Fans are reporting a new ARK Survival Evolved update has been released today.
However, it’s unclear precisely what the new patch has added to the game.
At the time of writing this article, no official patch notes have been shared by developers Studio Wildcard.
All we know for sure is that a new patch has been released that appears to be around 2GB to download on PC. And on console, the patch is reportedly even bigger, weighing in at over 20GB.
“I just finished the upgrade process both on my client as well as my private server, both finished downloading without issues, launching the server to see if there are any problems but so far everything is alright,” one ARK gamer reports.
“I did have to download around 256.5 MB, but then although no bandwidth was being used anymore my SSD was working at around 350 MB/s for quite a bit, that’s probably what takes the longest.
“Also the main menu now has the advert for the Genesis season pass. If I have to take a guess the update might be to add HLN-A for those that purchase the new season pass, it’s just that it’s not available for purchase on Steam yet (or it might be, I didn’t click the banner), but the content is added to the base game anyways like the rest of DLC.”
The good news is that new ARK patch notes could be shared at some point later this evening by Wildcard.
The team have been busy showing off the game’s next Season Pass, which is available to buy from the PlayStation Store today.
The new content won’t be available to download just yet though, with a new live stream event confirming that the first content drop would scheduled for the end of the year.
ARK Genesis Part 1 arrives on December 2019 and will contain one of two new worlds that were teased today.
This will be followed by part 2 in 2020, although it will take a very long time for it to land.
That’s because the Genesis Part 2 release date has been set for Winter 2020, meaning that these two new expansions are going to be big.
And from what has been teased, gamers will be able to take on new missions in-game and have the ability to tame and evolve new monsters.
There will also be new creatures to tame, structures to build and brand new maps and biomes to explore.
And if you pre-order the new season pass now, you will also get instant access to ARK’s first character that talks, the cosmetic pet HLN A.
“Continue your quest for survival and unlock a whole new chapter in the saga of ARK: Survival Evolved with the ARK: Genesis Season Pass,” the official description reads.
“This Season Pass gives you access to two new huge expansion packs and one exclusive in-game cosmetic pet.
“Further the ARK storyline while adventuring through unique and diverse biomes via an all-new mission-based game mechanic.
“Discover, utilise and master new creatures, new craftable items and new craftable structures, unlike anything you have seen yet.”