TLC Pass 2: Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarco, Spinosaur, & Triceratops!



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Patch v279 finds its way charge through the ARK with new some tender loving care for some old friends! The Argentavis, Parasaur, Raptor, Sarcosuchus, Spinosaur, and Triceratops find themselves receiving varied gameplay and visual upgrades!

Here's a breakdown of the six creatures that received improvements in this TLC pass:

Dino TLC - The Argentavis!



- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Can carry two creatures
C - grabs/releases creatures with beak
Right Click - grabs/releases creatures with claws
- Health regen buff from consuming corpses
- Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station
- Reduced the weight of various resources by up to 50% (Obsidian, Metal, Metal Ingot, Polymer, and Stone)

Dino TLC - The Parasaur!



- Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities:
- Alarm mode
Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats
Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present
- Scare small creatures
C when ridden - scares away small/mid creatures
Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it
- Scan
Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden
Scans for nearby threats
Notifies you visually when threats are present



Dino TLC - The Raptor!



- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Pounce
        press right click to pounce on a target
        pins small targets to ground for short period
        press left click to attack repeatedly
- Pack Buff
        Activates with C key when 2 Raptors (with a max pack size of 6) are together
        Increases damage resistance
        Increases movement speed
        Increases attack speed
        Lasts 15s

Dino TLC - The Sarcosuchus!



- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Idles with mouth open now
- Death roll
Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them
- Lunge
Can lunge towards a target in front of it
- 180 attack
Can spin in place to attack foes behind it
- Walkable
Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back
Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft
- Swimming depth
Maintains its current depth when swimming
Can lurk just below the surface
- Piranhas Flee
Piranhas flee when they encounter a Sarcosuchus
Includes nearby ally Sarcos for players



Dino TLC - The Spinosaur!



- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Water buff
Given when in water
Bonus movement speed
Bonus turning radius
Bonus attack damage
Bonus healing
Persists for short period after leaving the water
- Added Biped/Quadruped toggled with right click
Biped
Stronger attacks
Can turn in place
Quadruped
Faster movement speed
- Prefers prime fish for taming



Dino TLC - The Triceratops!



- Receives a model update, animation update, texture update, and some new abilities:
- Ram
Charge up for short period
Longer it's charged, the faster it goes
Cripples target when hit
Knocks small dinos away while charging (charge a group of dodos to see)
- Rivalry buff
Given buff when nearby to large carnivores
Increases damage output slightly
Decreases damage taken slightly
Increases health by 10%

Miscellaneous notes for v279!

- Ragnarok update
Streaming bounds fix to help with memory
Fixed multiple holes, bugged beacons, and floating foliage.
Better lighting around LL dungeon
- Hole fixes for
Aberration
The Center
The Island
- Fixed an issue where Griffin feather colours appeared to be default in single player.
- Opened up transfers for the non-aberrant version of creatures to be transferred onto Aberration. For example, both Paracer and Aberrant Paracer can exist on Aberration

Going forward!

That's it for this update guys! We hope you enjoy the new changes and we can't wait to see your feedback. As mentioned previously, we're targetting a console release for this update in mid-April and will keep you posted about more accurate release dates once we get closer to submitting the patch. We'll need a bit more time to work on Primitive+, it'll have the missing engrams for the DLC as well as the latest Dino TLC content in an upcoming patch!

Now that TLC #2 has been released we will be turning our focus more directly on to bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements for the core game in the weeks ahead. Going forward, we'll be consolidating the patching process on PC. We will be leaning heavily on regular Tuesday (or Wednesday if needed) deployments unless critical fixes require patches outside of that regular patch day. These will become collective weekly bug and quality-of-life patching updates.

ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!



Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 23rd of March at 1 PM EST until Monday at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate

Not to mention our current Evolution Event is still running until Wednesday the 21st at 3 PM EST!

That's it for this announcement guys! We hope you enjoy the new update! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:

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All the best,
Studio Wildcard