With the game barely out of the beta/preview phase and into full retail, Studio Wildcard has announced the next ARK: Survival Evolved Expansion Pack: “Aberration.” The expansion will take survivors to a new damaged ARK with no internal atmosphere, intense surface radiation, and plenty of underground biomes with new items and creatures.
Features of the Expansion Pack include:
- Tame New Creatures: The intense radiation of Aberration has led to incredible genetic mutations, resulting in new creatures with amazing abilities! Clamber up walls & glide through the air on the back of a camouflaging chameleon-like ‘Rock Drake’, keep the dark at bay with a friendly ‘Lantern Pug’, or grab and toss multiple creatures simultaneously with a massive ‘Cave Crustacean’, or — if you are talented enough to tame one — command the vile ‘Nameless Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster!
- Craft Over 50 Unique Items: Traverse this new ARK using cave-climbing picks, gliding wingsuits, and ziplines. Learn advanced engrams to dominate the harsh environment, protect yourself with hazmat outfits, charge lanterns, explosive rounds, batteries, glowsticks, railguns, and much more. Thrive by gathering new resources, using fishing baskets, gas collectors, fortify your home within the caverns using cliff structures, and much more!
- Conquer New Challenges: With the maintenance systems of this new ARK malfunctioning, earthquakes, radiation exposure, gas leaks, and Element chambers are among the many hazards that survivors will learn to grapple with Aberration’s varied biomes, both above ground and below the surface. Among Aberration’s greatest challenges is the hierarchy of ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused monstrosities, requiring constant vigilance to defend against! And in the deepest depths of Aberration, their terrifying master awaits… will you be among the survivors powerful enough to face it
Check out some of the screenshots from the new Expansion Pack:
The “Aberration” Expansion Pack launches in October on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam as a standalone expansion pack ($19.99) and as part of the ARK: Explorer’s Edition (Season Pass). If you own the ARK: Explorer’s Edition, you will receive exclusive in-game Aberration-themed cosmetic item skins, including the Aberration Helmet, and the Aberration Sword.
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