Patch 252: Achatina, Megalosaurus, Moschops, Pachyrhinosaurus, New Caves and more!




Thanksgiving is upon us and today, Patch 252 brings a feast of new content to ARK: Survival Evolved! New friends will be making an appearance as four new creatures will become available to discover and tame, including the slimy Achatina, nocturnal hunter Megalosaurus, harvesting-specialist Moschops and the pheromone-spewing Pachyrhinosaurus!

Patch 252 also introduces a vast redesign of the original caves on The Island. Bringing them up to par visually, as well as introducing more gameplay elements to acquiring those artefacts, seasoned explorers will want to give these a whirl as it is an entirely new experience with much to be unravelled!

Along with the launch of patch 252 comes even more content goodness:

ARK: Turkey Trial 2! New challenge and cosmetics! Earnable Emote! (this system also enables Mods to add more Emotes to the game!)
New Mechanic: Breeding Phase 3 with Random Mutations and Family Trees.
VFX Indicators for Whistle Commands: Move To, Attack, and Group-Selected Units.
Explorer Notes: Two new mythos Explorer Notes for each character
A huge increase in server performance
Whistle Ordering Groups! Create groups by class, or specific-dino! 
New Whistle Type: “Move To”, Attack, and Group-Selected Units.
Extra Option to “stream” in “Far” map sublevels, for large memory and performance gains (but reduced visual quality & draw distance).

and you can check out the full article, including all the awesome screenshots here: https://survivetheark.comarticles/patch252

For the duration of the Steam Autumn Sale, ARK: Survival Evolved will be available at 50% off and ARK: Scorched Earth will be available at 25% off until the 29th of November!
Xbox Users are also in for a treat as Black Friday approaches, ARK: Survival Evolved is on discounted up to 50% and ARK: Scorched Earth is discounted up to 25% off until the 29th of November!

To join our growing band of survivors and download the game, join us on;

Steam’s Early Access Program on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS: http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110
Microsoft’s Game Preview on Xbox One: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/ark-scorched-earth-game-preview/c38qj88199vp

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