In a press release today, Studio Wildcard announced that there is an upcoming free update for Playstation 4 and Xbox One players of Ark: Survival Evolved that adds major content. The update is available for download right now for Playstation 4 players, but Xbox players shouldn’t despair as the content is in the pipeline and will be releasing very soon.
This content “adds a plethora of TEK Tier technology, including a complete set of TEK building structures, an impenetrable “TEK Forcefield”, and customizable “TEK Autodoors” to complete Survivor’s futuristic new bases. This content update also includes four new creatures along with a new hairstyle and beard option for more stylish Survivor cosmetic customizations.”
The press release also gave gamers a description of what they can expect from the new creatures which we’ve listed below.
Electrophorus Beluadomito – A species of Knifefish, Electrophorus uses an electrical charge to zap its prey, bringing down smaller fish and eels. Tribes have been known to capture and tame schools of Electrophorus in order to use them for taking down larger aquatic animals.
Microraptor Gnarilongus – Resembling a bird with a reptilian face, Microraptor is a vicious predator that is instantly aggressive to anything its size or smaller (including humans). Able to jump, run and do short glides, Microraptor is incredibly dangerous alone or in packs, and when trained, they can even take riders right out of their saddles during combat.
Ammonitina Multiamicus – One of the more unique creatures of the sea, the Ammonite resembles a nautilus, but much bigger. For unknown reasons, an attack on an Ammonite brings forth the wrath of all neighboring sea creatures, who will fervently defend it. This makes it a challenge to kill one, though the rewards are often worth it – the shell itself is valuable (as it is rare) and the bile can be used to concoct a unique new pheromone dart.
Thylacoleo Furtimorsus – Also known as the “marsupial lion”, Thylacoleo is a powerful predator native to the island’s redwood forests. A strong bite – the strongest of any land mammal – and bolt cutter-like teeth, make this creature a formidable ambush predator, leaping from above to crush the necks of its prey.
Accompanying these new creatures being added to Ark: Survival Evolved will be over 30 new Explorer notes, increased server stability, and an option for per-tribe Dino tame limits on official PVE servers with a maximum of 500 Dinos per tribe. Take a look at the patch’s spotlight trailer below and let us know what you think!