So I was looking at my calendar this morning and I realized that this week is ARK Survival Evolved’s third birthday since its official launch. Obviously it’s quite a bit older than that, but you know how early access goes: They don’t want you to count those years against them while they’re working on it, but they definitely wanna count ’em after the fact.
Anyhow, as it turns out, Studio Wildcard had a little something planned in the form of its Crystal Isles map. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it rolled out to PC players earlier this summer, but now it’s launched on PS4 and Xbox One too as of today. It was originally a player-created mod that came out in 2016, but the studio says it’s “polished it to bring out its shine,” with four biomes, a new dino, new wyvens, and a boss arena.
Today’s update also doubles all harvesting, experience, and taming rates permanently in the core game; custom servers will need to tweak their values accordingly if they don’t want rates to increase. Have a happy one, ARK.