New ARK: Survival Evolved Update Goes Live Today on PS4 & Xbox One

April 26, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

By 2pm PT/5pm ET today, the latest ARK: Survival Evolved update for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should be available to download, Studio Wildcard has revealed. It was previously scheduled for April 24, but took a couple of days to pass certification.

Version 506 on PS4, and v753 on Xbox One, here’s the full list of patch notes for today’s update:

New Content

  • New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding
  • New Dino: Equus!
  • New Dino: Leedsichthys!
  • New Dino: Ichthyornis!
  • New Dino: Iguanodon!
  • New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
  • New Structure: TEK Teleporter
  • New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle
  • New Structure: Tek Power Generator
  • New creature sounds for: Dodo, Raptor, Quetzal, Parasaur, Rex, Trike, Pteranodon, Dilo, Direwolf, Compy, Dung Beetle, Argent, Pachy, and Mammoth.
  • New female/male character sounds, inventory sounds, building sounds, crafting sounds, and a couple items/weapons.
  • 20+ new Explorer Notes
  • 1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (male and female variants)

General

  • Total Inventory Menu redesign (other UI’s coming soon!)
  • Flyer Nerf
  • Ridable fliers (not the Moth) now have ground attacks.
  • Limited one C4 attached per dino
  • Sheep now have a “Slaughter” option when you have a club, sword, hatchet etc equipped, also works on PvE
  • Player invulnerability after Eel attack increased to 5 seconds.
  • Scuba tanks now provide oxygen underwater even when a player is offline.
  • Underwater mines now respect enemy foundation radius.
  • Underwater mines increased damage by 33%, increased targeting range by 100%, increased movement speed by 100%.
  • Cluster grenades no longer fragment if they’ve been destroyed by damage.
  • Vault health and physical size has been decreased.
  • Speed buff gained from Oxygen stat on dinos decreased by 80%.
  • Tek Structures now give appropriate insulation on Scorched Earth.
  • Turrets can now be placed underwater. Underwater turrets will not target anything above water.
  • Maturation Bar, Egg Incubation bar, and Taming bar now also displays the numerical progress percent.
  • Fixed weight calculation/updating issues.
  • Vaults are now paintable
  • Therizinosaurus spawn weight and aggro ranged decreased

Certain creatures now have special weight reductions for specific resources similar to the Beaver:

  • Mammoth reduces weight of wood by 75%
  • Ankylo reduces weight of raw metal by 75%
  • Doed reduces weight of stone by 75%
  • Beaver and Thorny Dragon now adjusted to 50% reduction for resource-weight (they do a few) due to being a jack of all trades, as opposed to specialising.

Posting an update on the Primitive+ console release, Director Ced said, “Things need to be a bit more optimized before making it to console, so I’ll need to spend a little bit more time making sure it’s console ready.”

ARK: Survival Evolved is expected to be content complete this spring.

[Source: Survive the Ark, Jeremy Stieglitz, Ced]