ARK 2 – What is new? All you need to know!

What new features await survivors?

The list of new and enhanced gameplay mechanics is long and includes a completely new combat feel, smarter dinosaurs, physics-based animations, and extensive mod support.

Third-person perspective and parkour

ARK 2 will be playable solely from the shoulder perspective at release. This means you’ll be able to watch your character use the extensive new repertoire of moves. This now includes automatic jumping over obstacles, free climbing on steep cliffs, targeted sliding and swinging on ropes.

The developers cite the parkour skills of the Assassins Creed protagonists and the climbing in Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the source of inspiration for your character’s new mobility.

New faction: The Aratai

In addition to dinosaurs and other players, you will also face an entirely new faction: the Aratai. They are likely to be an NPC tribe that will bring the reworked humanoid duels closer to those who don’t usually compete with other humans. However, they are not likely to make the environment any less dangerous on PvP servers either.

The Aratai also tame their own dinos and use them against you in battle. However, we won’t know exactly how the encounters with them will go until we see actual gameplay.

New combat system, animations and collisions

When it comes to clashes with other players and the Aratai, ARK 2 is now clearly oriented towards the Dark Souls games. The combat system will focus heavily on dodging, blocking, combinations of light and heavy attacks, and the player’s ability to react.

The fight against dinosaurs is also supposed to be much more varied, because not only are their animations even more brutal, the corresponding animations are now also physics-based.

According to the developers, bite and scratch animations will now no longer pass through characters, but actually collide with them, get deflected, and cause hit feedback and injuries at the exact spot they hit.

However, these are not supposed to be trimmed for realism and they also want to hold back on the blood. Accordingly, the game is more likely to be released for children over 16.

A skill system with a proper skill tree

In the first part, players were also able to level up, but afterwards they only distributed a few attribute points and unlocked new crafting recipes. Ark 2, on the other hand, wants to offer a full-fledged talent tree, from which you’ll gradually draw your active and passive abilities.

The introduction of such a system always brings with it balance issues. Only time will tell how significant the advantages of widely upgraded characters will be over relatively new ones.

Intelligent dinosaurs

Thanks to a new world event system, the world should feel infinitely more alive and dynamic. For example, dinosaurs will interact with their environment on their own, regardless of player presence. These events will be procedurally generated based on the situation.

The examples given include regular gatherings of dinos at watering holes, wounded creatures and predators following their tracks, herds and herd panics, and parent animals taking themselves and their young to safety in caves.

In addition, players should be able to earn a creature’s trust by rescuing it from a dicey situation. This should then make the subsequent taming easier. The other (optional) events will probably also have a playful benefit that can be drawn from the situation.

In addition, dinos now use three of their senses: sight, hearing and smell. Players can evade these directly by camouflaging themselves, masking their scent and moving as quietly as possible.

ARK: The Animated Series

ARK: Survival Evolved will not only get a sequel with ARK 2, but will also be implemented as a TV series: Currently, an animation project is in development, which is to include a total of 14 episodes of 30 minutes each in two seasons. The story revolves around various people who have been plucked from different eras of history and are now fighting for survival in a futuristic world full of dinosaurs.

A new trailer has now been released for ARK: The Animated Series, which provides a little more than a minute of new background information on the story. A first preview was already released at the Game Awards 2020, and most of its scenes overlap with the new trailer.

Who is appearing? The cast of Ark: The Animated Series is certainly worth seeing and hearing. Currently, the following actors are confirmed for the animation project: Vin Diesel, Russell Crowe, Gerard Butler, David Tennant, Elliot Page, Michelle Yeoh, Karl Urban, Malcolm McDowell, Jeffrey Wright and several more.

When will Ark: The Animated Series be released? The TV series for Ark: Survival Evolved is supposed to start in 2022, but there is currently no concrete date for it. It is also unknown on which platform Ark: The Animated Series will be released. Of course, we will keep you up to date on this.

ARK 2 – Release Date – Informations and more!

Since its original release on June 2, 2015, ARK: Survival Evolved has become a staple in the survival genre and has maintained its high player numbers to this day. After five paid and numerous free expansions, developer Wildcard is now getting everything in place for the sequel.

ARK 2 takes place after the events of the DLC “Genesis: Part 2” and will most likely take players to an unexplored, earth-like planet. The same planet on whose surface the clone Santiago da Costa, played by Vin Diesel, crashed at the end of the expansion.

The release date of ARK 2 has been postponed to 2023. This is confirmed by a new trailer, which premiered at the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase 2022. Like the first part, ARK 2 will initially be released in an Early Access version on Steam.

Is this going to be a story game?

Even if the developers use Vin Diesel’s star power for a story about Santiago, his daughter Meeka, broken promises, deception and lots of dinosaurs, ARK 2 remains true to its multiplayer survival roots.

You will still be able to compete or ally with other players on official and unofficial servers, tame dinosaurs and build structures. All of these aspects will be significantly improved and expanded.

For those who already want to get in the mood for the story, an animated series with 14 episodes of 30 minutes each is to be launched this year. Besides Vin Diesel, other famous actors such as Gerard Butler and Russel Crowe will lend their voices to the characters.

Dino Dossier: Fjordhawk

Common Name Fjordhawk
Species Parabuteo veðrfölnir
Time Mid-late Anthropocene
Diet Omnivore
Temperament Calculating
Tameable Yes
Rideable No - but can retrieve items!
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  • Wild: Most of the creatures I’ve encountered here have endured thanks to their great size, strength, or ferocity. But the fjordhawk gets by on its wits and by scavenging. The bird also seems to have an almost preternatural ability to predict and avoid danger. Fjordhawks follow predators (and survivors) from on high, watching for their moment to swoop in and snatch up an easy meal.
  • Domesticated: Tamed fjordhawks are surprisingly playful, and their favorite game is fetch. Indulge your bird with this play and a bit of patience, and you’ll reap the rewards. Just point out a target, and your fjordhawk will fly off to retrieve it for you. A well-trained fjordhawk can locate injured prey and communicate its find to you.

  • Known Information: These clever birds will bond with humans as wholeheartedly as any canine or primate, in a way uniquely suited to this time and place. If you should meet with some grave misfortune, your fjordhawk will immediately fly off with as many of your belongings as it can carry. As soon as you’re respawned by the ARK, your friend will track you down and return your equipment to you!


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Winter Wonderland Ark:Survival till 6th January

All maps will receive Winter Wonderland and all its content.

RaptorClaus will be sailing across the star-filled night sky in his sleigh, dropping off presents filled with high-end loot as well as Mistletoe, and Coal for those naughty Survivors.  You’ll be able to catch RaptorClaus flying across the skies at midnight (game time) on all maps.

GachaClaus is also making a triumphant return to help RaptorClaus spread the holiday cheer! GachaClaus will be roaming all maps looking for eager recipients while sporting holiday-themed colors. He will be accepting your coal and in exchange will gift you holiday-themed items, or you can trade-in your mistletoe and coal for a chance at an animated TV Show Parasaur skin, a full-body Santa costume, new skins, weapons, armor, or 5 new Chibis!





Genesis Part II Server Transfers September 3rd

On Friday, September 3rd, it will be enabled full server transfers into Genesis Part II on the Official Servers across all platforms. Once enabled, players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction!

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