ARK: Survival Evolved Update v509 Now Live on PS4, Is 10.2GB

June 14, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

Delayed for a few days, ARK: Survival Evolved update v509 is finally rolling out on PlayStation 4, Studio Wildcard has announced. It’s a 10.22GB download.

As you can see from the patch notes, v509 adds an Interactive Toilet, a gas-powered speedy Motorboat, new dinos, and more, while also reducing memory:

  • Per-pixel painting, including Human & Dino Warpaint
  • New Weapon: Harpoon Gun (& Tranq Bolts for the Harpoon Gun)
  • New Dino: Hyaenodon
  • New Dino: Hesperonis
  • New Dino: Megatherium
  • New Dino: Megalania
  • New Dino: Yutyrannus
  • New Vehicle: Gas-powered speedy Motorboat
  • New Structure: Interactive Toilet
  • Viking Hair and Facial Hairstyles
  • Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization.
  • Tek Projectiles now will not do any damage if they collide with a Structure after 5000 units distance (to balance against Auto-Turrets)
  • Achievement set now includes various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements.
  • New client Options to disable giving cosmetics on respawn, and to disable menu music tracks.
  • Re-added the ATV vehicle as work-in-progress “easter egg” for singleplayer and custom servers: Blueprint’/Game/PrimalEarth/Vehicles/VH_Buggy/Blueprint/PrimalItemVHBuggy.PrimalItemVHBuggy’
  • Fixed various gameplay exploits and edge cases.
  • Direwolf now has pack logic with pack buff
  • Fixed bug where Alpha Wild creatures were sometimes improperly buffing enemy (tamed) creatures
  • Updated various new UI’s to the new style
  • 66 new Explorer Notes! (between The Island and ScorchedEarth)
  • Ballista/Harpoon Bolt now has significant piercing properties akin to the Composite Arrow
  • Redid The Island’s ambient sounds and various gameplay sound effects
  • Explorer Notes subtitle option button, Explorer Notes translations are WIP
  • Various misc Island map fixes
  • Massive update to Primitive+:
  • All tamed dinos with projectiles now support “Turret” AI mode
  • Official PvE changed to use Offline Raid Protection
  • Made Alpha Leeds more common on The Island, and made them give 5 Blubber items rather than just 1. Also made Alpha Megalodon slightly more common.
  • Fixed particle systems not appearing at large world coordinates

Next up for ARK: Survival Evolved is the free Ragnarok map, which comes to PS4 and Xbox One on July 4. Then, just over a month later on August 8, ARK will be fully released.

[Source: Survive the Ark, Jen (1), (2)]