ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 176.0 – Patchnotes

These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Patch 176.0, grouped into categories for clarity. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from the relevant Steam Thread.


  • You can now walk all your dinos backwards
  • Removed the Dino Inventory Slot limits
  • Raised the dino fall damage velocity threshold by about 33% and decreased fall damage by 33%
  • Upped the Argentavis’ Stamina by 150%, to better enable long-distance flight, it loses stamina when flying as the Ptera.

Client Features

  • From the backs of dinos, only doors are now activatable. Otherwise [E] will dismount.
  • Drop-All no longer drops equipped items (dino saddles etc)


  • Fixed remaining ladder climbing error
  • Blue Supply Crates that weren’t appearing are fixed.

(Original Announcement on Steam)

Here are the patchnotes of the previous patch (175.0), here are those of the next patch (177.0).

175.1 Patchnotes for ARK: Survival Evolved

(Click here for the patchnotes of the previous ARK: Survival Evolved patch 175.0)

  • Fixed issue with being forced to “respawn” in 175.0. Redeployed the ARK Official Server Network with the saved data immediately prior to doing the update, no data loss. We suggest server admins use 175.1 rather than 175.0

These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Patch 175.1. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from the relevant Steam Thread.

(Original announcement on Steam)

How to make Gasoline – Tutorial

The discovery of Gasoline is a stepping stone for any tribe. You’ll have to actually produce your fuel though, and that’s not as simple as it sounds. This short tutorial gives a step by step explanation of what to do. First of all you’re going to need Oil. You can usually find it at the bottom of the ocean, in underwater caves (a list of them is here) or in select rocks at some parts of the shore. The details of its acquisition are beyond the scope of this tutorial though. The next requirement is Hide. You should have plenty of it already, as it’s a by-product of hunting dinosaurs. Lastly you’ll need a burning material. There are several equally viable choices here, so simply pick what you have most of. That will usually be Thatch or Wood. Put all of these into a Refining Forge. Once that’s done, you’ll have to start it by clicking the “Put on fire”-button. Wait for a short time, and the first gasoline should appear in the inventory of your forge. Producing 5 items of Gasoline requires 3 oil and 5 hide. fuel crafting tutorial

Dino Dossier: Paraceratherium aka Paracer

Common Name: Paracer
Species: Paraceratherium gigamicus
Time: Oligocene
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Docile
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
  • Wild: Paraceratherium Gigamicus is a massive, long-necked mammal that inhabits some of the island's grasslands. It resembles a gigantic horse/rhinoceros hybrid, but is over twice the size of either. Paraceratherium is a very peaceful and friendly herbivore, and doesn't even seem to mind other creatures near its nest.
  • Domesticated: A beast of burden second to the Brontosaurus, Paraceratherium is an excellent worker. It is a naturally friendly animal, and is not afraid of humans. However despite its normally calm demeanor, when it or its owner is provoked by aggression, the Paraceratherium can quickly become a real threat to the attacker and will use its girth to its advantage in combat.
  • Known Information: Barring some... surprise... yet in store for me, I can safely say that the Paracerathrium is the largest mammal on the island. While its size means that the Paraceratherium can provide an incredible amount of food, it also makes it dangerous when hunted.


  • Raw Meat
  • Hide
  • Raw Prime Meat


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ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 175.0 – Patchnotes

These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Patch 175.0, grouped into categories for clarity. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from the relevant Steam Thread.

Tribe Governance

  • Tribe Governance Options: Presets: Communism, Capitalism, Libertarianism, and everything in between via total customizable property, dino, & structure sharing settings. Trive Manager now has “Government” options which can (currently) only be set upon creation of the Tribe. When you are invited to a Tribe, you can now view the Tribe’s governance options in the Activation menu before deciding whether to join. If you wish to change this afterwards, Merge the Tribe into a new Tribe.

New Items

  • New: Craftable Headlamp item

Linux Server

  • Linux Dedicated Server!


  • Added “Go Aggressive” and “Go Neutral” ranged whistle commands. “Go Neutral” also clears aggro, so is good for quickly recalling your dinos from an attack.
  • Dinos now take fall damage properly
  • Better dino following logic, and fixed a bug where following dinos weren’t sprinting like they should have been
  • Piranhas now spawn in larget groups
  • Megalodons can’t beach anymore
  • Behemoth gate can now be built on non-flat ground, and all dinos can now move through Dino Gate properly now.
  • Flyers can now carry other dinos, as well as humans
  • You can now activate “wander” mode on tamed dinos, which will make them wander as they normally do in the Wild. Useful if you want mild hunting or just to have them feel more natural when penned-up (gotta have that Dodo farm naturalism). Coming soon: “Hunt-and-return radius” mode 🙂
  • Eliminated delays upon Dino AI finding new targets, make the AI’s snappier and more lifelike. Also made tamed Dinos cancel their current movement whenever they are given a new order/AI-state, making them more pro-active.
  • Male Dinosaurs can no longer lay eggs.
  • Fixed bug where Tribe data could be lost or corrupted, and bug where players who left Tribe would still be considered as “in” the Tribe.
  • Argentavis can now also pickup characters, with a higher weight limit than Pteranodon

