Since September 12th, the links on websites (https://deutsche-arkserver.de/, https://www.battlemetrics.com/) or even on the desktop no longer work and generate the error message: "Failure: Unable to connect to server, app id specified by server is invalid". The links are all structured as steam://connect/<server-ip>:query-port>.
As expected, the official servers were deactivated by Wildcard last night and will then go live again for the upcoming new version ARK Survival Ascendent (ASA) at the end of October.
Message from Wildcard on Community Crunch 381:
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).
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.
Tennessee-based developer Timothy Dwyer launched the novel modification map "Appalachia" in December through his "Indi game studio" Kaluga Studios. This map strives to depict the diverse regions of Appalachia, from the frosty north to the scorching south, in diverse biotopes. In addition, the map is intended to offer an expanded range of native wildlife and be less swamped by dinosaurs. Covering an impressive 90,000 square kilometers, the map is substantial and is expected to be up to 65% complete by July.