Today early access title Ark Survival Evolved has finally left early access and is now a finished, full game. Early access has been a rough ride on the PC, Xbox and mire recently the PS4. Countless bugs and glitches, bad patches and lag made the game unplayable for large chunks of time.
Over the last month developer Studio Wildcard has released a series of patches, improving performance and fixing bugs. Today also marks the release of Ragnarok on consoles and a new dino on the PC.
Today’s day one patch included a ton of fixes for consoles, you can check the patch notes out below.
Current Version: v512
‑New Expansion ARK map, Ragnarok and new creature: the Griffin. In order to access the map in singleplayer without Ascension, use cheat playercommand Ascend2 while in your singleplayer Island save.
— Endboss and Ascension.
— Official System Anti-Duping systems.
— Ragnarok Hotfixes
— Implemented initial upload timer for dupe prevention
— Created blocking volumes for key areas in PvE servers (not enabled on Legacy Servers)
— Rafts can be demolishable across all servers after a period of time.
— Implemented new Host UI
— Marked designated servers as Legacy, check the Legacy filter if you cannot find your Official PC Server.
— Resolved 2 server crashes related to structure placement
— Turrets can now shoot through ragdolls you are dragging
— Fixed a rare issue where local profiles would sometimes corrupt
— Primitive+ now has its own save directory
- Placing rafts now requires standing on solid ground (no dynamic structures either)
— Fixed: as client While using tek leggings, attempting to super sprint and running out of element (or having none) causes camera to be stuck facing forward.
— Fixed an issue where on client PC dragging directly onto the empty area within a folder would actually not put the item into that folder on the server (leading to a de-sync, when you’d re-enter the inventory you’d see the items at the root)
— Dragging DIRECTLY onto Inventory Folders , local and remote, now puts the items into those folders (the exception is the ‘up level’ icon, doesn’t do anything)
— Transfer All To and From Inventories, in the root folder level, will now ignore items in subfolders of the inventory you’re transfering out of.
— Fixed: Pressing R1 to cycle snap points while mounted, caused camera to cycle through 1st and 3rd person view.
— Fixed behavior of Text Input pop-up when using gamepad
— Fixed: When creating a folder, it didn’t show it unless you reopen the inventory, or press folder-toggle button.
— Altered tamed Griffin fly speed when near targets to better attack them
— Fixed a sideways platform building bug
— Respawn / Fast Travel UI now has a bed search textbox
— Fixed ScorchedEarth rocks having incorrect destruction mesh material
— Fixed some third person camera interpolation jitters
- Ragnarok map fixes and addition of dual boss arena. Please note that this update is not backwards compatible, so it is very important that Unofficial Servers update to the latest version: 265.3
— Fixed “Setting the UI General scale to the lowest makes it so you cannot drag items down into some hotkey bars.”
— Fixed “cant use escape or enter to close naming box after taming”
— Added a ramp snap point on the inside of giant hatchframes
— Dye UI: Double Clicking (also double pressing (A) button) on a color region now dyes it
— Lowered dino HUD popup when looking at a titanoboa
— Fixed area of TheCenter ‘Lava Island’ with improperly functioning dino spawns on servers
— The Center resource gathering multiplier now matches that of The Island.
- Fixed dinos appearing to fall through ceilings on the client. It may take a minute or so for the server to correct the creatures.
— Fixed buffer overflow error occurring when logging into very dense bases.
— Fixed certain values being edited that allowed unintended visual changes to be made to the ini files.
— Review and changes made to graphical presets.
— Fixed an issue where players would fall through ceilings when logged out on top of them.
— Fixed issue where binding “E” to middle mouse button wouldn’t function properly.
— Fixed eggs falling through structures (for real this time).
— Fixed rex saddle positioning in dye UI screen.
— Fixed Industrial Cooker and Beer Barrel from accepting fertilizer due to crop plot change.
— Fixed a visual issue where the Megalosaurus would appear to be sleeping instead of unconscious.
— Added swing delay to the Electric Prod.
— Fixed issue where canvases were not able to be placed on the Refrigerator.
— Fixed a visual issue where the player in inventory would appear as a silhouette.
— Improved collision on large hatchframe.
— Allowed the dye UI to stay open after jumping to paint.
— Fixed an issue where eggs could not be picked up by the player after a server restart.
— Fixed additional client-side third person issues.
— Fixed some client-side third person issues.
— Made third person camera allowed by default on all dedicated servers, use the setting ?AllowThirdPersonPlayer=false to disable it on a server.
