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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If your server is not updated, please be sure to perform a restart of your game server. , Please contact support should you have any difficulties.
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Its says updating now in my app but tbat has been hours aswell. What the hell Nitrado?
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What is the issue hear Nitrado? Im going on 10 hours with my server down. I just bought 3 months. As a new customer im not thrilled.
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I hear that if you installed the update on ps4 you cant find the server so im going to try to uninstall the update to see if that works
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It says updates happen within 3 hours of release and my server has been down all day. Please fix this asap. Not happy
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So since its going on almost a full 24 hours since the release and servers still arent up yet, are we going to get time added to the servers or something to negate the ridiculous wait time...?
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Never has it been 5 hours, what are you guys even doing???
Do I have to do something manually?
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Please remove the thumbs from your bums and update your servers, thank you!
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when are ps4 servers gonna come back up?
946 Days
Still waiting for my server to come back up. This is frustrating
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In same boat with ps4 server :( I read after searching the faq nitrado servers normally update within 2-3 hrs after ark updates. So hopefully soon.
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Ya the update isn't applied to my server either, just wondering how to do so manualy
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Where are we able to see an ETA or what ever for the update, my server is not visible to play on until its updated?!?! This is a tad frustraiting
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Still nothing for my ps4 server... any update from nitrado.
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It´s approved by PSN now and you can download the patch via the PS4. Nitrado usualy ain´t far behind.
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Still awaiting the update as well. Looks fun though.
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Any idea when this event will be applied to nitrado servers?
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Agreed. Got players waiting to participate but can't as of yet.
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When will it be applied to the servers?