ARK: Survival Evolved Update Brings Some Nice Additions
ARK: Survival Evolved launched on Steam Early Access last week and it already has reached 450,000 units sold as of a press release.
Studio Wildcard, developers of ARK: Survival Evolved are dedicating next week to Jurassic ARK Week in celebration of the release of Jurassic World.
The latest update for ARK: Survival Evolved is also being coined as the Jurassic ARK content update. Tribes will be getting special features changing how people choose to have them governed between Communism and Capitalism. The update will enable players to carry dinosaurs with a flyer and drop them from mid-air.
You can view some of the patch notes below:
- The Spinosaurus: This gigantic terror of the lakes and waterways is based on the latest research indicating quadrupedal movement and an amphibious nature. Spinosaurus will at last be stalking the many lakes and waterways as an all-terrain mount. Beware his ferocity!
- Limited Edition Jurassic ARK cosmetic item skins can be found in certain predators, including:
Nerdry’s Glasses (found in Dead Dilophosaurus Inventories)
Baby T-Rex Bone Helmet (found in Dead Rex Inventories)
- Tribe Governance Features: Do you want to be a full utopian Communist where everything is shared, rapacious Capitalists with absolute private property, or something in between?
- New Structures: The Metallic Spike Blockade for stopping incoming Dinosaur attacks, and The Food Storage Bin for preserving food over extended periods of time and for turning beef into jerky… mmmm beef jerky!
- Flying Dino Update: Flyers can now carry other dinosaurs, not just humans. C4-Packing Dodo Air Drop anyone?
- Major GPU performance improvements, especially for low-end hardware
- Balancing & performance improvements, new resources, and more.
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