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ARK Provides Update on Genesis Pt 2, Upcoming Balance Pass, More

Launching March 2021

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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The latest Community Crunch from ARK Survival Evolved talks about Genesis Part 2 and more.

The team promises an “extensive first-look” at Genesis Part 2 sometime later this year (no date was specified as of yet). Look forward to more details as the story winds down. The date for Genesis Part 2 is now March 2021 on all platforms.

Consoles are also receiving The Crystal Isles DLC during the final week of August 2020. Additionally, the Tender Love and Care Pass 3 will provide an overhaul on two classic creatures in addition to models, animations, visuals, and more.

The team also provided extensive details on a balance pass this Thursday, July 30. This balance patch will touch on creatures, breeding, and more general balance tweaks including,

  • Flying creatures will prioritise picking up friendly-creatures rather than dismounting friendly riders
  • Baby Creatures will no longer auto-wander when hatched
  • Mounting a flying creature will no longer instantly cause it to take off
  • Cryopods in a player’s inventory will now charge if a player is sleeping in a TEK Pod.
  • TEK Helm will now provide players with the Gas Mask bonus, protecting them from the Poison Wyvern
  • and Basilisk spit.
  • TEK Turrets now require double the amount of shards per bullet

Check out the full community update here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.