Ark Survival Evolved Patch Xbox One Boosts Performance & Introduces Giant Beavers
A new Ark Survival Evolved patch for the Xbox One, brings the Xbox version to near parity with the PC iteration of the game. The update is said to offer a performance increase of approximately 20%, and introduces tameable giant Beavers and the Terror Bird.
Developer Studio Wildcard announced the inbound patch via an official press release earlier today, and according to the game’s official Twitter account, the update will release today at approximately 3PM EST.
— ARK (@survivetheark) March 7, 2016
Don’t like that person who keeps stealing your Terror Bird? Cuff ‘em!
ARK Survivors will find the Giant Beaver, aka Castoroides Feliconcisor, to be super-cuddly, but also super useful since it can build dams, harvest and carry vast quantities of wood, and act as a mobile crafting station. Plus, they can swim! The Terror Bird, or Phorusrhacidae Rapidesultor, is a tamable, aggressive avian capable of high-speed sprints and brief leaps, but it doesn’t technically fly, as its flight is comprised of short, sustained “Joust”-like glides or leaps.
Amongst the human population, Studio Wildcard has introduced two new game-changing tools, the Grappling Hook and Handcuffs. The Grappling Hook gives Survivors the ability to scale cliffs, hitch a ride by attaching to a flying creature, or even wrangle other players, prisoners, or small creatures to drag along. Learning how to regularly use this tool will alter the nature of player attacks and dramatically expand the range of their travels with greater ease. The new Handcuffs ensure that prisoners don’t escape and aren’t violent. Wildcard Studio encourages Survivors to get onto their ARK now to ensure they’re the ones doing the Handcuffing, and not the other way around!
The full list of today’s updates for ARK: Survival Evolved on Xbox One includes:
DINOS: Tame, Train and Ride the Giant Beaver and the Terror Bird
TOOLS: Use new tools including the Grappling Hook and the Handcuffs
TRIBE ALLIANCES (PvE and PvP). Yes, finally, small Tribes can band together against larger ones!
Approximately 20% performance increase!
All options exposed for dedicated servers, finally! Even custom lists of Engrams & Dino Multipliers, etc!
Numerous crash fixes
Community-contributed Game Localization in 8+ languages – French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese Brazil, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish
The PC patch was released a few weeks ago, and updated the game to version 236.