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Procedurally Generated Maps & New Creatures Arrive

ARK: Survival Evolved has expanded with a new update that introduces procedurally generated maps to the game to increase replayability and player customization. Players can find maps that include valleys, o

Patch 247: Archaeopteryx, Tapejara, Night Vision Goggles and more!

The Archaeopteryx is a small bird-like forest-dweller that glides between trees, harvesting their sap as well as consuming small insects. When Tamed, it can be used to collect sap, or held overhead for players to “glide� over long distances! The Tapejara is a mid-size pterosaur whose large head-fin gives it superior maneuverability. Not only can it ‘strafe’ while in the air, it can only cling onto walls, allowing its rider and up to two additional seated passengers to shoot their weap

Survivor League Championship Event Today

ARK: Survival Evolved esports component will be taking the spotlight later today with the Survivor League Championship. Teams will be vying for $65k in prizes during the tournament that will take place at 8 am Pacific / 11 am Eastern.

Scorched Earth Expansion Unveiled

ARK: Survival Evolved is expanding! The team announced the Scorched Earth expansion today that will see players "stranded naked, dehydrated and starving" in an arid unforgiving world. Players will have to seek water, shelter and a way to protect themselves from the intense heat. Scorched Earth is complete and on sale via Steam for $19.99. For those who do not yet own ARK, which is required to play Scorched Earth, the base game is 40% off.

Survival of the Fittest Mod Tools Released

Studio Wildcard has announced the release of full Steam Workshop support for the Survival of the Fittest competitive multiplayer mod tools for PC, Mac, SteamOS, and Linux. Tools include mods, maps and total conversions for all platforms.

Free Steam Weekend Begins with Content Drop, Price Reduction

If you've been sitting on the fence about whether or not to purchase ARK: Survival Evolved, this weekend is right up your alley. Starting today, players can take part in a free weekend starting today and running through Sunday, July 31st. To celebrate, a big new content drop landed on servers that adds the Primitive+ player-created mod to the game along with new creatures, a new fishing rod and mechanic, and the usual bug fixes and feature enhancements.

PlayStation 4 Version Delayed to Prepare Full Version

Kayd Hendricks has posted on the PlayStation blog that the PlayStation 4 version of Ark: Survival Evolved is on hold in order to prepare the main game for final release. Hendricks indicates that the delay will enable an earlier release of Ark. There is no indication in the post about a future PS4 release window.

New Redwoods Biome Means Big is King

Ark: Survival Evolved is proving that bigger is, if not better, then at least scarier with the arrival of the Redwoods biome that not only brings in the gigantic trees of the same name, but also the Titanosaur. Players can literally build a mobile fortress on its back as it can carry structures, defenses and even other creatures as it rumbles through the landscape looking for veggies to nom.

New Red Wood Zone and Dinosaurs Revealed

At E3 this afternoon, ARK announced a new zone for Red Wood trees which players can explore. Also, some new dinosaurs will be coming to the game.

First Birthday Celebrated with New Trailer & The Dragon

ARK: Survival Evolved took the gaming world by storm a year ago today and the team is ready to celebrate. Players can enjoy a brand new trailer before heading into the game to take on The Dragon and its "fearsome flying minions". The latest update also includes new tribe settings, training dummies, diseases and cures, more interactive child rearing, and two new creatures, Diplodocus and the Leech.

Looking for Something New? Check Out the Mod Winners' Work

Studio Wildcard recently sponsored a Mod Contest where builder-types were challenged in a number of categories to create mods and wind a share of the prize package. Categories included Best Total Conversion, Best Map and Best Mod. Today, the company announced the winners in each category that might be worth checking out if you're looking for something new to do in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Massive New Map, The Center, Deployed

ARK: Survival Evolved has deployed a new map called The Center. It is the first user-created mod to be added to the game after the recent announcement of the Official Mods Program. The Center more than doubles the game size and is, according to the Steam blog post, a stunning location filled with great lighting effects, mountains, misty floating islands and much more.

Great Ape Arena, a Trio of New Dinos, Tribe Updates & More

ARK: Survival Evolved has been updated yet again with three new dinosaurs, some new Tribe features and a new primitive weapon.

Official Mods Program To Launch In May

The ARK: Survival Evolved team has announced that it will be continuing to support the efforts of modding community with the release of the Official Mods Program, starting in May 2016. The first map to be released using the new program will be called The Center. The new tools will be fully integrated into the ARK system and will be available both for Xbox One and PC users.

Survival of the Fittest Headed to PS4 This Summer

PlayStation 4 ARK players looking for competitive game play represented by ARK: Survival of the Fittest will not have to wait much longer. Studio Wildcard has announced that the PlayStation 4 version of the eSports title will be starting on July 19th.