Ever since Studio Wildcard launched it dinosaur survival title ARK: Survival Evolved back in 2015, the developer has consistently released more and more content to support players. Now patch v257 has arrived and it’s not small, adding more dinos, buildings, music, UI, improvements and much more.
For starters there are now four additional dinosaurs: Apis Lithohermaea, Kentrosaurus Aethiopicus, Liopleurodon Magicus and Daeodon Comedentis. Apis is a giant prehistoric bee that can sting multiple times, or when a Queen is tamed a nest can be built to farm honey. Kentrosaurus is a smaller cousin of the Stegosaurus and an excellent close-quarters combatant. A tamed herd of Kentrosaurus can defend a compound and take on any larger carnivore.
Liopleurodon is a mythical creature that’s rumoured to have the ability to reward survivors who tame it, the special attribute of luck, great for treasure hunting. While Daeodon is the largest known species of entelodont, an omnivorous family of ancient mammals that features a high metabolism enabling it to heal very rapidly, as well as healing allies.
The update also includes several new TEK structures and gear. There’s the Cloning Chamber for players to replicate their favourite creatures; the TEK Megalodon Saddle, adding a laser firing saddle to the shark; TEK Grenades which are sticky and TEK Turrets, an enhanced Auto Turret with more damage and a better targeting AI.
The volcano has seen a redesign and now leads to the entrance to the TEK Cave. Players also have two new hairstyles to choose from, 15 new gameplay music tracks, additional UI overhauls and full console-style gamepad functionality.
ARK: Survival Evolved is fully compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) through Steam.
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