The new ARK Survival Evolved PS4 and Xbox One update is set to arrive later today, as long as everything goes well with the certification process.
Developers Studio Wildcard, among others like Blizzard for Overwatch, must go through the secure process with Microsoft and Sony to make sure nothing will be added that could cause problems for their networks.
And in a new update, a community manager for ARK has confirmed that everything is still on schedule for the new content to rollout today.
“Console update will go to cert on the 24th, assuming nothing major/critical happens tonight. We’ll deploy once it passes, hopefully same day
“The earliest would be the night of the 24th I imagine.”
That means fans are still in for a long wait for the new ARK Survival Evolved content, which is set to add some very interesting new items and build options.
This includes all current PC content, including new dinos, as well as new Tek gear for those who have reached the endgame stage.
NEW TEK TIER GEAR:
– Structure: TEK Power Generator. The wireless generators power TEK structures and any Tribe electrical structures in adjustable range.
– Structures & Mechanic: TEK Underwater Bases. Allows fully-enclosed structures to be created underwater, with ventilators to allow oxygen filled room. Air-locks and moonpools allow players to enter and exit without flooding their base.
– Structure: TEK Teleporter. Helps players move around the expansive open-world island. But very expensive to obtain
– Item: TEK Mosa Saddle. Once properly placed on the Mosasaur it equips the beast with lasers and more.
The new patch also brings the first major menu redesign of ARK, as the Inventory UI receives a complete visual and functional overhaul.
Studio Wildcard say that this is will prove a huge upgrade and easier access to everything in player inventories.
“The new ARK Inventory UI is a total redesign of the game’s former clunky interface. This visual and functional overhaul brings right-click context menus and better organization for remote inventories,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, Lead Designer, Lead Programmer, and Co-Founder of Studio Wildcard.
ARK Survival Evolved Patch Notes:
New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding
New Dino: Equus
New Dino: Leedsichthys
New Dino: Ichthyornis
New Dino: Iguanodon
New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
New Structure: TEK Teleporter
New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle
New Structure: Tek Power Generator
Total Inventory Menu redesign (other UI’s coming soon!)
Ridable fliers (not the Moth) now have ground attacks.
New creature sounds for: Dodo, Raptor, Quetzal, Parasaur, Rex, Trike, Pteranodon, Dilo, Direwolf, Compy, Dung Beetle, Argent, Pachy, and Mammoth.
New female/male character sounds, inventory sounds, building sounds, crafting sounds, and a couple items/weapons.
Limited one C4 attached per dino
Sheep now have a “Slaughter” option when you have a club, sword, hatchet etc equipped, also works on PvE
1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (male and female variants)
20+ new Explorer Notes
Player invulnerability after Eel attack increased to 5 seconds.
Scuba tanks now provide oxygen underwater even when a player is offline.
Underwater mines now respect enemy foundation radius.
Underwater mines increased damage by 33%, increased targeting range by 100%, increased movement speed by 100%.
Cluster grenades no longer fragment if they’ve been destroyed by damage.
Vault health and physical size has been decreased.
Speed buff gained from Oxygen stat on dinos decreased by 80%.
Tek Structures now give appropriate insulation on Scorched Earth.
Turrets can now be placed underwater. Underwater turrets will not target anything above water.
Maturation Bar, Egg Incubation bar, and Taming bar now also displays the numerical progress percent.
Fixed weight calculation/updating issues.
Vaults are now paintable
Therizinosaurus spawn weight and aggro ranged decreased
Certain creatures now have special weight reductions for specific resources similar to the Beaver.
Mammoth reduces weight of wood by 75%
Ankylo reduces weight of raw metal by 75%
Doed reduces weight of stone by 75%
Beaver and Thorny Dragon now adjusted to 50% reduction for resource-weight (they do a few) due to being a jack of all trades, as opposed to specialising.