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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

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  1. So players can now play with handcuffs and hunt and mount beavers …..
    http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Bill-Hader-Holding-in-Laugh.gif

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    • Dresden

      February 24, 2016 at 14:38

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

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 24, 2016 at 14:38

    …………………. I’m not even gonna.

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  3. VampyreSquirrel

    February 24, 2016 at 14:40

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

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    • Captain JJ the "saviour"

      February 24, 2016 at 14:50

      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.

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      • Commander Admiral Chief

        February 24, 2016 at 14:51

        LOOOOOOOOOOOOL

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        • Captain JJ the "saviour"

          February 24, 2016 at 14:52

          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.

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          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2016 at 14:53

            So it’s like kindergarten?

          • Captain JJ the "saviour"

            February 24, 2016 at 14:54

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

          • Hammersteyn

            February 24, 2016 at 14:55

            Wouldn’t mind nap time

          • Captain JJ the "saviour"

            February 24, 2016 at 14:56

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

  4. Captain JJ the "saviour"

    February 24, 2016 at 14:48

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

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 24, 2016 at 14:50

      Yeah, watched the video, the game looks horrendous

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      • Captain JJ the "saviour"

        February 24, 2016 at 14:51

        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.

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        • Commander Admiral Chief

          February 24, 2016 at 14:52

          Horror game, right?

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          • Captain JJ the "saviour"

            February 24, 2016 at 14:53

            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

            February 24, 2016 at 14:54

            [puts game on Matty’s review list]

          • Captain JJ the "saviour"

            February 24, 2016 at 14:55

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

    • Ottokie

      February 24, 2016 at 14:52

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

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  5. RinceThis

    February 24, 2016 at 14:56

    prehistoric survival simulator *Farcry cough*

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    • Captain JJ the "saviour"

      February 24, 2016 at 14:57

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

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      • RinceThis

        February 24, 2016 at 14:57

        lol

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        • Captain JJ the "saviour"

          February 24, 2016 at 14:58

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

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          • RinceThis

            February 24, 2016 at 15:05

            ARK is Primal in it’s coding!

          • Captain JJ the "saviour"

            February 24, 2016 at 15:06

            Your feet are primal in their coding!

  6. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    February 24, 2016 at 15:20

    I couldn’t resist any longer….

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    • Captain JJ the "saviour"

      February 24, 2016 at 15:22

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

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        February 24, 2016 at 15:25

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

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