ASA: New Creature for Extinction - Dreadnoughtus

For each newly released map on ARK Survival Ascendent (ASA) (with the new Unreal 5.x Engine), an additional creature is chosen by the community. The condition is that the creature fits the theme of the map. The following 10 finalists for the Extinction map are now available for selection.

Voting started today, on September 11, 2023, and you can vote until September 18. The winner will be announced as usual on September 22 in the Community Crunch.

Update 23.09.2023

The winner is the "walking battleship" Dreadnoughtus

ASE: Official servers will be deactivated (end of September)

The end of the official ARK Server Evolved network has been set for September 29, 2023 at 13:00 PST / 16:00 EST. From this point on, the official servers will no longer be available, and new servers (from Nitrado) for the new ARK version called "ARK Survival Ascendent" or ASA will go online in October (provided Wildcard can meet the deadline for the major upgrade, but the official servers will be shut down in any case).

ARK Map: Ice Age

The new map for ARK Survival Evolved "Ice Age" is now making rapid progress and has been released in version 1.3999. - An area of over 75 square kilometers - Impressive redwood forests - Snow-covered jungles and forests - Majestic castles - Over six mysterious caves - Underground regions - Three impressive boss arenas - An ancient temple - Places of civilization - Spacious building areas, ideal for community and tribe constructions Fortunately, the original map developer had to step down at the end of July for health reasons, but a successor has now been found with Project Sumero.

Rare Sightings

Rare dinos are spotted! Hunt and tame them to get special loot and get 150-180 level animals for your breeding.

ASA: New creature for Aberration (UPDATE)

Until Monday, July 24, 2022, you have the opportunity to vote for your favorite creature for the Aberration card. This will then be automatically integrated with the future update of ASA in connection with the DLC card Aberration. From the mentioned date, an official vote will be held among ten creatures that have received the most votes by then.


The Tennessee-based developer Timothy Dwyer launched the innovative modification map "Appalachia" in December through his indie game studio, Kaluga Studios. This map aims to represent the diverse regions of the Appalachians, from the frosty north to the scorching south, in various biomes. In addition, the map material is supposed to offer an extended range of native animals and be less overrun by dinosaurs. With an impressive area of 90,000 square kilometers, the map is considerable and is expected to be 65% complete by July.