ARK: Survival Evolved shows off Xbox Series X Enhanced upgrade with new comparison video

By Heidi Nicholas,
ARK: Survival Evolved has a new comparison video showing off the difference between the Xbox One version and the Xbox Series X Enhancement update, and detailing all of the improvements included when the update arrives.


As you can see in the video above, we get some sweeping direct-feed landscape footage, contrasting the game at 720p on the Xbox One and at 4K on the Xbox Series X. The video also lists the features included with the Xbox Series X enhancement upgrade:

  • 4K Output at 30-60 FPS
  • Extreme Draw/LOD Distance (Higher than PC)
  • Extreme Level Streaming Distance (Higher than PC)
  • Epic Sky & Atmospherics Quality
  • Epic Subsurface Scattering Quality
  • Infinite-Range High Precision Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
  • Max Texture Resolution
  • 16x Anisotropic Filtering
  • Infinite-Range Distance Field Shadows
  • Terrain Self-Shadowing
  • Epic Dynamic Shadow Quality
  • Epic Ground Clutter Distance
  • High-Precision HDR Output
  • Epic Postprocessing Quality
  • Tetherless Non-Dedicated Hosting
  • Tetherless Splitscreen
  • 100-player Dedicated Server Hosting
  • Splitscreen Multiplayer uses Epic Graphics Settings
  • 7x Faster Loading
Don't forget that while the base version of ARK is already included in Xbox Game Pass, the Xbox team recently announced that three of its expansion packs will arrive on Xbox Game Pass — Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction — on November 17th, meaning that "nearly 900 hours of gameplay" will be available overall. As for the ARK Xbox Series X Enhancement Update, it will be available to users on day one of the Series X launch on November 10th.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.