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Community Crunch 318: Fjordur Launch Details, Happy Pride Month, and More!

Posted on June 3rd, 2022 07:58 PM EST
Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!

On June 12th at 10:00 AM PDT, get ready to traverse a fantastical multi-layered wonderland with a frosty Nordic theme! We've put together all the details that will prepare you for the launch of the free DLC map, Fjordur!

  • All Platforms: June 12th, 2022 10:00AM PDT (20:00 UTC)

  • PC / EGS: ~20GB
  • XBOX: ~40GB
  • PS4: TBD

  • Character Upload/Download is enabled
  • Item/Dino Upload is enabled
  • Item/Dino Download is disabled

  • Please ensure to uninstall the Fjordur mod from the Steam Workshop prior to downloading Lost Island (if you already have the mod installed)

  • Map Name: Fjordur
  • Please ensure to wipe any servers that were previously hosting the Fjordur map as it has undergone significant changes that will impact the world.

In addition to Fenrir, a creature that's native to the original Fjordur mod, Fjordur will launch with 3 brand new creatures!  Will you look to tame the mobile tank first, seek out a helpful Fjordhawk companion, or stalk the night's sky to hunt your prey?

Andrewsarchus makes its way to Fjordur packing an arsenal of utility!  Andrewsarchus may seem sluggish while foraging for a meal, but they can move unexpectedly fast when provoked. Once tamed, its saddle will allow you to mount a minigun to the back of it!

Click to view the dossier for Andrewsarchus[]

As you might imagine, Desmodus prefers to hang out in dark places, waiting for its unsuspecting prey!  If you're lucky enough to tame one,  you can send Desmodus to snatch up small prey or saddle up and vanish into the darkness.

Click to view the dossier for Desmodus[]

Looking to dive right into the action, Fjordhawk can forge close bonds with humans as wholeheartedly as any canine or primate.  A tamed Fjordhawk is a surprisingly playful companion that is very capable of fetching targets that you point out. A well-trained Fjordhawk can locate injured prey and communicate its find to you.

Click here to view the dossier for Fjordhawk[]

Acting as a functional weapon skin for the TEK sword, Mjolnir packs its own special powers and empowers Survivors with supernatural might. Devastate your foes with shocking ease as you exercise control over the element of lightning. However, not every survivor will pass the test and be considered worthy to obtain the mighty Mjolnir. Will you be up to the challenge?

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride Month in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held as a way of recognising the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world and the struggles faced. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969. Pride Month is important because it marks the start of change within the LGBTQ+ community, along with wider societal implications.

Studio Wildcard stands in support of the LGBTQ+ community and we would like to make an addition to the ARK: Survival Evolved Official Discord with inclusion of an opt-in role for our LGBTQ+ community members and allies.

Join the Discord[]

We continue to work towards creating an ARK community where all LGBTQ+ people are included, where everyone is free to play as their authentic selves and enjoy a space that supports self-expression. It is more important than ever to recognize that systems of inequity based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, disability, and other forms of discrimination intersect and ultimately affect us all.

We also support organizations that are driving change for issues that impact LGBTQ+ communities and, as such, we have made a donation to the Ali Forney Centre.Their mission is to protect LGBTQ+ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. AFC’s Founder, Carl Siciliano was named a White House Champion of Change by Barack Obama.

You can learn more about them at Please consider making a contribution to their efforts if you are able. You can also show them support by following them on Twitter

We hope you enjoy your fancy new Unicorn Pride role and the rainbow-themed dino color event we kicked off with our 7th Birthday! We look forward to continuing to celebrate Pride Month with the wonderful ARK community, and more cultural, environmental and social awareness celebrations in the months ahead!

🎉Happy 7 years of ARK! We are so grateful for our amazing community and all of your support. Looking forward to what the coming years hold in store!
🎉Help us celebrate with a hand-picked rainbow-colored event featuring a bunch of colors loved by you & 2x on all rates!

This event ends on Monday, June 6th.

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 2X XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval and 2x Hexagon Bonus,
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5X XP, Harvesting, and Taming, 4x Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, and 2x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5X XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, and 2x Hexagon Bonus
  • Classic: 6X XP, Harvesting, and Taming, 5x Breeding (Imprint, Maturation, hatch/Gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, and 2x Hexagon Bonus
  • DarkMagenta
  • Lavender
  • Cyan
  • Mint
  • DeepPink
  • ActualBlack
  • White
  • Glacial
  • DarkLavender
  • Light Yellow

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When ark was still fairly new me and my mom made a world and since we had just got the game we knew nothing about the game. So me and my mom made a thatch hut and a campfire then went out and tamed a LOT of dodos. We didnt know what tribes were so we werent in a tribe. Then I hit her character one time because she wouldnt give me berries and our dodo armys started fighting each other. In the end only like 3 of the 20 dodos survived.

Creator: Tiia
Are there really ARK creatures that don't like you? Tiia educates us on some creatures in ARK that we shouldn't be so trusting of!

Creator: ItzYouKnow
It's not every day that you go looking for inspiration to build a giant UFO-like pillar but if today is that day, you're in luck!

A few sketches of Rockwell by @VELUKO1

吹雪纏う狩人 by @falco_luna

マナガルムとひつじ。好き(*´ー`*人) by @rianeko_mabi

The Island - Beginning of the legend by @pon_tetsu130





Have a great weekend!
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