The Latest ARK update introduces baby dinos, breeding, and a new terror to the deep…

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Something bigger and scarier than this shark

I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about ARK: Survival Evolved. The open world dinosaur training (something something) simulator may still be an early-access game, but it’s raking in quite the following, and developing one hell of a community. It’s not hard to see why, because the developers are constantly growing their title and adding in new things to do quite frequently.

Two weeks ago for example, they patched in two brand new biomes, along with some new animals. This week, they’re upping the BOW CHICKA WOW WOW (via PC Gamer):

We are very excited to announce our first pass of creature breeding and baby dinosaurs being pushed to the live game! Survivors will be given the opportunity to pair two members of the same species together, even across Tribes if you’ve got a particularly well endowed creature, and the resulting offspring will have random selection of traits from both parents, along with a degree of arbitrary mutation! Your new tiny friends will grow dynamically in real time and will need to be cared for to reach their ultimate potential.

You’ll be able to selectively breed for your desired qualities and we hope to see some hardcore survivors progressively raising generations of Dinosaurs that have more refined collections of high-end traits than that which could ever be found in the wild – though be warned survivors, as this rewarding process cannot be accomplished with minimal effort. With the dangers that exist in the ARK, incubating an egg and then raising a small helpless baby Dino in real-time from hatchling to adult is no tiny task!

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Awwwww… look at how cute that teeny tiny little violent creature is! If worrying about parenthood wasn’t enough, there’s a new, rather large friend being added to the watery depths of the game too:

The Terror of the Deep, also known as the Mosasaurus Suspirita makes it’s way to the ARK! Contrary to popular opinion, the Mosasaurus, not the Ultramegalodon, is the largest creature that lives within the ARK’s vast ocean.

It is an enormous deep-sea marine lizard that grows over 50 feet long, spending most of it’s time below, only surfacing to breath or chase prey with an engulfing chomp. Due to it’s large size, tribes often opt to build mobile aquatic bases upon it’s back and it’s strength ensures that the Mosasaurus is the most powerful and ideal oceanic escort!

A mobile base built on the back of a dinosaur? How the hell have I not played this game yet? It sounds… no, looks amazing!

Last Updated: October 16, 2015

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

  • I think I really need to try this

  • Kensei Seraph – Terran Ghost

    So… Lazygamer tribe?

  • “A mobile base built on the back of a dinosaur?”

    You are a bit behind try a mobile airbase built on the back of a prehistoric flying reptile. 🙂

  • GooseZA

    Looking forward to trying this when it comes to the Xbox Game Preview.

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