This last update for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Ark brought some really big problems for survivors who play on unofficial dedicated servers. Servers started crashing every few minutes and corrupting data for some servers. Nothing seems to be able to fix it right now. Wiping, lowering dino count, deleting data from your console, None of those have been able to hold out for long.
We hoped that this would get fixed sooner rather than later but it looks like we will all be waiting at least a couple of more weeks. Today on twitter Wildcard’s Community Manger Jat was asked about the Xbox One dedicated servers crashing.
@Jatheish hey man the Xbox dedicated servers are really broken and buggy. Can you take a look why they are always corrupting and crashing?
— Jaysoflyedwards (@jayedwards734) August 2, 2017
— Jat (@Jatheish) August 2, 2017
Jat responded saying they had a fix coming for both PS4 and Xbox One in “Mid August”.
This sucks, a lot. Xbox One users have been suffering with the issue for over a month and Wildcard did not fix the issue before porting the problem to the PS4 version of Ark. A lot of Player Dedicated servers are not working right now, Our Center server is down for the count. A lot of people choose to spend their playtime on Player Dedicated servers, it is far superior to the Official server experience and with these servers not working or completely just corrupting the hard work of all the survivors on the server, many people are just quitting Ark all together.
The retail release of Ark: Survival Evolved was delayed from August 8th to August 29th, with problems like this in the game its not surprising that it was delayed. Hopefully Studio Wildcard get this fixed without causing anymore data loss while there is still a player base to take care of.