Ark: Survival Evolved Extinction Expansion Is Available on PC Today, plus Free to Play Week

Ark: survival evolved culminates in “extinction” as expansion pack launches worldwide today on steam

Studio Wildcard has today announced that its new third expansion pack ARK: Survival Evolved will go live today over on Steam. Extinction continues Ark’s story by pitting humanity against giant mega-dinosaur creatures called Titans but this time in an entirely new map. In the expansion pack, you will be spoiled for choices as you visit a ravaged world where element-corrupted creatures roam, or you could try your hand at taming exotic creatures.

If the expansion pack didn’t whet your appetite enough, then maybe a free week on Steam might? ARK: Survival Evolved will be available to play for free right now until Sunday, Nov 11th. Also, there are some pretty big discounts too, as you can buy the game at a price of $20 / £18 / €22 until November 13.

ARK: Extinction Key Features

  • With new mutated creatures to tame, players will have to rely on Extinction’s latest additions and use them in battle in order to stay alive and reap the rewards.
  • As a veteran survivor who has conquered all previous obstacles, the ultimate challenge awaits: take on and TAME the massive roaming Titans, dungeon-dwelling bosses that are powerful enough to make even the mightiest T-Rex whimper! Gather your friends, all of your dinos, and your entire arsenal of weapons if you want to survive and complete the ARK cycle to save Earth’s future.
  • Launch through the air and leap great distances with air-inhaling Gasbags, freeze your enemies into icy statues with the majestic flying Snow Owl, unleash a barrage of spiny projectiles with the Velonasaur, and discover many more fantastic new creatures among the ruins of Earth!
  • Store creatures in your inventory with Cryopods, capture them into small cubes then pop them out from your inventory unexpectedly at enemies, send your items back to home base using the new aerial item balloons, cross giant chasms with the extendable Tek Bridge, along with an arsenal of all-new items and weapons to aid your survival.
  • Venture into the harsh Wasteland to intercept Orbital Supply Drops, filled with gear and resources – but watch out! Element-corrupted dinosaurs will try to stop you in this team-based defense challenge.
  • The all-new map has a long-abandoned Metropolis to explore, humanity’s last bastion, now overgrown and decayed but still under surveillance by a protective force of Scouts and Enforcers.
  • Proto-ARKs, prototype areas built as early simulations of the three predominant ecosystems: the Crater Forest, the Desert, and the Tundra.
  • Build and pilot advanced Meks loaded with customizable weaponry to take on the toughest enemies, including the gigantic End Boss guarding the ultimate secret of the ARK!

Studio Wildcard and Abstraction Games also revealed lately that Ark: Survival Evolved will be making a debut onto the Nintendo Switch on November 30 with a $49.99 price tag at launch.

ARK: Extinction is available today on Steam as a standalone expansion pack at a price of $19.99 and as part of the ARK: Explorer’s Edition.

Check out the ARK: Extinction Expansion Pack launch trailer below-


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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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