Upcoming Balance Pass
We’ve spoken a lot about what players can look forward to in the future for ARK, now let’s talk about the present! This Thursday, July 30th, we’ll be releasing a minor version update on PC, Xbox, and PS4 which will contain a number of quality of life and balance changes. Here’s some of what you can expect to get your hands on. We'll share the full set of notes on patch day:
Carno - Added 30% armour penetration to the Left Click attack - Added a Bleed effect to the right click attack which does up to 5% of targets health over 10 seconds, cannot be stacked but the timer can be reset.Dunkleosteus - Reduced weight of Obsidian in inventory by approximately 75% - Reduced weight of metal, stone, crystal, and black pearls by approximately 50% - Increased swim speed by approximately 20%Megachelon - Reduced Shell Resistance by 30% (from 80% to 50%) - Reduced Health Per Level gains by approximately 15%
- Reduced Mosasaur maturation time (now matches Yutyrannus) - Reduced Basilosaurus maturation time (now matches Gacha) - Reduced Tusoteuthis maturation time (now matches Yutyrannus) - Reduced Plesiosaur maturation time (now matches Gacha) - Reduced Compy maturation time (now matches Otter) - Reduced Equus maturation time (now matches Procoptodon) - Reduced Quetzal maturation time to approximately 5 and a half days - Reduced Phiomia maturation time (now matches Ovis) - Reduced Ichthyosaurus maturation time (now matches Roll Rat) - Reduced Dunkleosteus maturation time (now matches Mammoth) - Reduced Jerboa maturation time (now matches Otter) - Increased Rhino maturation time (now matches Doedicurus)
- Flying creatures will prioritise picking up friendly-creatures rather than dismounting friendly riders - Baby Creatures will no longer auto-wander when hatched - Mounting a flying creature will no longer instantly cause it to take off - Cryopods in a player’s inventory will now charge if a player is sleeping in a TEK Pod. - TEK Helm will now provide players with the Gas Mask bonus, protecting them from the Poison Wyvern and Basilisk spit. - TEK Turrets now require double the amount of shards per bullet - Metal Ingot stack size has been increased to 300 - Raw Metal stack size has been increased to 300 - Spoil time on Lesser Antidote has been increased to 3 days - Spoil time on Prime Meat and Prime Fish have doubled - Gasbags will no longer push Dinos around in PVE when landing to prevent griefing and exploits - HLNA and Chibi Creatures no longer disable the protection against Bees buff. - Yell and Whisper can now switch between the following modifier keys on PC: Left Shift, Left Ctrl, and Left Alt - Added an additional 15 seconds to all race missions on Xbox and PS4 - Added Event Emotes to the Hex Store at the cost of 50,000 hexagons - Boss Fight timer on Valguero has increased from 20 minutes to 30 minutes. - We are also adding a configurable GameUserSettings.ini which allows server hosts to limit the amount of gateways that can be placed on platform saddles. This configuration is not retroactive, so applying this change will require some manual administration work to clear up any pre-existing platforms that exceed the limit.