Ark: Survival Evolved PC Update v265.284 Released With Major Bug & Ragnarok Fixes

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ARK: Survival Evolved has been updated on PC with some pre-release main game and Ragnarok bug fixes. The patch addresses geometry issues and more. ARK: Survival Evolved comes to PC, Xbox One, PS4, OS X and Linux Aug. 29. Studio Wildcard

ARK: Survival Evolved patch version 265.284 brings some pretty interesting bug fixes and updates to the Ragnarok map. While we don’t normally report on interstitial updates, this new one is substantial enough to make note of. Check out the full changelog below courtesy of Studio Wildcard.

Client Version: v265.284

  • Ragnarok map fixes: Please note that this update is not backwards compatible, so it is very important that Unofficial Servers update to the latest version: 265.284
  • Fixed dinos appearing to fall through ceilings on the client. It may take a minute or so for the server to correct the creatures.
  • Fixed buffer overflow error occurring when logging into very dense bases.
  • Fixed certain values being edited that allowed unintended visual changes to be made to the ini files.
  • Review and changes made to graphical presets.
  • Fixed an issue where players would fall through ceilings when logged out on top of them.
  • Fixed issue where binding "E" to middle mouse button wouldn't function properly.
  • Fixed eggs falling through structures (for real this time).
  • Fixed rex saddle positioning in dye UI screen.
  • Fixed Industrial Cooker and Beer Barrel from accepting fertilizer due to crop plot change.
  • Fixed a visual issue where the Megalosaurus would appear to be sleeping instead of unconscious.
  • Added swing delay to the Electric Prod.
  • Fixed issue where canvases were not able to be placed on the Refrigerator.
  • Fixed a visual issue where the player in inventory would appear as a silhouette.
  • Improved collision on large hatchframe.
  • Allowed the dye UI to stay open after jumping to paint.

Ragnarok Fixes

  • Added several new biomes in the SW corner of the map.
  • Changed resource weights on Aloe plant.
  • Changed resource weights on underwater metal rock.
  • Moved swamp player spawns to new area.

This update arrives as Studio Wildcard continues to push toward ARK: Survival Evolved ’s retail release date of Aug. 29. As seen in these fixes, the development team is working out significant kinks that could impact mainstream players at launch. Early access customers may be OK with falling through geometry every once in awhile, but the masses may not be as kind. With regard to Ragnarok, the officially modded map looks to be a pretty polished addition to the game for its console launch on day one.

Amidst all this ARK launch talk, Wildcard Programmer and Designer Jeremy Steglitz made waves with his recent tweet regarding the game’s absent cross-platform play features between PS4 and Microsoft platforms like Xbox One and PC. “We have it working internally,” he said, “but currently Sony won’t allow it.” The platform holder took a similar anti-consumer stances on cross-platform play for mega-hits like Rocket League and Minecraft as well.

ARK: Survival Evolved is in early access on PC, Xbox One, PS4, OS X and Linux. It releases on those platforms Aug. 29.

What do you think of ARK’s latest PC update? Are there any big bugs you’d like to see squashed before release? Tell us in the comments section!

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