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It's time to return to ARK Survival Evolved now that sharks shoot laser beams from their heads

ARK Survival Evolved's latest patch brings a whole host of new content, including laser sharks.

ARK Survival Evolved's patch 257 is introducing a bunch of new content, from a UI overhaul to new creatures and TEK.

Our most favourite addition is the TEK Megalodon Saddle to make laser-shooting sharks a reality.

There are four new animals, a TEK cloning chamber, and upgraded turrets and grenades. The Volcano has had a redesign with a TEK Cave inside, waiting to be explored.

You can find more details in the patch notes, but here's a brief rundown of everything included in patch 257.

  • TEK Megalodon Saddle
  • TEK Turret and TEK Grenades
  • TEK Cloning Chamber - Survivors now have the ability to clone their favourite creatures for the cost of Element Shards. Creatures will retain their level, appearance, and stats
  • Four new creatures - Giant Bee, Daeodon Comedentis, Liopleurodon Magicus, and Kentrosaurus Aethiopicus
  • Volcano Redesign and the TEK Cave
  • More UI overhauls
  • New Hairstyle and Facial Hair
  • Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes
  • 15 new music tracks, per-biome and situational
  • Full Gamepad input pass (i.e. console gamepad functionality)
  • Fixed issue with Cave spawns not functioning properly in singleplayer
  • The Center mega-update!
  • New Emote
  • Engram Tree Revamp
  • Alpha Megalodon
  • All Alphas have their own APEX Items

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