Ark Sur­vival Evolved has just received a free major update. This update includes sev­er­al fix­es and opti­miza­tions and adds the “major ele­ments” of the pop­u­lar mod “S+” to the core Ark game for the Playsta­tion 4, Xbox One and PC

PC play­ers have had access to S+ via mods for a while now but the Home­stead update brings it to con­soles for the first time. Play­ers can now build the build­ing of their dreams using a ton of new parts. New build­ing fea­tures include: 

  • Ded­i­cat­ed bulk storage
  • Tri­an­gle foun­da­tions, ceil­ings and roof pieces
  • Four high walls
  • Fence sup­ports for lev­el walls
  • Flex­i­ble pipes and elec­tri­cal cables
  • Dou­ble doors
  • Swap­pable vari­ants for ramps/stairs
  • New visu­al vari­ants for exist­ing structures

The Home­stead update is live now for PS4, Xbox One and PC, no infor­ma­tion was giv­en about this update com­ing to the Nin­ten­do Switch. Check out the full patch notes below.

Ark Homestead Update Notes

S+

  • Vari­ant System
    • Added Struc­ture vari­ant sys­tem to cycle visu­als for a structure
  • Struc­ture Pickup
    • Enabled pick­up of the fol­low­ing structures:
      • Ele­va­tor Platforms
      • Ele­va­tor Tracks
      • Elec­tric Generator
      • Grill
      • Indus­tri­al Forge
      • Indus­tri­al Grinder
      • Chem Bench
      • Fab­ri­ca­tor
      • Tek Gen­er­a­tor
      • Tek Repli­ca­tor
      • Tek Trans­mit­ter
    • Dis­abled pick­up of Bee Hives
    • Added Ser­ver­Set­tings ini con­fig option Struc­turePick­upHold­Du­ra­tion to allow unof­fi­cials to con­fig­ure (or dis­able by set­ting to 0) the quick-pick­up hold duration
    • Changed default for quick-pick­up to 0.5 sec­onds (from 1 second)
  • Struc­ture Additions
    • Added ‘Smooth’ side­wall vari­ants (like the stone foun­da­tion) to the stock square foun­da­tions [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Thatch, Wood]
    • Tri­an­gle foun­da­tions [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]
    • Tri­an­gle ceil­ings [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood, Greenhouse]
    • Tri­an­gle roofs [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood, Greenhouse]
    • Large (4x height) walls [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]
    • Flex­i­ble pipes [Stone, Metal]
    • Flex­i­ble elec­tri­cal cables
    • Stairs (with freely swap­pable ramp vari­ant) [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]
    • Dou­ble door frames [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]
    • Dou­ble doors [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]
    • Tek Ded­i­cat­ed stor­age (Tek struc­ture that allows stor­ing a large amount of a sin­gle resource)
    • Fence sup­ports (allows you to build fences that are lev­el along the top) [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]

