ARK: Survival Evolved is receiving a major content update, v255, which adds plenty of TEK Tier technology, including brand new TEK building structures for survivors to enhance their building experiences, a TEK Forcefield and customizable TEK Autodoors. This content update also includes a new hairstyle and facial hair for those who want the latest Ark trends and four new creatures:

Electrophorus Beluadomito – A 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 Gnarilongus – Resembling a bird with a reptilian face, Microraptor is a ruthless 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 Multiamicus – One 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 Furtimorsus – Also 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.

Additional v255 Content:
– 30+ new Explorer Notes
– Improved Server performance
– Added 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)

Upcoming Version: v256, ETA: March 29
– New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding
– New Dino: Equus!
– New Dino: Leedsichthys!
– New Dino: Ichthyornis!
– New Dino: Iguanodon!
– New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
– New Structure: TEK Teleporter
– New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle
– New Structure: Tek Power Generator
– New TEK Cave

Ark: Survival Evolved content update v255 is available now on Playstation 4 and very soon on Xbox One.


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