Those good folks over at ARK: Survival Evolved‘s Twitter account today dropped the first hints at the next update for the fan favourite Games Preview dinosaur epic.
Anticipated release date for the this update – which includes new content and some much-needed fixes – is 10 February.
— ARK: Survival Evolved (@survivetheark) January 30, 2016
Amongst the biggest changes are none dedicated server host tether is going to be extended by 33%, and the maximum players on a none dedicated server will be increased.
Players will also be greeted by a new creature in the form of the chicken like-dinosaur, Gallimimus. Here’s a short preview video of the not so little guy in action (the video also includes other items the patch will be bringing):
Our ARK friends had this to say about the new addition:
“Patch 233 welcomes a new friend to the ARK, it’ll come as no surprise to survivors that the Gallimimus has been often been described as being chicken-like, with it’s extremely skittish behaviour. The speedy herbivore makes its way onto the ARK with no natural way to defend itself except for running away. Thankfully the Gallimimus may very well be the fastest dinosaur on the ARK, it’s strength, endurance, and speed of its legs allow it to ferry up to 3 Survivors in a specially-designed Saddle!”
The update adds an enormous amount of new content and optimization, including:
- SWAT-style Assault Armour
- Greenhouse structure pieces to aid survivors in growing crops
- The powerful Electric Prod capable of rendering even the strongest unconscious
Finally, SPLIT SCREEN CO-OP PLAY WILL BE AVAILABLE once the update lands on 10 February – you can read more about this in our earlier ARK article.