players and 0.33% HP per second for Dinos (with a cap of 80)
  • Fixed Therizino and Moschops cloning exploit

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 278.64

  • Disabled placement of structures when recently stuck in geometry (addresses known undermesh exploits)
  • Fix climbing off of a ladder into geometry (including barriers) temporarily (addresses known undermesh exploits)
  • Prevented closing glider for a brief period after opening (prevents accidental closure when spamming to open)
  • Lower glider cooldown to 3s

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 278.54


  • Increased plantx projectile damage by 2.5x
  • Projectiles do 3x damage to durability of chest pieces while a glider is attached
  • Added 10s cooldown between glides
  • Lowered glide speed by 40%

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to get through the map/mesh
  • Fixed issue where a second instance of certain boss fights could be started while someone was already inside
  • Reworked extinction mode save nuking to kill subfolders as well
  • Added logic to translate damage from player to their glider

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 278.4

  • Concluded the Valentine’s Day event!

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 278.2

Fixes & Improvements

  • Increased the Procop‘s weight properly as mention in the TLC patch notes.
  • Fixed an issue with misaligned Direwolf sniff animation.
  • Fixed the Rex’s missing color region.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mini Map Marker wouldn’t display correctly in certain areas of the game.
  • Slightly decreased Rex‘s ability to climb slopes.
  • Fixed an issue where the Aberrant Direbear and Aberrant Bigfoot couldn’t be transferred off of Aberration.
  • Fixed an issue where the Argent was missing its flying animation when using some mods.
  • Fixed an issue where the Karkinos couldn’t jump underwater.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when loading mods in single player.
  • Fixed an issue where armor would stack on the client side when using folders.
  • Fixed an issue where the Procop was not able to pick up flyers in its pouch.
  • Fixed an issue where the Procop’s pouch would not stay open over server restart/relog in single player.
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