ARK: Survival Evolved Patch Fixes Dinos and Crashes

By Rebecca Smith, 1 month ago
This week seems to be the favourite week for developers to release the final patch of the year for many of their titles. ARK: Survival Evolved is one of those games, and a console patch has arrived that fixes bugs with several of the game's dinosaurs, as well as crashes, placing structures, and a whole host of other features. You can see the patch notes below.

ARK: Survival Evolved

Managarmr

  • Improved Managarmr's ice breath accuracy
  • Buffed Managarmr stamina regen slightly
  • Managarmr babies can now be trained to behave better
  • Managarmr babies will no longer lose patience 100% of the time when following

Velonasaur

  • Velonasaur will no longer hit the area underneath large dinosaurs
  • Velonasaur head whip should no longer harvest bodies
  • Fix issue with spines not always appearing on non authoritative clients
  • Velonasaur head whip no longer shoots through walls
  • Fix Velonasaur spines shooting through shields
  • Velonasaur now grounds flyers a little faster

Corrupt Dinos

  • Corrupted Wyverns will despawn if they get too far from a completed Element Vein or Orbital Supply Drop
  • Fade out corrupt dinos when teleporting
  • Corrupt Dinos will de-prioritize flier targets, or targets based on fliers
  • Corrupt Dinos deal more damage to Tek Shields

Titans

  • Titans despawn timer checks only regard players within the arena
  • Potential fix for increasing timer after long cooldown scenarios
  • Remove cooldown in singleplayer
  • Increase starvation time for Titans (~30m to ~ just over an hour)
  • Consuming Kibble will not increase food for Titans

Desert Titan

  • Prevent flocks from being able to hit through buildings/terrain
  • Prevent encumbered players from moving on Desert Titan
  • Flocks will now dismount riders (during the boss fight)

Forest Titan

  • Fix for Forest Titan hitting things thru ground terrain
  • Forest Titan arena wyverns take damage from forest titans
  • Clean up trees after Forest Titan is despawned

Crashes

  • Fix for crash caused by garbage collected replicated properties
  • Fix server crash when running DumpDinoStats cheat as a spectator
  • Fixed server crash related to Forest Titan and damage numbers
  • Fixed crash related to killing an Argent in Primitive Plus

Mek

  • Fix for Mek occasionally consuming 1x element when not refueling
  • Improved accuracy of sword in all scenarios
  • Prevent the Reequip button from allowing spyglass use while riding the Mek

Structures+ Integration

  • Can pick structures up within 30s of placing
  • Exclusions:
    • Charge Lantern
    • C4
    • Elevator Platforms
    • Elevator Tracks
    • Electric Generator
    • Grill
    • Industrial Forge
    • Industrial Grinder
    • Chem Bench
    • Fabricator
    • Tek Generator
    • Tek Replicator
    • Tek Transmitter

Enforcers

  • Reduce damage taken from corrupted dinos by 60%

Connection

  • Reduced disconnects

Localization

  • Updated loc strings from CrowdIn
  • Fixed bug that breaks Cryopod, Managarmer, etc. outside of English

Rock Drake

  • Resurrect Tek Rockdrake saddle

CryoPod

  • Report cryo freezing to tribe log

Snow Owl

  • Owl is now much better at actually hitting things with their melee attacks

Gasbags

  • Gasbags is now much better at actually hitting things with their melee attacks
  • Allow the rider to fish from Gasbags

Element Vein

  • Fixed replication issue with secondary element vein colors

Orbital Supply Drops

  • Crate shields take damage from Projectiles/other damage sources again

Delivery Crate

  • Engrams no longer count towards delivery crate weight

Maps

  • Non-crater forest Redwoods will no longer take damage and fall

Gacha

  • Fix for Gacha sadness not resetting in SP
  • Fix for dummy items getting left in Gacha inventory

Robots

  • Set Gnashed attack to not affect robots (allo bleed attack)

Extinction

  • Disable flyers in Forest Titan artifact cave
The patch is available for download now and will take up either 3.87GB and 4.1GB depending on your Xbox console. They did not reveal a download size for Windows 10 players.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.