The updates are still coming in strong for Studio Wildcard's ARK: Survival Evolved as patch 255 makes its way to consoles with a very generous offering of new content. Included in the update comes new creatures, new TEK Tier content, additional hairstyles and more.
Starting with the creatures, four more new ones make their way into the ARK world. Read on for a brief set of details for each creature:
Electrophorus BeluadomitoA species of Knifefish, Electrophorus uses an electrical charge to zap its prey, bringing down smaller fish and eels. Tribes have been known to capture and tame schools of Electrophorus in order to use them for taking down larger aquatic animals.
Microraptor GnarilongusResembling a bird with a reptilian face, Microraptor is a vicious predator that is instantly aggressive to anything its size or smaller (including humans). Able to jump, run and do short glides, Microraptor is incredibly dangerous alone or in packs, and when trained, they can even take riders right out of their saddles during combat.
Ammonitina MultiamicusOne of the more unique creatures of the sea, the Ammonite resembles a nautilus, but much bigger. For unknown reasons, an attack on an Ammonite brings forth the wrath of all neighboring sea creatures, who will fervently defend it. This makes it a challenge to kill one, though the rewards are often worth it - the shell itself is valuable (as it is rare) and the bile can be used to concoct a unique new pheromone dart.
Thylacoleo FurtimorsusAlso known as the "marsupial lion", Thylacoleo is a powerful predator native to the island's redwood forests. A strong bite - the strongest of any land mammal - and bolt cutter-like teeth, make this creature a formidable ambush predator, leaping from above to crush the necks of its prey.As well as introducing the new creatures, the update will also come with more than 30 new Explorer Notes, an improvement to server performance, TEK Tier technology which also includes a complete set of TEK building structures, a handy impenetrable TEK Forcefield, and also customisable TEK Autodoors "to complete Survivor’s futuristic new bases". Players will have the option to choose new hairstyles and beards to stay looking sharp while trying to survive, and lastly, the content updated adds the option for "per-Tribe Dino Tame limit, enabling on Official PvE servers with a max of 500 Dinos Per Tribe (with on-screen indicator of Tribe Dino count)".
Take a look at the following screens of patch v255 which showcase different TEK technology, hairstyles, creatures, and more:
To finish off, we have a video of patch 255 in action showcasing more of the upcoming content:
The latest content update for ARK: Survival Evolved will hopefully be available late tomorrow as the team only submitted the patch to Microsoft a few hours ago (at the time of writing).
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