Ark: Survival Evolved - Explore the Lost Island Soon

A new region to explore.
A new region to explore. Studio Wildcard

Ark: Survival Evolved is a game where players must survive on a mysterious island. A new DLC is coming to the game which, once again, tests their survival skills. The Lost Island is a 150-square kilometer map that offers new biomes and new challenges. There are even mysterious ruins for players to explore.

In addition to a new map, three new real-world creatures are introduced. One of these is the Amargasaurus, which we’ll take a closer look at in a while. The Lost Island DLC is arriving later this year free to all players.

Aggressive and Spiny

One of the features of the game is having players tame dinosaurs. Once tamed, they can issue commands and even ride them. For the Lost Island , one of the new dinosaurs is none other than the Amargasaurus titanicus, a member of the sauropod family, with two parallel rows of dorsal spines running on its back.

The spines aren’t just there for show, for they help control body temperature, letting Amargasaurus live comfortably in extreme heat and extreme cold. The same spines aid in swimming, and of course, serve as natural weapons.

Beware the spikes.
Beware the spikes. Studio Wildcard

It’s going to be easy to tame though. That’s because compared to other sauropods, this is more prone to violence. However, for those who can tame them, they’ll also discover that the spine is its best feature. If removed early, the thermal storage of the spines becomes erratic. This makes it perfect for catalyzing sap development present in many trees.

It can also be used in battle. The warming/freezing waves that come out of the spike can affect armor. But do take note that it's more effective against heavily complex armor.

Rule Update

Besides a new DLC, developer Studio Wildcard also revealed a small update to its Code of Conduct. Under the rules, Game Blocking is not allowed. This is where players block other tribes from playing the game on PvE servers.

One way to do this is blocking access to important resources, such as charge nodes, Extinction City Terminals, Orbital supply crates on Extinction, and Mission Terminals. The small update now adds Teleporters and Dispatchers to that list.

Ark: Survival Evolved is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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