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Ark Survival Evolved update adds Direbears and First Boss Arena

A new update for the Steam version of Ark Survival Evolved sees a host of new additions including the first boss arena ” the Broodmother” where players get to battle with the dangerous Broodmother in her webbed underground lair. Players will also get to encounter the Direbear and Manta both deadly foes to encounter. It’s clear that Studio Wildcard really care about the progress of Ark, with exciting updates a regular occurrence for the developers.

Two new structures have also been added: the chemistry table and Primitive cannon. Below is the official information regarding the new additions.

Arctodus Dirus: Found primarily among the Island’s mountain and tundra regions, Arctodus Dirus is an imposing creature. Commonly known as a Direbear, it is both enormous in size and territorial by nature. It ignores most non-hostile creatures while going about its daily routine of scavenging for meat and edible plant life. That is until intruders enter the territory it considers its own at which point it viciously attacks. Most often it is smartest to just run from an angry Direbear. Once tamed the Direbear is a strong and reliable mount.

Manta Mobula: Known simply as Manta, this water creature appears to be a saltwater ray, but it has developed the ability to also swim into the Island’s rivers and shallows, as well as through the open ocean. Normally docile, the Manta Mobula is a carnivore only in that it consumes plankton. While not the fastest swimmer around the island Manta Mobula is among the deadliest of small ocean mounts and can be ridden bare-back. Tribes who value striking power over speed often keep large schools of Manta to ride. Its capability to briefly leap out of water provides it a showy tactic for avoiding combat as well. Fortunately Manta Mobula is usually not aggressive, unless encroached.

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Dan has been gaming for nearly 30 years and has survived everything from Nuclear Fallouts to Zombie Outbreaks but his main love is Survival Horror and don't we all know it. Favourite games include Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto, he can be regularly found cruising the streets of Vice City listening to the classics.

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