Community Crunch 342: The Survival of the Fittest and More!

Posted on December 16th, 2022 07:54 PM EST

Survival of the Fittest is making a triumphant return!  Initially launched in 2016 as an intro into the competitive gaming space, Survival of the Fittest pits combatants in an action-packed struggle for survival where players assemble their Dino armies towards an epic final showdown in which one tribe makes it out alive.  SotF, even in its infancy stage, received tremendous support from the community with several valiant attempts by the modding community to revive the game mode.  We are excited to reintroduce The Survival of the Fittest - a Multiplayer Online Survival Arena in the ARK universe!

While the core goal of SotF remains the same, we’ve gone back to the drawing board to streamline the gameplay mechanics and provide a fast-paced, engaging, and compelling experience.  The Survival of the Fittest will make its PC (Steam) debut on December 23rd, with news on the cross-play console releases early in the upcoming year.

As always, we’re looking forward to seeing your community-created content, collecting your feedback, and participating in the action as well!  With fast-paced gameplay and intense combat focused on large-scale creature battles, The Survival of the Fittest is the ultimate test of skill and strategy! We’ll see you out there on its primal battlefield! 

The ARK: Expanded Story Content free update is available on PC, XBOX, and Playstation now!

The ARK: Expanded Story Content Update introduces brand new narrative story content - featuring actors Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) reprising their respective roles as Helena Walker, a paleontologist from Australia, and Sir Edmund Rockwell as a 19th-century London chemist.

The actors voiced all of Helena’s and Rockwell’s Dossiers and Explorer Notes, including the epic confrontation versus Rockwell on ARK Aberration. The highly requested Scorched Earth ascension also makes its debut!

The ARK: Abberation Expansion Pack releases for Nintendo Switch on December 26!

Prepare to test the limits of survival on Dec. 26th with an elaborate underground biome system.  Survivors will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures that await within the mysterious depths.

Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event as part of Winter Wonderland! It will be active from Wednesday the 14th of Dec until Wednesday the 5th of Jan. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
  • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
  • Conquest: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus

Creator: Cantex
Tune in for ARK 1's final race held by the popular dino battler, Cantex!

Creator: ClutchOutlaw
Check out an epic build tour of CluthOutlaw's best ARK base!

Eerie Spino Remake (Blender) by N4STYR4BBiT

Ark - Kaprosuchus Race by BeanieCapPrints

Untitled by DoodlePalace#1035

Santa Ferox and Reindeer Shinehorn by @sarekoube1

Giganotosaurus by TheVintageBookWolf

First Drawing of the Carcha by ivan govnov#6676

ARK: Tropical Wyvern by MayDrXe




Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays!
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