Studio Wildcard has announced a new update for ARK: Survival Evolved for the PC version of the game available now on Steam. The latest update features new creatures, a new weapon and a new boss encounter on snowy mountain peaks. You can check out a new gameplay video for the May update below. Here’s a list of the key features for the new update:
- New Boss Fight: Survivors will now face the mighty Megapithecus in its snowy-mountain arena in an epic, brutal boss fight against the giant ape and its army of monkey minions.
- Three New ‘Dinos’: Arthropluera, Lystrosaurus, and Sabertooth Salmon
- New Weapon: Wind up the Primitive Bola then toss at players and smaller creatures to temporarily trip and ensnare them. It can even be used to knock enemy riders off their mounts or pull down flyers from the sky!
- Tribe Member Rankings with Customizable Per-Rank Privileges: This enables Tribes to create arbitrary “Sub-Groups” within their Tribe, name them, and give them all kinds of detailed rank-based access privileges on your structures, inventories, and creatures. Effectively you can now create your very own caste-based society, with Kings, Nobles, Lords, and Serfs, etc.
New to the game is the Lystrosaurus Aicifidelis. This is a small, resilient herbivore that learns fas and gains experience quicker than most creatures. It’s presence also inspires allies and makes them learn and gain more experience as well.
Next up is the Arthropleura Felsanguis. This is a large and aggressive hunter that likes rotted meat. It’s a military mount that’s useful for attacking at a distance and is safe from all but the largest of creatures. Arthropleura has acidic blood and when it’s injured, its blood splashes on anything that directly attacks it. This weakens the durability of weapons and hurts attackers. It also has a small reservoir ready that it can spit at its pray
Finally, there’s the Oncorhynchus Grexlamia aka the Sabretooth Salmon. This is a passive fish that swims in large schools for protection. It cannot be tamed, but it can be herded and raised for its resources.
ARK: Survival Evolved is available now for Windows PC on Steam. It will be getting a full release on PS4 and Xbox One later this summer.