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{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/bf641d1f9490ded501e9f9e5771fe6e810a96bab.jpgWhat an eventful week it's been! We hope you had a chance to check out the Extra Life charity stream that happened this past Saturday. A tremendous thanks to the ARK community for helping us raise over $180,000 for sick children. Year after year, the ARK community continues to come together to support a great cause. Speaking of the Extra Life live stream, In case you missed it we've detailed all of the Genesis 2 reveals below. From Noglin, to the Egg Incubator, the community is having trouble identifying a favorite. Genesis 2 Extra Life Reveals During the Extra Life live stream we also revealed that we'll have a special announcement for the ARK community at The Game Awards on December 10th. Be sure to tune in for a special treat from Jeremy and Jesse! Live-Ops Update We recently deployed a patch that made changes to structure placing and demolition to help increase server performance. Previously when replacing a structure, the server had to do complex calculations involving checking all snapped structures to the structure being replaced to verify structural integrity. That calculation has now been eliminated as it is a replacement rather than the placement of a new structure in a new area. This will really only be highly noticeable on servers with large save

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/1113410/ARK_Genesis_Season_Pass/ ARK: Genesis Part 2 introduces a vast contiguous world filled with strange new biomes, story missions, and exotic creatures! The final confrontation between the spritely HLN-A and the villainous Sir Edmund Rockwell occurs on a gigantic colony ship traveling through deep space. Players will need to draw on all their ARK experience to succeed. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/e6627ea6d8c5626fec02e999834d7e8b6b63fb0d.jpg ARK's largest Expansion Pack yet has game-changing additions for every kind of Survivor: whether it's taking possession of enemies via brain-controlling "Noglin" creatures, zooming around doing radical tricks on the skateboard-like Hoversail, or managing and viewing your base remotely with security cameras, among tons of other new items and creatures! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/e3f9cdf6da85faaa556544706bbc9d9aca034419.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/dd3a152dbcd422b14d5883ba6fdfe4f4f1015dd2.jpg This expansion pack also introduces new voiceover talent to the ARK universe with David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens) playing the villainous Sir Edmund Rockwell, and Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) taking on the in-game robotic AI companion HLN-A/Helena Walker. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/cd6e0554a8705b7dbf13df0371836131d8e78dfc.jpg

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{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/68899606f60a3ce740f4ebb4824d4ea2cabed24a.jpg Get ready, our 24-hour Extra Life stream is approaching on November 7th at 10AM PST. We're anxious to beat or prior year record of $112,206.35 and see what good we can do for the kids through gaming and giving. We'll be coming to you live from our Seattle Studio to bring 24 hours of entertainment, giveaways, Collector’s Edition boxes, game keys, and much more! You don't want to miss out because at the top of the hour, every hour, we will be sharing juicy Genesis 2 details and teasers. If you want to know what's in store for Genesis II, be sure to tune in! https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/389920012488198744/2CF02912112ED13F0AC503C9175956EE2B479166/ Extra Life Events and Activities Genesis updates from the ARK team every hour! IRL games and mischief ARK developer interviews Updates from the ARK Modding Community Official server rates bonuses as we reach our donation goals Extra Life Donation Rewards Studio Wildcard Goodie Bags! Sponsor Giveaways! Collector's Editions periodically throughout the Extra Life stream! Genesis Season Pass giveaway periodically throughout the Extra Life stream! ARK:Mobile Giveaways! Milestones for increased ARK rates until end of Extra Life Every person that donates to our team will receive a special SurviveTheARK forum badge

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Welcome to a spooky edition of the Community Crunch and Happy Halloween! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/c81c55058d4b73c74ebc3b2ac47511259387aeae.jpg What better time to introduce you to a creepily cute new creature preparing to make its debut on the ARK for Genesis 2. Would that adorable face mean you any harm? Of course not! Stay posted for more exciting Genesis 2 reveals and teasers during our Extra Life stream! ...speaking of... We are gearing up for another year of Extra Life. The Extra Life charity stream is a 24-hour stream where all proceeds directly benefit children in need. This year's Extra Life event kicks off on November 7th at 10 AM PST! Expect prizes and giveaways like Collector's Edition's, boosted Official Network rates, and sneak peeks at upcoming content. We also have some very special guests lined up to make an appearance and it's something we don't think you'll want to miss! The rates for the Extra Life event are listed below. Can we hit a billion? {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/5aa67ab5349377c6b1229b0ccc30390c084db240.png You can sign up to the Studio Wildcard Extra Life team here And you can read all about Extra Life here {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/1ad18f6ec1e8d8f9c92e96a7f7a33dccf145e0b3.jpg November 7th also marks the date of the much-awaited Tender Loving Care 3 patch. We can't wait to get the turbo-boosted Wolly

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Our Tender Loving Care 3 update approaches on November 7th and, aside from the dedicated reworks of the Stego and Mammoth, we’ve added a bunch of Quality of Life changes to make your time on the ARK more enjoyable. We’re particularly excited about introducing insect and wyvern breeding to the game and look forward to players getting their new breedlines goin!. We’re aware these creatures may need some balance once breedlines get underway and we’ll monitor and adjust as necessary. New Breedable Creatures {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/09160c4768ff1c35865b5d140345dceddfaca6b2.jpg The insects and creatures that can now be bred are: Spider, Onyc, Moth, Scorpion, Arthropluera, Mantis and the mighty Wyverns! The new (Wyvern are unchanged) hatching/gestation and maturation times are as follows: Spider Egg Hatch Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes (Matches Pachy) Total Maturation Time: 1 day, 1 hour, and 1 minute (Matches Dimorph) Bat Total Gestation Time: 3 hours and 58 minutes (Matches Procoptodon) Total Maturation Time: 1day, 4 hours, and 3 minutes (Matches Kairuku) Moth Egg Hatch Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes (Matches Kairuku) Total Maturation Time: 1 day, 6 hours, and 51 minutes (Matches Pegomastax) Scorpion Egg Hatch Time: 1 hour and 59 minutes (Matches Raptor) Total Maturation Time: 1 day, 13 hours, and 12 minutes (Matches Raptor) Arthropluera

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The Extra Life charity event and TLC 3, the community has been asking "when" and we're here to deliver. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/8d8a0694f7eaafb65f520f1f728e88cc34678a10.png Download in high resolution Check out your new ride! Twin ceramic rotor drives on each wheel! And these look like computer controlled anti-lock brakes! Wow, 200 horses at 12,000 RPM! Looks a bit...fishy...to us. Tune into our Extra Life event for some epic Genesis 2 reveals. Tender Loving Care 3 {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/dc08439df4fd914dbfcfe428536bfbf8793f9636.jpg TLC 3 is getting close, Saturday, 7th November at 10 AM PST to be exact! We have much in store for our players: The Mammoth and Stego revamp including visual and functional upgrades, some creepy crawly evolutions, and various QoL additions. Stay posted for more details on what will be included in TLC 3 in next week's Community Crunch! ...Plus a quick spooky update on Fear Evolved 4! We'll be adjusting our boosted rates for the event! From the 22nd of October through to November the 6th, the Official ARK network will be receiving a spectral treat with: 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation) 2X XP 2X Harvesting 2X Taming {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/aefedbb954bb2ddb63e4c13c97013b85cd04ecf5.jpg ExtraLife Charity Event {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/7587b27bceded8dbea81dccacd37c5af38666c58.jpg

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