Community Crunch 224: Anniversary Event, Crystal Isles Launch, New Dino & More!

Greetings Survivors!

June 2020 will mark the 5th anniversary of ARK: Survival Evolved, and what an amazing five years it’s been! We have some special treats planned to commemorate the occasion with our fantastic community!

We’ll be celebrating this momentous milestone with multi-week long revelries which will include a special birthday in-game event, the arrival of a new dinosaur, and the initial rollout of the one-of-a-kind experience of the expansive Official “ISO: Crystal Isles” map!

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Here’s a little teaser of our new real-world dinosaur primed to make its dizzying mark upon the skies on June the 4th across all platforms! Can you guess what it is?

Crystal Isles

Crystal Isles is a stunning, other-worldly map filled with a vibrant display of teeming life scattered amidst its varied landscapes, awe-inspiring floating islands, and breathtaking biomes.

Ever since Crystal Isles launched as a mod in 2016, its fantasy appeal has secured its place as one of the most popular maps within the ARK community and we’re thrilled to bring it to players as a fully supported free DLC.


Crystal Isles will initially launch for PC on June the 4th, with an Xbox and PS4 launch coming later this summer as the team continues to hunker down and iterate on the console version.

We hear you on the Crystal Wyverns and they’ll certainly be making their tameable appearance on the Isles! 😉

Anniversary EventAnd finally, we’ll be donning our party hats and celebrating with a time-honored in-game event commencing on all platforms on June 4, featuring Party Dodos, interactive cakes, new chibis & surprises, and dazzling unicorns frolicking on rainbows. Yes, really!


It’s been an incredible journey over the last 5 years filled with so many unforgettable memories and we can’t wait to celebrate with you once more!

Eggcellent Adventure WinnersThere were so many amazing entries we found it hard to choose just one winner from each category. We’ve decided to award more prizes!

GrandPrize: 100$, plus a copy of the Genesis Season Pass and a special ARK Goodie bag!

ButWhyTho

Congratulations, what an epic creation!

Winners: 100$ prize each!

DodoPandora

Progress Pictures[imgur.com]

AlannahJay101

Mitharen

Congratulations to these winners! And finally…

Runners Up: 50$ prize each

Amitaya1982

Magmamage

Thank you all for the creative entries!

Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off)
Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK? Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer’s Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer’s Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs.

Go grab your copy now!

Evo Event

As mentioned in a previous post we’ve enabled 2x XP, taming, breeding, and harvest. We’ll continue to run these rates for the time being as a gesture towards our community as we all deal with the isolation and stress during these tough times.


We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past five years and couldn’t have done it without your love and support. Thank you! Stay safe and take care!

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