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Extinction Creature Teaser Tomorrow! Be sure to tune in to the Xbox channel on Mixer at 11am PST tomorrow (Tuesday) to see a teaser of one of the creatures coming in Extinction during their ARK stream! https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1545824930 Last week we introduced you to our adorable giant sloth friend, the Gacha. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHLPGQHB_RQ ARK Digest 55! Thank you for all of your questions for this digest, Survivors! Here is our question and answer session with Lead Programmer Chris Willoughby. This week we've covered some of the very popular questions we've received regarding Extinction. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1516371542 Survivor Asher asks, "Will extinction have an ocean, or at least a large body of water for some bigger aquatic creatures?" and survivor Alex asks, "All Extinction related pictures you've published were mostly on land. Is Extinction is going to be a map like Scorched Earth with no sea or is it a map with water creatures?" Extinction does not have a large body of water. As you can imagine, the surface of the Earth has undergone some dramatic changes, one of which is that most of the water has dried up. That said, we did build the Extinction creatures with water in mind, and there should be a few surprises waiting for you when you take them

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Happy Patch Day, Survivors! It's Tuesday and ARK's latest patch is live on all platforms. First off, be sure to tune in to the Xbox channel on Mixer at 2pm EST today to see a brand new Extinction creature teaser during their stream! We're also sharing some more previews of our upcoming expansion pack ARK: Extinction. Check out the images below for a sneak peak at what you can expect to see on planet Earth! https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1540666780 In Extinction, Earth has become an Element-infested planet filled with fantastical creatures both organic and technological. Element has ravaged the planet and corrupted both the landscape and some of its inhabitants, causing mutations in the creatures and plants that can be found there. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1540666929 This will be the last Extinction Chronicles related event and screenshot teasers on patch day before Extinction release. We hope that you've been enjoying them, and we're very excited to be sharing the entirety of Extinction with you very soon. Our Extinction Chronicles V event is going on right now, including new Corrupted skin, Explorer Notes, and Tek dinos. You can read all about it in yesterdays announcement: https://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791438250696/announcements/detail/2931173216371980922

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Extinction Chronicles V! https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/927061036454241579/82FFEE2174666E9F0B5199983C28F883543EA208/ Tomorrow there will be a client and server side update that will bring Extinction Chronicles V to survivors on PC, Xbox, and PS4! Leading up to the release of Extinction there will be monthly drops of Extinction-related Explorer Notes on The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration. Once collected these notes will unlock new Extinction-related skins! https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1540093443 There will also be the appearance of more powerful Tek-themed Dinosaur variants within the ARKs each month. These Tek Dinos are permanent additions (meaning they will continue to spawn even after the event is over), with a new one beginning to appear each month. * In Extinction Chronicles I we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Helmet and the Tek Rex. * In Extinction Chronicles II we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Boots and the Tek Stego. * In Extinction Chronicles III we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Pants and the Tek Raptor. * In Extinction Chronicles IV we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Shirt and the Tek Parasaur. https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/955219317807576552/1BB99856C8D40866311BB9C4C78819DA9DD52E22/ And now, tomorrow we're

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We ve been battered by wave after wave of survival romps since Minecraft popularised the genre, with its deadly nights and groaning zombies, almost a decade ago. In its wake, we’ve been introduced to a cavalcade of punishing, persistent environments intent on putting us in an early grave. The masochistic impulse to put ourselves through the wringer for entertainment has spread to RPGs, management games, cosmic sandboxes and more than a few horror games, so even if you don t fancy punching rocks and trees while wandering around in the wilderness, you might still find a survival game to tickle your fancy. (more…)

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Extinction Chronicles V Next Week https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/927061036454241579/82FFEE2174666E9F0B5199983C28F883543EA208/ On October 16th Extinction Chronicles V will be released on all platforms. As usual survivors can expect a new tek dino, new Explorer Notes, a new cosmetic, increased level cap, and special colored dinos on all ARKs! Developer Diaries! This weeks diary entry is brought to you by Lead Programmer, Chris Willoughby. This weeks dev diary is about undermeshing, a hot button issue within our official server community. Rest assured that we’re listening and are hard at work on the issues that you have surfaced through our various channels. We thought it would be worth taking an opportunity to share our thoughts on the issue, some of the reasons it exists, and why it’s so challenging to resolve. https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/887637441179704153/5D9DEEC12940E183DA0267B797DB5BA290773D18/ Undermeshing refers to the ability to get to where you aren't supposed to by moving outside of the playable space. Almost every game is susceptible to undermeshing in some form. Most speed runs rely on undermeshing, for example. It's effectively impossible to solve completely, at least automatically. The approaches taken to prevent it are usually a tradeoff between how much freedom you want the player to

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Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/955218326351889976/E463DC3FD4A8ACA6E5A3F85A4F80E59A3E2C0814/ What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what this creature is? ??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVF5S4yBNX0 Mod Community Announcements! The ARK Modding Contest submission period ends in 5 days. Make sure to get your entries in before the end of the day on October 5th! After that, we'll begin the voting phase which will last for two weeks, so get your communities ready to vote on their favorite mods. Enter the contest here! I also have a new tutorial prepared for you today. We need to cover bitmasks before we start dealing with custom structures. After this we'll be moving on to a new project that builds on some of the concepts from our Dino Shrine mod, so look forward to the Virtual Sentry Mod that will be the focus of coming tutorials. https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/370188-wildcard-workshop-15-bitmasks/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCM5uIFkpmg ARK: Evolution Event! https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/434987080574326036/286155E68D4EB67CDF1A47655A347DEC1CB66BAD/ Survivors will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 5th of October at 1 PM EST until Monday the 8th of October at 3 PM EST. All

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