Ark Beta Changes & Future Plans

Ark beta Changes Mek Shield, Snow Owl & More!

Genesis Season Pass


Last week we introduced a new chapter in the ARK saga: Genesis.  By purchasing the season pass, you obtain a brand new H.L.N.A companion.  Are you enjoying H.L.N.A.’s company on your adventures?  Genesis will be a brand new experience for old and new players alike.

Public Beta


It’s that time again!  With our last public beta changes live on the Official network, we’ve decided to propose another batch of changes for your testing.  When this beta patch goes live, we’ll post a thread to collect your feedback.  The feedback you provide is valuable, as last time it resulted in us increasing armor penetration with the fabricated sniper and longneck above their original beta values.

We’ll be making some changes to caves that will impact areas where you are ONLY able to crouch.  We’ll be sure to share visual details noting the changes before they go live.

- Mek shield debuff set to not be given on shield deactivation
- Outside of Mek shield debuff reduced to 30 seconds (from 60)
- Snow Owl freeze buff set to not dismount riders
- Players and Dino’s are immune to the snow owl freeze for 10 seconds after being frozen
- Snow Owl Encapsulate/freeze wind up changed from 1.3 seconds to 2.6
- Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage by 30%
- Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage to structures by 75%
- Dropped Plant Species Z Fruit weight to 10

On The Horizon


Dedicated Valguero Saves & Single Player Valguero Saves

The engineering team is working diligently to solve these critical issues with Valguero servers.  We’ve been making progress and hope to have more information to share this week.

XBOX Transfers and Duping Exploits

Solving the exploits that have led to the recent XBOX transfer limitations are still a urgent issue that the engineering team is working on.  Transfers have been limited because It’s important to try and minimize the impact of duping. We also hope to have more information on transfers this week.

Misc Valguero Issues

There are some misc. issues related to Valguero (missing wyverns, etc) that will be patched once the more critical issues have been addressed.

Primitive+ Missing Content

The engineering team is close to a patch for a recent update that caused Primitive+ content to go missing.  We’ll have more information on this soon!

EVO Event


Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 16th of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 19th of Aug at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

  • 2x Harvesting Rates
  • 2x Taming Rates
  • 2x EXP Rates

Until next time!

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