Game Mechanics

  • Oxygen Enhancing stew is now twice as powerful
  • Rockets now have gravity and drop over time, no more infinite range rocket shots
  • Crops now grow at 2x speed
  • High-level surface supply crates now only give blueprints, was too OP for them to give fully-crafted items
  • Environmental Resources now replenish twice as quickly and less range required away from human structures
  • In PvE you can now drag unconscious players who are logged-out. Necessary, for now, to prevent people from logging out within your base and thus permanently “occupying” your base.
  • Nerdry Glasses and Rex Bone Helm are now paintable

Client Features

  • New server browser that is more akin to Steam’s server browser, allows asynchronous retrieving and filtering searching from among ALL servers, not just a handful.
  • You can now ‘Drop All Items’ from remote inventories, which drops them onto the floor
  • You can now press ‘D’ when highlighting an item in Inventory to drop it, you can also press Ctrl-D-Num to instantly drop a slotbar item. Power-users!!!!
  • Ladder Climbing can properly be activated from above in all cases now.
  • You can now open gates with the [E] / Use key when riding a Dino, without having to dismount
  • Only female creatures can lay eggs now. I know, this makes me sad but it had to happen ;(
  • Added volume slider for voice chat
  • Added a radial “Whistle Wheel” that you can use to choose from among the many whistles now available. Access it optionally by briefly holding the “Whistle ‘You Follow'” key!

Performance & Stability

  • Improved performance on GPU particles
  • Fixed a server-side PhysX crash
  • More efficient RAM usage of the TheIsland zones streaming
  • Server startup time dramatically reduced.
  • Majorly reduced stalls when streaming in new area zones


  • You can now access patch notes from within the game

(Original Announcement on Steam)

Here are the patchnotes of the previous patch (174.31), here are those of the next patch (176.0).

Engram Calculator

One big problem with the engram system is: you can never learn all engrams. The levelcap of 65 makes it impossible to obtain the required engram points. That’s why we’ve created an engram calculator. Just follow this link

Dino Dossier: Trilobite

Common Name: Trilobite
Species: Trilobite conchadurus
Time: Early Cambrian-Late Permian
Diet: Carnivore
Temperament: Defensive
Tameable: no
Command: admincheat summon Trilobite_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Like most Trilobites, Trilobite Conchadurus is an opportunistic carnivore that feeds on anything smaller than itself which it can get a hold of. A sluggish creature, the Trilobite's best defense is its incredibly hard shell. This seems to be a common adaption for the slower creatures of the island.
  • Domesticated:The Trilobite does not seem to have enough intelligence to be tamed. This doesn't mean it doesn't have its uses among resourceful survivors, though. Trilobites are easily one of the best sources of high quality chitin on the island, assuming one doesn't wish to venture into the dangerous caves.
  • Known Information: Trilobite is not a very good source of food. The creature seems to be made mostly out of internal organs and its defensive Carapace. This is good for the Trilobite, as both river and ocean predators are less likely to prey on it if there are better options around.


  • Chitin
  • Oil
  • Silica Pearls
  • Raw Meat

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Dino Dossier: Triceratops

Common Name: Triceratops
Species: Triceratops styrax
Time: Late Cretaceous
Diet: Herbivore
Temperament: Short-Tempered
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: Yes
Saddle: Trike Saddle (Lvl. 20)
Command: admincheat summon Trike_Character_BP_C
  • Wild: Apparently a cross-breed of a Triceratops and Styracosaurus, Triceratops styrax has both the characteristic three-horned face of Triceratops and the prominent horned-ridge of Styracosarus.
  • Domesticated: A common mount for those that ride dinosaurs, Triceratops doubles as both pack animal and combat war horse.
  • Known Information:Normally a very docile grazing animal, Triceratops becomes extremely aggressive once angered. Triceratops will chase down would-be predators (and egg-stealers) with incredible prejudice. Triceratops bony ridge is very effective as cover from frontal attack, and the creature's charge is incredibly dangerous. I've seen Triceratops have an especially hostile reaction to the Tyrannosaurus on the island, with herds attacking in groups.


  • Raw Meat
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Keratin
  • Hide

Base Stats and Calculator

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