Studio Wildcard have announced the release of Patch 254 for ARK: Survival Evolved. This brand new update brings four new creatures to tame and utilise, jousting and the highly anticipated TEK Tier Phase 1. Watch the trailer showcasing the new features in this update below…
In Patch 254 ARK: Survival Evolved players will be introduced to Phase 1 of the TEK Tier feature which is an end game technology tier in the crafting system and includes a power armour set, the TEK Replicator which is used for crafting and the TEK Transmitter which is used for the CrossARK System. As players defeat bosses and collect their elements they can gain power armour which grants them advanced abilities and powerful TEK Saddles with mounted energy weapons that can be added to some dinosaurs including everyone’s favourite predator, the T-Rex. Over time, Studio Wildcard will be adding more features and structures around TEK.
Another anticipated feature is the addition of in game hair and facial hair growth. As time moves on players will notice that their hair and facial hair gets longer. If you want, you can choose to stay looking like Grizzly Adams but this opens up a new customisation option where using scissors and the hairstyling knowledge can allow players to dye, cut, trim and style their hair to their preference.
New creatures added to the Ark menagerie include:
Ovis Aries (or sheep to the rest of us) makes a tasty snack to many of the island’s predators but can be used as a source of wool for survivors and if times are hard even killed for lamb chops.
Basilosaurus Solatiumfecit is a powerful swimmer in shallow waters and can rapidly recover. The Basilosaurus can be slaughtered for oil processed from its blubber.
Purlovia Maxima is a carnivore that has perfected the element of surprise. It is a patient hunter and can be used by tribes as an ambush or as a guardian.
Baryonyx Aquafulgur is one of the smallest of the larger predators. It is a nimble swimmer and makes an ideal choice for those wanting to move between land and water frequently. After feeding on fish the Baryonyx heals very quickly.
Finally for Patch 254 is the introduction of the lance and the ability to joust with other players. All players need to do is head to their nearest stadium and take on other survivors.
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