Ark: Survival Evolved developer Studio Wildcard has unveiled its massive new update for the Steam version just two days before Christmas, bringing the Winter Wonderland starring Raptor Claus. The update also coincides with the major Steam holiday sale that brings the price down to $17.99.
The update adds many new decorations for the game including Holiday Lights, Decorative Tree, Wreaths, Wall-Stockings, Snowmen, and Giftable Loot-Containing Presents. If that weren't enough,Raptor Claus will be flying over the land, dropping rare blueprints from his reindeer-driven sleigh. "Survivors also can earn Reindeer Costumes, Candy Cane Club Weapons, Santa Hats, and if they collect enough Coal, they might even be able to summon the elusive holiday-themed DodoRex to do their bidding for a limited time!" states the developer.
Studio Wildcard will also be celebrating New Year's Eve with a massive Survival of the Fittest Battle, called the Naughty or Nice event pitting 200 players against each other in a 100 v 100 skirmish; one team will be named Naughty, the other Nice."The 100 players on the winning Tribe - either Tribe “Naughty” or Tribe “Nice” - will get to divvy up $10,000 to donate to which charity they choose."
Ark: Survival Evolved is currently in Steam Early Access and now has Oculus Rift VR support.