Studio Wildcard have announced the release of Patch 256 for Ark: Survival Evolved on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. After being very warmly welcomed by PC survivors Patch 256 is now available for console players to experience. This latest update will introduce 4 new creatures and lots of new TEK gadgetry including teleporter pads, wireless generators and vacuum sealed underwater bases. Watch the new trailer for this latest patch below…
Patch 256 brings some brilliant new equipment to the sci-fi themed TEK Tier including:
- TEK Mosa Saddle – When placed on a Mosasaur it will be equipped with lasers and other technical goodies to provide a very good offence/defence.
- TEK Power Generator – A wireless generator capable of powering any TEK structure and Tribe electrical structure.
- TEK Teleporter – Allows players to move quickly and easily around the island.
- TEK Underwater Bases – Players can now be like a Bond super villain and have the ability to construct large underwater bases.
Four new creatures are introduced in this latest update:
- Equus Magnus is an ancestor to modern day horses and much larger. It can still be tamed for riding and herding like modern horses and can carry enough extra equipment to turn these animals into mobile research and crafting stations. Players will also be able to find the extremely rare Equus variation, the unicorn. Only one unicorn exists on each map so treat with lots of TLC.
- Leedsichthys Conviviumbrosia is the largest fish living near the island and is prized for its meat. Alpha Leedsichthys Conviviumbrosia can be found and when killed they will provide plenty of meat and a special cosmetic skin hidden inside its stomach.
- Iguanodon Vicissitudinis is a large herbivore that can be used for harvesting fruit and making quick getaways when needed.
- Ichthyornis Piscoquus are similar to seagulls and can be tamed by players. Icthy’s can be used to attack smaller prey and catch fish for players.
Patch 256 will also bring the first major menu redesign to Ark and will see the Inventory UI receive a complete visual and functional overhaul which will streamline inventory management.
Ark: Survival Evolved update 256 is available now.