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Love Evolved {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/ead67eb70e55002d7d15758cf8ff3b7b75e755cd.jpg Love Evolved (formerly known as Valentines Day) is returning next week! Love Evolved will be active on Tuesday, February 11 18:00 UTC and will run through Tuesday, February 18 18:00 UTC. While ARK is under Cupid's spell, you can expect to find past event items and brand new skins! See the full event details below: Dates 2/11 - 2/18 18:00 UTC Activities For the duration of the event, Coelacanth will be fishing for some love. Reel in these amorous fish and be showered in candies, some chocolates, and even chibi pets! Rates Increased breeding rates to 3x Increased player XP rates to 2x Increased harvesting rates to 2x New Emotes Flirt Emote New Items "Cupid Couture Bottom" (Pants Skin) "Cupid Couture Top" (Shirt Skin) "Halo Headband" (Hat Skin) "Teddy Bear Grenades" (Grenade Skin) "Bow & Eros" (Bow skin) "Love Shackles" (Handcuffs Skin) 6 New Chibi Pets Wild Event Creature Colors Red Magenta Light Red White Past Event Items Valentine Chocolates - Chocolates can be used to heal your tames or provide a big boost in acquiring new tames! Valentine Candies - Candies can be used to give a tamed dinosaur a random coloring! On The Horizon {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/9e000cc2fcabeda752842d0157e0ba6ee4168692.jpg Anti-Mesh System The results from the implementation

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Anti-Mesh System Enhancements {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/d2143b6a4126a3d611221e9cdb847136972589a6.jpg Last week we deployed upgrades to the anti-mesh system that significantly reduced the amount of meshing that is occurring on the Official Network. It’s been instrumental in creating a fair playing experience and decreasing the amount of meshing, as we are seeing an overall 90% reduction. We truly believe, with your help, we’ll be able to move the needle to 99%! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/0f59f5c69a56391d58476b1fdd91f2f2e277311c.png The first iteration of the anti-mesh system only included detection which enabled us to collect critical data needed to upgrade the system to take action on those who were identified to be meshing. The wide-scale deployment of the second iteration last week allowed us to reduce the edge cases and false-positives that resulted from upgrading the system to take action. We’re now introducing an upgrade to the action-taking capabilities of the anti-mesh system that is much more aggressive than the prior version we introduced last week. Instances in which you may have been teleported before will be less forgiving now. This upgrade has been tested on multiple maps and across a large number of servers. After fixing the few edge cases that resulted from the upgrade, we are now confident in widening the

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{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/dd8e6703655086c24732c8bfad168f0ce7a875c8.jpg Hello Survivors, Jesse and Jeremy here! We know things have been a bit quiet on Genesis news for the past few weeks, even though there is much more to show you, we’ve been deeply immersed in the pre-release development process. That being said, we’re writing today to tell you that the final release date for Genesis Part 1 is now February 25th, 2020 simultaneously on all platforms. This additional delay will no doubt come as a disappointment to everyone who is eagerly awaiting Genesis. We’re extremely sorry to push it back an extra month, but as we have been heads-down with the rest of the team polishing, balancing and putting the final pieces together, we really felt that the extra wait will be worth it both for the quality of the base game and the ambitious new expansion. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/18902df5ceee812807165e6d1d5178bc734df88d.jpg The live ops team is taking advantage of the scheduling change by making sure we have a really fun Valentine’s event in store for you (something we originally planned to skip because it followed so closely behind the launch of the new expansion). Plus, we’ve just deployed an initial anti-meshing patch, and next week we will be rolling out a definitive anti-meshing logic overhaul that should fundamentally address

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{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/21a38b433073e69aa8ece753fc9856593cd93c10.jpg Love is in the air! We know you love events and we love providing new experiences for ARK survivors. For Valentines Day 5, we'll be introducing new content similar to Winter Wonderland where we saw the introduction of Chibi's. In addition to existing content you'd expect from past Valentine's Day events, we'll be introducing new content to collect. Our pint-sized chibi friends were such a welcome addition we've decided to reintroduce them for this event! You'll be able to collect the 54 chibi's from the past event, in addition to 5 new chibi pets. We know you're probably fishing 🐟 for more information on how to get your hands on the new chibi pets, emotes and skins. We'll hook 🎣 you up with the details in due time Similar to the last event, we added new functionality that modders will be able to take advantage of in the future. This advancement expands our item skin functionality to allow support for items like the bow that support multiple ammo types. Simply put: We're able to add skins to more item types now! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/075c6143a6d85b43a1e4a438e898e249653e5aed.jpg We're thrilled to share new emotes, skins, and chibi's with the ARK community for Valentines Day 5 and we'll be sure to post more details as we near closer! Head over to SurviveTheArk

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Patch Notes Round-Up {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/8729288/7fb419f340db6597eaf1622c1438324e8ef9ec7d.jpg As we near the launch of Genesis and a new year of ARK content, the current state of the game and the topics that are trending in the community remain essential to us. While we are excited to introduce new content and experiences to ARK survivors, it's important to take a brief moment and recap some significant updates that have made an impact on the current state of the game. Developers that are working on Live Ops updates have a different priority and focus than that of those working on new content. The main focus of these updates is to ensure that you have an enjoyable and fair playing experience with current game content. As you might imagine, it is a constant process of observing, investigating, adjusting, interacting, updating, reporting, resolving, and repeating the cycle. Performance, Bugs, Balance, Quality of Life and fixing Exploits are important to us and we know they hold a high priority for you folks too. These updates may not be new news for the well-informed survivor but they may provide insight into the thought process behind the changes. Without further ado, let’s get stuck into what we’ve been up to with recent live game patches: Performance Performance is an intrinsic cornerstone of a player's experience. Improving

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Winter Wonderland will be returning for the fourth time on Tuesday with all new presents for ARK survivors. The winter-themed holiday event begins tomorrow at 10am PST for PC, XBOX, and PS4 and will last until Tuesday, January 7th. All maps will receive Winter Wonderland and all its content including RaptorClaus and GachaClaus, however, only The Island will have a visual winter theme. One of our most notable helpers, RaptorClaus, will be back to drop off holiday gifts filled with loot, event items, mistletoe, and lumps of coal for all those naughty survivors. You'll be able to catch RaptorClaus flying across the skies at midnight (game time) on all maps. GachaClaus is also returning to help RaptorClaus spread the holiday cheer! GachaClaus will be roaming all maps in holiday garb and sporting holiday-themed colors. He will be accepting your coal and in exchange will gift you holiday-themed items, or you can trade-in your mistletoe and coal for a chance at event items. weapons, armor and a brand new event item, Chibis! While Winter Wonderland is active, you'll have a chance to collect over 50 ARK chibi pets. ARK chibi pets are cute miniaturized versions of the creatures you have become familiar with in your travels across the ARK universe. Chibi's pets can be leveled up by killing specific alpha creatures and in return, you'll be

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