ARK: Survival Evolved Update v258 Aiming to Hit PS4 & Xbox One Later This Month

Released at the end of May for PC, the “massive” ARK: Survival Evolved update v258 is aiming to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One around June 7 – 12, Studio Wildcard has revealed. It will be known as v508 on PS4.

The biggest addition with the update is that “Survivors can now go to the toilet when their characters are ready to defecate,” and doing this will get you a special buff that grants an experience boost (head to the end of the video for a preview). v258 also includes several new dinos, a gas-powered speedy Motorboat, the harpoon gun, and more.

Keeping in mind that certain things might not make it to console, here’s the patch notes for ARK update v258 on PC:

  • New Weapon: Harpoon Gun
  • New Dino: Hyaenodon
  • New Dino: Hesperornis
  • New Dino: Megatherium
  • New Dino: Megalania
  • New Dino: Yutyrannus
  • New Vehicle: Gas-powered speedy Motorboat
  • New Structure: Interactive Toilet
  • 2 New Hairstyles
  • More Explorer Notes
  • More UI Overhauls
  • Direwolf Pack Feature
  • Primitive + Update
  • Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization.
  • Greater Achievement set (various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements)

Studio Wildcard also teased that, with ARK’s two year anniversary coming up, “Friday’s gonna be fun!”

It remains to be seen if ARK: Survival Evolved will be content complete and release at retail this spring, as previously planned by Studio Wildcard.

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