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Happy Holidays from Studio Wildcard! Today multiple gifts are delivered to the Survivors of ARK: Survival Ascended with the Winter Wonderland event commencing, the Survival of the Fittest beta launching, and 600+ official mods now available – all across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Spotlight trailer featuring the new Survival of the Fittest game mode, Winter Wonderland event, and the latest weekly cross-platform user-created Mods is HERE

Survival of the Fittest
ARK: Survival of the Fittest (SOTF) mod is now available for crossplay on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation! Re-evolved from the ground up with redesigned mechanics, SOTF is a dinosaur battle royale pitting up to 60 combatants against each other in a fast-paced, action-packed struggle for survival, where players are ultimately pushed into an epic final showdown leading their creature armies into battle. 

Winter Wonderland Event
Deck the halls with boughs of holly! This epic winter-themed holiday event begins today with new presents and goodies and will last until January 7, 2024 on all official ASA servers.

Every midnight Raptor Claus will sail across the star-filled night sky in his sleigh, dropping off presents filled with high-end loot, Mistletoe, and Coal for those naughty Survivors, which can be used to craft festive cosmetics. Not to be outdone by Raptor Claus, new friends will also drop Coal and Mistletoe, including Santa’s Big Helper Yeti, Abominable Snowman, Pegomastax Grouch (which steals gift boxes in return for rewards), and Wild Rideable Reindeer (feed them Rockarrot and ride them to earn more loot).

Don’t miss out on the new Winter Wonderland Event Chibis Raptor Claus and Hyaenadeer and three new Event Cosmetics: Krampus Player Character Skin, Santa’s Workshop Smithy Structure Skin, and a Festive Forge Skin.

Winter Wonderland Event Rates
PVP/PVE: 1.5x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 1.5x Breeding
Small Tribes: 4x Harvesting, Taming, and Experience + 3.5x Breeding
ARKpocalypse: 4.5x Harvesting, Taming and Experience + 4.5x Breeding

More Console Mods
For the first time ever, ARK mods crafted on PC will run on consoles versions of ASA, with 600+ mods now available for cross-platform play, and many more added every day. New cross-platform Mods are spotlighted weekly, this week including Goblins and Trolls, Human NPC’s, and Powerful “Ascended” Dinosaurs. Everything from new weapons, armor, and creatures to fully-fledged game modes and high-quality maps are now easily available to both PC and console players through a dedicated Mod-browser found directly within the game. To view all the mods available visit the official home of ARK: Survival Ascendedmods on the CurseForge page.

ARK: Survival Ascended is now available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S Windows PC and Steam for $44.99. The definitive survival experience returns better than ever featuring Unreal Engine 5 graphics, pc/console cross-play and official mods for console! Create a Survivor, form a tribe, and the tame, train, breed & ride dinosaurs within a living ecosystem. Monitor your food, water, temperature, and weather patterns. Slowly expand outwards, then start to harvest, build structures, farm crops, customize each visual design, and proceed to explore to uncover the true nature of The Island and the worlds beyond. 

For the latest updates, join the ARK Survivor’s conversation on Discord, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, visit our website and watch us tame ‘n train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.

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