Studio Wildcard officially announced this week that the content update, v255, for ARK: Survival Evolved is hitting the console versions of the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This new content pack is available as an immediate download for PlayStation 4. Meanwhile, the update should hit the Xbox One very soon, where it will be free. The new update adds TEK Tier technology, including a complete set of TEK building structures, an impenetrable “TEK Forcefield,” and customizable “TEK Autodoors” to complete Survivor’s futuristic new bases.
Additionally, the new content update adds four new creatures along and a new hairstyle and beard option for more Survivor cosmetic customizations. Here’s a breakdown of all the new creatures and content added with the update (courtesy of Studio Wildcard):
Electrophorus Beluadomito – A species of Knifefish, Electrophorus uses an electrical charge to zap its prey, bringing down smaller fish and eels. Tribes have been known to capture and tame schools of Electrophorus in order to use them for taking down larger aquatic animals.
Microraptor Gnarilongus – Resembling a bird with a reptilian face, Microraptor is a vicious predator that is instantly aggressive to anything its size or smaller (including humans). Able to jump, run and do short glides, Microraptor is incredibly dangerous alone or in packs, and when trained, they can even take riders right out of their saddles during combat.
Ammonitina Multiamicus – One of the more unique creatures of the sea, the Ammonite resembles a nautilus, but much bigger. For unknown reasons, an attack on an Ammonite brings forth the wrath of all neighboring sea creatures, who will fervently defend it. This makes it a challenge to kill one, though the rewards are often worth it – the shell itself is valuable (as it is rare) and the bile can be used to concoct a unique new pheromone dart.
Thylacoleo Furtimorsus – Also known as the “marsupial lion”, Thylacoleo is a powerful predator native to the island’s redwood forests. A strong bite – the strongest of any land mammal – and bolt cutter-like teeth, make this creature a formidable ambush predator, leaping from above to crush the necks of its prey.
Additional v255 Content:
– 30+ new Explorer Notes
– Improved Server performance
– Added option for per-Tribe Dino Tame limit, enabling on Official PvE servers with a max of 500 Dinos Per Tribe (with on-screen indicator of Tribe Dino count)
ARK: Survival Evolved is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam Early Access. The game is in development for a full release later on. The game also has Oculus Rift VR support and an integration of Steam community features.