Community Crunch 331: PAX West Recap, Mod.IO Interview, and EVO Event!

Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!

We had a blast at PAX West this year and cherished the opportunity to meet current and future ARK fans 😉. If you were in town, you probably had a chance to check out the life-sized HLN-A and acquire some of the heavily sought-after ARK swag. We’ve put together a recap of the community live stream and any moments you may have missed during PAX West.

In addition to the photo opp with HLN-A, eager ARK survivors were able to get their hands on the upcoming Ultimate Survivor Edition on Nintendo Switch. The upcoming launch on October 25th will include The island and Scorched Earth at launch, and add the remaining ARK and community content in intervals.

The completely rehauled version will include enhancements and upgrades to bring it into line, visually and functionally, with the experience on Xbox One and PS4!

Find out more about ARK on Switch here!

We went live on Friday to share exciting news with the community and tease upcoming content coming to all platforms. new story cutscenes to conclude each ARK map, featuring actors Maddy Madden (The Wheel of Time) and David Tennant (Doctor Who). All of Helena’s and Rockwell’s Dossiers and Explorer Notes will also be voiced by the actors.

Jesse, Jeremy, and Gareth Coker sat down for a lengthy interview about audio design and how it can define game moments. Check out the full interview if you don’t want any ARK2 spoilers 😉

See the full VOD here!

During the stream we revealed the upcoming Carcharodontosaurus dossier and promotional art. It might be a good idea to get to know this fearless predator before it enters into a list of ARK’s toughest carnivores.

Read the full dossier here!

Modding is a large part of ARK and ARK 2 will still be deeply rooted in its mod community. Upgrading to Unreal Engine 5 and partnering with has allowed us to introduce full mod support for console players!

Joshua Hines, our mod community manager, took some time to speak with and talk about what these upgrades may mean for ARK 2 and the modding ecosystem at large.

Read the full interview here!

If you are looking to change up the game why not check out some new mods.
The ARK Sponsored mod program is currently accepting applications until October 6th. Please submit your projects at

Challenge an ARK dominated by the ocean. Visit The Sunken World to experience new creatures, biomes, and challenges. MercerLod913 brings a Unique take on the ocean of ARK with new hurdles and dangers to overcome!

Check out the ARK: The Sunken World

UpFromTheDepths brings the creatures of ARK to life with the Paleo ARK series, now you can experience the wildlife that has been crafted for yourselves with this mod. Experience your own adventures with these unique characters!

Check out Paleo ARK

There is a special PAX EVO event that is ongoing and will run until 1 PM Pacific, on September 12th. You can find the rates below:

*Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game’s standard 1x rates.

Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, and 3x Hexagon Rewards

Small Tribe Servers: 5.5x XP, Harvesting, Taming, 5x Breeding (maturation, hatch/gestation), 4x Imprinting, 0.5x Mating Interval, and 4x Hexagon Rewards

ARKpocalypse: 6x XP, Harvesting, Taming, Breeding (maturation, hatch/gestation), 4x Imprinting, 0.5x Mating Interval, and 4x Hexagon Rewards

Conquest: 6x XP, Harvesting, Taming, Breeding (maturation, hatch/gestation), 4x Imprinting, 0.5x Mating Interval, and 4x Hexagon Rewards

For the duration of this EVO Event, we will be disabling the world buffs from Baby Boon & Maewing Poach on Genesis Part 2 on the Official Network. In the past, we’ve adjusted for the impact events have had on the rates by tweaking the bonuses that we use during breeding events, however, those tweaks lead to unfavorable circumstances on maps that aren’t Genesis Part 2, so during breeding events, we’ll be disabling these mission buffs specifically as not to affect the bonuses on other maps.

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