Ark: Survival Evolved July 30 Update Brings Balancing Changes To Nine Creatures

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  • Action-Adventure
  • Survival
2017-08-29

The multiplayer dinosaur survival game, Ark: Survival Evolved received an update yesterday, and boy was it a big one. The update makes tons of balancing changes to over nine creatures. Multiple creatures saw a reduction in their maturation time, except the Rhino, whose maturation time now matches Doedicurus. The story-oriented part of the game, Genesis, was also heavily tweaked. Race missions in both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are increased by 15 seconds and the Hex Store now has Event Emotes that you can purchase for 50,000 hexagons.

Speaking of the Hex Store, the cost of Gunpowder and Hide in Hex Exchange is also increased to 150 and 60 hexagons respectively. The boss fight timer in Valguero also saw an increase of ten minutes, now the boss fight will last for 30 minutes.

This update was a pretty big update that made changes to several aspects of the game. You can read about them below or on the official site. The update is live for both the Steam and Epic Games Store versions of Ark.

Ark: Survival Evolved PC Patch Notes: Client v312.65 - Server: v312.65

CREATURES

Basilosaurus

  •  Increased deep-sea-depth value at which damage taken by approximately 30%

Bloodstalker

  • Reduced armour penetration by approximately 35%
  • Reduced durability damage by 50%

Carno

  • Added 30% armour penetration to the Left Click attack
  • Added a Bleed effect to the right click attack which does up to 5% of targets health over 10 seconds, cannot be stacked but the timer can be reset.

Carbonemys

  • Increased resistance to TEK Turrets by 10%

Dunkleosteus

  • Reduced weight of Obsidian in inventory by approximately 75%
  • Reduced weight of metal, stone, crystal, and black pearls by approximately 50%
  • Increased swim speed by approximately 20%

Liopleurodon

  • Increased buff timer from 30 minutes to six hours

Megachelon

  • Reduced Shell Resistance by 30% (from 80% to 50%)
  • Reduced Health Per Level gains by approximately 15%

Paracer

  • Reduced Health Per Level gains by approximately 15%

Gasbags

  • Can no longer inhale or exhale when being carried by skiff
  • Will no longer push Dinos around in PvE when landing to prevent griefing and exploits

BREEDING

  • Reduced Mosasaur maturation time (now matches Yutyrannus)
  • Reduced Basilosaurus maturation time (now matches Gacha)
  • Reduced Tusoteuthis maturation time (now matches Yutyrannus)
  • Reduced Plesiosaur maturation time (now matches Gacha)
  • Reduced Compy maturation time (now matches Otter)
  • Reduced Equus maturation time (now matches Procoptodon)
  • Reduced Quetzal maturation time to approximately five and a half days
  • Reduced Phiomia maturation time (now matches Ovis)
  • Reduced Ichthyosaurus maturation time (now matches Roll Rat)
  • Reduced Dunkleosteus maturation time (now matches Mammoth)
  • Reduced Jerboa maturation time (now matches Otter)
  • Increased Rhino maturation time (now matches Doedicurus)

GENESIS

  • Added an additional 15 seconds to all race missions on Xbox and PS4
  • Added Event Emotes to the Hex Store at the cost of 50,000 hexagons
  • Reduced Hexagons rewarded on Mound Over Matter and One Helluva Treasure Hunt by 25% on all difficulties
  • Increased the cost of Gunpowder in the Hex Exchange to 150 hexagons.
  • Increased the cost of Hide in the Hex Exchange to 60 Hexagons
  • Element Shards gained from Genesis Volcano Red Crystals have been reduced by approximately 40%
  • Per Character Hexagon clamp added to configurable ini (Defaults to 2.5m on Official Network, retroactive change). Can be edited on unofficials by changing this variable in GameUserSettings.ini: MaxHexagonsPerCharacter=2500000

VALGUERO

  • Boss Fight timer has increased from 20 minutes to 30 minutes.

GENERAL

  • Flying creatures will prioritize picking up friendly-creatures rather than dismounting friendly riders
  • Baby Creatures will no longer auto-wander when hatched
  • Mounting a flying creature will no longer instantly cause it to take off
  • Cryopods in a player’s inventory will now charge if a player is sleeping in a TEK Pod.
  • TEK Helm will now provide players with the Gas Mask bonus, protecting them from the Poison Wyvern and Basilisk spit.
  • Tamed Creatures can no longer consume antidote
  • Added multiple item-clamping checks to various areas of loot generation and crafting.
  • Heavy Turret damage increased by 15%
  • TEK Turrets now require double the amount of shards per bullet
  • Metal Ingot stack size has been increased to 300
  • Raw Metal stack size has been increased to 300
  • Spoil time on Lesser Antidote has been increased to three days
  • Spoil time on Prime Meat and Prime Fish have doubled
  • HLNA and Chibi Creatures no longer disable the protection against Bees buff.
  • Yell and Whisper can now switch between the following modifier keys on PC: Left Shift, Left Ctrl, and Left Alt.
  • A configurable GameUserSettings.ini which allows server hosts to limit the amount of gateways that can be placed on platform saddles. This  configuration is not retroactive, so applying this change will require some manual administration work to clear up any pre-existing platforms that exceed the limit. MaxGateFrameOnSaddles=2 We’ll be enabling this on our Official PvP Network and setting the limit to 2, on all platforms. Official PvP players will have approximately 30 days to adjust their current existing platforms to remove any that exceed the gateway limit.
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