Kib­ble Rework

  • Cat­e­go­rized Kibble
  • Crea­tures pre­fer their cat­e­go­ry of Kib­ble or above
  • Pro­duced
    • Allosaurus — Superior
    • Anky­losaurus — Regular
    • Archaeopteryx — Simple
    • Argen­tavis — Superior
    • Bary­onyx — Regular
    • Basilisk — Exceptional
    • Bron­tosaurus — Exceptional
    • Car­bone­mys — Regular
    • Carno­taur — Regular
    • Compy — Simple
    • Dilophosaur — Basic
    • Dimetrodon — Regular
    • Dimor­phodon — Simple
    • Diplodocus — Regular
    • Dodo — Basic
    • Feath­erlight — Basic
    • Gal­lim­imus — Simple
    • Gigan­oto­saurus — Exceptional
    • Glow­tail — Basic
    • Hes­per­or­nis — Extraordinary
    • Ichthy­or­nis — Simple
    • Iguan­odon — Simple
    • Kairuku — Basic
    • Kapro­suchus — Regular
    • Ken­trosaurus — Regular
    • Lystrosaurus — Basic
    • Man­tis — Superior
    • Mega­la­nia — Superior
    • Mega­losaurus — Superior
    • Micro Rap­tor — Simple
    • Morel­latops — Simple
    • Moschops — Superior
    • Ovi­rap­tor — Simple
    • Snow Owl — Superior
    • Pachy­cephalosaurus — Simple
    • Pachyrhi­nosaurus — Regular
    • Parasaur — Basic
    • Pego­mas­tax — Simple
    • Pelagor­nis — Regular
    • Pter­a­n­odon — Simple
    • Pul­mono­scor­pius — Regular
    • Quet­zal­coatlus — Exceptional
    • Rap­tor — Simple
    • Rex — Exceptional
    • Rock Drake — Extraordinary
    • Sar­co­suchus — Regular
    • Spin­osaur — Superior
    • Stegosaurus — Regular
    • Tape­jera — Superior
    • Ter­ror Bird — Regular
    • Ther­izinosaurus — Exceptional
    • Thorny Drag­on — Regular
    • Titan­boa — Superior
    • Tricer­atops — Simple
    • Troodon — Regular
    • Velonasaur — Regular
    • Vul­ture — Basic
    • Wyvern — Extraordinary
    • Yutyran­nus — Exceptional
  • Pre­ferred
    • Allosaurus — Superior
    • Angler Fish — Regular
    • Anky­losaurus — Regular
    • Ara­neo — Simple
    • Archaeopteryx — Simple
    • Argen­tavis — Superior
    • Bary­onyx — Regular
    • Basilosaurus — Exceptional
    • Beelze­bu­fo — Regular
    • Bron­tosaurus — Exceptional
    • Car­bone­mys — Regular
    • Carno­taur — Regular
    • Cas­toroides — Superior
    • Daeodon — Superior
    • Dilophosaur — Basic
    • Dimetrodon — Regular
    • Dimor­phodon — Simple
    • Diplo­caulus — Simple
    • Diplodocus — Regular
    • Dire­bear — Superior
    • Dire­wolf — Superior
    • Dodo — Basic
    • Doedi­cu­rus — Regular
    • Dun­kleosteus — Superior
    • Gal­lim­imus — Simple
    • Gas­bags — Superior
    • Giant Bee — Simple
    • Gigan­to­p­ithe­cus — Regular
    • Gigan­oto­saurus — Exceptional
    • Grif­fin — Extraordinary
    • Ichthy­or­nis — Simple
    • Ichthyosaurus — Simple
    • Iguan­odon — Simple
    • Kairuku — Basic
    • Kapro­suchus — Regular
    • Karki­nos — Exceptional
    • Ken­trosaurus — Regular
    • Lyman­tria — Regular
    • Mam­moth — Superior
    • Man­a­garmr — Exceptional
    • Mega­la­nia — Extraordinary
    • Mega­lo­ceros — Simple
    • Mega­lodon — Superior
    • Mega­losaurus — Superior
    • Megath­eri­um — Superior
    • Meso­p­ithi­cus — Basic
    • Morel­latops — Simple
    • Mosasaurus — Exceptional
    • Onyc — Simple
    • Snow Owl — Superior
    • Pachy­cephalosaurus — Simple
    • Parac­eratheri­um — Superior
    • Parasaur — Basic
    • Pego­mas­tax — Simple
    • Pelagor­nis — Regular
    • Phiomia — Basic
    • Ple­siosaurus — Superior
    • Pter­a­n­odon — Regular
    • Pul­mono­scor­pius — Regular
    • Purlovia — Regular
    • Quet­zal­coatlus — Exceptional
    • Rap­tor — Simple
    • Rex — Exceptional
    • Rock Ele­men­tal — Extraordinary
    • Saber­tooth — Regular
    • Sar­co­suchus — Regular
    • Spin­osaur — Exceptional
    • Stegosaurus — Regular
    • Tape­jera — Superior
    • Ter­ror Bird — Regular
    • Ther­izinosaurus — Exceptional
    • Thorny Drag­on — Regular
    • Thy­la­coleo — Extraordinary
    • Tricer­atops — Simple
    • Velonasaur — Regular
    • Wool­ly Rhi­no — Superior
    • Yutyran­nus — Extraordinary

