Ark Sur­vival Evolved has just received a free major update. This update includes sev­er­al fix­es and opti­miza­tions and adds the “major ele­ments” of the pop­u­lar mod “S+” to the core Ark game for the Playsta­tion 4, Xbox One and PC.

PC play­ers have had access to S+ via mods for a while now but the Home­stead update brings it to con­soles for the first time. Play­ers can now build the build­ing of their dreams using a ton of new parts. New build­ing fea­tures include:

  • Ded­i­cat­ed bulk stor­age
  • Tri­an­gle foun­da­tions, ceil­ings and roof pieces
  • Four high walls
  • Fence sup­ports for lev­el walls
  • Flex­i­ble pipes and elec­tri­cal cables
  • Dou­ble doors
  • Swap­pable vari­ants for ramps/stairs
  • New visu­al vari­ants for exist­ing struc­tures

The Home­stead update is live now for PS4, Xbox One and PC, no infor­ma­tion was giv­en about this update com­ing to the Nin­ten­do Switch. Check out the full patch notes below.

Ark Homestead Update Notes

S+

  • Vari­ant Sys­tem
    • Added Struc­ture vari­ant sys­tem to cycle visu­als for a struc­ture
  • Struc­ture Pick­up
    • Enabled pick­up of the fol­low­ing struc­tures:
      • Ele­va­tor Plat­forms
      • Ele­va­tor Tracks
      • Elec­tric Gen­er­a­tor
      • Grill
      • Indus­tri­al Forge
      • Indus­tri­al Grinder
      • Chem Bench
      • Fab­ri­ca­tor
      • Tek Gen­er­a­tor
      • Tek Repli­ca­tor
      • Tek Trans­mit­ter
    • Dis­abled pick­up of Bee Hives
    • Added Ser­ver­Set­tings ini con­fig option Struc­turePick­upHold­Du­ra­tion to allow unof­fi­cials to con­fig­ure (or dis­able by set­ting to 0) the quick-pick­up hold dura­tion
    • Changed default for quick-pick­up to 0.5 sec­onds (from 1 sec­ond)
  • Struc­ture Addi­tions
    • Added ‘Smooth’ side­wall vari­ants (like the stone foun­da­tion) to the stock square foun­da­tions [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Thatch, Wood]
    • Tri­an­gle foun­da­tions [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]
    • Tri­an­gle ceil­ings [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood, Green­house]
    • Tri­an­gle roofs [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood, Green­house]
    • Large (4x height) walls [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]
    • Flex­i­ble pipes [Stone, Met­al]
    • Flex­i­ble elec­tri­cal cables
    • Stairs (with freely swap­pable ramp vari­ant) [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]
    • Dou­ble door frames [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]
    • Dou­ble doors [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]
    • Tek Ded­i­cat­ed stor­age (Tek struc­ture that allows stor­ing a large amount of a sin­gle resource)
    • Fence sup­ports (allows you to build fences that are lev­el along the top) [Adobe, Met­al, Stone, Tek, Wood]

