Server Updates

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24th December 2016.

Current Version: v253.0
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed issue with Megalosaurus crashing on client, pure client-side fix.
- New Item: Photographic Camera. Take photos and apply them onto in-game onto Painting Canvases!
- New Dino: Cnidaria!
- New Dino: Troodon!
- New Dino: Tusoteuthis!
- New Dino: Pegomastax!
- New Dino: Therizinosaurus!

- 2 New Full-Scale Underwater Caves (progression-oriented with Artifacts!)
- Winter Wonderland 2 Event! Follow Raptor Claus around The Island, Scorched Earth, and The Center as he drops items, coal, and the occasional tough-as-nails creature to keep you warm at night! Lots of cosmetics and the DodoRex make an appearance, along with new items!
- Additional networking performance gains of approximately +15%
- BattlEye is now enabled by default for dedicated servers, use -NoBattlEye to run your server without it
- Various new ARK DevKit features & hooks
- TamingSpeedMultiplier, HarvestAmountMultiplier, and XPMultiplier are now hardcoded with an extra 2x multiplier. If you wish to have your server use the same rates as before, please reduce your sever's custom values for those by 50%

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26th January 2017

Current Version v253.995


Upcoming Version: v254, ETA: January 30
- New Mechanic: Hairstyles & Facial Hair (with real-time growing), Hair Dye-ing, & Haircutting + Scissors
- Tek Tier Phase 1: Tek Engram system, Element Resource system, Tek Replicator, Tek Rifle, Tek Helmet, Tek Visor, Tek Jetpack, Tek Boots, Tek Gloves, Tek Rex Saddle, Tek Transmitter, and more.
- New Dino: Ovis Aries!
- New Dino: Thylacoleo!
- New Dino: Basilosaurus!
- New Dino: Baryonyx!
- New Dino: Purlovia!
- New Dino: Microraptor!
- New Dino: Ammonite!

- New Item: Lance (for jousting of course!), and you can now also use a Shield when Weapon-Riding (provided you are using an appropriate Weapon).
- Alliance-Chat channel!
- Admin Command Logs & Chat Logs file-output options
- Troodon Scout now has an option to look for Corpses & Caches
- Tamed Dinos now have an option to disable their resource-harvesting
- Holding Left or Right when dismounting a Dino will now dismount you in that direction
- Significantly increased Scorched Earth Loot Drop Quality
- Added 5 more Player and Dino levels

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I wish other games could have these kinds of updates. Sounds really cool! to bad my ARK has serverlist problems and changing resolution is glitched :(

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30th March ETA

Upcoming Version: v256, ETA: 30th March.

- New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding
- New Dino: Equus!
- New Dino: Leedsichthys!
- New Dino: Ichthyornis!
- New Dino: Iguanodon!

- New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
- New Structure: TEK Teleporter
- New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle
- New Structure: Tek Power Generator

- Total Inventory Menu redesign (other UI's coming soon!)
- Flyer Nerf
- 1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (male and female variants)
- 20+ new Explorer Notes


New Layout of UI


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ARK Patch 256 ETA is now 31st of March 12PM EST.

Get ready to search for the Elusive Equus!


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Upcoming Version: v257, ETA: 30th April.

- New Dino: Giant Bee
- New Dino: Daeodon
- New Dino: Liopleurodon
- New Dino: Kentrosaurus

- New Structure: Tek Cloning Chamber
- New Structure: Tek Megalodon Saddle
- New Structure: 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

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Looking through these notes, the game sure has come a long way..

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Volcano update:

All Survivors be prepared, this volcano is going active! ETA: 3rd May...the eruption awaits.......

Read here for all the details along with three pieces of music.


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Server updates:

Center Map

The server box, steam and the ark server all had issues, and there was just no possible way to fix (or even find out) what was wrong so Strike kindly did an upgrade on the box which meant a full wipe of everything.

Good news is everything is  now working well on the box, Steam has been reinstalled with no issues with the API like before and also a fresh install of the Center Map. Bad news is that everything we had has gone but the server was corrupted and saving corrupted files each time it saved so there was no way of knowing where the problem started from. It too 2 hours for a full restart and 10 mins to join the server each time so it was just broken beyond repair. Yes I did two backups but I didn't managed to transfer them over to another server box in time....however those saves might have been corrupted too as I didn't know the exact date the issues started.

I apologise for the loss of anyone's dinos, buildings, items etc which have been lost.

The server is running good with a few mods added to it. Dino's are now at level 600 wild so it is more of a challenge now. There is six mods added which might be changed to five depending on how the server runs. I think it can handle no more than six at any given time.

Server IP is Port 7777.


Other updates incoming:

Current ARK Official Server Network Servers Version: v257.4

Current Client Version: v257.4

Upcoming Version: v258.0, ETA May 30
- New Weapon: Harpoon Gun
- New Dino: Hyaenodon
- New Dino: Hesperonis
- New Dino: Megatherium
- New Dino: Megalania
- New Dino: Yutyrannus

- 2 New Hairstyles
- Optimizations!!!!!!!!!!!!! Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization, and performance gains via GPU and CPU utilization & threading improvements.
- Various bug fixes TBA

Extra Notes

- New Vehicle: Gas-powered speedy Motorboat
- New Structure: Interactive Toilet ( Read more at kotaku )

- Greater Achievement set, with various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements

Extra Notes

- New Weapon: Harpoon Gun (& Tranq Bolts for the Harpoon Gun)
- Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization.
- Tek Projectiles now will not do any damage if they collide with a Structure after 5000 units distance (to balance against Auto-Turrets)
- Greater Achievement set, with various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements.
- New client Options to disable giving cosmetics on respawn, and to disable menu music tracks.
- Re-added the ATV vehicle as work-in-progress "easter egg" for singleplayer and custom servers: Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Vehicles/VH_Buggy/Blueprint/PrimalItemVHBuggy.PrimalItemVHBuggy'
- Fixed various gameplay exploits and edge cases.
- Direwolf now has pack logic with pack buff
- Fixed bug where Alpha Wild creatures were sometimes improperly buffing enemy (tamed) creatures
- Updated various new UI's to the new style
- 66 new Explorer Notes! (between The Island and ScorchedEarth)
- Ballista/Harpoon Bolt now has significant piercing properties akin to the Composite Arrow
- Redid The Island's ambient sounds and various gameplay sound effects
- Explorer Notes subtitle option button, Explorer Notes translations are WIP
- Various misc map fixes
- Massive update to Primitive+:


Both servers have been updated to this latest patch.

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22nd June 2017 


Huge update incoming!!

Upcoming Version: v259.0

Too big to put on here so here is the link.



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