ARK: Survival Evolved - ARKaeology Event, Tek Rex and More with v280.114

ARK: Survival Evolved - ARKaeology Event and the Current Version: v280.114 Changelog

Greetings Fellow Survivors! As some of you may have noticed the timer ending over on We have all been very patient for the long-awaited details of whats to come. Along with the latest update released to ARK, a new event unfolds.

The ARKaeology Event will have you on the lookout for special mounds in order to obtain special items. The event will be active on all servers. Be on the lookout for other hidden Mysteries as well! ;)

The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th.

ARKaeology Event - Fossils and Skins!

Through your travels, you will notice various mounds that spawn on every map. You can use these mounds to scavenge fossils from them! Make sure you are on the lookout for special mounds that contain items and use fossils to craft special skins! Here are some of the items you could find:

  • Brachiosaurus (Brontosaurus Skin)
  • Stygimoloch (Pachycephalosaurus Skin)
  • Styracosaurus (Triceratops Skin)
  • Dilophosaurus Mask (Hat Skin)
  • All of skeleton bone dino costumes


A new creature has been added for players to ride, tame and breed. The ARKaeology Event brings this mysterious creature known as the 'Tek Rex'. This bionic battle beast is a rare, specially armored wild T-Rex. It can be found on maps where the standard T-Rex in normally found. Can you handle the Tame?

Enjoy ARK: Survival Evolved today! Best Played on your Game Server!

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A full list of the changes and fixes in Version: v280.114:

Bone Skins!

  • Rex
  • Carno
  • Raptor
  • Bronto
  • Stego
  • Trike
  • Giganotosaurus
  • Quetzalcoatlus
  • Jerboa
  • Wyvern
  • Brachiosaurus
  • Stygimoloch
  • Styracosaurus
  • Dilophosaurus Mask

Fortitude rework:

  • The threshold for being knocked out increases with fortitude increases
  • Increased natural insulation from fortitude by 8%

Small Tribe Server rule changes

  • 1 hr cooldown on tribe slot reuse
  • Disabled dino unclaiming
  • Disabled non-tribe pin code access to structures

Tek Rex:

  • 5% of wild Rex spawns are tex
  • 20% higher wild level
  • New breeding line


  • Tek Tapajara saddle range reduced by 75%
  • Fix for server performance in certain situations
  • Many hole fixes across all maps
  • Ragnarok optimizations
  • Rendering fixes
  • Fix emissive when moving the camera
  • Fix for ambient occlusion rendering issue

What do you think of the ARKaeology Event? Are you Excited? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


Jun 15 2018, 11:32 pm
Zachary Smith
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