'ARK' Update 1.83 Balances Dinos in Extinction on PS4 & Xbox - Patch Notes

ARK: Survival Evolved update 1.83 is going live on PS4 and Xbox One, with a myriad of balance changes for the Dinos and creatures in the recently released Extinction expansion. While there are some buffs and nerfs worth noting, the majority of the changes revolve around fixing bugs with clipping, harvesting or tweaking specific abilities. The full patch notes can be read below, courtesy of Studio Wildcard.

ARK: Survival Evolved 1.83 PS4 & Xbox One Patch Notes

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Titans get a slight rework in the latest update for 'ARK: Survival Evolved.' Studio Wildcard

Managarmr

  • Improved Managarmr's ice breath accuracy
  • Buffed Managarmr stamina regen slightly
  • Managarmr babies can now be trained to behave better
  • Managarmr babies will no longer lose patience 100 percent of the time when following

Velonasaur

  • Velonasaur will no longer hit the area underneath large dinosaurs
  • Velonasaur head whip should no longer harvest bodies
  • Fix issue with spines not always appearing on non authoritative clients
  • Velonasaur head whip no longer shoots through walls
  • Fix Velonasaur spines shooting through shields
  • Velonasaur now grounds flyers a little faster

Corrupt Dinos

  • Corrupted Wyverns will despawn if they get too far from a completed Element Vein or Orbital Supply Drop
  • Fade out corrupt dinos when teleporting
  • Corrupt Dinos will de-prioritize flier targets or targets based on fliers
  • Corrupt Dinos deal more damage to Tek Shields

Titans

  • Titans despawn timer checks only regard players within the arena
  • Potential fix for increasing timer after long cooldown scenarios
  • Remove cooldown in singleplayer
  • Increase starvation time for Titans (~30m to ~ just over an hour)
  • Consuming Kibble will not increase food for Titans

Desert Titan

  • Prevent flocks from being able to hit through buildings/terrain
  • Prevent encumbered players from moving on Desert Titan
  • Flocks will now dismount riders (during the boss fight)

Forest Titan

  • Fix for Forest Titan hitting things thru ground terrain
  • Forest Titan arena wyverns take damage from forest titans
  • Clean up trees after Forest Titan is despawned

Crashes

  • Fix for crash caused by garbage collected replicated properties
  • Fix server crash when running DumpDinoStats cheat as a spectator
  • Fixed server crash related to Forest Titan and damage numbers
  • Fixed crash related to killing an Argent in Primitive Plus

Mek

  • Fix for Mek occasionally consuming one element when not refueling
  • Improved accuracy of sword in all scenarios
  • Prevent the Reequip button from allowing spyglass use while riding the Mek

Structures+ Integration

  • Can pick structures up within 30s of placing
  • Exclusions:
    • Charge Lantern
    • C4
    • Elevator Platforms
    • Elevator Tracks
    • Electric Generator
    • Grill
    • Industrial Forge
    • Industrial Grinder
    • Chem Bench
    • Fabricator
    • Tek Generator
    • Tek Replicator
    • Tek Transmitter

Enforcers

  • Reduce damage taken from corrupted dinos by 60 percent

Connection

  • Reduced disconnects

Localization

  • Updated loc strings from CrowdIn
  • Fixed bug that breaks Cryopod, Managarmer, etc. outside of English

Rock Drake:

  • Resurrect Tek Rockdrake saddle

CryoPod

  • Report cryo freezing to tribe log

Snow Owl

  • Owl is now much better at actually hitting things with their melee attacks

Gasbags

  • Gasbags is now much better at actually hitting things with their melee attacks
  • Allow the rider to fish from Gasbags

Element Vein

  • Fixed replication issue with secondary element vein colors

Orbital Supply Drops

  • Crate shields take damage from Projectiles/other damage sources again

Delivery Crate

  • Engrams no longer count towards delivery crate weight

Maps

  • Non-crater forest Redwoods will no longer take damage and fall

Gacha

  • Fix for Gacha sadness not resetting in SP
  • Fix for dummy items getting left in Gacha inventory

Robots

  • Set Gnashed attack to not affect robots (allo bleed attack)

Extinction

  • Disable flyers in Forest Titan artifact cave

While many of these fixes appeared on PC in the weeks following Extinction's release last month, this is the first time the expansion has been balanced for PS4 and Xbox One. There's nothing too earth-shattering to discuss, but it's nice to see creatures like the Managarmr, Snow Owl and Gasbags getting equal attention in a slight rework. Because it adjusts stats for creatures on all ends of the spectrum, ARK update 1.83 offers changes both novices and experts can enjoy. Beyond refining a few abilities, though, the vast majority of fixes found here are solutions for minor frustrations.

It's also worth noting that today's update for ARK: Survival Evolved is the game's first major content tweak since Studio Wildcard announced its next game, ATLAS. The pirate-themed MMO enters Steam early access Dec. 19, and will reportedly have no impact on ARK's future. Update 1.83 may be ARK's last big patch for a little while, but the team promises that more content is planned beyond Extinction.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, Mac and Linux. Update 1.83 is exclusive to PS4 and Xbox One.

What are your thoughts on ARK's latest update? Does Extinction feel better after this patch? Tell us in the comments section!