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We're excited to say Ragnarok has received its first expansion and here's what the the development team behind the map had to say:

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Ragnarok is expanding into the South West region of the map where it'll be opening up the playing field by adding a near 25% (the size of The Island) additional playable landmass including: large islands, lots of flat-lands to build, a new experimental free range Wyvern cove, temple ruins, a meteor crash site, underwater passages, as well as a mini Tasmania Australia as we call it.

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Introducing the Otter!

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A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone’s favourite furry friend, the Otter!

Common name: Otter
Species: Lutra Peloso
Time: Early Miocene
Diet: Omnivore
Temperament: Friendly

Wild

Found along the Island’s many inland waterways, Lutra Peloso have become exceptionally adept at hunting and foraging. This species of Otter has to be particularly cunning because of its diminutive size, and fierce competition for its preferred food source: fish. It is not a creature that excels at combat, and would not naturally pose an intimidating threat to any predators.

Finding packs of river Otters is simple enough: They are distinguished by their elongated bodies, bushy tails, and webbed feet. Their trusting and inquisitive nature ensures they are often hunted for their lustrous fur, but many prefer to tame them to become trusted companions.

Domesticated

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Patch v256 comes to you today crammed with new content, including vacuum-sealed underwater bases and aquatic creature breeding, TEK teleporter pads and wireless generators, and four new creatures. It also brings the first major menu redesign of ARK, as the Inventory UI receives a complete visual and functional overhaul for a streamlined new look. This is a huge upgrade that means easier access to everything in the player’s inventory. 

The TEK Tier for ARK is being implemented in multiple phases, with today’s update including awesome new element powered gear like: 

TEK Underwater Bases! This allows fully-enclosed structures to be created underwater, with ventilators to allow oxygen filled room. Air-locks allow players to enter and exit without flooding their base.



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A new Explorer Note has been discovered! 

Survivors! 

We’re excited to reveal the second of many Explorer Notes to be uncovered whilst surviving on the ARK very soon.

In patch v248, the ‘Explorer Note System’ will be finding its way onto the ARK the Island and Scorched Earth. You’ll be able to discover the stories of actual inhabitants that have lived on the isle, and follow their fate over time. By studying their notes, learning through their experiences, and revealing the secrets they have discovered, you will be able to get closer to the heart of the mysteries surrounding the ARK. 

This "Raia Tablet" has been found specifically on Scorched Earth. It's very intriguing... But who is Raia? And what does it say? 

We are putting out a call to all Survivors! We need your help in translating this mysterious tablet. The first person to translate this tablet and tweet the findings to us on our Twitter @survivetheark (either with


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Biome Update: Snow Extension & New Redwood Forests!

ARK v243 beings forth many changes: The Island, as it has come to be known to its inhabitants, has undergone a new makeover, with the addition of the Redwood Forest and the extension of the Snow biome! 

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Littered throughout the Redwood and Snow biome are new Ruins, which will later contain collectable story notes about the history of the ARK.

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