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ARK: Survival Evolved update 240 introduces new Megapithecus boss battle today

Megapithecus and Lystrosaurus and Arthropluera - oh my!


Studio Wildcard has announced some new content has been added to the PC version of ARK: Survival Evolved that includes three new dinosaurs, a new weapon, and something that may or may not be a giant Yeti.

ARK: Survival Evolved has received three new dinosaurs to its ever-expanding list of jurassic wildlife. The first is the Lystrosaurus, which is a dog-like creature that can be hugged and petted in order to earn a temporary boost in your character’s XP, as long as you’re staying close to it. The second is the Arthropluera a giant centipede that can be mounted and is capable of launching a devastating acid-spit attack which can be directed. The third is the Sabertooth Salmon, or the Oncorhynchus Grexlamia for those in the know. They’re generally a passive fish that swims in large schools for protection, but if you’re able to catch one, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious salmon-steak dinner.

The latest update to ARK: Survival Evolved also introduces a new boss fight against the mighty Megapithecus. The Megapithecus can be found in its snowy-mountain area, although players will most certainly have quite the boss fight to complete as not only is he difficult to take down, it also has an army of monkey minions at its disposal.

With all of these new creatures to hunt, tame, and pet, you’re going to need a new weapon. Today’s update introduces the Primitive Bola, which can be wound up and tossed at players and smaller creatures in order to temporarily trip and ensnare them. The Bola can also be used to knock enemy riders off their mounts and pull down flyers from the sky.

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