Ark: Survival Evolved – Titanosaurus arrives as price drops 45% in Steam sale

By Matt Martin, Friday, 24 June 2016 10:16 GMT

Largest dinosaur in the game stomps onto PC today.

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Ark: Survival Evolved gets a massive update today with the arrival of the Titanosaurus, the biggest dinosaur in the game.

Neither friend nor foe, survivors will have the chance to tame the wild beast and add it to their defenses.

The update arrives on the same day that Steam is cutting the price of the dino-sim by 45 percent. The price drops from 10am PST today from $29.99 to $16.49, until Monday, July 4.

There’s a whole bunch of new items and changes happening to the PC version of the game, as listed below:

  • New Item: The Chain Bola ammo for ballista turret! Bring huge creatures to their knees, temporarily, by entangling them in these gigantic metal bolas.
  • New Item: Gas Mask! Avoid diseases and poisonous gas with this protective breathing apparatus.
  • New Item: Herbivore “TastyCakes”
  • New Structure: Retractable Rope Ladders! Extend or retract these flimsy ladders, good for letting allies onto your ramparts while keeping the enemy out.
  • New Structure: Tree Sap Taps! Slowly extract valuable syrup from the great redwoods for use in a variety of new recipes.
  • New Mechanic: Custom Tripwire Alarm Notifications via SurviveTheArk.com (E-mail and Forum). Optionally Tribes can post to arbitrary URL, if they have a custom system! Now if someone’s raiding your base, you can get on top of it!
  • GroundClutter effect extended 50% further and +20% more GPU efficiency
  • Balled Doed’s are no longer invincible to Tamed Dino melee attacks – now just very, very resistant to them.
  • Magnifying Glass now displays creature Torpor stats (on Wild creatures too).
  • Tribe Alliances now disabled in Offline Raid mode (too complex to determine if anyone in an Alliance is around), C4/Traps can no longer be placed near Offline-Raid Protected Structures, and Offline-Raid mode now forces all Structures to be Lockable so that players can “Lock” Crop Plots to prevent their turrets from being disabled.
  • New Server Option: “?PreventTribeAlliances=true” to prevent tribe alliances
  • Engagement with Wild Naturally-Fleeing & Small creatures (tiny bugs etc) no longer trigger combat music
  • Tamed Dinos that are following a submerged allied Target will not attempt to float to the surface of the water, but rather will attempt to stay at the depth of their allied Target. (helpful when deliberately going deep-diving your tamed land Dinos). However, Dinos that are capable of suffocating will try to surface if they are out of Oxygen regardless!
  • Vaults can no longer be dropped onto saddle platforms
  • Transfer-All/Drop-All methods now only drop/transfer what is currently disabled in the inventory, respecting any filters/folders you may have active (so for example, if you’re within a folder, it will only transfer those items, or if you have a text filter active, etc).
  • Fixed an issue where pillars were not being calculated correctly as foundations when building pillars downwards
  • Massive +33% rendering gains with any translucent rendering (particles, greenhouse windows, etc).

You can also read more in these official patch notes.

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