Studio Wildcard has delivered to loyal ARK: Survival Evolved players a massive new update for the game’s Steam version just in time for the holidays. The ever-expanding wondrous world of ARK is transformed today into a sparkling winter wonderland equipped with limited time holiday items, challenges, and environmental details, including Reindeer Costumes and air-dropped presents from Raptor Claus himself! The biggest gift of all is that ARK: Survival Evolved is 40% off its regular price (now $17.99) through at 10 AM PST, Monday, January 4 during Steam’s Winter Holiday sale.
Glistening snow blankets the ARK as the ambient temperatures drop, but Survivors can stay warm by decorating their homes with the new Holiday Lights, Decorative Tree, Wreaths, Wall-Stockings, Snowmen, and Giftable Loot-Containing Presents.
In place of Santa, Raptor Claus will dart across the night sky in his sleigh, air-dropping presents filled with high-end Loot Blueprints (or Coal for naughty Survivors). We suggest following him around to stock up, including on rare dropped ARK Gift Codes! Survivors also can earn Reindeer Costumes, Candy Cane Club Weapons, Santa Hats, and if they collect enough Coal, they might even be able to summon the elusive holiday-themed DodoRex to do their bidding for a limited time!
Also just in time for the New Year, ARK will be hosting one last massive Survival of the Fittest battle to close out 2015, this time for charity! The “ARK: Survival of the Fittest Naughty or Nice” event pits 100 vs. 100 Survivors, including streamers and past Tournament players, in a massive two-team elimination battle the likes of which has never been seen before. The 100 players on the winning Tribe – either Tribe “Naughty” or Tribe “Nice” – will get to divvy up $10,000 to donate to which charity they choose. Tune in to Twitch.tv/SurviveTheArk at 9 am PST (12 pm EST) on December 29 to watch the epic three-hour event and cheer on your favorite Survivors!