New Ark Survival Evolved Patch Live For XO; 15% Performance Update, Split-Screen & More


A new Ark Survival Evolved patch has been released for the Xbox One, which adds a split-screen mode to the game, and adds a lot of new content to the game. Additionally, the update fixes a memory leak, and is said to offer a 15% performance improvement.

A few weeks ago we already reported on an inbound patch for Ark Survival Evolved for the Xbox One, which was scheduled to releases somewhere around February 10th, 2016.  This patch has just been released, and adds a lot of new content & features to the Xbox version of the game.

The update has been detailed on the official Ark community forums, which includes a number of screenshots and trailers, check it out.

Hey Survivors!

We’re very excited to announce that the patch is now live! This will bring a heavy update to the Xbox One, including a plethora of content and mega optimization! The ARK will be joined by 3 new friends, many new items and of course the exciting multiplayer functionality, split-screen! We know this has been a highly requested feature from players and we're stoked to allow you guys to unravel the mysteries of the ARK side by side with your friends and families!

Say hello to the adaptable carnivore! The Dimetrodon offers players shade during excessive heat and shelter from extreme cold by way of the massive insulating sail running down its back. It’s regarded as one of the friendly creatures to survivors and can be found roaming the swamplands that are plentiful with small prey.

The Dung Beetle is a wondrous organic biofactory that eats excrement and other useless waste to then metabolize and produce burnable oil that can power generators and fertilize crops! Regarded as the perfect tame for cleaning up around the tribe’s dino-pen.

It’ll come as no surprise to survivors that the Gallimimus has been often been described as being chicken-like, with it’s extremely skittish behaviour, looking nervous even when eating! The speedy herbivore makes its way onto the ARK with no natural way to defend itself except for running away. Thankfully the Gallimimus may very well be the fastest dinosaur on the ARK, it's strength, endurance, and speed of its legs allow it to ferry up to 3 Survivors in a specially-designed Saddle!

  • SWAT-style Assault Armor for all your raiding needs!
  • Greenhouse structure pieces to aid survivors in growing crops
  • The shockingly powerful Electric Prod easily capable of knocking you out.
  • Deep-Sea Loot Crates: swim into the deep and discover the highly valuable loot that exists below
  • Craftable Beer Kegs for making tasty brews, with various status enhancing effects, however the subsequent ‘hangover’ effects are not so pleasant!
  • Loads of bug fixes, serious performance update (~15%), fixed memory leak
  • Non-dedicated servers now support up to Eight survivors and 33% larger tether distance

Furthermore, Studio Wildcard claims that the new patch, offers a serious performance update on Microsoft's console. The developer states that a performance update of 15% has been achieved. Also, a memory leak has been fixed.

Have you downloaded the new patch yet? Does the new patch improve performance on the Xbox One? Leave a comment down below.