The new ARK Survival Evolved updates on PS4 and PC are now live and include small changes for the game.
Anyone wanting to play ARK tonight will need to download the new patches, which should be available worldwide.
Developers Studio Wildcard announced their plans to update the game earlier this week, while also providing patch notes.
Unfortunately for those hoping to see new content released today, there is nothing substantial to report.
One of the biggest changes that fans will notice this week is that decay timers will be going back online on official servers.
“This was done in order to allow for our customer support to successfully reunite players with their tribes, bases, and tamed creatures after an issue caused some players characters to be deleted,” a message from Studio Wildcard confirms.
“Our customer support has been able to address many of these concerns that were as a result of the incident last month, and therefore we are re-enabling the decay timer Tuesday, May 21st.
“A note for those who have not logged in recently, if a structure on your server is over the timer limit it will automatically be removed when the servers restart with this change enabled. Therefore any spam structures will be cleaned from your server immediately.”
Studio Wildcard has also spoken more on modding support for consoles, adding: “When it comes to talking about mods on console this is a very hot-button topic.
“We know it stinks to see cool mods being developed by mod makers on PC but not being able to utilize them on Xbox or PS4.
“There are rare cases where mods are successfully integrated into the game such as Primitive Plus, Ragnarok, and Structures Plus, but not every mod that goes through the Sponsored Mod Program is guaranteed or even likely to be integrated into the game.
“It is a very lengthy process to get something from a working state into a finished product!”
Today’s patch notes confirm the change made on ARK Survival Evolved today on both PC and PS4.
There doesn’t appear to have been a new patch released on Xbox One, so this may happen later this week.
ARK Survival Changes on PC:
- Hundreds of fixes across all maps including mesh holes and updated collision to better match the visual landscape
- Various fixes to ramming issues with the Triceratops
- Updated metrics systems
- copycoordstoclipboard command now works in spectator mode
ARK Survival changes on PS4:
- Added undermesh detection metrics similar to PC system