Fear Evolved Returns to Ark

By Heidi Nicholas,
Pumpkins, headless killers, and skeletal raptors: Fear Evolved returns to ARK with Fear Evolved 3. Fear Evolved 3 runs until November 5th. The DodoRex and DodoWyvern make their return, along with a bunch of new halloween-themed event items.


The most noticeable change is the environment, which reflects the Halloween theme in every feature. There's also changes to rates for the event: 2X Breeding affects mating interval, the speed of egg hatches, and maturation, 2X player XP, and 2X harvesting. The pumpkin, stolen headstone, and scarecrow items are returning from past Fear Evolved events, and new items have also been added:

  • Jack O'Lantern Mask
  • Hockey Mask
  • Headless Neck stump
  • Halloween-inspired Dino Colorization Candy
  • Panic Emote
  • Spooky Dance Emote
  • Zombie Emote
Creatures from previous Fear Evolved events are returning:

  • DodoRex
  • Zomdodo
  • Dodo Wyvern
  • Skeletal Giganotosaurus
  • Skeletal Quetzal
  • Skeletal Jerboa
  • Bone Fire Wyvern
  • Zombie Fire Wyvern
  • Zombie Lightning Wyvern
  • Zombie Poison Wyvern
  • Skeletal Bronto
  • Skeletal Stego
  • Skeletal Trike
  • Skeletal Raptor
  • Skeletal Rex
  • Skeletal Carnotaurus
These creatures are joined by the return of past event skins:

  • DodoWyvern Mask Skin
  • Clown Mask Skin
  • Vampire Eyes Skin
  • Werewolf Mask Skin
  • Giganotosaurus Bone Costume
  • Jerboa Bone Costume
  • Quetzalcoatlus Bone Costume
  • Wyvern Bone Costume
  • DodoRex Mask Skin
  • Carno Bone Costume
  • Rex Bone Costume
  • Raptor Bone Costume
  • Bronto Bone Costume
  • Trike Bone Costume
  • Stego Bone Costume
  • Witch Hat Skin
  • Dino Witch Hat Skin
There's also new colours for wild creatures:

  • Dino Light Orange
  • Dino Light Red
  • Dino Dark Orange
  • Dino Dark Red
  • DragonBase0
  • DragonBase1
  • Dino Dark Purple
  • Dino Light Brown
  • Dino Dark Brown
  • Dino Light Green
  • Dino Light Grey
  • Dino Darker Grey
  • Dino Light Blue
  • Dino Dark Yellow
  • DragonFire
  • NearBlack
Fear Evolved 3

Studio Wildcard also remind players that this two events titled Turkey Trials and Winter Wonderland are also on the way. They also mention that the launch date for the upcoming Genesis expansion has been pushed to late January 2020:

The upcoming Genesis expansion adds a lot of innovative and fun new features to ARK and is our most complex expansion pack to date, with a completely new mission system that dramatically changes the way you can play ARK. As a team we have decided that an extra month of polish and balancing is needed to deliver an awesome experience to everyone on launch day, so our anticipated simultaneous release for all platforms will be late January 2020. Meanwhile, we will continue to create fun new events and updates for ARK, including today as we launch Fear Evolved 3, and with the extra time we plan to add mouse-and-keyboard support on consoles this year as well as working on some surprises for the entire community at our biggest-ever Winter Wonderland event in December!


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Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!