ARK: Survival Evolved gets spiked by the Pachycephalosaurus today

ARK: Survival Evolved is adding a new herbivore to its growing landscape, but don't underestimate it. It knows how to use its head.


Now that people have gotten to know ARK: Survival Evolved just a little bit better, Studio Wildcard is ready to add some additional content to the dinosaur survival game. And that content includes a new creature called the Pachycephalosaurus... which is a mouthful, so that's why the developer is just calling it "Pachy."

Pachy is an herbivore, so no need to worry about it eating you. However, it does have a spiked skull, which gives it a potent charge attack. This is not only good against predators and the like, but it's also effective for knocking down walls.

Pachy will be accompanied by some other new patch changes. This includes a Raft to sail across the ocean blue and a new building system that will open the door for mobile Bronto bases.

ARK: Survival Evolved is currently on Steam Early Access. The full patch notes can be found here. For more on Pachy, check out the video below.

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    September 11, 2015 11:01 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, ARK: Survival Evolved gets spiked by the Pachycephalosaurus today

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      September 11, 2015 11:34 AM

      Haha, he looks frickin' awesome

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        September 11, 2015 12:34 PM

        Also they released the buildable Brontosaurus saddle. YOU CAN BUILD STRUCTURES AND PLACE ITEMS ON THE BACK OF A BRONTOSAURUS

        Items include:

        Farm plots
        More turrets
        A house
        A tower
        Maybe a generator and fridge

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          September 11, 2015 1:19 PM

          you should build a mobile compost factory. because you never know where you will need fresh compost!

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            September 11, 2015 3:23 PM

            I'm gonna sell dried poop for resources

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      September 11, 2015 12:26 PM

      That screenshot in the banner looks like a Witcher mod

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      September 11, 2015 6:25 PM


      Check this shit out--platform shows up at about 3:00 or so into the vid.

      Portable crafting stations, turret towers, spawn point, you name it. This game is the fucking BEST, MOTHERFUCKERS

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        September 11, 2015 6:28 PM

        Rafts today as well. Requires alot of materials.

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          September 11, 2015 6:39 PM

          Rafts are pretty cheap actually, aren't they?

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            September 12, 2015 7:07 AM

            250 wood, 75 hide. Hide isn't really cheap unless you want to spend all day chasing dodos.

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      September 11, 2015 6:26 PM

      Requires more OAT

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      September 11, 2015 6:27 PM

      Overload update your server.

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