ARK: Survival Evolved update gives you an XP boost when using the toilet and a pet Hyena

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:30 GMT

Because who wouldn’t want an XP boost every time they went to the potty?

Studio Wildcard’s latest update to ARK: Survival Evolved comes with more than just indoor plumbing in order to go poo. Players will also be able to acquire their very own Hyena (Hyaenodon) as a pet. It can’t be ridden, but it can haul around specialty packs which store meat.

The update also adds a gas-powered motorboat, Harpoon Gun, more explorer notes, and four creatures alongside the Hyena: Hesperornis, Megatherium, Megalania, and the Yutyrannus. More details on the creatures are available through the game’s Steam page.

Here’s what’s included in ARK update v258:

  • New Weapon: Harpoon Gun
  • New Dino: Hyaenodon
  • New Dino: Hesperornis
  • New Dino: Megatherium
  • New Dino: Megalania
  • New Dino: Yutyrannus
  • New Vehicle: Gas-powered speedy Motorboat
  • New Structure: Interactive Toilet
  • Two New Hairstyles
  • More Explorer Notes
  • More UI Overhauls
  • Direwolf Pack Feature
  • Primitive + Update
  • Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization.
  • Greater Achievement set (various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements)

The game is also on sale through June 5. The core game including Survival Of The Fittest is 68% off at $9.95.

Those in the market for the ARK Survivor’s Pack, which includes the game along with the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack can get it for 73% off at $13.58. If you just need the Scorched Earth Pack, it’s on sale for $6.39.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available on Steam Early Access and is in development for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program and PlayStation 4 and is playable on both consoles.

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