ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED LAUNCH PLAN
ARK: Survival Evolved is set to release on August 8 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Studio Wildcard is holding fast to its commitment to no wipe servers, despite the rampant cheating and hacking within the game. Legacy servers will continue after launch and Studio Wildcard is set to also implement new servers with new code and with infrastructure designed to prevent the hacking and cheating issues..
ARK – Ragnarok, will also be available to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players on launch day. This is a free to download for all players and featuring a Griffon and a new environment to explore. Ragnarok will receive a large update this week for PC players, with new areas, bug fixes and some quality of life changes.
Finally on launch day there will be support for private rentable dedicated servers. These servers will be available via hosting company Nitrado for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players and will be offered at a low price to make them available for as many player as possible. Now this might sound like just a shameless cash grab, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. I’ll let you decide that for yourself.
These rentable servers will feature –
No need for a second console to host personal servers!
Complete access to all of ARKs custom server config settings, which will let players change the rules on their custom ARKs
The option to create cross ARK Clusters for the ultimate ARK Experience – allowing travel across four Maps
Create a backup of server save files, allowing players to try something new without the fear of losing data
The servers will result in higher performance due to better optimisation
Player servers will now be able to support a larger pool of players, up to 100!
Ragnarok, a community created mod, contains:
A 144 sq kilometer map designed to be explored by land, sea or air
Tons of harvest-able or gatherable resources
Caves of all shapes and sizes, each designed to be built in
Distinct variations on former ARK creatures, as well a special brand-new creature unique to Ragnarok
Build tree platforms on unique trees/rocks
Expansive biomes that were built to reward hardy explorers
Some of the most challenging dungeons in ARK will await players
An active volcano that while erupting yields a high amount of resources in the form of lava crystal
Beautiful vistas and base locations as far as the eye can see
Hot springs that while dormant yield a relaxing buff, but when active, become dangerous
Ruins to not only explore but that can also be incorporated into base builds
A vast ocean with its own ecosystem
Upcoming future desert biome to find and tame creatures
Upcoming Explorer Notes that hold the key to Ragnarok’s secrets and history