Exploits

  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to water well
  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to Titan downloads
  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to Velonasaurs
  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to Plat­form Saddles

Crash­es

  • Fixed crash relat­ed to shoul­der pets
  • Fixed crash relat­ed to Taxidermy 

Man­a­garmr

  • Fixed issue with Man­a­garmr breath caus­ing fly­ers to teleport
  • Fixed Man­a­garm­r’s for­ward dash not trig­ger­ing con­sis­tent­ly when spam­ming it
  • When Man­a­garmr freezes a dino with a rid­er, the rid­er will no longer be dis­mount­ed but rather frozen for 1 second
  • Char­ac­ter frozen visu­al effect should change more smoothly
  • A play­er frozen either stand­ing, crouch­ing, or prone can no longer change that state
  • Dura­tion of frozen for play­er char­ac­ters is now a func­tion of health and armor rating
  • Dura­tion of frozen for play­er char­ac­ters is sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced overall
  • Cheat spawn­ing a dino should no longer cause you to get stuck on that dino if it dies while being frozen by Man­a­gar­mar Ice breath
  • Reduced Man­a­garmr ice breath dam­age ~25%
  • Added new freeze immune icon

Envi­ron­ments

  • Fixed build­able space out­side of bounds
  • Fixed mul­ti­ple holes and mesh­ing locations
  • Moved Desert Titan play­er spawn point to an area inside the struc­ture pre­ven­tion zone
  • Fixed climbable trees in Extinction

Kairuku

  • Base affin­i­ty increased by 30% now that it has a pre­ferred kibble

Ice Wyverns

  • Fixed crea­ture icon being blank

Item Stacks

  • Fixed Con­figOv­er­rideIt­em­Max­Quan­ti­ty issue with RawPrimeMeat

Mosasaurus

  • Reduced Mosasaurus speed per lev­el up by 50% 

Man­ta

  • Reduced Man­ta speed per lev­el up by 75%

Gas­bags

  • Set gas­bags to mature at the rate of Wooly Rhi­nos due to sim­i­lar util­i­ty capabilities

Gigan­oto­saurus

  • Increased dam­age required to enrage a giga by 55%

Cor­rupt­ed Heart

  • Fixed item to use cor­rect icon

Mind Wipe

  • Char­ac­ters can be respeced once every 24 hours

UI

  • Improved search fil­ter­ing on inven­to­ry and craft­ing menus

Ele­va­tors

  • Set Prim­i­tive Ele­va­tor Plat­forms and Tracks to be craftable by wood instead of requir­ing fun­gal wood

Additional PS4/Xbox patch notes

Exploits

  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to Tek Swords
  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to Rafts on Center

Man­a­garmr

  • Fixed man­a­garmr space launch bug 
  • Man­a­garmr ice breath is no longer stopped by Dino Leash
  • Spec­u­la­tive fix for the Man­a­garmr breath client crash
  • Whis­tle Stop and Whis­tle Fol­low will inter­rupt the cur­rent ability
  • Ice breath freeze amount is now more sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced by distance
  • Clamped for­ward dash move­ment to hor­i­zon­tal plane

Cry­opods

  • Dis­able fol­low­ing after releas­ing from Cryo
  • Now show gen­der in the tooltip
  • Tribe log dis­plays the name of the cry­o­pod own­er who’s cry­o­pod broke
  • Fix for dino own­er not trans­fer­ring when steal­ing a cry­o­pod with a dino in it

Envi­ron­ments

  • Removed the Ruins of Nos­ti gate
  • Reduced shad­ow cost of some meshes

Defend­ers

  • Defend­ers are har­vestable for light robot­ic materials

Bear Traps

  • Bear traps are now place­able again!

Tek Dinos

  • Now drop electronics/metal as intended

Move­ment

  • Fixed play­ers get­ting stuck when walk­ing off foun­da­tions in sin­gle player

Desert Titan

  • Reduced tamed Desert Titan total hp by 1/3