— Fixed an issue with clients disconnecting when in large bases. Requires Server Update.
— Fixed a renderer crash and further increased render thread / Options performance.
— Tameable Titanoboas!
— New Server Option: Force Respawn of Wild Dinos on Server Restart! Enabled by default on official servers, this will force weekly respawns of dinos on all servers to prevent certain dino types (like the Basilo and Spino) from becoming depopulated on long running servers. (?ServerAutoForceRespawnWildDinosInterval=SECONDS). Note in some cases this may not work more than once, we may have solved the case but we’re looking into it .
— New Server Option: Tribe Size and Alliance Size Limits! The new tribe member limit is defaulted to 70 players and the new alliance per tribe limit is defaulted to 10 on official servers (MaxAlliancesPerTribe=# and MaxTribesPerAlliance=# in Game.ini). Note: Values may be off by 1 (looking into it!), so just pick your number and then add 1 to it.
— Platform Saddles are now limited to maximum 40 saddles per tribe. Each platform saddle (with structures) counts as 19 tribe tame slots (?PersonalTamedDinosSaddleStructureCost=19 & ?MaxPersonalTamedDinos=40).
— 1/4 sized Ragnarok map update (the “Southwest Update”)
- Eggs no longer fall through structures during rendering.
— Baby ovis should no longer fall through structures after being born.
— Players can now escape being grappled by any enemy by using tools with blades to “cut” the line.
— Turrets now have a Players Only mode which targets players riding on dinos before targetting the dino.
— Crops can now be fertilized be pressing E on them instead of having to open the inventory.
— Hatching and Gestation progress bars now include countdown timers as well as percentages.
— The structure limit is now properly indicated to the player once the limit is reached.
— Containers/structure inventories now indicate how many slots are full without having to open them.
— Corrected spelling of Pulminoscorpius.
— Pump action shotgun pellets per shot increased from 10 to 12 (20% damage increase on full hit), initial spread decreased from 10 to 7.5, and max cone size at full range decreased from 100 to 75 degrees.
— Decreased the stun on humans from shocking tranq darts from 5 seconds to 2 seconds.
— Fixed 3 exploits used to get under the world map.
— When structures or tames are deleted due to the PVE timer expiring it is now properly communicated in the tribe log.
— Huge perf gains, may vary based on system configuration due to upgrading to the latest Unreal Rendering code. After changing your in game settings, be sure to restart your clients!
- Fixed a server crash.
— Fixed client crash related to using the transponder.
— Fixed issue with rocket launcher in multiplayer where using the last shot caused the rocket to shoot off to the side.
— cheat destroywildinos will no longer kill creatures in the process of being tamed.
— Fixed grappling hook exploit.
— Fixed bloomquality issue when using ‑SM4.
— Fixed missing Redwoods terrain texture on The Center.
— Fixed in-game chat bug.
— Slight decrease to saddle armor value for tank dinos (i.e. Turtle, Bronto, Paracer, Trike, Diplo)
— 15% decrease on ghille armor durability.
— 10% damage increase to the Auto Turret.
— Slot count in industrial grill increased.
— Night Vision googles crafting and repair cost decreased.
— Gas mask crafting and repair cost decreased.
— Mammoth damage increased by 15%.
— Base stamina of Plesio greatly increased.
— Decreased Fabricated sniper rate of fire.
— Tek Grenade damage greatly increased.
— Reduced health scaling per added tame level of Thylacoleo.
— Oil Pump and Beehive now restricted to slot cap (and slot cap increased for both).
— Fixed Baby Daeodons eating too much food.
— Fixed typo with Pachyrhino Saddle
— Direbears can now harvest white/purple flowers on Scorched Earth.
— Moved to the Chem Bench to level 82.
— Titanosaur spawn on Carno Island reduced to max 1.
— Auto Turrets can no long shoot through dino gates.
— Increased the distance at which you can paint on a canvas with a paint brush.
— Canvases can now be placed on Refrigerators and on Vaults (yay pretty organization!).
— Spray Painter can now be used underwater.
— Fixed Beer Barrel decay time to proper value (was erroneously long previously).
— Auto Turret fix to protect against dive-bombing griffins.
— Fix for Tuso being able to push tames under terrain and insta-kill them.
— Lava can no longer be used to irrigate.
— Fixed spectator crash.
— Element charge is now removed from items when transferring items that consume element.
— Fixed issue where crop plot could not be placed in the Scar on Scorched Earth due to needed a “sunlit location”.
