Author: Krim

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 253.98


  • Explosive Damage now causes PvP respawn cooldown

Fixes & Improvements

  • Cannon, Machine Gun Turret, and Rocket Turret can no longer be used within Electrical Storms.
  • Flyers carrying explosives can now fly, but they have speed significantly reduced (and can not barrel roll!)
  • Scorched Earth Sandstorm now causes Dino AI ranges to be significantly reduced due to low visibility
  • Fixed bug where Flyer-Carried C4’s would disappear on Clients after a distance.

Dino Dossier: Equus (Horse)

Common Name Equus
Species Equus Magnus
Time Pleistocene
Diet Herbivore
Temperament Loyal
Tameable Yes
Rideable Yes
  • Wild: Equus Magnus appears to be an ancestor of the modern horse. Based on its stripes, it may be the African Variant of Equus Giganteus, which appeared in North America during the Ice Age, but that is pure conjecture. Its behaviour in the wild is similar to that of other wild members of the Equus genus - it sustains itself by grazing, while keeping safe from predators by living in herds and outrunning its attackers via superior speed and stamina.

  • Domesticated: Horse and man have long been partners in survival, and this remains true on the Island. In Equus, survivors will find a trusty steed or pack animal that can carry them swiftly across the land. In fact, Equus’ reliability has led some survivors to construct special saddles for them. I even encountered a man who added extra saddle-pouches that doubled as mobile crafting stations for chemical supplies, foodstuffs, and other items. Although not as robust as what you might find within a village, this utility helped him live a nomadic, solitary lifestyle.

  • Known Information: Some survivors employ Equus to herd other creature with extra-long whips, or wrangle using a specialized lasso. These tools are sometimes effective for self-defense as well, as Equus is limited in battle on its own… at least compared to aggressive prehistoric carnivores.


Base Stats and Calculator

Level Base + Lvl =

Check Equus in Taming Calculator

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 253.93 & 253.95


  • Fixed a client-side GPU memory leak.
  • Upgraded BattlEye version, please update your servers!


  • Non-Quetz flyers can no longer carry characters that have C4 on them
  • Spike Walls can no longer damage water creatures

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 253.87 & 253.9 & 253.92


  • ARK Dev Kit hooks


  • Fixed Piranha overspawning issue on TheCenter, and added latest Dinos to TheCenter
  • Fixed Pelagornis rotating poorly when on water surface


  • Servers can now allow from-the-air Supply Crates to appear on top of Structures, rather than being prevented by Structures. Launch with “?AllowCrateSpawnsOnTopOfStructures=true” to enable this (enabled on Official Servers).
  • Improved Server stasis/unstasis performance


ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 253.8 & 253.85 & 253.86


  • Ended Winter Wonderland Event (deprecated for backwards compatibility)
  • Flye grabbed by megalo/kapro falling thru world on client fix
  • Gate frame destruction fix
  • Bed respawn thru walls fix
  • Tamed flyers letting grabbed players/dinos stay below terrain fix (u now get uncarried)
  • Fix for tamed cave-dinos not being targetable by wild dinos
  • Mods now indicating loading progress when connecting.


  • Fixed server crash in previous build (253.8)


  • Fixed server crash when loading mods in previous build.


ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 253.71

  • Ladders on platform saddles now include Weight
  • Fixed a platform Bed spawn exploit
  • Fixed Megalosaurus spawns to occur in all appropriate TheIsland caves, and fixed them getting stuck within Cave 5

Celebrate the End of the Year!

In celebration for the end of the year; from the 31st of December at 12 PM EST until the 1st of January at 12 PM EST Survivors can have a chance to win a special exclusive New Year’s Skin! Raptor Claus will drop some more presents for PC Players and if you´re lucky you can get the skin 🙂

Console Players get the chance too, but have to catch a fish with a size more than 2.017.


Single Player and Server owner can spawn the skin with the following command line:

cheat GiveItem “Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_TopHat.PrimalItemSkin_TopHat'” 1 1 0


We wish you a great start in the new year!





ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 253.6

  • Unridden Tuso no longer moves when it has grabbed something (as intended), and fixed an issue that occasionally caused water-dinos to be erroneously killed when grabbed by Tuso.

Dino Dossier: Ovis

Common Name Ovis
Species Ovis Aries
Time Cenozoic
Diet Herbivore
Temperament Stupid
Tameable Yes
Rideable Yes
  • Wild: Since arriving on the Island, I have encountered dozens of fascinating creatures whose behavior has never been studied or documented... and also sheep. Granted, Ovis arcam is quite different from the modern domesticated sheep - and even from wild sheep species such as Ovis orientalis.

  • Domesticated: Some survivors have found herds of Ovis to be useful in farm life. Their thick wool can be repeatedly safely sheared with the proper tools, and cooked lambchops are a popular dish among some tribes, as is their hyper-nutritious mutton. Every now and then, a survivor with a sense of humor will attempt to utilize Ovis as a mount, since it can clamber up steeper inclines than many other animals. Although, the joke becomes significantly less amusing once their slow ride is run-down by a pack of Raptors. One tribe has grown particularly attached to Ovis, perhaps uncomfortably so, I don't know the tribe's actual name, but I refer to them as "The Sheep Lovers".

  • Known Information: The unique markings on its face give it a striking appearance, and the males' horns possess a unique shape that is unlike any other species in the Ovis genus. As one might expect, Ovis stands little chance against this Island's many predators. As with the Dodo, its continued survival in the face of these severe challenges is a mystery.


Base Stats and Calculator

Level Base + Lvl =

Check Ovis in Taming Calculator

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 253.4 & 253.5 & 235.51


  • Titanoboas can be picked up by Dino carriers again (Argentavis etc). Requires Server Update.
  • Fixed Pegomastax losing stolen loot when its body was consumed by a predator. Now it will drop a loot bag if it has any loot. Requires Server Update.


  • Fixed Neuter flag saving on Uploaded Dinos
  • Fixed calculation errors with Spoiling Time


  • Therizinosaurus damage against non-harvestables reduced by 33% (kept the same against harvestables)
  • Troodon spawn frequency in jungles reduced by 40%
  • Troodon night-time sight range reduced by 25%
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