celebrates the first anniversary of the release of ARK:
, saying patch 242 is now live, adding a bunch of new content to
the dinosaur survival game, and launching a birthday celebration.
news and shows everything off, and here's a bit on what's going on:
Studio Wildcard, the studio that never sleeps, updated ARK: Survival
Evolved for Steam PC today with a slew of diseases (and cures!), a 10-seat Dino
Taxi ride to the nearest watering hole, and a new Boss Fighting Pit where a
massive dragon likes to come and play. Yes, it’s ARK Dev Update #242 and it’s
loaded to the primordial gills with cool stuff!
View the ARK: Survival Evolved Update Event Trailer on YouTube HERE:
New and experienced players will enjoy two newly added creatures: Diplodocus, a
sturdy slow-moving dinosaur capable of carrying as many as 10 simultaneous
players, and the horrific Leech, a nasty disease-carrying blood-sucker that
attaches to you en masse.
Alongside these new dinos, the new structure Training Dummy displays floating
Damage Per Second values indicating how strong each dino attack actually is,
while the new mechanic, Permanent Diseases & Cures, enables players to
deliberately infect Dodos to use them as Disease Vectors! If you get a permanent
disease, it persists even beyond respawn and you need to cure it with an
antidote to get rid of it.
On Thursday, June 2, ARK: Survival Evolved officially turns one year old and to
celebrate Studio Wildcard is running a one-week “ARK Birthday Event” where
players can find Candles from Supply Crates to craft ARK Birthday Cakes. When
each candle is blown out, a special message to the players occurs and exclusive
items are gifted, including: player and dino party hats, as well as "Birthday
Suits" which make the character appear naked (with censor-pixelization). Then
devour the tasty Cake for a major XP buff!