'ARK' Update 2.04 Adds Fear Evolved 3 on PS4 & Xbox - Patch Notes

ARK: Survival Evolved update 2.04 has arrived, bringing the Fear Evolved 3 event to PC, Xbox and PS4 platforms through November 5. During that time, players will be able to tame special event creatures and collect new and existing cosmetics related to the established Fear Evolved event series. Here are the patch notes and known additions courtesy of a Studio Wildcard blog post.

ARK Update 2.04 Patch Notes

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'ARK: Survival Evolved' update 2.04 brings Fear Evolved 3 to to the game. Collect special spooky cosmetics and tame some scary Dinos. 'ARK: Survival Evolved' is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch. Studio Wildcard

ARK Update 2.04 Patch Notes

Fear Evolved 3

  • Rules
    • 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
    • 2X Player XP
    • 2X Harvesting
    • Blood-moon, DodoWyvern and DodoRex return. Find Tombstones to gather skins.
  • Wild Creature Event Colors
    • Dino Light Orange
    • Dino Light Red
    • Dino Dark Orange
    • Dino Dark Red
    • DragonBase0
    • DragonBase1
    • Dino Dark Purple
    • Dino Light Brown
    • Dino Dark Brown
    • Dino Light Green
    • Dino Light Grey
    • Dino Darker Grey
    • Dino Light Blue
    • Dino Dark Yellow
    • DragonFire
    • NearBlack
  • New Event Items
    • Jack O'Lantern Mask
    • Hockey Mask
    • Headless Neck stump
    • Halloween-inspired Dino Colorization Candy
    • Panic Emote
    • Spooky Dance Emote
    • Zombie Emote
  • Prior Event Creatures
    • DodoRex
    • Zomdodo
    • Dodo Wyvern
    • Skeletal Giganotosaurus
    • Skeletal Quetzal
    • Skeletal Jerboa
    • Bone Fire Wyvern
    • Zombie Fire Wyvern
    • Zombie Lightning Wyvern
    • Zombie Poison Wyvern
    • Skeletal Bronto
    • Skeletal Stego
    • Skeletal Trike
    • Skeletal Raptor
    • Skeletal Rex
    • Skeletal Carnotaurus
  • Prior Event Items
    • Pumpkin
    • Stolen Headstone
    • Scarecrow
  • Prior Event Skins
    • DodoWyvern Mask Skin
    • Clown Mask Skin
    • Vampire Eyes Skin
    • Werewolf Mask Skin
    • Giganotosaurus Bone Costume
    • Jerboa Bone Costume
    • Quetzalcoatlus Bone Costume
    • Wyvern Bone Costume
    • DodoRex Mask Skin
    • Carno Bone Costume
    • Rex Bone Costume
    • Raptor Bone Costume
    • Bronto Bone Costume
    • Trike Bone Costume
    • Stego Bone Costume
    • Witch Hat Skin
    • Dino Witch Hat Skin

It's been three years since the last ARK Fear Evolved event took over the Island and the Center, which means 2019's festivities have the benefit of exploiting previously unused maps and a whole new collection of creatures that have since been added to the game. Development of said expansions has been the root cause of scrapped Fear Evolved events in past years, but, despite ongoing work on Genesis, Wildcard has finally rekindled its spooky spirit. Throughout 2019 the developers promised a recommitment to limited-time offerings, and this might be the biggest one yet.

The start of Fear Evolved 3 arrives just a few weeks after the debut of the Extinction Chronicles teaser content. For those who missed that info dump, a small collection of Explorer Notes have been added to the game that offer a sneak peek at the lore behind Genesis. Collect all of them, and you'll gain access to special Corrupted Avatar Armor.

ARK: Survival Evolved is available now on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch. Fear Evolved 3 is only live on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

What do you think of Fear Evolved 3 based on these patch notes? Is there enough here to bring you back to the game? Tell us in the comments section!