'ARK Survival Evolved' PC Dino TLC Update 2 Released - Patch Notes

ARK: Survival Evolved just got a huge update on PC, which offers significant changes to the game's most beloved Dinos. From Trikes to Raptors, here's a recap of all the tweaks found in the latest patch notes.

Dino TLC - The Argentavis

ARK Argentavis
The Argentavis gets a health regen buff when consuming corpses. Studio Wildcard

Receives a model update, animation update, texture update and some new abilities:

  • Can carry two creatures
  • C - grabs/releases creatures with beak
  • Right Click - grabs/releases creatures with claws
  • Health regen buff from consuming corpses
  • Saddle acts as a mobile crafting station

Dino TLC - The Parasaur

ARK Parasaur
The Parasaur’s new alarm mode makes it a great guard dog. Studio Wildcard

Receives a sound tweak and some new abilities:

Alarm mode

  • Can be put in turret mode and check for nearby threats
  • Notifies you audibly and visually when threats are present
  • Scare small creatures
  • C when ridden - scares away small/mid creatures
  • Toggle for alarm mode to have it automatically do it

Scan

  • Can trigger a scan (right click) when ridden
  • Scans for nearby threats
  • Notifies you visually when threats are present

Dino TLC - The Raptor

ARK Raptor
This is the Raptor’s new pounce ability in action. Studio Wildcard

Receives a model update, animation update, texture update and some new abilities

Pounce

  • Press C to pounce on a target
  • Pins small targets to ground for short period
  • Press C to attack repeatedly

Pack Buff

  • Increases damage resistance
  • Increases movement speed
  • Increases attack speed
  • Lasts 45 seconds

Dino TLC - The Sarcosuchus

ARK Sarco
The Sarco gets a bunch of new attacks in today’s Dino TLC update. Studio Wildcard

Receives a model update, animation update, texture update and some new abilities:

  • Idles with mouth open now
  • Death roll: Grabs its target and rolls dealing damage and disabling them
  • Lunge: Can lunge towards a target in front of it
  • 180 Attack: Can spin in place to attack foes behind it
  • Walkable: Allows friendly humans to walk on and stand on its back. Useful in water, you can move them to surface and use as a raft.
  • Swimming Depth: Maintains depth and can lurk just below the surface
  • Piranhas Flee: Piranhas flee when they encounter one and any nearby ally Sarcos

Dino TLC - The Spinosaur

ARK Spinosaur
The Spinosaur can walk on its two hind legs. Studio Wildcard

Receives a model update, animation update, texture update and some new abilities. Prefers Prime Fish for taming.

Water Buff

  • Given when in water
  • Bonus movement speed
  • Bonus turning radius
  • Bonus attack damage
  • Bonus healing
  • Persists for short period after leaving water

Added Biped/Quadruped toggle C

  • Biped: Stronger attacks, can turn in place
  • Quadruped: Faster movement speed

Dino TLC - The Triceratops

Receives a model update, animation update, texture update and some new abilities

Ram

  • Charge up for short period
  • Longer it's charged the faster it goes
  • Stuns target when hit
  • Knocks the small Dinos away while charging

Rivalry Buff

  • Buffed when near large carnivores
  • Increases damage output
  • Decreases damage taken
  • Increases health by 10 percent

MISC Fixes
Ragnarok

  • Streaming bounds fix to help with memory
  • Fixed multiple holes, bugged beacons, and floating foliage
  • Better lighting around LL dungeon

Hole Fixes for:

  • Aberration
  • The Center
  • The Island

The adjustments made in the second Dino TLC update directly mirror those discussed in past editions of Community Crunch. Unlike the first wave of Dino TLC, this one doesn't focus much on Dino balancing outside the six creatures listed above.

That being said, Studio Wildcard has announced that plenty of bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements will be coming to the ARK universe in the weeks ahead. As opposed to the developer's traditional scattershot update policy, Wildcard will now publish a weekly round of tweaks every Tuesday or Wednesday, so there's plenty of room for even more overhauls like this in the future.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, OS X and Linux. The console versions of the second Dino TLC update are currently targeted for a mid-April release.

What are your thoughts on ARK's second Dino TLC update? Has complete Dino balance finally been achieved? Tell us in the comments section!

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