Community Crunch 396: Gigantoraptor Spotlight, Love Evolved, and More!

We are thrilled to see the excitement around the new Custom Cosmetic System and Simple Framework. If you missed it, you can read about it in our first Community Bite. Remember Love Evolved – our Valentine’s Day event starting on February 13th! Also, if you missed Garuga’s Let’s Build Stream, you can catch up on Session 1 now!

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Behold the queen of helicopter parenting, Gigantoraptor, soon to grace the prehistoric landscape of The Center! With a love larger than life, this majestic creature fiercely guards its brood while exuding elegance and danger with its colorful plumage and razor-sharp claws. Get ready to witness the awe-inspiring presence of Gigantoraptor with the release of The Center later this month.

Here is the dossier again, in case you missed it.

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Download & play new custom content created by players, including new maps, creatures, items, and game modes, through a dedicated new Mod-bowser directly within the game. Enjoy an endless stream of new ARK content as the creativity and talent of the community is fully unleashed for the first time across gaming platforms and stay tuned as we spotlight more Cross-Platform Mods each week!

This video features:

Cliffans Saddles by Clifffan

RR-Medieval Structures by Naneya

Mythical Armory by Auriel

Deimos Variants: Tek Dino Pack by SurviveDeimos

ARK of the Fallen Chibi Mod by CyrusCreates

Krazy Cosmetics by StudioWildcardMods

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Can you feel the love in the air? Love Evolved is set to sweep ARK survivors off their feet with an array of enchanting new treats and delights. This love-filled event, celebrating Valentine’s Day, kicks off on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, and will continue to spread joy and affection until Tuesday, February 20, 2024, on Official Servers.

Starts on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:00am PST

Ends on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 10:00am PST

Love Bugs *new*

Vday Coel

Valentine’s Fishing Rod *new*

Love Bug Hearts *new*

Festive Dino Candy

Box o’ Chocolates (Now also reduce mating cooldown by 20% of current time remaining)

Bear Hug Swimsuit

Odd Couple Swimsuit

Sauropod Heart Swimsuit

Cupid Couture Bottom Skin

Cupid Couture Top Skin

Halo Headband Skin

Heart-shaped Sunglasses Skin

Heart Spring Hat

Cuddle Rex Sweater

Bow & Eros Skin

Heart-shaped Shield Skin

Teddy Bear Grenade Skin

Love Shackles Skin

Heart Spring Hat *new*

Cuddle Rex Sweater *new*

Love-Bed *new*

Flirty Emote

Heart Emote

Self Hug Emote





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Dino Light Red

Dino Light Purple





Dark Red


Dark Magenta

Dino Albino



Thanks to everyone who participated in Garuga123’s Let’s Build Stream. If you missed it, you can watch the recorded video posted above to learn more about the visual aspects of modding.

Be sure to check the schedule below so you don’t miss the next livestream!

Session 2

February 17th, 10 AM – 12 PM Pacific

Blueprinting – setting up the actual character BPs

Session 3

March 2nd, 10 AM – 12 PM Pacific

Going Live – getting the mod prepped, testing issues, uploading, etc.

Watch on Garuga or on SurvivetheArk’s Twitch channels!

This weekend, the Official Network will be receiving bonus rates! It will be active until Monday, February 12th.

PVP/PVE: 3x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience, and Breeding

Small Tribes: 5.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 5x Breeding

ARKpocalypse: 6x Harvesting, Taming and Experience, and Breeding

Fan Art Gallery | Screenshot Gallery | Artist Feedback Form

Help us discover your talent by tagging your art with #ARKPhotoMode or #ARKFanart on social media!

Creator: Game_Changer

Game Changer have gone full on Medieval Roleplay in their first ever modded base on Svartalfheim!

Creator: Sanyxs

Sanyxs plays ARK’s newest mod: Super Steamboat Willie!

Ark Wyvern-Gray Art by GrayshadowArt

Slow and steady: aberrant by BettleKettle

Fantasy Spinosaurus by Rebecca “DarkEdgeTV”

Dodo Dave by Cadan R. Dale

Allosaurus by Brón Ilves

Model painting and Custom base Commission! by dar-k-stuff

Welcome to ASA by @falco_luna

Got inspiration from Skyrim’s Solitude to build this, I’ve called it Frosthold by u/JackKerwood

Magna Gecko is probably one of if not the cutest mod creature by u/-Swank-

Argy mutations by flamekeeper2224

Photo Mode by @J0K3R_GaNg

Love Photomode by viirella

Enjoy your weekend! Studio Wildcard

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