New ARK: Survival Evolved Update Has Some Useful Changes

Wildcard has released another ARK: Survival Evolved PC update, which contains a few welcome fixes and improvements. Currently, the Structures+ and Kibble rework update is still undergoing beta testing, but Wildcard is continually taking feedback for changes and fixes to improve the implementation.

The majority of the patch notes are listed below and you can read the full patch notice on the official forums:

  • Managarmr
    • Ice Breath damage is now scaled by distance to the target
    • Improvements to situations where Managarmrs float away
    • Whistle Follow or Whistle Stop will order the Managarmr to stop their active ability and return to ground
    • Reduced Ice Breath freeze amount
    • Increased time between Freeze Debuffs
  • Exploits
    • Fix for exploit related to Rafts
    • Fix for exploit related to Tek Gloves
    • Fix for exploit related to Owl and babies
    • Fix for exploit related to Owl
    • Fix for exploit related to Desert Titan lightning
  • Extinction
    • Environment memory improvements
    • SM4 rendering improvements
  • Ice Titan
    • Have Ice Titan consider more targets as a leapable-enemy
  • Desert Titan
    • Fix Desert Titan sometimes freezing/refusing to move during boss fight
    • Fix Desert Titan occassionaly flying out of world bounds
    • Untamed Desert Titan ground targeted lightning attack will now have a variable delay
    • Removed Burning debuff that the lightning field puts on enemies
  • Titans
    • Reduced damage to structures from melee attacks
  • Mating
    • Added “Enable Mating” under Behavior dial on Dinos
    • Change dino hover UI to read “Enable Wander or Mating to Mate” instead of “Enable Wander to Mate”
  • UI
    • Move chatbox down to lower left corner
  • Inventory
    • Increase Bullet/Arrow stack size to 100 (from 50).
  • Turrets
    • Reduced Auto/Heavy turret inventory size roughly 40%, to accommodate ammo stack change (results in slight increase of max # of bullets they can store)
  • Tribes
    • Finish increasing tribe group rank limit from 5 to 10
    • A player can not accept alliance invites unless they are tribe admin
    • Alliance invites and new tribes added or removed from alliances is now logged in the Tribe Log.
  • Cryopod
    • Tooltips now contain the stats of the dino
    • Mating timer now advances while in a Cryopod unless the Cryopod is transferred, then it is reset to respect the new server’s MatingIntervalMultiplier
    • Baby aging is paused while in a Cryopod
    • Baby imprinting is paused while in a Cryopod
    • Baby gestation is aborted when entering a Cryopod
  • Air Conditioner
    • Reduced Air Conditioning SFX radius
  • Plant Y
    • No longer affects Quetz and Karkinos
  • Plant Z
    • Stun cooldown increased vs dinos, 5 seconds -> 7.5 seconds
  • Megalania
    • Halve torpidity decrease rate
  • Bola
    • You can now struggle to get out of bola faster


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