The latest ARK update includes giant beavers for a dam good time

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If you thought version 235 of ARK: Survival Evolved was rad (it included grappling hooks and giant birds for crying out loud), then you’re definitely going to like what the next content update will bring to the prehistoric survival simulator. It contains giant beavers…

Or as they’re better known scientifically, the Castoroides Feliconcisor. Here’s an overview of what the furry critters can do (via VG247):

Castoroides Feliconcisor is a large, mammalian herbivore that tends to live near water. Unlike other larger beaver species this one retains the chisel-shaped teeth of modern beavers. As is typical for beavers, they build dams as habitats, but the larger creatures on the island have a tendency to trample them. As a result, finding unsullied dams in the wild is quite rare. The creature naturally gathers wood extremely efficiently, far more than most species on the island. It’s not the strongest creature, so it can only carry limited amounts, however with its fantastic chisel-shaped teeth, survivors find it quite the handy mount to use for crafting on the go!

Sounds like a handy animal to befriend, particularly when it comes to gathering lots of wood. Anyhow, Castoroides Feliconcisor isn’t the only new bit of content included with update 236. No, the new patch also comes with… handcuffs?

Patch 236 continues to adds more roleplaying fun, allowing Survivors to now handcuff each other and effectively enable them to wrangle prisoners! The patch also introduces a number of improved client and server side performance streaming improvements.

The words roleplaying, fun, handcuff, and wrangle, all in the same sentence? Hmmmm interesting! Please distract yourself with this spotlight video while I fight the urge to say even more inappropriate stuff:

I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to playing ARK: Survival Evolved yet. It looks like some damn good fun! Maybe I’ll finally get around to it when it sees an actual release one day.

Last Updated: February 24, 2016

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • HvR

    So players can now play with handcuffs and hunt and mount beavers …..

    • Dresden

      A bit too weird for my taste, but I’m not one to judge others’ fetishes xD

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    …………………. I’m not even gonna.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    No more killing players… just raid, handcuff, and leave 😛

    • Captain JJ the “saviour”

      We were on the other day. Dude shows up kills two of my friends for no reason (we had nothing he could even steal). I write on the chat what happened and where. Five minutes later a dude on a Pteranodon pitches. Kills him and gives us weapons before leaving.
      Thank you kind stranger.

      • Commander Admiral Chief


        • Captain JJ the “saviour”

          There’s a tribe on our server that has taken it upon themselves to police the island. I don’t mind.
          They’re keeping the scum off.

          • Hammersteyn

            So it’s like kindergarten?

          • Captain JJ the “saviour”

            Only now the dinosaurs are bigger!
            What more could you want?

          • Hammersteyn

            Wouldn’t mind nap time

          • Captain JJ the “saviour”

            Only when you have nap time, some kid comes and destroys your sandcastle sometimes.
            That’s why we needed policing.

  • Captain JJ the “saviour”

    ARK seriously needs to just hang ten with the content for a moment and optimise the game

    • Hammersteyn

      Yeah, watched the video, the game looks horrendous

      • Captain JJ the “saviour”

        I run it on medium with x2 anti aliasing and it’s not very pretty.
        Taking a break, playing the Forest instead for a bit because it runs so beautifully and looks so pretty. Just makes it easier to get immersed into a game like that.

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          Horror game, right?

          • Captain JJ the “saviour”

            Yep. Fun horror though.
            Last night when I was playing co-op with a friend he nearly killed me because I sneaked up on him and gave him a moerse scare 😀

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            [puts game on Matty’s review list]

          • Captain JJ the “saviour”

            I meant to discuss a Matty game proposition with you, actually.

    • I agree, the island is getting cluttered and optimization is still not great.

  • prehistoric survival simulator *Farcry cough*

    • Captain JJ the “saviour”

      Yea. FarCry Primal is about three years behind the indie game ARK.

      • lol

        • Captain JJ the “saviour”

          But. That said.
          As much as I loved ARK, it doesn’t run as beautifully as Primal.

          • ARK is Primal in it’s coding!

          • Captain JJ the “saviour”

            Your feet are primal in their coding!

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    I couldn’t resist any longer….

    • Captain JJ the “saviour”

      I upvoted you, because I can’t watch videos at work :/
      It’s something.

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        I’m sorry, you can watch it at home if you want, I’d highly recommend it!

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