— Fixed issue where Wind Turbines would function in underwater caves.
— Fixed mod issue where using mods would duplicate emotes in the emote wheel.
— Turrets will now no longer shoot your unclaimed babies (or the unclaimed babies of your allies).
— Whips can no longer be used to disarm in PVE.
— Fixed issue where Morellatops would slide around while walking and eating.
— Fixed an exploit used to get under the world map.
— Fixed issue where Rex, Giga, and Tuso would not properly loot inventories.
— Fixed an issue where equpping a saddle with a torch on it onto a dino would instantly set the torch durability to zero.
— Spyglass and GPS now usable on all underwater dinos.
— Fixed inventory issue where the inventory would display “items removed” when stacks were being completed, and no items were actually removed.
— Fixed issue where tents could not be removed from platform saddles.
— Fixed an issue where armor would become invisible when dismounting a dino on a non-dedicated server.
— Fixed a crash that occurred when mining rocks on Scorched Earth.
— GPU perf improvements
— Paintings / Character Paints now appear properly when in Spectator mode
— GPU particles now render properly in SLI / multi-GPU mode (now hopefully NVIDIA can re-enable SLI support for ARK in their drivers!!!!!!!! )
— Fixed SM4 sky
— Fixed client chat issue
— Fixed TheCenter landscape material issue
— Dead tame bodies and player bodies and dropped item caches now save (with their decomposition timers & corpse locators intact)
— Character Current Stat values saved at ‘0’ no longer reset to their default values
— Dunkleosteus now harvests metal
— Dino Costumes now show damage overlays
— Modified dino attacks networking to result in less rubberbanding on clients
— Per-Dino behavior setting to toggle “Ally Looking”
— Fixed an item issue.
— Fixed boss scaling for multiplayer sessions (approximately 67% easier)
— Made Baby creatures able to consume from Feeding Trough at appropriate time (when they would gain 10% maturity) while “stasised”
— Client-side CPU optimizations
— Fixed a server crash with rafts.
— Fixed Artifact Crates having no Artifacts within them.
— Fixed structure startup crash. Highly recommend all servers hosts immediately upgrade to this version!
— Fixed missing ground texture in the Redwoords forest on TheCenter.
— SimpleSky (non-TrueSky) system with atmospheric fog.
— SP Dinos no longer fall thru cave floors.
— Streaming destructible meshes, optimized memory.
— Fixed Host menu settings: Multiple Platform Floors on Rafts, Fishing Quality Slider, Crafting Quality Slider, Unlimited Respecs, Offline Raid Protection Logoff Period.
— Added Host menu settings: Disable Dino Taming, Disable Dino Riding, Fuel Consumption Interval Multiplier, Increase Platform Structure Limit.
— Yutyrannus now has an automatic-courage mode in singleplayer. When set, the Yuty will give a courage roar every 30 seconds if an ally dino is in front of it.
— Fixed a bug that provided infinite power.
— Reworked Trike Charge Forward/Tail wag animations.
— Increased thrown spear damage.
— Removed underwater fog.
— Ichthy and Pego no longer steal item skins.
— Fixed an bug where it would rain underwater.
— Fixed an issue where the Max Level Dino achievement would not be awarded.
— Final boss balance for Broodmother/Megapithecus/Dragon bosses in singleplayer.
— Hitting creatures with a torch can now properly set them all on fire.
— Player default name changed to ‘Human’.
— Fixed hat sockets on multiple creatures.
— Tweaked radial wheel to prevent accidentally opening submenus.
— Metal Windowed Walls now match Metal Walls when painted.
— Implant no longer shows up while searching in the inventory.
— Moved some artifacts on TheCenter map.
— Re-instated TheCenter jump puzzle with artifact as the reward for completing.
— Increased brightness underwater on TheCenter and fixed the barrier not being visible underwater.
— Fixed an issue that causes rafts to teleport upwards out of the Underworld on TheCenter.
— Fixed Eels not being tameable in Prim Plus.
— Changed crafting requirement for tranq harpoon bolt in Prim Plus.
— Various PGARK improvements.
— Map markers more accurate on PGARK.
That is a lot of fixes and changes. As of right now Official and Unofficial PC hosted servers are down awaiting a server update, Wildcard says that all new servers, legacy servers and PC hosted rented servers will be up with the new content today, including the brand new official servers.
The upcoming Phoenix and Otter (for consoles) will be released later this week.
Ark Survival Evolved is available now on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC