Conquer a Whole New World in ARK: Scorched Earth

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Today the Wildcard team is proud to announce and release a massive expansion to ARK, entitled Scorched Earth! This epic Expansion Pack includes a desert-themed ARK filled with 7 new biomes and intricate caves, 13 new creature species to encounter & tame, over 50 new items, weapons & structures, new map events, survival mechanics, cosmetic rewards, a challenging new boss fight, and many secrets to uncover. And all of this content — characters, items, and creatures — can be dynamically transported back onto the original ARK: Survival Evolved “Island” or “The Center”, to dramatically enhance how you survive there as well!

All of us at Wildcard are tremendously excited to see how these new features alter the dynamics of the long-term ARK ‘metagame’. While we’ve had Scorched Earth and future ARKs in the planning stages since the project’s inception, establishing its inter-ARK travel technology was the essential reason for making this content available right now: we want to experience how these new online features work in a live environment along with our intrepid survivors!

Oh, I almost forgot, today we also doubled the game’s Xbox One content with the addition of the “Primitive+ Official Total Conversion”, a whole new alternate set of items and survival mechanics oriented towards “primitive” living. In addition to more core content such as Fishing and the Allosaurus & Pelaganoris, this update also adds an HD resolution upgrade to fully support 720p gameplay with 1080p UI’s. We’ll sleep when we’re dead!

We tremendously appreciate all the love that ARK fans have devoted to the game over the 9 months since ARK’s launch on Xbox One. As we look ahead to the months ahead, we are thrilled at the ambitious new features on our schedule, including more Official Mods such as “Primal Survival”, and procedurally generated ARKs for endless replayability! It’s going to be a wild ride, as it always is over here at Studio Wildcard. 🙂

So we encourage everyone to grab some trustworthy tribemates, don your safari hats, layer on the SPF-1000 sunscreen, and head out into the great blazing desert as you strive to beat the heat and conquer the vast new lands of Scorched Earth!