Community Crunch 378: Extinction Creature Submissions, EVO Event, and More!

Posted on September 8th, 2023 07:01 PM EST

While we continue to work on ARK: Survival Ascended, we're enjoying watching how the community creature votes play out along with helping to create those creatures for our players to tame in ASA. There are a few days left to submit and vote for your favorite entries so jump on in if you'd like to contribute and see your favorite come to life in-game!

Our next Community Creature Vote winner will land on the corrupted earth, Extinction. Prepare your submissions for what we expect will bring out the endless creativity of our amazing community and you may find your creature making its debut with the release of the Extinction map on ARK: Survival Ascended!

Please note that this creature will be released for Extinction, so make sure your real-world submissions are in theme with that map! As previously stated, we’ll add an additional real-world creature for each expansion pack map release on ARK: Survival Ascended.

Check out the Creature Submission Guidelines[] for more information on the submission process, and hop over to the Creature Submission Forum[] to see the current entries. We are looking forward to seeing your ideas come to life!
  • The entry period will end at 1 PM Pacific on September 11th.
  • The voting will begin immediately after and end on September 18th at 1PM Pacific. 
  • The winner will be announced in the Crunch of September 22nd.
Make sure to check our Twitter on September 11th for the RankedVote link!

*Note that the proposed features for the creatures from the submission entry are meant to inspire their design, but certain aspects may still be modified.

ARKpocalypse servers have been wiped today!

What are ARKpocalypse and Beginner Servers?
  • ARKpocalypse are monthly-wipe servers with higher than usual rates.
  • Beginner servers are wiped periodically to help provide a fresh beginner experience for new players.
Next (and final) wipe:
  • ARKpocalypse: September 30th 2023
  • Beginner: September 30th 2023
You can join them by searching in the server browser! Happy Surviving!

Customer Support for the official ARK: Survival Evolved networks will end on September 29, 2023, at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST, in accordance with the scheduled sunsetting of Official Servers. We appreciate your support and engagement throughout the ARK: Survival Evolved journey. Stay tuned because we can't wait to see you surviving and thriving again in ARK: Survival Ascended

To recap previous announcements, we have taken save games from the Official Network and have provided the files to you so that you can host your own server and continue the progress you’ve made on the Official Network.
We have already taken one snapshot and intend to take another during the week of the Official Network Shutdown in September in preparation for ASA’s October release, with more details to come at a later date!
Browse August save games here[]

Survivors on all platforms will be receiving an EVO Event! It will be active until the sunsetting of the servers on September 30th.
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: 2x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x hexagon
  • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x hexagon
  • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x hexagon
  • Conquest: 5x XP, Harvesting, Taming and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 2x hexagon

Fan Art Gallery[] | Screenshot Gallery[] | Artist Feedback Form[]

Creator: Phlinger Phoo
My ARK Story series explores the world of ARK through the eyes of a survivor. Take a step back and relax as Phlinger and his pet monkey Phoo discover this new world they just stepped into.

Creator: MrMEOLA
MrMeola recaps his four latest unpublished episodes on his highly modded server where he tamed and bred the ultimate Kairuku.

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Kahuere and her microraptors by @Ampraeh

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Enjoy your weekend!
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