With years of Early Access service under its belt, ARK: Survival Evolved spread its wings to other platforms before becoming a complete game. With the end not visible in the distance, the PC version of the dino survival sim has climbed up to update #252 - somewhat of a landmark achievement when it comes to software support.
So with such a high number of updates spanning over the years, it's only fair to suggest you won't be seeing a 'complete' changelog here right now. Instead, we're starting with the latest update and will strive to keep this page updated with every patch detail - big or small - throughout the foreseeable future. So what's new this time around? Lets take a look;
ARK: Survival Evolved Update - 258
Another month - another set of new creatures added to ARK: Survival Evolved. Like always, a new patch means a surge in new players rushing to figure out the server system and realise they need a couple more maps before the game really lets them do anything. Be nice to the newbies, folks.
ARK: Survival Evolved Update - 257
Waiting for an ARK patch feels like waiting a lifetime. They come every month - give or take - but that regularity only means each individual week feels longer than the last. It's more TEK tier, though, and that's never a bad thing.
ARK: Survival Evolved Update - 256
Another month, another update. This one is big in a different way, however. Since the inception of ARK: Survival Evolved, it's been known to have one of the most horrendous GUIs in the whole industry - at least by our standards. After years of hopes and dreams, they're finally being replaced. First comes the inventory - then comes the rest.
ARK: Survival Evolved Update - 255.1
There's always more walking to be done in ARK. Set out to find 30 more explorer notes and don your new favorite facial hair style to line up with a dramatic re-emergence from the jungle looking like Tom Hanks from Castaway before being eaten by a dinosaur.
ARK: Survival Evolved Update - 254.0
The Tek Tier 1 update is finally here! Accompanying its long-awaited release, ARK: Survival Evolved is now at its cheapest for a limited time. As promised, the first wave of the new Tek Tier end-game progression system came with a few other noteworthy additions. Facial hair, Jousting and a few more beasts to tame.
ARK: Survival Evolved Update - 253.0
If you've ever wanted to take pictures of the varied landscapes of your server, now you can! There's a fancy pictograph box in ARK's 253.00 update, so break out the smiles, get your comrades together and get a nice shot before someone blasts you with a rogue arrow. Network gains, new Dossier updates and underwater caves arrive this time, too. But the Tek Tier update won't make the grade until the next one.
ARK: Survival Evolved Update - 252.0
What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than discovering a massive, tamable snail? 4 new creatures make it into ARK's enormous monster library - Achatina, Megalosaurus, Moschops, Pachyrhinosaurus - and a lot of the original island caves have received a vast redesign to bring them more in-line with current conten. There's more over here, but here's the rough idea:
ARK: Survival Evolved Update - 250.0
Halloween is over and you can now tweak the colour of your interior lighting by simply painting a light-bulb. Server hosts should notice a considerable drop in the time required to generate a new procedural world and Alpha Mosasaur's are the go-to aquatic creature to quell for a decent fishing rod. What else? The full changelog is posted below straight from the Patch Note Wiki: