ARK 253.0

ARK's latest patches bring us new dinosaurs, new caves, and a camera!

Patch 253 has arrived, and with it some new locations, some new dinosaurs, and a new item: the camera. Plus, you might catch a glimpse of Raptor Claus as he flies above the island dropping presents for the next week as part of Ark's second annual Winter Wonderland event.

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This patch adds two new underwater caves complete with artifacts and new challenges. Also getting to these caves has brought new challenges. You may see along the way the new Cnidaria, a glowing jellyfish, as well as the Tusoteuthis, a giant squid capable fo grabbing you with its tentacles and sucking the blood out of you.

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There are a few new land dinosaurs, too. Most notably, the new Therezinosaurus, a T-Rex sized herbivore with massive claws. This dinosaur boasts a knack for gathering berries and thatch, as well as massive damage output that bests the T-Rex, but it has less HP. We should also mention the Troodon, and incredibly intelligent and social carnivore. These crafty little dinosaurs are a menace during the day, but at night you'll find yourself in dire straights if you run into a pack of them. Their eyes mesmerize you and slow you down!

Also, you might get to catch a glimpse of Raptor Claus, a Santa hat-wearing giant Raptor in a sled who drops presents across the map when he shows up. Open the presents for some event items that you can use to craft things!

The new camera also allows you to take pictures and apply them to an empty canvas to show off whatever you feel is worth showing off!

In less cheerful news though, the Tek tier has been delayed until patch 254 which is set to drop in January. No lasers for your T-Rex just yet!

Are you excited for the new dinos? How about the Raptor Claus? Let us know in the comments below!

    Dec 25 2016, 03:31 am
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