Kib­ble Rework

  • Cat­e­go­rized Kib­ble
  • Crea­tures pre­fer their cat­e­go­ry of Kib­ble or above
  • Pro­duced
    • Allosaurus — Supe­ri­or
    • Anky­losaurus — Reg­u­lar
    • Archaeopteryx — Sim­ple
    • Argen­tavis — Supe­ri­or
    • Bary­onyx — Reg­u­lar
    • Basilisk — Excep­tion­al
    • Bron­tosaurus — Excep­tion­al
    • Car­bone­mys — Reg­u­lar
    • Carno­taur — Reg­u­lar
    • Compy — Sim­ple
    • Dilophosaur — Basic
    • Dimetrodon — Reg­u­lar
    • Dimor­phodon — Sim­ple
    • Diplodocus — Reg­u­lar
    • Dodo — Basic
    • Feath­erlight — Basic
    • Gal­lim­imus — Sim­ple
    • Gigan­oto­saurus — Excep­tion­al
    • Glow­tail — Basic
    • Hes­per­or­nis — Extra­or­di­nary
    • Ichthy­or­nis — Sim­ple
    • Iguan­odon — Sim­ple
    • Kairuku — Basic
    • Kapro­suchus — Reg­u­lar
    • Ken­trosaurus — Reg­u­lar
    • Lystrosaurus — Basic
    • Man­tis — Supe­ri­or
    • Mega­la­nia — Supe­ri­or
    • Mega­losaurus — Supe­ri­or
    • Micro Rap­tor — Sim­ple
    • Morel­latops — Sim­ple
    • Moschops — Supe­ri­or
    • Ovi­rap­tor — Sim­ple
    • Snow Owl — Supe­ri­or
    • Pachy­cephalosaurus — Sim­ple
    • Pachyrhi­nosaurus — Reg­u­lar
    • Parasaur — Basic
    • Pego­mas­tax — Sim­ple
    • Pelagor­nis — Reg­u­lar
    • Pter­a­n­odon — Sim­ple
    • Pul­mono­scor­pius — Reg­u­lar
    • Quet­zal­coatlus — Excep­tion­al
    • Rap­tor — Sim­ple
    • Rex — Excep­tion­al
    • Rock Drake — Extra­or­di­nary
    • Sar­co­suchus — Reg­u­lar
    • Spin­osaur — Supe­ri­or
    • Stegosaurus — Reg­u­lar
    • Tape­jera — Supe­ri­or
    • Ter­ror Bird — Reg­u­lar
    • Ther­izinosaurus — Excep­tion­al
    • Thorny Drag­on — Reg­u­lar
    • Titan­boa — Supe­ri­or
    • Tricer­atops — Sim­ple
    • Troodon — Reg­u­lar
    • Velonasaur — Reg­u­lar
    • Vul­ture — Basic
    • Wyvern — Extra­or­di­nary
    • Yutyran­nus — Excep­tion­al
  • Pre­ferred
    • Allosaurus — Supe­ri­or
    • Angler Fish — Reg­u­lar
    • Anky­losaurus — Reg­u­lar
    • Ara­neo — Sim­ple
    • Archaeopteryx — Sim­ple
    • Argen­tavis — Supe­ri­or
    • Bary­onyx — Reg­u­lar
    • Basilosaurus — Excep­tion­al
    • Beelze­bu­fo — Reg­u­lar
    • Bron­tosaurus — Excep­tion­al
    • Car­bone­mys — Reg­u­lar
    • Carno­taur — Reg­u­lar
    • Cas­toroides — Supe­ri­or
    • Daeodon — Supe­ri­or
    • Dilophosaur — Basic
    • Dimetrodon — Reg­u­lar
    • Dimor­phodon — Sim­ple
    • Diplo­caulus — Sim­ple
    • Diplodocus — Reg­u­lar
    • Dire­bear — Supe­ri­or
    • Dire­wolf — Supe­ri­or
    • Dodo — Basic
    • Doedi­cu­rus — Reg­u­lar
    • Dun­kleosteus — Supe­ri­or
    • Gal­lim­imus — Sim­ple
    • Gas­bags — Supe­ri­or
    • Giant Bee — Sim­ple
    • Gigan­to­p­ithe­cus — Reg­u­lar
    • Gigan­oto­saurus — Excep­tion­al
    • Grif­fin — Extra­or­di­nary
    • Ichthy­or­nis — Sim­ple
    • Ichthyosaurus — Sim­ple
    • Iguan­odon — Sim­ple
    • Kairuku — Basic
    • Kapro­suchus — Reg­u­lar
    • Karki­nos — Excep­tion­al
    • Ken­trosaurus — Reg­u­lar
    • Lyman­tria — Reg­u­lar
    • Mam­moth — Supe­ri­or
    • Man­a­garmr — Excep­tion­al
    • Mega­la­nia — Extra­or­di­nary
    • Mega­lo­ceros — Sim­ple
    • Mega­lodon — Supe­ri­or
    • Mega­losaurus — Supe­ri­or
    • Megath­eri­um — Supe­ri­or
    • Meso­p­ithi­cus — Basic
    • Morel­latops — Sim­ple
    • Mosasaurus — Excep­tion­al
    • Onyc — Sim­ple
    • Snow Owl — Supe­ri­or
    • Pachy­cephalosaurus — Sim­ple
    • Parac­eratheri­um — Supe­ri­or
    • Parasaur — Basic
    • Pego­mas­tax — Sim­ple
    • Pelagor­nis — Reg­u­lar
    • Phiomia — Basic
    • Ple­siosaurus — Supe­ri­or
    • Pter­a­n­odon — Reg­u­lar
    • Pul­mono­scor­pius — Reg­u­lar
    • Purlovia — Reg­u­lar
    • Quet­zal­coatlus — Excep­tion­al
    • Rap­tor — Sim­ple
    • Rex — Excep­tion­al
    • Rock Ele­men­tal — Extra­or­di­nary
    • Saber­tooth — Reg­u­lar
    • Sar­co­suchus — Reg­u­lar
    • Spin­osaur — Excep­tion­al
    • Stegosaurus — Reg­u­lar
    • Tape­jera — Supe­ri­or
    • Ter­ror Bird — Reg­u­lar
    • Ther­izinosaurus — Excep­tion­al
    • Thorny Drag­on — Reg­u­lar
    • Thy­la­coleo — Extra­or­di­nary
    • Tricer­atops — Sim­ple
    • Velonasaur — Reg­u­lar
    • Wool­ly Rhi­no — Supe­ri­or
    • Yutyran­nus — Extra­or­di­nary

