ARK: Survival Evolved version 248.0

This newest major update from Studio Wildcard is packed with some new goodies, including the awesome new Procedurally Generated ARKs!

Procedurally Generated ARKs

We've all seen ARK grow from a single official map to three official maps in a matter of months, but procedural generation means we now have INFINITE maps with ARK. Simply changing the map seed is all it takes to get a completely new map, filled with all of your same biome settings. Of course, it can get way more technical than this for those brave enough to tackle the configuration. You can adjust how tall the mountains are, how deep the valleys get, the quantity of lakes, ponds, and rivers, and even the exclusion of specific biomes if you do not want them!

Explorer Note System

This system has been implemented onto the Island and Scorched Earth, and provides a way for Survivors to learn a little bit more about the inhabitants of the ARK prior to them. These prior inhabitants range from a Roman Century to an Ancient Chinese Warrior to an Egyptian Priestess, and they all uncover their own little pieces of the story secrets surrounding the ARK.

New Creatures!

Three new creatures join the fray with the prey-grabbing Kaprosuchus, the boulder-tossing Chalicotherium, and the oxygen-giving Diplocaulus making their debut.


The Kaprosuchus is a water-based carnivore primarily found among swamps and capable of high speed running on land or in water. It is a solitary hunter that picks off small to medium creatures, especially those isolated from their packs.


The Chalicotherium, found in small numbers in colder regions, is a primitive creature with simple behaviors. While normally a peaceful herbivore that prefers to spend its days lazing about or playing with its family, it is very territorial, and the entire family, young and old, will turn against an encroaching creature at just the slightest provocation.


The Diplocaulus, at home mainly on the island's swamps, is a small amphibian residing at the middle-bottom of the ecosystem. Tamed Diplocaulus are often used by survivors as an oxygen bag. They air in the bladders of their head, divers can suck from these bladders to take deep breaths while submerged, supporting long-term underwater exploration without the use of external gear.

Other changes in v248.0

-Neuter/Spay option for Tamed Dinos (irreversible!)
-Tree Platforms now have +70% HP and +50% resistance to explosive damage
-Directly wield your weapons when mount-riding smaller Dinos!
-Radial Wheel Menu text size now scales with number of entries (to avoid Diplodocus overload, etc)
-Spectators can now see player-talking moving lips & hear voice chat when in range
-Fixed player collisions onto big dino ragdolls
-Non-Drop-In Supply Crates (Cave/Underwater crates etc) no longer have decreasing Health over time (no longer auto destroy), but they can also not accept Inventory anymore and can not be used to generate Boss Tribute Portals.

    Oct 22 2016, 03:12 am
    Matthew Wiebke
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