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What To Expect for Ark: Survival Evolved In December

Studio Wildcard shares notes for v253.0 & more...

Ark: Survival Evolved is finally getting into the long awaited Tek Tier, one of the last phases before the wrap up of the game. Survivors will be receiving a new update on PC expectedly on December 21st, which will introduce four more new dinosaurs, an update to underwater caves and the first phase of the Tek Tier. This is definitely a long awaited implement for Ark for better or worse. While much of the Tek Tier might seem to be a turnoff to some fans of the game, giving way to allow underwater living with prosthetic living quarters should be pretty awesome of anyone playing the game. Sorry primitive, you’ll have to stick to caves and natural air pockets for this one!

Upcoming Version: v253, ETA: December 21
– New Dino: Troodon!
– New Dino: Tusoteuthis!
– New Dino: Pegomastax!
– New Dino: Therizinosaurus!
– 2 New Full-Scale Underwater Caves (progression-oriented with Artifacts!)
– 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
– 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%


Ark: Survival Evolved Passes PlayStation QA!

On several occasions the developers at Studio Wildcard have been adamant about announcements coming over the course of the next few weeks, one of which keying in on the release of the game. With the Tek Tier starting it’s phase in, and the PlayStation 4 version of the game approved through it’s own QA, it seems that the studio is on track to deliver a final product in the next coming months.

Winter Wonderland 2!

December not only will bring a new update, but also a completely new holiday event with the induction of Ark: Winter Wonderland 2! While not a whole lot has been detailed about what will be going on for Winter Wonderland, if the past two events are indication, we are in for a treat. It has been confirmed to be for both console as well as the PC version.

The best part is this event has so far been determined to be in each instance of the game: Island, Scorched Earth AND the Center Map. The latter of which is said to be undergoing development early to implement a sort of snowy weather effect into the game. No word if this effect will be present on all formats of the game.



Next Update for Xbox Is Major!

Don’t worry, it’s not just the PC getting some love in December. The Xbox is expected to drop it’s next update on December 14th. With this update, the long awaited procedurally generated maps, or PGM for short, will be implemented into the patch, as well as everything up through v252.0. There will also be an increase of 7% in performance due to new PhysX libraries. Can we say Win10 for the win?

Upcoming Version: v747.0, ETA: December 14

  • Procedurally Generated ARK’s!!!!
  • All content up thru PC v252.0 
  • Full set of new Xbox Achievements & rewards!

With more announcements about the game being released over the course of the next few weeks, we will be sure to be on top of it as much as possible! Check back in with us here at the PlayBack Gaming Network for all of the latest.

I’m part of two really neat communities on Facebook: Ark Survival Evolved Xbox One Community & Ark: Survival Evolved -Xbox One (English) [Which you should totally join if you play the Xbox version, as well as the Ark Station club on the Xbox Clubs App]


About Kevin "iDizzy81" Alexander (416 Articles)
Ark tribal leader by day, game writer by night... Wait maybe it's the other way around? Follow me on Twitter @iDizzy81!

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