Community Crunch 249: Winter Wonderland 5 and More!

🌲 Winter Wonderland 5 🌲

Winter Wonderland will be making a triumphant return for the fifth time with new presents and goodies for ARK survivors. The winter-themed holiday event begins on December 17th at 10am PST for PC, XBOX, and PS4 and will last until Tuesday, January 7th. All maps will receive Winter Wonderland and all its content including RaptorClaus and GachaClaus.

Our very recognizable helper, RaptorClaus, is returning to drop off holiday gifts filled with loot, event items, mistletoe, and lumps of coal for all those naughty survivors. You’ll be able to catch RaptorClaus flying across the skies at midnight (game time) on all maps.

GachaClaus is also making a come-back to help RaptorClaus spread the holiday cheer! GachaClaus will be roaming all maps in true holiday spirit while sporting holiday-themed colors. He will be accepting your coal and in exchange will gift you holiday-themed items, or you can trade-in your mistletoe and coal for a chance at event items. weapons, armor and 7 brand new Chibis!

Event Details

This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=WinterWonderland


December 17th to January 7th


2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)

2X Player XP

2X Harvesting

Event Creatures



Event Skins

Rex Sweater Skin *NEW*

Carolers Sweater Skin *NEW*

Bulbdog Sweater Skin *NEW*

Blue-Balled Winter Beanie *NEW*

Purple-Balled Winter Beanie *NEW*

Green-Balled Winter Beanie *NEW*

Male and Female Noglin Swimsuit Skin *NEW*

Male and Female Yeti Swimsuit Skin *NEW*

Candy Cane Club Skin

Christmas Bola Skin

Nutcracker Slingshot Skin

Dino Ornament Swim Bottom Skin

Dino Ornament Swim Top Skin

Jerboa Wreath Swim Bottom Skin

Jerboa Wreath Swim Top Skin

Ugly Bronto Sweater Skin

Ugly Carno Sweater Skin

Ugly Chibi Sweater Skin

Gray-Ball Winter Beanie Skin

Purple-Ball Winter Beanie Skin

Red-Ball Winter Beanie Skin

Felt Reindeer Antlers Skin

Santa Hat Skin

Event Chibis

Shinehorn *NEW*

Featherlight *NEW*

Glowtail *NEW*

Bulbdog *NEW*

Top-hat Kairuku *NEW*

Reindeer *NEW*

Gacha Claus *NEW*

Event Items

Festive Dino Candy

Holiday Lights

Holiday Stocking

Holiday Tree

Gift Box



Wild Creature Colors

Jade *NEW*

PineGreen *NEW*

SpruceGreen *NEW*

DarkMagenta *NEW*

Glacial *NEW*

PowderBlue *NEW*

Teal *NEW*

DarkViolet *NEW*



Light Grey

Light Red

Dark Green

Dark Red

Dino Light Red

Dino Light Green

Dino Medium Green

Dino Albino


ARK II & ARK: THE Animated Series

To celebrate our latest news of ARK II and ARK: The Animated Series, we’ve created some special skins you can obtain in-game. Be sure to view the trailers from the ARK main game menu to get your hands on a cool anime raptor inspired from the animated series, or a hatchet and spear skin inspired from ARK II!

Check out this article for more information on ARK II and ARK: The Animated Series!

Official Network PC Server Maintenance

The Official PC Network will be undergoing maintenance at approximately 10PM on Wednesday, December 16th. We are expecting up to 3 hours of downtime during this maintenance period. We are scheduling this downtime so that it impacts the least amount of players.

If there are changes to the proposed maintenance window timeframe, we’ll provide a more specific timeframe prior to the maintenance period.

EVO Event

Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event as part of Winter Wonderland! It will be active from Thursday the 17th of Dec at 1 PM EST until Thursday the 7th of January at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)

2X Player XP

2X Harvesting

Fan Art

ARK: Survival Evolved by EdenStarInc

Giga in ARK 2 by Robinson Vronti (Discord)

The Dragon by MoltenElement

Feeling Nostalgic by naeriie

Griffin by Toxin

Yuty by Amberghini

ARK 2 by AdamsAlive4kids

Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays! Studio Wildcard

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