If you ask most Ark survivors, this time of year is hard to beat. With the Turkey Trial and Winter Wonderland events tying closely together, our community always has something to look forward to during the holiday season. Our very recognizable helper, RaptorClaus, will be making a triumphant return to drop off holiday gifts filled with loot, event items, mistletoe, and lumps of coal for all those naughty survivors. Join in the holiday cheer for your chance at a new Santa skin, animated series Parasaur skin, and new chibis. If you’re out there competing for those epic RaptorClaus drops, please note: In the world of Ark, the holiday season isn’t necessarily the giving season. Expect a little competition.
This year presented an opportunity to do something with the community we’ve never done. With our first-ever community creature vote, we have been able to add community-requested creatures into the upcoming Lost Island map. Amargasaurus, Dinopithecus, and Sinamacrops are new creatures that will make their first debut on the newly-launched free Lost Island DLC. Before becoming an official map, news of Lost Island steadily trended in the Ark community. Whether it was the 150 sq km of exploration, the vast mangrove swamps, or the uncharted cave systems, Lost Island’s features piqued the interest of players. It’s a pleasure to close out the year and holiday season by getting Lost Island into the hands of more Ark survivors on more platforms.
The party doesn’t stop next year either! In February, we’ll be spreading positive vibes with Love Evolved and the community will be hopping into a fresh encounter as early as June 2022 in the form of a Nordic-inspired mod community map, Fjordur. Since the community creature vote was successful, we’re bringing it back (with enhancements) for Fjordur. We’re all anxious to see the community’s creativity and passion from the upcoming round of creature submissions!
We’re closing out another year with events and new content while being optimistic about what’s in store for Ark survivors in the coming year. From everyone at Studio Wildcard, we’d like to wish you Happy Holidays. We can’t wait to see you in the new year!
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