Exploits

  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to water well
  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to Titan down­loads
  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to Velonasaurs
  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to Plat­form Sad­dles

Crash­es

  • Fixed crash relat­ed to shoul­der pets
  • Fixed crash relat­ed to Taxi­dermy    

Man­a­garmr

  • Fixed issue with Man­a­garmr breath caus­ing fly­ers to tele­port
  • Fixed Managarmr’s for­ward dash not trig­ger­ing con­sis­tent­ly when spam­ming it
  • When Man­a­garmr freezes a dino with a rid­er, the rid­er will no longer be dis­mount­ed but rather frozen for 1 sec­ond
  • Char­ac­ter frozen visu­al effect should change more smooth­ly
  • A play­er frozen either stand­ing, crouch­ing, or prone can no longer change that state
  • Dura­tion of frozen for play­er char­ac­ters is now a func­tion of health and armor rat­ing
  • Dura­tion of frozen for play­er char­ac­ters is sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced over­all
  • Cheat spawn­ing a dino should no longer cause you to get stuck on that dino if it dies while being frozen by Man­a­gar­mar Ice breath
  • Reduced Man­a­garmr ice breath dam­age ~25%
  • Added new freeze immune icon

Envi­ron­ments

  • Fixed build­able space out­side of bounds
  • Fixed mul­ti­ple holes and mesh­ing loca­tions
  • Moved Desert Titan play­er spawn point to an area inside the struc­ture pre­ven­tion zone
  • Fixed climbable trees in Extinc­tion

Kairuku

  • Base affin­i­ty increased by 30% now that it has a pre­ferred kib­ble

Ice Wyverns

  • Fixed crea­ture icon being blank

Item Stacks

  • Fixed Con­figOv­er­rideIt­em­Max­Quan­ti­ty issue with Raw­PrimeMeat

Mosasaurus

  • Reduced Mosasaurus speed per lev­el up by 50%     

Man­ta

  • Reduced Man­ta speed per lev­el up by 75%

Gas­bags

  • Set gas­bags to mature at the rate of Wooly Rhi­nos due to sim­i­lar util­i­ty capa­bil­i­ties

Gigan­oto­saurus

  • Increased dam­age required to enrage a giga by 55%

Cor­rupt­ed Heart

  • Fixed item to use cor­rect icon

Mind Wipe

  • Char­ac­ters can be respeced once every 24 hours

UI

  • Improved search fil­ter­ing on inven­to­ry and craft­ing menus

Ele­va­tors

  • Set Prim­i­tive Ele­va­tor Plat­forms and Tracks to be craftable by wood instead of requir­ing fun­gal wood

Additional PS4/Xbox patch notes

Exploits

  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to Tek Swords
  • Fixed exploit relat­ed to Rafts on Cen­ter

Man­a­garmr

  • Fixed man­a­garmr space launch bug 
  • Man­a­garmr ice breath is no longer stopped by Dino Leash
  • Spec­u­la­tive fix for the Man­a­garmr breath client crash
  • Whis­tle Stop and Whis­tle Fol­low will inter­rupt the cur­rent abil­i­ty
  • Ice breath freeze amount is now more sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced by dis­tance
  • Clamped for­ward dash move­ment to hor­i­zon­tal plane

Cry­opods

  • Dis­able fol­low­ing after releas­ing from Cryo
  • Now show gen­der in the tooltip
  • Tribe log dis­plays the name of the cry­o­pod own­er who’s cry­o­pod broke
  • Fix for dino own­er not trans­fer­ring when steal­ing a cry­o­pod with a dino in it

Envi­ron­ments

  • Removed the Ruins of Nos­ti gate
  • Reduced shad­ow cost of some mesh­es

Defend­ers

  • Defend­ers are har­vestable for light robot­ic mate­ri­als

Bear Traps

  • Bear traps are now place­able again!

Tek Dinos

  • Now drop electronics/metal as intend­ed

Move­ment

  • Fixed play­ers get­ting stuck when walk­ing off foun­da­tions in sin­gle play­er

Desert Titan

  • Reduced tamed Desert Titan total hp by 1/3